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Author: Randy Weldon

Building Dynamic PMO Capabilities in Small to Medium IT Shops

In 1998, I was fortunate to get my first CIO role at a small- to medium-sized pharmaceutical company, with a half billion in sales (which represents a LOT of pills in a low unit-cost generic drug manufacturing company!).  I was so excited, I don’t remember even asking how big the IT shop was during my interviews.  I just couldn’t wait to get started.  I showed up that first day and met my IT team.  All 35 people.  Well, OK, there were a few other outsourced positions and consultants on board.  But there was no PMO.  We weren’t big enough...

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How to Create an Awesome Project Roadmap! – Part Two

The Following is Part Two of a Two Part Article by Randy Weldon – Contributing Author to Project Management for Today.  Part One of this article is available HERE  Don’t just talk about Aligning IT with the Business – make it happen! From a bottom-up viewpoint, and to augment the top-down input described in Part One of this article, it is important to hear and honor what the more detail-knowledgeable directors, managers, and other key subject matter experts think about the current situation as well as future opportunities for improvement and transformation.  To obtain this input, a series of...

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How to Create an Awesome Project Roadmap! – Part One

The Following is Part One of a Two Part Article by Randy Weldon – Contributing Author to Project Management for Today.   Don’t just talk about Aligning IT with the Business – make it happen! From management’s perspective, if IT isn’t truly aligned with the business strategies to drive transformation and value, the CIO should be concerned about his or her future in the company.  Similarly, if IT staff doesn’t truly understand and enable the business goals, value streams and capabilities, in an end-to-end integrated manner, IT is at risk of being outsourced. Notice the title I chose for this...

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