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Kristyn Medeiros

Kristyn is the Commercial Americas Solutions Consulting Manager at Planview. She is a PMP certified project manager with 10+ years experience in the IT industry, leading teams under adverse and changing conditions. She is experienced in business analysis, problem solving techniques, and customer focus.

No PMP? No Problem!

Every day I speak with people who are learning how to manage projects but not typical project managers that are PMP certified and belong to a traditional PMO. These are unique individuals that are finding themselves in this role by default – scientists, auditors, or engineers, who choose to take on the challenge of managing projects, simply because it needs to...

“What If” You Managed Your Resource Plan Better?

How are you getting the truth? I talk to people every day who struggle with resource capacity and demand planning. It’s a challenge to see what people are working on and if people are available to take on more projects. Often times they are focused on the day to day work, like an individual project...

Is Your PMO Top Down or Bottom Up?

Why does it matter? Both the top down and bottom up approaches are integral to project and portfolio success. However, it will significantly help you to know what your current approach is. With this awareness comes discussion on whether this is the approach you want. Many PMOs start out with a bottom up approach, but...

Stop Making These 4 Common Portfolio Dashboard Mistakes Now!

Portfolio dashboards are a fantastic way to track metrics and progress across the organization. They provide insight in to project status, financials, and roadmaps, to name a few. Ultimately, the goal of dashboards is to give a big picture of how the work done day to day aligns with the company’s strategic goals and objectives....

‘Twas the Night Before the Board Meeting

‘Twas the night before the board meeting, and all was not well I was nowhere near prepared, but, OH what the hell! I’ll fudge it, I’ll lie, and I’ll make it all up. All I’ll need is strong coffee, uh-huh, yup yup! But wait just a minute, let’s think this through, They need to approve...