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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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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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Genius PMO: Plan Projects for the New Post Office


One of the big changes we can expect in 2012 is the restructuring of the US Post Office. The post office is one of those things that you expect to always be there. You drop off a letter in the mail … 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: 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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Genius PMO: Make Every Project Manager A Genius (Part II)


In our last blog we talked about developing genius solutions to problems, by using the TRIZ method.  TRIZ is an acronym in Russian. In English, it translates into Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. This was developed by a Russian engineer, … Continue reading

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Genius PMO: Make Every Project Manager A Genius (Part I)


If your Project Management Office (PMO) was staffed only by geniuses, you might get more work done. In the real world, we work with a staff that has limitations… limits on what they know, how much they can figure out … 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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10 Steps To Design A Project Management Office!


Every PMO Director has a different view on how to start up a new PMO. Most Directors will agree on the plan at 50,000 feet, but  each will have different ideas about the importance of each element and where it … Continue reading

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