MUSING FROM THE SQUAD

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

One...

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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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Dealing with Scary Project Gremlins joe pusz project management Oct 26, 2020

As we get ready to celebrate Halloween I am reminded about the scary moments on projects and starting my project management career. Thinking back to my younger days I enjoyed dressing up in my Halloween costumes and “trick or treating” through the neighborhood to collect candy. I...

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Developing an Agile Mindset agile agile mindset kevin jacobs Oct 20, 2020

I was asked, during a recent Agile transformation, if Agile was the new flavor of the month.  It’s a funny question, since Agile practices were developed in the 90’s.  After 20 years I think we can safely say it isn’t a fad. 

 

It really isn’t even...

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One Veteran's Journey jerome macdonald Oct 10, 2020

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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