The PMO Podcast™

The PMO Podcast™

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We bring PMO topics to project management organizations of all shapes and sizes. Are you looking to setup and manage a PMO? Or meet the compliance requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley? Or improve project performance through soundness of method? Then listen to The PMO Podcast™, a weekly program that delivers valuable insights and ideas to help you with your project office. Companies today understand the importance of project management and the PMO is the means by which companies turn their vision and mission into reality. The PMO is a driver and key enabler of business transformation and organizational maturity. The PMO Podcast™ looks at how PMOs shape today's businesses and meet tomorrow's challenges. Typically, the duration of The PMO Podcast™ is ten minutes and the format of the show includes The PMO Podcast™ Memo, The Featured Story of the show, and The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag, listener email with your comments, questions, tips, and suggestions. Find us on the web at http://www.botinternational.com/thepmopodcast.htm or send your emails to info@botinternational.com. The PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.

Episodes

Episode 272: 10th Year Anniversary of the Business Driven PMO  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "10th Year Anniversary of the Business Driven PMO," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. Ten years ago, I gave my first presentation to the formal project management community. I was asked to present a PMO topic at a conference. The topic of my presentation was “The Business Driven PMO.” Over the last decade, I have said a lot. I have listened as well. Naturally, it is hard to boil down a decade of work in promoting this mindset into a two minute elevator pitch, but that is precisely what one must do.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What is the opposite of ADD?” Attention Deficit Disorder. You have no doubt heard the term. But what is the opposite of ADD? Would it be Attention Surplus Order or ASO? More and more children have or are developing ADD. School students from K-12 and on into college have ADD. New workers entering the workforce have ADD. And those workers that have been around for some time are now finding new ways to get and exhibit ADD. And, in the context of the workplace, what do we do with these ADD prone folks? We give them iPhones, we give them iPads, netbooks and laptops, social software, we let them office from home. Don’t get me wrong. All of this is has a place, a purpose, a value; but there is also a cost. And in the case of an ADD prone workplace, the cost is charged to and taken from the human element. 

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about a very simple tool or approach for managing a project that can be promoted throughout the business by way of a valued skill to have.

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Episode 271: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Epiloque  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Epiloque," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you the Epiloque.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "PMO Manager Education." If you are a PMO manager, what educational plans do you have in mind? Do you have your PMP already? Are you thinking about getting an MBA? Though just about any PMO manager would be well served by a PMP and an MBA, by the way I don't view those as apples to apples development choices, rather just good things for a PMO manager to get, there are other options and alternatives for PMO manager education.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about how to tell the PMO manager that the PMO is failing.

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Episode 270: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 12 - Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 12 - Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 12 - Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Last call, free copy of the Agile Prepcast!" OSP International, headed by my good friend, Cornelius Fichtner, who you may know of from his Project Management Podcast, his PMP certification training product called the Project Management Prepcast, and his other fine products has just announced the introduction of a new product called the Agile Prepcast. Cornelius is offering 3 copies of The Agile PrepCast for me to give the first three listeners of The PMO Podcast who request this exciting new product.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about how to rescue and reignite a struggling PMO.

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Episode 269: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 11 - Perspectives on the PMO Domain  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 11 - Perspectives on the PMO Domain," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 11 - Perspectives on the PMO Domain.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Re-Introducing the Agile Prepcast!" OSP International, headed by my good friend, Cornelius Fichtner, who you may know of from his Project Management Podcast, his PMP certification training product called the Project Management Prepcast, and his other fine products has just announced the introduction of a new product called the Agile Prepcast. Cornelius is offering 3 copies of The Agile PrepCast for me to give the first three listeners of The PMO Podcast who request this exciting new product.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about how to get a job as a project manager.

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Episode 268: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 10 - Maturity Acumen  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 10 - Maturity Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 10 - Maturity Acumen.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Introducing the Agile Prepcast!" OSP International, headed by my good friend, Cornelius Fichtner, who you may know of from his Project Management Podcast, his PMP certification training product called the Project Management Prepcast, and his other fine products has just announced the introduction of a new product called the Agile Prepcast. Cornelius is offering 3 copies of The Agile PrepCast for me to give the first three listeners of The PMO Podcast who request this exciting new product.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about project managers reporting to the business units or the PMO.

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Episode 267: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 9 - Methodology Acumen  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 9 - Methodology Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 9 - Methodology Acumen.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Turn off the TV and read!" Which do you do more of, watch TV or read? If you are like most folks, you watch more TV than you read. The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day. That's 28 hours a week, 2 months per year, and by the time you have retired you will have watched 10 years of TV.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about the ROI or value of a PMO.

