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What Really Are the Drivers of Success?

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

If you’ve read the 2018 edition of PMI’s Pulse of the Profession report, “Success in Disruptive Times,” you know their top three drivers are:Executive Sponsorship Controlling Project Scope and ... Read More »

Posted on May 22, 2018 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Competency, Project Management Research, Project Management Training

Train Them Up Right: Developing Your Gen X and Y Project Teams

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

Not to go all Biblical-scholarly on you, but in thinking about the younger generations of project managers, the verse from Proverbs (22:6) kept ringing in my mind:Train up a child in the way he should... Read More »

Posted on Feb 16, 2017 by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Competency, Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Project Management Basics, Project Management Research, Project Management Training

Is It Worth It to Invest In Project/Program Management?

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

"Organizations that invest in program management talent and standards improve outcomes, accountability, and efficiency."Do you agree with this statement?  Well, obviously the US Congress does!  The newly passed Program Management Improvement and... Read More »

Posted on Feb 3, 2017 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Competency, Governance, Project Management Training

It's 2017: Resolve to Implement Benefits Realization Management

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

I just love the fresh start of a New Year!  For those of you who are setting their professional resolutions, I’d love to offer a suggestion:  Now is the time to... Read More »

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Competency, Project Management Basics

Silos Stymie Strategy, So Why Do We Build Walls?

Everyone hates silos. The PMBOK® Guide positions the functional organization as the lowest form of organization. We have study after article after post demonstrating that silo-driven dysfunction underpins many of our organizational ills. The ... Read More »

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 by in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Culture & Change Management, Governance, Leadership, Portfolio Management, Project & Program Management, Project Management Research, Strategy Execution

What Makes a Great Project Manager … Today?

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

This is a topic of perennial interest for us; Debbie Crawford has written articles about it; so have I … and in 2003 we published an entire book on the subject. Last year, we engaged over 300... Read More »

Posted on Jun 16, 2016 by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Human Capital, Leadership, Project Management Training

How Do You Make Your Strategy Work?

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

We all know that organizations need to improve their strategy execution.  Bottom line, with poor execution, organizational success is limited.  Making strategy work pays major dividends, so what are you doing to make... Read More »

Posted on May 28, 2016 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Culture & Change Management, Portfolio Management, Strategy Execution, Training and the PMO

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