Sun, 15 Dec 2019 11:22:54 GMT All Things PMO https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/273570/All-Things-PMO Discussions about what makes PMOs valuable to the business. What we have here is a failure to communicate! https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6577/What-we-have-here-is-a-failure-to-communicate- Thu, 25 Apr 2013 13:39:43 GMT During a recent poll of "What is the main reason that projects fail?", poor communication seems to be a leading culprit. But what is good communication, and what techniques and tricks can the PM employ to help ensure it? I spent many years in the technical and business communication busine... Evolution of Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6485/Evolution-of-Project-Management Mon, 01 Apr 2013 15:39:50 GMT I have been involved in some rather heated discussion on another site regarding Mr. Langley's proposed New PM Triangle and the need for our profession to be more business focused. Mr. Langely is not the first one to advocate change in the way we need to approach project management. In his bo... The New PM Triangle and the Value of Project Management https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6449/The-New-PM-Triangle-and-the-Value-of-Project-Management Fri, 22 Mar 2013 14:33:49 GMT Mark Langley, CEO of PMI has proposed a new project management triangle. Instead of the points Scope, Time, and Cost, the points of the triangle should be Business Acumen, Leadership, and Technical Project Management (the old PM Triangle). Here is a quote from Mr. Langley: "If we only... What is Value? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6437/What-is-Value- Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:29:50 GMT I am doing research for a book. I have been talking with various executives about value and what value they expect from a PMO. A common theme is "soft value" is of no value to me. What I am hearing is that executives are rejecting or severely discounting soft value claims like projected la... What is the purpose of a PMO? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6328/What-is-the-purpose-of-a-PMO- Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:16:32 GMT For the past three years, I have had the privilege of speaking with groups around the country about PMOs, the challenges many of the PMOs and their staff face, as well as how business leaders view their PMOs. Repeatedly, some version of the same set of challenges and perceptions will surface. Common... Is the PMO a revenue generating department? https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/6208/Is-the-PMO-a-revenue-generating-department- Tue, 08 Jan 2013 18:21:45 GMT I recently had a discussion with a colleague during which I expressed my belief that PMOs should be operated just like any other department in an organization. I was promptly informed that PMOs are different, special, and can't be operated like a business department. PMOs are not revenue generat... Leadership https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/5833/Leadership- Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:39:31 GMT I just read a post on LinkedIn titled "What Leadership Was And What It Has Become" refering to an article of the same title on leadertoday.org. Although it has some good points, it espouses that business today is too complicated for one person to be a leader and advocates that the future w... Book Review - Mastering the Leadership Role in Project Management: Practices that Deliver Remarkable Results https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/5820/Book-Review---Mastering-the-Leadership-Role-in-Project-Management--Practices-that-Deliver-Remarkable-Results Tue, 28 Aug 2012 14:18:18 GMT (FT Press Operations Management)  Pearson Education (USA). Laufer, Alexander (2012-04-23). In this book, the author presents eight projects that demonstrate the criticality of leadership to project success. Each project manager with inputs from project team members, describes the challenges... PMOs are part of the business https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/5784/PMOs-are-part-of-the-business Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:03:50 GMT Why do so many organizations see PMOs as somehow different than Marketing, Finance, HR, Engineering or Production?  Are they not ALL part of the business? Do we see Marketing or Engineering departments functioning as somehow not part of the business? In way too many organizations, a wall exists... It's All About the Business https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/5535/It-s-All-About-the-Business Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:17:55 GMT I have been watching a long thread on another site. A question was asked, “What are the top areas a PMO can add value?” I have been both amazed and disheartened at the myriad of answers to this question. So many of the answers concentrated on the technical workings of a PMO – do th...