Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Recognizing & Embracing Team Differences

Factors You Should Be Aware of to Ensure Project Success
Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | Oct 16, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Project managers tend to be structured, organized, and process oriented. This is a good thing. Unfortunately for project managers, not everyone on a project is this way. Usually, people aren’t as manageable as a well-documented project plan…

Management Musings from a Coder

Management Musings from a Coder

Advice for Creating Great Relationships Between Managers and Team Members
Blog Barista: Alex Morris | September 25, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 8 min
As a professional software developer for almost 20 years, I have had the privilege of working on many great projects with talented teams. I spent half of those years as a developer and I spent the other half in a team management capacity…

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Using a Value Plot for Project Prioritization

Blog Barista: Bob Marquis, CPA, PMP | June 26, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
A Value Plot is a graphical tool that I developed which can help you visualize the relative value of potential projects in several dimensions. This information, along with other organizational criteria, can greatly assist in the prioritization of projects…

“Where Are You Sitting These Days?”

“Where Are You Sitting These Days?”

The Pros and Cons of On-Site Consulting
Blog Barista: Dana Graham | Mar 13, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
Most consulting practices have their staff work at the client’s site, which allows for close interaction and improved services among consultants. But that means, as a consultant, you don’t always have the same routine or a standard…

Trust Your Training: 5 Tips to Be Better Prepared for the PMP Exam

Trust Your Training: 5 Tips to Be Better Prepared for the PMP Exam

Blog Barista: Dana Graham | Jan 17, 2019 | Project Management | Brew time: 7 min
“Congratulations! You have passed the Project Management Professional (PMP) Exam!”
Those are words that anyone who has prepped, studied, and crunched for the PMP exam is happy and relieved to see! And I will admit… for me, a little surprised. After all my preparation, I was still nervous…

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…

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