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

Wanted: EPMO Leaders

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Most large global organizations will rely on “activist” enterprise program management office (EPMO) leaders by 2017, according to research analyst Gartner. The emerging role is a response to the need to significantly improve strategic execution, and increased pressure toward innovation and differentiation.

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.

Exploring the latest trends impacting the PM community...

Set the Stage for Success

- by Don Beckett

Management decisions made before a software project is underway are a significant factor in determining whether it succeeds or fails. Here are seven principles, based on comprehensive studies, that leaders must support and uphold to help create an environment in which projects can succeed. Ignoring them practically guarantees failure.

Change Enablers

- by ProjectsatWork.com

Organizations that are finding success at change management share a common set of practices, including standardized practices, diligent communication, and engaged sponsors and stakeholders, according to the latest PMI research.

The latest findings and figures.

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.

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.

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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…

Bart Gerardi

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

Andy Jordan

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

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…

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

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Posted by Dave Prior

If you are coming from the traditional side of the house and you are probably all too familiar with the types of training classes, workshops and conference sessions where you have the opportun...
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