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Over 10% of Project Budgets are Wasted!

PMI’s 2016 Pulse of the Profession®: The High Cost of Low Performance finds that over 10% of project budgets are wasted because of poor project management practices.  To avoid these losses the article recommends:

  • Look beyond technical skills.  Leverage blended skills of well-rounded professionals capable of strategic planing.
  • Recognize the strategic role of an enterprise-wide project management office (EPMO) and get it aligned to strategy. PMOs can deliver improved business performance.
  • Drive success with executive sponsors. Executive sponsors critical for financing, stakeholder support and fostering collaboration within an organization.

U.S. Fintech Investment Booming | Interesting New Business Models

João-Pierre S. Ruth writes in NY FinTech Lab Graduates Class, Says U.S. Fintech Investment Booming that there was close to $10 billion of investment in fintech in 2014.

A great example of the new businesses that emerged is PYT Funds—Pay Your Tuition– which gives students who are academic achievers from low- and middle-income families a chance to gather funds to attend college.