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What Is the Value of Project Management?

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

With so many different programs, processes, methods, and messages currently in our workforce resource bag of tricks, it’s a wonder that L&D professionals have any time to actually get anything done. No doubt, sometimes it is worth the investment to review what actually works and apply those practices to the many new work tools available at our figure tips—thanks to evolving technology and the rapid deployment of a connected world.

In a competitive business environment, organizations are looking for an edge that can help them deliver products and services faster and cheaper, while also maintaining high quality and brand integrity. In the past 20 years as a global consultant, trainer, speaker, author, and strategic advisor to global organizations, I’ve realized that a prime ingredient to scalability, predictability, and consistency is using a proven method or process to deliver projects (products or services) on time, in budget, and within scope.

Enter project management.

Project management can help organizations establish standard processes, documentation, and a common language throughout the organization to ensure that projects deliver results—and the organization thrives. Even with increased competitive pressure, fluctuating economies, and the chaotic pace of change, effective project management has proven to be the single constant in business success. Indeed, project management delivers results that organizations of every size and industry need.


No doubt, project management means using the right tools, templates, tricks, techniques, and processes to complete your projects successfully. What’s more, the value of effective project management is the one thing I can say hasn’t changed throughout my career. And until proven otherwise, I have to go with what works.

Project Management Training offers highly effective two-day, one-day, and half-day workshops that take the guesswork out of project management training. Hit the ground running with complete programs and all the materials you’ll need to deliver them. With the right tools, your engaging, interactive sessions will help participants practice key concepts in a group setting and learn project management best practices that give their organizations a competitive edge.

About the Author

Wes Balakian, PMP, is the CEO at True Solutions, Inc., a Dallas-based global project management consulting and training organization. As an accomplished speaker, strategic facilitator, and program manager, he delivers strategic planning and program management consulting services to organizations throughout the world. He has authored several books on project management and PMP exam preparation. Wes has been a contributing leader of at the Project Management Institute since 1999. He resides in Fairview, Texas.

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