There are three important ways in which the typical risk process is flawed: a failure to turn analysis into action; lumping risk issues in other documents, instead of highlighting them separately; and not capturing lessons learned.
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Everything that we encounter on a project doesn't need to be complex. So how do we move from complexity to simplicity on the project? What steps can we take to get there? Here's a look at four ways to keep it simple.
We’ve all had projects that experienced bumps in the road. If you find yourself with major challenges, there are six key questions and actions to consider to make sure you’ve covered all of your bases.
Agile projects are optimized for different constraints than traditional ones. To truly understand how to design a performance measurement system for agile PM, we need to dig a little deeper into the value system underlying agile methods.
The agile experiment has been a failure for many people. Is agile PM just a bad idea? An agile approach to executing a project can be extremely successful and can deliver benefits to customers, team members and the organization as a whole--but it needs to be conducted in the right environment.
Developing a phased approach that brings continuous and measurable improvements is key to implementing an effective SLM capability. SLM isn’t about service level agreements, layers of complex processes and such. SLM is about aligning the services and capabilities IT provides to the organization with its fundamental operational and competitive sustainability needs.
Why do PMOs have such a high failure rate? It's time to take a look at the top 10 PMO worst practices--and advice on how to avoid them.
And now for something completely different! There’s more than one way to manage a project, so don’t be afraid to shake things up. This writer wants to encourage you to be creative--and to look for different ways to manage your projects.
Ignoring resistance is futile. Use these tactics to be prepared for inevitable resistance to alternate project management techniques. Otherwise, be prepared for a whole lot of frustration.
What are the common reasons that projects fall into troubled waters and what steps can be taken to get them back on the right path? Depending on the organization you work in and your level of authority, appropriate responses will vary, but here some corrective actions that span many situations.