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The Benefits of Career-Oriented Education

Here’s an extract of an interview I did for Central Connecticut State University’s Continuing Education Blog. Tell us about PM College. What educational opportunities do you offer? PM College creates and delivers learning for strategy execution topics such as strategy, leadership, portfolio and project management. Show More Summary

Agile Prep for the PMI-ACP®: Tips from Personal Experience

PM College has upped its agile game over the last few months. We now have a full suite of offerings across a variety of agile approaches: Scrum, XP, Kanban, Lean, and different ways to combine them for success, including SAFe or agile certifications.  As I reviewed our course offerings, I became curious and followed a […]

Quote of the day: Albert Einstein

Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value. — Albert EinsteinFiled under: PMO

Quote of the day: Thomas Jefferson

I never consider a difference of opinion in politics, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend. —Thomas JeffersonFiled under: PMO

The Bad Apple Does Spoil the Bunch

When I teach Strategies for Stakeholder Engagement, I get many questions about dealing with tough cases, problem children…yes, bad apples. Organizational theory assumes that group dynamics make that old saw obsolete: a group can send any bad apple to the bottom of the barrel. However, recent research suggests that a team that tolerates a bad member […]

Quote of the day: Abraham Lincoln

Honest Abe knew not to overpromise and underdeliver. We must not promise what we ought not, lest we be called on to perform what we cannot. — Abraham LincolnFiled under: PMO

Troubled Projects and Root Causes

UPDATE: Our Troubled Projects webinar is scheduled for 12 April 2016. Register here. Our colleagues at PM Solutions just put out another great white paper: Troubled Projects? Key Strategies for Quick Turnarounds. It synthesizes multiple project research studies into a straightforward approach to project review and recovery. Which, not so coincidentally, is the title of […]

Quote of the day: P.J. O’Rourke

One of the annoying things about believing in free will and individual responsibility is the difficulty of finding somebody to blame your problems on. And when you do find somebody, it’s remarkable how often his picture turns up on your driver’s license. — P.J. O’RourkeFiled under: PMO

How Many Projects Can A PM Handle?

On the Strategy & Projects blog this week, we delved into a question about the optimal number of projects that one project manager can handle at a time. (You can read the answer here.) As I poked around in various research studies looking for clues, I found that like many seemingly simple questions, the answer […]

Turnkey Courseware from PM College

Does your institution need to offer project management or leadership training? Are employers asking for project management certifications from your business and engineering students? Do you have faculty who has the qualifications, but...Show More Summary

Custom Learning Drives Transformation

The trend is unmistakable: elearning is here to stay. According to research by eLearning Industry, this instructional method has grown by over 9% in the past five years. One area in particular stood out for us: … The online corporate market is expected to grow by 13% per year up to 2017. Today, 77% of […]

Quote of the day: Frederick Douglass

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground. They want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. — Frederick DouglassFiled under: PMO

Quote of the day: Ray Bradbury

Insanity is relative. It depends on who has who locked in what cage. — Ray BradburyFiled under: PMO

Quote of the day: Marcus Aurelius

The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.Filed under: PMO

The Walking Around PMO

Jonathan Becher (@jbecher)—SAP’s Chief Marketing Officer—has an excellent, longstanding blog named “Manage by Walking Around.” I could not help but think of Jonathan as I heard another former colleague’s presentation at the 2015 PMO Symposium. Lou Pack from ICF International (@ICFI) served with me on PMI’s Global Executive Council. He gave a talk today on […]

Project Portfolios in Practice

I’m attended—with my PM Solutions colleagues—the 2015 PMO Symposium in Phoenix. I’d like to share some of the great knowledge and experience on offer, therefore I’ll have a quick blog series on some key topics. I live tweeted the conference @pm_college and via the conference hashtag #pmosym. The first session delved into a big topic: project […]

Five Ways To Tell Stories That Stick

During my latest Strategies for Effective Stakeholder Engagement course, I related my Babson strategy professors admonition that stories are at the core of how humans communicate. Stories are how we conveyed knowledge and memorized facts long before the written or printed word. To that end, here’s the open of a Babson entrepreneurship post on storytelling when […]

The Zero B.S. Method To Recruiting A Killer Sales Force

Another great @a16z blog post, via @Forbes and Lars Dalgaard (@LarsLuv), founder of @SuccessFactors. Had never thought of this approach to determining sales recruit fit with your firm’s business(es): Before the interview, have recruiting (or you can) ask the candidate to submit their W2 and fill it in with information that foots to their W2 […]

A Leader’s Guide To Deciding: What, When, and How To Decide

I liked this @stevesi piece and its emphasis on the decision-making role of the CEO. In PM-speak, it’s a responsibility assignment matrix (RAM) framework designed for a leader herself. This approach corrects the deliverables-focused tendency and problematic terminology of most RAMs. Show More Summary

You’re Gonna Need A Bigger List: Greatest Movie Quotes of All Times

I’m not sure how I missed this — I’m familiar with the AFI lists — but these quotes are great. My favorite is #18: “Made it, Ma! Top of the world!” That was James Cagney’s closing quote as Cody Jarrett (White Heat, 1949).   Source: You’re Gonna Need A Bigger List: Greatest Movie Quotes of All TimesFiled under: […]

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