Earlier in 2018, I worked on a turnaround project that needed some additional project management discipline and rigor. One of my key responsibilities was to work with the existing project managers to help build up their skills, tools, and expertise with managing creative teams. After the initial discovery and mentoring sessions, I generated some guidance … Continue reading Effective Project Management
Join me at PSBAW 2019 in Orlando where I will share tips to solve organizational divides. During my session, I will share a case study about how organizational dysfunction on my program evolved from distrust to cross-team collaboration.
Replacing medical IT infrastructure is never easy. Learn how my team’s approach for change management is supporting a “full speed ahead” deployment of a medical imaging platform across UPMC’s hospital system. Relevant links: UPMC Enterprises Newsletter Hospital Site “Go Live” Change Management Process
An alternative title for this article could be: “Make space for creativity, investigation, and failure on your team.” As project managers, we need to balance process rigor and control with allowing our teams to do their best work with us micro-managing them. We need to apply project management processes at a higher level to give … Continue reading 9 Tips For Managing Creative Teams
The PMI Pittsburgh Chapter held its 7th annual Professional Development Day (PDD) on November 7, 2018. The volunteer organizing committee rallied around the theme of “Adaptive Delivery”, which served as a common thread woven though our speaker’s topics and presentations. For those not familiar with a PDD, it is 1- or 2-day “mini-conference” organized by a local PMI chapter for … Continue reading Volunteering for Professional Organizations
I have had a several conversations recently, both with colleagues and other project management professionals, around the topic of how to become a program manager. Here are some of my thoughts on the career progression to program management. Program management is a natural progression for many experienced project managers. Being a successful program manager, however, is … Continue reading Becoming a Program Manager