ProjectManagementParadise Podcast Up

Johnny Beirne over at projectmanagementparadise podcast interviewed me, specifically about my post, Visualize Your Work So You Can Say No. See Episode 38: “How to visualise your work so that you can say no” with Johanna Rothman. Hope you enjoy it!

Resource Management is the Wrong Idea; Manage Your Project Portfolio Instead

I had the chance to teach agile ideas to some project portfolio managers, or people who were considering setting up a PMO to manage the project portfolio. Many of these folks had a real concern: how to manage “resources.” (People to you and me.) Part of what I said to them was that resource management …

The Power of Cards/Stickies for Managing Your Project Portfolio

An agile coach asked me this question, “What tool should our senior leadership use for managing the program/portfolio?” That question told me these things: Her leadership is confused about the difference between a program (one business deliverable composed of many projects) and the project portfolio (a picture of the committed work that implements the organizational …

Taking Requests for New Edition of Manage Your Project Portfolio

I am about to update Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects to a second edition. What would you like me to add? To remove? To change? What have your challenges been about project portfolio management? Here are things I’m planning to add: Many more kanban views of the project portfolio …