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Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO

white paper
by Project Management Institute

Projects and programs are the core of any organization’s strategic initiatives--they are how change happens. Having the talent to implement those initiatives successfully is the critical capability that gives organizations a competitive advantage. Excellence in managing the talent is a key to unlocking that capability. In partnership with PwC, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Human Systems International (HSI), the PMI Thought Leadership Series focuses on how talent management impacts project practitioners and, in turn, the successful implementation rate of strategic initiatives. Read more in Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO, Spotlight on Success: Developing Talent for Strategic Impact and Rally the Talent to Win: Transforming Strategy into Reality.

OPM3 and the Talent Management Gap

by John Schlichter

Leading companies are renewing their organizations to position themselves for the upturn in the market--and those that use OPM3 have an advantage.

Finding The Competitive Edge: Bucking Mediocrity Amidst Economic Turbulence

by Sarah Fister Gale

No matter their sector or location, organizations face a highly complex business environment that demands innovation and the agility to respond to shifting global priorities. As a result, in today's complex global environment, the organizations that thrive are the ones that value project management. This article reports the results of PMI's 2013 Pulse of the Profession--the annual global benchmark research report for organization project and program management.

Business Demands and Project Managers’ Skills: A Quest for the Right Fit

by Enrique Sevilla

This article describes an approach to answer a recurring question from upper level management: Do we have the right people managing our projects? It provides a systematic tool to determine whether there is a good fit between business needs and the project managers’ skill profiles. The resulting action plan may provide the required starting point to improve the efficiency of the project management workforce.

2015 Pulse of the Profession: Capturing the Value of Project Management

white paper
by Project Management Institute

The 2015 PMI Pulse report reveals that organizations are returning to the basics of project, program and portfolio management. By focusing on the fundamental aspects of developing a culture of project management, cultivating talent and defining processes, organizations will capture value and gain competitive advantage.

10,001 Hours of Project Management

by Ian Whittingham, PMP

How many hours does it take to become a project manager? That’s not a trick question, but can become tricky when you try to answer it with any kind of precision.

PM Life Skills: What I Wish I Got Taught In Project Management School

by Mark Mullaly, Ph.D., PMP

Few of us set out to become project managers. Where formally developed skills are earned, they generally take the shape of process-based training. Taken as a whole, however, they don’t make up the full set of tools, skills and abilities that a project manager needs to survive--and thrive--in the long term. Thankfully, this well-considered guide to life skills for project managers is here to help.

Developing Talent: The Next Frontier for Project Managers

by Bruce Harpham

The talent and creativity of individuals are the next frontier for project managers to manage. The unique nature of project work presents a major talent opportunity. With some thoughtful planning, project managers can build the talents of their team members: a win-win-win situation.

Tackling Talent and Strategy at PMI’s 2014 PMO Symposium

by Tegan Jones

Even the most brilliant strategy won’t mean much unless an organization has the right project and program practitioners to execute on it. And that’s precisely where project management offices can step in to help with the daunting task of finding the talent to fuel strategic initiatives--a big takeaway from PMI’s 2014 PMO Symposium.

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