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 ].

True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!

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No longer can the standard annual budgeting process and PPM tools meet the needs of organizations that have serious revenue constraints, resourcing impacts on their major projects, fast adoption of “work management” tools, and the focus on “products” and “teams” which Agile techniques promote. The governance processes which most IT organizations have developed and followed have to adopt to these conditions. How is the PPM system and processes based on that system affected?

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The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

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What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. Governance and Decisions. To be more precise, project management governance.

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 ].

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

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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

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

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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.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

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The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

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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 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

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We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes. Summary: The article covers seven high-level project management steps to help project managers achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, to increase their project success rates and career prospects.

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Webinar Recap – Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process

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Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Lynette Reed’s session, Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process. So whenever you’re starting that interview process, you really don’t think a lot about it. Articles

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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

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Countless business articles have provided you viable information regarding project portfolio management , accompanied by its objective, the roles of the portfolio manager, and the benefits of the project portfolio management as a whole. And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #1 – Commitment from the Executives. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #5 – Balance is Key.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. Books Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links

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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. But if you're on a team that gets its funding outside the team, then there is likely a governance process in place for how to spend that money. Related articles.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

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DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study.

Project Failure – Why it Happens

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These have been among our most popular and heavily-read articles, so I hope you’ll enjoy them. We have written a lot of articles (and we’ll continue to do so) on how to make your projects succeed. These articles include: How to get Better Project Management Results. So in this bumper article, I want to focus on what goes wrong. Because there is a lot to say about each, I have had to split this article into two. Articles you might like.

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Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

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Related articles. Capabilities Governance IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements SchedulingTo increase the probability of project success, many things have to happen at the same time. Here's are Five principles and practices that can increase that probability of success. Principles and Practices of Performance-Based Project Management® from Glen Alleman. Managing in Presence of Uncertainty.

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Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

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This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. Making technical and management decisions in the presence of these uncertainties to Deliver the needed Value at the needed Time for the needed Cost , requires a Closed Loop Control process. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success. Related articles.

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Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

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Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government. Related articles. When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . This is larger than all the IT systems found everywhere else in the world, plus all their custom built IT stuff. This is not the embedded systems. These are business systems.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

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5: Review the governance structure. Is there a governance structure ? Action if there is no formal governance: My first point of call would be your project sponsor. For other areas of governance such as reporting and approval levels, talk to your PMO and get these in place. You can focus your energy on getting a decent plan, or setting up the governance structure, or dealing with the budget – whatever you think is the most important part to get right, right now.

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How has project management changed?

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At least, the 1950’s were when project management emerged as a discipline to help manufacturing, construction and government initiatives deliver more reliably and with greater repeatability. Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes. And less on following rigid processes. This is a massive move towards project leadership instead of simply implementing processes.

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So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Donnie MacNicol posted a link to a great article that goes some way into explaining why leadership development is not working. The article ‘The “Dirty Fish Tank” training model and the modern method for developing leaders’ is by Craig Ross, Angie Paccione and Victoria Roberts. The article says that you have a fish tank that is yellow and cloudy so, you take out the fish and clean them.

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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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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

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In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior. Moving from a project-based to a product-based funding model is a challenging people, process & technology change, but will be a powerful accelerator for your agile transformation.

2018 154

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process. We have so much material about what processes to use, and yet it is estimated that 70% – and possibly as much as 81% – of project success depends on the human side of projects. How To Guides This article contains affiliate links

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Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.

Ron Rosenhead

Cut now to an article I started to read from the Harvard Business Review article by Isabelle Royer; Why Bad Projects Are So Hard to Kill. 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.

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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? For this article, I’m going to assume that is not true and simply note that, sometimes, it is. You may like our article: Project Politics: How to Win The Game of Projects. Or maybe you’ll need to make the choices yourself, and take the governance risk on your own shoulders. In All Cases, Look to Your Governance Structure.

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The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

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. All of these articles attracted over 2,000 readers this calendar year. It’s great to see that many articles in the archives continue to attract attention including a few from 2014. I was inspired to write the article as I reflected on a terrible corporate meeting I had one Friday afternoon that just kept going and going!

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How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

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A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. And the process for creating a robust risk management culture within your project can apply equally if you get a chance to influence your wider organization. Risk culture is a shared set of processes, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values about how to deal with risk. To make this work, you need a solid set of risk awareness and management processes. Other Articles You May Like.

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10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. In this article I’ll look at 10 questions managers should ask themselves before starting a new project. You should know that I’m not a lawyer and this article does not in any way constitute legal advice or business advice. I am happy to recommend Suzanne Dibble’s GDPR Documentation Pack which I use in my own business (more on this at the bottom of the article).

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

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They communicate the project plan and focus on processes, systems and procedures like an effective monitor and control cycle. Your function is therefore to focus on the leadership aspects – perhaps on stakeholder management and governance. Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links Mike Clayton. What makes a brilliant project leader? I spoke to Dr. Mike Clayton, author of Brilliant Project Leader, , and the brains behind OnlinePMCourses.com.

2018 239

The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

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In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

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. 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. Executives are starting to realize that process is only one small component of success and that executing to a strategy takes more.

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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? We’ve recently been involved in a review and update to the Project status reporting and governance structure for a major organisation with circa 150 Projects live projects at any one time.

2017 192

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Here are my collected works, presentations, briefings, journal papers, articles, white papers, and essays, used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've developed and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems domain. Managment Processes. Project Governance. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Basis of Estimate Process. Governance.

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Cloudy Conditions: Clarifying MS Project’s Plans and Pricing Structures

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In this article, I hope to clear up some of this confusion and make some predictions. I view Power BI as the next generation of Excel because it has faster processing power and can handle larger amounts of data.

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Picking a Project Management Methodology

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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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Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project

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Project Widgets has created powerful, easy to use “widgets” that extend the capabilities of Microsoft Project and make the overall project and portfolio management process more intuitive and streamlined. Most importantly, these solutions have been designed to build integrity and governance into your project plans, thereby providing a solid foundation for significant decision-making that these uncertain times demand. The above article is a sponsored contribution.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

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So this is the examination process for your ACP exam. This is the overall process you have for the ACP exam. Learning is always a continuous process. Now, this unscored questions, the process of PMI that’s evaluating. Then you have process improvement.

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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. If not, do you have any processes in place that could become part of a new project management methodology for your organization to use? Articles PMO

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