It is critical that business leaders have the ability and courage to mitigate risk up front and actively monitor and act on project risks and performance as early warning signs materialize. Here we look at a framework to help business and project leaders actively, transparently and honestly monitor risk and issues through the entire project lifecycle.
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Former Chief Xbox Officer Robbie Bach is the expert that business leaders, entrepreneurs and organizations turn to for insight on strategy, innovation, leadership and people management. In our keynote, he outlines the Xbox saga from garage-shop inception, through crises, to ultimate business success, delving into the strategic process that brought together a group of talented individuals that applied intrapreneurship principles to build a successful consumer business within the larger Microsoft structure.
This webinar will cover: the certification options available in IT, which certifications are in greatest market demands and developing a certification study plan.
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This template calculates weighted scores for proposed projects based on their alignment with the organization's strategic priorities.
This workbook has been created to provide a generic and customizable tool for performing strategic planning with the intention of producing a strategic plan, including a roadmap. This workbook contains strategic planning process instructions and information, and can be used by novices through experts.
The PMO Status Report is a weekly report in Excel format submitted to the PMO, portfolio or program manager. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary that will be aggregated at the program or portfolio level. This report focuses on financials, risks and issues that should be escalated at the program/portfolio level.
Use this extensive assessment template to see how you're keeping up as a world-class CIO. This Excel spreadsheet evaluates CIO performance and attitude on 37 different levels for a complete overview.
This document is a checklist for assessment of whether a project plan meets an acceptable standard. This standard will vary from company to company, so feel free to tailor this form accordingly to meet your needs.
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Organizations today face a chasm between what they should be doing--aligning projects to their strategy--and what they are able to accomplish. As a result, 44 percent of strategic initiatives are unsuccessful. PMI’s 2014 Pulse of the Profession, its annual global research, examines the impact of the implementation of project, program and portfolio management. This report demonstrates that in order to remain competitive, organizations must place a strategic focus on people, processes and outcomes. And the time to act is now.
Are you aware of the 10 truths of successfully managing IT? Implementing all of these concepts may seem overwhelming. But if you understand the truths and apply the suggestions to address them, the payoff is huge. You’ll give your organization the poise and balance to make it across that technological and organizational tightrope.
Project Management as-a-Service (PMaaS) is an emerging approach that signifies a shift in thinking and mindset on how project management can be carried out. But what exactly is PMaaS, and does it have any practical utility?
Last year, as predicted, the IT job market finally started to heat up. For 2016, the good news is the IT job market is going to be even better—at least for those with the right credentials.
Stories of many failed Big Data projects have cast doubts on their strategic necessity and value. This raises the question of whether Big Data analytics and the associated technologies are a strategic disruption for organizational productivity, or just another hyped-up pretender of business value—a storm in a business teacup?
What role, if any, do PMOs play in shaping the future of project management? PMOs must not only understand the trends that are occurring within project management as a whole, they must act as the shapers of those trends within their organizations.
The most challenging aspect of operational project management are the strategic initiatives that are all too commonly associated with this type of management plan and program. After 25 years of hands-on program and project management experience, this PM shares the three major forms of resistance that he has encountered the most.
It is only when projects fail and have major impact on the organization’s bottom line that they seem to get the attention of the CEO. So why don’t all organizations, at least those with a backlog of projects, embrace OPM at least in principle?
Today, risk management is an essential tool that enables C-level executives and boards of directors to understand the level of risk to the organization, the distribution of risks that contribute to that total, and insights into how best to manage strategic risks.
Strategy transforms organizations from entities stuck with unchangeable plans to industry leaders utilizing flexible and transformational ways for their business. Organizations must therefore not base strategy on fixed and unchanging planning, but rather planning that is flexible, attentive and proactive to changes in the environment.
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