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Nov 14, 2018

Positive Thoughts, Helpful Ideas

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

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 | 0 Comments

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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Nov 12, 2018

Methodology Leads the Way

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

Hello from the PMO Symposium, where the theme, “Mastering Value Delivery,” feels so congruent with what we’ve been working on with clients recently. I loved the “beauty pageant” kickoff where the Session Preview gave multiple speakers a chance to pitch their sessions. The only problem: I can’t... Read More »

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Hello from the PMO Symposium, where the theme, “Mastering Value Delivery,” feels so congruent with what we’ve been working on with clients recently. I loved the “beauty pageant” kickoff where the Session Preview gave multiple speakers a chance to pitch their sessions. The only problem: I can’t... Read More »

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Oct 31, 2018

Knowledge and Responsibility

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Earlier this year, I wrote a blog featuring some interesting research on the impact of management consulting. The main point was that companies that had undergone management consulting engagements continued to experience positive impacts based on that knowledge transfer for months ... even years, according to some of the research cited ... after the engagement ended. The... Read More »

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Earlier this year, I wrote a blog featuring some interesting research on the impact of management consulting. The main point was that companies that had undergone management consulting engagements continued to experience positive impacts based on that knowledge transfer for months ... even years, according to some of the research cited ... after the engagement ended. The... Read More »

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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 | 2 Comments

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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