The latest happenings and issues impacting the PM community...
An ongoing study is exploring the impact of agile development practices on productivity, cost and quality. Early results are exceeding expectations and bode well for adopters of Agile methods.
New site is a partnership with Scrum Alliance, offering members job-posting and resume services.
New project management apps in the Podio App Market and Google Apps Marketplace include ProjectsAtWork’s “Distributed Agile Teams," empowering teams to work the way that works best for them.
Six federal projects were honored at the Project Management Excellence Awards held during the Government Information Technology Executive Council (GITEC) annual Summit.
A new guide from PMI and the International Council on Systems Engineering identifies 300 best practices that teams and organizations can implement to reduce waste and increase project and program success.
In May 2012, more than 235,000 online job ads required candidates to have project management skills, a 12 percent year-over-year increase. Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, San Francisco and Washington D.C. showed the highest demand.
Though project and program management offices continue to be called into question by key stakeholders, the latest ESI International survey identifies the emergence of a “next-generation” PMO.
A new Government Efficiency Caucus will bring together members of Congress and private sector experts to discuss the role that project management can play in improving government operations and saving money.
Six universities have received academic research grants from Project Management Institute to study new theories in project management, including decision-making processes, retaining specialist knowledge, and more holistic stakeholder management.
Greg Balestrero will promote awareness of “corporate consciousness” and advise the project management training provider on the development of new programs that focus on leadership and accountability .