|[May 01, 2012]
Sears Holdings Corporation's Business Management System V2.0 Transformation Program Receives PMI® Distinguished Project Award
NEWTOWN SQUARE, Pa. --(Business Wire)--
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 (News - Alert)) 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 ollowing 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)
PMI is the world's largest project management member association,
representing more than 600,000 practitioners in more than 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 that their important initiatives will deliver expected
results, greater business value and a competitive advantage. Visit us at www.PMI.org,
and on Twitter (News - Alert) @PMInstitute.
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 (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 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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