What defines a successful project? Are there any techniques that we can improve on to increase the quality of our projects and the speed at which they are executed? Is it useful to apply specific methodologies when completing certain projects? One practitioner's informal research led to some surprising results.
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Industry and subject matter experts believe that we are in the early stages of an era of technological advancement that will dwarf the Internet era of the mid to late 90s. Having a basic understanding of these technologies and their current status will provide program and project managers with the tools they need to move forward.
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This template calculates weighted scores for proposed projects based on their alignment with the organization's strategic priorities.
The PMO Status Report is a weekly report in Excel format submitted to the PMO, portfolio or program manager. The purpose of this report is to provide a summary that will be aggregated at the program or portfolio level. This report focuses on financials, risks and issues that should be escalated at the program/portfolio level.
This workbook has been created to provide a generic and customizable tool for performing strategic planning with the intention of producing a strategic plan, including a roadmap. This workbook contains strategic planning process instructions and information, and can be used by novices through experts.
Use this extensive assessment template to see how you're keeping up as a world-class CIO. This Excel spreadsheet evaluates CIO performance and attitude on 37 different levels for a complete overview.
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Aligning business and IT strategy at the top level is helpful, but only as far as it is put in to practice at the lower levels of an organization.
Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.
Strategy has been given increased importance with many of today’s leading executives, who recognize that their environment has changed significantly. This has organizations busy trying to find their own secret formula for success in this new, highly dynamic environment.
Whether or not “project chief” is an official title, almost every organization will have one. There are many elements that go into being a good project chief who can impact the entire organization.
In order to move forward, you must sometimes look back—and see that some patterns have surfaced. These are no longer trends, but core competencies of the market. This year, expect to see a renewed interest in some of these tried-and-true methodologies.
With the growing use of robotic process automation in CRM, project managers should consider the needs of these projects as they plan their professional development. To be successful at the growing number of RPA projects, there is special preparation related to delivery strategy, communications and more.
Software can focus on several real business problems. Generally, we're seeking technology as a method to increase productivity, solve issues and even save money. How do we find the right vendor? And then as importantly, the right software solution?
Question: Recently, my job has expanded to include helping management look into the future to calculate the benefits from investing in a project today. I vaguely remember doing these formulas to get my PMP, but to be honest I have not really used them in an actual project planning situation. Other than just the math, how do these figures help me recommend amounts that can and should be invested toward projects?
Customer relationship management and support has long been an essential function for companies of all sizes and across most industries. Current technology coupled with multiple technologies that will emerge over the next few years will undoubtedly drive changes to our CRM and services operations, systems and processes.
Can we combine entrepreneurship and strategic management to leverage value creation? This article highlights important concepts and points on how the topic has evolved over the years.
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