Live from GearUp 2008


So far this is been pretty informative. Guy Kawasaki kicked off the morning in the Keynote, if you've not heard Guy speak before, he's fantastic. Later in the morning there was a panel comprised of CIO /IT Directors from a range of firms, including Ashurt from the UK. No surprises, everyone was still very much challenged with how to manage e-mail. In a room with well over 100 people, only 3 hands went up when the moderator asked who had 75% or higher of adoption for e-mail filing.

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Okay, so it's been a while.


It's a good thing I don't try and make a living as a blogger, my time between posts has been quite long - which is a good indicator of how busy we've been here. While every firm is grappling with the change in the economy, that certainly hasn't slowed us down with the projects we're undertaking at the firm. The two biggies this year for us are our rollout of FileSite and our intranet project.

2008 40

Slow your roll on outsourcing?


In an interesting twist, a Bethesda, MD firm has filed a suit in Federal court claiming that law firms who outsourcing their legal support services overseas could be jeopardizing their client confidentiality. This story was picked up by several news sources, including

2008 40

Introducing the new Director of Knowledge Management at Reed Smith


Thanks to all of you who either referred someone you knew, or applied for the position directly. We had a TON of interest in the position and there were many fine applicants. I'm pleased to announce that Lisa Kellar has accepted our offer and will join Reed Smith in May. We are extremely lucky to be able to bring in someone of Lisa's caliber and experience

2008 40

Director of Knowledge Management opportunity


For those interested, I am looking to bring in a right hand person to do "km stuff" :) Major initiatives this year include a MOSS rollout , Recommind installation, Interwoven/ MCC deployment and a few other things I could tell you, but then I'd have to. well you know how that goes. UPDATE] A couple of points to address now, based on some of the questions I've gotten: Although I'm based in LA, the preference is to have someone based in either Chicago, NY, DC, PHL, or PIT.

2008 40

Anyone know people that would be interested in our new Firmwide Director of Records position?


While this is in poor form, it's my blog and I can do what I please. I guess :) In any event, this is a great opportunity to get in on the ground floor and be able to implement a new records system (Interwoven) along with new policies and procedures. We're also looking to go paperless, it's a very exciting opportunity for the right person. The person can be based in Chicago, New York, Pittsburgh or DC. For more information look at the link below: [link

2008 40

Meet the new CKO at Reed Smith.


First and foremost I hope that everyone had a safe and fun Holiday season. For those of you that hadn't heard yet, I accepted the Chief Knowledge Officer position at Reed Smith effective January 7th. I've been in Pittsburgh this week to meet everyone here, it's been fantastic so far - everything I expected and more. I thoroughly enjoyed my time at Sheppard Mullin and have fond memories, but I am really excited to begin working on all the various projects here at Reed Smith.

2008 40

Some stuff you need quickly

Musings on Project Management

Robert Gates, the former United States Secretary of Defense, in a September 2008 speech, said: “Our conventional modernization programs seek a 99% solution in years. Stability and counterinsurgency missions—the wars we are in—require 75% solutions in months. The challenge is whether in our bureaucracy and in our minds these two different paradigms can be made to coexist”. Since that. acquisition Project Management

2019 170

Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

Rowling, Commencement Speech, Harvard, 2008. Oprah Winfrey, Commencement Address, Stanford, 2008. She does that and more with these inspiring words for the Stanford class of 2008.

2018 388

Product-centric teams have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

Another highly publicized example is that of the financial company executives who were never jailed for poor decision making which led to the 2008 financial crisis. I’m midway through Nassim Taleb ‘s latest book, Skin in the Game: Hidden Asymmetries in Daily Life.

2018 184

GirlsGuideToPM: My Top 10 Articles of All Time

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2008 I was living and working in Paris, France, which involved several office moves. In case you’ve only just stumbled across this blog, this year I’m celebrating 10 years of blogging about project management.

2016 388

Track time easily from your Desktop

Paymo App

Since launching Paymo in 2008, we have been on a mission to create the best time tracking experience for freelancers & small businesses. From the get go, a key part of our strategy was to offer a mix of cloud and desktop apps that enable you to work seamlessly across different mediums.

2008 112

Project Management Census 2017

Arras People

It’s that time of year again when we ask for your time to help us put together the latest Project Management Benchmark Report. We know many of you look forward to reading through the report too so hopefully you’ll be able to give us your input again this year. >>

2017 230

The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Melanie Franklin & Susan Tuttle: Stationery Office, 2008. . Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no. That certainly hasn’t been the case for all the teams I have worked on.

2018 321

Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

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The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

The numbers of practitioners under 34 years of age has consistently fallen since the 2008 recession. We launch the latest annual report on the UK and Global Programme and Project Management domain today.

2016 291

Personal awareness for project managers

Ron Rosenhead

This blog was first published in 2008! Over the last 12 months I have had many conversations with project managers and personal awareness does not seem to be as high as it could be. I have therefore slightly amended the original blog below. I hope you find it useful. . .

2017 208

4 Awesome Teamwork Examples for Agile Teams


Example #1: Dee Dee Trotter – 2008 Summer Olympics. In 2008 Games, DeeDee Trotter went to bag another gold medal in the 4×400 meter relay. Teamwork and collaboration hold a significant impact on a project, an organization, and the overall customer drive.

