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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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