Measuring the PMO Service using ProjectNPS

Measuring the PMO Service using ProjectNPS

Every time I meet with a PMO manager I ask them how they’re measured. I just can’t help myself. I’ll listen to the challenges they face, the methods they’re using and their roadmap for success and then blurt out ‘How are you measured?’ before slumping breathlessly back into my chair awaiting a response. […]

Are Your Project Managers Sheepwalkers?

Are Your Project Managers Sheepwalkers?

There’s a phrase that I love in Seth Godin’s book Tribes where he talks about staff who are sheepwalkers. A sheepwalker is someone who has been raised to be obedient. To follow orders or the herd in the mistaken belief that this is what will make them successful. I mentioned the concept of sheepwalking to[…]

Project Managers, Show Me Your Humility

Project Managers, Show Me Your Humility

‘Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.’
C.S. Lewis

Much is made of ambition when we first start thinking about our working lives. ‘What do you want to be when you grow up?’, ‘Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?’, ‘What personal development do you need to progress?’. […]

Are You A Project Management Role Model or Mannequin?

Are You A Project Management Role Model or Mannequin?

In my very first project management job I had a good role model, which was fortunate because I really needed one. In my late 20s I thought I had all the answers and yet still hadn’t really settled on what it was that I was supposed to be doing in the world. […]