Showing 8 posts in: Human Capital

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

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

Twenty Years of PM Excellence!

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

Wow!  Twenty years!  We can hardly believe it … it feels like yesterday when the first tri-fold brochure carrying the name PM Solutions hit the market!  What a ride it has been!... Read More »

Posted on Apr 26, 2016 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Culture & Change Management, Human Capital, Leadership, Project & Program Management, Project Management Basics, Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Site News

Troubled Projects and Root Causes

Our colleagues at PM Solutions just put out another great white paper: Troubled Projects? Key Strategies for Quick Turnarounds. It synthesizes multiple project research studies into a straightforward approach to project review and recovery. Which,... Read More »

Posted on Apr 20, 2016 by in Business Skills for PMs, Human Capital, Leadership, Project Management Research, Strategy Execution

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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