At Cadence, our practitioners have been helping organizations deliver results on their most critical projects for nearly thirty years. In that time, our field has evolved, though the needs of our clients have remained constant: help us deliver more projects, on time, under budget, at scope. To answer these fundamental needs in a business environment [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out for the "Building your Project Management Center of Excellence" webinar with Connie Plowman yesterday. We had some great questions and hope you feel you have the tools that you need to drive support for a COE in your own organization. The recording is live now, so if you weren't [...]
Thanks to everyone who came out for the "Negotiating for Project Success" webinar today with our very special guest presenter, Randy Englund. Randy is a great friend to Cadence and a terrific resource in this area and delivered a terrific session! For those unable to attend, the recording of the webinar is now live. Jump [...]
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep82.mp3 This week on the show, Connie Plowman and Prakash Achuthan join us to discuss the success of their recent event bringing MBA level project management students into the real world of PMs thanks to the generosity of Nike and PGE.
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep81.mp3 The Cadence scholarship program for educators, in partnership with the PMI Education Foundation, has been a boon to teachers and administrators looking to bridge practical business and organizational skills with curricula. This week, join Pete Wright, Connie Plowman, and guest Denise Tischler to discuss her experience in the 3-day Cadence course, and how [...]
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep80.mp3 This week, we take on culture. Building off our on-going discussion on behavioral models for individuals and teams, John Patton and Pete Wright discuss the importance of defining and understanding cultural behavioral profiles in project management in light of the ever-increasing demands on teams to work in geographically and culturally diverse project environments.
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep79.mp3 This week, we take on groups. Building off our discussion last week on individual behavior models, John Patton and Scott Lissit introduce group behavior dynamics and outline critical strategies for project managers who are bogged down by the discomfort that can come in the early phases of team development.
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep78.mp3 week to dive into human behavior. For project managers, helping team members understand and quantify their strengths can be a critical asset in guiding the team to delivering results. John Patton and Scott Lissit introduce key behavioral models and instruments, and discuss how to apply them judiciously in individual and team development.
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep77.mp3 Setting responsibilities for delivering results in project management is critical for success on teams, but even more important for the management support hierarchy around projects. This week John Patton joins Pete Wright to discuss the key principles and responsibilities that each role must take on to ensure consistent success on projects.
http://www.podtrac.com/pts/redirect.mp3/traffic.libsyn.com/askcadence/cmc_ac_ep76.mp3 The CAPM certification from the Project Management Institute was originally fashioned as a milestone in the development of the professional project manager. But John Patton has a different take on the cert, one that positions team members as better prepared and supported team members, armed with the right tools to deliver project results [...]