On this page we have assembled some interesting publications and speeches from our trainers and consultants on the subject of project management.

All publications can be downloaded for personal use with the restriction that they must be identified as property of “PS Consulting International”. The publications may not be downloaded for commercial use.


Lots of Effort – Little Effect by Patrick Schmid
The managing director of PS Consulting gave the speech “Lots of Effort – Little Effect” at the PMI® Global Congress 2010 in Mailand. It assesses the question why still so many projects cause a lot of work without providing a great benefit and how this can be improved using a very conscious stakeholder management and change management.

Gaining higher project benefits with Project Managers having Systemic Consulting Skills
This presentation was given on the PMI® Global Congress EMEA 2007 in Budapest and was elected one of the six best presentations.
Patrick Schmid is giving a general overview of the use of consulting skills for project managers and the basics of the systemic approach.

How sponsors and top management make projects fail or succeed by Patrick Schmid & Andrea Koch
Often both the individual behavior and the interaction style of a sponsor or the management team have a higher impact on a project’s success than the education of project managers and established processes. Therefore, a hands-on perspective on projects from the sponsor’s point of view is necessary for effective project management.



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