Continuing to develop a failing project is a big challenge. Improving the environment and culture to ensure successful delivery requires integrating the bottom-up approach from a small task level with a top-down orientation of strategic management. Learn how to diagnose failure and implement useful techniques.
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In business, disputes happen. They are an unfortunate, but inevitable, consequence of the financial interests of the supplier and the customer. What happens when we, as project managers, are faced with a customer who says they are not happy, who refuses to pay or who threatens legal action? What steps can we take to address this challenge?
Consultants can be a helpful resource on a project or they can take up valuable space. Here are some ideas for the best way to deal with consultants and make sure they are beneficial to the project.
Companies have embraced agile over waterfall for managing projects. But for all the hoopla around Scrum and sprints, one area of the business has resisted agile because it means it must change the way it operates.
Early on in the career of a project manager, there are things known, things that are unknown and things that he or she doesn’t know they don’t know. And therein lies the dilemma of estimating. There is no perfect estimate, and this is where the foundational techniques of estimating bridge the existing estimating gap that exists between senior leadership and the project manager.
There’s no manual for a recession, so how do you stay effective in a bad economy? In this article, we look at how you as project managers can strive to balance the reality of managing projects in a tough economy with the desire to still do things “the right way”.
In Public Private Partnership (PPP) projects, one of the most important activities in the project development cycle is the selection of a private partner with the requisite technical and financial capability. The author explains why best bidding practices should emphasize quantitative criteria, with examples that illustrate evaluation methodology and required documentation to receive the best “value for the money.”
In a world where there are many big challenges and all sorts of grand designs, there are massive projects taking place everywhere we look. What can a bridge halfway around the world teach us?
While many organizations now have standard processes for managing change, effective change management needs more than just a process. Most projects have room for improvement, and in this article we look at how a PM can lay the foundation for strong change management right from project initiation.
Many consulting engagements see frustrated consultants because they are not allowed to do what they feel is needed to maximize the chances of success. Here, we look at how these scenarios can be avoided--something that starts with trust.