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With a degree in Mathematics and Computer Science, Val began working in the Aerospace and Defense, Telecommunications, and Electronics industries doing Predictive performance modeling, simulation, and animation. Later he would gain experience in Project, Product, Program and Portfolio Management. He leveraged this experience as Director of Global Marketing at Telelogic and while serving as Fellow at Ryma Technologies. He worked as a consultant in Enterprise Work Management for Workfront. He is the father of six kids and has been in Boy Scouting for 20 years. He has been an active evangelist for Integrated PM since 2009.

Defining Project Success

Defining Project Success

"If we define project success as satisfying the projects’ constraints, then the construction of its WBS, and optimal value stream is simplified, but measuring project constraints can be a moving target, and is the compelling factor for the use of a reusable measure framework."

The ultimate purpose of project management is to create a continuous stream of project successes.

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Surveys and Interviews: Technique (2 of 6)

Surveys and Interviews: Technique (2 of 6)

"If we use surveys and interviews, then we will be able to quickly test the market or clients, but we need to know how to not manipulate the situation or condition."

Formulating Questions

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Integrated PM Without PPM and a Growing Technical Debt

Integrated PM Without PPM and a Growing Technical Debt

"If we exclude PPM in our Integrated PM system, then we won’t need to learn PPM, but there are some typical costs associated with not having the PPM discipline within our Integrated PM system.”

HERE, PUT THIS ON- SEE IF IT INCREASES YOUR PERFORMANCE!

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Engagement Project Management

Engagement Project Management

"If we utilize account based sales, then we need to include sales and marketing into our engagement projects, but this means we need to look at our projects as holistic systems if we expect to maximize project performance."

With project management now viewed as a strategic competency, it is natural for companies that wish to compete in a global marketplace to be strong believers in engagement project management or engagement selling. Either way this is just another discipline of Integrated PM. As you scope out your Integrated PM system, this may or may not be a needed discipline.

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Benchmarking Overview

Benchmarking Overview

"If I use measures, metrics, and benchmarking in our improvement initiatives, then we will improve much quicker, and with less cost, but benchmarking needs to become a core capability of our team."

No single benchmarking process has been universally adopted. The wide appeal and acceptance of benchmarking has led to the emergence of a variety of benchmarking methodologies. However, with regard to project management, benchmarking activities usually are easier to implement and accept because you have something to point at- it has a tangible characteristic to it.

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