Showing 8 posts in: Resource Optimization

May 31, 2018

What’s the Value of Management Consulting?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Benefits Realization, Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Now, there’s a loaded question. But it is one we constantly strive to answer in our consulting practice; take a look at the “Results” sections of our client case studies, posted here, to get situation-specific answers.In addition to these industry- and organization-specific value datapoints, we just ran across some research… Read More »

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Now, there’s a loaded question. But it is one we constantly strive to answer in our consulting practice; take a look at the “Results” sections of our client case studies, posted here, to get situation-specific answers.In addition to these industry- and organization-specific value datapoints, we just ran across some research… 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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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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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 4, 2013

Those Pesky Cultural Barriers: An Interview with Allen Young

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

This week’s interview with PM Solutions expert Allen Young, Account Executive, addresses questions from our May webinar around the cultural change aspects of Project Portfolio Management – and there were many! Obviously the human and cultural issues loom large for companies endeavoring to implement or improve their PPM practices. After reviewing the list… Read More »

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This week’s interview with PM Solutions expert Allen Young, Account Executive, addresses questions from our May webinar around the cultural change aspects of Project Portfolio Management – and there were many! Obviously the human and cultural issues loom large for companies endeavoring to implement or improve their PPM practices. After reviewing the list… Read More »

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Sep 6, 2012

MOTOR PMO Attacks Two Difficult Issues: Resource Management and Acquisition Integration

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 2 Comments

What do Good Housekeeping magazine, ESPN, The San Francisco Chronicle and a business-to-business provider of technical information for the automotive industry have in common?They are all part of the Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies, owners of 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, hundreds of magazines, 29 television stations,… Read More »

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What do Good Housekeeping magazine, ESPN, The San Francisco Chronicle and a business-to-business provider of technical information for the automotive industry have in common?They are all part of the Hearst Corporation, one of the nation’s largest diversified media and information companies, owners of 15 daily and 37 weekly newspapers, hundreds of magazines, 29 television stations,… Read More »

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Aug 6, 2012

Organizational Change Management: Capacity

Posted by Allen Young in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Performance Measurement, Resource Optimization | 1 Comment

Like maturity (see previous post here), capacity doesn’t always come up as a significant factor in Organizational Change Management (OCM) discussions but in my experience it is equally as important. Capacity actually has to be considered from two perspectives: individual and organizational capacity. Neither is typically pliable, easily adaptable and ready for change.… Read More »

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Like maturity (see previous post here), capacity doesn’t always come up as a significant factor in Organizational Change Management (OCM) discussions but in my experience it is equally as important. Capacity actually has to be considered from two perspectives: individual and organizational capacity. Neither is typically pliable, easily adaptable and ready for change.… Read More »

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