Sustainable Risk Management – Organizational Factors

Green Project Management

This post is intended to provide the foundational concepts around organizational sustainable risk management factors. This post also recommends adopting sustainable risk management as a core discipline within sustainable change delivery. This is part of a series that provides the foundation for understanding sustainable change delivery. Benefits Management Business Case Change Delivery Management System Portfolio Management Risk Management Sustainability

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

The ESI report from 2015, The Global State of the PMO, identified that some 72 per cent of respondents reported that the value of their PMO was questioned by key stakeholders – usually senior management – over the last 12 months. Extracted from Delivering Successful PMOs , Peter Taylor and Ray Mead, 2015, Gower Publishing, Farnham.

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Forest for the trees

EarthPM

The following quote comes from a popular business magazine (to be revealed later in this post): “as customers and other stakeholders increasingly express interest in sustainably produced products, …organizations are paying more attention to the big picture ”. Partnering with key suppliers to educate them on their sustainability goals. coffee, and palm oil only from sustainable sources. What sustainability goals have they set?

2015 28

3 Ways Your Creative Agency Retainers Could Be Better

Function Point

Track your resources and ensure you are delegating your time, materials and personnel strategically and sustainably with a project resource management software. Retainer agreements foster positive ongoing relationships between agency and client, and more agencies are entering into these arrangements than ever before. One of the benefits of retainers is that they allow an agency to accurately forecast billing.

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3 Ways Your Creative Agency Retainers Could Be Better

Function Point

Track your resources and ensure you are delegating your time, materials and personnel strategically and sustainably with a project resource management software. Retainer agreements foster positive ongoing relationships between agency and client, and more agencies are entering into these arrangements than ever before. One of the benefits of retainers is that they allow an agency to accurately forecast billing.

2015 40

Resource Planning for Creative Agencies

Ganttic

Creative agencies can learn to utilize Ganttic for managing staffs and time for sustainable efficiency in running their agencies. Faced with cash and accounting, client management, administration and time constraints, juggling daily operational tasks have proved to be time-consuming. Creativity is the fruit of time and inspiration. To pave the way for creative agencies to focus on what they do best - solving problems with creative solutions, we created this slideshow.

2015 60

9 Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wrike

Make Project Success Sustainable. “We can lick gravity, but sometimes paperwork is overwhelming.”. Wernher von Braun, Chief Architect of Apollo’s Saturn V . Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and Michael Collins may have been the most visible figures of the 1969 moon landing, but the Apollo 11 team included thousands of people led by a select group of program and project managers at NASA.

2015 50

Larval Assumptions = Grown-up Threats

EarthPM

It’s another direct connection between sustainability thinking and project management. I have blogged several times on the subject of how assumptions are the larval form of risk (particularly threats). Whatever judgements you make about the scenario of your project (or for that matter, your business) are actually pre-statements of risk identification.

2015 32

Culture Pockets

Pawel Brodzinski

The basic idea is that within a bigger, overarching culture we can develop and sustain a different culture. They main responsibility is to sustain the culture bubble. On one hand if we want to see a fundamental and sustainable cultural change we need to get top ranks involved eventually. Organizational culture is one of these areas that I pay a lot of attention to. Over years I started valuing the role of the culture increasingly more and more.

2015 44

10 Fatal Product Launch Mistakes

Wrike

In addition to months of planning and prep, the weeks and months following your official launch are critical for sustaining momentum, building even more buzz, and scaling your efforts if things go well and the product takes off. . Product launches are stressful. While success can propel your company to new heights, a botched launch can cripple your business. On top of all that pressure, pulling off the perfect launch is a complicated process, with plenty of room for error.

2015 41

10 Fatal Product Launch Mistakes (+New DroneCo Comic)

Wrike

In addition to months of planning and prep, the weeks and months following your official launch are critical for sustaining momentum, building even more buzz, and scaling your efforts if things go well and the product takes off. . Product launches are stressful. While success can propel your company to new heights, a botched launch can cripple your business. On top of all that pressure, pulling off the perfect launch is a complicated process, with plenty of room for error.

