July 28, 2017

Project Kickoff: Ensuring Your Project Starts Off on the Right Foot

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Written by: Brad Egeland When you think of project kickoff, what comes to mind first? Starting a fresh project where everything is right with the world? A new beginning with a new client who is excited and ready to work with you on the path to a successful end solution? A fresh start with zero […]

You’re Doing Projects Right, But Are You Doing the Right Projects to Start?

PM World Journal recently published an article penned by our president Mark Upson, with words of wisdom on Doing the Right Projects vs. Doing Projects Right. In his piece, Mark explores the challenges businesses face in aligning strategy (doing the right projects) with execution (doing the projects right). He also gives hope to this ever-evolving […]

How Failing Fast Can Help You Succeed More Quickly

According to Bill Gates: “it’s fine to celebrate success, but it is more important to heed the lessons of failure”, and I think this is something that can apply to most areas of life. Throughout the years, everyone from Roosevelt to J.K. Rowling has had their say on the matter; the common message being that […]

The interconnected project management of the future

We’ve all heard it before when talking about the Internet of Things (IoT), our fridges will be ordering our food before we know what we want, but the thought of this is hardly going to keep project managers awake with anticipation. Gimmicks aside, there don’t seem to be many solid working examples of how IoT […]

Top Five Characteristics of World Champion Project Managers

The 2014 FIFA soccer World Cup was incredibly popular around the world; FIFA claimed that a record breaking 1 billion people tuned in to watch the final between Germany and Argentina. While host nation Brazil was humbled by its 7-1 semi-final defeat at the hands of Germany, it was actually off the field where many […]

The Art of Obtaining PMO Governance – Without the Bureaucracy

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While I could fill this blog with a list of things to do and not to do, I’ve found some of life’s lessons are best communicated through stories. Here’s one of mine. Prior to joining Changepoint I worked for another company as a senior director of PMO, and I vividly remember the first time we […]

The Truth about Three Big Project Management Myths

APM, the Association for Project Management, is going to be busting the big project management myths at the upcoming APM Project Management Conference on Thursday, March 19, which got us thinking about what we think the biggest myths are, and why they are not true. Here’s a run-down of the three most regular myths I […]

Implementing and Sustaining a PMO Role

So, Management has decided to move forward with a PMO role, and now you might be wondering “what’s next?” Keep in mind, you wouldn’t be hearing this decision unless there’s something wrong with the company’s current state. It’s usually tied to project delivery performance issues, the lack of timeliness and visibility of initiatives across the […]

3 Ways to Ensure Your New Product’s Business Value

By Tom Yang, Changepoint Sales Engineer Cha-Ching! To a Project Manager that’s the sound of your organization committing to a new product – knowing that now that the money has been spent it’s time for you to get things in place to support the investment. As with most large business purchases, but especially software, it’s […]

Project Honeymoon

Sometimes projects don’t quite go as you expect them to. My wife and I recently returned from our honeymoon in Namibia.  The country is truly an amazing place and I cannot recommend visiting enough.  Otherworldly scenery and fantastic wildlife viewing went hand and hand, day after day.  It was the trip of a lifetime but […]