Showing 8 posts in: Resource Optimization

Jul 18, 2012

Transformational Resources: An Interview with J. Kent Crawford

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

Q: Lately many of our corporate discussions have centered on the role of the “transformational resource.” Can you tell us your thoughts about that? What makes a resource “transformational?”Crawford: There are project managers and program managers … and then there are mega program managers. These are the players who have… Read More »

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Q: Lately many of our corporate discussions have centered on the role of the “transformational resource.” Can you tell us your thoughts about that? What makes a resource “transformational?”Crawford: There are project managers and program managers … and then there are mega program managers. These are the players who have… Read More »

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May 24, 2012

Resource Coordination: Never Again Hear “What Do I Do Now?"

Posted by in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

Coordination of many resources over many efforts (whether project or operational) is required to ensure that an organization functions properly.  That’s why resource coordination is one of the main functions of the PMO.Through Project Portfolio Management (PPM) techniques, the typical enterprise or Strategic PMO works with senior management to start and… Read More »

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Coordination of many resources over many efforts (whether project or operational) is required to ensure that an organization functions properly.  That’s why resource coordination is one of the main functions of the PMO.Through Project Portfolio Management (PPM) techniques, the typical enterprise or Strategic PMO works with senior management to start and… Read More »

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Nov 29, 2011

2012 PMO Forecast: Cloudy, with A Bright Horizon

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Demand Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 1 Comment

This is the time of year when, although our personal energies may be focused on home and family for the holidays, our business energies leapfrog over the year's end: forecasts and budgets for 2012 loom large. What trends should we capitalize upon? What risks can we plan to dodge?Forecasting - both business and weather… Read More »

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This is the time of year when, although our personal energies may be focused on home and family for the holidays, our business energies leapfrog over the year's end: forecasts and budgets for 2012 loom large. What trends should we capitalize upon? What risks can we plan to dodge?Forecasting - both business and weather… Read More »

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May 31, 2011

PMO of the Year Award Enters Countdown Phase

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

For those of our readers who are entering the PMO of the Year Award, May has been a busy time; we hope that last week's deadline extension (to June 10) has allowed you to polish your entry without giving up the holiday weekend. Please remember to check out the Linked In group for PMOY applicants,… Read More »

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For those of our readers who are entering the PMO of the Year Award, May has been a busy time; we hope that last week's deadline extension (to June 10) has allowed you to polish your entry without giving up the holiday weekend. Please remember to check out the Linked In group for PMOY applicants,… Read More »

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Nov 22, 2010

Your Reading List ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization, Site News | 1 Comment

As usual, a flurry of book releases coincided with the fall project management conferences, and PM Solutions made a strong showing with multiple publications of new content and thought leadership.Most importantly, of course, the Second Edition of Kent Crawford's seminal work, The Strategic Project Office, came out just before the PMI Global Congress… Read More »

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As usual, a flurry of book releases coincided with the fall project management conferences, and PM Solutions made a strong showing with multiple publications of new content and thought leadership.Most importantly, of course, the Second Edition of Kent Crawford's seminal work, The Strategic Project Office, came out just before the PMI Global Congress… Read More »

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Jun 9, 2010

Why Is Resource Management So Hard?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Governance, Resource Optimization | 1 Comment

If you missed Kent Crawford's webcast on Resource Management Challenges May 25th (like I did), you might want to listen to the recorded version available here. This isn't a new topic for us, but it was interesting to see, in our recent State of the PMO study, that even the most mature enterprise… Read More »

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If you missed Kent Crawford's webcast on Resource Management Challenges May 25th (like I did), you might want to listen to the recorded version available here. This isn't a new topic for us, but it was interesting to see, in our recent State of the PMO study, that even the most mature enterprise… Read More »

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May 20, 2010

PMO Research Reveals Strengths, Challenges

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

It's gratifying when a trend you've been predicting ... and in some ways, leading and guiding ... becomes the norm. That's what has happened recently with the organizational clout and position of the PMO. Back in 2000, when I wrote The Strategic Project Office, the enterprise-level PMO that was actively involved with strategic projects, and… Read More »

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It's gratifying when a trend you've been predicting ... and in some ways, leading and guiding ... becomes the norm. That's what has happened recently with the organizational clout and position of the PMO. Back in 2000, when I wrote The Strategic Project Office, the enterprise-level PMO that was actively involved with strategic projects, and… Read More »

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Apr 16, 2010

Shouldn't PM Training Walk the Talk?

Posted by in Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Resource Optimization | 10 Comments

Lately, I've noticed something ironic about project management and project management training.Successful projects are so specific to the needs of the sponsors and business, requiring detailed project plans to ensure that scope, schedule, budget and deliverables hit the target.  This target is oftentimes moving one; slight requirements changes cause further alterations to… Read More »

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Lately, I've noticed something ironic about project management and project management training.Successful projects are so specific to the needs of the sponsors and business, requiring detailed project plans to ensure that scope, schedule, budget and deliverables hit the target.  This target is oftentimes moving one; slight requirements changes cause further alterations to… Read More »

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