While the pandemic has ushered in dramatic swings in demand and corresponding workloads, it has delivered targeted opportunities to address problems in our business operating models—some new, some persistent—that should not be ignored. Applying a simple strategic matrix leads us to four key directives.
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Implementing large-scale IT/telecom projects in hardship locations is tough enough. With COVID-19, we need to implement new best practices in real time. Learn how to protect the health and safety of team members and address the new challenges and complexities presented by hardship locations.
Organizational change management is difficult and time consuming, and you cannot assume that everything will go right and be completed before you start your project. Treat the impact of any OCM inadequacy to your project as an opportunity to show your advanced PM skills.
Scope creep can plague projects where timelines are established at the start, or budgets and resources are fixed. However, it should not be a problem for projects operating with agile principles. Rather than resisting change, an agile team welcomes it, and figures out how to adapt to it. Here's how.
Integrating and adapting into one company culture can seem immense. The changes are sure to be constant, but with these changes comes new opportunities allowing us to add value to our new organization. These three tips can help.
The nature, number and focus of projects is now extremely volatile. That requires PMOs to take a different approach to how they enable project success.
Reaching our PM potential in uncertain times requires one to recognize their untapped potential, especially that which rests beyond the traditional operational perspectives of project management. So what are we waiting for?
In The Project Economy, technology drives a lot of the disruption—and progress. You need to be able to overcome the various barriers that are preventing you from being more prepared for the project-driven economy of the future. How ready are you to embrace technology disruption?
Every once in a while, we get into an extensive debate about the role, presence, impact and future of the project economy. But to put not too fine a point on it: We have always lived in a project economy. It's just that it hasn't been very evenly distributed.
The Project Economy outlined in 2019 was driven from the convergence of tech, energy and infrastructure. COVID-19 forced a digital upskilling and appreciation for alternative energy that has accelerated the transition.