2019 91

What Do We Do When Project Management Experience Runs Out?

Arras People

Looking at the data for the last 10 year, since 2008 and the impact of the financial crisis all tree groups have a distinct trend which suggests that there may be troubles ahead.

2018 291

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

In 2008 over 89% of organisations with more than 250 people involved in their project community had some form of PMO. In this guest post from Christopher Worsley at CITI he looks at one of my favourite subjects, the PMO.

2018 272

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Product & Process Development Kaizen , LPPDE, Denver, Colorado, April 21-23, 2008. Five Easy Pieces: The Essentials of Managing Programmatic Risk , 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Project Management Symposium, Denver Colorado, April 2008.

2019 59

How I managed to free myself from stress

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

As my sabbatical came closer, the financial crisis of 2008 hit and I shortened my break to six weeks. ​Years ago my mind and my body were full of stress. I was running a large business-critical programme and I was petrified of failing.

The Only Place for PMO People to Be This Summer

Arras People

Around 2008 there was the introduction of P3O – Project, Programme and Portfolio Offices – the guidance from – as was OGC at the time and now is AXELOS.

2017 117

Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail.

2019 52

When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

At the time of opening in March 2008, only 85% of project deliverables had been completed. ​A project is a unique undertaking that’s full of risk and uncertainty, because it has never been done before in that exact way.

How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

Project Risk Coach

If you wish to be a great project manager, focus not only on your technical skills but seek to improve your project interpersonal skills. Extraordinary project managers know how to relate to others when things are going as planned as well as on days filled with undesirable events.

2017 211

Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona

Girl's Guide to PM

Video diary: PMI Global Congress This video shows highlights from the 2008 PMI Global Congress in Denver. This article, Behind The Scenes At PMCamp Barcelona , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

2017 253

How To Help Teams Make Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

Snap decisions One Saturday in 2008 I made Monica Enand, CEO and Founder of Zapproved, get up extra early to demo her new software for me. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. If you are a project manager, making tough calls and decisions is part of your everyday life.

2016 301

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Shaver, Justin Beck, RAND National Defense Institute, 2008. There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes.

The PM PrepCast Will Help You Ace the PMP Exam and Become a Better Project Manager

Brad Egeland

The PM PrepCast Comes in Three Versions: Basic, Elite, and Executive:The PM PrepCast was first launched in 2008 with the goal of providing high-quality but low-cost training to project managers preparing for their exam. Are you ready to take that next step in your project management career and get PMP certiified, become a better leader, and start earning your full potential - up to $20,000 more per year? The PM PrepCast can get you there.

2019 108

Putting Free back into Freelancing

Paymo App

Some of our earliest users might still remember that Paymo initially started out as a free tool back in 2008, mainly used by the freelance community to track time. Years have passed and the software matured as well as the company and the team developing it. We grew in complexity, size, user-base, and over time the free version of the software was phased out.

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The Value of Your Work has Echoes

Leading Agile

In 2008, Cage the Elephant included Cadillac Ranch in their video for “Ain’t No Rest for the Wicked”. I work with some really smart people. On a regular basis, they create and do things that challenge and inspire me. This morning I got up and read this post by Dave Nicolette.

2018 97

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Risk Analysis – A Quantitative Guide , Third Edition, David Vose, John Wiley & Sons April 2008. Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide , David Vose, John Wiley & Sons 2008.

2019 51

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

SmartDraw 2008: planning the garden SmartDraw is, according to the manufacturer, the world’s most popular business graphics software. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane.

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Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger


When we decided to start Mavenlink, it was the fall of 2008. Two weeks later, October 2008 arrived and everything started to crater. Mavenlink's Founder and CEO, Ray Grainger, has recently been featured in Bruce Harpham's book Project Managers at Work.

The Importance of Imports in Java

Leading Agile

In answer to a different StackOverflow question , from October 2008, Benjamin Pollack explains, “The only problem with it is that it clutters your local namespace.

2018 85

Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

The IIL Blog

According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. 2008). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL. INTRODUCTION. Companies need growth for survival. Companies cannot grow simply through cost reduction and reengineering efforts.

Are Spreadsheets Costing Your Agency Money?

Function Point

You’re not still designing websites as you did in 2008, so it’s time to leave the spreadsheets in the past and bring your agency up to date. Are Spreadsheets Costing Your Agency Money?

2018 90

Women In Project Management | Infographic


THERE ARE MORE THAN TWO TIMES MORE MEN IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT THAN WOMEN According to PMI's 2008 Membership Satisfaction Study , the gender breakdown of membership is 70% male and 30% female. In addition, in the results of PMI's 2008 Pulse of the Professional Survey, 32% of Project Management Professionals (PMPs ® ) are female and 68% male. Whether we want to believe it or not, men and women have always been viewed as two different sets of people.

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Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

Girl's Guide to PM

In 2008, the Democratic Party made the decision to move Obama’s speech at their convention in Denver from the Pepsi Center (capacity 18,007) to the larger outdoor venue of Invesco Field (capacity 76,125). Do you think that your project should have a ‘launch’ event?

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