This newly created standard provides a framework to align project, program and portfolio management practices with organizational strategy and objectives. It’s a valuable tool for organizations looking to better meet their strategic objectives—regardless of approach and where they are in the value delivery landscape. Available now for purchase. Free download for PMI members.
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The concept of the Agile Project Manager is almost universally accepted, at least in IT projects; although there is no Agile Project Management Methodology. Traditional approaches like PMBoK and PRINCE2 had always the capability to use techniques that are part of the Agile delivery: incremental and iterative development, early delivery of increments of the project, multi-functional teams, inspect and adapt, etc.
PMOs are an integral part an organization’s strategic plan for implementing improvement, keeping the business running, and directing change. The PMO has a wide range of responsibilities with a diverse set of stakeholders and an ever increasing demand for status. Thus, many PMOs are transforming into “Strategic PMOs” and assumed the role of defining the, and reporting the status of, the clear line of sight from Strategic Intent to Project Outcomes.
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This template provides a solid basis to help project managers define project roles and responsibilities. It can be easily tailored and aligned for projects of all sizes.
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.
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.
System archetypes are reoccurring patterns of behavior that can be found in any type of organizational system. They serve us as effective tools to diagnose projects, identify and manage risks, and point out underlying structures that are signaling where fundamental decisions must be made in order to fix a root cause.
As the world changes more quickly and projects become ever more important, project management becomes more critical than ever to success…right? Well, maybe not...
Strategic planning must change to keep up with the times. It is essential for organizations to address the magnitude of change—and the internal and external knowledge required when it comes to strategic planning—to be effective.
It is a critical decision process for executive teams as to whether, why and when to embark on an agile transformation. Practicing new ways of working and transforming an entire organization is a huge challenge but can help enterprises to deal with digital disruption, reduce costs, boost efficiency and improve quality.
Innovation in project management is necessary—but not easy to achieve. How do organizations invest in it with the best chances of success?
To succeed, project managers need experience. How do organizations get that experience for their PMs without risking failed projects?
While many organizations use the final months of a given year to show gratitude for what they have and support for those in need, a company that practices charitable actions with its employees on a regular basis is one that truly proves its generosity and compassion.
Corporate philanthropy is increasingly being used by large organizations as a way to attract staff and improve their reputation, but small companies can do their bit, too.
Having managed multiple organizational change projects in several companies, this practitioner has experienced first-hand how change affects the individual employee—and how it can disrupt operations if not handled well. Here she summarizes lessons learned from successful and unsuccessful change projects so that others can benefit.
Company-wide, defined processes help with the understanding of the PM lifecycle and the integration of processes between departments. If individuals understand how what they are doing fits into the big picture—along with why they are doing it and its overall importance—they will be more excited about their work and be more efficient.
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