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Why It’s POSIBLE to be in Business for 10 Years career change management pmo problem solving project management teams tools Jan 23, 2023

It’s incredible to think that The PMO Squad will celebrate its tenth anniversary in March! It seems like yesterday when we opened our doors in Atlanta and served our first customers, Genuine Parts Company and NAPA Auto Parts. While so much has changed over the years, a number of things have...

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Always Sell Your PMO Services pmo problem solving project delivery project management Jan 19, 2023

Sometimes, PMOs and salespeople have a love-hate relationship within organizations. We’re stereotyping here, but generally, PMOs will accuse salespeople of overpromising what can be delivered on a project, or coming in too low on price to get the business. Salespeople, on the other hand,...

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Five Core Principles of The PMO Squad leadership pmo problem solving project delivery project management Jan 06, 2023

The PMO Squad is quickly coming up to its 10th anniversary in March 2023. It only took 10 years to become an “overnight success” and we’d like to thank all of you who have been part of our journey! You may have been with us since the beginning as a client, employee or more...

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How Does Your Project “Taste”? pmo problem solving project management Dec 20, 2022

Think back to your local pizzeria as a kid. Maybe the whole family climbed into the station wagon, where of course you were stuck on “the hump” between your siblings in the backseat. On arrival, neon signs flashed in the window, everyone piled out of the car, and you caught just a...

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Transform the Way Your PMO Operates career pm pmo project management Dec 07, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, you can feel the excitement right around the corner. This is the time when many people make New Year’s resolutions, usually centered around health. Optimism abounds as people write down their goals: “Lose 20 pounds by the summer”, “No...

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5 Steps to Stop Accidental Project Management pm pmo project management Nov 30, 2022

Do you assume all projects in your organization are being managed by project managers? Do you think you even know all the projects that are going on in your organization? If you answered “YES” to either question, you are kidding yourself. There are so many moving parts in most...

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Help Your Project Leaders Focus on Outcomes with this Tool career leadership pm pmo project management tools Nov 23, 2022

Another great skill of department project leaders (the position formerly known as “accidental” project manager) is to be outcome focused. What this means is that a project is not done for the sake of a project; a project is done for the benefit or value that it will bring to the...

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A Simple Format to Define Project Scope pm pmo project delivery project management Nov 17, 2022

Now that we’ve removed “accidental project manager” from our vocabulary (see 5 Steps to Stop Accidental Project Management), let’s start getting deliberate about how our departmental project leaders get their projects done. One of the first skills they need is the ability...

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We Need a Project Management Intervention pmo project delivery project management Nov 14, 2022

Steve had a problem with alcohol. What made the problem worse was that everyone but Steve could see how it was affecting his health, work, family, and relationships. His friends and family realized it was time for an intervention. They met with Steve and discussed the problem with him, what...

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7 Steps for Projects to Deliver Benefits pmo project delivery project management Nov 09, 2022

You just ordered your favorite pizza from your local pizzeria. The scrumptious pie is supposed to be at your door within 45 minutes. An hour passes and still no delivery. You call and ask about your pizza. “Yeah, it’s ready,” says the voice on the other end. “It’s...

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Project Management Hall of Fame: Great PM Tools pm project management tools Oct 26, 2022

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation was established in 1983 and has been honoring the best-of-the-best musicians for decades with membership into its prestigious club. What does it take to be inducted? Nominees for the performer category are “...bands and solo artists who have created...

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5 Ways to Amp Up Your Project Management Career career pm project management tools Oct 20, 2022

“Hey man, is that Freedom Rock?” 

“Yeah, man!” 

“Well, turn it up man!” 

If you’re of a certain generation, you’ll immediately know the commercial this is referencing because it felt like it played every 15 minutes back in the...

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