A thought leader with more than 27 years of experience in grassroots project experimentation, collaboration and creativity, Mark Faggion has developed adaptable project capability frameworks, tools and training to help small and midsize businesses succeed despite having limited staffing for project management offices. Knowing that good processes alone are inadequate, Mark draws on his people leadership background as a counselor and missionary to create training and coaching approaches that help people develop soft skills and a project management mindset.

Focused on core functions, Mark has developed PMOs with strong portfolio, program and project management integration focused on process improvement and measurable impact. Currently focused on helping healthcare organizations across the state of North Carolina improve their project management capabilities, Mark hopes to contribute fresh ideas to the growing conversation around reversing the current trend of PMO failures.

An avid disc golfer, Mark lives in the Raleigh, N.C., area with his lovely wife of 26 years and seven adventuresome children.

The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Mark Faggion and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications Inc. or its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.

Articles by Mark.Faggion

The Project Mindset

Prepare your project for the 7 faces of change

Life is full of change. Projects produce change. Change is not something to be avoided, but a reality to be navigated. Let's identify the seven faces of change in your projects and engage strategies to handle change effectively. Developing a change mindset as a project manager enhances your ability to proactively navigate the inevitable twists and turns in your projects.
May 6, 2016
The Project Mindset

How to know if you’re a realistic project manager

Overly optimistic? Stuck-in-the-mud pessimist? Had these barbs thrown your way as you lead projects? We all believe ourselves to be realistic, but are we REALLY realistic or only fooling ourselves and failing our projects? Consider three strong indicators that your thoughts and actions foster project success by being firmly anchored to reality.
April 4, 2016