It’s hardly surprising that project performance remains inconsistent in many organizations, who must undertake a software transformation for their project (and project-related) applications. How should an organization implement this transformation?
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If you perform business analysis, your work is vital to project and program success. To most effectively support your organization and advance in your career, you need to know how to apply BA to any situation and delivery method. The new PMI Guide to Business Analysis will help you achieve this! Get an exclusive preview, with in-depth insights, at the PMI Business Analysis Virtual Conference 2017.
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If you work in a multi-project environment as a product developer, engineer, or R&D expert, then the notion of multi-teaming is probably familiar. Most likely, you have key people assigned to multiple projects at the same time. Planning and managing these resources efficiently is almost impossible. Key resources themselves are challenged with fragmented work, time pressure, lack of focus, ambiguity, a constantly changing environment and, above all, dissatisfied project managers. These skill groups serve several projects in a non-dedicated way. They switch from project to project based on demand. They’re between a rock and a hard place. In this webinar, Jan Willem will show you how resources should be managed in order to make multi-project environments successful.
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.
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While numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) typically influence IT projects generally, the benefit of tracking all of them may be outweighed by the cost to do so. Therefore, each project must carefully select and manage those KPIs most relevant to its specific situation. This sample template can be used to define KPIs; also included is a table with examples of possible KPIs for each of the previously defined project-critical success factors (PCSFs) and a metric (measure and dimension) for each KPI. Use in conjunction with the article Determining IT Project Health.
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The Intelligence Community (IC) is an enormous, departmentally diverse community in numerous agencies, and covers a large range of individual intelligence efforts. Both law enforcement and the military rely on and make up part of the IC. Though the efforts are continuous and cyclical, there are numerous one-time activities that are not replicable, and are designed to answer specific questions for policy makers and other consumers of intelligence. The sum effect of an IC PMO may prove invaluable when trying to improve the efficiency and accuracy of the IC.
With everything that is beginning to happen—and what is projected to happen—due to digitization, is it time to reinvent ourselves as the program or project management professionals of the future?
How can you optimize project portfolio selection? The key question is how to select a “right” mix of projects aligned with company resources and strategic goals, and maximize portfolio value. The most popular techniques are described and an example illustrates the advantages of optimization modeling as the most effective and accurate technique for portfolio selection.
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.
We all know the importance of the initiation stage...right? So why do some companies utilize all of the project stages except initiation? Here, the author tackles some common misunderstandings.
PMOs are becoming increasingly significant contributors to organizational value, but are they being perceived that way elsewhere in the organization?
An effective way of thinking was used by Henry Ford in 1913 to create the first assembly line to mass produce automobiles. The concept was quite straightforward and easy to understand. What can PMOs learn from this?
Industry 4.0 is going to revolutionize companies, technologies, strategies and goods. Project managers will be the protagonists of this transformation. Are you prepared for the challenge?
Most organizations are focusing on ways to improve their ability to quickly respond and adapt to change. But there are times when it could be better to commit to a vision, product or service, and to not be constantly influenced by external factors.
Leveraging multiple emerging technologies in your strategy is becoming essential if organizations are to remain competitive in the coming period of global change. The use of technology to achieve and maintain a competitive advantage will increase as we move into the fourth industrial revolution.
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.
2018 just might be the year your organization ventures into the cloud computing world. Whether you are considering a move to cloud computing or are firmly entrenched, it’s always wise to stay abreast of emerging trends—and there are a lot of them being predicted with the cloud for 2018.
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