MUSING FROM THE SQUAD

5 Areas to Check NOW as a PMO Leader to Finish Strong by Year End leadership pmo project management May 11, 2022

Spring is in the air! Leaves are green, gardens are planted, and the smell of fresh cut grass is all around. The yellow haze of pollen is behind us and May flowers are on the way. Before you know it, you’ll be in your driveway shoveling snow! 

Wait, what? What happened to summer and...

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Understanding Your Organization's Project Management Journey pmo project management Apr 18, 2022

Your child is a teenager now and anxious to drive. This is both an exciting and scary time. It’s exciting because you look forward to sending them on last minute trips to the grocery store and them being able to drive themselves to school. It’s scary because, well, they’re...

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Include These Four Change Ability Factors in Your Next Project change management project management Apr 05, 2022

During a recent podcast episode of Great Practices entitled Changes and How to Manage them with your PMO, Larry Mohl, Chief Transformation Officer at Rali, shared the change management framework he has been assembling for decades. He highlighted four Change Ability factors from this framework...

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Ensure Your Project Makes a Difference With These 3 Questions change management project delivery Apr 01, 2022

How would you feel if you spent the last 12 months managing a project and absolutely nothing changed upon completion? Your team spent Herculean effort to get it done, and you put in long days and sleepless nights. But, upon reflection, there wasn’t even a glimmer of something new,...

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3 Ways to Stop Inflation from Eroding Your Project Management Skills career project management project management training Mar 18, 2022

Inflationary times, like the world is currently experiencing, erode the value of money. As inflation goes up, buying power goes down. That means the same amount of money at the beginning of the year will buy less goods and services at the end of the year. Put another way, you’ll need to...

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Is a Project Management Certificate Worth It? certification pmo joe pmp training Mar 03, 2022

Project Management professionals can invest countless hours and thousands of dollars as well as enduring tremendous stress trying to earn a PMP or other project management certification. The application process can be tedious and time consuming. The test is challenging and stressful. You've been...

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3 Steps to Successful Project Delivery joe pusz leadership project management Feb 21, 2022

Successful Project Delivery is essential to maintaining a successful business. The PMO Squad has worked with clients of all sizes and across various industries. In many engagements we consistently hear that teams are working on "projects" but when we inquire about how the projects are going we...

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Want to Give Effective Feedback? Keep it Real. leadership Feb 10, 2022

You are at lunch with your manager. You catch up on in-flight projects, share challenges of working with certain team members, and talk about your career with the company.

As you say goodbye, and, unbeknownst to you, a large piece of spinach is stuck in your teeth. Do you want your manager to:

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The Complete Guide To Setting Up A Project Management Office joe pusz pmo Feb 04, 2022

Project management is a critical process in any business, and setting up a project management office helps to build consistency leading to successful outcomes. In order to ensure projects are completed on time and within budget, many businesses set up a project management office (PMO). But what...

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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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