2015 28

The secret to authentic leadership in projects

Susanne Madsen

But not least, you will have the desire to be true to your client’s long-term vision (even when your client is not) and to deliver the project’s outcomes and benefits in the most cost-effective and sustainable manner. Authenticity is a fundamental building block in project leadership. Leadership doesn’t come from emulating others or from blindly following a set of rules. It comes from a deeply personal approach which is rooted in who you are as a person.

2015 62

Golden Threads, and Ruby Slippers

EarthPM

In our new book, Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success (and in our writings on sustainability in PM for years and years) we have insisted that greater long-term benefits are derived when a project has a solid connection – a ‘golden thread ’ to the mission, vision, and values of the organization for which the project is being conducted. Uncategorized decision-making golden thread long-term PMI portfolio pulse of the profession ruby slippers sustainability

2015 32

Frenemies?

EarthPM

Moving forward to 2015, to COP21 in Paris, and what do you have? So we would argue that business and sustainability are not friends, nor enemies, nor frenemies, but rather partners. Uncategorized cop21 green green building green project management green projects paris paris cop21 stakeholder stakeholder management stakeholders sustainability

2015 28

Wild Project Management

EarthPM

Well, in our first book, Green Project Management , we covered a spectrum of green, from projects which focus on ‘sustainability’ in its purest sense, including (we mention this by name) an effort to save a species. So you can see the intersection of PM and sustainability at its most fundamental root with this article. In the November issue of PM Network , Page 50 contains our favorite story. It’s about a green-by-definition project. What’s that?

2015 32

From Laying the Foundation to Completion: The Basics and Challenges of Project Management in Construction

Inloox

Sustainability is also playing an increasingly important role. So for the industry to be more environmentally sustainable, it is not enough to create long-lasting structures, but also to make the construction process more sustainable.

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New Resources Pt 3- Interview with Samad Aidane

Stepping Into Project Management

To sustain ourselves, every project must contribute a body of knowledge to our journey of mastery. Samad Aidane is a cross-cultural leadership and Project Management Consultant and Coach with over two decades of experience in information technology change initiatives. He is also a featured speaker at Project Management Institute Congresses, local PMI Chapters, and at organizations such as J.P Morgan, HP, and T-Mobile.

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Reinvent You

Stepping Into Project Management

So, may be once a week we talk about the lifestyle that we have as consultants or the changes you have to go through to sustain the pace. Have you woken up to boredom? To wake up, eat, work, eat, sleep, repeat. Sometimes, you need to detox and look within yourself what you want. Our goal changes with life. My reinvention has been about doing something new, finding ways to have some time for me and being happy.

2015 28

The argument for agile gets even more appealing…

Kiron Bondale

The Standish Group’s October 2015 CHAOS report is based on a study of thousands of technology projects worldwide. In addition to using this approach on the projects assessed for the 2015 report, the Group also updated their statistics for 2011-2014 using a similar protocol to ensure that year-to-year comparisons would be feasible. Sustained executive sponsorship is critical for large projects which can span multiple years.

2016 146

Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Written by Cleland Project Management Literature Award winner Rich Maltzman and his colleague Loredana Abramo, Bridging the Project Management Competency Gap is all about establishing a continuous, sustainable environment for learning in your business. The authors quote the PMI pulse of the Profession report (March 2015) that concludes that organisations that are good at knowledge transfer are 32% better at meeting project schedules than those that don’t have effective knowledge transfer.

2017 297

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020

Planio

Published date: 2015. Published date: 2015. Published date: 2015 (2nd edition). Why you should read this: We’ve written before about the importance of building a sustainable business. Published date: 2015 (Revised edition).

2020 123

Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

McMahon, Cross Talk: The Journal of Defense Software Engineering , July/August 2015, pp. Project Risk Management Model Based on PRINCE2 and Scrum Frameworks,” Martin Tomanek, Jan Juricek, The International Journal of Software Engineering & Applications (IJSEA) , January 2015, Volume 6, Number 1, ISSN: 0975-9018. Risk: The Final Agile Frontier,” Troy Magennis, Agile 2015. There was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said.

Agile Unplugged EP04 | Mike Cottmeyer and Matt Van Vleet

Leading Agile

But if you’re not doing it with like executive support and with an integrated strategy from beginning to end, it’s really difficult to sustain momentum. And then it’s like, we’re going to develop the skills within the team so that they can sustain it.

