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Opinions, research, analysis and surveys.


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

Are Projects Really ‘Unique’?

- by Dan Patterson, PMP

Have we got the formal definition of a project completely right? A finite start and finish, sure. But approaching each project as a “unique endeavor” can lead us to overlook opportunities to capture, reuse and benefit from prior knowledge, experiences and lessons learned. We need to better connect our closing phases with upfront planning.

Flies, Bees and Project Context

- by Dr. Alexander Laufer, PhD

The prevailing project management paradigm still emphasizes context-free processes and practices, rather than tailoring them to the unique context of each project. Alas, clinging to “one best way” is often counterproductive, as intelligent bees and systematic teams often discover at their own peril.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

The Power of PPM

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute has launched its 2015 thought leadership series on project portfolio management, focusing on the benefits of the discipline and the challenges that organizations face in aligning projects and programs to strategy.

Capture Value Through Agility

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new report from Project Management Institute highlights six foundational practices for establishing an Agile culture, including rapid response to opportunities, shorter review-decision cycles, elimination of organizational silos, alignment of capabilities to strategy, a focus on change management, and integration of the customer’s voice.

The latest findings and figures.

The Power of PPM

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Project Management Institute has launched its 2015 thought leadership series on project portfolio management, focusing on the benefits of the discipline and the challenges that organizations face in aligning projects and programs to strategy.

PMP Certification = Earning Power

- by ProjectsatWork.com

The Project Management Professional (PMP) certification brings its holders 20 percent more in salary than uncertified practitioners, according to a new global survey by Project Management Institute. The survey found the median salary for U.S.-based PMP holders is now $111,000.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Andy Jordan

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

Dave Prior

Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
Dave Prior, PMP, CST, MBA is an Agile Consultant for LeadingAgile where …

Bart Gerardi

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

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VP of Marketing, innotas
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Aaron Smith

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

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