Showing 8 posts in: Demand Management

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 | 3 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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Oct 12, 2015

How PMOs Are Changing to Cope with Resource Management Issues

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Demand Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

My first introduction to the concept of a “project office” came in 2000, when I covered a Project Management Benchmarking Forum in Scottsdale, AZ for the newsletter then being published by this organization (The Best Practices Report). The forums were the brainchild of a University of Phoenix professor, Frank Toney, who regularly gathered practitioners… Read More »

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My first introduction to the concept of a “project office” came in 2000, when I covered a Project Management Benchmarking Forum in Scottsdale, AZ for the newsletter then being published by this organization (The Best Practices Report). The forums were the brainchild of a University of Phoenix professor, Frank Toney, who regularly gathered practitioners… Read More »

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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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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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Oct 29, 2014

Don’t Be a “Fool with a Tool”: Lessons Learned from the EPPM Tool Trenches

Posted by Allen Young in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Portfolio Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

PC-based project management software tools arrived on the scene in the early to mid-1980s; the first ones had crude graphics and reporting that was limited by today’s standards. The real value-add was the relational database network used to track a project schedule. For the first time, project managers could create a series… Read More »

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PC-based project management software tools arrived on the scene in the early to mid-1980s; the first ones had crude graphics and reporting that was limited by today’s standards. The real value-add was the relational database network used to track a project schedule. For the first time, project managers could create a series… Read More »

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Sep 13, 2013

Resource Management and PPM Maturity: An Interview with John Casey, PMP

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Research | 0 Comments

In our third interview in this series, we asked PM Solutions senior consultant John Casey to address webinar participants’ questions about resource management. (Missed the webinar? Click here.) We weren’t surprised that this was an area that drew many questions; in all our research studies over the years, resource management has loomed… Read More »

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In our third interview in this series, we asked PM Solutions senior consultant John Casey to address webinar participants’ questions about resource management. (Missed the webinar? Click here.) We weren’t surprised that this was an area that drew many questions; in all our research studies over the years, resource management has loomed… Read More »

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