Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO



New reports in Thought Leadership Series released by PMI®

18 November 2014 – Philadelphia, PA and Miami Beach, FL, USA – The Project Management Institute (PMI) has announced the release of Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO, the latest research in the PMI® Thought Leadership Series, to attendees at PMO Symposium 2014 in Florida. PMI developed this collection in partnership with PwC, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) and Human Systems International (HSI).

141118-pmwj29-talent-IMAGEIt provides executive-level insight into how talent management impacts project management professionals and the successful implementation rate of strategic initiatives.

Projects and programs are the core of any organization’s strategic initiatives—they are how change happens. Having the talent to implement those initiatives successfully is the critical capability that gives organizations a competitive advantage to navigate through necessary change. Excellence in managing the talent is a key to unlocking that capability. This proprietary research collection includes three reports, each focusing on a specific aspect of talent management:

  • Rally the Talent to Win: Transforming Strategy Into Reality—Based on a global survey of almost 550 senior executives, this EIU report, sponsored by PMI, examines how well companies are managing strategic talent and what they can do to improve.
  • Spotlight on Success: Developing Talent for Strategic Impact—In this report, HSI and PMI explore the talent management practices of 12 high-performing organizations to uncover examples of excellence.
  • Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO—Research, in collaboration with PwC, on this capstone report quantifies the challenges, practices, processes and disconnects of business leaders and the HR function.

“Projects and programs can only be as effective as the individuals who manage them,” said Mark A. Langley, PMI President and CEO.  “The new PMI® Thought Leadership research offers critical insight on how organizations can develop and retain a top-performing workforce to improve project outcomes, increase productivity and maintain competitive advantage.”

Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO identifies how well companies are managing strategic talent, explores the characteristics of those that excel at talent management, and highlights areas for improvement. Organizations—both large and small—will see the bottom-line benefit of formalizing their talent management practices: An engaged and experienced staff leads to project and program success.

To download the PMI® Thought Leadership Series, click here: Talent Management: Powering Strategic Initiatives in the PMO.

PMI is the world’s largest project management member association, representing more than 650,000 practitioners in more than 185 countries. PMI advances the project management profession through global standards, credentials, chapters, virtual communities, academic research, events and publications. For more information, visit http://www.pmi.org/, www.facebook.com/PMInstitute, and on Twitter @PMInstitute.

Source: Project Management Institute