Entrepreneur will address nation’s dependence on imported oil, which he calls a looming threat to national security and the economy.
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As we think about how we evolve our portfolio management disciplines, it is important to practice portfolio management within the context of service management. Ideally, an IT organization clearly defines its set of products and services via a service catalog and each customer works with a service portfolio manager to manage the lifecycle of services that is pertinent to them.
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.
In an organization stripped of resources, maintaining compliance is crucial--and difficult. Find existing problems and fix them quickly using these tactics.
While managing three virtual software implementations, this writer learned several tactical tips to remember when working with virtual teams.
To be a more valuable partner for your sponsor, and be a more sophisticated project manager in general, start using a more consultative approach. The questioning mindset and constructive problem solving of this approach uses tactics that start at your earliest entry into the project.
When it comes to optimizing workforce performance, what are you prepared to do? To use the latest techniques in your project means you may have to go against mainstream corporate culture or cut a little into the power wielded by certain individuals. Are you ready to do this? These tactics are effective in improving workforce performance, but don’t bring a knife to a gunfight. Implementing these ideas may be difficult...
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.
A snip here and a stitch there. Let out a bit over here. Don't suck in your stomach! There, you have a kick-off meeting fit for a virtual team, no matter how spread out it has become.
It's time to take control of things again and apply our skills and experience to alternative project management--and challenge our thinking beyond conventional norms.