For the most part, Chief Information Officers have been around a lot longer than Chief Project Officers. In many organizations, the CIO often (and without recognition) wears the CPO hat. But now that CPOs are becoming more abundant, there is a natural kinship that can be forged--one that can shape an organization’s future in a positive way.
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Regardless of the tool you use, your preference for Scrum or Waterfall, there are three things every project management solution needs: a prioritized backlog of potential projects; a centralized location for inbounding, evaluating and accepting or rejecting new work; and a way to involve the team in realistic resource planning. If your solution doesn't do these three things, you might be running in circles.
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Projects require social collaboration in order to be successful. It is up to project managers to determine how to make this system operate as functionally and efficiently as possible.
Technology is revolutionizing how we work--and it’s not just Big Data. Here are the five technology trends that will influence how you manage projects in the years to come.
As our profession rapidly expands beyond the borders of the United States and Europe, we will see further advancements and promising developments in the science and art of project management. This writer expects the trends of globalization, commoditization and professionalization to continue. As experienced project managers, we must examine these trends--and seize the opportunities that they present.
Project managers understand what is required of them to deliver their projects. Some are even aware of the larger programs to which their projects contribute. At the very least, they usually know the name of the program, and sometimes have some idea of its purpose. But while they may know what a successful project looks like, how many of them are able to recognize what a successful program ought to look like?
Not all projects are successful. Some just fail to make the grade while others go down in a firestorm of controversy. Those are the ones that are increasing causing damage to the reputations all of those involved. Here's some help to address this growing challenge.
Ever wonder why effective leaders almost always see themselves as stewards of something far bigger than themselves, a keeper of a sacred trust? There is a connection between leadership and stewardship that would-be leaders need to understand if they are to mature into someone who can lead people--and organizations--to success.
As we turn the corner on 2014, it’s time to start thinking about what next year will bring. The project and portfolio management industry has gone through many evolutionary phases, and here are a handful of predictions for what 2015 will offer.
Project management practices themselves haven't evolved much since the 1950s. In attempting to divine the future of project management, then, it's helpful to assess a few of the fundamental underlying trends that have been observed in project management, and what they mean for how it may evolve in the future.
Like in 2013, 2014 delivered more IT-related surveys than we mere mortals can digest. To help cope with this volume, here are some highlights from some of the top CIO-focused surveys.
We have seen the project management profession evolve from obscurity to curiosity to popularity. Is “necessity” right around the corner? What does the “very long term” of project management look like? Watch for these five trends.
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