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Oct 23, 2018

New Research Study Released: The Adaptive Organization

Posted by Carrie Capili | 1 Comment

Recently, the PM Solutions Research Team conducted its latest research initiative: The Adaptive Organization: A Benchmark of Changing Approaches to Project Management. The study was designed to discover to what degree organizations employ adaptive approaches in their project management practice and their impact on project and organizational outcomes.In total, 191 respondents participated in The Adaptive... Read More »

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Recently, the PM Solutions Research Team conducted its latest research initiative: The Adaptive Organization: A Benchmark of Changing Approaches to Project Management. The study was designed to discover to what degree organizations employ adaptive approaches in their project management practice and their impact on project and organizational outcomes.In total, 191 respondents participated in The Adaptive... Read More »

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Oct 12, 2018

What He Said: Rules of Engagement, from the Mayo Clinic CRM PMO - The View from PMI Part 2

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Benefits Realization, Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

My top feel-good session at this year’s PMI Global Conference was a case study of the Mayo Clinic’s PMO at their Center for Regenerative Medicine. Not only is the visionary work of the CRM inspiring, but I was impressed by the PMO leader, Wale Elegbede, PMP. When he said, “Leadership... Read More »

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My top feel-good session at this year’s PMI Global Conference was a case study of the Mayo Clinic’s PMO at their Center for Regenerative Medicine. Not only is the visionary work of the CRM inspiring, but I was impressed by the PMO leader, Wale Elegbede, PMP. When he said, “Leadership... Read More »

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Oct 11, 2018

PPM: The Nexus of Benefits, Resource and Strategy Management ... The View from PMI, Part 1

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

When I arrived at the PMI Global Congress in Los Angeles last Saturday, I was sure my own presentation on our Strategy Execution Process Benchmark was 100% ready to present on Monday. Ha! Silly me. With each session I attended, my speaker's notes expanded, filling the margins with footnotes and additions and finally spiraling around... Read More »

When I arrived at the PMI Global Congress in Los Angeles last Saturday, I was sure my own presentation on our Strategy Execution Process Benchmark was 100% ready to present on Monday. Ha! Silly me. With each session I attended, my speaker's notes expanded, filling the margins with footnotes and additions and finally spiraling around... Read More »

Sep 30, 2018

The Long View from Far Away

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Portfolio Management | 1 Comment

Sometimes you have to get a little distance from familiar things to see them in perspective.I experienced this in September during a three-week break, out of the country, away from it all, and on a bit of an enforced “device fast” with no wifi or mobile data. In a brief airport interlude, 10... Read More »

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Sometimes you have to get a little distance from familiar things to see them in perspective.I experienced this in September during a three-week break, out of the country, away from it all, and on a bit of an enforced “device fast” with no wifi or mobile data. In a brief airport interlude, 10... Read More »

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Sep 6, 2018

Pop Quiz: How Would You Invest $1000?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

An article in The Economist caught my attention with the headline “Time to get in training: Companies must overcome skill shortages.”  The author notes that the amount American companies are spending on training jumped last year by almost a third, to the equivalent of $1000 for every staff member who received training. (See... Read More »

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An article in The Economist caught my attention with the headline “Time to get in training: Companies must overcome skill shortages.”  The author notes that the amount American companies are spending on training jumped last year by almost a third, to the equivalent of $1000 for every staff member who received training. (See... Read More »

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Aug 14, 2018

A Sneak Preview of The Adaptive Organization

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

We've just finish crunching the numbers from our newest research study, The Adaptive Organization: A Benchmark of the Changing Approaches to Project Management and while it will be a few more weeks before the final report is released, I thought I'd share a few statistics that I find particularly compelling.First, a caveat:... Read More »

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We've just finish crunching the numbers from our newest research study, The Adaptive Organization: A Benchmark of the Changing Approaches to Project Management and while it will be a few more weeks before the final report is released, I thought I'd share a few statistics that I find particularly compelling.First, a caveat:... Read More »

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Jul 25, 2018

Announcing Launch of Project Management Essentials, Fourth Edition

Posted by Carrie Capili | 0 Comments

PM College, the training division of PM Solutions, today announced the publication of its latest book – Project Management Essentials 4th Edition. For those new to project management, unofficial project managers, or project team members, Project Management Essentials is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to manage projects successfully. It is well-known as... Read More »

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PM College, the training division of PM Solutions, today announced the publication of its latest book – Project Management Essentials 4th Edition. For those new to project management, unofficial project managers, or project team members, Project Management Essentials is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to manage projects successfully. It is well-known as... Read More »

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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 »

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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 »

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