Mon, 22 Jul 2019 12:29:53 GMT The 'Pivot' Theory to Practice https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blogs/515568/The-Pivot-Theory-to-Practice- There is thought leadership-and then there is practice. Sometimes the chasm between theory and application can seem hard to cross. This blog will address that "gap" between what A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) and other theory-based literature postulates-and the framework needed to make it work for project teams in organizations today. Leading Between the Poles--Tenets of Temperance https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/52493/Leading-Between-the-Poles--Tenets-of-Temperance Tue, 19 Mar 2019 11:54:41 GMT As we all know, leadership is one of the key areas of PDUs in the PM talent triangle (PMI, 2019).  We all are called to lead in our role as PM's, and we all lead in different ways.  It seems that the world today is polarized in many ways.  There are methodologies that seemingly ke... Business Analysis/Project Management Seams https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/51723/Business-Analysis-Project-Management-Seams Tue, 19 Feb 2019 17:20:19 GMT I'm managing an interesting project.  It is a new business line that we are bringing up out of the ground.  Therefore there are some predictive elements (i.e. construction, development, testing, fielding of systems), and there are some iterative elements (mobile development, enterprise... Out of Scope, In demand https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50977/Out-of-Scope--In-demand Fri, 25 Jan 2019 12:41:13 GMT In 2002 during my first year of service as an Air Force officer, I invested $100/month in the GI bill.  That $1,200 investment has paid big dividends in my life.  Ultimately, it funded my living expenses and 100% tuition of my Doctoral Degree as a Doctor of Business Administration (Project... The Drive In https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50772/The-Drive-In Fri, 18 Jan 2019 13:00:33 GMT I have to laugh at myself sometimes.  Not only does it help me not take the world too seriously, but it lets me reflect on what is important to me.  It seems I can't get concepts such as efficient execution and quality out of my head.  These concepts are permeating into everything... Hello? Communicate for Project Success https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50639/Hello---Communicate-for-Project-Success Tue, 15 Jan 2019 12:46:09 GMT Communicating between teams, stakeholders and individuals is vital for project success.  This is especially true when requirements are constantly emerging and shifting in the agile and hybrid project environments in which we find ourselves today (Mastrogiacomo, Missonier & Bonazzi, 2014).&n... About those Risks and Opportunities... https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50423/About-those-Risks-and-Opportunities--- Mon, 07 Jan 2019 14:52:36 GMT How many of us have been in PMO meetings where the topic of risk is discussed, and there is an uncomfortable pause in the room?  I believe that this pause is because we all are relatively adept at identifying risk, but after that identification we are uncertain of how to handle it.  Someti... The Initial Pivot https://www.ProjectManagement.com/blog-post/50359/The-Initial-Pivot Fri, 04 Jan 2019 19:54:45 GMT I play chess with my kids.  They are 8 and 9 years old, and then they play with each other.  I like to think that they take the concepts that I teach and then practice them on their own.  One of the concepts I review with them is the "pivot".  This is a two-fold conc...