We like to think that organizational change is a process that can be managed. In a perfect world, that’s exactly the way it would work. But the reality is that we don’t live in that world.
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Underperformance is a common threat to megaproject managers and the track record of cost and time overruns in these projects is well documented. While front end planning is important, not all events and scenarios can be foreseen when the project can take several years to complete and may involve many companies and stakeholders. In our research we find that the capacity to adapt to this uncertainty during the life of the project is crucial for megaproject performance but it is often overlooked as a capability. Using a case study of the construction of a US$20 billion dollar project we show that project leaders play an important role in recognizing when a plan needs to change and then navigating the path onto a new project plan without disrupting the delivery of the project.
One of the 2017 PMI Award for Project Excellence winners, ICT fitout delivered ‘As a Service’ for 1 William Street, saw Dimension Data develop an industry-first technology solution for the Queensland State Government that has provided a benchmark platform that can be readily applied across all state-owned building into the future. Despite challenges, such as having to deal with a large and diverse subcontract base which introduced complexity and potential cost implications, the project was delivered on time and on budget. Learn about this award winning project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
Shaping your Intercultural Project Leadership: How to Leverage Cross-Cultural Challenges in your Project
Intercultural gaps threaten many projects. National cultures, job cultures, enterprise cultures, generational cultures: any gap in those components can lead projects to face culture clashes…and additional problems. Yet, project managers can not only actively manage those gaps, but also leverage them and thus extend leadership skills. This webinar will highlight which levers project managers can use to identify and proactively manage intercultural factors within the project, and suggest practical ways to develop an intercultural leadership style which can be effective both at personal and team level.
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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.
Business transformation has always been disruptive. But as it becomes more frequent, the need to manage and minimize that disruption has become even more critical. How do organizations do that?
Transformations are all the rage. We have agile and digital transformations, but do they truly transform or just upgrade? Chasing aspirations is a noble goal, but what can most organizations expect from them?
This article aims to clarify and widen the status quo around value, especially at the enterprise level. It also aims to offer an explanation of value management that goes beyond the notion of value engineering and process-based tools, which seem to “force” an outcome. It introduces a new framework for creating and capturing business value that is integrated and sustainable.
The forces that are driving changes in perceptions in projects, in process and in how we work in teams are real, significant and not going away any time soon. The pressure to deliver—and do so quickly—is continuing to ramp up. That has some fundamental implications for organizations, how they think about projects and how they think about project management.
When the new year rolls around, people inevitably think about their careers and how they want to see them advance. How much control do PMs have over that in today’s environment?
PMOs are becoming increasingly significant contributors to organizational value, but are they being perceived that way elsewhere in the organization?
Why do some organizations still not see the need for a PMO to support project execution in the modern business environment?
PMOs oversee change, so why are they not bigger players when it comes to organizational change management?
A project portfolio is a collection of components (sub-portfolios, programs, sub-programs, projects and operations) that meet or achieve one or many strategic objectives or initiatives. Here, the author shares seven key steps to design and implement a project portfolio in an organization.
What drives project success? Is it a skilled project manager alone? Selecting the right PM is crucial. It is this practitioner's contention that nothing predicates project success as much as the PM’s attitude, which starts with his or her ownership of project goals.
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