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Putting Project Management in its Place: the Business Agile Perspective

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  September 21, 2016

For the last 20 years certain professional societies have stressed the importance of every organization understanding the value of project management.  Apparently the theory was that organizations needed to already...

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Managing a Business Agile Project: Discussing what works and what doesn’t

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  September 13, 2016

I’ve recently been speaking with clients about how to handle projects in an agile environment and it occurred to me that we needed to start a much more public discussion...

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PMOs Should Stop Governing Projects and Start Supporting Investments – Business Agile Part 2

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 11, 2016

For most people the word investment automatically causes us to think about money.  As adults we know that when we invest our money we expect a return and that we...

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Redefining Agility in the Digital Age

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 6, 2016

Something changed at the start of 2016.  Concepts and trends that Gartner has been discussing for years suddenly became the aspirational norm.  On the PPM front that has resulted in...

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A Minimally Viable Process for Project Documentation

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  September 16, 2015

The amount of process and project documentation are usually problem areas that IT PMOs struggle with in their efforts to become more agile or to support ITs move to bimodal. ...

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Why You Absolutely Need a “Negative Nate” on Your Project Team

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  June 17, 2014

I found this quote from Ron Friedman of 99u interesting… “A study in Psychological Science found that when we work with others to reach a decision, we become overly confident in the...

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The Value Proposition of the PMO (part 3) - An example of a personal concept of value

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  August 22, 2013

Since my last posting didn’t generate a lot of feedback – I’ll take the next step by articulating what I believe the value of the PMO was for me.  It...

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The Value Proposition of the PMO (part 2) – How YOU define the value is important

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 31, 2013

If we want to make changes we first have to be willing to lead the change and to lead the change we need to understand where we want to go. ...

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The Value Proposition of the PMO – Is it changing? (part one)

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  July 30, 2013

I’ve recently been spending a lot of time thinking about what our clients really need to know to be successful in running a PMO.  This is a little more difficult...

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Machiavelli, Sociopaths and the Difference Between What’s Right and What’s Correct

by Donna Fitzgerald  |  August 31, 2011

  “Appear merciful, faithful, humane, religious, upright, and to be so, but with a mind so framed that should you require not to be so, you may be able and...

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