For project managers and organizations alike, it’s crucial to know what 2017 has in store. In this article, you will learn about the top project management trends that will create a splash. Let’s look into the crystal ball and predict what's in store...
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This webinar is designed to bring program and project managers up to date on the cyber risks that have become typical these days.
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This template calculates weighted scores for proposed projects based on their alignment with the organization's strategic priorities.
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Aligning business and IT strategy at the top level is helpful, but only as far as it is put in to practice at the lower levels of an organization.
Here the author shares thoughts about how projects and programs are often delivered—focusing on some considerations for improving outcomes—and comments about what we as leaders who oversee organizational initiatives can do to be more effective.
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|A.||Strategic objectives are marketing magic created to convince stakeholders that an organization is doing well. They are not important to a project manager or a project team, and if assigned you should quickly refuse their care and maintenance. Otherwise, when the company reports do not look good, you will be blamed.|
|B.||While many project managers are familiar with a company having strategic objectives, and even a lucky few are allowed to know what they are for the assigned projects, not many realize that tracking them is very much a numbers game that is well within the skill sets and abilities of most of us.|
|C.||Only the sales team has access to the numbers you would need to create strategic objective reports for upper management. They can manipulate sales numbers to make them look good, so the VP of Sales should ask his staff to capture the data and create the reports.|
|D.||While having strategic objectives sounds good, all that matters is that the project teams are creating the deliverables they are asked to construct or create in the Project Charter. Since you are not involved with choosing them, you cannot fairly be asked to track them throughout the organization as it will take time away from the project work that should be your focus.|
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As organizations become more project-savvy, the concept of portfolio management is gaining some momentum. While inherently complex to set up, manage and measure, a portfolio results in benefits that are worth the pains involved. The question is, what do organizations need to know and do if they wish to take up a portfolio management approach?
Most of you have heard of digital disruption and emerging technologies. The question is, have you internalized the implications and are you preparing for what awaits all of us in the coming years?
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Every so often, a technology emerges on the scene that is a game changer for us all. These “disruptive technologies” typically displace an established technology in a way that impacts our daily lives and often give birth to whole new industries.
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