Ask Cadence is a series dedicated to bringing solutions to your toughest project management problems. Using real-world project challenges from project managers in our global project management training seminars, our team offers guidance on how to tackle such issues as Scope, Schedule, Responsibility, Organizational Project Management, Agile Project Management and so much more.
A universal understanding of project scope is critical to overcoming confusion in project start-up. This week’s problem comes from a project manager dealing with just that; multiple sponsors and members of leadership competing for input into project scope. Experts Jay Christensen and Scott Lisset walk through the nature of the problem and how you can [...]
PMI Portland dinner meeting attendees were treated to this rousing speech by Randall Englund, author of the book "Project Sponsorship: Achieving Management Commitment for Project Success". Englund is introduced here by Cadence COO Connie Plowman. Englund will be joined by co-author Alfonso Bucero teaching their first seminar with Cadence, Project Sponsorship, in early November. Visit [...]
Atlanta, GA -- Cadence Seminar Leader Kimberly Liegel presented her paper, “Empowering Kids Through Project Skills”, this week at the Project Management Institute’s Global Congress in Atlanta, GA. “Tomorrow’s project managers are in the classroom today, yet there is no set curriculum for teaching them how to do projects,” says Leigle in her conference note. [...]
This week we are thrilled to launch the inaugural episode of Ask Cadence!, tackling your gorilla project management problems, one week at a time. This week, Scott Lisset and Jay Christensen take on the perennial problem: lack of key skills on the project team. What can you do when your defined tasks don't match the [...]
Atlanta, GA -- Cadence Chief Operating Officer Connie Plowman graduated from the PMI Leadership Institute Masters Class, an exclusive Project Management Institute member group dedicated to leadership of the PMI organization. Beginning in 2008, Plowman will turn her experience back to PMI, joining the 8-member Leadership Institute Advisory Group. This group serves to provide guidance [...]
If you are a project manager, pull out your biggest project’s resources list and review it right now. If you’re using an electronic tool, go ahead and open that file and take a look at your team members. Today, we’re going to talk about the players on your team. Why, you ask? Because too many times, project teams are under-represented in critical areas that directly affect project performance. […]