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?
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An effective software measurement program is a long-term investment, not a quick fix. Here are 10 steps to ensure your organization’s metrics deliver a positive return on that investment, from more accurate cost and schedule estimation, to streamlined processes and better insights into current and future commitments.
As we continue to work remotely and with virtual teams, the number of meetings has increased tremendously. How can we have meetings that are not only productive, but also an efficient use of time? Here are 15 tips to help!
The growing Project Economy will lead to certain expectations of project teams—and there are things you can do to make sure your team lives up to them. Here are two tactics to use during a project to increase chances of success.
Securing buy-in from a lone stakeholder group can be difficult enough, but when Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) (Richland, Washington, USA), launched a project, which was a 2012 PMI Project of the Year finalist, to move its facilities, it had to engage three high-profile government stakeholders and its own staff of scientists. This article discusses how the company moved a laboratory without disrupting its cutting-edge work for some high-profile government agencies.
Suppliers play an important role in projects, so the supplier selection process is crucial. We can avoid some risks if we take the following considerations into account during the supplier selection process.
Never send another email that ends up unread. With a few personalization techniques in your toolkit, your project communications will be so much more effective. Ready to learn how?
Here are five challenges often encountered during earned value management implementations, and the steps that your organization should take to avoid or overcome them.
There are five immutable principles of project management that must be addressed by project leaders and teams in order to succeed. In this new series, we begin with an overview of these principles before exploring in detail how you can put them to work in a variety of business and technical domains.
Building and sustaining relationships with key stakeholders in a project or program is crucial for its successful delivery. Often, we see a project derail due to a gap in the level of engagement from key stakeholders. Here are some steps you can take to successfully build, engage and sustain relationships with key stakeholders throughout the project.