THE SQUAD REPORT

The PMO Leader Conundrum joe pusz leadership pmo pmo joe project management Sep 17, 2021

When we think about the PMO Leader we often focus only on the PMO and often ignore the Leadership.  The PMO is surely important as a function.  It has a significant place in the organization and when run well it should help to drive organizations forward.  How often though are they...

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Becoming More Agile from an Army Medics Perspective agile manny reyna veterans Sep 07, 2021
 
Today, with the rapid pace in the world of business some may find it downright difficult to keep track of all the latest trends, methods, and buzzwords. It can be overwhelming and sometimes challenging to admit to your peers that you’re unaware and out of the loop on the latest...
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Are you swatting flies with a hammer? joe pusz pmo project management Jul 08, 2021
 
I'm a big fan of baseball.  I enjoy watching kids, college teams and of course the professionals.  I played up into college and had dreams of one day becoming a professional in MLB but that didn't happen so now I'm PMO Joe!  

As PMO Joe I find myself relating non-PM...

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One Veteran's Journey jerome macdonald May 04, 2021
I suppose it is fitting that my first blog would come at my transition point from active duty military service into the civilian world. This past year has had so many “firsts” that I have lost count. For so long I did not even consider what I wanted to be when I grew up; that is...
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Internalizing and Purpose jerome macdonald Mar 02, 2021
I was working out to some 80’s rock this morning and realized I was nearing the end of my first month of retirement from the Army. Then I realized I was still conducting PT (physical Training) even though so many veterans had told me I was going to get fat and fall apart after retiring. I...
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PMO Trends in 2021 a Collection from the Industry joe pusz leadership pmo joe project management Feb 04, 2021

 

Each year we see predictions or trends to observe in the coming year. This is popular in most, if not all, industries. We even see this in professional sports and entertainment. Our Project Management and PMO industry is no different and in this post I'll share some crystal...
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High Voltage Project Management pm pmo joe project management Jan 27, 2021

Let there be sound, and there was sound Let there be light, and there was light Let there be drums, there was drums Let there be guitar, there was guitar Oh, let there be rock!

And it came to pass That rock 'n' roll was born All across the land every rockin' band Was blowin' up a storm
 

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3 Key Questions for every PMO pmo joe Jan 19, 2021

Depending on the research you review, or the expert you talk with, you'll get varying answers to how long the average PMO lasts. What everyone seems to agree on though is, PMOs need to provide value to their organization or they'll be eliminated. While the requirement to provide value...

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Empowerment Series: 2 Ways to Drive Individual and Team Performance Dec 21, 2020

Updated: Dec 22, 2020

 

Driving performance in 2020 for individuals and teams was a challenge no matter what persona's/hats you wore or types of tools, technologies, and methodologies defined your environment. Reflecting back on interactions and experiences 2 strategies stood...

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Selecting a PPM Tool isn't so Simple pmo joe ppm tools Nov 23, 2020

I am often asked my thoughts on what is the best PPM tool. While this seems like a straightforward question, the answer isn't so simple. How can one know which PPM tool is best without knowing the circumstances of your PMO, organization, team, budget, requirements, etc.

There are many factors...

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Empowerment Series: 3 questions to Drive Purpose, Measurement, and Optimization for your teams. derick brownell Nov 18, 2020

Updated: Nov 24, 2020

 

Delivering on your Emerging Technology Roadmap? Here are some options and questions to ask when accelerating your investment in emerging tech and empowering your teams and partners to deliver.

 

2020 is coming to a close. With it, so too are Q1...

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Leaving a Legacy jerome macdonald Nov 06, 2020

I signed out on terminal leave, or final vacation time, from the Army yesterday. Twenty-three years and six months after entering basic training in July of 1997 as a seventeen-year-old kid. I’ve had a lot of time to process my pending retirement this past year, but it didn’t...

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