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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

Project Success is Improving – Why, Do You Think?

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

Project management has been around for decades, and so have studies on its effectiveness. The pattern in research over my years in the discipline clearly demonstrates that project success rates are improving.  Despite the... Read More »

Posted on Sep 29, 2017 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Case for Training, Leadership, Performance Measurement, Project Management Office (PMO), Project Management Research, Project Management Training, Strategy Execution

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

Making Up A Budget for Next Year? Don't Skimp on Training: Here's Why

Deborah Bigelow Crawford

This is the time of year where we begin to plan our budgets.  We begin to think “What worked last year, and what didn’t?”  Where might we shift some... Read More »

Posted on Sep 1, 2016 by Deborah Bigelow Crawford in Business Case for Training, Project Management Research, Project Management Training

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

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

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

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