Most organizations blur the lines between project success and investment success. This is a dangerous practice, and this article explores why.
While the practice of project management may continue to advance, overall project results will not significantly improve until better decisions are made through the full lifecycle of an idea. This article explores the stages that exist, and the responsibilities that should exist at each stage.
As organizations develop more effective approaches to managing their projects, attention typically begins to shift from how projects are being conducted to what projects the organization is choosing to conduct. This article explores the consequences of not having an effective project initiation process.
The rationale by which project decisions get made varies widely from organization to organization, and is for the vast majority of organizations largely a subjective process. PMOs are starting to play a more direct role in this process. This article explores whether this is a good idea, and what it should look like if it were to occur.
In a North American context, the holy grail of project management certification is currently the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation administered by PMI. But is this the only option available? As it turns out, there are a large array of certifications available for project managers.
An emerging theme that I have encountered in conversations of late is the perception that project management is becoming the latest management fad. This article explores whether this is true, and what might make it so.