How wicked is your problem? This template provides a mechanism to score nine attributes in terms of their presence in the problem to be solved—and in terms of their solvable nature. Each row of the analysis contains one attribute. Each attribute is then rated in terms of its impact on the problem. Use in conjunction with this article.
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This webinar is a survey of some of the more common (if we can think of them that way) real-world challenges that project managers encounter, and what we might do with them. Whether you are a new project manager or you already have the scars of real-world experience, you will find content of value and ideas you can use.
This program financial tracker has a set of dashboards for a program to provide customers/client, and use to manage the financials of their program. The entry tabs allow the program to enter planning and actual material costs, funding sources, and labor costs (even with multiple CLINs) to a granular percentage of an employee's time. The dashboards are calculated from the data entered. The dashboards included: Balance Sheet (and graph); Material Costs; Monthly Expenses; and Funding Sources.
Translate your improvement plans into concrete actions and real results using this simple questionnaire, which helps you chart development focus areas and tie them to situations you encounter on the job. Adjust to fit your situation, and add rows/sections as needed.
When it comes to projects, little is done to qualitatively measure the “pulse of stakeholders” in a way that is simple, fast and revealing. In conjunction with the article How is Your Team Perceived? Taking the Pulse of the Stakeholder, this PM offers an idea that is not a quantitative process; rather it explores the emotional and interpersonal side of the customer relationship question.
This Excel workbook includes sheets to help you keep track of scope, schedule, risks, costs, resource allocation and your work breakdown structure during a project. Adapt it to fit your organization and project.
This webinar dives into the depths of bad leadership to understand what it is, what it looks like and why it happens. More importantly, it provides concrete strategies to function, operate and be as effective as you can be while working for a bad leader. If you have a bad leader now—or you fear you might work for one in the future—this will be a webinar that you won’t want to miss.
This Final Project Report provides a snapshot of your project and provides an outline to help you surfaces relevant information on milestones, budget, time, lessons learned, and more! Adapt it to fit your needs.
This Excel heat map template gives you the ability to visually indicate your portfolio status to stakeholders by assigning data to a set of projects, which are displayed as bubbles of varying sizes. Adapt the axes names and data to fit your needs.
The essential question that this webinar asks and answers is, “What about project management makes a difference?” As project managers, as leaders in our organizations and as guides to our teams, what are the actions, the behaviors and the moves that matter most? If you want to be the best project manager you can be—no matter where you are in your career—you’ll find insights and observations of value in this webinar.