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Jul 27, 2016

Performance Measurement: We Know It is Important ... Why Don’t We Do It?

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford | 0 Comments

Performance measurement has become a powerful tool that can validate project success or point out failure. It can tell you if a new process is working, or if an investment is paying off. Why don’t we do more of it? A few reasons may be that it takes commitment, resources, and time... Read More »

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Performance measurement has become a powerful tool that can validate project success or point out failure. It can tell you if a new process is working, or if an investment is paying off. Why don’t we do more of it? A few reasons may be that it takes commitment, resources, and time... Read More »

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Jun 22, 2016

Still Justifying Project Management in Your Organization? This Will Help!

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Companies are demanding to know the long-range benefits of building and implementing a project management culture. Simple financial measurements are not enough; a balanced family of measures is needed to get an overall picture of the health of your organization and its project management practices. A balanced family of measures can evolve into a powerful... Read More »

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Companies are demanding to know the long-range benefits of building and implementing a project management culture. Simple financial measurements are not enough; a balanced family of measures is needed to get an overall picture of the health of your organization and its project management practices. A balanced family of measures can evolve into a powerful... Read More »

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Jun 7, 2016

"The Art of the Possible": An Interview with Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMP

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Human Capital, Site News, Strategy Execution | 1 Comment

If you’ve been following PM Solutions this past month, you already know that we’ve gained a new President. Al Zeitoun, PhD, PMP has taken on one of the roles previously carried out by our founder and CEO J. Kent Crawford.  We’ve welcomed him with a fresh round of... Read More »

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If you’ve been following PM Solutions this past month, you already know that we’ve gained a new President. Al Zeitoun, PhD, PMP has taken on one of the roles previously carried out by our founder and CEO J. Kent Crawford.  We’ve welcomed him with a fresh round of... Read More »

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May 28, 2016

Executing Strategy: The Project Manager’s Role

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Strategic execution continues to be one of the top challenges facing CEOs.  A decade ago, a Conference Board study showed that top management ranked consistent execution of strategy third of 91 challenges.  All I have read indicates that executing strategy remains a serious issue. According to an American Management Association study, “The... Read More »

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Strategic execution continues to be one of the top challenges facing CEOs.  A decade ago, a Conference Board study showed that top management ranked consistent execution of strategy third of 91 challenges.  All I have read indicates that executing strategy remains a serious issue. According to an American Management Association study, “The... Read More »

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Apr 25, 2016

On PM Solutions' 20-Year Anniversary, A Shout-Out to the People Who Have Made It Possible

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Project Management Maturity, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Site News | 0 Comments

Twenty years!  When I first wrote the business plan for PM Solutions, I only dreamed of such longevity in our company.  Now that we have been in business for 20 years, it seems time has gone by so quickly.  I can only offer “Thanks” to all those who have taken this... Read More »

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Twenty years!  When I first wrote the business plan for PM Solutions, I only dreamed of such longevity in our company.  Now that we have been in business for 20 years, it seems time has gone by so quickly.  I can only offer “Thanks” to all those who have taken this... Read More »

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Apr 18, 2016

Risky Business: PMI Study Charts a Dip in Project Success Rates

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Last week, our CEO Kent Crawford presented a webinar on strategies to recover troubled or failing projects to a large audience. The questions they submitted for the Q&A displayed just how much worry and stress failing projects create for project managers. We will be interviewing Kent on this blog, answering many of the... Read More »

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Last week, our CEO Kent Crawford presented a webinar on strategies to recover troubled or failing projects to a large audience. The questions they submitted for the Q&A displayed just how much worry and stress failing projects create for project managers. We will be interviewing Kent on this blog, answering many of the... Read More »

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Feb 26, 2016

2016 Challenge for PMOs: Document Time-to-Value

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

For the first decade that I wrote about and reported on project management, almost nobody in the wider business press was talking about PM at all. I became adept at reading between the lines in business, management, strategy, and software/IT publications, looking for ways that their trends and pain-points related to our discipline. That... Read More »

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For the first decade that I wrote about and reported on project management, almost nobody in the wider business press was talking about PM at all. I became adept at reading between the lines in business, management, strategy, and software/IT publications, looking for ways that their trends and pain-points related to our discipline. That... Read More »

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Jan 27, 2016

How Many Projects Per PM? It Depends.

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

Last week, one of our consultants came to us with a question from a client: "What is the ideal or standard number of projects per project manager?"Questions like this are the heart of our research program. We aren’t academics, and don’t aspire to be. PM Solutions Research was established to... Read More »

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Last week, one of our consultants came to us with a question from a client: "What is the ideal or standard number of projects per project manager?"Questions like this are the heart of our research program. We aren’t academics, and don’t aspire to be. PM Solutions Research was established to... Read More »

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