Put your money where your mouth is
This article features the views of four financial services executives speaking on some of the ways that project management has improved their organizations. Garrett Gleason, a vice president at Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, discussed how project management has helped them deliver financial services and charitable programs on time and under budget. Donald Gardner of Gardner Project Integration Group Ltd., praised the ability of project management offices (PMOs) to understand business priorities at the portfolio and project level. Joseph E. Weider, a vice president with SunTrust Banks Inc., spoke of the importance of formal project management training and career paths. Lalig J. Musserian, enterprise risk manager with John Hancock Financial Services Group, emphasized the role of a dedicated project controller for managing project plans, issues, and deliverables.