Project team overcomes complexities to deliver results– on time, on budget
Project Management Institute (PMI), the leading professional association for project managers, presented Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) with a PMI® Distinguished Project Award for its Business Management System (BMS) V2.0 Transformation Program. By leveraging PMI's A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Fourth Edition, one of the nation's largest broadline retailers successfully migrated from a legacy project portfolio management (PPM) system to Métier's PPM Central™ software in just one year.
"The Business Management System (BMS) V2.0 Transformation program was a remarkable achievement for Sears Holdings Corporation," said Nancy Bilodeau, director of partnership programs. "We are excited to continue our association with PMI and Métier as we continue to expand our capabilities and learn from the program."
Prior to the creation of the BMS V2.0 Transformation program, Sears Holdings Corporation (SHC) was sometimes challenged to manage disparate projects across our more than 30 business units. Each business unit is independently managed and projects were not always strategically aligned. Since the launch of BMS, associates from multiple business units can collaborate on projects in a central location saving time and resources. The transformation enabled SHC to become more agile and to achieve higher levels of portfolio, program and project management maturity based on PMI standards. Much of the success of the project was attributed to the strong commitment and execution of communications management across the entire enterprise.
The project team, led by SHC's Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) with Métier PPM consultants, was comprised of a core team of 20 members. The team's commitment to following the nine Knowledge Areas of the PMBOK® Guide—Fourth Edition ensured that the program was completed on-time, within scope and budget and with all the gateway milestones completed on schedule yielding higher benefits than projected.
About Project Management Institute (PMI)
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About Métier, Ltd.
Métier, The PPM Company, offers cutting edge project portfolio management (PPM) solutions. Ranked as a PPM leader by third party industry analysts, Métier's software and services can mature any organization, regardless of size. Métier is the thought leader in the PPM industry, and holds an extensive portfolio of industry-enhancing patents. In addition to numerous awards for innovative corporate culture, Métier has been consistently ranked as one of the fastest growing companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine. For more information about how your organization can workforward®, please visit www.metier.com or call 1.877.965.9501.
About Sears Holdings Corporation
Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD) is one of the nation's largest broadline retailers with over 4,000 full-line and specialty retail stores in the United States and Canada. Sears Holdings is the leading home appliance retailer as well as a leader in tools, lawn and garden, consumer electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears Holdings is the 2011 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. Key proprietary brands include Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard, and a broad apparel offering, including such well-known labels as Lands' End, Jaclyn Smith and Joe Boxer, as well as the Apostrophe and Covington brands. It also has the Country Living collection, which is offered by Sears and Kmart. It is also the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 11 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and Kmart Corporation. To learn more, visit http://www.searsholdings.com/.
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