The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

It covers the very important topic of project governance. Project Governance is often seen as getting in the Way. Good Governance Adds Value. But good governance is not about meddling. Project governance is an essential discipline. Good Governance Sets Direction.

The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

The report polled over 2,100 permanent and contract Programme and Project Management professionals during December 2015 and January 2016. It is difficult to say if this is a ‘skills shortage’ as practitioner churn remains low as they still lack confidence in the UK economy moving into 2016.

2016 235

5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider for 2016 and Beyond?

Brad Egeland

IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, alerting, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing.

2016 255

Governance and Estimating

Herding Cats

If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. The governing of IT systems has two distinct components. NoEstimates Governance

Tax Planning for PM Contractors in 2016

Arras People

Getting ahead and planning your tax in 2016 is vital, especially in an environment that is constantly evolving. We’ve taken a look at some of the most important areas of taxation in 2016 and the changes that you need to know about. New dividend taxation rates will come into play at the start of the new financial year, April 6th 2016. The government estimate that this will lead to 95% of people not paying tax on interest gained from these savings.

2016 126

Top 3 Books for 2016

Stepping Into Project Management

It talks about medications, health issues, and extra cost to government dealing with health crisis that can all be reduced just by sleeping.

2016 52

Men, Women & the PMP [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

What are the benefits of project governance (infographic) What are the benefits of project governance? This infographic shares 6 reasons why project governance is a good thing for projects and project managers. Ever wondered if women are being disadvantaged at work? Yep, me too.

2016 385

What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

And this means three things to me: The Governance Hierarchy. Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7 This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*. It was about 17 years ago.

2016 405

The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Tera Simon spoke about this at the Digital Project Management Summit 2016. She explained about how her company had to standardize and bring together 12 disparate government websites. Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming.

2016 415

The business case is implicit in what we do

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance project management project management training project sponsor training sponsor training too many projectsNot my words but the words of a client. She is a senior executive asking for some support.

2016 332

Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.

Ron Rosenhead

Project governance – many projects are risky. Surely the overall governance processes should have kicked in and stopped the project? The project is going well. The prototype has been approved and will be ready in 2 weeks.

2016 256

The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

A news screen at the gym informed me that there are less than 30 hours left to go in 2016! 16 Podcasts To Grow Your Career In 2016. In that spirit, it’s time for me to write my final article of the year. I’m going to revisit the most popular articles of the year.

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James Madison -- Federalist 51 and PMO

Musings on Project Management

18th century political theorist James Madison was one of the authors of the Federalist Papers, a group of essays about republican (small "r") government on a nation-scale, written and intended to sway public opinion toward ratification of the U.S. It's about checks and balances in the main, Governance

2016 163

Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. I will often not specifically ‘engage’ senior steering group members because they have already heard the information from me through our governance processes.

2016 368

Performance management report for project sponsors- must do better

Ron Rosenhead

From British Computer Society Meeting February, 2016 London. This Blog was first published by Arras People in February 2016. project management governance performance management project management project sponsor project sponsor checklist

2016 218

Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. Governments, military and ethic groups are all working to broker peace, but women are missing from the conversation.

2016 309

How well do you organise yourselves

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance company policy courses in project management project management strategic directionOver many years I have asked many many groups of people who attend project management training courses the above question.

2016 233

We the jury, find the Project Sponsor guilty…………….

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance project project management project management training risk assessmentThank you members of the jury for your time and consideration. It only remains for me to pass sentence.

2016 252

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

A positive benefit to this could be employers putting existing professionals through the Higher Project Management Apprenticeship scheme, upskilling them at virtually no cost (or at least, through funds already paid to the government in the form of the levy).

2017 331

Action and effort

Musings on Project Management

communication complexity Governance Quotations"[There is] a critical balance that any organization has to manage -- the balance between freedom of action for the parts and unity of effort for the whole. Too little autonomy for the parts leads to inaction, inflexibility, hesitation, and lost opportunities. Too little unity of effort means that individual [organizational] achievement is not synchronized, exploited, or leveraged" General.

2016 150

What will you be remembered for?

