You know the project is coming, but it hasn't been authorized. As the window to deliver closes, how do you push sponsors to move the project forward before the schedule slips? This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright take on this issue from an attendee with solutions for getting action without sacrificing [...]
This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright discuss a key project management hurdle as presented in class: there are unclear priorities and mixed messages coming from the steering committee and an unwillingness to move projects down in priority. We cover the role of the portfolio manager and offer solutions for streamlining communication [...]
As a new team member in an organization, what do you do when those around don't understand or believe in the power of project management? This week on the show we respond to this common yet difficult challenge with strategies for building success, support, and understanding, while helping your new team shine. Join John Patton, [...]
On projects, it's all about the team. The same is true for training. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright discuss the importance of attending training and consulting events in teams, leveraging the experience of training together to work on real projects, delivering real results fast.
Taking the time to understand your organization's best practices in project management is one of the most powerful demonstrations that your teams mean business. Last week, we shared some of our thoughts on the power of Organizational Project Management, and how a holistic approach to portfolios, programs, and projects can empower the organization. Indeed, our [...]
At Cadence, our practitioners have been helping organizations deliver results on their most critical projects for nearly thirty years. In that time, our field has evolved, though the needs of our clients have remained constant: help us deliver more projects, on time, under budget, at scope. To answer these fundamental needs in a business environment [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out for the "Negotiating for Project Success" webinar today with our very special guest presenter, Randy Englund. Randy is a great friend to Cadence and a terrific resource in this area!
The Cadence scholarship program for educators, in partnership with the PMI Education Foundation, has been a boon to teachers and administrators looking to bridge practical business and organizational skills with curricula. This week, join Pete Wright, Connie Plowman, and guest Denise Tischler to discuss her experience in the 3-day Cadence course, and how she will [...]
This week, we take on culture. Building off our on-going discussion on behavioral models for individuals and teams, John Patton and Pete Wright discuss the importance of defining and understanding cultural behavioral profiles in project management in light of the ever-increasing demands on teams to work in geographically and culturally diverse project environments.
This week, we take on groups. Building off our discussion last week on individual behavior models, John Patton and Scott Lissit introduce group behavior dynamics and outline critical strategies for project managers who are bogged down by the discomfort that can come in the early phases of team development.