Organizations often talk of project management failure and put us in a vicious cycle of cause/effect analysis loops. The problem is that we look for the cause of project management failure where the light is--and not in the dark spot where the true issue is. This three-part series helps to uncover some key underlying and recurring sources of confusion within organizations.
Through this session, we'll dig deeper into performance appraisal and share new modern and Agile ways for thinking about performance management for organizations scaling Agile adoption.
Attendees will learn a comprehensive approach to making your organization more responsive to change with effective structuring, planning, and measuring of change management across portfolios, programs and projects.
The Dynamic Progress Method: A New Alternative to the Critical Path Method
Using a case study as an example, this webinar will relate the practices outlined in PMI Practice Guide for Managing Change in Organizations to the disciplines of Portfolio, Program, and Project Management, and how the managers in these roles can contribute to the success (or failure) of organizational change initiatives.
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This tool demonstrates how to measure a list of projects against organization objectives. By assigning rates for each project against each organization goal, an overall quantitative measure can be assigned to each project so they can be compared.
Learn From Others
|A.||If you are not a project manager, this is not your problem. Continue to do your daily work and spend whatever few hours a week you can working on projects as they are assigned by the boss of your department.|
|B.||Ask to make a plea in the next executive meeting. When you present your case, let them know that everyone is too busy to do more projects and, realistically, it will a long time before the current ones are finished. It is important to set expectations.|
|C.||Ask your immediate manager if you can work with your colleagues to try to capture the free time available for projects and then prepare information for him to present to the executives. In this way, you may be able to realistically show some options for moving forward with organizational projects.|
|D.||Work to reduce the number of hours you spend on your current daily tasks so that you can focus more of your energy on important projects. Projects are the future, so they should be completed even if it is at the expense of the operational tasks that keep the company running in the present.|
Planning benefits before you start is key to ensuring that you realize them once the project is completed. In this article, the author highlights the importance of benefits realization management for realizing project benefits.
PMOs have a lot of things to worry about, there’s no need to add to the list with things that really shouldn’t matter. Does your PMO have clarity? In theory, this should be simple. In reality, it can be more complex--and that’s where PMO leaders frequently go wrong.
Continuing to develop a failing project is a big challenge. Improving the environment and culture to ensure successful delivery requires integrating the bottom-up approach from a small task level with a top-down orientation of strategic management. Learn how to diagnose failure and implement useful techniques.
Most people have heard of the term "learning organization." However, do we know what it has to offer project planning management? Before a proper discussion of how it can be employed throughout the project process groups, we must first discuss the five components that form LO.
Efficient organizational project management enables companies to achieve organizational benefits through greater agility and a sharper competitive advantage in the market. To achieve this, we must first understand how to differentiate the concepts of organizational benefits, strategic initiatives, project management and organizational project management.
How much appetite for going digital do you have? This is where the question of digital strategy versus digital transformation comes in. The two terms are often misused, in part by being used interchangeably when they are in fact two very different things.
The challenge of portfolio management is to quantify and report the value created by the operations, confirming that the portfolio is contributing to the accomplishment of organizational strategies. Implement the recommended steps to anchor organizational strategy through portfolio management.
Every project has those slow periods, the times when nothing seems to be happening. Should we just accept that certain times of the year are just quieter and less productive? No! Those are the times project management can really make a difference.
Program Organization Structures: Defining Common Classifications in Federal IT Contracting that Goes Beyond Standard Organizational Structuresby
In federal software contracting, factors like cost, the number of projects, resource skills, customer needs, etc. can influence which organizational structure is adopted. The author offers logical extensions to the structures described in the PMBOK® Guide based on patterns observed across multiple agencies.
Establishing a project management program in an organization where project management has not been practiced can be a daunting challenge. There are many methods that can be utilized to create success, but first, the basics need to be identified.
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