There are situations where the constraints of a project are unrealistic—where the required work just can’t be done in the allotted time with the team that you have been given. What do you do in that situation? Sponsors sometimes have unrealistic expectations. Deal with them.
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Scope Decomposition of Complex Programs: Key Methods to Define and Manage the Scope of Large-Scale Change Initiativesby
For complex programs to achieve their strategic goals, it is not only important to decompose their scope into controllable constituents, but also to stitch the pieces back again into a cohesive whole. Scope decomposition techniques—systems thinking, WBS, and progressive elaboration—help to effectively manage programs so that they meet their stated objectives.
Updated for iterative, incremental or agile project life cycles, the newly released Practice Standard for Work Breakdown Structures — Third Edition is an essential tool to help practitioners organize, plan and track a project’s total scope. Find out how!
Colonel John Boyd discovered that the primary determinant to winning aerial dogfights was observing, orienting, planning and acting faster. How does this apply to project management?
“Where’s my package?” It’s a question we are all familiar with. Project management in the field of logistics requires broad insight into a true end-to-end process, quality documentation and far-reaching team management skills. How does one manage this process for a customer?
While we can spend our careers improving our ability to craft effective project charters, we can get to a 70% good-enough state by addressing some basic topics. This article explains those basics.
For many of us, “bad apples” can have an evil influence on projects. They include the malevolent kind—those who for one reason or another will intentionally attempt to have a negative impact on the project.
This article takes a look at project measurables in general—and some of the measurables uniquely important for event projects. It will also provide some advice for event PMs to use in deciding what to measure on individual event projects.