Online training can be a check-the-box activity, or it can be a vital part of team and project continuous improvement. There are at least three ways to formalize how learnings from online training are applied to your project.
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Project management develops a strong skill set in communication, organization, planning, goal setting and leadership. All of these can be applied to help individuals and organizations improve the way they operate and approach challenges.
Ask many people what a business analyst does and they’ll tell you it’s about documenting requirements. Is it?
What is the P in PM, and, for that matter, PMO? What is really being managed, project, program or portfolio? This article explores the murky environment and a possible new direction for the PMO of the 21st century.
For too many organizations, IT strategy has become an oxymoron--IT is simply a follower of business strategy. That results in lost opportunities--but those can be avoided if IT learns how to relate to the business.
In the next few years the PMO is going to evolve considerably as EPMOs become the new norm. The concept of an EPMO is gathering support in a lot of different environments, and the recent economic challenges have only accelerated the process. In this article, we look at what that might mean for traditional PMOs and identify some of the things that you can do for the arrival of an EPMO in your organization.
Project managers spend much of their working lives managing. So why don’t we spend more time managing our own careers? Here are a few thoughts on how each and every one of us can start proactively managing our career—and influence our future success.
Are you familiar with the new Joint Framework IT Governance Standard, the first attempt to develop a universal standard that will work in Europe and the United States? This work in progress will undergo many changes and recalibrations over the coming years, but it's not too soon to familiarize yourself with its components.
Developing a beneficial environment and focusing call center and support energies into a more proactive role requires another level of integration within an organization. Since it is another way to represent the image of your company, it will need some degree of support to provide integrated service. Here's how you can do it.
How many of us start a project thinking that we understood the reason behind doing the project in the first place? There’s about half of us who never aligned the project’s mission with the overall department or company vision, resulting in poorly made decisions--and possibly a breakdown in team morale. Providing a project focus that supports a larger purpose is particularly important for fast-paced, adjusting agile projects.