Tue, 26 Jan 2021 15:38:40 GMT PMO Bytes https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/262453/PMO-Bytes The world of project management through the monocles of culture, design, business, technology, politics, social, education, philosophy and music. Dog and Pony Show https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6690/Dog-and-Pony-Show Tue, 04 Jun 2013 07:44:56 GMT I know most of you will loath at the thought of ‘selling’ PMO. Perhaps, a couple of you would even feel disgusted just by hearing the word ‘selling’. “Yuck! It makes me feel like a filthy little pimp,” as some would say. No doubt on that. No one will blame you... Risky Business of Einstein https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6647/Risky-Business-of-Einstein Tue, 14 May 2013 20:15:08 GMT Most of us are familiar with the conventional risk management methods and models. The often cited risk identification, risk analysis, risk assessment, risk score, risk matrix and the quirky name of FMEA, all sounds so close to home. We have tinkered and struggled with them in our projects. What is n... Hello Heisenberg! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6619/Hello-Heisenberg- Sun, 05 May 2013 05:06:51 GMT I devoured over the beautiful works in quantum theory a few years back while I was rummaging through the mystical land of quantum mechanics. I bumped into Schrödinger’s cat along the way before I caught up with a precarious bloke by the name Heisenberg. The idea of an impossible dead... Be A Good Patient https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6598/Be-A-Good-Patient Tue, 30 Apr 2013 10:39:28 GMT Many years ago, while I was still a project manager, my PMO Head invited an external consultant to take an inquisitive look into our internal ways of working within the PMO team. The main objective of the exercise was to identify existing problems and propose recommended areas for improvement. The c... The Missing Piece https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6562/The-Missing-Piece Sun, 21 Apr 2013 10:03:40 GMT We are all familiar with the well-known ‘As-Is’ and ‘To-Be’ model. Whenever we talk about change in an organization, we will first assess the ‘As-Is’ situation and compare it with the ‘To-Be’ state that we desire to become in order to define the gap ne... On Attitude & Aptitude https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6482/On-Attitude---Aptitude Sun, 31 Mar 2013 05:14:25 GMT CIO: “It seems like we’re all set in the right direction. Things look really great.” IT Manager: “It’s awesome! We’ve never been in such a good shape before.” Product Manager: “This is going to be the next killer app.” Business Analys... Ship of Fools https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6440/Ship-of-Fools Tue, 19 Mar 2013 19:06:46 GMT The world is full of fools. You can find them in every nook and cranny of the streets. “The fool doth think he is wise, but the wise man knows himself to be a fool,” wrote Shakespeare in his famous play “As You Like It”. Well, this literally means that, once in a whi... Pay Attention! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6310/Pay-Attention- Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:29:58 GMT I hardly write follow-up post for my articles. However, a recent article “To Kill A Woodpecker” has generated some interesting comments that prompted me to explore further into the topic of ‘Attention’. Specifically, a comment from Manik Sanadi, Head – Projects PAM ACG ... To Kill a Woodpecker https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6181/To-Kill-a-Woodpecker Mon, 24 Dec 2012 05:51:24 GMT I attended a talk conducted by an IT leader recently. He is a funny guy. I would describe him as a witty old veteran with a bagful of stories up his sleeve. Hearing him speak was like enjoying a folktale told by an old wise man in the corner of an old Irish pub. He basically treated the audience wit... Stop Being Humpty Dumpty https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6116/Stop-Being-Humpty-Dumpty Tue, 20 Nov 2012 19:35:52 GMT There is an interesting duologue between Humpty Dumpty and Alice in Lewis Carroll’s “Through the Looking-Glass” that goes something like this. “I don't know what you mean by ‘glory,’ ” Alice said. Humpty Dumpty smiled contemptuously. &ldqu...