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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5 Resolutions PMO Directors Should Make for 2017

Want to expand your agile & scrum knowledge? Check out our 3rd annual Agile & Scrum Conference here. By J. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, GWCPM, SCPM  |  Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL  Many people hate resolutions, and in fact, “resolve” not to make them. But resolutions can help give us a direction

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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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