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Oct 7, 2014

Improving Project Management Yields Business Benefits ... And We Can Prove It

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project management maturity | 0 Comments

Just released today, the 2014 Project Management Maturity and Value Benchmark study reprises one of PM Solutions' most oft-cited research surveys, this time after a gap of several years. The findings will be exciting -- though not unexpected -- to proponents of project management. First, let me just toot PM Solutions Research's horn about a... Read More »

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Just released today, the 2014 Project Management Maturity and Value Benchmark study reprises one of PM Solutions' most oft-cited research surveys, this time after a gap of several years. The findings will be exciting -- though not unexpected -- to proponents of project management. First, let me just toot PM Solutions Research's horn about a... Read More »

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Oct 2, 2014

Value, and Corporate Values

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Johanna Mickel’s blog about a presentation at the Gartner Symposium tied in neatly with a theme that Allen Young had been expanding upon earlier on this blog: that of how you measure the value of project management processes (and of the PMO).   To recap, Johanna described Gartner analyst Donna Fitzgerald’s ... Read More »

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Johanna Mickel’s blog about a presentation at the Gartner Symposium tied in neatly with a theme that Allen Young had been expanding upon earlier on this blog: that of how you measure the value of project management processes (and of the PMO).   To recap, Johanna described Gartner analyst Donna Fitzgerald’s ... Read More »

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Jun 9, 2014

Another Take on the Types, Levels and Responsibilities of PMOs

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Culture & Change Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Project & Program Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

I left the Gartner PPM and IT Governance conference last Wednesday evening with my head spinning: information and insight overload! A few days to process was required. Now looking back, I have to say that in many ways the last day of the conference was the most rewarding. Although the closing keynote by former Secretary... Read More »

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I left the Gartner PPM and IT Governance conference last Wednesday evening with my head spinning: information and insight overload! A few days to process was required. Now looking back, I have to say that in many ways the last day of the conference was the most rewarding. Although the closing keynote by former Secretary... Read More »

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Jun 3, 2014

Transformation, Strategy and Statistics: A Panel Discussion with Gartner and PMI

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Governance, Human Capital, Project & Program Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Today’s panel discussion at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance conference featured Matt Light and PMI’s CEO Mark Langley, along with two practitioners—Claire Rutkowski of MWH Global and James Brown. James is currently with Dupont Pioneer but in a previous role was director of the PMO at Rockwell Automation ... Read More »

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Today’s panel discussion at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance conference featured Matt Light and PMI’s CEO Mark Langley, along with two practitioners—Claire Rutkowski of MWH Global and James Brown. James is currently with Dupont Pioneer but in a previous role was director of the PMO at Rockwell Automation ... Read More »

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Jun 2, 2014

Managing Change, Realizing Value Take Center Stage at Gartner

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Culture & Change Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Project Management Events | 0 Comments

I’m at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, DC and, looking back on the first day of keynotes and presentations, I recognize a familiar feeling: that it’s not so much that I heard anything new, as that Gartner analysts have a way of... Read More »

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I’m at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in National Harbor, MD, just outside Washington, DC and, looking back on the first day of keynotes and presentations, I recognize a familiar feeling: that it’s not so much that I heard anything new, as that Gartner analysts have a way of... Read More »

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May 14, 2014

Establish PMO Value Metrics Without Delay!

Posted by Allen Young in Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

One of the issues that surfaced in the newly-released State of the PMO 2014 research study was that PMOs have a public relations problem: they are delivering value (significant value: see the graphic from the study at right), but they have trouble communicating that value to executives. Two of the biggest challenges for PMOs, according to... Read More »

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One of the issues that surfaced in the newly-released State of the PMO 2014 research study was that PMOs have a public relations problem: they are delivering value (significant value: see the graphic from the study at right), but they have trouble communicating that value to executives. Two of the biggest challenges for PMOs, according to... Read More »

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May 2, 2014

Updated Study Shows Steady Growth in PMO Influence and Capabilities

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Site News, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

The fourth iteration of our biennial study on The State of the PMO was released last week. The data holds few surprises, but confirms that the PMO as an organizational resource continues to grow in capability and influence. In particular, it's always interesting to note how PMOs in high-performing organizations differ from those in... Read More »

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The fourth iteration of our biennial study on The State of the PMO was released last week. The data holds few surprises, but confirms that the PMO as an organizational resource continues to grow in capability and influence. In particular, it's always interesting to note how PMOs in high-performing organizations differ from those in... Read More »

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Apr 29, 2014

One Size PMO Does NOT Fit All

Posted by Allen Young in Portfolio Management, Project & Program Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

A good deal has been written about Project Management Offices (PMOs) in terms of the services they provide and the associated governance structures that go with them. I’ve seen the suggested types of PMOs range from as few as three to as many as twelve in my travels. Masha Nehme from Software Advice... Read More »

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A good deal has been written about Project Management Offices (PMOs) in terms of the services they provide and the associated governance structures that go with them. I’ve seen the suggested types of PMOs range from as few as three to as many as twelve in my travels. Masha Nehme from Software Advice... Read More »

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