Showing 30 posts tagged with: "strategy execution"

Dec 4, 2018

New Thought Leadership by PM Solutions Experts

Posted by Carrie Capili | 0 Comments

We’re excited to announce the publication of the Fifth Edition of the American Management Association Handbook of Project Management! Our own editor-in-chief, Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin, serves as co-editor, with PMI Fellow Paul C. Dinsmore, PMP, of this classic text.The AMA Handbook, now published by HarperCollins Leadership, provides a comprehensive view of the project… Read More »

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 »

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 »

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 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

May 17, 2018

Where Agility Lives: Your Strategy Execution Questions, Answered: Part 3

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

I’ve left the most complex question for last. One of our webinar attendees queried:What is the best way to engage in a conversation about traditional PMO roles and activities in an organization that is using Agile delivery and methodologies?One of the problems with answering these questions after the webinar has ended… 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 »

Mar 27, 2018

Strategy and Projects: Then and Now

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

I recently updated a chapter on strategy and projects that I wrote for The AMA Handbook of Project Management, Fourth Edition, which went to press in 2013. In just five years, the change in the "buzz" about the role of project management in strategy execution is startling.Rewind for a little perspective: Back in 2006, when our… 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 »

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 »

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 »

Nov 8, 2017

Strategy + Innovation Yields "Transient Advantage"

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 0 Comments

According to keynote speaker Rita McGrath, competitive advantage is an elusive, ever-moving target, what she termed in her speech "Transient Advantage."For organizational success, we need both strategy and innovation. In the past, the “Holy Grail” of strategy has been to create a sustainable competitive advantage. Often when companies reach the top, they… Read More »

Nov 7, 2017

PMO Symposium Conference: Beyond Agile

Posted by Johanna Mickel | 1 Comment

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 »

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 »

Jul 26, 2017

Expert Series 6: The Project Charter: Destination, Map and Key

Posted by Pam Toth | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: We continue our Expert Series with another column from Owens Corning project management guru Pam Toth. Her sponsor's-eye view of project chartering shares her personal experience with this key aspect of project sucess.For me, leading a project without a charter is like driving in a new town without a map… Read More »

Jul 21, 2017

Your Assignment for this Weekend: Benchmark Strategy Execution Processes

Posted by Carrie Capili | 0 Comments

We’ve extended the deadline for our Strategy Execution Process Benchmark survey. If you haven’t already, please participate in the survey  ... and share it with your contacts and social media networks. A broad participation in this groundbreaking study will help the entire PM profession to make the case for strategic alignment… Read More »

Jul 5, 2017

PMO Webinar Attendees: You Asked, Kent Crawford Answers!

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 0 Comments

In our May webinar/panel discussion of The State of the PMO 2016, we had a number of questions submitted by participants that there was not enough time to answer. I caught up with Kent Crawford by phone to get his responses to some of the questions that centered around PMO implementation and processes.Q: The… 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 »

Jun 22, 2017

A Question of Agility: Expert Answers on PMOs and Agile Processes

Posted by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin | 1 Comment

In our May webinar/panel discussion of The State of the PMO 2016, we had a number of questions submitted by participants that there was not enough time to answer. One of the major themes involved questions about agile tools and processes in the PMO. I called on one of our in-house Agile experts, Senior Consultant… Read More »

Jun 7, 2017

Expert Series 4: The Relationship between Project Manager and Steering Team Members

Posted by Pam Toth | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: We welcome back Pam Toth as one of our "expert" guest bloggers this week, treading the sensitive area between steering and being steered. For a boost on executive roles and responsibilities in project management, check out the PM College course, Project Management for Sponsors.When a project manager is assigned to any… Read More »

May 30, 2017

Common Problems of a PMO

Posted by Victor L. Allen | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: We welcome back guest blogger Victor Allen with some words of wisdom, gained though experience, on the challenges faced by PMOs. This is the third in our "Expert Series": You can read previous posts in the series here and here. For more on PMO challenges and trends, please download our latest research… 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 27, 2017

Change Management: Start at the Beginning

Posted by Pam Toth | 0 Comments

Editor's Note: Welcome to the second in our Expert Series. We are thrilled to have Pam Toth, a leader in project management improvement and practice at Owens Corning. Her thoughts on organizational change are the voice of experience.Organizational Change Management (OCM) is a necessary component of delivering a successful project and a sustainable… 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 »

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