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Insights | 23 November 2009

Based on customer feedback, PM-Partners has re-constructed its education and training structure with courses now neatly grouped into Professional Development Pathways. A common question from our clients relates to which area of specialisation they should pursue to suit their project management skills and interests, which courses are relevant to them and which certification, ...

Insights | 23 November 2009

Two years ago, Ergon Energy discovered PM-Partners and its suite of training courses designed to provide real life education to today’s project management executives. At the time, Ergon Energy Portfolio Manager, Julie Lee, was facing a challenge in improving the skills and knowledge of her business analysis team members, who were working in business change management and hence ...

Insights | 23 November 2009

Over the past year, PM-Partners has surveyed 230 project management professionals in 135 organisations across most industry sectors to assess whether the five factors of Strategy Execution Capability are actually being implemented. The results are astounding and will be published next year in a special White Paper available on our website (advance copies available late November – ...

Insights | 23 November 2009

Only a third of all projects were successfully completed on time and on budget over the past year – the worst failure rate recorded by the Standish Group’s CHAOS report. PM-Partners believes this is a direct result of project managers failing to implement scope control and failing to identify correct requirements as part of their project management methodology. Project ...

Insights | 17 November 2009

The effective implementation of an Enterprise Project Management (EPM) Solution such as Microsoft Project Server 2010 isn’t about software configuration, it’s about business results. The implementation of an EPM system within an organisation is a strategic decision. The initiative should be instigated at the highest levels of organisational decision-making with clear corporate ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

Manufacturers and transactional firms share a drive to lower costs, reduce cycle time and offer a diverse product mix as they pursue higher profits and an increased market share in a growing global environment. Consumers (those paying for the end product) want products or services that are cheaper, readily available and of a quality that meets their expectations. A variety of ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

For developing project managers, one of the most frequently asked questions concerns the nature of the PRINCE2 methodology – what exactly does it involve and how can it better my project management practices? The give you a little bit of insight into the history of the PRINCE2® course, the concept of PRINCE2 is a derivative of an I.T. project management methodology ...

Insights | 16 October 2009

Welcome to the official PM-Partners project management blog! We're here to keep you updated on all aspects of project management developments within the Australian project management field. Our blogging goal is to get you thinking! If you like any posts or thought-pieces then tell us – or if you feel up to it, call us for an in-depth discussion! Thanks for stopping by and we ...

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