Speaking Topics – Value of Project Management

As one of the co-lead investigators of the Value of Project Management research project, Mark has a wealth of expertise and insight to draw on in bringing the results of this landmark research effort to life for audiences of all types and organizational levels.

Finding Value in Project Management – Findings Of A 4 Year Study

More than four years ago, one of the most significant research endeavours in the field of project management was launched – an attempt to explore and understand the value of project management to organizations. This study, sponsored in part by the Project Management Institute, is the largest and most significant research study that has been conducted in the field of project management. After an extensive and intensive research process, we can now share what we have learned. This study has involved fielding over 18 teams around the world to conduct case studies with more than 65 organizations. After three years of data collection and analysis, our research team has gained significant insight into what is implemented in organizations that is called project management, and the value these implementations realize.

When organizations implement project management, what do they actually adopt? What are the reasons and drivers for these implementations? What value is expected, and what value is actually delivered? Most importantly, what do these insights offer you in terms of how you can think about the value of project management within your own organization? This presentation explores these insights and more in what will be a profound and informative insight into the state of project management today.

Attaining Value in Project Management – Practical Insights For Organizations

The results of the international research project ‘Understanding the Value of Project Management’ provide compelling insights into the value that implementing project management provides to organizations. Key among the findings was that what works for organizations depends upon the value that they seek and the environment in which they operate.

For organizations seeking to enhance the value of their project management capabilities, the key question that must be asked is “What capabilities are actually appropriate for them?” This presentation explores the findings of the Value of PM project in detail, providing organizations with the insight necessary to more precisely define their goals and identify those specific capabilities that will best enable these goals to be realized. Participants will be able to situate their own organizations in the findings and gain insight into what will create – or destroy – the value they seek. For anyone recognizing that greater value from project management is possible, or necessary, this is a presentation that cannot be missed.

When organizations implement project management, what do they actually adopt? What are the reasons and drivers for these implementations? What value is expected, and what value is actually delivered? Most importantly, what do these insights offer you in terms of how you can think about the value of project management within your own organization? This presentation explores these insights and more in what will be a profound and informative insight into the state of project management today.

Getting Strategic Value From Your Project Management Implementation – Insights For Executives

The Value of Project Management research project is one of the most significant research efforts undertaken in the field of project management, and provides a comprehensive exploration of the value that project management provides to organizations. This study, sponsored in part by the Project Management Institute, is the largest and most significant research study that has been conducted in the field of project management. One of the essential findings of the study is the role of ‘fit’ — the degree to which the project management practices are appropriate for an organization. The exploration of fit, and what works and doesn’t work in implementing project management, is essential to understanding what is required for organizational success.

Determining the appropriate and desired fit is one of the most important strategic decisions an executive can make in choosing to invest in a project management capability. Understanding the organizational goals for managing projects, and the desired support required to realize these goals, is essential. There is no silver bullet, and the results of the study have clearly demonstrated that one size does not fit all organizations. What works? Why? And how can organizations use project management to harness the realization of their strategic objectives? Join Mark Mullaly in this engaging and insightful presentation to find out these answers and more.

Best Fit, Not Best Practices – Strategies For Creating PM Value

More than four years ago, one of the most significant research endeavours in the field of project management was launched – an attempt to explore and understand the value of project management to organizations. This study, sponsored in part by the Project Management Institute, is the largest and most significant research study that has been conducted in the field of project management. One of the essential findings of the study is the role of ‘fit’ — the degree to which the project management practices are appropriate for an organization. The exploration of fit, and what works and doesn’t work in implementing project management, is essential to understanding what is required for organizational success.

While many organizations focus on ‘best practices’, those who are most successful focus on what best fits. In this presentation, Mark Mullaly shares the insights gained from research into organizational project management practices around the world. Providing valuable insights grounded in research and practical experience, this presentation provides project managers, PMO leaders and executives with the insights they need to realize value out of their project management implementations.