Successful Project Management

June 29, 2015

64% of projects are successful

17% of organizations have a high maturity level of project management

13.5% of every dollar is at risk in a project

These are sobering figures from the Project Management Institutes annual research.

The solution is a focus on:

1 Talent Management

2 Strategic alignments

3 Standardized project management

(See Figure 1)

A focus on these issues creates what PMI calls ‘High Performers’.

Quality Management and the National Housing Quality Award provide a structure to assist in implementing and sustaining these drivers of high performing project management.

Denis Leonard has a degree in construction engineering an M.B.A. and a Ph.D. in quality management. Denis is a Fellow of the American Society for Quality, a Certified Quality Manager, Auditor, and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has been an Examiner for the Baldrige National Quality Award Board of Examiners a Judge on the International Team Excellence Competition and a Lead Judge on the National Housing Quality Award. A former Professor of Quality at the University of Wisconsin, he has experience as a quality manager in the home building industry as well as construction engineer, site manager, and in training, auditing, and consulting with expertise in strategic and operational quality improvement initiatives. His work has achieved national quality, environmental, and safety management awards for clients. 

Denis is co-author of The Executive Guide to Understanding and Implementing the Baldrige Criteria: Improve Revenue and Create Organizational Excellence.