The use of the term “Mickey Mouse” is often considered a demeaning form of slang. But while there were times in the past where the Walt Disney Company vision may have faltered, its brand has persevered and become stronger--to the point where that descriptor is a badge of pride and excellence. What can you learn from that popular rodent?
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Over the last few years, environmental concerns have become a normal part of doing business--and the opportunity to differentiate yourself by simply being green has disappeared. Now you stand out from the crowd if you aren’t environmentally conscious in your projects.
Documentation is very rarely kept up to date often enough—and is usually out of date a few days after it has been approved. When working on a project, out-of-date documentation can be a major issue in executing the project correctly.
In an initial business intelligence project, you run the risk of failure from loss of the initiative’s momentum due to inadequate support from business leaders. What tactics are needed to defeat this loss of momentum?
If you want to really bring your CRM efforts together, you need sound statements to put your team on a single path to success.
Meetings are often viewed as "business as usual," with stakeholders dreading each occurrence and calendar invitation. Adopting a project management mindset will propel meetings to the next level by treating each meeting as its own project, enabling you to plan proactively, execute effectively, adjust accordingly and close meaningfully.
How do you know how your project is doing? Metrics are going to be part of the answer. Here’s a review of some commonly used metrics … what they can measure … how to choose the right ones for your project … why a simplified dashboard can help … and pitfalls to avoid.
Project managers are key players in organizational transformation. You can stand out as an effective change agent during these high-profile projects if you prepare for unique transformation project realities.
As catalysts for collaboration to providers of protection, sponsors can bring many benefits to strategic initiatives. But a hierarchical culture can severely limit this potential value. Project leaders need substantive interaction with sponsors that goes beyond review/approval and offers end-to-end engagement and support.
Documents can be a boon or a plague to projects, depending on how they are produced and disseminated. Done right, document management is a huge strategic advantage on projects, fostering visibility, collaboration and shared objectives.