Risk management is an essential part of project portfolio management. Read why here.
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Stop grousing about project management. It's actually good for you! Improved productivity is a leading benefit of implementing project management. Why? Taking the randomness and confusion out of the project worker's day and replacing it with clarity can only lead to a more satisfying work experience for both employee and employer. Now, what's wrong with that?
In this first part of a three-part series, the author focuses on overcoming time (scheduling) constraints.
In this second of a three-part series, the author discusses the use and management of cost contingency.
In this conclusion of a three-part series, the author posits that contingency planning is essential for establishing attainable and manageable schedule and cost targets. However, contingency can be applied to resources and work scope, as well.
Telecommuter. Virtual office. Alternative job category. While these terms may still sound futuristic, the reality is they are very much a part of today's workspace... uh, workplace.
When you're proposing a PI project, remember that the whole point of improving process is improving results. That means adding value--to the client and to your organization.
If your business is going to be a top-level project management organization, someone will have to take the lead. Project managers know the way to success. And organizations need to learn how to follow the leader.
When you look at the benefits of a PMO--lower costs, more efficiency, higher success rates--you may start looking for reasons why your company hasn't implemented one. Here's a secret: There are no good reasons, only myths--and here's how you can get around them.
With the "pink slip of Damocles" hanging over the heads of so many IT workers these days, your project environment might be a little unstable. Here are some ways to keep things rolling though the tough times.