Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity!

Governance

Herding Cats

Governance is about decision rights. Notions of self-organizing teams, self-direction, self-management need to be established inside a governance framework. When you hear about any process where management is NOT involved, ask first who's money are they spending

Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., Most staff would view governance as a necessary evil. The issue therefore is not with governance itself but rather how it usually gets implemented.

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

Arras People

If your organisation does not have effective product portfolio governance, growth can quickly become overwhelming and lead you into making inaccurate decisions. They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. Growth is a good thing. Right?

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity! Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. I first wrote this article for the Government themed November issue of ProjectManagement.com, available to subscribers Here ].

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well. Having had good successes with small to medium sized agile teams I was keen to unleash the benefits on a bigger scale. I was working. Agile Project Management Books Leadership Retrospectives Teams Warning Signs

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. Will 2017 be the year we get our first Chartered Project Professionals? Be brave, find your people and have a wonderful 2017.

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Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.) What Lessons Learned Processes have you used - or has it mostly been unstructured? In our Precious Blog entry we reflected generally on Project Lessons Learned.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

Project-Management.pm

The process won’t even work unless there is manpower involved, as well as methodologies and standards implemented for projects to be delivered successfully. IT project governance framework has since been the answer to this equation, but people seemed not to fully grasp its function. This article tackles the importance and significance of IT Project Governance Framework and its impact on the projects in the organization. This is one of the purposes of project governance.

How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement. So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider?

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All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity. Agile Process Peeves Project Management agile project management Process compliance stupidity

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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Remember that these project portfolio management process steps don’t fix your woes within a day or week; treat it as the start of your path towards an efficient portfolio. .

So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Give that person executive authority – within the companies governance processes! project management governance project governance project management project management training project sponsor

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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

Accountability on a Agile Software Development in the Presence of Governance

Herding Cats

Self-Organizing is a powerful process. So for projects that spend other people's money in the presence of uncertainty - Governance is a means to establish those shared principles. Governance is about Decision Rights. You don't need governance, a Product Roadmap, and Release Plan.

Project managers, just say no!

Ron Rosenhead

Effective change control – project management processes have clear change control processes. If you don’t have a change control process, develop onbe and have it as an integral part of your processes. But use what is in project management system and your people skills.

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The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

I've since lost my handbook issued at TRW for the Software Development Lifecycle processes used on the programs we worked, but the loop approach of plan, do, study, act was at the basis of that method. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

To put it simply, project controls encompass the people, processes and tools used to plan, manage and mitigate cost and schedule issues and any risk events that may impact a project. companies and government agencies an estimated $145 billion per year!

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? Top 11 project management certifications for 2017 (CIO). Takeaway: Project management skills bring clarity, focus and much-needed structure to the startup process.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

The names and processes are different, however, but very results focused. I currently perform IT Project Management for the US Government in Stuttgart, Germany. Women have come a long way in project management and in the US Government. Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton.

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Who is responsible for what and when in projects?

Ron Rosenhead

It’s a simple process – use what you already have and openly discuss project roles. The group agreed (and other groups since then have also agreed) that this process is often missing.

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Are we all on the same page?

Ron Rosenhead

He has written extensively about them and for those who have not seen his writing he suggests that there are some principles, processes and practices to increase the probability of project management success.

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What’s missing from your projects?

Ron Rosenhead

Related Posts: People deliver projects; not processes Who owns project management in your company? * project management governance courses in project management project management project management training stakeholder management

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How are projects approved in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

Companies need a mechanism for ensuring that all projects go through a formal approval process, a process that will avoid some (and more) of the above issues. So what should this approval process be?

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Project Start-Up: The Plan for a Plan

Project Health Check

Du ring the Project Start-up and planning phase, projects will execute detailed planning processes to produce a Performance Measurement Baseline of Cost/Schedule/Scope and an associated Project Management Plan.

Do you know, really know….?

Ron Rosenhead

Now, I’m not saying you simply ask; build the process into whatever you are doing. Yes, the inevitable marketing – we can develop a simple 360 process…. project management governance performance management project management project management training project sponsor

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

The Portfolio Manager may also establish portfolio governance standards and procedures for approvals, reporting and other needs. You’d establish processes and procedures that your team would follow.

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Managing Your First Strategic Initiative

Arras People

Equally an internal review of current business performance can also be the trigger for strategic initiatives that require process improvement to improve costs. In addition, there are also governance functions—risk management, legal, etc.—that

Taxing Times for Project Management Practitioners in the Public Sector

Arras People

The recent introduction of the updated Off-Payroll Workers (IR35) legislation for the Public sector which became law on the 6 th April 2017 has caused much consternation for many project management practitioners involved in the supply of day rate labour.

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Preventing Kickbacks to Those with the Power to Purchase

Project Risk Coach

He is the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. The surest means of ensuring a clean procurement process is to create written protocols that require transparency.

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. You may find a risk breakdown structure (RBS) in the organizational process assets that provide a longer list of categories and sub-categories.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

On the project management side, you’ll often see many female project managers involved with managing the environmental assessment and regulatory processes and supplementary programs for monitoring performance and oversight.

2017 248

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond.

2017 181

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

To find out more detail about the requirements process, you can read my post on Software Project Requirements 101: What You Need to Know To Get You Started. Your project goals may be to reduce costs, reduce processing times, or increase revenues for a customer.

2017 237

What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

Moira Alexander

PMI's Pulse of the Profession report shows "only 64 percent of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent -- and that government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on project and programs.". How does this bill impact PM practices within the federal government? The PMIAA bill impacts all areas of the government with the exception of the Department of Defense (DOD). How does this impact government agencies?

2017 163

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

This means having a set of Principles, Process, and Practices to test the suggestion against. These Five Immutable principles are time phased into Processes that provide answers to the Five Principles. With some details for each process area.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

The second component is leveraging a rigorous portfolio and project management governance process. The first step provides strategic focus ensuring business alignment across multiple stakeholders and minimizing the business process risk," says Srinivasan.

The Calm Before the Project Management Storm

Arras People

So now we have to see what happens with: Our Government. We, the profession, kid ourselves if we think that the first person the Prime Minister or members of the Government or those Civil Servants in Whitehall think of is us. It sure as hell is not more process.

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