There is often a stakeholder who is genuinely dedicated to the success of the project--and yet without any malicious intent, they become the lynchpin that can unravel the entire effort. Here are four things that can help you manage this stakeholder’s expectations without leaving a bruised ego behind.
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...or how a DIY trouper never stops learning. As this project manager planned her next big do-it-herself project, she started to parallel her effort to those she has encountered many times when executing a program or project at work. What can you learn from her experience...and mistakes?
Have you noticed that as project execution approaches evolve, they become more Agile (or at least “small ‘a’ agile”)? Does that create opportunities for more formal acceptance of agile concepts throughout organizations?
Being a project manager may not be flashy and inspire flowing-cape theatrics, but there are quiet ways in which you can work behind the scenes to ensure that everyone becomes the hero when your projects are completed on time, within budget and to everyone’s satisfaction.
There will come a day when you will face an issue and not be able to resolve it on your own. What will you do to ensure the project is not compromised?
Project managers and teams ask many questions during the execution of a project, but very few of those questions begin with “why.” Why is that (!)? Because when it comes to benefits, it’s one of the most important questions.
Large infrastructure project teams continuously struggle to manage several issues posed by the volatile environment of projects. It's time to develop a holistic and dynamic project planning and monitoring tool for the effective management of ever-changing project requirements and environments.
What can be done during project execution to help successfully deliver intended project benefits? From getting change management in shape to testing for benefits, here are some ideas based on the writer's experience with IT projects and ERP-enabled transformations.
Utilizing your budget in the right initiative is vital. The challenge, however, is how to select the most appropriate initiatives for which to seek funding. So how do we prioritize initiatives within the organization?
Dividing your project into smaller parts that are more controllable helps you move closer to your ultimate goal: successfully achieving your project deliverables and high user satisfaction. Follow these seven tips to gain more direct control over your project.