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OPM3: The Three Elements of OPM3

Last week we introduced OPM3, the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model, with a brief overview of the tools and infrastructure it provides in organizational project management. This week, we continue our discussion with an exploration of the three elements that provide the foundation of the OPM3 model. First, an important distinction. Historically, standards in the [...]

By |June 16th, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stratos Supports the Cadence Project Management Methodology

At Cadence, we have had the opportunity to work with some of the most innovative companies on the planet. This particular expertise is showcased in Stratos, a company whose mission it is to develop products on contract, quickly, efficiently, and of the highest quality. That is why it is particularly exciting when another company such [...]

By |May 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Stratos Supports the Cadence Project Management Methodology

Getting Clever: Building Partnerships to Increase Training Opportunity

It is time to get clever. We have been sharing thoughts over the past two weeks on how to secure training resources and create opportunities to develop professional skills in a volatile training market. Today, we review a strategy for bringing project management training to your teams when they need it, and working with your [...]

By |May 1st, 2008|Uncategorized|0 Comments

John Patton on Chilean Television

If you're a Spanish speaker, watch this video to meet Fernando Romero, CEO of E+PMC in Chile, and John Patton, CEO of Cadence Management Corporation. E+PMC is the newest Cadence Global Solution Provider partner to join the Cadence network, and we're thrilled to see them fostering such a wonderful global discussion on project management!

By |April 19th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on John Patton on Chilean Television

Get the Training You Need; Hone your skills, even in a volatile market

Scan the top news websites and it will not take long to find news about our "volatile global market." While the overall tone of these economic editorials is typically negative, we tend to take a different approach. In times of volatility, there lies great opportunity for success through project management. Over the coming weeks, we [...]

By |April 7th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Get the Training You Need; Hone your skills, even in a volatile market

Cadence announces broad support for educators through PMI Educational Foundation

Cadence Management Corporation has made a $100,000 (US) contribution to PMI Educational Foundation to support project management education programs for primary and secondary school teachers and administrators. This contribution will make it possible for educators to attend project management training courses that will provide them with new capabilities to enhance their classroom instruction and on-the-job [...]

By |March 26th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Cadence announces broad support for educators through PMI Educational Foundation

When Teams Collide: 3 Strategies for Managing Operations and Project Constraints

You run a lean project organization. You are an organized and dedicated PM, and you have the respect of your team. You know how to drive your organization to deliver project results. Then one day, work on your project stops. What happened? If there is just one thing that you can count on as a [...]

By |March 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on When Teams Collide: 3 Strategies for Managing Operations and Project Constraints

Project Classification: 3 Tips to Building Your Organization's Project Sizing Guidelines

As a project manager, you understand the importance of scope in your project management process. Too many organizations forego any formal project classification in favor of straight project prioritization. In small- to medium-sized project organizations, this can be appropriate. But as your project organization grows in both size and complexity, and the number of projects [...]

By |March 10th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Project Classification: 3 Tips to Building Your Organization's Project Sizing Guidelines

Persuasion and Project Management: Reflecting on "The 6 Weapons" and Influence on your Teams

As a project manager, you have very little explicit authority over your team members. That is why, in an otherwise hierarchical organization structure, it is important to remember that the best work is accomplished not by authoritarian schemes of power, but by the more subtle art of persuasion. In the context of project management, this [...]

By |February 29th, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Persuasion and Project Management: Reflecting on "The 6 Weapons" and Influence on your Teams

What Drives You? The Up-Side of a Project-Driven Organization

If you are a student of the Cadence Project Management methodology, you know that a core goal is to help our attendees learn and apply techniques, concepts, and approaches for accomplishing projects with less frustration. There are some important implications carried within that goal. First, project management is a process. There is no one best [...]

By |February 21st, 2008|Uncategorized|Comments Off on What Drives You? The Up-Side of a Project-Driven Organization
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