I’ll be speaking at the Cedar Rapids PMI on Oct 20

I’m very much looking forward to speaking at the Eastern Iowa chapter of the PMI in Cedar Rapids during their Professional Development Day event on Friday, October 20th.  We’ll be talking about how to increase resource capacity; one of my favorite topics. For those who are attending the event, please make sure to say hello.  […]

When is the solution complete?

There I am at the PMI 2016 Global Congress in San Diego listening to keynote speaker Sue Gardner.  Ms. Gardner’s resume is enough to make you pause and take notice.  She has worked with numerous Silicon Valley companies including Wikimedia who run the famous Wikipedia.  She has been on Fortune Magazine’s 100 Most Powerful Women […]

Stand by San Diego – I’ll be there for the PMI Global Congress

As I mentioned here in the blog earlier this year, I will be speaking next week in San Diego at the prestigious Project Management Institute’s Global Congress North America. On Tuesday, September 27 at 9am I’ll be presenting a paper called “Just call me Trim Tab” discussing the lessons project managers can learn from famed futurist […]

It’s time to visit the Twin Cities

Next week I’ll have the pleasure of visiting the Minneapolis/St-Paul area to speak at the Minnesota chapter of the PMI as they host their Professional Development Days event.  I’ve been asked to speak on two subjects and I’m only too happy to do so.  On Wednesday, September 14th I’ll be talking about Creating Business Prioritization for Projects and […]

I’m speaking at the PMI Global Congress

I’m delighted to announce that I’ll be speaking this September at the prestigious Project Management Institute’s Global Congress North America.  The conference is in San Diego California this year from September 25th to 27th.  My topic is inspired by someone I think every project manager should read about: Buckminster Fuller.  It is entitled “Just call […]

The Challenges of Enterprise Resource Capacity Planning

It’s what everyone wants but almost no one gets: Enterprise-wide resource capacity planning.  Just what makes getting this accomplished so difficult? I’m sure I hear it at least once a week (during a trade show, twice an hour), what organizations are asking of their project management system boils down to enterprise-wide resource capacity planning.  Now […]

Article: Services are key component to enterprise project management systems success

Services are a key factor in the success of project management software vendors.  With the trend towards certification how will clients know who has the skills they require? I thought I’d spend some time talking about one of the most significant elements of technology deployment in the project management sector – services.  With numerous project […]

EPM Guidance is in Phoenix & Phoenix

Ok, it’s a strange title for a blog post but so is the circumstance. I’ll be in Scottsdale, AZ (A suburb of Phoenix) at the end of September for the Hard Dollar Conference.  I’ll be co-presenting a paper with Erik Marthinsen, the President of BASEMETHOD of Calgary.  We’re speaking on how to solve sub-contract management […]

Cancelling a project (without cancelling your career)

This paper was originally delivered at the PMI Global Congress in New Orleans in October 2013.
This article discusses how to identify a project which should be cancelled, distinguish it from a project that is merely troubled and then if need be, actively cancel a project in a way that is empowering to the project team, the organization, the stakeholders and even the project manager.