2020 68

The Agile Cannon

Herding Cats

Organizational culture largely determines if teams and individuals embrace and sustain collective responsibility. Greening, “Agile Pattern: Social Cause Mapping,” [link] (2015). . The paper Agile Base Patterns in the Agile Canon , Daniel R Greening, 2016 49th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences is an important contribution to the discussion of agile at scale in organizations beyond 5 developers at the table with their customer.

2016 50

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018. 4, February 24, 2015. Thomas, Director Today , December 2015. 540, 2015. “A 1, January 2015. “A Weber, October 31, 2015, in The Future of Risk and Risk Management , Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, May 2015. 391, 2015. 9, 2015.

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DevOps Deeper Dive: DevOps Accelerates Open Source Innovation Pace

Brad Egeland

Various studies including a 2015 survey by Accenture explicate how customer interaction has increased in the past decade with people finding it easy to socialise through mobile phones. The importance of DevOps for organisations In simple words, DevOps services act as a catalyst for sustaining as well as continually enhancing the IT sector. Digitisation is at its peak, and so is the customer's interaction and socialisation.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018. 4, February 24, 2015. Thomas, Director Today , December 2015. 540, 2015. “A 1, January 2015. “A Weber, October 31, 2015, in The Future of Risk and Risk Management , Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, May 2015. 391, 2015. 9, 2015.

2012 33

Software Terminology:Seeking to Understand

Leading Agile

As Douglas Harper writes in The Impossibility of a Dictionary (2015), “What is an English dictionary today? If anything, it means something quite contrary to what we mean, because sprinting is not indefinitely sustainable. We’d like software development teams to work at a sustainable pace, so they can deliver value consistently without suffering burn-out.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Integrated Program Management Essential Views - College of Performance Management , EVM World 2015. Creating Credible Plans, Integrated Reporting and Control Systems - Part 1 - This is Part 1 of a 2 Part session at the College of Performance for building and executing credible plans, the reporting data and processes to providing actionable information to the decision makers, College of Performance Management, IPM Workshop , 2015. Deltek Insight , 2015.

2003 37

The Difference Between ISO Compliance and Certification

Brad Egeland

This is because there have been three ISO 9001 versions; the first version was ISO 9001:2000, the second version was ISO 9001:2008, and the current version is ISO 9001:2015. This is why companies need to embrace a sustainable approach that allows them to achieve and maintain certification.

3 Unexpected Benefits of Attending Conferences

Project Bliss

Vanessa Darby presented “Put some muscle behind your hustle” – sharing “an in-depth look into the resources needed to sustain the mental and spiritual capacity of elevating oneself to the next level of their entrepreneurial career.” For another post on attending conferences that are not specifically targeted to Project Management, check out Bruce Harpham’s great write up on attending the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon in 2015.

2017 163

4 Ways To Get Ready For Promotion

Project Management Hacks

For example, you can state $10,000 earned in 2015, $40,000 earned in 2016 and so forth. the value of using different strategies in a turnaround vs a sustaining success role). Winning a promotion is a key discipline in career management. Without promotions, career progression tends to fade into simply having a job with each year feeling like the last.

2016 38

How To Work From Home Successfully

Project Management Hacks

Nine percent of workers say they telecommute more than 10 workdays — meaning at least half of all workdays — in a typical month” in 2015. 2-3 people per day) for a few minutes to sustain connection. Image Credit: Work From Home Success (Pixabay.com). Working from home is a hot topic for staff and managers at many companies. Staff are interested in the arrangement to reduce commuting time, travel expenses and address other needs in their lives.

2016 42

On Leaving the Metropolis: An Interview with Christopher Ingraham

Teamweek

In 2015, Ingraham was based in Washington, D.C. I think the trends we’re seeing are real and it’s going to be sustained.

2020 71

5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016

Project Management Hacks

identifying whether a situation is “a start up”, “sustaining success”, “turnaround” or another case). Resource: Explore 15 Best Books of 2015: Productivity, Perspective & More for additional book suggestions to move ahead in your career. Earlier this year, I read an article 5 Career-Boosting New Year’s Resolutions You’ll Actually Want to Keep by Lea McLeod , M.A. It was an inspiring read and I decided to put the ideas into action.

2016 28