Tag: PMO

Goodbye PMO Email

Goodbye PMO Email

Today was my last day with the PMO.  I couldn’t help but send an email to everyone before the SysAdmin locked all of my accounts. I’ve already gone to security and turned in my badges.  I’ve already talked to everyone I could find.  It is Friday, ya know.  You can’t expect everyone to be in…

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True Measure of Character

True Measure of Character

I started my day slightly frustrated.  Upon offering my verbal resignation (last week) to my immediate superior, the company that I contact for gave no (written) response.  I was pretty certain my superior would inform them.  Because I wanted to be professional and also ensure they knew, I then offered a written letter or resignation…

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PMO Analogy

PMO Analogy

As my tenure with the PMO comes to an end, I’ve had an opportunity to reflect on the last two and a half years.  What I realized was how much the PMO was like the U.S. Congress.  If I imagine the organizational structure of the PMO I’ve been supporting, I can imagine the CIO as…

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AgileLIVE Webinar Series

AgileLIVE Webinar Series

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Call Agile Whatever You Want

Call Agile Whatever You Want

Last year, when a vendor was asked to submit a Statement Of Work (SOW) to address the Statement of Objectives (SOO), they came back with a very interesting presentation. Upon completing our Lessons Learned at the end of the last period of performance, we have something that will solve all of your problems. Now, I…

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Week of the Elephant

Week of the Elephant

I’m not sure of the origin, but as I was watching an adventure race years ago, I heard an awesome quote.  One of the contestants was asked how he was able to trek a 300 mile course, navigating so many obstacles through so much adversity.  His reply was “even an elephant can be eaten, if…

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