When things go wrong in a project, project and program managers should ask themselves: Did I honor the technology trinity? There are three key components that should be honored in any technology project: people, processes, and technology. There is an art to evaluating the trinity, and project managers need to become more analytical and question and validate understandings, assumptions, and changes for all three components of the technology trinity.
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When we talk about what makes a project successful, where does ”Tone at the Top” fit in? In other words, how does management commitment and support truly enable and enhance a project’s success?
"Everybody lies." Here are 10 common lies that you can find in project management or reporting. Being aware of these little truth deformations or misunderstandings will help you to get a real idea of the project status and act as quickly as required.
33 Lessons Learned During a 40-Year Career as an Agile Project Leader/Team Member in a Traditional Information Technology Environmentby
The lessons, categorized as strategic, leadership, or technical, provide insight and some prescriptions to project teams on how to customize agile processes. Success is not automatic. But with customization and strong user support, agile approaches can work in a traditional management environment.
What can we learn from the ever changing but closely woven network of nature? Taking the opportunity while sheltering at home, the author spent some time watching nature programs and found there were many lessons that could be applied to project management.
When you work with subcontractors, they become an extension of you to your clients and you want them to deliver quality and continue your good name and good standing. Subcontractors, just like employees, can either be a joy or a nightmare, but you can impact which it will be. This article provides eight techniques that deliver effectively.
How do you, as a systems engineering project manager, know how to approach the decisions in process tailoring, technology, and tool selection? A balanced approach to systems engineering project management will help navigate difficult and seemingly intractable decisions.
The author’s team conducted a business process review to analyze a large database of changes. The benefits from the resulting change management system outlined in this article, including reduced change order processing times, better definitions of team member roles, and empowerment of the people closest to the action, contributed to improved project quality.
Similar to the technology frameworks behind the scenes of our everyday lives that improve our user interfaces, a client engagement framework can improve how organizations interface with clients, making the organization more effective and improving the quality and level of client satisfaction.
Tailoring your approach to project management promotes the ability to fulfill strategic organizational goals. It is necessary to understand the strengths and weaknesses of each approach to be able to determine which fits your project’s needs. This analysis provides insight to aid in making an informed decision.