The Microsoft view: The future of project management software

By Bernie

This video features Richard Gordon, Microsoft, discussing the role of SharePoint. He also laments the fact that companies don’t use the full functionality or upgrade to the latest version. He also muses on the future prospects for project management software. This video was recorded at the Project Management in Collaborative Age roundtable discussion hosted by…

Project Managing the Freezer [The Parents Project Month 21]

By Bernie

The house is in crisis. The middle pages of Percy And The Kite are missing. The mid-section is missing so you won’t know how Percy does in the contest. However, he does look very happy on the last page. The last page is sticky-taped onto the back cover. This one also fell out, and was…

Launch of P3O Guidance

By Bernie

OGC released guidance last week about managing Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices (or P3O(r)). It was a low-key event held at a great location south of the river, right next to Tate Britain, which is beautiful at night. Frances Scarff, OGC’s head of best management practices, did the introductions. She also explained what to do…

Cultures and cabbages

By Bernie

When I was young, I resolved to never be a cabbage yakker. This is a woman who talks about cabbage prices as if they are the most important thing in the world. I know there are many women who consider cabbages very important, but I don’t want to be one. As the new year begins,…

Launch in the city

By Bernie

The new London women’s network group WeAreTheCity is still in existence. Their launch event was a great success. Hundreds of women waited in line at the Monument branch of House of Fraser to get a makeover, champagne, a fashion show, and a chance to win some amazing gifts. After two glasses of champagne, and two…

Keeping up: Responding and Adapting to Business Challenges

By Bernie

Last week, I wrote about the challenges that project management faces due to changing business practices. How does project management respond to these challenges? Sincerely, I don’t believe that we are. 71% of projects fail every year 93% of projects achieve what they set out… … and it takes 84% longer than planned These statistics…

Happy Birthday Girl Geek Dinners

By Bernie

Last Thursday, I had dinner at Cafe Royle, Google’s canteen. Google hosted a Girl Geek Dinners birthday party (strapline: definitely computes) to celebrate their third year anniversary. Girl Geek Dinners are a little known phenomenon. Sarah Blow, a London-based non-profit organization, started the Girl Geek Dinners three years ago. Now, girl geeks all over the…

Communication Change: A New Book from Elizabeth

By Bernie

Ever wonder why certain projects seem to get traction in the business world? They are everywhere. They are supported by everyone – not just the top priority, mandatory ones. That has a lot do with how we communicate the value of the work we do. Communication and change management used to be a part of…

Book Review: Fast Track Networking

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Many books are written about networking and the many reasons it is important for your career. What I loved about Lucy Rosen’s Fast Track Networking – Turning Conversations into Contacts book was that it actually explains the important things. How to place yourself in a…

Book Review: Business Case Essentials

By Bernie

(This post contains affiliate hyperlinks. Please read my full disclosure. Marty J. Schmidt’s Business Case Essentials: A Guide To Structure and Content has been my personal copy for a while. I sincerely apologize to the author for taking so much time to review it. It took me a while to review it. In 1998, the…