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!

True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!

MPUG

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.

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The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

Project-Management.pm

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 ].

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

Online PM Courses

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.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

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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. Documenting IT Project Governance Framework.

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.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

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.

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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.

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.

How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

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.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

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.

2018 197

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

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.

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

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success. Related articles.

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How has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

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. And less on following rigid processes.

2020 255

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

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. .

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.

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Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

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.

2016 41

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

Project Management Hacks

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. government to launching his own venture, GovLoop.

2016 57

Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

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.

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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.

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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?

2016 193

Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

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. In All Cases, Look to Your Governance Structure.

2018 216

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

Online PM Courses

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. Other Articles You May Like. Processes.

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

2018 332

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. Well, read the article to find out more!

2016 43

What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Mike Clayton.

2018 277

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

MPUG

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. This article will provide a brief overview of some of the widgets currently available.

2020 72

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. The DPIA looks at: The scope, context and purpose of the processing required.

2018 257

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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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

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.

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Starting a PMO

MPUG

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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Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection

MPUG

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. Articles Oversee project manager System Selection

2020 76

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. Related articles.

2017 90

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. They were awarded a major project from the government. It was the first time they were working with the government. Articles

How to Talk About Estimates

Herding Cats

There you'll also find materials on risk management, capabilities-based planning, and other agile processes as they are applied to Software Intensive System of System for mission critical programs where we work. Related articles. What is an estimate?

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

MPUG

There’s lots of articles on this in the MPUG site and for that matter offsite, I’ve written some. Robin Nicholas has a really fine article on leveling if you care to look at it. It isn’t heaven and earth, and your reputation will be better off in the process.

2020 52

PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

There was an initial resistance in implementing new processes, but my client was very supportive. I have written this article to share the best steps for implementing and managing project schedules in a PMO. Step II – Create Processes and Guidelines.

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Project Management, Jungle-Style

MPUG

Please describe the process in your own words…. Well, we had to move one entire lodge from the interior of the jungle, to the exterior (as mandated by the government). Articles project management project manager

2020 76

Why We Don't Need to Question Everything

Herding Cats

This begs the question - is there any governance process in place ? If there is a Governance process in place, then that means there are decision rights in place as well. Questioning those governance processes and questioning the principles, processes, and procedure that implement the governance processes usually starts with the owners of the governance process. Related articles. What is Governance?

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