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Aug 2, 2011

Community and Communication: How Edison SmartConnect Excels

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 0 Comments

Southern California Edison's SmartConnect PMO has placed among the semifinalists in the PMO of the Year competition for two years running (I can think of only one company that has done this in the history of the award: The National Council on Compensation Insurance in 2007 and 2008). I took a closer look at their application… Read More »

Southern California Edison's SmartConnect PMO has placed among the semifinalists in the PMO of the Year competition for two years running (I can think of only one company that has done this in the history of the award: The National Council on Compensation Insurance in 2007 and 2008). I took a closer look at their application… Read More »

Aug 27, 2010

Back to the Future: Some Thoughts about the PMO of the Year Finalists

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 0 Comments

This is in the nature of an appetizer; the main course will come out on Sept. 8 in the form of our new ebook about the PMO of the Year Award and this year's winner and finalists.Reading through the application essays, which we edit down into briefer summaries of the winning characteristics of each… Read More »

This is in the nature of an appetizer; the main course will come out on Sept. 8 in the form of our new ebook about the PMO of the Year Award and this year's winner and finalists.Reading through the application essays, which we edit down into briefer summaries of the winning characteristics of each… Read More »

May 18, 2010

Searching for Best-Practice Examples of Measures ... and Measurement Programs

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

In the Measuring Performance workshop that I teach for PMI, I am often asked for specific measures can be used to prove the value of the PMO to executives.  Of course, our own Value Measurement system includes a number of measures of this type, from numbers of projects completed in a certain time frame,… Read More »

In the Measuring Performance workshop that I teach for PMI, I am often asked for specific measures can be used to prove the value of the PMO to executives.  Of course, our own Value Measurement system includes a number of measures of this type, from numbers of projects completed in a certain time frame,… Read More »

Apr 30, 2010

Chaos! (Or Maybe Not)

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 4 Comments

Several months ago, a colleague asked me if I could clarify some of the buzz he'd heard about the Standish Group's CHAOS report statistics on IT project success and failure. This wasn't the first time I'd heard grousing - from both the research community and the IT community - about this… Read More »

Several months ago, a colleague asked me if I could clarify some of the buzz he'd heard about the Standish Group's CHAOS report statistics on IT project success and failure. This wasn't the first time I'd heard grousing - from both the research community and the IT community - about this… Read More »

Sep 10, 2009

The More Things Change ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I'm writing this in Paris.  (Okay, you are right, I should not be working.) But an experience today made me want to post here: Two elderly ladies sat down next to me on a park bench in the garden behind Notre Dame, and one remarked that she had seen on television the night… Read More »

I'm writing this in Paris.  (Okay, you are right, I should not be working.) But an experience today made me want to post here: Two elderly ladies sat down next to me on a park bench in the garden behind Notre Dame, and one remarked that she had seen on television the night… Read More »

Sep 7, 2009

Back to School

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

September already! Yesterday I saw my first scarlet maple leaf, artistically arranged on top of a daisy, as if to graphically depict the change of seasons. The university and the high school are back in business in my little town (you can't miss the traffic on Main St. ... or the young, invincible drivers).And,… Read More »

September already! Yesterday I saw my first scarlet maple leaf, artistically arranged on top of a daisy, as if to graphically depict the change of seasons. The university and the high school are back in business in my little town (you can't miss the traffic on Main St. ... or the young, invincible drivers).And,… Read More »

Nov 20, 2008

My New Favorite PM Blog

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Uncategorized | 2 Comments

... well, besides our own that is--is Paul Ritchie's/SAP's Crossderry blog, especially the PM Quote of the Day feature. Worth starting your day with a cuppa joe and some words of wisdom. Paul's wide-ranging net finds relevance to our work days in sources from Esther Dyson to Sappho. Kudos, Paul ... Read More »

... well, besides our own that is--is Paul Ritchie's/SAP's Crossderry blog, especially the PM Quote of the Day feature. Worth starting your day with a cuppa joe and some words of wisdom. Paul's wide-ranging net finds relevance to our work days in sources from Esther Dyson to Sappho. Kudos, Paul ... Read More »

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