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Episode 266: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 8 - Dashboard Acumen  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 8 - Dashboard Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 8 - Dashboard Acumen.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Is your career on track?" As project managers, it is our professional occupation to deliver things for others. On account of our efforts as project managers, many others are benefitted. But who is benefitting us..?

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about what is my favorite project management tool.

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Episode 265: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 7 - Portfolio Acumen  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 7 - Portfolio Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 7 - Portfolio Acumen.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Are PMO managers leaders or managers?" Many folks advocate that leaders inspire and motivate and managers plan and control. So what is a PMO manager? Leader or manager? I actually prefer another term altogether.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about selling the management team on the PMO.

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Episode 264: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 6 - Project Acumen  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 6 - Project Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 6 - Project Acumen.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst project communications experience? I'll go first." Without a doubt, my worst project communication experience stands tall above all other project communications difficulties I have had. This was some time back but it seemed as if it happened yesterday; a tell-tale sign that I have yet to let it go and yet to forgive the guilty.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not a project manager that aspires to a career in management should get a PMP or MBA.

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Episode 263: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 5 - Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 5 - Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 5 - Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst PMO steering committee experience? I'll go first." Naturally, there are many kinds of bad experiences that can be had with PMO steering committees. My worst experience was in a PMO in which one of the PMO steering committee members simply refused to show up and participate in the PMO meetings. As you can imagine, it is very hard to conduct portfolio management discussions, prioritizations, and selections for new project opportunities not to mention make decisions about rescuing or terminating existing projects without the full participation of all those that needed to be present.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not a PMO be viewed as a permanent organization or an organization that at some point in time works itself out of a job.

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Episode 262: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 4 - Case Study Example of PMO Failure  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 4 - Case Study Example of PMO Failure," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 4 - Case Study Example of PMO Failure.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst international project management experience? I'll go first." Having worked quite a bit internationally, it is very hard to limit this question to just one answer. Having said that, there was one international project management experience that stands out. In my first few international project management experiences, I did not appreciate the need to be able to self-medicate and to understand what your body is telling you.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not two PMOs be combined into one.

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Episode 261: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 3 - Project Management Community Mind-set All Wrong  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 3 - Project Management Community Mind-set All Wrong," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 3 - Project Management Community Mind-set All Wrong.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst PPM tool experience? I'll go first." Perhaps one of my worst PPM tool experiences had very little to do with the actual tool itself, rather the management expectation of what the tool would do for them.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about introducing Agile to a PMO team that doesn't know and doesn't care about it.

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Episode 260: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 2 - PMO Survey Findings  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 2 - PMO Survey Findings," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 2 - PMO Survey Findings.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst people management experience? I'll go first." Well, to start, I have made so many people management mistakes over the years that it is hard to pick the one that was the worst. But one of my first and fairly bad people management mistakes happened years ago in my first year of management.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about inappropriate workplace humor.

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Episode 259: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 1 - Why PMOs Fail  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 1 - Why PMOs Fail," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 1 - Why PMOs Fail.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst PMO setup experience? I'll go first." Okay, I will admit it. I have made so many PMO mistakes over the last 30 years. And almost always, the errors of my ways could have been easily foreseen. But alas, it happens. Perhaps my first and most memorable PMO setup mistakes happened years ago. I had previously setup and managed a departmental PMO that was viewed as very helpful to the business. On account of that experience, I was named to head another departmental PMO. Without a great deal of planning, I rushed into a cookie-cutter PMO strategy that was similar to the one I had just had success with for a different business group. You know, "people, process, tools" and let's through in some training, mentoring, communicating and reporting. All of this served constituents and worked well before, but not this time.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not to put project managers in a new PMO.

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Episode 258: Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World, Introduction to the Book  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World, Introduction to the Book," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you the introduction to the book.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "PMO Purpose? Simple question, wrong answer." Today, I have a test for you. Actually a quiz. I am going to ask you a question. The question is a simple question, but it is also a question that 9 out of 10 project management professions, certified PMPs, get wrong. Here is the question, what is the purpose of a PMO?

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about which is more valuable to obtain, a PMP or an MBA.

