Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part II

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part II

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Dec 12, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
In Part One of this post, I said that despite the complexity of a matrixed structure, there are many good reasons to use one, particularly for a horizontal PMO in a large organization. In part two, we’ll look at some of the…

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part I

Is Your PMO Caught in the Matrix? Part I

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Nov 7, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
Do you remember the cult fan-favorite film, The Matrix? It was a 1999 blockbuster. In the film’s dystopian future, the majority of the human race only exists to support machines within a simulated reality called “the Matrix.”…

Gaining Synergy with Proposal Processes

Gaining Synergy with Proposal Processes

How to Have an Efficient Proposal Process for Small Businesses
Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Oct 22, 2018 | Business Development | Brew time: 11 min
Writing proposals in response to RFPs/RFQs (or responding to requests for information) can be a costly process, especially when writing proposals for custom work, such as custom software development. The process…

Is Your PMO a Beauty or a Beast?

Is Your PMO a Beauty or a Beast?

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Sept 26, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 4 min
A Project Management Office (PMO) can be of significant value to an organization. PMOs typically consolidate project managers, propagate standards, and provide integrated oversight of an entire portfolio of projects. A PMO can

In Sickness and in Health

In Sickness and in Health

How a Great Sick Time Policy Can Impact Your Company’s Health
Blog Barista: Jessica Carnacchi | Sept 19, 2018 | Business Practices | Brew time: 5 min
Sick time is one of those underrated benefits that often stands in the shadows of healthcare, retirement, and vacation. It’s not often that you’ll hear someone say they accepted a new position…

How to Prevent Free Riders at Your Company

How to Prevent Free Riders at Your Company

Blog Barista: Jessica Davis | Sept 5, 2018 | Business Practices | Brew time: 7 min
Free riders are those people who do not contribute equitably to the team. Many of us have had, at some point in our lives, worked on a team where at least one person did not pull their weight…

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