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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: 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 »

Is Project Management Training Worth It? Benchmarks and Trends Revealed

Does your team need project management training? Will it be worth it? How much is enough? What’s the best way to train your people? We surveyed over 240 companies to answer some of these probing questions on project management training.Respondents revealed project management training is definitely important to firms – but more importantly, it’s highly successful.... Read More »

The State of Project Management Training

What is the value of project management training? How much project management training do organizations engage in? What training methods do organizations use? How effective is the training? What is the cost? And what are organizations trying to accomplish, exactly, by training their employees?These and other issues are addressed in this benchmark of current project management training practices. Read More »