Happy Veterans Day 2013! Hendon Group would like to thank all of our veterans who have served our country. Most of us know a veteran. They may be a family member, friend, work, or school colleague. Regardless how you know them and their relationship to you, wish them a Happy Veterans Day. Ask them to share a story. They have [...]
PMO Team Program Management Offices (PMOs) have been around for many years. The first PMO that I worked with was in 1995. Today, many PMOs are trying to improve their image and deliver more value to the organization than simple project reporting. Showcase your PMO and deliver more value to your organization with these five simple tips: Tip [...]
Tips for rolling out strategic initiatives Organizations overspend millions of dollars and realize significant delays each year rolling out strategic initiatives. Overspending dollars does not just negatively impact the expense side of the organization's ledger...overspending also diminishes the business case of the strategic initiative. Rollout delays negatively impact both revenue and expense. Delays can result in a loss of planned incremental [...]
This Memorial Day holiday weekend, Hendon Group, Inc. sends our prayers and thanks to the families whose loved ones made the ultimate sacrifice defending our rights and freedom around the globe. Thank you!
The PMI Chcagoland chapter is hosting a Leadership Skills for Project Managers on June 1st in the greater Chicago area. The workshop will be taught by Dr. James Brown, Ph.D., PE, PMP, CSP. A link to workshop details and registration information is provided.
Are you a candidate for the golden turtle award? One area where I believe all of us are getting a little lazy is returning phone calls and emails. I have seen an increasing number of individuals, within large organizations, who do not return phone calls or emails unless, of course, they want something from you. This is a [...]
Hints and tips This month's tip is on email etiquette. Email subject lines should accurately reflect the subject of the email. In addition, email should not be used as a substitute for picking up the phone. If not, you are probably wasting others time. Email messages usually start that way, but often a back and forth reply stream [...]
Want to know what is driving your program performance metrics? Program and project metrics are fundamental to understanding if your program/project is achieving its objectives. Let’s see what we might learn. Starting Point I have seen a number of program metrics being shared, via status reports, without the audience really understanding, or asking probing questions about, the information being shared. [...]
Hints and tips Communication plans are a great way to provide your program leadership team with current updates on planned communications activities for a program. Whether a large program or a small project, publishing when meetings will occur, when training sessions will take place, or when documents such as status meeting reports will be distributed, communications plans are [...]