From Traditional to Non-Traditional Projects

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. | Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL Background: For almost four decades, companies on a worldwide basis struggled with the creation of a singular methodology that could be used to manage all their projects. The singular methodology was a necessity for senior management that was reluctant to surrender their “command and

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Capturing Project Knowledge

By Greg Bailey, VP WorldWide Sales at ProSymmetry As the saying goes, “failure teaches us more than success”. But when we consider the number of projects that fail, and project managers’ struggles to capture learning as they implement projects, it seems project management may be an exception. A 2013 survey found that 50 percent of businesses

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Senior Executives are from Somewhere; PMO Directors are from Somewhere Else!

By J. LeRoy Ward,  PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM   |   Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL  The recently released 2017 Pulse of the Profession®, Success Rates Rise: Transforming the high cost of low performance, from the Project Management Institute (PMI)® brings us promising news: Project success rates are rising. As the report

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Want to Boost Your Scrum Projects’ Success Rate by 50%? Run Them Through a PMO

By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM   |   Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL  The 2015 State of Scrum Report (the most recent) released by the Scrum Alliance has several interesting, if not head-scratching, findings. Here are two that really stopped me dead in my tracks. First, the report stated that “the

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What’s In a Name?

By Alan Ferguson   |   Approved Trainer for PRINCE2®, MSP®, M_o_R®, MoP®, P3O®, Change Management™, Managing Benefits™, AgilePM™, APM IC & APMP In a portfolio, programme or project office we do much more than provide administrative support. But how can we describe our work in a compelling and accurate way? When I first came

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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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