Showing 24 posts tagged with: "project management"

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 »

Jul 17, 2017

Expert Series 5: Project Manager Bandwidth

Posted by Victor L. Allen | 1 Comment

Editor’s Note: This week we welcome back Vic Allen, director of project management,  DTE Energy, and co-author of Project Management for Experienced Project Managers, with the fifth in our “Expert Series” of blogs. You can read the whole series if you start here.A few years ago, one of my… 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 »

Jun 28, 2017

New Research Study: How Do Project/Program Processes Impact Strategy Execution?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Last week we launched our newest research initiative The Strategic Execution Process Benchmark: Integrating Projects, Programs, and Portfolios for Strategic Success, and we are very excited about it. Over the 20 years that PM Solutions Research has been collecting data about project management processes, we have seen an increasing confluence of strategic planning and management with… Read More »

Jun 7, 2017

Expert Series 4: The Relationship between Project Manager and Steering Team Members

Posted by Pam Toth | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: We welcome back Pam Toth as one of our "expert" guest bloggers this week, treading the sensitive area between steering and being steered. For a boost on executive roles and responsibilities in project management, check out the PM College course, Project Management for Sponsors.When a project manager is assigned to any… 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 »

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 »

Sep 1, 2016

PM Solutions Short-Listed for Thought Leadership Marketing Award

Posted by Carrie Capili in Project Management Events, Project Management Research, Site News | 0 Comments

We just got word that PM Solutions/PM College has been named a finalist in the IT Services Marketing Association's 2016 awards program, and we are thrilled!While previous winners have been giants like Cisco and PwC, ITSMA recently created a category for small businesses like ours. Instead of submitting an application based on one… 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 »

Jun 7, 2016

"The Art of the Possible": An Interview with Dr. Al Zeitoun, PMP

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Human Capital, Site News, Strategy Execution | 1 Comment

If you’ve been following PM Solutions this past month, you already know that we’ve gained a new President. Al Zeitoun, PhD, PMP has taken on one of the roles previously carried out by our founder and CEO J. Kent Crawford.  We’ve welcomed him with a fresh round of… 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 »

Dec 1, 2015

Embedding Project Portfolio Management in Your Organization

Posted by 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Aug 30, 2013

Measuring the Value of PPM: An Interview with J. Kent Crawford

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Research | 0 Comments

Last week we kicked off a series of interviews with PM Solutions experts answering questions asked during our May webinar featuring The State of PPM 2013 – questions that we did not have time to answer during the event (note: the webinar is available for viewing here). This week, PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford responded… Read More »

Nov 12, 2012

A Dual Focus on Mission and Standards Wins Accolades for this Nonprofit Healthcare PMO

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

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national, faith-based, non-profit health organization formed in 1996 by bringing together 12 health ministries rooted in traditions of caring for the poor and vulnerable. In 2008, the Enterprise Program Management Office was established by CHI executive leadership with the goal of implementing standard practices and improving project success rates. Over time the EPMO… Read More »

Jun 25, 2012

Organizational Change Management: Cultural Resistance

Posted by Allen Young in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

As stated in my primer blog on Organizational Change Management (OCM), without OCM, when change confronts culture, culture always wins! In order to get the culture of a firm to embrace and institutionalize a significant change, several factors come into play that, depending on how they are handled, will affect the success or failure of… Read More »

Feb 14, 2011

Celebrating Our First 15 Years

Posted by J. Kent Crawford in Project & Program Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 4 Comments

Since it is Valentine’s Day, let me just say … I love my work! This month marks 15 years since we founded PM Solutions, and reflecting on the achievements of our associates and the rewarding professional relationships we’ve developed makes me want to share some heartfelt thoughts about the changes that the… Read More »

May 14, 2009

The Soft Side of Practicing Hard Skills

Posted by in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Resource Optimization, Site News | 4 Comments

Debbie's comment regarding improved employee morale being an ancillary benefit of project management brings to mind a discussion I had with a client CIO last year who had been wondering about measuring the benefits of the project management and portfolio management methodologies he had introduced into his organization. Naturally he was thinking about &ldquo… Read More »

Dec 12, 2008

More About those Glimmers in the Darkness

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management | 0 Comments

[NB to my Faithful Readers: Wednesday's post that was truncated has been corrected! If you missed the last couple paragraphs, they are up there now. Technical difficulties ... !]In yesterday's post, I alluded to headlines in the business and technical press that made me feel there's a dawn simmering somewhere on the other… Read More »

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