“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…

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.”…

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

Are You a Lawyer or Project Manager?

Are You a Lawyer or Project Manager?

Three Skills That Bridge The Professional Gap
Blog Barista: Dana Graham | Aug 8, 2018 | Project Management | Brew time: 5 min
I am a Project Manager (PM) with a law degree. Being a PM who graduated law school is a relatively unusual background. I’m asked two questions when people learn about my work history, “Why did you leave being a lawyer…

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