THE SQUAD REPORT

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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Does Everything have to be Agile? agile agile mindset kevin jacobs project management Jul 24, 2020

When we think of Agile – most of us think of Scrum, delivering working solutions every sprint (every one to four weeks).  If you ask an Agilist, there’s a way to break every project up.  For example, when building a bridge, you could start with putting a rope between the two...

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Selecting a PPM Tool isn't so Simple joe pusz leadership pmo joe Jul 14, 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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2020 Global PMO Leadership Survey from THE PMO SQUAD Launches today! joe pusz pmo joe Jul 14, 2020

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

How does PMO Leadership factor into the success of the PMO? This Survey is designed to help understand the impact PMO Leadership and Leaders have on the success of a PMO. This inaugural global survey begins our planned long-term research to understand how...

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Empower People to Deliver Results May 08, 2020

Updated: Jul 15, 2020 

“A leader is great not because of his or her power, but because of his or her ability to empower others.” This quote comes from author John C. Maxwell. I believe it’s a great quote and it has helped shape my professional purpose to...

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A HAND TO GUIDE ME Mar 09, 2020

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

I have been very fortunate in my life to have had several mentors, both formal and informal, who have helped shaped my life and career. Some are obvious such as parents and family friends others perhaps not so clear. As a former athlete I had...

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USING PLAYBOOKS TO DELIVER WINNING PROJECTS joe pusz Mar 07, 2020

USING PLAYBOOKS TO DELIVER WINNING PROJECTS

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

I was a pretty decent baseball player back in the day. Lots of Business Lessons were learned between the lines; Leadership, Trust, Teamwork to name a few. Another lesson was the use of a Playbook. My...

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How a PMO can help build Competitive Advantage May 22, 2019

How a PMO can help build Competitive Advantage

Updated: Jul 15, 2020

Investopedia shares, "Competitive advantages are conditions that allow a company or country to produce a good or service of equal value at a lower price or in a more desirable fashion. These conditions...
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Why do you need a PMO? Mar 20, 2016

Why do you need a PMO?

I am often asked, "Why do we need a PMO?"  Regardless of industry the question is the same.  If we have Project Managers then why do we need a PMO.  I guess thats a fair question and it allows me to ask a few follow up questions to get a good...

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