The most significant challenge for any project manager is when projects shift modes. The shift from startup to execution, and the shift from execution to closeout, requires a change in mindset. Each shift needs the PM to adjust their focus and emphasis--and a corresponding change to how they deal with people.
No, is only two letters but it is one of the most difficult words to say, especially to project sponsors. This article reviews the best ways for project professionals to communicate with project sponsors. It identifies five strategies to help project managers make their case:
A customer-centric PMO goes beyond cost reduction efficiencies and aligns itself with initiatives that benefit customers, which in turn benefit the business and the workforce. To justify this focus, the PMO must be able to measure the value of customer initiatives through several metrics.
"Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule."