Paving paths

As demand for project managers grows, organizations face an increasingly pressing problem: finding good practitioners in a competitive market. This article discusses how organizations will fulfill the rising need for qualified project managers by fostering talent from within and establishing a project management career path. In doing so, it reports the findings from PMI's Pulse of the Profession In-Depth Study: Talent Management showing that organizations that have a formalized training program for project managers average project success rates of 68 percent, compared with 61 percent for organizations that do not. It details how each organization must tailor its career path to its specific needs. In addition, it notes how organizations should clearly define each rung on the project management career ladder and link specific requirements to achievement. The article then describes the four groups that a PMO manager used when plotting a path to develop a PMO in order to get the group in a "continuous improvement
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