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How can one deal with delays on the approval of engineering documents in projects? Stressing the need to balance expectations between suppliers and customers, the author explains the triggers that lead to divergences on deliveries and a method to reduce the occurrence of comments having low relevance in engineering documents.
Implementing large-scale IT/telecom projects in hardship locations is tough enough. With COVID-19, we need to implement new best practices in real time. Learn how to protect the health and safety of team members and address the new challenges and complexities presented by hardship locations.
Em qualquer esforço de transformação, entende-se que a resistência à mudança é o verdadeiro inimigo. Aprenda como o kit de ferramentas Disciplined Agile ™ (DA) pode dar suporte a iniciativas ágeis e de transformação digital, otimizando processos de maneira sensível ao contexto e ajudando você a escolher seu WoW (maneira de trabalhar).
In any transformation effort, it is understood that resistance to change is the real enemy. Learn how the Disciplined Agile™ (DA) tool kit can support agile and digital transformation initiatives by optimizing processes in a context-sensitive manner and helping you choose your WoW (way of working).
When project management and corporate governance join forces, organizations can boost efficiency and maximize growth opportunities. A fully engaged IT project management office will assist senior managers in the prioritization of the best ROI and strategic projects and make certain that IT projects deliver what’s expected.
What skills will be most necessary for project managers to thrive in a world that is being transformed by automation and artificial intelligence? Project managers must employ power skills, such as empathy, effective communication and emotional intelligence, in addition to technical knowledge, to become project leaders and turn ideas into reality.
What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.
Being agile means being adaptable. Now, more than ever, a project manager must be ready and willing to move and shift focus at the slightest opportunity. Agile is not just a mindset to be used exclusively when managing projects or “working”; being agile trains the mind to adjust to change with a minimum amount of resistance.
We can’t always do it all ourselves. Choosing the right vendor is critical to your project’s success. Ensuring your goals are aligned, conducting deep due diligence, and creating a win-win scenario will get you there. This article looks at approaches to help you gather accurate information about your vendor and their capabilities.
Project management relies heavily on teams, and teams need to communicate and share project information and techniques. With virtual teams and remote sessions increasingly becoming the norm, it is essential for project managers to be adept at leading virtual sessions. These techniques will provide the foundation for a great virtual session.
In order to manage innovation to meet global challenges, organizations should implement an approach that joins together the management of individual projects, integrates them to the organizational project perspective for delivery and governance, and aligns them to the organizational strategy.
Developing an authentic personality, through tapping into positive values or ethics, enables us to be true to ourselves and sincere in our interactions with others. Authenticity helps to gradually build trust and collaboration with our stakeholders and provide a sustainable contribution to organizations.
Similar to the technology frameworks behind the scenes of our everyday lives that improve our user interfaces, a client engagement framework can improve how organizations interface with clients, making the organization more effective and improving the quality and level of client satisfaction.
How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the integrated master schedule (IMS)? It is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This discussion presents a risk scenario to show you how to implement a risk mitigation plan on your own projects.
Nearly 50% of projects worldwide during the previous eight years have experienced delays in their schedule. By examining several sources, with a focus on oil and gas projects but applicable to most projects, the paper consolidates the identified causes, categorizes them, and ranks them in the form of a top 12 list of the most common delay causes in projects.
Capital program management is an effective method for managing engineering improvements in a facility. Too often, project engineers are managing projects on a short-term basis in a “firefighting” mode. A strategic capital management program provides the foundation for good project execution, improved plant infrastructure, cost savings, enhanced quality, and meeting customer deliverables.
During the execution of large-scale construction projects, the occurrence of conflicts is probable due to variations to the project. Dispute resolutions can be considered as projects in and of themselves and require preparation. Integrating these recommendations and lessons can increase the quality of claims and limit the costs of elaboration.
What areas of the pharmaceutical industry related to clinical trials can benefit the most from adopting an agile approach, which is based on lean, no-waste process management? More importantly, after you have figured out where you want to apply agile, how can you make sure it gets adopted across the organization?
Regardless of how small or large a project is, there will be a need for quick and strong decisions. Following the critical steps in an effective decision-making process, properly defining the roles and responsibilities of stakeholders and applying group decision facilitation techniques can help project managers nail the act of decision making.
by Susan Irwin, PhD, MBA, PMI-ACP, PMI-SP, PMP, PfMP
Project issues will plague even the best-run projects. The project manager must have a strategy to deal with issues, but it is just as important for the practitioner to support the team and control the narrative. Here are four suggestions that project managers can use when conducting issue management.
In the nonprofit sector, where all ideal resources may not be available, the benefits of leaders with Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is increasingly being recognized. Explore the reasons to support PMP certification for nonprofit leaders and how the competencies attained can add value for organizations.
Although it is human to behave irrationally in response to stressful circumstances, project management practitioners are often required to make difficult decisions in such situations. Emotional intelligence can provide the basis for an effective decision-making process, and enable you to take balanced, risk-based decisions.
Expanding on an earlier article, the author details roles within the Scrum framework along with the organizational environment that needs to exist to transition to an agile approach. The benefits of agile and path to adopting agile practices are discussed, including use of a gradual incremental hybrid approach.
Through detailed delineation of a dual-leadership model, this paper promotes the idea that to be successful, companies pursuing business process improvement or transformation strategy need to assign both a Belt and a PMP to jointly plan, manage, and deliver the transformation strategy.
One of the most effective methods for improving the capabilities and performance of project managers is through mentoring by more experienced practitioners. Learn how to start your own program with these key techniques employed by the PMI Chicagoland Mentoring Program along with four success stories based on direct feedback from participants.
In complex infrastructure projects, external stakeholders may have the greatest impact due to land acquisition problems, right of way issues, environmental issues, and government regulations. Using case studies, this article presents the challenges of stakeholder management and supplies tools to help find solutions and ensure positive outcomes.
With the PMBOK® Guide as the foundation, organizations can build their project methodologies to meet their specific business needs. The focus in this article is on the fundamentals of project execution. All of these elements are interdependent and take time and effort to build. Principled execution is the goal for our customers and ourselves.
A robust Benefits Realization Management (BRM) focus starts with crafting benefits statements that speak to why project-based results are needed. This article suggests ways of constructing useful statements and provides a framework for you to engage benefit statements in a thoughtful way in your business setting.
In a large program, it may be necessary for competitors to work together to achieve customer goals. Insights are presented on various collaboration techniques, when they should be employed to have the most impact, and the business benefits that the program, customer, and each of the partner teams receive in working toward shared goals.