Tag Archives: Projects

PMO Genius: Top 10 Ways To Deliver Influential Presentations


If you run a PMO, you need to know more than just project management. You need to be able to influence the top decision makers in your organization, and drive change. Some of this influencing is informal, and achieve in … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Quantifying The Benefits of Happiness – A Focus On SECRETARIES (PART 2)


In our last blog we looked at how secretaries evolved into administrative assistants. This transition was driven by changes in technology (word processing, email,  voice mail, etc.) and changes in the labor market (women with college degrees didn’t want to … Continue reading

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4th Sigma: Decompose Now And Projects Won’t Go Bad Later!


Long time readers of this Blog are familiar with my “4th Sigma” series on building simpler, easy to implement process improvement. I’ve argued against training for (and using) all of the tools that Six Sigma offers. It’s not that the … Continue reading

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PMO Genius: Increasing The Maturity Of Your PMO


PMO projects fail. A lot. Why? Basically, it comes down to someone not delivering what they said they would. That individual may not think I was his fault. He might have recommend a firm to provide a product or service, … 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: How To Manage Like Gordon Ramsay In 10 Steps, Part II


Today we continue with our Foodie guide to project management. In our last blog we looked at the work of media star Gordon Ramsay. Today he’s a foul mouthed, ill-tempered egomaniac… but that’s mostly for the ratings. 10 years ago … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: How To Manage Like Gordon Ramsay In 10 Steps, Part I


I’m a foodie. Food fascinates me, in many different ways. It’s not just eating food, it’s discovering new types of foods, learning about the history of different dishes and of course, finding new restaurants. It’s hard to be part of … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Five Steps Turn Your PMO Into An Innovation Center!


I often quote TED talks in my Blogs, and today is no exception. Steve Johnson gives a great talk about where great ideas come from.  Johnson links the explosion of ideas that defines modern culture to the creation of the … 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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Genius PMO: Tracking A Project’s Financial Benefit Is Pure Genius


At the Wednesday (11/30) meeting of the  NYC chapter of the Project Management Institute, Marc Resch gave a compelling presentation on the importance of cash flow models.  In a very short time, Mr. Resch covered a lot of important territory. … Continue reading

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