Archive for August 2019

How to Keep Your Project Charter from Gathering Pixel Dust

“Exactly how do you plan to get down from there?” asked my husband. I was out picking blackberries (the real ones, not the smartphones) and saw a wonderful patch of delicious-looking wild mountain blackberries. They were perfectly ripe and ready for pies and jam. The patch, though, was growing over a large, rotting tree stump.
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 14 Aug / 0 Comments
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Five Rules of Engagement for Working with a Project Management Consulting Firm

If you’ve hired a consulting organization to provide project management services, it’s likely because your internal staff: A. May not have the experience you want or need for the project to be successful B. May not have the skills to manage the project C. May not have the bandwidth for the project(s) you have in
  • PMO, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 09 Aug / 0 Comments
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5 Key Steps to Identifying User Requirements: A Lesson from Rosie the Dog

One of our recent Project Management Quotes of the Week was: “This is meant to fix a problem we don’t have.”  While in this case an application analyst was referring to a patch that needed to be applied to a server, IT projects are sometimes implemented without fully identifying user requirements.  In other words, they
  • end user adoption, project management
  • Posted by dbtruitt / Posted on 07 Aug / 0 Comments
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