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Ask Cadence Ep 39: Project Management by Consensus Part 2

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep39.mp3 When it's time to make the tough decisions, does everyone have to agree? This week, we wrap up our two-part conversation between John Patton and Scott Lissit on project management by consensus, the perils and pitfalls of finding agreement on projects.

Ask Cadence Ep 38: Project Management by Consensus Part 1

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep38.mp3 When it's time to make the tough decisions, does everyone have to agree? This week, we begin our two-part conversation between John Patton and Scott Lissit on project management by consensus, the perils and pitfalls of finding agreement on projects.

Training Resources: Be Creative when Looking for Training

When traditional training channels inside your organization are strained, but you find you need training, it is time to get creative. […]

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The Project Management Center of Excellence: PMO Evolved.

In the mid-1990’s, there came about a well-defined bit of cost-cutting wizardry called the “Center of Excellence.” The COE was well-defined both because of the intent of its function in organizations, and because of its innate irony; you see, a decade and a half ago, the Center of Excellence involved lay-offs. The COE was fashioned [...]

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Cadence and PMI Education Foundation

This week at the PMI Education Foundation booth at the Latin America Congress, we were thrilled to see recognition for our as-yet unlaunched partnership with PMI. The $100,000 donation represents our on-going commitment to fostering project management education in the classroom -- something we've worked hard to evangelize through our relationships with higher education partners [...]

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Ask Cadence Ep 37: Porting Project Management Part 2

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep37.mp3 This week, a listener email: "I have now moved on to a new company, a global bank in Europe. I intend to continue using the cadence methodology and would like to introduce it to the Bank. Do you have any advice on how I can pick up new projects quickly while instilling a [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 36: Porting Project Management Part 1

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep36.mp3 This week, a listener email: "I have now moved on to a new company, a global bank in Europe. I intend to continue using the cadence methodology and would like to introduce it to the Bank. Do you have any advice on how I can pick up new projects quickly while instilling a [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 35: Seeding Project Management in Project Resistant Teams

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep35.mp3 You're the lone project manager in your group. Your organization is resistant to change. How lead the charge for project management as a key success factor in your group without alienating people creating ill will toward project structure? This week, John Patton and Scott Lissit cover politics, tools, and strategies for helping you [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 34: Smart Portfolio Management in Difficult Times

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep34.mp3 Executives have to manage the portfolio of projects across the organization in spite of staffing changes, potential layoffs, operations scaling and other complicated market conditions. The decisions they make about projects and programs inside the organization will have a ripple effect with broad reach. Join John Patton and Scott Lissit this week as [...]

Ask Cadence Ep 33: Brute Intelligence

http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep33.mp3 Companies are being driven to take on projects with fixed due dates in spite of having to complete engineering development tasks which they have never attempted before. What are the costs of implementing your project while your engineering team is struggling to invent? Join John Patton and Scott Lissit this week as they [...]