Showing 8 posts in: Competency

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

Building a Talent Pool: The Right Person, In the Right Role

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

So, you are hiring. How closely have you looked at your Project Manager job description? It may be that your next person in that role will succeed or fail based on how well you have... Read More »

Posted on Apr 5, 2018 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Competency, Human Capital, Project & Program Management, Resource Optimization

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

Training Pays for Itself; Failure to Train Is Expensive

Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin

In my last post on our Strategy & Projects blog, I reported the troubling news from PMI’s 2016 Pulse of the Profession that project and program success rates have faltered, and pointed readers to... Read More »

Posted on May 4, 2016 by Jeannette Cabanis-Brewin in Business Case for Training, Business Skills for PMs, Competency, Performance Measurement, Project Management Research, Project Management Training

Five Ways to Tell Stories that Stick

During my latest teach of our Strategies for Effective Stakeholder Engagement course, I related my Babson strategy professor’s admonition that stories are at the core of how humans communicate. Stories are how... Read More »

Posted on Nov 9, 2015 by in Business Case for Training, Competency, Human Capital, Leadership, Project Management Training, Stakeholder Management, Strategy Execution

"What Specific Training Efforts Do You Suggest for Increasing Leadership Skills?" Webinar Question Series, Part 5

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

Thanks to Paul Ritchie for responding to the first four unanswered questions from our recent webinar on the PM Skills Benchmark. Today and next week, I'll be tackling two more questions from our webinar... Read More »

Posted on Aug 11, 2015 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Skills for PMs, Competency, Human Capital, Leadership, Project Management Research, Project Management Training

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