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How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 0.75 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle.   Event Description: In today’s climate, the need to accelerate business transformation is seen as essential to underpin long term success. With a much higher rate of churn, a singular…

Three Questions to Ask Before Entering Data in Microsoft Project

Microsoft® Project for Windows has been available for nearly 30 years. Users still think that it’s like Excel and begin entering data immediately after opening a new file. This action is allowed in Project but I don’t recommend it as a standard practice. Here are three questions you should answer before entering data, and why…

Starting Projects Too Soon

Dear Elizabeth: I work on a product team with a very efficient manager—too efficient! In her efforts to make deadlines, she often has us start early on work—before we have all the requirements. It feels productive at first. But as requirements change, we end up going back and redoing or fixing work and start to…

PMI Reports on Success Rates in Project Management

Is it good news when the losses are less? The Project Management Institute (PMI) seems to think so. In a new report on success rates, the organization pointed to a decrease in waste as a sign of progress. Specifically, a research project recently found that organizations wasted an average of $97 million for every $1…

The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO – How to Run a Successful PMO

Despite what you might read in the news, or hear at the water cooler, there’s a growing demand for information on building a PMO.  Over the past few months, I’ve had the opportunity to share my perspectives on this topic” based on my book “The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO”. It has been a…

Kick off your project for success!

  Project Management Institute (PMI)® Professional Development Units (PDUs): This Webinar is eligible for 1 PMI® PDU in the Strategic category of the Talent Triangle. Event Description: It’s time to start a new project – what should you do to set it up for success from the start? Join us in this session as we discuss what…

Why Enterprise Project Management Initiatives Fail

Paul Strebel wrote in the Harvard Business Review (May-June 1996), “Corporate reengineering success rates in Fortune 1,000 companies are well below 50%; some say they are as low as 20%.” Although he was not citing established facts in this assessment, it certainly rings true in our own experience and I have not found many people…

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