What qualities define an exceptional program manager? In relatively immature organizations, it is often a common misconception that very talented project managers will be quality program managers.
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Most of the literature on change and project management focuses on first-order changes or changes that impact only the project. This research is novel because it examines how second-order changes impact program and project management functions.
Introduction webinar for June 2017 Book Club: Integrating Program Management and Systems Engineering by Eric Rebentisch
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Large projects often require tracking by work streams. Work streams are the progressive completion of tasks by a specific group or project team. For example, the work streams for a manufacturing facility may include engineering, drafting, procurement, fabrication, quality control and shipping.
This Power vs. Interest Matrix template—developed with Microsoft Excel and little bit of Visual Basic for Applications (VBA)—is the ideal tool for stakeholder analysis. Fill the fields with your stakeholders name, give a number to power and interest, classify the engagement and write the stakeholder's expectations. After all stakeholders are identified, print the matrix and keep monitoring the power and interest of each stakeholder during project execution.
We often encounter work that may not be properly documented. This practitioner designed this template for his clients to define their business or operating processes (when those are contentious). This template may be used for projects that create an SOP document as a deliverable.
Occupational health and safety (OHS)—also commonly referred to as occupational safety and health (OSH), occupational health or workplace health and safety (WHS)—is a multidisciplinary field concerned with the safety, health and welfare of people at work. This presentation provides a primer on important introductory points.
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In 1998 a project was chartered to develop an international standard for industry and government strictly through the grassroots efforts of unpaid volunteers. Their journey led to the development of the Organizational Project Management Maturity Model (OPM3), and this is their story.
Get clarity on who is working on your project by creating a project organization chart for the team. In this article, we’ll look at who to include in your project org chart, how to create the chart and what to do with it once you’ve got one.
Project team members have to consider many more variables in their work these days. It’s not enough to simply communicate business purpose, there has to be an understanding of what that means. How can we help them understand those factors?
As project work shifts and evolves to meet the changing needs of the business, what are the implications for our teams—and how do we manage them?
India has been a focal point of the IT revolution in the last two decades. This overview frames the IT landscape and evolution; and what organizations, start-ups and workers can do in this era of confusion and transition to create more jobs, sustain jobs and try to maintain India’s edge on the industry overall.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 2, we focus on our roles in an ever-changing organizational landscape.
Our bias toward comfortable processes hides the root cause of failure. One of the root causes on experienced teams? The misalignment of purpose and process. Here, the author provides an easy-to-implement, purpose-driven organizational methodology that helps eliminate this risk.
How do the business functions of project, program and portfolio management bring about change within organizations? In Part 1, where we establish context, the author looks at two examples when he asks why some succeed where others don’t.
When economic downturn presented challenges to the insurance industry, a leadership council was convened to lay out a strategy to improve operational effectiveness. But the tension between urgent business needs and the project discipline required for appropriate action led to unintended results.
Is the organizational structure moving back to flat? Will the new structure for large organizations be a blend of hierarchy and wirearchy models? This article will discuss how the matrix structure has hit malaise, and share a potential structure of the future.
Organizations have long acknowledged the role that strategic planning plays in future success. Here we discuss the role project management can play in strategic implementation, as well as the function of the PMO—particularly the enterprise-wide PMO within this context of strategic implementation, using project management to drive the process.
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