Influence

Scheduling   35
Change Management   32
Career Development   30

Project Expertise

  • 9 NODs (Note of Distinction)
  • The Art of Productive Laziness Workshop
  • PMO Mission, Goals, and Objectives: Business Driven vs. Theory Driven PMOs
  • Create Business Case
    Joshua has correctly answered 38 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Align Deliverables with Strategic Business Objectives
    take the time to understand the voice of the customer. What is the problem that has led to the need for the project? What is the idea behind the project? Do these align with the strategic objectives of the organization? I put the work into understanding all of these. If you proceed without understanding the voice of the customer who requested you, then you will most likely miss on their requirements and expectations.
    Enroll Sponsors
    understand the value of governance and who the sponsor should be. I also understand that if there is no sponsor, the project should stop.
    Quantify Financial and Organizational Benefits
    work with stakeholders to fully understand what value the project is going to drive and keep the focus to ensure those benefits are realized.
    Identify Project Team Member Requirements and Critical Knowledge Sources
    understand a work breakdown structure and how to flush out the work that has to be completed and who is needed for the work.
    Joshua has correctly answered 2 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Determine Key Risk Factors and Failure Indicators
    understand that risk management is key to success on any project. Uncertainty (risks) to the outcome will happen on projects. When risks occur, I don't sweep it under the rug. The risk is logged and then responded to with the appropriate action.
    Develop Project Assumptions
    can identify what stakeholders and especially end users assume to be true. I use tools and techniques like expert judgment, interviewing, surveys, etc. to collect this valuable data.
    Estimate Capital and Operational Costs
    understand that the estimates come from those completing the work not wishful thinking. I know how to challenge estimates when appropriate and help when needed.
    Determine Return on Investment (ROI)
    work with the team on what the benefits are and what value is being driven back into the organization. Understand the return on investment rather it is by NPV or payback periods is something I understand from the first days of the project.
    Document Business Case
    understand who the business case should come from, what it should contain, and how to emphasize the value that will be returned.
    Present Business Case
    Joshua has correctly answered 6 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Review and Refine Presentation with Sponsors
    Understand that you have to emphasize the value that is going to be produced and show in a simple way the ROI.
    Present Business Case for Project Approval and Funding
    have experience presenting to the C Suite explaining the value being driven to the organization.
    Define Project
    Joshua has correctly answered 189 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Determine Project Objectives
    take the time to understand the problem and the voice of the customer and ensure that we are doing the right things before doing things right.
    Joshua has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
    Define Project Scope
    understand it is not the project manager's job to define scope, but to let the customer of the project define the scope. The PM will put it into a scope statement and scope management plan, and use it to collect requirements. That will lead to gaining agreement on the scope effectively baselining scope.
    Joshua has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
    Select Project Approach
    Joshua has correctly answered 5 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Make Project Plan
    Joshua has correctly answered 335 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Define Work Breakdown Structure
    Joshua has correctly answered 25 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Schedule Activities
    understand that this begins with developing a good WBS. When you structure the work and continue breaking it down, you will capture the activities needed. If more activities are discovered, you add those to the plan ensuring nothing falls through the cracks.
    Obtain Project Plan Approval
    Joshua has correctly answered 15 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Publicize Project
    Joshua has correctly answered 22 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Equip Project
    Joshua has correctly answered 18 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Train Project Team
    Joshua has correctly answered 4 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Control Project
    Joshua has correctly answered 2 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Assign Project Tasks
    Joshua has correctly answered 19 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Motivate Project Participants
    Joshua has correctly answered 39 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Track Project Progress
    Joshua has correctly answered 172 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Revise Project Plan
    Joshua has correctly answered 85 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Prepare Completion Report
    Joshua has correctly answered 10 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Summarize Project Results
    have produced templates and reports that recap and bring transparency and visibility to project results.
    Identify Lessons Learned
    I take the team through an exercise to identify what went well, what did not go so well, and what could have been done better. Best practices and lessons are captured.
    Turn Over Results
    Joshua has correctly answered 4 PMchallenge Questions on this topic
    Release Project Resources
    Joshua has correctly answered 1 PMchallenge Question on this topic
    Review Resource Performance
    I understand how each person on the project contributed and where I had to adjust when they didn't.