Monthly Archives: June 2008

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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 as a method of saving money by centralizing the best of all duplicate resources inside a large organization into one place. This center would then take on the task of managing their piece of the organizational puzzle, while any similar divisions outside the center would be dissolved. […]

By |June 30th, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 024: What do you do when people don’t know what to do

Planning isn't easy. If you're project is not starting well, it is most likely because you have been tripped up in the planning process. This week, Cadence CEO John Patton (retired) and Scott Lissit address a key Ask Cadence question: My team is lost. What do you do when your people don't know what to [...]

By |June 30th, 2008|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 023: What do you do with an unrealistic objective

There are some things you simply cannot control. This week, Cadence CEO John Patton (retired) and Scott Lissit address one of the most frustrating of these for project managers: What do you do when your sponsor hands you a project with an unrealistic objective? Listen to the show this week and get a better understanding [...]

By |June 16th, 2008|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

OPM3: The Three Elements of OPM3

Last week we introduced OPM3, the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model, with a brief overview of the tools and infrastructure it provides in organizational project management. This week, we continue our discussion with an exploration of the three elements that provide the foundation of the OPM3 model. First, an important distinction. Historically, standards in the [...]

By |June 16th, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

OPM3: The Three Elements of OPM3

Last week we introduced OPM3, the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model, with a brief overview of the tools and infrastructure it provides in organizational project management. This week, we continue our discussion with an exploration of the three elements that provide the foundation of the OPM3 model. First, an important distinction. Historically, standards in the [...]

By |June 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

OPM3: Why it's time to care

There are funny cycles in the field of project management. PERT charts are no longer cool, for example. And we do a bit more planning these days than we did in the 50's when most of our so-called "complex" projects were still run off a simple Gantt chart. But today's projects have redefined the nature [...]

By |June 9th, 2008|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Ask Cadence Ep 021: Active and Passive Metrics for Measuring Project Success

Once you have your project management system in place, how do you measure deeper results of project success beyond major milestones? This week, Rob Bremmer and guest Dr. Sean Harry join the round table to discuss active and passive metrics for managing project success.