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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.

PM Careers in Financial Services (Part 2): The Firm-Based PM Consultant

by Todd B. Loeb, PMP

In order to better evaluate a career in project management consulting, one should first step back and understand the different types of PM consultant roles. In this second installment in a series of three, we discuss the pros and cons of the firm-based project management consultant--and how they can enhance an organization's strategy.

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.

Business Needs: Are Projects Aligned?

by Jiju (Jay) Nair, PMP

Extensive studies and industry surveys over the last decade have revealed that lack of alignment to business needs is a major factor for project failure. Recent trends have indicated that project teams continue to cut corners during the planning stages of the project even while exploring options to elevate their project success rates. Are you practicing effective requirements analysis and management?

How Do You Spell Succession?

by Michael Wood

It doesn’t seem that the succession planning process should be so difficult. Yet success in this area seems to elude most companies. Perhaps the seeds for deficiency are sewn in the process itself. So how does an organization achieve a high degree of engagement from its leadership teams?

PM for Paradigm Shift in Business Management

by M. Aslam Mirza, CEngr, MBA, PMP
May 16, 2014 | 65:17 | Views: 210 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 2.96 / 5

Growing complexity and increasing dependencies of global volatile economies are making it difficult for businesses to effectively pursue their strategic advancement and achieve goals. The emergent market challenges have driven a paradigm shift in business management where the advancement needs focus on efficient implementation of change that leads to strategic direction. 

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