contents Timing Is Everything “When you are opening a healthcare facility, and the marketing department is putting up bill- boards that say it is going to open on August 26, it does no good to open on August 20. It has to be on schedule, and it is important for everyone to finish together.” —Janice Weaver, PMP, Norton Healthcare, Louisville, Kentucky, USA dec10
HAIL TO THE CHIEF
There’s a big gap between the executive suite and project managers—
and that’s where chief project officers can help. by Sandra A. Swanson
Companies around the globe are hiring again. Project managers without
experience and standout skills need not apply. by Simon Kent
PMI 2010 PROJECT OF THE YEAR FINALIST
HEALING A COMMUNITY
A healthy dose of communication helps a team bring in a
hospital construction project right on time and US$2.9
million under budget. by B.G. Yovovich
TAKING ON THE TIGER AND DRAGON
Outsourcing’s reigning powers face fierce new competition—
though their upstart rivals come with some very real risks.
by Sarah Fister Gale
SO, YOU WANT TO BE A CONSULTANT?
Choose your projects. Pick up experience across sectors. Sounds
tempting, but going independent also means worrying where your next
gig is coming from. by Rachel Zupek
THE PEACE PROCESS
Stakeholder vs. stakeholder. Team member vs. team member.
Conflict happens—and it’s up to project managers to ease tensions.
by Chauncey Hollingsworth
USA & EPAM
faith in outsourcing.