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Best practices, lessons learned and advice from your peers in the trenches.

Organizational Risk & the PMO

- by Andy Jordan

The PMO may not have direct accountability for the execution of organizational risk processes, but it remains a key stakeholder, providing critical support in a number of areas that impact risk, including process ownership, faciliting change and influencing the project culture.

Regulatory Projects: 6 Best Practices

- by Gary Hamilton and Jon McGowan

New regulations and reforms in response to the economic crisis have spawned countless compliance projects across industries. For project managers, the stakes are high — and the stakeholders have the power of the law behind them. Here are six best practices for managing projects in a regulatory environment.

Thought-leaders and practitioners give voice to the latest trends, techniques and tools.

Breaking the Org

- by Dave Prior

How do organizations prevent improvement intiatives from losing steam? George Schlitz says leaders need to create “safe yet effective disruption” by identifying processes and policies that are getting in the way of effective change and then developing new approaches that support the desired values. [13:20]

Keep Your Options Open

- by Dave Prior

We need more options and fewer commitments, says Jabe Bloom, who helps organizations be more agile in their decision-making through Real Options Theory. It requires engaging with uncertainty, creating and keeping options open as long as possible, and then figuring out the optimal moment to choose. [23:30]

There's no one right way to get the job done — it's about context and striking a balance that suits the situation. Let's compare and contrast different approaches.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Cornelius Fichtner

Cornelius Fichtner, PMP is a noted PMP expert. He has helped over 25,000…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

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Meditating Project Managers

Posted by Dave Prior

Steve Winters and Matt Payton are Digital Project Managers who work MetalToad. One of the coolest things they are working on right now is a series of experiments they are planning for 2015. Each mo...
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