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance benefits management project benefits project management project management legacyI have recently taken up Nordic Walking (many thanks to Saracens Rugby Club Sports Foundation for the taster session) and I am really enjoying it.

2016 234

Do we need a command and control approach to deal with this issue?

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance command and control project management training project monitoring trainingIt had been a good day, a long day but a very successful day.

New ways of working are needed….

Ron Rosenhead

project management governance project management project management learning project management training project reviewI said that this was an interesting topic and suggested they may want to start refining the ways they worked by looking at project management.

2016 226

Who should attend project management training?

Ron Rosenhead

project management training courses in project management project management project management governance project sponsorI must get at least 3 calls per months where the conversation moves from can you run a project management course to the above issue.

2016 245

Transport for London’s Signal Failure – £886m more than planned*

Ron Rosenhead

Public or in house training – the choice is yours Performance management report for project sponsors- must do… project management governance auditing projects project management risk management skills shortageHorrible headlines and a horrible situation.

My first meeting with my project sponsor

Ron Rosenhead

project sponsorship project project management project management governance project risksThis could be an interesting meeting as it is the first time you have met and you want this to go well, setting a good direction for the project.

2016 226

How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

project sponsors courses in project management project management project management governance project management training project risks project sponsor

2016 249

How I Got a Broken Leg, Thought Deep About My Career and Focused More On My Passion

Girl's Guide to PM

It was not even an okada man (often referred to as someone driving a commercial motorcycle in Nigeria), it was a private person (a public servant) who was working in the same Local Government secretariat I was posted to.

2016 260

Avoiding project change analysis denial of service!

Kiron Bondale

While planning the project, establish a simple process for determining if a given change request will require a meaningful amount of effort prior to its review by governance bodies.

2016 232

Constrain first or constrain last when populating a project portfolio?

Kiron Bondale

IT Governance Project Portfolio Management resource availability strategic objectives Valuable projects work intake

2016 156

How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

Girl's Guide to PM

Hydra: A new way of managing resources I met Manfredi Bargioni, Vice President Marketing at Hydra, at the Gartner PPM and IT Governance Summit in London earlier this month. At the moment I am managing multiple projects.

2016 311

Changing the Face of PM Training

Girl's Guide to PM

I love Management of Portfolios (MoP), a book I co-authored which is the UK Government/AXELOS global best practice standard. I took my APMP course recently and there were a bemusing amount of training providers to choose from.

2016 279

6 Ways to Manage Projects Like a Nordic

Girl's Guide to PM

Entrepreneurs and start-ups are able to access government funding and offer a valid alternative to global conglomerations. This is a guest article from Kayleigh Töyrä, coming to us from Bristol but with her roots firmly in Finland.

2016 277

How Project Managers Can Manage Their Own Careers

Arras People

Project Management career options include in-house projects, client facing projects, a whole range of different areas such as consulting, non-profit, and government which all give a different flavour of projects and the types of people required to manage them.

2016 263

Project Management Keywords in CVs

Arras People

Technical experience of building a Digital Portal into a secure, government, landing page is desirable and you will be able to show experience of delivering in both an Agile and PRINCE2 environment.’ We all know how ‘modern’ recruitment works in the UK. Keywords.

2016 255

Successful Stakeholder Management Needs Teams

Girl's Guide to PM

Government agencies. However, it’s important that you still maintain governance over the progress of the project. This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic. Behind good companies lie great stakeholder relations.

2016 269

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

Number 10: Governance. But good project governance is truly the magic bullet to transforming organisations’ project management capabilities. We speak to loads of people every week who are either interested in getting into project management or are fairly new to project management.

2016 256

How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Check #5: Governance. Is there a governance structure? For other areas of governance such as reporting and approval levels, talk to your PMO and get these in place. Consider this. You’ve recently taken over a project that has already started. Your handover hasn’t been that great.

2016 279

The Social Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

The Social Project Manager. Balancing Collaboration with Centralised Control in a Project Driven World. We human beings are social beings. We come into the world as the result of others’ actions. We survive here in dependence on others.

2016 253

Do You Know the Added PMO Value with Integrated Security Management??

Brad Egeland

PMOs can play a key role in financial services organisations when they need to manage governance, risk and compliance through integrated security management.

2016 156