"You’ve never seen a project like this before!" Like it or not, generating and maintaining interest in your project is a necessary skill for the modern PM.
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You don't need slicked-back hair to sell new governance standards, but you do need to customize your communications to the existing organizational environment.
You know that using Scrum to manage projects can make a positive difference in your organization, but the executives you need to help drive the change are lukewarm or resistant to the idea. Here are some tips for getting them to buy into and support a Scrum implementation.
You didn't go into project management in order to sell. But like it or not, getting buy-in to your business case requires a sales process of sorts. But approached effectively, it can be a far less painful process than you might imagine.
Do PMOs have value? Arguably, yes. At least...sometimes. According to the results of recent research, the presence of a PMO was often a contributor to the attainment of organizational value. What was of particular concern, however, was the actual role of the PMO within the organization. Two broad types emerged within the research; find out what they are inside...
We have talked about measures, benchmarking and the ability to provide a comparative assessment of performance. At this point, you should be able to fully define what your PMO is, what it will do, and how you are going to measure its success. But there is one thing that we haven't yet done--actually sell it to someone.
Here's how Hurricane Isabel gave this writer a valuable lesson in knowledge management.
On Friday, 6 April, U.S. Senator Bob Casey visited PMI Global Headquarters in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania to see firsthand the impact of the project management profession across the United States and around the world.
The Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act, which goes to President Obama for signature, seeks to improve efficiency with the U.S. federal government though enhanced accountability and best practices in project and program management.
The competency-based certification for U.S. practitioners is based on a program designed and accredited by the International Project Management Association.