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Sep 29, 2016

Three Trends Shaping Project Management Today

Posted by Dr. Al Zeitoun | 0 Comments

Recently, I was invited to answer a number of opinion questions for a report being produced by the Dubai International Project Management Forum, where I will be speaking in October. It's always a spur to reframing one's thoughts, and I wanted to share with our readers a few of the answers that were... Read More »

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Recently, I was invited to answer a number of opinion questions for a report being produced by the Dubai International Project Management Forum, where I will be speaking in October. It's always a spur to reframing one's thoughts, and I wanted to share with our readers a few of the answers that were... Read More »

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Sep 20, 2016

Change Your Mind about Benefits Realization: A Preview of Our New White Paper

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Now going to press, our newest white paper, Optimize Strategy Execution by Planning In Benefits Realization,  explores the question: Why do strategies fail?One answer relates to the question, often posed by project management practitioners, of why the discipline has struggled to implement benefits realization tracking and management. If strategies are expressed through programs... Read More »

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Now going to press, our newest white paper, Optimize Strategy Execution by Planning In Benefits Realization,  explores the question: Why do strategies fail?One answer relates to the question, often posed by project management practitioners, of why the discipline has struggled to implement benefits realization tracking and management. If strategies are expressed through programs... Read More »

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Sep 9, 2016

PMOs in 2016: How Does Your PMO Measure Up?

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

Calling all PMO leaders, executives with responsibility for PMOs, and PMO contributors: now is your chance to participate in our signature biennial research study, The State of the PMO. Conducted every two years since 2008, this study has helped thousands of companies gauge and improve thier PMO processes and functions. This year's study, subtitled "Enabling... Read More »

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Calling all PMO leaders, executives with responsibility for PMOs, and PMO contributors: now is your chance to participate in our signature biennial research study, The State of the PMO. Conducted every two years since 2008, this study has helped thousands of companies gauge and improve thier PMO processes and functions. This year's study, subtitled "Enabling... Read More »

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Sep 1, 2016

PM Solutions Short-Listed for Thought Leadership Marketing Award

Posted by Carrie Capili in Project Management Events, Project Management Research, Site News | 0 Comments

We just got word that PM Solutions/PM College has been named a finalist in the IT Services Marketing Association's 2016 awards program, and we are thrilled!While previous winners have been giants like Cisco and PwC, ITSMA recently created a category for small businesses like ours. Instead of submitting an application based on one... Read More »

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We just got word that PM Solutions/PM College has been named a finalist in the IT Services Marketing Association's 2016 awards program, and we are thrilled!While previous winners have been giants like Cisco and PwC, ITSMA recently created a category for small businesses like ours. Instead of submitting an application based on one... Read More »

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Aug 18, 2016

Integrating Benefits Realization and Strategy Execution … What Took Us So Long?

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford | 1 Comment

I just finished reading PMI’s new research on the “Benefits realization management and strategic project success analysis of UK, USA, and Brazil.”   I found the research quite interesting, and it energized some thoughts, starting with revisiting our approach to strategy execution.PM Solutions’ Strategy Execution model is based on... Read More »

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I just finished reading PMI’s new research on the “Benefits realization management and strategic project success analysis of UK, USA, and Brazil.”   I found the research quite interesting, and it energized some thoughts, starting with revisiting our approach to strategy execution.PM Solutions’ Strategy Execution model is based on... Read More »

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Aug 8, 2016

Studying and Shaping Project Management: An Interview with J. Kent Crawford

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

A few weeks ago, we shared an interview with Dr. Al Zeitoun, our new President in which he talked about the strategic planning we had recently completed, with a focus on the strategic value of project management (and thus of the services we provide, both in consulting and training). Today, we turn to Kent Crawford,... Read More »

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A few weeks ago, we shared an interview with Dr. Al Zeitoun, our new President in which he talked about the strategic planning we had recently completed, with a focus on the strategic value of project management (and thus of the services we provide, both in consulting and training). Today, we turn to Kent Crawford,... Read More »

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Jul 27, 2016

Performance Measurement: We Know It is Important ... Why Don’t We Do It?

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford | 0 Comments

Performance measurement has become a powerful tool that can validate project success or point out failure. It can tell you if a new process is working, or if an investment is paying off. Why don’t we do more of it? A few reasons may be that it takes commitment, resources, and time... Read More »

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Performance measurement has become a powerful tool that can validate project success or point out failure. It can tell you if a new process is working, or if an investment is paying off. Why don’t we do more of it? A few reasons may be that it takes commitment, resources, and time... Read More »

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Jun 22, 2016

Still Justifying Project Management in Your Organization? This Will Help!

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Companies are demanding to know the long-range benefits of building and implementing a project management culture. Simple financial measurements are not enough; a balanced family of measures is needed to get an overall picture of the health of your organization and its project management practices. A balanced family of measures can evolve into a powerful... Read More »

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Companies are demanding to know the long-range benefits of building and implementing a project management culture. Simple financial measurements are not enough; a balanced family of measures is needed to get an overall picture of the health of your organization and its project management practices. A balanced family of measures can evolve into a powerful... Read More »

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