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A wide range of perspectives from practitioners and peers.
Provocative thinking from the field.

Who Else Owns Your Project?

- by Andrea Brockmeier

Yes, project success or failure is ultimately the responsibility of you, the project manager. You’re in charge of everything, from planning and reporting to monitoring risk, budget and schedule. But there are other people who must take ownership of their parts of the project. And it’s also your job to make that clear.

Tracking PM-BA Trends

- by Andrea Brockmeier, PMP, Vicki James, PMP, CBAP, Elizabeth Larson, PMP, CBAP, CSM, and Richard Larson, PMP, CBAP

Project managers and business analysts share many challenges and concerns, particularly in the areas of requirements, communication, stakeholders and professional development. Here are seven emerging trends, ranging from smaller projects to fewer emails, that BAs and PMs should be tracking and leveraging in 2014.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

2014 Pulse of Profession

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute’s annual global outlook finds that the high cost of low performance remains a threat to organizational strategic initiatives. The keys to success are: developing people through training; improving project, program and portfolio management capabilities; and establishing benchmarks and metrics for project outcomes.

The PMO Imperative

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute has launched a five-report thought-leadership series on strategic initiative management that examines the shifting role of PMOs from process to value delivery.

The latest findings and figures.

PPM Systems Not Ready for BYOD

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A survey of senior executives finds lack of preparedness for the Bring Your Own Device movement within organizations, as well as a continued reliance on spreadsheets to manage large projects.

Building Project Communities

- by ESI International

How are organizations building and developing their project communities? A new survey of more than 1,800 project managers sheds light on the hiring, training and promotion of project managers across 13 industries in the public and private sectors.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, BigVisible Solutions
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for BigVisible where he…

Andy Jordan

President, Roffensian Consulting Inc.
Andy Jordan is a well known author and speaker on project management and…

Bart Gerardi

Sr. Technical Program Manager, Amazon.com
Bart has been an ecommerce program manager for 15 years, and can’t…

Vicki Wrona

President, Forward Momentum, LLC
Vicki Wrona is the founder and President of Forward Momentum, a PMI Regi…

Janis Rizzuto

Contributing Editor, ProjectsAtWork
Janis has been writing for ProjectsAtWork for more than a decade, starti…

Aaron Smith

Editorial Director, ProjectsAtWork.com
Aaron has been the editor of ProjectsAtWork since 2001, leading its evol…

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