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Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

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What does it mean to be a project management consultant? In Review – So, You Want to Be a Project Management Consultant? What is a consultant? Jennifer addressed this question first, explaining that a consultant is simply someone who is experienced in a field and provides their expert advice in a professional context. She continued to define the two types of consultants. What Knowledge and Skills Do Consultants Need? How to Be a Consultant.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We have a lot… We’ve got several European government agencies. Articles

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. We have a lot… We’ve got several European government agencies. Articles

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

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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.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

Does this sound like your current work project intake process? Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future. Lax communication might work well for smaller teams, but as business scales, you need a project intake request process that helps you manage both your current and incoming work properly. Here are some project intake process best practices.

The Stakeholder Salience Model and How to Use It

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Larger projects are likely to have higher numbers of people with power involved because they tend to attract greater corporate governance and oversight – so the top management likes to know what is going on. How To This article contains affiliate links

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Becoming An Effective Leader In Government & Beyond: An Interview With Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop

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Have you ever considered the public sector and government for your next career move? Governments face interesting problems and that means there are opportunities to deliver new projects. In today’s article, you will learn about Steve Ressler’s career journey which has spanned from various roles in the U.S. government to launching his own venture, GovLoop. My thanks to Winnie Liem and the PMI-SOC Government Community for introducing me to Steve.

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

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I have tackled this in an earlier article. Two other articles you may enjoy are: Do You Know What your Project Sponsor Wants? Consult them frequently. When you do consult them, lead with your recommendation. If it s a control issue… No amount of consultation will convince them that they can leave the project to you. Meet them daily if necessary and prepare an update and a number of topics to consult them on.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

In this article, we will learn about PMOs as organizational structures, about various types of PMOs, and about traditional roles within a PMO. A PMO, like the service providers I mentioned in the example at the beginning of this article, also exists to provide value and insight into project performances. A controlling PMO plays a role in project compliance to standards and/or regulations, and it ensures conformance with various governances and associated frameworks.

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Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection

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The prefect PM for the job is one who will be able to select a system suited to handle the needs of your organization as a whole, and not just one for the people or teams with the most to say during the selection process. That is, consultants.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible.

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Picking a Project Management Methodology

MPUG

The following are examples of factors from the PMBOK Guide that lead to said project’s creation: Business process improvements. Federal and state governments. Contains consistent and repeatable processes. Articles agile Methodology project management

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Starting a PMO

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The PMO seeks to enhance the practices of execution management, organizational governance, and strategic change leadership. This article is meant to give some guidance for starting a PMO and eventually growing into a Strategic PMO (SPMO). Remember, People + Process = Success.

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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

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A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. There was an initial resistance in implementing new processes, but my client was very supportive. Step II – Create Processes and Guidelines.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems

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Jeff is currently the lead course developer for Edward’s Performance Solution and oversees the production and maintenance of courses on project management, systems engineering, software development, business process improvement, and cybersecurity. And then here’s the process.

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Do NOT Resolve Project Risks for Good Career Growth

MPUG

That said, in this article, I am going to preach against proactive risk management. Proactive project risk management is a five steps process. was a medium-sized IT services and consultancy company. They were awarded a major project from the government. It was the first time they were working with the government. A good PM realizes that risk management is not only about resolving risks, but about following the complete risk management process. Articles

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

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Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Here are some tips on proposing new metrics: Look for reporting gaps and problems including: An internal report that’s rarely consulted by project managers or a legacy of a departed executive that needs revision or replacement.

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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Girl's Guide to PM

AI has turned up in the project management trends articles over the past few years and it’s now most definitely here to stay. When you start thinking of it as a quality data challenge, it instantly relates the people and processes, maturity and capability. Lloyd Skinner.

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Webinar Recap: Project Management, Critical Event Management and COVID-19: Reflections

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Kyle: Jigs Gaton is CEO of Phoenix Consulting and Training Worldwide, a company that helps developers design and implement better programs and build capacity with training and other resources. Whether it’s a disruption to a particular process, a safety issue, system failures.

Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 3: Workshop Facilitation and Questions

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Suppliers Inputs Processes Outputs and Customers. Jeff: And like I was explaining last time when I was seeing these process focused and on the job, what do you mean by that category? ” A job aid or process procedure description, step-by-step screenshots and all sorts of stuff.

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Webinar Recap: Introduction to the Power BI Suite

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Kyle: Ben now runs his own consultancy called Applepark, providing project Project Online and Power BI implementation and training services. A lot of my consultancy is on Power BI. I run a lot of training courses as well and do a lot of consultancies.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

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We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Analytical Hierarchical Process .

