Adaptive strategy is sometimes a response to fast-changing environments—and sometimes it’s just chaotic reaction. Here's how to use agile techniques to tell the difference between the two—and still achieve great outcomes.
As we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body, a new goal has been set for this nation to return astronauts to the moon within 5 years. In this webinar, we will take a retrospective look (from a Project Management point of view) at what has been characterized as mankind’s greatest achievement
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By Lynda Bourne Have you ever experienced technical debt on a project? As the debt builds up, everything looks good from the outside. However, when the crunch comes and that debt has to be repa ...
Is anyone aware of a post-mortem or analysis of the disaster response and subsequent project management with regards to the 911 disaster? I have always been curious as to the behind-the-scenes managem ...
Why approved change requests are inputs of Control quality process ? As of my understanding approved CR's gets implemented in the manage and direct project work and then the resulting deliverables go ...
As a ‘seasoned’ project manager, I often find that the tools we use in PM are useful elsewhere – and I’m always on the lookout for tools and philosophies from outside our disci ...
As a Project management professional, is it required to have good knowledge on Primavera P6? ...
As promised in a prior blog post (which also contains the background), here is Part 1 of 2 of my interview with Ajaita Shah (thanks to Amrit Mohan of Frontier Markets for providing some of the answers ...
Research shows that appreciation – as measured by the VIA character strength of appreciation of beauty and excellence – is not used a great deal at work. It is often associated with ...
What are the key key ingredients to delivering a successful Project ? ...
It is easy to say that demonstrating behaviors consistent with the values and principles of the Manifesto is proof of agility but this test leaves significant wiggle room for interpretation and for ex ...
Project plans are still being built based on guesswork, and those plans and associated schedules become “locked” as the deadline the project must deliver against and the number of people needed to do the work. As a project manager, you must avoid falling into that trap.
It can be difficult in a functional organization for project managers who have very little to no power. In this article, the author provides some tips and tricks learned over the years to face this challenge.
Do you and or your organization aggressively innovative products, methods and activities to increase your competitive advantage today—and into the future before your competitors? If not, that could be very dangerous given the projected period of innovation that is likely to occur in the next several years.
Colonel John Boyd discovered that the primary determinant to winning aerial dogfights was observing, orienting, planning and acting faster. How does this apply to project management?
You can play a role in keeping your organization moving toward its goals. How do you bring those ideas to life in your day-to-day work as a project manager? Use the steps laid out in this article to help align with the strategy.
Being asked to lead your first project can be exciting—and overwhelming. But in practical terms, moving from being part of a project team to leading that team isn’t the major shift that project managers often treat it as.
The need for prioritization appears when multiple projects are planned in an organization and there is a shortage of resources. In order to deliver business goals and objectives, the focus should be on projects that provide strategic value. Learn about the factors and methods involved to better prioritize your projects.
Many people who get the opportunity to work from home suddenly find themselves faced with a host of new issues. Finding the right discipline and work/life balance is a fine art and needs some practice. Here are five tips that can help you be productive.
Agile is perceived as a better 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 provide clear metrics that can be used to compare projects and delivery teams. Agile is a new approach, and traditional project benchmarking may not be relevant.
The Purpose Driven PMO: Establish long-term PMO success by aligning your Purpose to Organizational Strategy
We’ve all seen the statistics that the average lifespan of a PMO is between 2-4 years. Why are these PMOs failing? Research points to several factors including Insufficient authority, unclear scope, self-serving rather than supporting, and overly bureaucratic processes and governance. How do we overcome these challenges and build PMOs which provide value and stand the test of time?
This is in the first installment in an 8-part webinar series, A Billion Dollar Project Health Framework, presented by Uri Galimidi. The series covers an advanced yet practical framework which Project Managers can use to assess the health of their projects. The framework consists of eight key project management areas. This webinar covers the Executive Sponsor and will include: • A description of the key risk factors within the project management area • Guidelines for assessing when to raise the “Red Flag” for each risk factor • Guidelines on what to do with the Red Flag once you have it raised • Real-life case stories illustrating the risk factor and its impact on your project.
It’s a question that is frequently debated: Are hard skills more important than soft skills? With experience, I can vouch that soft skills definitely have an edge when it comes to delivering successful projects. Having said that, having just soft skills is not going to help. You must also have a basic understanding of how projects are delivered.
What is the recipe to deliver projects successfully? It takes the right ingredients and proper amount of time to deliver a successful project. If you skip the crucial ingredients of a recipe it doesn’t turn out perfect. If you use more than required ingredients then also it doesn’t turn out perfect. So, where is the sweet spot? In this webinar, learn how to utilize eight key project management processes to increase successful project delivery.
The profession of project management can be stressful and to perform at their very best (and increase the chances of project success) a project manager must ensure that they are looking after their own wellbeing. This presentation will give attendees practical skills and exercises they can use to increase their levels of wellbeing and authentic happiness.
Aprenderá la importancia de definir claramente los requisitos de su necesidad en los proyectos, así como el impacto de no hacerlo, para obtener los productos, servicios o resultados que necesita. Los resultados son "Documentación de requisitos" y "Matriz de trazabilidad de requisitos"
Agile Project Management requires some additional skills to be possessed by an Agile Project Manager. It does not only involve managerial skills but also requires more team-oriented and leadership skills. Agile Development is a value-driven model with focus on outcomes unlike traditional approaches which are plan-driven in nature and based on output.