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Nov 23, 2016

The Changing Ecosystem of Work

Posted by Dr. Al Zeitoun | 0 Comments

Reading the business press and networking with the diverse community of project management leaders at events like the PMO Symposium, one can't help but be struck by the changing dynamics of the workforce. In the developed nations, we have an aging workforce that possesses critical expertise and stories, tacit knowledge and insitutional memory that... Read More »

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Reading the business press and networking with the diverse community of project management leaders at events like the PMO Symposium, one can't help but be struck by the changing dynamics of the workforce. In the developed nations, we have an aging workforce that possesses critical expertise and stories, tacit knowledge and insitutional memory that... Read More »

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Nov 11, 2016

“An Appetite for Simplicity” : Report from the PMO Symposium

Posted by Dr. Al Zeitoun | 0 Comments

This week I attended the PMO Symposium for the first time and it was one of those events where you experience so many new ideas that you can’t keep them to yourself. I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I found it to be the perfect tool to record “Aha!”... Read More »

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This week I attended the PMO Symposium for the first time and it was one of those events where you experience so many new ideas that you can’t keep them to yourself. I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I found it to be the perfect tool to record “Aha!”... Read More »

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Nov 7, 2016

Shift the Focus to Benefits Now: A Report from the PMO Symposium

Posted by J. Kent Crawford | 0 Comments

The annual PMO Symposium has kicked off and we could not have had a better starting gate than the presentation that expanded on PMI’s research into benefits realization. That this is the focus and the kickoff of the Symposium is so appropriate, because it ties right into what we believe to be the... Read More »

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The annual PMO Symposium has kicked off and we could not have had a better starting gate than the presentation that expanded on PMI’s research into benefits realization. That this is the focus and the kickoff of the Symposium is so appropriate, because it ties right into what we believe to be the... Read More »

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Nov 3, 2016

100% of Best-in-Class PMOs do Benefits Realization. Do You?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Fun fact: Our newest research on The State of the PMO is coming out next week, and it provides a profile of what the best PMOs focus on. One of those items is benefits. We are not surprised, because a focus on benefits is one way that PMOs help their organizations achieve their strategic goals. ... Read More »

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Fun fact: Our newest research on The State of the PMO is coming out next week, and it provides a profile of what the best PMOs focus on. One of those items is benefits. We are not surprised, because a focus on benefits is one way that PMOs help their organizations achieve their strategic goals. ... Read More »

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Nov 1, 2016

"The Times, They Are A-Changin’"

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford | 0 Comments

When I look back over my last 25 years in project management, I just sigh.  When I first entered this profession as Executive Director (now titled CEO) of PMI, I struggled with explaining what project management actually was to my family and friends.  They wanted to understand, but unless they were in the defense... Read More »

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When I look back over my last 25 years in project management, I just sigh.  When I first entered this profession as Executive Director (now titled CEO) of PMI, I struggled with explaining what project management actually was to my family and friends.  They wanted to understand, but unless they were in the defense... Read More »

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Oct 26, 2016

Report from Dubai: Disruptive Change Calls for Dynamic Organizations

Posted by Dr. Al Zeitoun | 1 Comment

Panel Participants H.E. Mattar Al-TayerDirector General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) H.E. Mohamed AlabbarChairman, Emaar Properties Bill McDermottChief Executive Officer, SAP SE Mark LangleyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Project Management Institute (PMI)In addition to facilitating the Youth Circle yesterday at the... Read More »

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Panel Participants H.E. Mattar Al-TayerDirector General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) H.E. Mohamed AlabbarChairman, Emaar Properties Bill McDermottChief Executive Officer, SAP SE Mark LangleyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Project Management Institute (PMI)In addition to facilitating the Youth Circle yesterday at the... Read More »

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Oct 25, 2016

Report from Dubai: Today's Youth Are the PM Lab for Tomorrow

Posted by Dr. Al Zeitoun in Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Project Management Research, Site News | 0 Comments

I've been privileged to lead some discussions today at the Dubai International Project Management Forum. Today and tomorrow I will be filling you in on some of the interesting developments at this conference.This morning, I had the pleasure of presenting to the "Youth Circle" and then facilitating a Q&A session, during... Read More »

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I've been privileged to lead some discussions today at the Dubai International Project Management Forum. Today and tomorrow I will be filling you in on some of the interesting developments at this conference.This morning, I had the pleasure of presenting to the "Youth Circle" and then facilitating a Q&A session, during... Read More »

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Oct 6, 2016

State of the PMO 2016: Some Highlights from Our Newest Research

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

We just finished crunching the numbers for our 2016 update of our signature biennial research study, The State of the PMO. For those who have been following the progress of the PMO for the past several years, some of the findings are unsurprising: the percentage of companies with PMOs continues to climb (up 5% from 2014), while... Read More »

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We just finished crunching the numbers for our 2016 update of our signature biennial research study, The State of the PMO. For those who have been following the progress of the PMO for the past several years, some of the findings are unsurprising: the percentage of companies with PMOs continues to climb (up 5% from 2014), while... Read More »

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