Monthly Archives: December 2009

Compliance versus Support – The Chicken and the Egg

To bring some structure and consistency to projects (and business processes in general), audits or QA checks/gates are often performed to assess current practices and to enforce consistency.  But in one of the great ironies, it is often necessary to … Continue reading

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Getting Started In Risk Management

A client recently described an interesting situation – she had purchasing the new ISO31000 risk management standard, she had done the training with her team, conducted a risk identification and assessment workshop, and done the analysis and prioritization.  Yet no … Continue reading

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Improve your PMO effectiveness by walking around

As a PMO member, probably one of the most productive things you could do for your customers is to get out from your desk and get into businessland. By physically staying in the PMO team area (and let’s face it … Continue reading

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How to get promoted in 24 steps

There are a lot of books and many lengthy articles about how to get promoted.  But rather than read through hours and hours of theoretical material, here are 24 ideas that will help you get promoted.  Figure out if there … Continue reading

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When to resign and find a better company

Why resign?  It depends on what matters to you.  Many people join the company but leave their boss.  How much does your manager matter? There are loads of books, presentations, articles, websites and standards on building and maintaining a continually … Continue reading

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