The Importance of Project Management: My Q&A with Wrike

The Importance of Project Management: My Q&A with Wrike

For many business professionals, project management is often in the back of their minds. Building business and ROI are two of the top priorities for executives, while project management is generally not on their radar.Most people are unaware that not having a proper work management process in place is actually costing them money

We spoke with Robert Kelly, PMO leader and Managing Partner of Kelly Project Solutions, LLC, about the value of project management and the impact it has on business. We also discussed ways to combat chronic low productivity, the evolution of PM technology, and what he predicts project management will look like in 2020. Read the full interview below:

1. Tell us a bit about yourself.

I am a proud father to three wonderful children and a blessed husband to my wife Jasmin, for going on 12 years now. Professionally, I am an accidental project manager who continues to perfect the craft after 15 years. As the co-founder and host of #PMChat on Twitter, I am always collaborating with some of the best minds from around the world on leadership, project management, and other business topics. Lastly, I am a Managing Partner of Kelly Project Solutions, which is a consulting firm that focuses on Project Management and Communications Leadership for small and mediumsized businesses.

2. What are the top issues you face as a PMO leader?

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Get Your Head Out of Your…SOW

Get Your Head Out of Your…SOW

I recently shared an update from the folks at EMC, which referenced some of the amazing changes in various industries (Uber – the world’s largest taxi company that owns zero taxis, for example). Towards the latter part of 2015, I also attended the TSIA Conference called Transformations. Essentially, the theme focused on the shift that so many hardware-based companies are making to become service-based companies. It was a tremendous week of learning and understanding of how business models (and the respective roles) are shifting to deliver outcome-based, service-focused experiences for their clients.  With all of this transformation talk, I couldn’t help but wonder what may be in-store for the project management profession. Continue reading “Get Your Head Out of Your…SOW”

Happy Monday! (Maybe)

Happy Monday! (Maybe)

I wanted to kick-off 2016 with a quick note. Nothing too deep or innovative, but something I think many need.

I am not sure if it is just folks having some Monday fun, but my various readers and social media streams get cluttered with depressing memes and quotes of how horrible Monday is. From down and out animals to wishes of beachfront offices, it is depressing!

Here are some things to consider and hopefully you can get a different outlook on Mondays… Continue reading “Happy Monday! (Maybe)”