WCP is pleased to provide the following project management articles and resources. The PM Pulse series consist of articles and reports provided by the PMI (Project Management Institute). The PM Perspective series consist of white papers on specific topics of interest for project managers. These white papers were commissioned by WCP and written by WCP associates, partners, and clients.
The PMI (Project Management Institute) produces a wealth of resources for the project manager. Their Pulse of the Profession® series of reports are an excellent example. The reports deal with current issues and trends relevant to both project managers and the project management industry as a whole, and as such, these articles are a must read for anyone who wants to be at the forefront of the industry.
The Impact of PMOs on Strategy Implementation
Setting up a PMO (Project Management Office) is one thing. Having the PMO remain relevant to the needs of the organization while demonstrating clear value is something else. The PMI Pulse of The Profession® report on the Impact of PMOs on Strategy Implementation, demonstrates that in order to be a “High Performing PMO”, the PMO must provide clear on-going value to the organization and that includes playing a key part in the alignment of projects with corporate strategic objectives.
While standard project management practices, effective communications, and a strong talent base are necessary for success when dealing with complex projects – that is not all that is required. When a project is not just complicated – but also complex – management styles and communication take on greater importance. This Pulse of the Profession® report identifies several strategies that high-performing organizations pursue in order to be successful when dealing with complexity in their projects.
Capturing the Value of Project Management
According to this recent study by PMI, organizations that have implemented good practices for the transfer of knowledge, improve their project outcomes by almost 35 percent!
Read all about it in this PMI Pulse of the Profession® report titled: Capturing the Value of Project Management Through Knowledge Transfer.
Executive Sponsor Engagement; Top Driver of Project and Program Success
Effective executive sponsorship is key for the success of strategic initiatives, and is the top driver of project and program success.
In this report, three primary factors that can limit or inhibit sponsors’ ability to be effective are addressed; over extension, inefficient communication and a lack of professional development for sponsors.
The following are part of our new Perspectives in Project Management series of documents and tools. This series explore areas of project management that are often misunderstood, are somewhat controversial, or simply do not garner the attention they deserve.
Check back to view more PM Perspectives as they arrive!
Think Agile project management is only applicable to small to medium size IT projects? Think again! This slide presentation by Kiron Bondale, Senior Consultant with WCP, debunks five of the more common agile myths. A must view for any organization!
Project management and Project Management software
This concisely correlates and contrasts project management software activities with activities related to project management methodology. The article will help you understand why there is more to project management than just implementing or using project management software. It also serves as an excellent checklist of required project management activities.
By Alanna Gillis, Consultant with AMFM Consulting.
This article discusses how the application of project management best practices will assist a Facility Manager in their role and help bring about the successful implementation of projects in which Facility Managers are involved.
Project Management and its Effect on the Executive Suite
By Stanley M. Katz, Chairman of the Board, Telehop Communications Inc. and WCP Associate.
The article deals with the importance of senior management taking an active interest in project management within their organization and provides specific suggestions regarding what they can do to improve their organization’s overall project management maturity.