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Project Execution Failure Rate the Highest in a Decade

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. Observations of the Project Practitioners There can be many reasons attributed to project failure but one of the reasons that crops ...

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The Secret to Sustainable Learning Part 2

On Friday 18th of November 2011, ESI hosted the 7th Centre of Excellence (COE) half day event for its PMO COE Community. This event entitled “How to create a ‘high performing’ environment through sustainable learning” provided a forum for COE members to meet, network and share their real life experiences ...

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The Secret to Sustainable Learning Part 1

On Friday 18th of November 2011, ESI hosted the 7th Centre of Excellence (COE) half day event for its PMO COE Community. This event entitled “How to create a ‘high performing’ environment through sustainable learning” provided a forum for COE members to meet, network and share their real life experiences ...

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PMI’s Models of Project Management Knowledge: Lifecycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas Part 2.2

Changes to the PMBOK® Guide – Fourth Edition Textual ChangesAll of the text needs to be reviewed for references to process groups and adapted to make the relationships clear. – “Project management is accomplished through the appropriate application and integration of the forty-two logically grouped project management processes comprising the five ...

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PMI’s Models of Project Management Knowledge: Lifecycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas Part 2.1

Abstract The PMI standards present knowledge using three overlapping models as follows: lifecycles, processes (clustered into process groups), and knowledge areas. The first two parts presented a reworking of the basic model and proposed structure of the body of knowledge in terms of: technology-specific life cycles, and Knowledge Areas. These ...

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PMI’s Models of Project Management Knowledge: Lifecycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas Part 1.2

In my last posting I explained that the PMI presents  3 ways of structuring the field of PM: 1) Lifecycles 2) Processes grouped into 5 process groups 3) Knowledge areas I focused on lifecycles and now I will continue by discussing processes and move onto covering the knowledge areas.

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PMI’s Models of Project Management Knowledge: Lifecycles, Process Groups and Knowledge Areas Part 1.1

Abstract The PMI standards present knowledge using three overlapping models, as follows: life cycles, processes clustered into process groups, and knowledge areas. Analysis of these models shows that, although life cycles are a stand-alone concept, the other two models should be presented in a hierarchical manner, with knowledge areas as ...

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Sharing Real Life PMO Challenges Part 2

Can you drive up levels of organisational project maturity by sharing “everything” – from the gospel of project management best practices, through tasks on a development level, to the overall progress and status of ALL projects? Should the level of data and information you share evolve in line with your ...

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Sharing Real Life PMO Challenges Part 1

On Tuesday 5th of October 2010 ESI hosted a half day event for its PMO Centre of Excellence Community. This event entitled “Sharing Real Life PMO Challenges” provided a forum for COE members to meet, network and share their real life experiences and challenges. Throughout this interactive event, the moderator ...

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