Let’s face it--business has an insatiable appetite for all kinds of technology projects and as a PM you usually end up caught in the middle. How can you balance competing requests and demand for limited resources? One way is to ask for intercession of governance.
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Technical competency is not enough in a complex, competitive global marketplace. Project and program managers need leadership and business intelligence skills that support the strategic objectives of their organizations, says Nicholas Errico, author of a field guide that presents a fresh perspective to delivering value.
Do people want to try out for your projects, and if they do, are you motivating them with a "why" that packs a punch? Is it any wonder that many projects dealing with change often get off to a poor start, resulting in a delayed--if not failed--project? Read on for more on a "why" that packs a punch in leading change--before your team sinks in the project pool.
Northrop Grumman Mission Systems analysts are using new modeling methods to better estimate schedule, cost and effort of projects that involve the integration of commercial-off-the-shelf hardware and software into existing systems.
Workspace renovation projects can deliver big benefits if teams focus on strategic needs—not passing fads.
Oh, we HR folks and our constant search for more policies! However, this is one that I not only don't agree with, but I love to snicker at when I review company manuals that have them in place. Yes, having policies against hiring relatives in the same division or even the same company are common enough and relatively easy to monitor, but "office romance"? That is what not only makes me laugh but unfortunately makes other professionals snicker at HR and wonder, "Do they have too much time on their hands or what?" Well, yes and no?
Opening a project office takes a great deal of planning. Pay close attention to detail to keep both your budget and schedule on track--and to create an effective office. This story will give you some helpful tips on avoiding the office blues.
A project office maturity model can plant the seeds for senior management support.
Though PMO value may still be fuzzy, more organizations are starting to get a better picture.
Although the benefits of a program management office -- standardized practices and methods, increased productivity and efficiency, reduced costs -- are clear, many organizations lack the means or experience to set one up successfully. Here are 10 indispensable steps for building a PMO that delivers value.