Five years ago we learned about the new idea of transforming a PMO (Project Management Office) into an RMO (Results Management Office). The RMO idea introduced by Deloitte was basically a PMO with a focus on results. So, where are we today? Did this become a trend?
Are you hot on information? You probably have apps that collect and display information (the "what"). But is it really enough? While we struggle to find ways to improve results, we’re forgetting one major point: what’s the app for knowledge? (the "how")
We all follow a certain set of guidelines and standards when it comes to our jobs, but are we really sure that these aren't dragging us down instead of moving us forward. Find out if a best practice for your project is your friend or your enemy.
Many executives don't trust their project managers to make good decisions, such as choosing the right framework. What about you? Are you trusted? Find out why you're not trusted and what to do about it.
Are you stuck with one project framework as a one-size-fits all? If so, you will get severely sliced by a killer leopard's claws as your competitors become more flexible with customer-centric frameworks.
Is your project management diet killing you? Stressful deadlines, heavy workloads, and personal conflicts all contribute to wreaking havoc on your health. Change your recipe by swapping in these healthier ingredients to lead a healthier, happier work and home lifestyle.
Think managing a project and cooking are ultimately different? Think again! Executive chefs have great incentives to deliver quality and keep fires or salmonella at bay. Maybe it's time to learn a thing or two from these masters and finally execute a project worthy of a 5-star rating!
Are you looking back to capture your lessons-learned from issues, risks, and new possibilities? Before moving forward, take a retrospective look at what happened and incorporate change for the future. Don't wait too long, as we're human and forget easily. Do this often!
For years, project management metrics have been about on-time, on-scope, and on-budget. Well, fellow PMs, it’s time to let go of this model because while you may think it’s your key to success, I’d argue it’s your key to consistent failure.
Are project managers really project administrators? With the pressure from the executives to gather metrics, are we all now too busy gathering data to spend enough time with engaging people, solving problems, executing processes, and improving for future business value?
Thinking a well-planned project will ensure success is not good thinking. Planned projects still have a failure rate of 70% for large complex projects, Read how to focus on designing a new project rather than just planning the project.