Redesigning the PMO

Many organizations are struggling to get the max out of their Project Management Office (PMO). Gartner presented their seven Best Practices for an Effective PMO (see here for abstract). They address the issues we see with the ‘traditional’ PMO which is so often too administrative, too bureaucratic and focused mainly on reporting status. …

Invest Wisely

“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing” – Socrates.   Leaders need to have an open mindset and a learning attitude. They need to fully understand the following aspects: Solution – what they deliver Value – why they are delivering it Team – who they deliver it …

Focus Diligently

“Focus is a matter of deciding what things you’re not going to do” – John Carmack. If there is one area of judgement that is going to be critical for leadership, it is where to focus their time on at any given point in time. With that, it means automatically means …

Engage Relentlessly

“How much we communicate is not determined by how well we say things but how well we are understood” – Andrew Grove. Good leaders will engage in ongoing dialogues with the right people and they make sure that their message is coming across. Key communication channels: their peers (Customer) their …

Measure Continuously

“The goal is to provide inspiring information that moves people to action” – Guy Kawasaki. True leaders will take decisions based on factual data. Only facts can overcome the emotional responses and reactions. As such leaders will surround themselves with dashboards and metrics on whatever area that is critical at …