The mistake that many project managers will make is that they will rush headlong into planning the project without first ensuring that the fundamental pieces of the project infrastructure are in place. What should we be doing to ensure that the project starts as smoothly as possible? Not ignoring initiation is a good start.
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PMs that work in a mature project organization are in an environment that likely includes the PMO. The PM’s relationship with the PMO is important, so they would be well advised to understand the role of the PMO in the organization.
You’ll never meet a project manager who thinks risk management is a waste of time, but much of the risk management that’s happening is just that—a waste of time.
The best way to plan a project is to deconstruct it. One PM has been using a handy model to clearly outline the types of work that need to be done by both IT and the business in order to activate most SaaS packages. Key an eye on these six subtleties when deploying packaged vendor solutions.
The first day is in the books—successful or unsuccessful, you are now in “Day 2” of project management. Sure, some of the polish has worn off, but guess what? Those challenges you faced on the first day are still there.
Project managers must often develop a social media policy—and make decisions about the tools that will be used to digitally communicate and share project-related content. Here is some guidance for PMs to consider when developing a social media strategy.
Successful project managers bring a mix of tangible and intangible skills to their projects. But the 'soft stuff' can be hard to define. Here are 10 non-technical qualities that project managers should work on developing.
Once organizations have defined the intangible competencies that make up successful project managers -- and projects -- they need to consider the best ways to assess these 'soft skills.'
Even the best project managers stand to fail without sponsorship. So how do you get sponsorship for projects when there may not be organizational support for the role? Identifying a shortlist of sponsorship needs in simple terms can help set the stage for developing that critical PM-sponsor partnership.
Stakeholders can make or break major change initiatives. But project managers often struggle to get stakeholders to collaborate and consider the impact of their decisions. Here is a framework for actively engaging your stakeholders throughout the project, starting with identifying and managing four key roles.