It is through gaining a better understanding of the uncertainties—and better managing them in relationship to the project environment and stakeholders involved—that PMs may more effectively approach and complete their endeavors to contribute more value.
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Everyone focuses on preventing scope creep and trying to control the scope, but there are times when it's appropriate to actually increase the scope. Project managers need to be ready to handle that situation as well…are you?
Everyone loves a good project management horror story--especially ones where the writing was on the wall and failure so very predictable. With the season in mind, here are one expert's all-time favorites. Can we learn from these blunders?
Have you noticed that as project execution approaches evolve, they become more Agile (or at least “small ‘a’ agile”)? Does that create opportunities for more formal acceptance of agile concepts throughout organizations?
One of the most established standards organizations (and their pronouncements) is often missing from the IT governance conversation: the International Organization for Standardization. Did you know that the ISO has been very active in the governance and compliance space? Here is an update on the standards that you might find useful.
Issues and action items are often lumped together, but there are differences--and they require different strategies to make sure they don't derail your project. Do you have a plan in place?