Top 10 Project Management Predictions for 2016

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL Every year, the landscape for project management changes. Some of the changes often require considerable effort for implementation whereas other changes may be just cosmetic. But there’s one thing we can be sure about: change is inevitable. It will happen, the question being “When”?

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End Results Win

By Paul Dandurand CEO & Founder, PieMatrix Have you ever heard the words, “Get your project on time and on budget or else!”? The pressure is purely on costs. The executives are watching project budget numbers in PPM tools or in spreadsheets. Now, have you ever heard the words, “The most important thing is getting the

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Key Drivers to Scheduling Success with Microsoft® Project 2013

By Keith Wilson, B.Comm., PMP, MCT, MCTS, Project Server Black Belt, Senior Trainer and Consultant, IIL  Project success means delivering your goods, service or result by meeting the expectations with respect to the project constraints (Scope, Quality, Resources, Time and Cost). A recent study of technology projects found that 94% of projects had to go through a restart,

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Implementing Project Management Metrics: Hope for the Best but Plan for the Worst

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D., Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL With the growth in project management metrics, KPIs and dashboard reporting systems, companies are improving their success to failure ratios on projects and strategic initiatives. But even though the path looks bright, all that glitters is not always gold, at least seen by those people

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Ways That a PMO Can Fail

  Catch Dr. Kerzner’s keynote session, “How Changes in PM Support Agile & Scrum” at the 2017 IPM Day online conference ON DEMAND. By Deborah A. Dell, PMP – Director, IBM Project Management Center of Excellence and Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. – Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL  Deciding to implement a Project Management Office (PMO) is easy.

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How to Understand Soft Skill Metrics in the Next Generation of Project Management

Many years ago (i.e., before the Internet existed), I worked with a well-known colleague who was quite proficient at writing books. When I asked him where all of his ideas came from, he pointed to a small pad of paper and a pen in his shirt pocket. He stated that whenever any of his students

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Does the PMP® have value? You bet, and in more ways than you might think!

By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM  The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP)® is the world’s most popular and desirable project management certification. The numbers alone tell the story: as of December 31, 2014 there were 639,237 active PMP credential holders. No other project management credential (of which there are many competitors)

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