What Is The Standard Function Of A PMO?

- By Rossana Palummieri, Project Manager at ACI Worldwide Rossana Palummieri, PMP, CSM., is a project manager at a global company that focuses primarily on facilitating electronic payments.  She provides an expanded perspective on IT Project Management due to 20 in software engineering and seven years as a project manager for both internal and customer projects.  She ...

Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Jonathan H. Avidan, Vice President at AxiomSL

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, SCM, OMCP Jonathan Avidan, PMP, CSM., currently serves as Vice President at AxiomSL. He has over 13+ years of experience in financial services, banking and insurance, specifically within compliance, regulatory reporting, operations and related technology infrastructure practices. Graduating from Boston University’s Questrom School of Business with a dual major in Operations ...

Projectizing Hospitals: Hiring and Retaining Talent in Healthcare Organizations

By Dr. Terrence D. Duncan Healthcare organizations feature a multitude of positions and departments based on the unique specializations.  Whether it is a hospital, assisted living center, or skilled nursing facility, the variety of positions can create a strain on human resources and regular operations management.  The rigorous demands of each position sometimes feature a ...

Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Erika Flora, President and Founder of BEYOND20

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, SCM, OMCP Erika Flora, President and Founder of BEYOND20, started her career as a Microbiologist turned Project Manager and has always had a passion for improving how companies manage work and serve their customer base. In 2006, she started BEYOND20, a consulting and training firm built on expertise in ...

Some Reasons Why Projects Fail

- By Dr. Emad Rahim, PMP, CSM Rapid globalization of business means organizations must significantly increase its capacity to accurately manage information and data. In response to this growing capacity demand, more discussion is needed to develop effective project management processes and approaches. Many new product developments are cancelled before completion and never implemented. Researchers ...

Risk Factors in Communication Management

By Alexandria Loveless, Associate Project Manager at Starbucks It is important for the project manager to understand the cultural differences within their team, department and organization. Cultural factors can create barriers within a team through verbal language, body language and written communications. This can include semantics and connotations, social conventions and nonverbal communication. The project manager needs ...

The Benefits of Risk Management Planning

- Dr. Emad Rahim, Kotouc Family Endowed Chair of PM Center of Excellence A risk management plan ensures that risks are managed properly. The goal is to reduce impact of negative risks and to increase the impact of opportunities. The risk management plan provides a tool for reporting risk to senior managements as well as the ...

Careers in #ProjectManagement – The Future of #ProjectManagers

By, Ioan Gaitan, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Civil Engineering Operations and Student in MPM Degree Program  Tech. Sgt. Ioan Gaitan, inspects aggregate brought on site for an airfield project at Suwon Air Base, Republic of Korea Although the project management practitioners continue to be in high demand, the opportunities offered will vary by sector and location. ...

Thought Leadership in Project Management: with Dr. Rick Johnson, Consultant in Construction Management

Dr. Rick Johnson specializes in the architecture, engineering, and construction professions. He has established a high level professional expertise in management science and project management on a global scale. As an inducted presidential member of the National Society of Leadership and Success (NSLS); he has also evolved his leadership skills to a recognized national level through the Sigma Alpha ...

21s Century Leadership: Healthcare Organizations

- By Dr. Terrence D. Duncan, DBA, MBA Dr. Terrence D. Duncan, holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Walden University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Health Care Management. Dr. Duncan has two of his works published in health care related matters. With 10 years of ...

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