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Program Management

How to bring Agile to other departments; Marketing, Sales, Support, etc.

It is a daunting task to convince other departmental executives to coordinate their departments’ projects with the rest of organization using Agile methodology! This was actually a question brought up by a colleague at one of our PMI-SV chapter meetings. Below are some of responses from the leading managers attending our meeting; We shall think in Agile …

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How PMO can help SMB to streamline their operation?

What are the basic building blocks of PMO that could help small businesses to grow in the Internet era? I think the lack of appropriate fund, clear objectives, basics of applicable Project/Program Management (PM), as well as the absence of knowledge-matter expert/coach, or even missing support from senior management/owners add to the distancing of PMO …

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PMISV Symposium is around the corner

Last week I received a newsletter from our local chapter, PMI Silicon Valley. The newsletter included highlights from one of the keynote speakers that got my attention: Risk Management in Environments of Constant Change! All project managers try to keep matters simple while avoiding risks (in projects) anyway they can. However, for program managers, steering between …

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PMI-way of maneuvering challenges of complex projects!

We are getting close to 2016 Symposium of PMI in Silicon Valley. A closer look at the speakers and topics (available at PMISV website) portrays real benefits of attending the Symposium. Online search of professional gatherings indicates that PMI chapters hold a high number of symposiums, seminars and conferences with high number of attendees. That’s no surprise as you …

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Knowledge Sharing Among PMO Members

Dynamic discussion regarding PMO and pressing issues leads to practical knowledge sharing. Below is a short snippet of items discussed at our past PMO meeting of PMI-Silicon Valley chapter where participants shared their views and experience regarding PMO and (technical/functional/business) Program Management issues and success stories. PMO contribution to executive committee consists of strategic setting of capital/budget of programs, …

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PMO, Personality Types, Strategic/Tactical Agile; an Active Dialogue

Silicon Valley is the hub of innovative technologies and ideas to push boundaries. From novel technological advancement to collaborative production, San Francisco Bay Area incubates the forward-pushing human desires time-and-again! I attend many professional gatherings and meet ups to meet and learn from experienced technical professionals whenever I have a chance. One of these small …

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