Showing 20 posts tagged with: "pmo directors"

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 »

Jul 5, 2017

PMO Webinar Attendees: You Asked, Kent Crawford Answers!

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

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. I caught up with Kent Crawford by phone to get his responses to some of the questions that centered around PMO implementation and processes.Q: The… Read More »

May 30, 2017

Common Problems of a PMO

Posted by Victor L. Allen | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: We welcome back guest blogger Victor Allen with some words of wisdom, gained though experience, on the challenges faced by PMOs. This is the third in our "Expert Series": You can read previous posts in the series here and here. For more on PMO challenges and trends, please download our latest research… 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 »

Apr 10, 2017

Why Assess PM Maturity?

Posted by Victor L. Allen | 1 Comment

Editor’s introduction: This week we inaugurate the first in our Expert Series, blogs by writers who have won our respect for their work “in the trenches” of project, program and organizational improvement. Today’s author, Victor Allen, is director of project management for Major Enterprise Projects at DTE Energy, the… Read More »

Apr 7, 2017

PM Solutions’ CEO and Founder J. Kent Crawford Receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted by Carrie Capili | 0 Comments

We are delighted to announce that our president and founder, J. Kent Crawford, is the recipient of the 2017 PMI Southwest Ohio Chapter Lifetime Achievement Award. The award honors those who have made significant and continuous contributions over the entirety of their career to the field of project management. That is certainly true of Kent!With… Read More »

Dec 8, 2016

New PMO? Aim High and Go Long

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Project Management Maturity, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 0 Comments

This week saw the release of the latest iteration of our biennial research study, The State of the PMO 2016. After nearly a decade of collecting information on PMO trends and functions, PM Solutions Research had a clear view of how the PMO is developing as an organizational entity. Not only that, but our unique formula… Read More »

Nov 11, 2016

“An Appetite for Simplicity” : Report from the PMO Symposium

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This week I attended the PMO Symposium for the first time and it was one of those events where you experience so many new ideas that you can’t keep them to yourself. I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I found it to be the perfect tool to record “Aha!”… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Apr 22, 2013

Project Portfolio Management, 10 Years On

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Ten years ago, PM Solutions' research division did a survey of companies performing project portfolio management (PPM). Fifty pioneering companies responded to the call, reporting details of an organizational practice that was just beginning to be widely talked about, if not widely used.What a difference a decade makes!Thanks to all those - nearly 500… Read More »

Nov 1, 2012

The PMO as "Financial Advisor" to the Enterprise: A Glimpse into Verizon Wireless' Award-Winning Marketing PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Site News | 1 Comment

We had planned to showcase a profile of Verizon Wireless Marketing PMO last Thursday on International Project Management Day, but those plans were ... well, overcome by events. It’s doubtful that anyone on the east coast was reading project management blogs last week, anyway, even if they did have electricity. And the folks at… Read More »

Oct 4, 2012

Verizon Wireless' Marketing PMO Tops a Distinguished List

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Verizon Wireless’ Marketing Program & Portfolio Office was named the 2012 Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year during the first-ever global Virtual Award Ceremony, led by J. Kent Crawford, CEO of PM Solutions, spotlighting the best practices of Verizon Wireless and the finalists.This PMO was selected from a field of candidates spanning nearly… Read More »

Mar 5, 2010

The Million-Dollar Question: What's the Value of a PMO?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 2 Comments

Well, as they say at the races, Ils sont partis! ... the gates are open and the horses are away: the PMO of the Year Award competition is off to a running start. Already I am getting questions from prospective applicants, and from some of last year's applicants who are ready to try again. One… Read More »

Jul 14, 2009

PMOs: Great ... and Gone

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

I wish this were not true, but ever since 2002 when we began facilitating project management benchmarking groups, I have been meeting PMO directors who brought project management to the attention to senior management, created PMOs or Centers of Excellence, drove PM improvements across organizations, improved project and portfolio performance ... and wound up unemployed.Of course,… Read More »

Jun 8, 2009

PMOs Moving Up the Ladder: Blessing or Curse?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 2 Comments

Our PMO Award winner and finalists had their day in the sun in Boston, and the brief case studies of their achievements have been posted on the PM Solutions website, for those of you who weren't able to be with us at the awards ceremony.It's an interesting thing about these case studies;… Read More »

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