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Strategies for Project Recovery

- by Projects@Work

A new study shows that more than a third of projects are at risk and, not surprising, a key factor for recovering troubled projects is the actions of the project managers.

PMI Launches Consultant Registry

Online directory created to help organizations search for and connect with consulting forms that best suit their business needs and strategic goals.

BA Snapshot

- by Janis Rizzuto

A new survey by IIBA and Forrester provides information about business analysts, including backgrounds, skills, responsibilities and aspirations.

2011 PMO of the Year: Call for Nominations

- by Projects@Work

The sixth annual award recognizes visionary and proven project management offices. Past winners include EDS, Rockwell Automation and IBM Corp.

Agile Games 2011: Serious Play

- by Janis Rizzuto

Three-day event in Boston will explore how serious play, collaboration and experiential learning apply to the field of agile software development and project management.

Agile Manifesto Turns 10

- by Janis Rizzuto

An anniversary event in Utah celebrates the Agile Manifesto, gathering five of the original authors and others to address future industry challenges.

Survey Says: Year In Review

- by Projects@Work

The latest snapshot of project management trends from the ProjectsAtWork community shows smaller projects continued to rule in 2010, more projects were cancelled, more organizations invested in PM and PPM solutions, and PMOs increased their reach.

The Plan to Transform Federal IT

- by Janis Rizzuto

A new federal report outlines 25 ways to reform the government’s IT programs, including creating a career path for program managers and building greater transparency into project portfolios. Essential elements transfer private-sector wisdom to the public agencies struggling to realize benefit for the billions expended. Industry supporters laud the plan and its clear accountability.

Nuclear Agency Wins PMI Award

PMI recently honored the National Nuclear Security Administration, which was able to deploy a flexible IT platform ahead of schedule, allowing project managers to filter and analyze large amounts of real-time information.

Digital Media Projects Underway at USC

- by Janis Rizzuto

The Annenberg Innovation Lab at the University of Southern California is developing projects that address technological change in social media and communications. Three major projects in web research, digital entertainment and geolocation are underway.

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