Justin Rowe

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Scaled for the Enterprise - Expansion of Agile to Drive Better Business Outcomes

Posted by Justin Rowe on 1/17/17 12:00 PM

This past August, I wrote a blog and performed a webinar with our partner, PMI Mile Hi on Embracing Digital Transformation within the Project Portfolio Management environment and quoted from PMI’s “Pulse of the Profession: Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Organizational Agility”.  

This article communicates, “A highly developed culture of agility exists when value is placed on ideals and behaviors such as collaboration, diversity, innovation, communication, creativity, transparency, and inquisitive thinking.”  This month, Jana Axline from PMI Mile Hi and I will be taking the next step in discussing the employment of organizational agility across the enterprise through the introduction of Enterprise Agile Frameworks.

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7 Deadly Sins of Project Management Webinar Follow Up

Posted by Justin Rowe on 11/11/16 11:59 AM

 

On October 26th, we held our 7 Deadly Sins of Project Management webinar with Kristyn Medeiros, Solutions Consultant Manager with Innotas. We had a great discussion on the "7 Deadly Sins", the virtues of project management and more. During the webinar, we had several questions that we were unable to answer. I took some time to answer these:

Do you see PPM groups emphasizing the importance of leveraging existing domain patterns and structures for enterprise use and re-use?

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The PMO Masterminds of Arizona: A Recap

Posted by Justin Rowe on 10/28/16 3:42 PM

On October 20th, Lewis Fowler held their final PMO forum for this year, wrapping up a great series of discussion, insight and imparted advice between PMO leaders in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area.  For this forum, we featured three PMO masterminds with a stellar background in Project and Portfolio Management, providing their perspective and experience to our attendees.  We held this same themed forum back in February 2016 here in Colorado and received similar compliments and feedback from those PMO leaders who received valuable knowledge applicable to their organization.  Our featured PMO masterminds included Lauren Frank, Director of Financial Shared Services at Freeport-McMoRan, David Dietz, Senior Director of Program Management at Honeywell Aerospace, and John Kretz, Director of PMO – North America at Orion Health.

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The Spectrum of Project Management Through the Lens of Agile

Posted by Justin Rowe on 8/23/16 4:28 PM

The world of project management has shifted in multiple directions through a span of decades.  The introduction of the Agile Manifesto has driven the concepts and applicability of project management to new levels, not just beyond the atmosphere of software development, but into all realms of the industry.  Taking the main concepts of the manifesto, such as “individuals and interactions”, “working software”, “customer collaboration” and “responding to change”, can be applied within multiple types of projects outside of software development.  The point here is to understand where this applicability can be championed within organizations that maintain and execute a project portfolio to consistently increase customer value, and to maintain and optimize schedule and costs while minimizing risk.

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