Showing 20 posts tagged with: "measuring and tracking benefits"

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 »

May 31, 2018

What’s the Value of Management Consulting?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Benefits Realization, Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Resource Optimization, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Now, there’s a loaded question. But it is one we constantly strive to answer in our consulting practice; take a look at the “Results” sections of our client case studies, posted here, to get situation-specific answers.In addition to these industry- and organization-specific value datapoints, we just ran across some research… Read More »

Apr 26, 2018

Strategic Nuts and Bolts: Part 2 of “Your Strategy Execution Questions Answered”

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Have you ever sat down to work, looked at your list and opted to do the handful of easy tasks rather than tackle the most important item?Yeah, me too. In the same way that individuals mis-focus their energies at work, companies sometimes get bogged down in minutiae rather than addressing their biggest issues.A… 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 4, 2018

Interesting Times in Project Management: An Interview with J. Kent Crawford

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Our founder and CEO Kent Crawford stays on the road a good deal, teaching classes for the PMI SeminarsWorld series, as well as visiting client sites and attending conferences and speaking engagements. In doing so, he keeps a front-line view of what is going on in organizations across a broad array of industries. So, once… Read More »

Dec 18, 2017

Trends in Project Management: An Interview with Bruce Miller

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Bruce Miller rejoined PM Solutions/PM College as our President in early November and jumped right into the fray by attending the PMO Symposium. We caught up with him by phone to ask him if there were any surprises there for someone who had stepped away from working in the project management consulting field for… Read More »

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 »

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 »

May 19, 2017

Join Our Panel of Experts to Discuss the Practices of Best-in-Class PMOs

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

The State of the PMO 2016 research report, released last November, shows that the majority of organizations now either have PMOs or are planning to implement one in the coming year, the common functions and practices of PMOs are becoming a standard feature of organizations.But for those PMOs that have been in place for over… 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 »

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 »

Nov 3, 2016

100% of Best-in-Class PMOs do Benefits Realization. Do You?

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Fun fact: Our newest research on The State of the PMO is coming out next week, and it provides a profile of what the best PMOs focus on. One of those items is benefits. We are not surprised, because a focus on benefits is one way that PMOs help their organizations achieve their strategic goals. … 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 »

Sep 29, 2016

Three Trends Shaping Project Management Today

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Recently, I was invited to answer a number of opinion questions for a report being produced by the Dubai International Project Management Forum, where I will be speaking in October. It's always a spur to reframing one's thoughts, and I wanted to share with our readers a few of the answers that were… Read More »

Sep 20, 2016

Change Your Mind about Benefits Realization: A Preview of Our New White Paper

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

Now going to press, our newest white paper, Optimize Strategy Execution by Planning In Benefits Realization,  explores the question: Why do strategies fail?One answer relates to the question, often posed by project management practitioners, of why the discipline has struggled to implement benefits realization tracking and management. If strategies are expressed through programs… Read More »

Aug 18, 2016

Integrating Benefits Realization and Strategy Execution … What Took Us So Long?

Posted by Deborah Bigelow Crawford | 1 Comment

I just finished reading PMI’s new research on the “Benefits realization management and strategic project success analysis of UK, USA, and Brazil.”   I found the research quite interesting, and it energized some thoughts, starting with revisiting our approach to strategy execution.PM Solutions’ Strategy Execution model is based on… Read More »

Feb 26, 2016

2016 Challenge for PMOs: Document Time-to-Value

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

For the first decade that I wrote about and reported on project management, almost nobody in the wider business press was talking about PM at all. I became adept at reading between the lines in business, management, strategy, and software/IT publications, looking for ways that their trends and pain-points related to our discipline. That… Read More »

Oct 2, 2014

Value, and Corporate Values

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Performance Measurement, Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Johanna Mickel’s blog about a presentation at the Gartner Symposium tied in neatly with a theme that Allen Young had been expanding upon earlier on this blog: that of how you measure the value of project management processes (and of the PMO).  To recap, Johanna described Gartner analyst Donna Fitzgerald’s … Read More »

Mar 12, 2010

"Trust Me, Our PMO is Great!"

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Governance, Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Management Office (PMO), Resource Optimization | 1 Comment

Yesterday I listened in on my CEO Kent Crawford's webcast on "Unlocking the Value of the PMO" I was struck by the theme of the questions being asked by the participants. "What if you don't have the authority to implement resource management policies?" "How do you get the executive level to pay attention… Read More »

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