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Episode 257: Tactical Guide for Building a PMO, an interview with Bill Dow, author of the book  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Tactical Guide for Building a PMO, an interview with Bill Dow, author of the book," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to have Bill Dow with us today. I have known Bill for quite some time and wanted to have him on the show to talk about his two books and perspectives on PMO Setup and Management.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "How to give a sincere apology." If you are like me, every now and then you find yourself in need of giving someone a sincere apology. Now, I know that there are folks that advocate you should never, ever apologize. I am not one of those folks, to the contrary.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about not liking being a project manager.

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Episode 256: Now released, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Now released, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. I have dedicated this book to the hundreds of executives, PMO managers, and practitioners of project management that I have had the opportunity to work with and learn from over the last three decades. And I truly hope that I have succeeded in accurately portraying the wisdom that these folks have graciously shared with me.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Top 10 tips for international business travel." Over the years I have travelled quite a bit internationally. Like anything you do on a repetitive basis, you naturally pick up and acquire tips and things to do or not do. So today I have ten tips to share with you to help with international business travel.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about project deadlines that are set before the project has been planned.

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Episode 255: More about the PMOEdge Workshop Series, an Interview with Terry Doerscher  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "More about the PMOEdge Workshop Series, an Interview with Terry Doerscher," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. If you are a PMO manager and active in the PMO and PPM domain, then you probably already know Terry Doerscher. Terry is a PMO and PPM subject matter expert and industry servant leader having first been and very successful PMO manager himself and later a provider of PMO thought leadership at Planview where he head Professional Services and later became the Planview Chief Process Architect and now at BOT International where he heads the PPM Advisory Services Practice. Terry is here with us today to tell us about the PMOEdge Workshop Series, an exciting and highly interactive two day workshop experience designed to help you set up a new PMO or improve upon an existing PMO.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Goals bad, four legs good – Part 2." In part 1 our last podcast memo, we talked about the idea advocated lately by many in the business management domain that goals are harmful. For example, because of a personal goal, there was bad teamwork or because of team goal, there was lack of individual initiative. You get the idea. Do you buy it?

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not project management is the same regardless of project.

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Episode 254: Introducing the PMOEdge Workshop Series, an Interview with Lisa DiTullio  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Introducing the PMOEdge Workshop Series, an Interview with Lisa DiTullio," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. If you are a PMO manager and active in the PMO domain, then you probably already know Lisa DiTullio. Lisa is a PMO subject matter expert and industry servant leader having first been and very successful PMO manager herself and later a provider of PMO thought leadership and services as founder and President of Your Project Office, a firm that specializes in helping organizations of all shapes and sizes with their PMOs. Lisa is here with us today to tell us about the PMOEdge Workshop Series, an exciting and highly interactive two day workshop experience designed to help you set up a new PMO or improve upon an existing PMO.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Goals bad, four legs good – Part 1." Lately, it seems that where ever you turn within the business management domain, one after another expert (usually from Harvard Business School) has put out a paper on the harmful effects of goals. Usually the research findings suggest something like this, "The benefits of goal setting have long been over overstated and the harmful effects of having goals have been completely ignored. So, in conclusion let there be no more goals. Really?

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not a PMO is a benefit generating department or a service organization.

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Episode 253: Agile Today, highlights of Dave Garrett's interview with Jim Highsmith  
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Agile Today, highlights of Dave Garrett's interview with Jim Highsmith," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. Dave Garrett and Jim Highsmith need no introduction. Both giants in the industry, Dave created the largest online community of project management professionals now known as ProjectManagement.com, formerly known as gantthead. And Jim Highsmith, well if you don't know Jim Highsmith, you don't know agile. Jim is a coauthor of The Agile Alliance and a founding member of The Agile Alliance. Jim has authored many books and whitepapers and has consulted with IT organizations, product development organizations, and software companies around the world. Not long ago, Dave interviewed Jim to talk about Agile Today. This is such an excellent interview, that I wanted to highlight a few key questions and answers of the interview for you.

The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What is the cloud?" Have you heard the term "Cloud" or "Cloud Computing?" Of course you have. But what exactly is it. And why is all of this referred to as a cloud? Is it because we are all no doubt going to get rained on? Well, not exactly, though some of that will no doubt happen. The term cloud computing comes from the practice of using drawings of stylized clouds to denote networks in diagrams of systems and the word cloud, or I should say drawing of a cloud, is used to represent the internet and this technique dates back to more than twenty years ago. The actual concept of the cloud dates back to the 1950s, where large mainframe computers became available and accessible through fixed function, green screen, cathode ray terminals or CRTs as they were called.

The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about adding additional Graphical Indicators to the 50 or so that come with Microsoft Project.

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