Showing 30 posts tagged with: "pmo of the year"

Sep 6, 2018

Pop Quiz: How Would You Invest $1000?

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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 »

Jan 4, 2018

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

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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

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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 »

Nov 7, 2017

PMO Symposium Conference: Beyond Agile

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We are excited to be attending the PMO Symposium again this year! If you can't be in attendence, here are some quick thoughts from the first day's schedule of events.The CEO of PMI, Mark Langley gave a keynote that defined the theme of the conference. According to Langley, Organizational Agility (“OA… Read More »

Nov 11, 2016

“An Appetite for Simplicity” : Report from the PMO Symposium

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This week I attended the PMO Symposium for the first time and it was one of those events where you experience so many new ideas that you can’t keep them to yourself. I’m relatively new to Twitter, but I found it to be the perfect tool to record “Aha!”… Read More »

Nov 7, 2016

Shift the Focus to Benefits Now: A Report from the PMO Symposium

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The annual PMO Symposium has kicked off and we could not have had a better starting gate than the presentation that expanded on PMI’s research into benefits realization. That this is the focus and the kickoff of the Symposium is so appropriate, because it ties right into what we believe to be the… Read More »

Aug 8, 2016

Studying and Shaping Project Management: An Interview with J. Kent Crawford

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A few weeks ago, we shared an interview with Dr. Al Zeitoun, our new President in which he talked about the strategic planning we had recently completed, with a focus on the strategic value of project management (and thus of the services we provide, both in consulting and training). Today, we turn to Kent Crawford,… Read More »

Jan 27, 2016

How Many Projects Per PM? It Depends.

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project & Program Management, Demand Management, Human Capital, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research | 4 Comments

Last week, one of our consultants came to us with a question from a client: "What is the ideal or standard number of projects per project manager?"Questions like this are the heart of our research program. We aren’t academics, and don’t aspire to be. PM Solutions Research was established to… Read More »

Nov 20, 2015

An Interview with John McIntyre of Ticketmaster International's PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Human Capital, Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Training | 0 Comments

All three of this year’s finalists share a business model of leveraging IT to deliver services. In the case of UK-based Ticketmaster International (TMI), the service they provide is … fun. Across 13 markets (not including the U.S.), TMI is there at the touch of a button to hook up fans with their… Read More »

Nov 19, 2015

From Resistance to Results: PMO of the Year Finalist Symcor

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

Symcor is one of those back-office businesses that you never think about, but upon which you rely every day. The millions of transactions that they process, from checks and ATM visits to statements and other documents, must happen seamlessly and to a standard of quality that can only be described as perfection. The next time… Read More »

Nov 18, 2015

"An Amazing Place to Work" - Interview with Navy Federal Credit Union's Kristin Earley

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A week ago today, our CEO Kent Crawford joined PMI in congratulating the 2015 PMO of the Year Award winner, Navy Federal Credit Union, at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix. The finalists, Symcor and Ticketmaster, were also honored at the event. An in-depth description of the winner and finalists’ applications is available in ebook form… Read More »

Nov 11, 2015

Navy Federal Credit Union is “the Best of the Best”

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We’re here at the PMO Symposium in Phoenix, Arizona with PMO leaders from all over the world. It’s always exciting to be among “the best of the best” as the PMI Awards Program logo declares. And among PMOs, the best are definitely represented here.Chief among these, of course,… Read More »

Jan 14, 2015

Project Managers ... "Talent" or "Capital"?

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

So, it’s official … PM Solutions thought leadership continues to run about 10 years ahead of the times.For example, we said the title Chief Project Officer would come into use in our 2001 book, The Strategic Project Office and by 2007 we were collecting business cards at every project management event with just that title.… 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 »

Nov 19, 2014

A World-Class Portfolio Management Office Brings Stability to An Island Nation’s Economy

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

This past Monday was an historic day for the small Caribbean nation of the Dominican Republic (DR); Luis Jose Bourget, director of The Central Bank’s Portfolio Management Office, traveled to Miami to accept accolades as a finalist in the PMO of the Year Award competition.As the first Latin American region finalist in… Read More »

Nov 18, 2014

Implementing Change Amid a “Perfect Storm” of Changes

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Strategy Execution | 2 Comments

In 2012, WellPoint, one of the nation’s largest health benefits companies, serving 67 million people, stood at the center of a “perfect storm” of changes in their markets. A global recession, an aging population of Baby Boomers, and the advent of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) presented the company with what could have… Read More »

