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We hope you'll share your most pressing challenges and ideas on delivering business value via project, program, and portfolio management. Sign up in the right column to receive a heads-up when new project blog content is posted here; or come back to the project management blog and visit often.

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 | 0 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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Dec 1, 2015

Embedding Project Portfolio Management in Your Organization

Posted by Paul Ritchie in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Events | 0 Comments

Project portfolio management was the theme of this year’s PMO Symposium. We outlined some of the key lessons learned here and there. In this post, we will look at the first three stages of how project portfolio processes are put into practice: assessment, improvement, and reporting/analysis.Project Portfolio AssessmentJust like any... Read More »

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Project portfolio management was the theme of this year’s PMO Symposium. We outlined some of the key lessons learned here and there. In this post, we will look at the first three stages of how project portfolio processes are put into practice: assessment, improvement, and reporting/analysis.Project Portfolio AssessmentJust like any... Read More »

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Nov 20, 2015

An Interview with John McIntyre of Ticketmaster International's PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Training | 0 Comments

All three of this year’s finalists share a business model of leveraging IT to deliver services. In the case of UK-based Ticketmaster International (TMI), the service they provide is … fun. Across 13 markets (not including the U.S.), TMI is there at the touch of a button to hook up fans with their... Read More »

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All three of this year’s finalists share a business model of leveraging IT to deliver services. In the case of UK-based Ticketmaster International (TMI), the service they provide is … fun. Across 13 markets (not including the U.S.), TMI is there at the touch of a button to hook up fans with their... Read More »

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Nov 19, 2015

From Resistance to Results: PMO of the Year Finalist Symcor

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

Symcor is one of those back-office businesses that you never think about, but upon which you rely every day. The millions of transactions that they process, from checks and ATM visits to statements and other documents, must happen seamlessly and to a standard of quality that can only be described as perfection. The next time... Read More »

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Symcor is one of those back-office businesses that you never think about, but upon which you rely every day. The millions of transactions that they process, from checks and ATM visits to statements and other documents, must happen seamlessly and to a standard of quality that can only be described as perfection. The next time... Read More »

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Nov 18, 2015

"An Amazing Place to Work" - Interview with Navy Federal Credit Union's Kristin Earley

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

A week ago today, our CEO Kent Crawford joined PMI in congratulating the 2015 PMO of the Year Award winner, Navy Federal Credit Union, at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix. The finalists, Symcor and Ticketmaster, were also honored at the event. An in-depth description of the winner and finalists’ applications is available in ebook form... Read More »

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A week ago today, our CEO Kent Crawford joined PMI in congratulating the 2015 PMO of the Year Award winner, Navy Federal Credit Union, at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix. The finalists, Symcor and Ticketmaster, were also honored at the event. An in-depth description of the winner and finalists’ applications is available in ebook form... Read More »

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Nov 11, 2015

Navy Federal Credit Union is “the Best of the Best”

Posted by J. Kent Crawford | 0 Comments

We’re here at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona with PMO leaders from all over the world. It’s always exciting to be among “the best of the best” as the PMI Awards Program logo declares. And among PMOs, the best are definitely represented here.Chief among these, of course,... Read More »

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We’re here at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona with PMO leaders from all over the world. It’s always exciting to be among “the best of the best” as the PMI Awards Program logo declares. And among PMOs, the best are definitely represented here.Chief among these, of course,... 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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