Project management uses a lot of templates, but don’t confuse the tool with the job that needs doing. When we document items in a template, there is a tendency to think that everything is under control—and that can be a huge mistake.
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With rising environmental concerns and global warming, there is an increase demand for electricity and other alternative energy sources around the globe, to deliver clean, reliable and affordable energy. Energy industries encompass a broad group of sectors - oil and natural gas, coal, nuclear, wind, solar, hydro, geothermal etc. Each of these industries contain very different types of organizations, and what constitutes risk in wind projects is far different than in nuclear. But they all share a similar challenge; to produce more energy at a lower cost with fewer emissions.
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A RAID Register consolidates risks, assumptions, issues and dependencies into one place. It is not intended to be a detailed accounting of each item, rather it represents a consolidated summary with the ability to get more details as required. The RAID Register should be reviewed in all team meetings with updates captured directly into the log.
Use this Excel template to keep stakeholders up to date on project status, including the executive summary, milestones, issues, risks and action items.
This template is to be used by internal auditors for reviewing project governance and compliance with organizational standards. This template focuses on the project budget, resource utilization and project health. It can be further expanded to include other project constraints; add more details as per your organization's audit needs.
The process of issue analysis and improvement can be performed on the job and with our daily personal activities alike. While most professionals would focus on presenting various options for solutions when encountering a problem on the job, you should emphasize full-scale analysis of the issue at hand. This presentation uses a common problem we all face to help illustrate valuable project management practices.
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The project audit gives stakeholders confidence that governance is working, and that the project is being managed properly and producing its intended objectives. In this article, an auditor for the Office of the Controller and Auditor General of Tanzania shares the importance of utilizing the process groups from the PMBOK® Guide in his work.
One of the most valuable things to do after project closing is conduct a lessons-learned session. But for that to be successful, you must involve all of the key players early on—and keep them involved throughout project execution. And that brings us to the discovery session.
It’s easy to be taken in by numbers. But ultimately, metrics are just as fallible as people. The answer is not to adopt a nihilistic view—to give up numbers and data. No, the better way is to boost our data literacy and how we act on metrics.
Let’s face it—not too many people want to be measured. However, done right, a scorecard can become a much-appreciated way for project teams to demonstrate how fast, effective and proficient they are in delivering project objectives.
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Some of the skills this project manager acquired over the years helped him manage the most difficult project of his life, one that is ongoing. Here he shares some of the lessons learned during his journey.
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