Troubled Projects? Key Strategies for Quick Turnarounds Webinar

LISTEN TO OUR ON-DEMAND WEBINAR RECORDING NOW! Is it possible to survive a troubled project and turn it into a successful one? The answer is yes!In this webinar, J. Kent Crawford combines expert data from two groundbreaking PM Solutions Research studies to address the issue of project failure and provide critical pathways to recovery. Learn how early detection... Read More »

Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015

What drives project success? Research has consistently shown that it’s having an effective project manager. Results from PM College’s latest research, “Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015,” confirms this, showing that organizations with highly skilled project managers get significantly better project results.The survey also reveals which skills need the most improvement and how leaders and... Read More »

Knowledge is Power: New Research Pinpoints Skills that Drive High-Performing Organizations

On Demand now available!What drives project success? Research has consistently shown that it’s having an effective project manager. Results from PM College’s latest research, “Project Manager Skills Benchmark 2015,” confirms this, showing that organizations with highly skilled project managers get significantly better project results. The survey also reveals which skills need the most improvement... Read More »

Project Management Essentials (3rd Edition)

If you are new to project management or need to refresh your knowledge, Project Management Essentials (3rd edition) is the quickest and easiest way to learn how to manage projects successfully. The concepts presented are not rocket science. They are just common sense. Read the book and discover the key skills and knowledge you'll need to be an effective... Read More »

Project Management: Not Just for Project Managers

Once the province of engineers alone, today project management is embraced by organizations across all sectors, and in all departments. Companies have set up project management offices PMOs) to standardize processes and tools, and have trained their project personnel to manage projects better. What about the rest of the organization? Couldn’t... Read More »

What Makes a Great Project Manager?

In 2000, I wrote “What Makes a Good Project Manager,” an article that was published in PM Network magazine. As I revisit this topic after a dozen years, taking into account new research, I am somewhat surprised – though I probably shouldn’t be— that the behavioral characteristics of a good project manager are still... Read More »

An Organization's Best Competitive Weapon: Business-Savvy Project Leaders

Traditional project management used to focus on the process of managing a project to successful completion. No more. When projects need to deliver business objectives, a broader acumen is needed.   Our economy and the flattened organization has exerted a pressure to shift from a narrow, strong, technical focus of project management to a broader, more business-driven focus. The business... Read More »

The Business-Savvy Project Manager

The past decade has seen the convergence of two trends that drive the need for project and program managers to improve their business acumen: as organizations have become less hierarchical, they increasingly rely on projects and programs to gain competitive edge.  Read More »