Question: Due to major cutbacks at my organization, I have been asked to work on getting new software that we need to update. In the past, we had a procurement department to do this. Since they were all let go, finances are at a low level for us. How can I quickly get myself up to speed so that I lower the company risk when we sign a new software contract?
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A lot of emergencies and unplanned tasks interrupt our daily work schedule. What can we do when this happens? Ask yourself these five Ws to help maintain sanity, be productive at work and maintain a better work/life balance.
We’ve seen a boom in the number of companies investing in digital transformation. Now more than ever, organizations are more focused on specific projects rather than long-term arrangements. To ride this wave of opportunity as a project manager, there are three competencies that you need to develop.
How do you incorporate risk mitigation plans into the integrated master schedule (IMS)? It is useful to be able to see the status of the mitigation plan in the IMS and the impact on other tasks if the mitigation plan begins to slip. This discussion presents a risk scenario to show you how to implement a risk mitigation plan on your own projects.
For most organizations, sometime around mid-March of this year, normal work stopped. Whatever the plan said was supposed to be done probably has very little to do with what has actually been done. When a crisis hits, follow these practical and time-tested strategies to get back on track.
To help navigate these challenging times, we have created a Crisis Management Resource Center page to surface our recent valuable content (including articles, blog posts, on-demand webinars and more) that help you with managing uncertainty, leadership, virtual work, business planning and more. Share the knowledge with your colleagues and friends!
How to respond and lead in your environment will depend on how your project and stakeholders have been impacted. There is no universal best response, but this practitioner offers some tips for consideration. You can then decide if they apply—and how to implement them for your environment.
Project issues will plague even the best-run projects. The project manager must have a strategy to deal with issues, but it is just as important for the practitioner to support the team and control the narrative. Here are four suggestions that project managers can use when conducting issue management.
Savvy organizations are going to be taking a hard look at their crisis and disaster preparedness status—and the smart ones are going to embark on initiatives that address a broad range of “What if” situations that, should they occur, would severely impact and even threaten their continued existence.
Risk Intelligence and Emotionally Intelligent Decision Making for the Project Management Practitionerby
Although it is human to behave irrationally in response to stressful circumstances, project management practitioners are often required to make difficult decisions in such situations. Emotional intelligence can provide the basis for an effective decision-making process, and enable you to take balanced, risk-based decisions.