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Jun 7, 2009

Governance: Taking It From the Top

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Governance | 1 Comment

I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the CBP Summit this year, on the subject of PMO Governance. And, because the topic of governance always touches on areas in organizations where our assumptions rule ... where things that "can't" be questioned (but should be) take up residence ... I thought I'd kick... Read More »

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I had the pleasure of delivering the keynote address at the CBP Summit this year, on the subject of PMO Governance. And, because the topic of governance always touches on areas in organizations where our assumptions rule ... where things that "can't" be questioned (but should be) take up residence ... I thought I'd kick... Read More »

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May 20, 2009

Overheard at the Summit

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 3 Comments

Eavesdropping on the attendees at the CBP Summit here in sunny Cambridge, Mass yielded the following gems:"Project management is like a 'black art' to the executives ... no one understands how it works. They kind of want it but are scared of it at the same time.""This merger is a little different, because they... Read More »

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Eavesdropping on the attendees at the CBP Summit here in sunny Cambridge, Mass yielded the following gems:"Project management is like a 'black art' to the executives ... no one understands how it works. They kind of want it but are scared of it at the same time.""This merger is a little different, because they... Read More »

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May 19, 2009

Blogging with Biotech

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

The Center for Business Practices' Strategy & Projects Summit is in full swing this morning, here in Cambridge Mass ... I'm blogging with a view of the Charles River, which is a nice change. And, speaking of change: the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council's here with us, listening to my CEO Kent Crawford do his presentation... Read More »

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The Center for Business Practices' Strategy & Projects Summit is in full swing this morning, here in Cambridge Mass ... I'm blogging with a view of the Charles River, which is a nice change. And, speaking of change: the Massachusetts Biotechnology Council's here with us, listening to my CEO Kent Crawford do his presentation... Read More »

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May 14, 2009

The Soft Side of Practicing Hard Skills

Posted by in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Resource Optimization, Site News | 4 Comments

Debbie's comment regarding improved employee morale being an ancillary benefit of project management brings to mind a discussion I had with a client CIO last year who had been wondering about measuring the benefits of the project management and portfolio management methodologies he had introduced into his organization. Naturally he was thinking about &ldquo... Read More »

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Debbie's comment regarding improved employee morale being an ancillary benefit of project management brings to mind a discussion I had with a client CIO last year who had been wondering about measuring the benefits of the project management and portfolio management methodologies he had introduced into his organization. Naturally he was thinking about &ldquo... Read More »

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Apr 27, 2009

Agility Happens!

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management | 5 Comments

... how's that for a bumper sticker? All kidding aside, my friend and colleague Karen White pinged me the other day to tell me to visit the CEO's blog on the PMI website (it's in our blogroll - check it out). As the author of the 2008 CBP book Agile Project Management, Karen was... Read More »

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... how's that for a bumper sticker? All kidding aside, my friend and colleague Karen White pinged me the other day to tell me to visit the CEO's blog on the PMI website (it's in our blogroll - check it out). As the author of the 2008 CBP book Agile Project Management, Karen was... Read More »

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Mar 24, 2009

Heads-Up to our Blog Subscribers: A Housekeeping Issue

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Site News | 0 Comments

You may be aware that Google recently acquired Feedburner, the service we have used to maintain the Strategy & Projects blog mailing list and posting alerts. The transition has been rocky for us, and we have lost the ability to update our account information in Feedburner. (That's why the alert you received about this... Read More »

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You may be aware that Google recently acquired Feedburner, the service we have used to maintain the Strategy & Projects blog mailing list and posting alerts. The transition has been rocky for us, and we have lost the ability to update our account information in Feedburner. (That's why the alert you received about this... Read More »

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Mar 24, 2009

And the winner is ....

Posted by in Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

We've selected the 2009 PMO of the Year from a field of nearly 40 applicants that included state and federal agencies, major nonprofit organizations, and an impressive field of Fortune 1000 companies. In the end, the top ten differed in the rankings by mere tenths of a percentage point. and only five could be selected:Rockwell Automation'... Read More »

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We've selected the 2009 PMO of the Year from a field of nearly 40 applicants that included state and federal agencies, major nonprofit organizations, and an impressive field of Fortune 1000 companies. In the end, the top ten differed in the rankings by mere tenths of a percentage point. and only five could be selected:Rockwell Automation'... Read More »

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Feb 19, 2009

More on PM and the Times We Live In

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Just after I made my last post, several things came across my desk that said: Nope, you aren't crazy after all. First, my colleague Matt Crawford sent me this link to coverage of the role of PMOs in the downturn. According to the CIO of the Baylor Health Care System,"Anytime you add what... Read More »

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Just after I made my last post, several things came across my desk that said: Nope, you aren't crazy after all. First, my colleague Matt Crawford sent me this link to coverage of the role of PMOs in the downturn. According to the CIO of the Baylor Health Care System,"Anytime you add what... Read More »

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