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There is Little New Under the Sun

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As well we made estimates of what information will be produced after spending the customers (in most cases the government is the customer) money. Estimates are made of the data quality, the aleatory and epistemic uncertainties of the experimental processes and the data they produce. . David Consulting Group (DCG). Process Fusion. Reifer Consultants LLC. 4] Principles of Program Governance. Related articles.

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4 Fallacious Reasons to Estimate and Why Those Are Fallacious

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This can cause a number of problems, including the fact that once developers realize they are being judged by their own estimates, they start to be very careful about the process of creating those same estimates, usually spending a lot of precious time completing an activity which doesn’t accrue additional value to the product that they are building. Similarly, product lifecycle management (PLM) integrates people, data, processes and business systems. Related articles.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Related articles.

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were on of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Conduct in-process reviews of projects.

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Webinar Recap: Transformative Leadership: How to Elevate your Impact with Less Effort and None of the Stress

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As a coach, Ravi has helped countless clients, including management consultants, technology startups, and Fortune 500 company leaders unlocking their higher performance and building careers that they can be proud of. It just means this is how my brain processes meaning. Articles

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations

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If you’re using project is in a portfolio or PMO, any of the enterprise level projects, consult with your administrator before you just start changing anything in project that you may see here today that you desperately want or desperately need.

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Webinar Recap: Leveraging the Latest Office 365 Project Tools & Capabilities

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Tim is an accomplished speaker, consultant, educator and PMO expert, supporting PMI for over 25 years. My goal today is really to help educate you so that you are basically standing on firm ground in a process to go forward as both technologies continue to merge, consolidate, and in some cases they break apart. As we think about kind of moving to that process, how does this hybrid discussion go? We’re going to jump that right into our in-process and the due date.

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IR35: The biggest shakeup in project management careers for a decade

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The government anticipates raising an extra £3.1bn through the additional tax, although there’s no way particularly to measure it, according to Dave. This looks at how work is offered to you and what the process is for accepting it. What does IR35 mean for consultant project managers?

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Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

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Amongst her other consulting commitments, she is one of a handful of Project Academy coaches working with Cranfield University and PA Consulting to support the UK Government’s drive to increase senior project and programme management capability across government. Or that an individual, Gina Miller, would take the UK Government to court over its plans for driving through Brexit legislation?

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365

MPUG

I did work full-time for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario until I retired in 2016, and then started up my own consulting company, basically Office 365 and SharePoint Online. The Microsoft Teams developer platform enables integrations to existing business processes. Human resources, on the other hand, wants to drive alignment on job descriptions, and streamline the interview process. There’s some great articles here. Articles

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Custom Visuals for Power BI

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My duties as a PPM consultant are a very good source of ideas for extending the out-of-the-box functionalities of the PPM platform and its components, as I am always working with customers that have different business requirements. Articles Customization power bi Report visuals

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

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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. Like the Portfolio Manager, the PMO Manager establishes processes and procedures for the PMO. She establishes reporting processes and monitors the health of each of the projects carried out by the PMO. Consulting.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

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Think of this article as a sampler that you might order at a restaurant that you’ve never been to but heard the food was great. Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process. Just as the form of government that shares its name, the democratic management style is one in which everyone is involved in the decision-making. With the team being part of the decision-making process, they inevitably feel more valued, which makes them more productive and motivated.

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Project Initiation Checklist: The Perfect Way To Start Your Projects

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This guide will walk you through the process of creating a project initiation checklist that sets the tone for the success of your project. They may be senior executives in your organization, external customers, employees, and even the government or the general public.

How Women Project Managers Deal with Challenges

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This article will be an introduction to the concert of womenomics. Some of the changes that took place to get this initiative started were subsidizing daycare, government mandated parental leave, and publicly announced targets for the number of women companies had in management roles.

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How to Create a Stellar Independent PM CV That Gets Clients

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article from Sidar OK, an executive coach who supports employees wishing to increase their income by becoming an independent consultant. When I became an independent consultant 12 years ago, freelance missions were abundant. After I came to this realisation and paid long-overdue attention to my resumé, I had the honour of working with multiple Fortune 500 companies and well-paying government institutions. Successful consultants’ LinkedIn profiles.

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Master’s in Project Management vs MBA: 10 Expert Tips to Help You Decide

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, I’ll share 10 expert tips from a range of people about their experiences to help you choose the right higher education goals for you, so you can make the right choice for your career.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?

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This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. The more information is available for processing, the more the AI systems can learn and the more accurate their predictions and decisions will be. It is being applied to help in the improvement of performance of Government agencies, in their service levels and accountability and develop solutions focused on the well-being of Citizens.

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