Nov 17, 2014

WellPoint, Inc. Takes the Prize for their Implementation Management Office

Posted by J. Kent Crawford | 2 Comments

We're here at the PMO Symposium in Miami Beach, where we've just had the honor of helping PMI to give out the 2014 PMO of the Year Awards. Here's the winning line-up:2014 PMO of the Year: WellPoint, Inc. Government Business Division's Implementation Management Office (IMO)Finalists (in alpha order):Central Bank of… Read More »

Jun 3, 2014

Transformation, Strategy and Statistics: A Panel Discussion with Gartner and PMI

Posted by Johanna Mickel in Project & Program Management, Governance, Human Capital, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

Today’s panel discussion at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance conference featured Matt Light and PMI’s CEO Mark Langley, along with two practitioners—Claire Rutkowski of MWH Global and James Brown. James is currently with Dupont Pioneer but in a previous role was director of the PMO at Rockwell Automation … 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 11, 2013

Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office Takes Top Honor at 2013 PMO Symposium

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San Diego -  At Monday morning's PMO of the Year Award presentation, Rose Ann Radosevic accepted the 2013 award on behalf of her organization, the Canada Health Infoway Portfolio Management Office (see profile interview here). The award was presented by PMI CEO Mark Langley and PM Solutions CEO J. Kent Crawford during an event… Read More »

Nov 8, 2013

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

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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 »

Nov 6, 2013

Finalist Profile: Infoway Builds a Freeway to a Healthy Future for Canadians

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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.Remote… Read More »

Nov 4, 2013

Finalist Profile: Beyond 2018, Bentley Motors’ Strategy is in Capable Hands

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Project Management Office (PMO), Site News | 1 Comment

The top three finalists have been named in the 2013 PMO of the Year Award! We will be 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.… Read More »

May 21, 2013

Doing Good, and Doing It Amazingly Well: Catholic Health Initiatives Presentation at the Gartner Summit

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This afternoon, I was pleased to sit in on the Gartner Summit presentation of John Kocon, from Catholic Health Initiatives. CHI, you may know, was a finalist in the 2012 PMO of the Year Award competition. (Their PMO was highlighted previously on this blog, as well as in the 2012 PMO of the Year ebook.) I've… Read More »

Nov 12, 2012

A Dual Focus on Mission and Standards Wins Accolades for this Nonprofit Healthcare PMO

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

Catholic Health Initiatives is a national, faith-based, non-profit health organization formed in 1996 by bringing together 12 health ministries rooted in traditions of caring for the poor and vulnerable. In 2008, the Enterprise Program Management Office was established by CHI executive leadership with the goal of implementing standard practices and improving project success rates. Over time the EPMO… Read More »

Nov 11, 2012

New CIO: “Let’s Change Everything, Fast.” First Horizon’s PMO Says, “Can Do!”

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

The financial services sector has seen more than its share of disruptive change. Since 2008, many financial services IT divisions have tried to shrink expenses and wait out the storm. But at First Horizon, second runner-up in this year's PMO of the Year Award competition, the arrival of a CIO with a very different vision… Read More »

Nov 8, 2012

First Runner-Up (Again) VSP "Sees" the Way Clear

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Strategy Execution | 0 Comments

There are some companies that apply several times for the PMO of the Year Award without ever making it to semifinalist status. The competition is steep, and the pool of competitors changes from year to year, bringing in each year larger and more noteworthy companies, making it harder to rise through the rounds of judging.… Read More »

Nov 1, 2012

The PMO as "Financial Advisor" to the Enterprise: A Glimpse into Verizon Wireless' Award-Winning Marketing PMO

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Culture & Change Management, Project & Program Management, Governance, Performance Measurement, Portfolio Management, Project Management Events, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Site News | 1 Comment

We had planned to showcase a profile of Verizon Wireless Marketing PMO last Thursday on International Project Management Day, but those plans were ... well, overcome by events. It’s doubtful that anyone on the east coast was reading project management blogs last week, anyway, even if they did have electricity. And the folks at… Read More »

Oct 4, 2012

Verizon Wireless' Marketing PMO Tops a Distinguished List

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Verizon Wireless’ Marketing Program & Portfolio Office was named the 2012 Project Management Office (PMO) of the Year during the first-ever global Virtual Award Ceremony, led by J. Kent Crawford, CEO of PM Solutions, spotlighting the best practices of Verizon Wireless and the finalists.This PMO was selected from a field of candidates spanning nearly… Read More »

Sep 25, 2012

Formal Processes Yield Improved Results for this Canadian Insurance Firm

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Transamerica Life Canada’s PMO staffers have a sense of humor. “One of my astute staff members pointed out that we are the only semifinalist in Canada,” deadpanned Assistant Vice-President, PMO, Andreas Zapletal, “so doesn’t that automatically make us the PMO of the Year … for Canada?”Well,… Read More »

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