|The first office in Princeton
|The design process for small/medium/large projects
PMPulse was founded in early 2000 as a limited liability company. Our first office was at 22 Nassau
street, Princeton, NJ. We developed 3 software tools for the emerging Project Management Community.
the process health of any project,
StepsPulse displayed a framework related to the navigation of a project,
took the idea of a storyboard from Papua New Guinea to show project process content in 6 interactive windows.
tools were bought by IIL in 2002. Since 2002 we have been involved in content development, consulting and training in the
PMBOK area of Project Management.
|PMPulse office in London
|The start of linking science research to modern PM
From 2003-2005 and 2007-2010 we were based in Marylebone, London, UK. Note that the name 'Ryle' is nicely embedded
in the name of this pretty village in central London.
Training and consulting was carried out in Europe, Africa and
Asia as well as the preliminary research for a more science based approach to Project Management.
Those studies led to
the creation of the idea of a 9-step approach to manage any project. The 9 steps have been captured in a narrative form in
the book 'Keeping Score' which explores a journey by three characters (Edward, Bob, Louise) with three very different
approaches to projects (Practical, Process-drived, Academic).
A movie was made of the book in 2010 on location in Myrtle Beach, SC and Princeton, NJ. A 9 hole golf course is used
to explain the sequence of steps from Initiating through to Closing. Real actors are used to play the dramatic scenes from
the book. Those dramatic scenes were shot at the Bonner Foundation as (sadly) we couldn't depend on the weather in Ireland.
Here are some pictures of a 'Tallest Tower' exercise. The exercise allows students demonstrate their
planning, execution, controlling and teamworking skills. It is used as an ice-breaker to get the students to focus on the
process rather than the product of the project (at least for the duration of the training).