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Patrick Quirk

Founding Member of PMEvolution.com President & CEO of FOQUS Partners, LLC PMP since 2005

The Five Dysfunctions of a Team: 3Q18 PM Book Club Review

Don’t have time to read the book? Check out the video link below and then join the discussion! Title: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Author: Patrick Lencioni Year: 2002 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: 3Q18 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: The Five Dysfunctions of a Team Video: Patrick Lencioni 30 min Talk Successful project managers have the ability to positively influence team dynamics. As ...

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Scrum: 2Q18 PM Book Club Review

Scrum Book Cover

Title: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Author: Jeff Sutherland, Co-creator of Scrum and J.J. Sutherland Year: 2014 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: 2Q18 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: Scrum: The Art of Doing Twice the Work in Half the Time Video: TEDx Talk by Jeff Sutherland Introduction Scrum is a project management framework based upon Agile principles and values. ...

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Start With Why: 2Q16 PM Book Club Review

Start With Why

Title: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action Author: Simon Sinek Year: 2011 PMEvolution.com Book Club Review: 2Q16 PM Evolution Amazon Store Ordering Link: Start with Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action View Mr. Sinek’s TED talk that inspired the book to understand the basics of how he sees the WHY inspiring the HOW before finally getting ...

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Three Old & New Assumptions for PMOs

Examine Assumptions

The PMO (Project Management Office) is evolving along with the rest of project management. Today’s PMOs take many forms in terms of scope and structure. It is common to find centralized and decentralized structures, scopes vary from strategic to function-specific, and we even see 100% outsourced and virtual PMOs. Evolution brings with it changes in assumptions which were previously fundamental. ...

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Talk Like Ted: 1Q16 PM Book Club Review

Talk Like Ted

If Project managers are anything, they are communicators. Translating technical issues into business impacts and status updates into what it means for your weekend are just a couple examples. Often, this communication is via email or conference call, but PMs also regularly present in person. These in-person presentations may be for a broad set of audiences and cover a variety of messages. For example consider how differently the messages and audiences may be for kick-offs, lessons learned, steering committee updates and end user training. Talk Like Ted addresses 9 principles for effective presentations and public speaking and cleverly uses the most popular TED presentations to demonstrate each.

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3 Steps to Picking the Right PDU Category

PMI Talent Triangle

As of December 1, 2015, PMI credential holders seeking to renew their certification(s) must begin classifying PDUs according to the new Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) format. While PDUs must now be classified per the new format, the changes to the number of PDUs required in each category won’t be enforced for two more years. This gives project managers (and PMI) a ...

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