Showing 14 posts tagged with: "agile project management"

Jul 2, 2018

Weigh In: Adaptive Process Benchmark Study Closing Extended to July 11

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Hey, I know you are at the beach, but you should still take 15 minutes to add your voice to our current survey research.As organizations begin to grapple with bringing methodologies and practices, templates and tools, in line with the recent new edition of the PMBOK® Guide, wouldn't you like to know to… Read More »

Jun 14, 2018

New Survey Benchmarks Adaptive Processes, Organizational Results

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

To what extent have organizations adopted adaptive methods? And what business outcomes are they seeing? PM Solutions Research's latest initiative, The Adaptive Organization: A Benchmark of Changing Approaches to Project Management, is designed to discover to what degree organizations employ adaptive approaches in their project management practice and their impact on project and organizational… Read More »

May 17, 2018

Where Agility Lives: Your Strategy Execution Questions, Answered: Part 3

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

I’ve left the most complex question for last. One of our webinar attendees queried:What is the best way to engage in a conversation about traditional PMO roles and activities in an organization that is using Agile delivery and methodologies?One of the problems with answering these questions after the webinar has ended… Read More »

Jan 22, 2018

Findings from the Strategy Execution Process Benchmark: Webinar Jan. 30

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for January 30 at 2 p.m. ET, when PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford and President Bruce Miller will present some of the findings of our newest research study.Agility and Execution: What PM Processes Can Positively Impact Your Strategy Execution? takes a close look at the best practices revealed in the Strategy… Read More »

Nov 9, 2017

CEO Insights from the PMO Symposium

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

Now that I have time to catch my breath after the whirlwind of information that is the PMO Symposium, I wanted to skip back to Monday and share a few insights from a panel of C-Suite luminaries convened by PMI for the occasion:Bruce Rogers, Forbes Chief Insights Officer, noted that we are in an… Read More »

Nov 8, 2017

Strategy + Innovation Yields "Transient Advantage"

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

According to keynote speaker Rita McGrath, competitive advantage is an elusive, ever-moving target, what she termed in her speech "Transient Advantage."For organizational success, we need both strategy and innovation. In the past, the “Holy Grail” of strategy has been to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Often when companies reach the top, they… Read More »

Sep 6, 2017

New Research Strongly Links PMO and PPM Processes to Strategic Execution

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

Although we have not released the formal research report yet, and the numbers are still being crunched, there are a couple things I found in reading through the raw data collected by our Strategy Execution Process Benchmark that I couldn't wait to share.Like the majority of companies out there, those that participated in… Read More »

Aug 9, 2017

Self-Governance and PMO Governance: Agile Teams Need Both

Posted by Gary Alvord | 2 Comments

Say you're a busy business owner with an urgent problem.  You are also blessed with some talented and high-performing people, and maybe access to some expert consultants, that you can throw together in a conference room on Tuesday and work until the problem is fixed — as long as it is fixed… Read More »

Jun 22, 2017

A Question of Agility: Expert Answers on PMOs and Agile Processes

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

In our May webinar/panel discussion of The State of the PMO 2016, we had a number of questions submitted by participants that there was not enough time to answer. One of the major themes involved questions about agile tools and processes in the PMO. I called on one of our in-house Agile experts, Senior Consultant… Read More »

Mar 6, 2017

2017: Is That Risk or Uncertainty on the Horizon?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

Getting ready to send out our Q1 newsletter, we have all been looking at trends in the marketplace for this year. In a study cited by Debbie Crawford in her recent blog, the strategic role of project management is predicted to be heightened by the participation of portfolio managers in the strategy formulation and management… Read More »

Nov 23, 2016

The Changing Ecosystem of Work

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Reading the business press and networking with the diverse community of project management leaders at events like the PMO Symposium, one can't help but be struck by the changing dynamics of the workforce. In the developed nations, we have an aging workforce that possesses critical expertise and stories, tacit knowledge and insitutional memory that… Read More »

Jan 14, 2015

Project Managers ... "Talent" or "Capital"?

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

So, it’s official … PM Solutions thought leadership continues to run about 10 years ahead of the times.For example, we said the title Chief Project Officer would come into use in our 2001 book, The Strategic Project Office and by 2007 we were collecting business cards at every project management event with just that title.… Read More »

Apr 27, 2009

Agility Happens!

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management | 5 Comments

... how's that for a bumper sticker? All kidding aside, my friend and colleague Karen White pinged me the other day to tell me to visit the CEO's blog on the PMI website (it's in our blogroll - check it out). As the author of the 2008 CBP book Agile Project Management, Karen was… Read More »

Oct 19, 2008

Dancing with Projects

Posted by in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management | 0 Comments

There's much being written these days about the need for agility in business. Yet I wonder whether most folks really understand or appreciate what's meant by "agility." Agility does not mean unmanaged or undocumented! A look in the dictionary reveals a lot about agile management practices. The word agility, derived from the Latin… Read More »

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