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 [...]
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 [...]
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.
This year, Cadence is rolling out the next major update to the core project management methodology training curriculum serving thousands of professional project managers around the world. This week on the show, Cadence CEO John Patton and Jay Christensen join Pete Wright to discuss what's new in version 11.0, and how feedback from the community [...]
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.
Each year, we take the time to reflect on the year passed in our field, our business, and the role we serve as project managers for our organizations. This week on the show, Cadence CEO John Patton and Pete Wright review the year that has been, and the year to come for Cadence.
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 [...]