Showing 16 posts tagged with: "pm training"

Dec 18, 2017

Trends in Project Management: An Interview with Bruce Miller

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Bruce Miller rejoined PM Solutions/PM College as our President in early November and jumped right into the fray by attending the PMO Symposium. We caught up with him by phone to ask him if there were any surprises there for someone who had stepped away from working in the project management consulting field for… Read More »

May 19, 2017

Join Our Panel of Experts to Discuss the Practices of Best-in-Class PMOs

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

The State of the PMO 2016 research report, released last November, shows that the majority of organizations now either have PMOs or are planning to implement one in the coming year, the common functions and practices of PMOs are becoming a standard feature of organizations.But for those PMOs that have been in place for over… Read More »

Jan 16, 2017

With the Passage of the PMIAA, Project Management Says, Hello Tomorrow

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Governance, Strategy Execution | 1 Comment

A month ago today, President Obama signed the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) into law after it completed a long slog through Congress. The profession could not have received a more timely holiday gift. On the Project Management Institute website, CEO Mark Langley cited PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession report findings… Read More »

Apr 25, 2016

On PM Solutions' 20-Year Anniversary, A Shout-Out to the People Who Have Made It Possible

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Project Management Maturity, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Site News | 0 Comments

Twenty years!  When I first wrote the business plan for PM Solutions, I only dreamed of such longevity in our company.  Now that we have been in business for 20 years, it seems time has gone by so quickly.  I can only offer “Thanks” to all those who have taken this… Read More »

Apr 18, 2016

Risky Business: PMI Study Charts a Dip in Project Success Rates

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Last week, our CEO Kent Crawford presented a webinar on strategies to recover troubled or failing projects to a large audience. The questions they submitted for the Q&A displayed just how much worry and stress failing projects create for project managers. We will be interviewing Kent on this blog, answering many of the… Read More »

Jun 23, 2015

The Value of an Experienced Project Manager

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

The value of project management knowledge is, of course, the bedrock of PM Solutions' business. Recently, new research by the PM College and PM Solutions Research validated that companies with higher-skilled project managers experienced better business results. But what if, like the majority of companies in that study, your organization lacks those key individuals to… Read More »

May 20, 2015

New Research Reveals a Perception Gap Between Leaders and PMs

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

Over the years, our research has consistently shown that having an effective project manager on the job makes the difference between project success and project failure.  So we aren’t surprised by the results from PM College’s latest study, “Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015,” showing that organizations with highly skilled… Read More »

Mar 19, 2015

New Benchmark Study Seeks Data on PM Skills

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Project Management Research, Project Management Training | 0 Comments

Two years ago, the Project Management Institute commissioned a study on the PM job market that forecasted exponential growth in the demand for project managers globally. And, as the U.S. economy continues to improve, it does seem that at least some of those predictions are on track. At the same time, the training side… Read More »

Feb 19, 2015

Resource Bottleneck Rx: Make AND Buy

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Project Management Training | 0 Comments

To continue my diatribe about talent and capital … a recent Harvard Business Review article sent me back to our own recent research studies. The article, “Talent Management for the 21st Century,” likened the problems companies now face with finding or developing talent to the issues faced by manufacturers in times past. The… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Feb 20, 2012

The State of the PMO 2012: A Few Highlights

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 2 Comments

We are deep into the jungle of numbers here, with a record number of responses to our PMO research study (over 500), thanks to the participation of our media partner Gantthead. Call me a research nerd, but it's always exciting to see patterns begin to emerge from the chaos. It's early days yet -… Read More »

May 31, 2011

PMO of the Year Award Enters Countdown Phase

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Resource Optimization | 0 Comments

For those of our readers who are entering the PMO of the Year Award, May has been a busy time; we hope that last week's deadline extension (to June 10) has allowed you to polish your entry without giving up the holiday weekend. Please remember to check out the Linked In group for PMOY applicants,… Read More »

Apr 16, 2010

Shouldn't PM Training Walk the Talk?

Posted by in Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Resource Optimization | 10 Comments

Lately, I've noticed something ironic about project management and project management training.Successful projects are so specific to the needs of the sponsors and business, requiring detailed project plans to ensure that scope, schedule, budget and deliverables hit the target.  This target is oftentimes moving one; slight requirements changes cause further alterations to… Read More »

Nov 9, 2009

The PMO: The University Within?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO) | 2 Comments

Continuing to crunch through the raw data from our Value of Project Management statistics, a coincidence struck me: across the board, the top-performing companies are training more intensively, and doing more training in non-technical subjects, than are the companies whose performance data falls in the lowest quartile in the study.This jives with Frank Toney'… Read More »

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