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Small Steps and Giant Leaps: Project Apollo – A Case Study

by Kane Tomlin, Mark Bowman
July 16, 2019 | 61:51 | Views: 13,913 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.75 / 5

As we mark the 50th anniversary of human beings’ first steps on another celestial body, a new goal has been set for this nation to return astronauts to the moon within 5 years. In this webinar, we will take a retrospective look (from a Project Management point of view) at what has been characterized as mankind’s greatest achievement

Governance of Innovation in Portfolios, Programs and Projects

by Michael Knapp, Dr Chris Stevens
April 03, 2019 | 59:12 | Views: 40,248 | PDUs: 1.00 | Rating: 4.48 / 5

The importance of governance in Portfolios, Programs, and Projects (3P) is reflected in part by the development of standards for governance (PMI, 2016) as well as by the increasing attention being paid to governance in management/academic literature, and in practice. At the same time, organizations increasingly aim to improve their innovation capabilities, enabling them to survive in today’s dynamic, competitive environment. However, there is little guidance in research literature on whether and how 3P governance can be designed to support and promote innovation. The escalating importance of project delivery in organizations, especially for innovation, further highlights the need for better understanding of the relationship between governance, innovation, and success in 3P.

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Project Priority Index Workbook

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by Julio Ruiz Rodriguez

This Excel template helps you prioritize projects in your organization using objective criteria like strategic fit, economic impact and feasibility. You can adapt this template using other criteria that you can consider. This template helps you determine big-impact, top-priority projects for your organization.

Portfolio Dashboard Template

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by Mamadou Issa

Use this Excel sheet to monitor and projects in your portfolio. Report status and financials to have a global view of the portfolio, including risk levels for scope, schedule and cost.

Key Performance Indicator Template (Japanese Translation)

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by Harold Hunt

多数の主要業績評価指標(KPI)は一般的にITプロジェクトに一般的に影響しますが、そのすべてを追跡するメリットはコストを上回る可能性があります。 したがって、各プロジェクトは、その特定の状況に最も関連するKPIを慎重に選択して管理する必要があります。 このサンプルテンプレートを使用してKPIを定義できます。 以前に定義されたプロジェクト重大成功要因(PCSF)のそれぞれについての可能なKPIの例と、各KPIのメトリック(メジャーとディメンション)を含む表も含まれています。 「ITプロジェクトの健全性を判断する」記事と併用してください。

Agile Project Management, Collaboration Tool-Sets & PPM Tool-Sets

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by Tayo Akingboye

This presentation looks at a brief history and a definition of agile project management; looks at factors that affect selection of collaboration tool-sets; and looks at key features of project portfolio management tool-sets and at making PPM a business process.

Portfolio Review Checklist

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by Andy Jordan

In addition to regular management activities, the portfolio should also be subjected to a more formal quarterly review, and that’s what this checklist is designed to support. It provides the portfolio manager with a structure for the review process and allows the meeting(s) with leaders to focus on the critical elements of the portfolio.

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4 Questions Must Drive Your COVID-19 Response

by Andy Jordan

The COVID-19 pandemic is forcing organizations to rethink their strategy and refocus their investments. And just as our understanding of the crisis continues to evolve rapidly, our strategic response must, too, with continuous review and refinement to ensure it stays relevant. Here are four must-ask questions to support the process.

Choose Again: Re-Evaluate Your Project Portfolio for Adaptability

by Johanna Rothman

In uncertain times, you might not know how to approach your project portfolio. You might be tempted to continue with “business as usual”—even though our times are not at all usual. Instead, consider how you can rethink the value of each project and effort. The results might surprise you.

Delegation for Product Leaders

by Rich Mironov

Successful product leaders need to delegate most hands-on product work, focusing instead on leader-level activities. That means understanding what each team member can handle, having an upskilling plan, and building trust.

Your Post-Pandemic Strategy

by Andy Jordan

Even as the world economy and individual business deal with the fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, leaders need to get focused on how to build a better organization going forward. Here are some questions to ask and areas of investment to consider.

How to Put Projects 'On Hold'

by Elizabeth Harrin

When business priorities change, projects get put on hold. As the project manager, you might then have to take on a different project. But how should you manage and report a project that is paused? Read these tips for moving a project to “on hold” status.

When Less Is More

by Andy Jordan

Organizations approve more initiatives than they are capable of delivering, creating frustration when those projects fail to achieve expected results. Why is there a reluctance to reduce the number of projects in progress? More important, how do we change that mindset?

Learning From Macro-Level Philanthropy

by Andy Jordan

Do large-scale philanthropic initiatives have something to teach us about how portfolio, program and project management gets done?

Project Sacrifice: A Legitimate Approach to Strategy Delivery?

by Andy Jordan

Organizations are now starting to shift to a portfolio focus, viewing their strategic initiatives as part of an integrated whole rather than as standalone elements. When you take that integrated view, the success or failure of an individual project becomes less important—and sacrificing it becomes a real possibility.

Implementing Strategy: What Projects Should Be All About

by Michael Wood

Too many organizations don’t connect the dots between strategy and the need for the organization to pursue an informed, aligned and enlightened approach to the implementing of those strategies.


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