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Ask Cadence Ep 096: Balancing customer priorities and managing difficult resources

During the implementation phase of the project, the team is stretched by the customer to add to scope. It's causing strain on the team and putting pressure on the schedule. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and John Patton join Pete Wright to discuss the critical importance of scope definition in planning, and how [...]

By |February 14th, 2011|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 096: Balancing customer priorities and managing difficult resources

Ask Cadence Ep 095: Implementing a project with no plan for sustaining support

The transition from project mode into operations is often every bit as critical as planning the project itself. This week on the show, John Patton and Jay Christensen join Pete Wright to take on this issue, and provide options for bringing transition planning back into the planning process, and under control.

By |February 7th, 2011|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 095: Implementing a project with no plan for sustaining support

Ask Cadence Ep 093: Lack of Timely Decision-Making

Lack of timely decision-making can cause rework and re-scoping on projects. This week on the show, Jay Christensen and Pete Wright take on this challenge from a course attendee and offer suggestions for maintaining team focus and strong communication up and down the project hierarchy.

By |January 10th, 2011|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 093: Lack of Timely Decision-Making

Ask Cadence Ep 091: The clock is ticking, but the project isn t authorized!

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 [...]

By |December 27th, 2010|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 091: The clock is ticking, but the project isn t authorized!

Ask Cadence Ep 090: Unclear Priorities coming from the Steering Team

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 [...]

By |December 20th, 2010|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 090: Unclear Priorities coming from the Steering Team

Ask Cadence Ep 089: When the organization doesn’t believe in project management

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, [...]

By |December 13th, 2010|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|Comments Off on Ask Cadence Ep 089: When the organization doesn’t believe in project management

Ask Cadence Ep 085: The Importance of Training in Teams

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.

By |October 18th, 2010|Ask Cadence: The Project Management Podcast|0 Comments

Time to Deliver

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 [...]

By |October 12th, 2010|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

The Power of Organizational Project Management

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 [...]

By |September 10th, 2010|A Step Ahead|0 Comments

Negotiating for Project Success webinar recording is available now

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!

By |May 19th, 2010|A Step Ahead|Comments Off on Negotiating for Project Success webinar recording is available now