Even the most brilliant strategy won’t mean much unless an organization has the right project and program practitioners to execute on it. And that’s precisely where project management offices can step in to help with the daunting task of finding the talent to fuel strategic initiatives--a big takeaway from PMI’s 2014 PMO Symposium.
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System upgrades are popular projects and have certain common success tactics. When you are upgrading a system of record, however, the stakes are greater. Be ready for a SOR upgrade by using these tactics for success—especially those related to requirements.
We are connected on a global scale these days and--with few exceptions--everyone is competing to get the customer. As a result, we have all been tasked to embrace change or else someone will gladly take our place in the industry.
The exponential growth of the digital world may promote greater opportunities overall, but there is the possibility that if we are identified and marginalized as groups and individuals, we run the risk of being segregated and dismissed because of our digital profile.
Continuing to develop a failing project is a big challenge. Improving the environment and culture to ensure successful delivery requires integrating the bottom-up approach from a small task level with a top-down orientation of strategic management. Learn how to diagnose failure and implement useful techniques.
The importance of clear and detailed requirements during the offshoring efforts is critical to success. Without well-documented requirements, the promise of strong financial benefits from offshoring can quickly erode.
If you are looking to establish a new project that will help improve your organization’s competitive advantage, then you need to develop a well-defined project strategy to gain you a foothold in the business marketplace. The strategy will need to contain the following components...
Organizations that over-emphasize expediency can set themselves up for long-term losses. This article addresses strategies for taking a balanced approach--specifically, maintaining development capacity, maintaining code asset value and flexible tool selection.
Agile is a team-focused philosophy. However, when transitioning a portfolio to agile, management’s role is crucial, and a clear roadmap and resource plan will serve as a foundation. Here are lessons learned from a recent agile transition of a multinational retailer’s digital project portfolio.
If we aren’t bringing the right people on board, then it doesn’t really matter how well we manage them! Here we look at creating a strong foundation for talent management through better planning.