Case Study about Project Management Learning to a Higher Level
Introduction:Technology giant Hewlett-Packard (HP) has little room for error: It operates a portfolio of projects across more than 170 countries and has billions of dollars of revenue flowing through an array of initiatives. It stands 9th on the U.S. Fortune 500 list and is ranked 44th among the Fortune Global 500 companies. With managing large-scale projects as part of its core business, the company relies heavily on project management to produce desired results.“Along with our strong interaction with customers and business partners, using integrated program and project management processes and systems is essential to the way HP excels,” says James E. Crotty, PMP, Hewlett Packard, Enterprise Business, Account Program Management Office Services for HP. “It’s what keeps us at the forefront of the IT services industry.
The HP Project Management Profession is managed by global and regional councils that collaborate with L&D to establish the program and project management curriculum. The Project Management Profession has a strong concentration of leadership and membership from HP’s Enterprise Business unit, where employees follow a formalized project and program management career path.Within this project and program management career path, the Project Management Profession has established six levels of proficiency: entry, intermediate, specialist, expert, master and strategist. Each level has defined skill, knowledge and experience requirements. To ascend to the fourth “expert” level, for example, an individual must have a PMP® credential..
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