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

Mobility Now!

- by Guy Barlow

It is no longer a question of if organizations should embrace mobility, but when. Mobile solutions offer project, program and portfolio managers unprecedented access to essential information that has a direct impact on high-stakes decision-making and communication. Those who overcome resistance and address concerns will lead the pack in innovation, opportunity and growth.

Who Cares About Tasks?

- by Dan Patterson

Wouldn't it be better if scheduling tools focused on deliverables rather than the work — the activities and tasks — needed to deliver them? Execution is about creating value, and stakeholders care little about the busy details. Project managers who get this distinction right will reap the benefits of more realistic and achievable plans.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

Global State of the PMO in 2015

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new global survey on the state of PMOs finds its role continues to evolve and mature in the business environment, but metrics are lacking to measure value and effectiveness. In addition, as the use of Agile has increased, PMOs are challenged with how to apply it.

5 Skills PMs Must Improve

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new benchmark study identifies the top five challenges for project managers and finds that they are all related to organizational issues, including managing benefits realization, planning strategically, championing and managing change, managing project risks, and communicating.

The latest findings and figures.

Global State of the PMO in 2015

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new global survey on the state of PMOs finds its role continues to evolve and mature in the business environment, but metrics are lacking to measure value and effectiveness. In addition, as the use of Agile has increased, PMOs are challenged with how to apply it.

5 Skills PMs Must Improve

- by ProjectsatWork.com

A new benchmark study identifies the top five challenges for project managers and finds that they are all related to organizational issues, including managing benefits realization, planning strategically, championing and managing change, managing project risks, and communicating.

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TOP CONTRIBUTORS

Dave Prior

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

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…

Mark Mullaly

President, Interthink Consulting Incorporated
Mark is a project management iconoclast -- love him or hate him, he stil…

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

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