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.
To successfully manage a project, your team often needs help from another team or department—and that’s not always an easy ask. Use these 12 tips to help get what you need from colleagues who may not be so quick to say "yes."
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.
Contract management is a key tool for project managers, helping to articulate the written baseline of a project. But why is it so often neglected? Three key aspects can help project managers better understand its importance.
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?
Every project has a varying number of stakeholders—sometimes too many. Trying to meet all of their requirements is often an impossible mission. Keep these four tips in mind.