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The Republican Party: Three Problems In 2013


The Republican party has a big problem, a really big problem. The 2012 Presidential elections dealt the Republicans a crushing blow. The loss in the popular vote was greater than expected, but the loss in the electoral college was devastating. … Continue reading

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A Game Of Money Laundering, Part 1


Wherever  illegal money exists, there is a need to “launder” that money so that it can be used in the legitimate economy. In the earlier part of the 20th century, most “money laundering” schemes came from criminal activities. American and … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Increase Happiness AND Productivity… Look At Secretaries (PART 1)


Secretaries… do you still use that term? Years ago, when “secretary” became synonymous with, “We’re paying you less because you’re  a woman”, the title became an insult. Corporations changed the title to “administrative assistant,” but not much else changed. This … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: 8 People Projects For 2012!


Will 2012 be the year of people projects? Over the past few years, changes in the economy have driven changes in business models. However, this has largely been a reactive change, without a clear plan for changing staffing in the … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Let’s Kill Email! Lessons From A Leading Technology Firm…


In case you haven’t heard the big news yet, Atos (a multi-Billion dollar IT firm) announced that it plans the global elimination of email from all of its offices. Now that’s a big, bold move! A move that is going … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Five Steps to An Honest Project Team!


Every profession has unspoken agreements and dark little secrets. In the world of project management and PMO’s our objective is to make projects more “transparent” and measurable, so that projects can be more successful. You might say that one of … Continue reading

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Building Your PMO: The Alpha & Omega of Project Management – Part II


In our last blog we talked about the two most important project phases for a new Project Management Office (PMO) to focus on, the beginning and end. The last blog spoke about the “Alpha,” the start of a project, and … Continue reading

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Building A PMO: Alpha & Omega of Project Management – Part I


Once you are given a mandate to build a Project Management Office (PMO), you will have taken the first of many steps to build this corporate function. But you won’t have years to develop your model, assemble a team of … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: Napoleon’s Rabbits & Identifying Best Practices


Don’t you hate it when an overblown public debate is started by the questionable use of a single phrase or word (probably half of the debates in Washington these days)? However, there are times when just one-word  matters. In, “The … Continue reading

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How To Talk To Your Outsourcer


Outsourcing is a committed relationship. You have to work closely with the account manager at your outsourcer. Like every other committed relationship, you need to communicate with your partner. However, also like every other committed relationship, quality communication is very … Continue reading

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