In order to achieve outstanding results in the implementation of industrial projects, there are two essential concepts: the early involvement of operations in the project for early input on the design; and start-up management to ensure the receiving organization’s readiness for the project. A single point of contact (SPOC) and start-up manager (SUM) can help.
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Stakeholder management can be challenging in the best of circumstances. In programs, it can be especially complex...but the secret to success lies in building a strong foundation from the outset.
The trap of applying best-practice project management only to have the project fail because of executive inaction or counteraction can be avoided. This how-to paper describes how project managers can get their executives to act, and it identifies executive actions most likely to contribute to project success.
Scrum-based development “from scratch” projects that are based on a traditional monolithic architecture are prone to failures. The objective of this article is to understand the causes—and propose a possible solution based on microservices with a contract-first architectural approach.
Project management techniques can ensure that a facility closure is completed effectively, with economically, environmentally and socially responsible outcomes. Applying risk management processes assures the right set of strategies are incorporated into the project execution to respond to possible risks.
It’s not uncommon that organizations with a wide spectrum of service offerings and functional roles have blurred lines between the distinction of account and project management. The reality is that the two roles are quite different—and require different skill sets and focuses.
Many things can derail a project, but nothing is as effective at derailing as poor communication. Here are three key issues caused by a lack of communication...
This is the fourth of six articles on best practices in benefits realization management and its integration into project governance. Here we address communicating a powerful benefits message.
Program managers leading programs or projects where they yield no authority over resources, schedule or scope can be a challenge in any situation. Yet this is a situation many PMs face on a daily basis as there are two types of program managers...
In the real business world, there are several techniques used by organizations to process change requests that impact a stable environment. This article will share a perspective on utilizing the weighted average technique to rank and prioritize a change request.