When a new PMO (or major new PMO process upgrade) is being rolled out, you can successfully survive the storm if you stay ahead of it. But if you know how to identify conflicts with your project activities and escalate those conflicts constructively, you will be bulletproof.
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The forces that are driving changes in perceptions in projects, in process and in how we work in teams are real, significant and not going away any time soon. The pressure to deliver—and do so quickly—is continuing to ramp up. That has some fundamental implications for organizations, how they think about projects and how they think about project management.
What role does today’s PMO have to play in managing the project-related software platforms the organization relies on?
How to Build Sound and Trustworthy Risk Models: Winning the Reluctance to Risk Management in Megaprojectsby
The effort and cost involved in risk model implementation, as well as a tendency toward optimism, can make it difficult to build consensus for a structured risk management process. The author offers tips for building trust in the process starting with simplifying the risk model to gain management involvement.
Many entities use logical framework analysis (LFA) as a project planning and management tool that is part of almost every project document. LFA is sometimes called a work breakdown structure, but its structure is different. Considering these terminology differences, this article attempts to explain the relation between WBS and LFA.
Since the author's last popular look at helpful study tips, the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide)—Sixth Edition, and there are just as many questions this time around. It's time to crack the code...again!
Project management is more than leadership. Can you perform the tasks of the role of project manager consistently—and at a high level? Are you aware that there’s a certain degree of duality that comes with the role? Let's dig a little deeper into each side of the PMI Talent Triangle® to help you improve your skills.
By going out of our way to make studying pleasurable, we begin to dread it less, then feel neutral about it and eventually enjoy it. But how the heck do you enjoy learning about earned value or resolving team conflict? The key is to separate our emotions about the subject matter from the learning experience.
When the new year rolls around, people inevitably think about their careers and how they want to see them advance. How much control do PMs have over that in today’s environment?
Start your agile development team with the mantra: No manual test cases! Quality comes from collaboration and rapid feedback, not documentation. Let’s take a look.