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We hope you'll share your most pressing challenges and ideas on delivering business value via project, program, and portfolio management. Sign up in the right column to receive a heads-up when new project blog content is posted here; or come back to the project management blog and visit often.

Mar 8, 2019

Hey, Guys ... Listen Up

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

In honor of International Women's Day, I decided to look into something that's usually outside the scope of PM Solutions' research. One of the questions we never ask in our research studies is gender. After all, we are studying the effectiveness of practices, not the people who perform them. Even when we surveyed... Read More »

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In honor of International Women's Day, I decided to look into something that's usually outside the scope of PM Solutions' research. One of the questions we never ask in our research studies is gender. After all, we are studying the effectiveness of practices, not the people who perform them. Even when we surveyed... Read More »

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Feb 19, 2019

How Adaptive Is Your Organization?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

I recently ran across a compendium of research statistics about project management (including some from PM Solutions Research studies -- Thanks, Business2Community.com!) It's a useful and thought-provoking list, covering project management research on all levels, from the intraproject to the strategic. But there was one area I was looking for that I... Read More »

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I recently ran across a compendium of research statistics about project management (including some from PM Solutions Research studies -- Thanks, Business2Community.com!) It's a useful and thought-provoking list, covering project management research on all levels, from the intraproject to the strategic. But there was one area I was looking for that I... Read More »

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Jan 29, 2019

Register Today for "How Adaptive Is Your Organization? Key Success Factors in the Changing World of PM"

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Agile or Adaptive PM, Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Project Management Research, Site News | 0 Comments

Project management practice is in the midst of a sea-change. Adaptive methods that once occupied a specialist niche are being mainstreamed in response to a competitive climate that demands greater flexibility, more transparency, and faster results. As organizations continue to experiment with, and expand application of, hybrid/adaptive approaches, it’s important to pay... Read More »

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Project management practice is in the midst of a sea-change. Adaptive methods that once occupied a specialist niche are being mainstreamed in response to a competitive climate that demands greater flexibility, more transparency, and faster results. As organizations continue to experiment with, and expand application of, hybrid/adaptive approaches, it’s important to pay... Read More »

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Dec 20, 2018

The PMO ... From Soup to Nuts. You're Welcome!

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Just as a recap, over the years PM Solutions Research has published a unique series of white papers describing various stages and processes of successful PMOs. Over the years, we have gone from Establishing a Successful PMO to Resource Management and the PMO to PMOs Move Toward Agility ... and now we just unveiled our newest,... Read More »

Just as a recap, over the years PM Solutions Research has published a unique series of white papers describing various stages and processes of successful PMOs. Over the years, we have gone from Establishing a Successful PMO to Resource Management and the PMO to PMOs Move Toward Agility ... and now we just unveiled our newest,... Read More »

Dec 13, 2018

Interview with J. Kent Crawford

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

We enjoyed a series of thoughtful blogs about the PMO Symposium this year, thanks to my colleague Johanna Mickel, both here and on the PM College blog. To wrap up, I asked our CEO J. Kent Crawford to share his impressions of the PMO of the Year Award finalists. Kent has a long history with... Read More »

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We enjoyed a series of thoughtful blogs about the PMO Symposium this year, thanks to my colleague Johanna Mickel, both here and on the PM College blog. To wrap up, I asked our CEO J. Kent Crawford to share his impressions of the PMO of the Year Award finalists. Kent has a long history with... Read More »

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Dec 4, 2018

New Thought Leadership by PM Solutions Experts

Posted by Carrie Capili | 1 Comment

We’re excited to announce the publication of the Fifth Edition of the American Management Association Handbook of Project Management! Our own editor-in-chief, Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin, serves as co-editor, with PMI Fellow Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, of this classic text.The AMA Handbook, now published by HarperCollins Leadership, provides a comprehensive view of the project... Read More »

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We’re excited to announce the publication of the Fifth Edition of the American Management Association Handbook of Project Management! Our own editor-in-chief, Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin, serves as co-editor, with PMI Fellow Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, of this classic text.The AMA Handbook, now published by HarperCollins Leadership, provides a comprehensive view of the project... Read More »

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Nov 14, 2018

Positive Thoughts, Helpful Ideas

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 1 Comment

Yesterday was a mix of validating old ideas and being surprised by new insights.Conference breaks always afford the opportunity for some wonderful conversations, hearing what is going on in other organizations, and sometimes having my own experience or ideas validated. Case in point: I had to smile when one topic that surfaced was the... Read More »

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Yesterday was a mix of validating old ideas and being surprised by new insights.Conference breaks always afford the opportunity for some wonderful conversations, hearing what is going on in other organizations, and sometimes having my own experience or ideas validated. Case in point: I had to smile when one topic that surfaced was the... Read More »

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Nov 13, 2018

PMOs are Leading Change and More

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 1 Comment

Panel discussions at the PMO Symposium give me writer's cramp! It's hard to take notes fast enough, especially when confronted with an array of highly knowledgeable practitioners. The panelists were:Melissa Eckers, Accenture Brian Murphy, CapGemini Jan Musil, SAP Noel Smyth, JP MorganThe upshot?The PMO is evolving and changing; no longer... Read More »

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Panel discussions at the PMO Symposium give me writer's cramp! It's hard to take notes fast enough, especially when confronted with an array of highly knowledgeable practitioners. The panelists were:Melissa Eckers, Accenture Brian Murphy, CapGemini Jan Musil, SAP Noel Smyth, JP MorganThe upshot?The PMO is evolving and changing; no longer... Read More »

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