Ever have one of those moments as a PM when your team asks you a question, and you hear yourself responding but think to yourself--wow, that statement was a bald-faced lie? I had that experience last week when discussing file sharing protocols with my team.Read More
The idea for this post came from two different sources. One of those sources is a good friend from when I was still a project manager in the making. (Early warning signs: my friends referred to me as "the glue" keeping our high school crew together. And, I wouldn't let anyone touch my day planner.) The other is the person who hired me for my first, official PM gig.Read More
True confessions of a PM: I don't get Gantt charts. While I don't dispute the need for project updates, what I do dispute is the tired Gantt chart view that we churn out without thinking. When a project sponsor asks for a Gantt chart, consider what he or she really wants to see.Read More
In late 2016, Congress passed the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act. The intent of the legislation is, well, to improve how governments manage programs and hold them accountable for results. I have a few concerns with the Act, however, that depend upon how it is implemented.
I love a good retrospective as much as the next PM. So what better way to ring in the new year than to look back on one of project management's most beloved institutions, the PMO?Read More