As a project manager, you must be able to determine ahead of time which features must make it in your product for the customer to accept it, and which can be delivered in the next release. If your development schedule is aggressive, you're inevitably going to cut some features. The question is, are you cutting features that will cost you a sale?
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We're all actors on a project stage...and a well-written planning document sets us up for a successful project. Here, we explore the key elements of this all-important effort.
Want a show-stopping performance? It's all about dialogue. Stating and revisiting project goals and expectations throughout the project will guarantee rave reviews for your managing skills.
PMOs are responsible for establishing standards--but what should those standards be? This article will explore a few of the things to consider when establishing a model for project process compliance.
The project management office is not always in the right position at the right time to help projects. But with some careful planning, you can set up the PMO to succeed.
What's it worth to get a step-by-step guide to setting up at PMO? Some think it's worth a huge chunk of change. Here's one free for the asking.
Have you ever started your own gig or thought about starting your own gig? If so, this one's for you as we explore the inclusion of project management in the development of your business, from concept to prime time!
Good project sponsorship is critical for success, but that accountability starts long before the project itself is approved. So why are sponsors frequently set up for failure by their organizations, and how can you change that?
We know, we know...it's a jungle out there in software land. These stories should introduce you to the unfortunate trials and tribulations of software development management--and the ways to overcome or avert them And all of these apply to project management, too! (You won't get too depressed, we promise!)
One of the great things about managing a project is that you get so many chances to stick your foot in your mouth. There are plenty of opportunities to quickly turn off teammates or customers with communication blunders. Some of these mistakes are so bad that you may not be able to recover fully. People may become offended, distrustful and less cooperative. This will severely restrict your ability to get things done and to improve your lot in the organization. The worst part is that you may not even realize your mistakes.