Are work breakdown structures and product backlogs really so different? They both help with forming agreement on scope. Yet, due to how they are often used, they are viewed as quite different by many people…a viewpoint this expert would like to change.
Digital Transformation is the #1 priority for boards and CEOs. It's a $1.7 trillion industry in 2019. And yet 70% of all digital transformations fail. Why? And what can a project manager do about it?
Voices on Project Management
By Christian Bisson Inspired by The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master (a great read if you haven’t done so already), I want to focus this article on a few of the “misunderstood” stances ...
On this blog I’ve looked at different Knowledge Areas and how they apply to us as project managers, and also taken a budgeting and cost focus on a lot of articles. But what if you are managing a ...
I need to understand how project managers fit in the product management space within today's SaaS firms. There is a current trend of PMs loosing their roles and significance in cloud technology develo ...
Welcome to the second in this series of blogs exploring what the project world can learn from neuroscience. I set out my stall in the first blog - projects don’t behave the way textbook ...
Using professional external project managers, instead of house project managers that already know the processes of the organization, culture and have an existing network of relationship. Do you see pr ...
I'm searching for a quick and easy manner to collect data about new clients ...
What does Coopetition mean to you? To what extent can the concept of coopetition be introduced within project teams? ...
The link between transparency and trust is well known. You are more likely to trust the quality of the food you are served when eating at a restaurant with an open concept kitchen than if the food pre ...
We hear so much that we can’t make predictions in complex adaptive systems that we start to believe it when we have a huge amount of counter evidence. Complex systems are those in which a p ...
Project management techniques help to establish order and clear lines of responsibility and can be invaluable tools for successful implementation of due diligence efforts. The application of a WBS and a project schedule remove the potential bias of a “done deal” mentality and focus the effort to develop an informed opinion.
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Are modern organizations successful in helping employees at every level see how the work they do contributes to the success of the organization—as well as the success of their customers?
Mantras like the golden rule are great to live by, but how do they pertain to the real world—and especially project management? Let's take a deeper dive with three popular rules we've all heard before.
Our fluency in conveying our messages affects the fluidity of the messages’ transmissions, and thus the effectiveness of their intentions. Learning the relationships between factors, approaches, impacts, and the effects of communication can help to improve our communication and correspondence skills in listening, writing, and conversation.
With projects increasingly being initiated with incomplete scopes—and with change becoming ever more frequent—what role does estimation play today?
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Agile is sometimes introduced as a cheaper way of delivering projects, products, and services. Unlike the traditional approach of measuring the value delivered based on the planned deliverables, the budget spent, and meeting the critical milestones, Agile doesn't and shouldn't track the delivery in the same way. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project finance management may not be relevant or can become an impediment to agility. Agile is or should be based on trust, and in an Agile organization, most of the financial planning and reporting should not be necessary. However, very few organizations have the necessary conditions to abolish tight financial management. This webinar will propose a few financial management approaches for Agile projects, highlighting the necessity as well as the challenges of each of the proposed models.
We are witnessing the rise of projects as the main unit of work, as well as the essential model to deliver change and create value for individuals, organizations, and society at large. Despite this surge in project activities and project spending, the risk of project failure continues to be huge and will continue to increase unless organizations and governments embrace advanced project leadership practices. Widely used management disciplines are often linked to a few simple frameworks that can be easily understood, and applied, not only by managers but also by the majority of individuals. Porter’s Five Forces is a great example.
This webinar explores the gift that project management can be, when it's approached in just the right way.
The Case for Project Risk Management: In Predictive (Traditional) vs. Adaptive (Agile) Life Cycle Approaches
Although the project failure rate has seen improvement over the last decade or so, roughly half continue to fail. As such, project risk management [which is designed to address risks that contribute to project failure] has gained significant interest over the same period.
The truth is that a project kickoff meeting can make or break a project. Done well, the kickoff meeting can set the project on a path for success, but a nightmare kickoff meeting can wreak havoc for months to come. These are a few simple secrets that can make a huge difference in the effectiveness of your next project kickoff meeting. If you're already familiar with kickoff meetings, no worries. This presentation isn't a soup to nuts overview of how to run a kickoff meeting. Instead, we'll identify several specific techniques that you can throw into your bag of tricks to avoid common pitfalls and move your kickoff meetings from good to great!
The Proven and Practical Project Manager Toolkit: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Register
Every project manager should have a proven, practical, and powerful toolkit – of skills, techniques, processes, procedures, tools, and templates – to help a project or program's success. The toolkit should be proven (it works), practical (efficient and adaptable), and powerful (big impact). This webinar focuses on three proven, practical, and powerful tools: Information Mapping, Results Chains, and Benefits Registers.
Fannie Mae, the U.S.-government sponsored housing enterprise, has been named PMI's PMO of the Year Award winner as it shows what innovation looks like while delivering agile digital transformation.