|[April 12, 2012]
Sears Holdings Corporation Wins 2011 Distinguished Project Award from PMI®
SANTA ROSA, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Métier, The PPM (News - Alert) Company, is extremely honored to announce that Sears
Holdings is the recipient of the 2011 Distinguished Project Award from
the Project Management Institute (PMI®). PMI is the leading global
membership organization for project managers. The purpose of this award
is to recognize and honor successful projects that have promoted project
management concepts, techniques, practices or theories through the
effective application of project management principles. This is only the
third Distinguished Project Award given to recognize a successful PPM
software implementation initiative in PMI history, and only the 11th
award distributed since 2006.
The Business Management System (BMS) V2.0 Transformation program is a
remarkable achievement for Sears Holdings and Métier. The company
established the BMS V2.0 Transformation program in March 2010. The
program was led by the Enterprise Project Management Office (ePMO) at
Sears Holdings with Métier PPM consultants. The primary objectives of
the program were to complete a successful migration from one PPM tool to
Métier's software solution and increase the maturity of project, program
and portfolio management across the Sears Holdings enterprise.
The intensive, year-long program enabled Sears Holdings to transform the
organization to become more agile and to achieve higher levels of
portfolio, program and project management maturity based on PMI
standards. The program was executed within cost, on schedule and with
more scope than originally planned. Much of the success of the project
was attributed to the strong commitment and execution of communications
management across the enterprise.
"We are extremely proud of Sears Holdings for achieving this recognition
by the world's leading experts in project management," said Mtier's
Chief Executive Officer, Douglas Clark. "At the outset of this program,
the goal was to transform project portfolio management for the
organization. One year later, Sears Holdings is a model for private
sector organizations who want to mature their processes, become more
agile and reap the benefits of PPM across their entire enterprise. It
has been an honor working together."
The award was presented at a ceremony yesterday at the PMI Chicago
chapter. Douglas Clark, chief executive officer of Métier was in
attendance in support of the Sears Holdings Métier collaboration.
For more information about this award winning program, visit www.pmi.org.
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 the nation's fourth largest
broadline retailer with approximately 3,900 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, home electronics and automotive repair and maintenance. Sears
Holdings is the 2010 ENERGY STAR (News - Alert)® 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 the nation's largest provider of home services, with more
than 12 million service calls made annually. Sears Holdings Corporation
operates through its subsidiaries, including Sears, Roebuck and Co. and
About Project Management Institute
PMI is the world's largest project management member association,
representing more than half a million practitioners in over 185
countries. As a global thought leader and knowledge resource, PMI
advances the profession through its global standards and credentials,
collaborative chapters and virtual communities and academic research.
When organizations invest in project management, supported by PMI,
executives have confidence their important initiatives deliver expected
results, greater business value and competitive advantage. Learn more at www.pmi.org.
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