As projects near completion, it can sometimes be difficult to finalize and deliver them due to issues that can drag on or situations that arise. Getting over that last hump, to deliver the finished project can be the most difficult phase.
It happens. The team is working hard and they’re trying to keep up. Everyone’s putting in the extra effort. Yet you’re running into a number of problems. In the middle part of the project, you can start to lose momentum. The team can start to lose some of their enthusiasm. And, if you’re not careful, [...]
In the early stages of a project, a number of issues can crop up that can shift the project manager’s focus away from getting the project kicked off and on its way to eventual delivery. It’s an important time, as a successful start sets the stage for a successful delivery. This segment is the first [...]
This week's problem card asks, "we're dealing with so many external influences demanding quick successes -- how do you avoid jumping to implement in a way that drives success but doesn't forget that you're working on a project?" This week on the show, Connie Plowman joins Pete Wright to take on this issue with tips [...]
This week's problem card focuses on the busy executive that, for whatever reason, is not making tough decisions quickly and is beginning to impact the smooth march forward of the project. This week on the show, Connie Plowman joins Pete Wright to walk through the roadblocks to executive decision making, and outlines key steps you [...]
Former Cadence COO Connie Plowman returns to Ask Cadence to discuss portability of the project management skill set in her new role. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright talk with Connie as she shares the value of the project management domain in organizational leadership.
This week's project challenge comes from a recent attendee dealing with the loss of a critical team resource -- a team member recently suffering a stroke. This sort of shock affects teams on many levels, from the deeply personal, to the profoundly professional. This week on the show, John Patton joins Pete Wright to take [...]
Organizations that invest in developing their project management initiatives quickly recognize the complexity that comes with newfound sophistication. To tackle broader and more robust initiatives, portfolio and program management offer a new basket of tools and skills for medium and large organizations to apply. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright discuss [...]
There is a fear and misconception that project managers without technical or engineering skill will put the projects they manage at risk. Further, that organizations that adopt project management across the company, the only kind of project manager that surfaces will be the non-technical sort. This week on the show, John Patton and Pete Wright [...]
For 35 years, John Patton has been serving and supporting the Project Management Institute, as founder and CEO of Cadence Management Corporation, and as a professional project manager and researcher of the field. Join John Patton and Pete Wright as they reflect on the history of PMI and the role of the organization in the life [...]