10 Jan

Embed Project Managers into Business Units

PMNetworkNot only was it an honor to be included in the Project Management Institute’s magazine, PMNetwork, but it was a topic that I am very passionate about…moving Project Managers out from the dungeons of IT and getting them embedded into business units.  While there is tremendous value in the basic blocking and tackling tasks of project managerment (templates, scheduling, etc), an organization can shift this discipline into a competitive advantage in the industry.  Read More

28 Dec

Project Practitioner vs. Project Consultant

leadershipIf you mention the word consultant, it is interesting to watch the faces and listen to the responses of people.  Some glaze over in disenchantment, while others will peer over the edge of their laptop with interest.  Undoubtedly, your experience with a consultant tends to fall into one of two categories: lots of charts, lots of dollars and little value – or- specialized skill/knowledge that really added value to our organization.  This post isn’t an attempt to prove the value of consultants or even provide guidelines on how to select the right one. Read More