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Apr 2, 2014

Managing Disruption ... Not an Oxymoron for Today's PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Portfolio Management, Project & Program Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

Managing disruption? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Here at PM Solutions, we don't think so. We think there are aspects of project and program management that make the PMO the ideal partner in managing disruptive innovation and change. And in tomorrow's webinar, a reprise of J. Kent Crawford's popular PMO... Read More »

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Managing disruption? Isn't that a contradiction in terms? Here at PM Solutions, we don't think so. We think there are aspects of project and program management that make the PMO the ideal partner in managing disruptive innovation and change. And in tomorrow's webinar, a reprise of J. Kent Crawford's popular PMO... Read More »

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Mar 3, 2014

2014 State of the PMO Closes March 4

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

Since 2008, PM Solutions Research has been keeping tabs on developments in organization design for project management. The State of the PMO studies, carried out every two years, have helped countless companies and practitioners understand and work with trends and challenges as PMOs have come into play, matured and taken on new roles. Tomorrow, March 4, is... Read More »

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Since 2008, PM Solutions Research has been keeping tabs on developments in organization design for project management. The State of the PMO studies, carried out every two years, have helped countless companies and practitioners understand and work with trends and challenges as PMOs have come into play, matured and taken on new roles. Tomorrow, March 4, is... Read More »

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Feb 19, 2014

OCM, The People Side: Leverage the Champions of Change

Posted by Allen Young in Culture & Change Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Project Management Training | 0 Comments

Continuing to flesh out the areas I’d like to see expanded on in any OCM model, let’s take a look at how the PMO and its people contribute to—or impede—an organization’s “change-ability.” According to PM Solutions’ own research, the majority of firms... Read More »

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Continuing to flesh out the areas I’d like to see expanded on in any OCM model, let’s take a look at how the PMO and its people contribute to—or impede—an organization’s “change-ability.” According to PM Solutions’ own research, the majority of firms... Read More »

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Jan 21, 2014

Four Rules to Change By

Posted by Allen Young in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

Continuing my “wish list” of issues I would like to see covered in more depth in PMI’s new Practice Standard for Change Management (see the first post in the series here), today I’m giving a quick overview of the four top issues that Organizational Change Management practitioners encounter. (If... Read More »

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Continuing my “wish list” of issues I would like to see covered in more depth in PMI’s new Practice Standard for Change Management (see the first post in the series here), today I’m giving a quick overview of the four top issues that Organizational Change Management practitioners encounter. (If... Read More »

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Dec 31, 2013

Some Applause, Please!

Posted by Allen Young in Culture & Change Management | 0 Comments

When I initially received a PDF draft copy of PMI’s “Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide,” the first thing I did was cry out “It’s about time!” The concept of organizational change management (OCM) has been around for quite a while now and over the last... Read More »

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When I initially received a PDF draft copy of PMI’s “Managing Change in Organizations: A Practice Guide,” the first thing I did was cry out “It’s about time!” The concept of organizational change management (OCM) has been around for quite a while now and over the last... Read More »

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Nov 14, 2013

Selling the Value of Project Management: Daniel Pink on How to "Persuade, Convince and Influence"

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO) | 1 Comment

Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human – The Surprising Truth about Moving Others, closed the PMO Symposium yesterday with a keynote that was right up my alley. Naturally, working in business development, I have always believed that business is selling your ideas to others … and if project managers and project leaders grasp... Read More »

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Daniel Pink, author of To Sell is Human – The Surprising Truth about Moving Others, closed the PMO Symposium yesterday with a keynote that was right up my alley. Naturally, working in business development, I have always believed that business is selling your ideas to others … and if project managers and project leaders grasp... Read More »

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Nov 13, 2013

PMO Symposium Attendees Agree: Organizational Change is the Big Threat/Opportunity for PMOs

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

I used to think "disruptive" was a bad word. But Kent Crawford set me straight yesterday during his presentation at the PMO Symposium, titled "The Disruptive PMO: Change, Innovate and Lead." It's not just that new technology can be disruptive, as discussed on the Forrester blog, but that disruptive innovations require a rethinking of... Read More »

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I used to think "disruptive" was a bad word. But Kent Crawford set me straight yesterday during his presentation at the PMO Symposium, titled "The Disruptive PMO: Change, Innovate and Lead." It's not just that new technology can be disruptive, as discussed on the Forrester blog, but that disruptive innovations require a rethinking of... Read More »

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Nov 11, 2013

Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office Takes Top Honor at 2013 PMO Symposium

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

San Diego -  At Monday morning's PMO of the Year Award presentation, Rose Ann Radosevic accepted the 2013 award on behalf of her organization, the Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office (see profile interview here). The award was presented by PMI CEO Mark Langley and PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford during an event... Read More »

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San Diego -  At Monday morning's PMO of the Year Award presentation, Rose Ann Radosevic accepted the 2013 award on behalf of her organization, the Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office (see profile interview here). The award was presented by PMI CEO Mark Langley and PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford during an event... Read More »

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