Many factors will influence an enterprise transformation to self-organized teams, from the willingness of project sponsors to the makeup of the overall portfolio. As such, there is no universal template for success, but here’s a 10-step framework to help design and manage the transition.
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As a community, we can create open-space sessions that enhance the quality of project management within our own areas of influence. So why is it so rare? Learn why you should take advantage--and take action.
With the increased oversight on programs and projects of strategic importance, program and project managers find themselves being invited for command performances before the boards of directors. This article provides some advice for when you find yourself in this position.
A veteran program manager shares his keys to success, including a detailed checklist that mirrors a typical day on the job, from managing email to holding team meetings to keeping stakeholders informed.
As this practitioner shares a hard lesson learned about stakeholder engagement, we discover why a project manager should spend more than 90% of his or her time on project communication.
Analyzing information and data is a very important skill for a project manager in all phases of the project. Are you getting an "A" for analysis effort?
Doing nothing is an acceptable response to potential project threats that are deemed relatively insignificant or highly unlikely to occur. But what do you do when risk mitigation activities have been curtailed and that improbable problem does indeed arrive? Communication and calm are critical, according to these project management experts.
The effort to communicate effectively is worth the output, especially in workplaces. Know that we all have different ways of receiving information—and it changes with each individual.
Project managers excel at managing the project schedule, but many of us are not accustomed to revisiting the original premise of a project. There are four very simple and practical “perception” risk mitigation techniques that PMs and teams can implement.
Just because there are benefits to consistency and an organizational approach doesn’t mean that is the only--or even the most desirable--way to go in all circumstances. An alternative view starts with two essential principles, which are the first steps in figuring out a way that works for us.