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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...

QSM Releases 2016 Software Almanac

- by ProjectsatWork.com

The new edition examines the past 35 years of predictive analytics for business intelligence, focusing on five core metrics. It also includes a perspective on project management success factors and best practices for software estimation.

Top 10 Strategy Execution Trends

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Smart organizations will continue to become flatter and leaner, while embracing design thinking, big data and enterprisewide agility, according to a new report that identifies the most important strategy execution trends for 2016.

The latest findings and figures.

Top-Rated PM Tools for 2016

- by Emily Sue Tomac

Here are the 10 most highly recommended project management tools on TrustRadius, a business technology research platform that gathered and verified user ratings of 14 features, including team collaboration, mobile access, and support for agile and waterfall methods. Also: three tips for PM software buyers.

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.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

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

Bart Gerardi

Director, Software Development, Audible.com
Bart has been in ecommerce for over 20 years, and can’t imagine a …

Andy Jordan

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

Tushar Patel

VP of Marketing, innotas
Tushar Patel is currently Vice President of Marketing at Innotas, the le…

Kathleen O'Connor

I’m a freelance journalist and digital content strategist with 15+…

Aaron Smith

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

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Agile in Education Update

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