Projects at Work

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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...

Projects Need Benefits ID

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations are wasting money on projects and missing major opportunities to add strategic value because they lack a formal, focused approach to benefits management, according to a new study from Project Management Institute.

Project Waste Up 12%

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations waste an average of $122 million per $1 billion spent on projects, according to the latest Pulse of the Profession report from Project Management Institute. The findings demonstrate the need for stronger implementation of project, program and portfolio management practices.

The latest findings and figures.

Digital Tops Strategic Priorities

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Digital business transformation will be substantial in the next five years, and will drive strategic investment, product innovation, customer satisfaction and profits, according to a Gartner survey of CEOs and senior business executives.

Project Waste Up 12%

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations waste an average of $122 million per $1 billion spent on projects, according to the latest Pulse of the Profession report from Project Management Institute. The findings demonstrate the need for stronger implementation of project, program and portfolio management practices.

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Agile Consultant, LeadingAgile
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