The project audit gives stakeholders confidence that governance is working, and that the project is being managed properly and producing its intended objectives. In this article, an auditor for the Office of the Controller and Auditor General of Tanzania shares the importance of utilizing the process groups from the PMBOK® Guide in his work.
This presentation will focus on providing a message about your project with supporting data. It will be a pragmatic approach to better engage your audience and help them retain your message. There will be examples of the stories and the appropriate means of communicating the message.
A lean, concise, and easy-to-read charter allows the team to focus on delivering within the success criteria. This presentation discusses this new paradigm and impact to organizations, as well as the roll of charters in funding capacity, EPICS and charters, and integrated work teams. Can we deliver value faster if we adopt new business rules regarding the project faster?
The subject of sustainability has received a lot of attention in recent times. It is slowly moving from understanding it as a global phenomenon to action what we can, as professionals in business and industry, do in the larger interest of preparing for the future. For Project Managers this is a unique opportunity to contribute beyond the immediate objectives outlined for their projects.
Project and Product management are two disciplines that are well-developed in their application and practice. Both are crucial and required in the development of products and services in business and industry .While there are plenty of similarities between the two there are diﬀerences too in terms of content, emphasis and approach.
Our next Center Stage podcast club brings together two of our most popular and provocative Center Stage leaders – Dr. Nancy Dixon and Dr. Madelyn Blair on building resilience and establishing deep learning when we are engaged in dialogue and trust. They will join PMI member and volunteer Tammy Ashraf, our Podcast Club moderator, for a provocative discussion.
Earned Value Management (EVM) is essential to project success. It is used extensively in the Department of Defense (DOD) and construction industries but not in the IT industry. This webinar focuses on applying EVM to large IT projects. It will present: a brief overview of the EVM fundamentals; why EVM is not used on large IT projects; how to create a baseline for the project; what a rolling wave is and how to use it; and the benefits of using EVM on large IT projects.
This blog will look at the practice of benefits realization and how it applies to both Program Management and the overall Portfolio, Program, Project Methodology (as well as Business Analysis and Organizational Change Management)
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UPDATED for 2022! To be used in conjunction with Evaluating Benefits: Getting Statistical (Part 2). This template evaluates uncertain revenue. Probabilities describe the area under the curve to the right of the planning estimate, answering the question, "What is the probability of earning at least $X or more revenue?"
This spreadsheet is used to calculate and compare the TCO (total cost of ownership) and CBA (cost benefit analysis) of multiple alternative solutions. This includes costs and benefits for not only the implementation, but also for additional years of maintenance.
이 템플릿은 특정 추적 활동 및 측정에 대한 비즈니스 사례를 묶는 것을 목표로합니다. 모든 프로젝트가 객관적 조치를 취하는 것은 아니지만 모든 이니셔티브에 대해 그러한 형태의 이익 실현을 무시하는 것은 허용되지 않습니다. 이 계획은 비즈니스 사례와 동시에 완료되어야하며 여기에서 확인 된 측정 된 총 이익은 비즈니스 사례에서 이루어진 약속과 일치해야합니다.
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Is benefits realization a significant challenge in your organization? Perhaps it’s time to question your approach, to acknowledge that the process might be fundamentally flawed and results in a false sense of understanding what’s happening.
How can you commit to work if you don’t know whether that work will deliver what you want? Benefits realization isn’t easy, but it’s certainly not impossible. The fundamental issue is that work—and the benefits aligned with that work—is being defined in the wrong way.
Innovation is difficult to measure, track and manage. An innovation accounting system can help to put facts at the forefront of your innovation processes and projects. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to innovation, but these six principles are a good foundation.
There is increased focus on measuring project performance in terms of business outcomes. What does that mean for agile projects? How should value be measured in an agile environment?
Agile has been “going mainstream” for more than a decade, but supporting evidence was more in the eye of the beholder. Maybe now it’s really happening. A new State of Agile report found growing adoption rates outside of software development and documented success in areas such as visibility and alignment.
A development team designed a feature to improve customer experience but things got worse. It turns out they didn’t identify the real problem or the right way to fix it. What they needed was a hypothesis for what was being changed, how that change would help, and how they would test it.
Most organizations have limited resources to invest in improvement initiatives. And a significant percentage of those resources don’t deliver results. That’s a huge problem. To begin to fix it, we have to understand where and why this waste is occurring.
Project leaders need to know where to focus their attention and teams at all times or they risk higher costs, missed deadlines and unhappy stakeholders. Ruthless prioritization keeps the things that would be nice to do from getting in the way of the work that matters most.
A robust Benefits Realization Management (BRM) focus starts with crafting benefits statements that speak to why project-based results are needed. This article suggests ways of constructing useful statements and provides a framework for you to engage benefit statements in a thoughtful way in your business setting.
With more businesses having both predictive and iterative projects on the go, PMOs need to flex their core functions to support agile ways of working. Here are three areas for PMOs to focus on when supporting multiple delivery methods.
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