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.
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We are incredibly excited to release our very first ebook, Teachable Moments, written by and for our community of project managers around the world. We asked you to submit your best stories about lessons learned (good and bad) and here is a compilation of our top submissions. From massive mistakes to brilliant turnarounds, our Teachable Moments is sure to teach you something new that will help make your next project a success. You can download the PDF version here, or check out our epub and mobi downloads here.
We are incredibly excited to release our very first ebook, Teachable Moments, written by and for our community of project managers around the world. We asked you to submit your best stories about lessons learned (good and bad) and here is a compilation of our top submissions. From massive mistakes to brilliant turnarounds, our Teachable Moments is sure to teach you something new that will help make your next project a success. You can download the epub and mobi versions here, or check out our PDF version).
From the Robert H. Smith School of Business
A study of a resuscitation trauma team shows how important teams can be to your organizational structure.
This white paper strives to clarify and provide real examples of the benefits derived by adopting and implementing ITIL.
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Bad requirements? Actually, that's your fault. If we know this is a recurring problem in our profession, why do we mindlessly continue engaging in the rote repetition of what doesn't work?
The Intelligence Community (IC) is an enormous, departmentally diverse community in numerous agencies, and covers a large range of individual intelligence efforts. Both law enforcement and the military rely on and make up part of the IC. Though the efforts are continuous and cyclical, there are numerous one-time activities that are not replicable, and are designed to answer specific questions for policy makers and other consumers of intelligence. The sum effect of an IC PMO may prove invaluable when trying to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the IC.
Every team moves through the five stages of team development. This white paper will share more details about each and provide an example of a team moving through the stages.
In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.
Research suggests that the bedrock of project success is a PM’s human competencies or soft skills such as communicating, listening, sensitivity, influencing and motivating. Which emotional intelligence tool should you concentrate on? What are the critical success factors required for effective project management over the next five years?