Paul Dandurand


Paul Dandurand

About Paul Dandurand

Paul Dandurand is the founder and CEO of PieMatrix, a visual project management application company. Paul has a background in starting and growing companies. Prior to PieMatrix, he was co-founder of FocusFrame, where he wore multiple hats, including those of co-president and director. He helped position FocusFrame as the market leader with process methodology differentiation. FocusFrame was sold to Hexaware in 2006. Previously, he was a management consulting manager at Ernst & Young (now Capgemini) in San Francisco and Siebel Systems in Amsterdam. Paul enjoys photography, skiing, and watching independent films. He earned a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley.

HR manager reviews candidates as their potential as stars and sponges

Team Member Selection Criteria: Look For Stars And Sponges

4-Feb-2020 | Paul Dandurand

When you look for team member selection criteria, you probably will not think of “stars and sponges” as criteria. You should! One criterion should be “stars,” who have great experience and

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10 Resource Planning Steps For Humans (Part 4)

16-Dec-2019 | Paul Dandurand

Part 4 in the "People Resource Planning" series about how to improve the project management process through people planning We left off in Part 3 with steps 5, 6, and 7: developing the team, making

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10 Resource Planning Steps For Humans (Part 3)

9-Dec-2019 | Paul Dandurand

Part 3 in the "People Resource Planning" series about how to improve the project management process through people planning The previous blogs in our series explored the first four steps in improvi

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10 Resource Planning Steps For Humans (Part 2)

2-Dec-2019 | Paul Dandurand

Part 2 in the "People Resource Planning" series about how to improve the project management process through people planning In Part 1, I provided a brief overview of 10 steps for a human approach t

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10 Resource Planning Steps For Humans (Part 1)

25-Nov-2019 | Paul Dandurand

Part 1 in the "People Resource Planning" series about how to improve the project management process through people planning I hate the terms “resource planning” and “resource forecasting.”

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Hybrid Agile Manifesto And Spider-Man

2-Oct-2019 | Paul Dandurand

What does Spider-Man have to do with agile projects? You may have landed here out of curiosity. Keep reading and you’ll find out. In this article, I’ll talk about the problems with the Agile Ma

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Agile Projects Are Really Waterfall With Agile

9-Sep-2019 | Paul Dandurand

Sorry, "agile" die-hards. Most “agile” projects are really agile with some waterfall and process. This is a good thing. I know I may ruffle some agile purist feathers, but please give me a chance

How Not To Lose Your Job To Robots, Part 2

23-May-2018 | Paul Dandurand

Part 2 in a 2-part series. Read Part 1 In our last post, we talked about three steps you can take to keep your project management job as your firm starts to use AI for projects. In this post, we'l

How Not To Lose Your Job To A Robot, Part 1

16-May-2018 | Paul Dandurand

Part 1 in a 2-part series My last blog, “Will You Lose Your Project Manager Job To A Robot?”, explored the popular topic of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential effect on jobs. I dis

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Will You Lose Your Project Management Job To An AI Robot?

9-May-2018 | Paul Dandurand

Robots, meaning artificial intelligence (AI), will soon change project management significantly. If your role is creating reports and scheduling projects, you could lose your job. Did you know most