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Gareth Byatt, Gary Hamilton, and Jeff Hodgkinson are experienced PMO, program, and project managers who developed a mutual friendship by realising we shared a common passion to help others and share knowledge about PMO, portfolio, program and project management (collectively termed PM below). In February 2010 we decided to collaborate on a three (3) year goal to write 50 PM subject articles for publication in any/all PM subject websites, newsletters, and professional magazines / journals. Readership of the articles is continuously increasing and we are fortunate to have assistance from people around the world who have taken the time to translate our articles into Arabic, Czechoslovakian, French, German, Indonesia, Italian, Korean, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian for their readers. Our articles are published on websites in 30 countries including Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Costa Rica, Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, India, Jamaica, Jordan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Pakistan, Panama, Poland, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Trinidad, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and the USA.Our mission with these articles is to help expand good PMO, program, and project management practices by promoting the PM profession, to be a positive influence to the PM Community, be known as eminent influencers of good PM practices, and in earnest hope readers can gain benefit from the advice of their 66+ years of combined experience plus the expertise of co-authors who kindly write with us on particular subjects. As of December, 2011, we have been published over 500 times! Along with writing articles, each also champions a role in the overall writing program collaboration process:

→ Gareth manages all requests for additional guest author collaborations

→ Gary manages the article development tracking and readership metrics

→ Jeff manages the article distribution and new readership demographics

Article #

Title
1 Setting up Projects – Planning for Success

2

PM Power

3

Minimizing Bias of Subject Matter Experts Through Effective Project Management

4

Customer Technical Priority

5

The Unspoken Additional Constraint of Project Management

6

Project Management and Firefighting – Are there Lessons to be Shared?

7

Anatomy of an Effective Project Manager

8

Are Program Managers on the Career Path to the C Level?

9

Work Passion, Heart, and Critical Behaviors: What Every Project Manager Should Know and Use.

10

Program KPI’s

11

Going Green

12

Project reward and Recognition – Fair or adding Risk?

14

Rescuing Troubled Projects

15

Is the PgMP Credential Right for Me?

16

Implementing a PMO is a Project In Itself

17

Project Communications: To Blog or Not to Blog

22

A Holistic Look at Program and Project Constraints

26

Managing a Virtual Project Team

27

Communication Risks With-in and Around a Virtual Team

29

The Virtual Project Team – Is it right for me?

32

Using Project and Program Management Groups on LinkedIn

33

Presentation Skills for Program and Project Managers

34

What Employers are asking for in Job postings for PM’s

36

The Trouble with Continuous Multi-tasking, and How to Avoid It

44


PDA’s for Program and Project Management Productivity

46

Cultural Awareness: Tailoring your presentation to the audience

47


The Color-coded Portfolio – Where is the Balance?

49

The Value of Holding Multiple Project Management Credentials

52

Risk Management – The PM’s Best Friend

55

Learning Lessons – Before You Begin, as You Progress, and When You Have Finished

56

The PM Survival Toolkit

57

Team Sports and Project Management

63

Project Management for the Small Business

66

Tips on Stakeholder Management

69

Calm in the Eye of the Storm

70

The Challenges of Calculating ‘% Complete’

71

A Risk Management Implementation

77

Cultivating Your Communications to the Audience

80

Which Came First the Process or the Tool

81

Our ‘Simple Seven’ Keys to Establishing a Successful PMO

82

Is Industry Specific Knowledge a Factor to Being a Top PM

85

The Nine Fundamental Steps to Project Success

87

The keys to the Lazy Project Manager – what is “productive laziness”?

94

Root Cause Analysis and Corrective Action for Project Managers

95

Business Benefits Realisation – The Unfortunate Truth

98

Working on Projects with Suppliers and Vendors – Seven Factors to Consider

110

Project Management Post 2008

111

Measuring the Value of a Program Management Office

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