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.
LEAN has been used primarily in manufacturing industries, however, recent trend is to use it for service industries as well, for identifying waste in processes and making the process robust and efficient, which in-turn drives the business requirements, aligning the requirements to project objectives thru LEAN.
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by Dave Wakeman Where do you stand on the value vs. benefits debate? As someone who spends most of my time managing projects in marketing and revenue-generating roles, I likely see the ide ...
Suddenly all technology crushed no cellular phone, no satellite signals ,no Internet, your car computer stopped, would you call the day off and leave site? ...
A systemic lack of predictability regarding resource availability threatens to trump unmanaged scope creep, technical complexity and organization change resistance as the primary source of project ris ...
Many Scrum professionals stick to the mantra that unless Scrum is followed 100% down to the very last detail, then it is not Scrum. What do you think? ...
This blog will cover sections of Excellence In Engineering by W.H. Roadstrum, 1967, and relate them to Project Management Institute’s Project Management Book of Knowledge (PMBOK). In Chapter ...
It's a good idea to evaluate all your systems to determine on a scale of 0 - 5 what level of risk you are exposed too. Develop a spreadsheet to track all these systems. Items for example to list o ...
Most of the times we need to take stand to support the rights and benefits of the team we as PM work closely with them and need their motivational support to execute the tasks. But at a time we fee ...
It’s time for another instalment of What’s New In the PMBOK Guide®-- Sixth Edition. Following on from my look at the Plan Procurement Management process (which you can read here), and ...
Blogger's Note: There is indeed a Part 2 coming to "A Complex, Swirling Mess". But in the interim, I thought I would share this interesting and mildly-related post. Here's ...
What role does today’s PMO have to play in managing the project-related software platforms the organization relies on?
How to Build Sound and Trustworthy Risk Models: Winning the Reluctance to Risk Management in Megaprojectsby
The effort and cost involved in risk model implementation, as well as a tendency toward optimism, can make it difficult to build consensus for a structured risk management process. The author offers tips for building trust in the process starting with simplifying the risk model to gain management involvement.
Many entities use logical framework analysis (LFA) as a project planning and management tool that is part of almost every project document. LFA is sometimes called a work breakdown structure, but its structure is different. Considering these terminology differences, this article attempts to explain the relation between WBS and LFA.
Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!
Project management is more than leadership. Can you perform the tasks of the role of project manager consistently—and at a high level? Are you aware that there’s a certain degree of duality that comes with the role? Let's dig a little deeper into each side of the PMI Talent Triangle® to help you improve your skills.
Every project manager is familiar with the project management triangle, comprised of scope, time and cost. Quality, resources and risk are additional factors that must be accounted for to achieve project success. The focus here is to understand how these constraints are still relevant in the age of agile.
PMOs are becoming increasingly significant contributors to organizational value, but are they being perceived that way elsewhere in the organization?
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.
This webinar will provide a full view and understanding of Risk Management. New practitioners will find this webinar informative and immediately useful in their work. Experienced project managers will benefit from a refresher on risk management, as well as receive actionable best practices they can put to work today.
An explanation of blockchain both on the technical level and the business level. This technology will be described and explore the business use cases where blockchain technology is seen to be of great value. Blockchain projects will grow exponentially in the future; as such, project managers will benefit from better understanding the technical and business sides of blockchain.
The current model is challenging. We keep creating products that no one really needs that produce waste that nobody wants. Furthermore, we need to start concentrating on the conditions that people live in and what goods and services meet those conditions. This webinar will describe to you what frugal innovation is, why this is important, and the approaches a Project Manager can take to master such projects. What you will get: * An understanding what frugal innovation is about * Why we can expect such projects escalating * What approaches a Project Manager must take with such initiatives * Hopefully broaden your ability to take on such projects in the future.
April 2018 Book Club Intro - Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology
Introductory webinar for the April 2018 Book Club - Collaboration Tools for Project Managers: How to Choose, Get Started and Collaborate with Technology
The Gahcho Kué Project created the largest new diamond mine constructed in the world since 2003. In one of the world’s harshest climates, the project was successfully completed two months ahead of schedule. This project achieved its goals even with several chilling challenges. The Gahcho Kué project was awarded as a 2017 PMI Project of the Year Finalist. Learn about this awarded project’s challenges, best practices, and lessons learned in this webinar.
The Manifesto for Agile Software Development might have been written for software development, but did you know that agile was based on lean, servant-leadership and other principles which can be applied to any type of project? This webinar will cover agile behaviors, practices and techniques which can be used regardless of industry or project delivery approach.
Gantt Charts are a fine mechanism for planning projects that have well bounded activities with a clean start and end point, and with understood dependencies and sequences. But in the non-linear, sometimes chaotic world of Product Development, Gantt Charts can be inadequate, cumbersome, or even misleadingly inaccurate. In the session, we will explore an alternative using mechanism of Agile product development - a Backlog of value to deliver with estimations of size (effort) and a reality-based Burndown that shows a plan with visible assumptions. Together these mechanism provide an effective way to plan, track, and replan a complex Product Development effort.