The PMO Podcast™
The PMO Podcast™
Mark Price Perry
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We bring PMO topics to project management organizations of all shapes and sizes. Are you looking to setup and manage a PMO? Or meet the compliance requirements of Sarbanes-Oxley? Or improve project performance through soundness of method? Then listen to The PMO Podcast™, a weekly program that delivers valuable insights and ideas to help you with your project office. Companies today understand the importance of project management and the PMO is the means by which companies turn their vision and mission into reality. The PMO is a driver and key enabler of business transformation and organizational maturity. The PMO Podcast™ looks at how PMOs shape today's businesses and meet tomorrow's challenges. Typically, the duration of The PMO Podcast™ is ten minutes and the format of the show includes The PMO Podcast™ Memo, The Featured Story of the show, and The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag, listener email with your comments, questions, tips, and suggestions. Find us on the web at http://www.botinternational.com/thepmopodcast.htm or send your emails to info@botinternational.com. The PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2020. All rights reserved.
Episode 272: 10th Year Anniversary of the Business Driven PMO
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "10th Year Anniversary of the Business Driven PMO," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. Ten years ago, I gave my first presentation to the formal project management community. I was asked to present a PMO topic at a conference. The topic of my presentation was “The Business Driven PMO.” Over the last decade, I have said a lot. I have listened as well. Naturally, it is hard to boil down a decade of work in promoting this mindset into a two minute elevator pitch, but that is precisely what one must do. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What is the opposite of ADD?” Attention Deficit Disorder. You have no doubt heard the term. But what is the opposite of ADD? Would it be Attention Surplus Order or ASO? More and more children have or are developing ADD. School students from K-12 and on into college have ADD. New workers entering the workforce have ADD. And those workers that have been around for some time are now finding new ways to get and exhibit ADD. And, in the context of the workplace, what do we do with these ADD prone folks? We give them iPhones, we give them iPads, netbooks and laptops, social software, we let them office from home. Don’t get me wrong. All of this is has a place, a purpose, a value; but there is also a cost. And in the case of an ADD prone workplace, the cost is charged to and taken from the human element.  The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about a very simple tool or approach for managing a project that can be promoted throughout the business by way of a valued skill to have. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 11, 2013
18 min
Episode 271: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Epiloque
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Epiloque," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you the Epiloque. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "PMO Manager Education." If you are a PMO manager, what educational plans do you have in mind? Do you have your PMP already? Are you thinking about getting an MBA? Though just about any PMO manager would be well served by a PMP and an MBA, by the way I don't view those as apples to apples development choices, rather just good things for a PMO manager to get, there are other options and alternatives for PMO manager education. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about how to tell the PMO manager that the PMO is failing. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 9, 2013
16 min
Episode 270: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 12 - Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 12 - Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 12 - Perspectives on PMO Manager Career Paths. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Last call, free copy of the Agile Prepcast!" OSP International, headed by my good friend, Cornelius Fichtner, who you may know of from his Project Management Podcast, his PMP certification training product called the Project Management Prepcast, and his other fine products has just announced the introduction of a new product called the Agile Prepcast. Cornelius is offering 3 copies of The Agile PrepCast for me to give the first three listeners of The PMO Podcast who request this exciting new product. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about how to rescue and reignite a struggling PMO. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 9, 2013
24 min
Episode 269: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 11 - Perspectives on the PMO Domain
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 11 - Perspectives on the PMO Domain," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 11 - Perspectives on the PMO Domain. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Re-Introducing the Agile Prepcast!" OSP International, headed by my good friend, Cornelius Fichtner, who you may know of from his Project Management Podcast, his PMP certification training product called the Project Management Prepcast, and his other fine products has just announced the introduction of a new product called the Agile Prepcast. Cornelius is offering 3 copies of The Agile PrepCast for me to give the first three listeners of The PMO Podcast who request this exciting new product. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about how to get a job as a project manager. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 9, 2013
29 min
Episode 268: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 10 - Maturity Acumen
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 10 - Maturity Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 10 - Maturity Acumen. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Introducing the Agile Prepcast!" OSP International, headed by my good friend, Cornelius Fichtner, who you may know of from his Project Management Podcast, his PMP certification training product called the Project Management Prepcast, and his other fine products has just announced the introduction of a new product called the Agile Prepcast. Cornelius is offering 3 copies of The Agile PrepCast for me to give the first three listeners of The PMO Podcast who request this exciting new product. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about project managers reporting to the business units or the PMO. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 9, 2013
47 min
Episode 267: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 9 - Methodology Acumen
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 9 - Methodology Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 9 - Methodology Acumen. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Turn off the TV and read!" Which do you do more of, watch TV or read? If you are like most folks, you watch more TV than you read. The average American watches more than 4 hours of TV each day. That's 28 hours a week, 2 months per year, and by the time you have retired you will have watched 10 years of TV. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about the ROI or value of a PMO. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 8, 2013
33 min
Episode 266: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 8 - Dashboard Acumen
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 8 - Dashboard Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 8 - Dashboard Acumen. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Is your career on track?" As project managers, it is our professional occupation to deliver things for others. On account of our efforts as project managers, many others are benefitted. But who is benefitting us..? The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about what is my favorite project management tool. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 8, 2013
35 min
Episode 265: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 7 - Portfolio Acumen
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 7 - Portfolio Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 7 - Portfolio Acumen. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "Are PMO managers leaders or managers?" Many folks advocate that leaders inspire and motivate and managers plan and control. So what is a PMO manager? Leader or manager? I actually prefer another term altogether. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about selling the management team on the PMO. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 7, 2013
28 min
Episode 264: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 6 - Project Acumen
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 6 - Project Acumen," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 6 - Project Acumen. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst project communications experience? I'll go first." Without a doubt, my worst project communication experience stands tall above all other project communications difficulties I have had. This was some time back but it seemed as if it happened yesterday; a tell-tale sign that I have yet to let it go and yet to forgive the guilty. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not a project manager that aspires to a career in management should get a PMP or MBA. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 7, 2013
36 min
Episode 263: Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 5 - Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate
This week The PMO Podcast™ Featured Story presents "Business Driven PMO Success Stories, Chapter 5 - Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate," presented by Mark Perry (about Mark), host of The PMO Podcast™. I am very happy to announce the recent release and availability of my new book, Business Driven PMO Success Stories - Across Industries and Around the World. This book is my third in the business driven PMO book series, published by J. Ross Publishing. And in today's podcast, I would like to share with you Chapter 5 - Techniques for Establishing a PMO Mandate. The PMO Podcast™ Points Memo presents, "What was your worst PMO steering committee experience? I'll go first." Naturally, there are many kinds of bad experiences that can be had with PMO steering committees. My worst experience was in a PMO in which one of the PMO steering committee members simply refused to show up and participate in the PMO meetings. As you can imagine, it is very hard to conduct portfolio management discussions, prioritizations, and selections for new project opportunities not to mention make decisions about rescuing or terminating existing projects without the full participation of all those that needed to be present. The PMO Podcast™ Mailbag answers a listener question about whether or not a PMO be viewed as a permanent organization or an organization that at some point in time works itself out of a job. The PMO Podcast™ is sponsored by BOT International, the provider of Processes On Demand, a PMO Setup solution used by more than 1,000 companies.Request a Demo LoginThe PMO Podcast™ is a trademark of BOT International. The PMO Podcast™ and its RSS feed are copyright © by BOT International 2013. All rights reserved.
Mar 6, 2013
31 min
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