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Jul 31, 2015

The Beauty of Expertise

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

My last blog post picked the brain of PM Solutions’ consulting practice director, Roger Bryson, on the reasons why companies reach out for expert assistance with projects and programs.His comments renewed my interest in the topics of knowledge transfer and expertise. Consulting thrives because we operate on the assumption that expert knowledge is... Read More »

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My last blog post picked the brain of PM Solutions’ consulting practice director, Roger Bryson, on the reasons why companies reach out for expert assistance with projects and programs.His comments renewed my interest in the topics of knowledge transfer and expertise. Consulting thrives because we operate on the assumption that expert knowledge is... Read More »

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Jun 23, 2015

The Value of an Experienced Project Manager

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

The value of project management knowledge is, of course, the bedrock of PM Solutions' business. Recently, new research by the PM College and PM Solutions Research validated that companies with higher-skilled project managers experienced better business results. But what if, like the majority of companies in that study, your organization lacks those key individuals to... Read More »

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The value of project management knowledge is, of course, the bedrock of PM Solutions' business. Recently, new research by the PM College and PM Solutions Research validated that companies with higher-skilled project managers experienced better business results. But what if, like the majority of companies in that study, your organization lacks those key individuals to... Read More »

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May 20, 2015

New Research Reveals a Perception Gap Between Leaders and PMs

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

Over the years, our research has consistently shown that having an effective project manager on the job makes the difference between project success and project failure.  So we aren’t surprised by the results from PM College’s latest study, “Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015,” showing that organizations with highly skilled... Read More »

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Over the years, our research has consistently shown that having an effective project manager on the job makes the difference between project success and project failure.  So we aren’t surprised by the results from PM College’s latest study, “Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015,” showing that organizations with highly skilled... Read More »

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Mar 19, 2015

New Benchmark Study Seeks Data on PM Skills

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Project Management Research, Project Management Training | 0 Comments

Two years ago, the Project Management Institute commissioned a study on the PM job market that forecasted exponential growth in the demand for project managers globally. And, as the U.S. economy continues to improve, it does seem that at least some of those predictions are on track. At the same time, the training side... Read More »

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Two years ago, the Project Management Institute commissioned a study on the PM job market that forecasted exponential growth in the demand for project managers globally. And, as the U.S. economy continues to improve, it does seem that at least some of those predictions are on track. At the same time, the training side... Read More »

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Feb 19, 2015

Resource Bottleneck Rx: Make AND Buy

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

To continue my diatribe about talent and capital … a recent Harvard Business Review article sent me back to our own recent research studies. The article, “Talent Management for the 21st Century,” likened the problems companies now face with finding or developing talent to the issues faced by manufacturers in times past. The... Read More »

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To continue my diatribe about talent and capital … a recent Harvard Business Review article sent me back to our own recent research studies. The article, “Talent Management for the 21st Century,” likened the problems companies now face with finding or developing talent to the issues faced by manufacturers in times past. The... Read More »

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Jan 14, 2015

Project Managers ... "Talent" or "Capital"?

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

So, it’s official … PM Solutions thought leadership continues to run about 10 years ahead of the times.For example, we said the title Chief Project Officer would come into use in our 2001 book, The Strategic Project Office and by 2007 we were collecting business cards at every project management event with just that title.... Read More »

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So, it’s official … PM Solutions thought leadership continues to run about 10 years ahead of the times.For example, we said the title Chief Project Officer would come into use in our 2001 book, The Strategic Project Office and by 2007 we were collecting business cards at every project management event with just that title.... Read More »

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Nov 20, 2014

High-Value, High-Visibility Projects Hearten this Utility’s Hometown Area

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

There’s a lot going on in Michigan these days, and DTE Energy plays a role in much of the positive progress the state is enjoying. From the revitalization of Detroit to a massive commitment to clean alternative energy, DTE has relied on its PMO, the Major Enterprise Projects organization, or MEP, to bring... Read More »

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There’s a lot going on in Michigan these days, and DTE Energy plays a role in much of the positive progress the state is enjoying. From the revitalization of Detroit to a massive commitment to clean alternative energy, DTE has relied on its PMO, the Major Enterprise Projects organization, or MEP, to bring... Read More »

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Nov 19, 2014

A World-Class Portfolio Management Office Brings Stability to An Island Nation’s Economy

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

This past Monday was an historic day for the small Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic (DR); Luis Jose Bourget, director of The Central Bank’s Portfolio Management Office, traveled to Miami to accept accolades as a finalist in the PMO of the Year Award competition.As the first Latin American region finalist in... Read More »

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This past Monday was an historic day for the small Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic (DR); Luis Jose Bourget, director of The Central Bank’s Portfolio Management Office, traveled to Miami to accept accolades as a finalist in the PMO of the Year Award competition.As the first Latin American region finalist in... Read More »

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