Category Archives: Case Studies

PMO of the Year Award Winner: An interview with Sarina Arcari

The Project Management Institute’s PMO of the Year Award honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives. I had the pleasure to interview Sarina Arcari, VP of Business Solutions at Wellpoint, whose PMO has taken the top honor. The…

Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the…

Project and Portfolio Management at Adidas

Marc van der Heijden,  Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on how Adidas, the global leader in the sporting goods industry, manages its IT project portfolio. Marc van der Heijden, Vice President of Global IT at Adidas, shares his insights on the challenges that organizations like Adidas face in managing their…

Change Takes AGES: A Brain-based Model for Making Change and Learning Stick

Dr. Tobias Kiefer, Director of Global Learning and Development at Booz & Company, on how to create brain-friendly change programs that stick. What’s the latest research telling us about how the brain wants to learn and process change? When Dr. Tobias Kiefer, Director of Global Learning and Development at Booz & Company, needed to create…

How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study

Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints. Paula shares…

Putting Brakes on a Rocket: Managing Velocity, Reward, and Risk at Intel

Russ Martinelli, Senior Program Manager at Intel, on what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation and what it takes to survive when one crashes. Brought to you by: PMTeleseminars.com Russ Martinelli, a senior program manager at Intel, shares with us what it takes to manage a high-velocity program at Intel Corporation…

Never work weekends again: The keys to a sustainable work pace

A conversation with Rich Sheridan, CEO of Menlo Innovations, on how agile methods enable his team to build a sustainable and humane work pace while still meeting the needs of his business. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss hearing Rich speak at the Telesummit. Software development projects are…

How to replace a vendor who is not working out

A conversation with Patricia Garofano on how to successfully replace a vendor who is not working out and ensure a smooth transition to a new vendor with minimal impact on your organization. Don’t miss hearing Patricia speak at the Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10,2011. Find out more here. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit…

Leading Global Teams: Do You Know What it Takes?

A conversation with Dr. Margery Mayer, author of the book “The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success” on what it takes to lead global teams. Joining us today is Dr. Margery Mayer, author of the book “The Virtual Edge: Embracing Technology for Distributed Project Team Success”. Dr. Mayer will share with us…

Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects – ERP Case Study

I had the pleasure to talk to Jason Fair about his work in bringing Agile to large complex integration projects. This is a topic that I am very interested in and have been writing about lately. You can check out the series of blog posts on Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects. Jason recently…