Showing 25 posts tagged with: "innovation"

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 »

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 »

Apr 12, 2018

Your Questions About Strategy Execution, Answered

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

We had a well-attended webinar at the end of January during which Kent Crawford and Bruce Miller laid out some of the compelling findings of our 2017 research study, (View the recording here.)At the end, there were a handful of submitted questions left unanswered; many of them were about the demographics of the study: how… Read More »

Jan 22, 2018

Findings from the Strategy Execution Process Benchmark: Webinar Jan. 30

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

Mark your calendars for January 30 at 2 p.m. ET, when PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford and President Bruce Miller will present some of the findings of our newest research study.Agility and Execution: What PM Processes Can Positively Impact Your Strategy Execution? takes a close look at the best practices revealed in the Strategy… Read More »

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 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 »

Apr 21, 2017

We Still Value Expertise

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

If you've been following PM Solutions for any portion of our 20+ year history, you'll know that we call ourselves "the project management experts." We continue to wear this tag proudly, despite the unfortunate trend towards dismissing expertise that seems to be part of the zeigeist right now. In putting up the first of… Read More »

Mar 20, 2017

Get Serious: What's the Role of Happiness in the Workplace?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

If you haven't looked up from your screen recently ... it's the first day of Spring (or Fall if you are reading this from the Southern hemisphere): the vernal equinox. You may be feeling some spring fever. But if your inability to settle down to work with a sense of wellbeing lasts longer than… Read More »

Mar 15, 2017

Innovation Is An Open-Ended Program

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

And now for something a little different ...Often, in the world of project and program management, we are engaged in trying to nail down specifics: cost, schedule, requirements. And of course, when we know exactly what we are trying to acheive, doing this improves our chances of pulling it off in time, on budget, and… Read More »

Feb 15, 2017

Talkin’ ‘Bout My Generation … and Yours

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

A younger colleague pointed out to me that recently, there have been a spate of stories online about the millennial project manager … ranging from how to motivate millennials on the project team to the natural fit between the millennial mind and agile processes.As the parent of millennials, I don’t exactly buy… Read More »

Jan 16, 2017

With the Passage of the PMIAA, Project Management Says, Hello Tomorrow

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Governance, Strategy Execution | 1 Comment

A month ago today, President Obama signed the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act (PMIAA) into law after it completed a long slog through Congress. The profession could not have received a more timely holiday gift. On the Project Management Institute website, CEO Mark Langley cited PMI’s 2015 Pulse of the Profession report findings… Read More »

Nov 1, 2016

"The Times, They Are A-Changin’"

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford | 0 Comments

When I look back over my last 25 years in project management, I just sigh.  When I first entered this profession as Executive Director (now titled CEO) of PMI, I struggled with explaining what project management actually was to my family and friends.  They wanted to understand, but unless they were in the defense… Read More »

Oct 26, 2016

Report from Dubai: Disruptive Change Calls for Dynamic Organizations

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Panel Participants H.E. Mattar Al-TayerDirector General, Chairman of the Board of Executive Directors, Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) H.E. Mohamed AlabbarChairman, Emaar Properties Bill McDermottChief Executive Officer, SAP SE Mark LangleyPresident and Chief Executive Officer, Project Management Institute (PMI)In addition to facilitating the Youth Circle yesterday at the… 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 »

Nov 20, 2014

High-Value, High-Visibility Projects Hearten this Utility’s Hometown Area

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Failure & Recovery, Project Management Office (PMO) | 0 Comments

There’s a lot going on in Michigan these days, and DTE Energy plays a role in much of the positive progress the state is enjoying. From the revitalization of Detroit to a massive commitment to clean alternative energy, DTE has relied on its PMO, the Major Enterprise Projects organization, or MEP, to bring… Read More »

Apr 2, 2014

Managing Disruption ... Not an Oxymoron for Today's PMO

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

Managing disruption? Isn't that a contradiction in terms?Here at PM Solutions, we don't think so. We think there are aspects of project and program management that make the PMO the ideal partner in managing disruptive innovation and change. And in tomorrow's webinar, a reprise of J. Kent Crawford's popular PMO… Read More »

Nov 13, 2013

PMO Symposium Attendees Agree: Organizational Change is the Big Threat/Opportunity for PMOs

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

I used to think "disruptive" was a bad word.But Kent Crawford set me straight yesterday during his presentation at the PMO Symposium, titled "The Disruptive PMO: Change, Innovate and Lead." It's not just that new technology can be disruptive, as discussed on the Forrester blog, but that disruptive innovations require a rethinking of… Read More »

Nov 8, 2013

Finalist Profile: Jones Lang LaSalle Renovates the PMO Role from the Ground Up

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

The top three finalists have been named in the 2013 PMO of the Year Award! We are profiling these finalists (in alpha order) this week. Come to the PMO Symposium to attend the award ceremony and discover the winner and runners-up. Or stay tuned for the news to be released the week of Nov. 11th.The… Read More »

Jul 14, 2011

PMO of the Year Award Semifinalists Announced

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Whew, that was a close one.Many close ones, in fact. The field of 33 entries in this year's PMO of the Year Award competition was amazing. I wish our confidentiality rules did not preclude my naming all those who entered. From the Middle East and Africa, and across Canada and the US, we gathered… Read More »

Aug 12, 2009

Blue-Horizon, Lights-On, and Bread-and-Butter: Balancing the Bad Times Portfolio

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Portfolio Management, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

I'm still digesting that Accenture research on what companies that emerged strongly from the 1990-91 downturn did differently during the bad times. As I said in my previous post, this is one of those business news articles that is all about portfolio management, without ever mentioning it.I suspect that is because a lot… Read More »

Aug 12, 2009

Spending (Less) Money to Make (More) Money

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Portfolio Management, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Everyone is writing about how business can thrive in spite of the downturn ... including me. We're working on a new white paper on the ways that project management discipline can help companies contain costs and become more efficient. (You'll be able to read it here on or before August 13). But something about the… Read More »

Jan 25, 2009

Call Me Crazy ...

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Site News | 0 Comments

... but I seem to be facing the New Year - and the news cycle - with a sense of unreasonable optimism. Partly this is because I've been paging through all my favorite business and projects news sources deciding what to put in our blogroll (check it out in the right-hand column!) There are some… Read More »

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