It is a VUCA world—volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous—and project management is no exception. In such situations, the final project may hardly resemble the original or initial plan. Welcome to scope creep! How can critical thinking help?
This session covers the entire life-cycle of stakeholders’ engagement, from day 0 to project sign-off, and describes not only WHAT to do but also HOW to do it efficiently – including original tools and techniques proven by Mr. Jucan’s successful track record in complex stakeholder environments.
The current model is challenging. We keep creating products that no one really needs that produce waste that nobody wants. Furthermore, we need to start concentrating on the conditions that people live in and what goods and services meet those conditions. This webinar will describe to you what frugal innovation is, why this is important, and the approaches a Project Manager can take to master such projects. What you will get: * An understanding what frugal innovation is about * Why we can expect such projects escalating * What approaches a Project Manager must take with such initiatives * Hopefully broaden your ability to take on such projects in the future.
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February 2018 Book Club Intro: Implementing Positive Organizational Change - A Strategic Project Management Approach
Introduction webinar for the February 2018 Book Club Selection, Implementing Positive Organizational Change: A Strategic Project Management Approach by Gina Abudi
We’re often taught that our “sponsor” is the person who champions the effort and provides critical support. Indeed, the sponsor is often the one we’re to seek out for support and issue resolution throughout the project. But what do you do when your sponsor IS the problem???
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We make a lot of decisions throughout the project life cycle. Tracking these decisions is crucial, especially for projects that run for years. With people moving around and with constant change in roles, the tracking of decisions is necessary. This log helps new stakeholders get up to speed on the decisions made—and the reasons behind them.
This template can be seen as an extension of a typical stakeholder register (general information and level of interest/engagement), enriched with classification regarding a salience model.
This presentation template is a formal customer-facing status report used for medium to larger projects, or for reporting multiple projects with the same stakeholder audience.
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En cada organización existen reglas no escritas del juego por ende los proyectos se amoldan a las mismas. Pero las reglas no escritas no son buenas o malas. Sencillamente son apropiadas o inapropiadas, según lo que la organización este tratando de lograr y los verdaderos problemas se presentan cuando aquellas se refuerzan entre sí en modos que nadie identifica.
Vendor management is a key activity in any project but literature often overlooks the vendor’s point of view. While there can’t be a “one-solution-fits-all” strategy to the challenging activities involved in making your pitch, the author, working with an IT service provider, shares his recipe for winning the client.
IT application development projects can be challenging and stressful. The efforts of the successful team need to be recognized and celebrated. In this article, the author makes the case for greater celebration of application code and the coders who write it.
The most important question that should be asked before a project is approved is rarely considered. That’s an issue we need to address—that we tend to think of projects as solutions to specific problems.
Every organization has projects to direct necessary change; therefore, every organization can have issues with resistance, distractions and the task minutiae overload that holds back progress. By identifying methods to reduce the impacts of these three areas, we maintain project momentum, reduce delays, mitigate motivation detraction and gain altogether better results.
What are the elements that can ensure a successful project adoption? What are some basic tactics that can be used to help make sure that stakeholders and in-the-trenches users have the best attitude possible to make the change and spread the news to their colleagues?
One of the key attributes a project manager needs is the ability to protect their team from some of the “noise” around projects and allow members to focus on their work. But can that go too far—especially in the modern project delivery environment that requires project teams to understand more about the reasoning behind their project and why it matters?
This is the second in a series of articles tackling advanced project management challenges. Together, we will explore why soft-skills evaluation falls flat in most organizations—and how we can use simple tools to change the haphazard management practices, instead moving toward leadership practices.
The success of a project depends on the processes that are followed, the people who execute them and the contractual terms and conditions. This subject is all the more relevant to companies who take up work with little background and experience. Understanding some of the common pitfalls that should be avoided by sellers is essential.
In business, disputes happen. They are an unfortunate, but inevitable, consequence of the financial interests of the supplier and the customer. What happens when we, as project managers, are faced with a customer who says they are not happy, who refuses to pay or who threatens legal action? What steps can we take to address this challenge?
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