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What is Strategy?

Herding Cats

Strategy is a much overused, misused, and abused word. It's tossed around by those who are unfamiliar with Strategy Making roles in businesses. . Strategy is creating fit among a company's activities. The success of a strategy depends on doing many things well - not just a few. If there is no fit among the activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. The Framework for IT Strategy . Strategy

This Set of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies will Power You up

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The standard ‘four-box’ approach to deriving stakeholder engagement strategies can easily leave newer project managers believing there are just four basic strategies they can use. In fact, there are many stakeholder engagement strategies you can choose from.

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How to Manage Stakeholder Engagement: 15 Practical Strategies

PM Basics

In the majority of cases, you will notice an unusual buzz around “following the processes and policies” stuff. So, unless you are entirely sure, continue to explore the factors influencing the stakeholder. Likewise, you may want to reduce the involvement and influence of a stakeholder.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence.

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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. Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence.

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)


The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Successful change management starts with a sound strategy. Build a change management team or coalition to lead the change management process.

How is Design Thinking Used to Get Project Results?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Design thinking is a non-linear process, which allows businesses and their project teams to embrace design concepts, in order to solve complex, ill-defined problems. Adaptive Strategy Execution Programme Project Management Project Management Skills Strategy Execution

Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Smart project managers understand that it is their work on the day-to-day tasks that lead to change itself (the projects that affect organisational design, culture and processes) and will know whether the existing culture supports the change they are asking people to embrace.

Benefits Realization Management for Projects


In this article, I hope to provide you with a deeper understanding of these concepts. However, in this article, our focus will be on projects. Strategic alignment: How well the project benefits aligns with the organizational strategy. Articles Benefits Realization Management

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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Split It Out (Part 2)


In Part 1 of my article “Split It Out,” we looked at ways to separate projects task into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable. There may be other closing processes like tying up loose ends, capturing lessons learned for future projects, and thanking the team for a job well done.

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The 7 Questions Every PMP Exam Student Asks Their Coach


In this article we share the top 7 questions that every student asks us in our role as their PMP® exam coach. This will help you plan your time and develop test-taking strategies. This will influence the length of your study schedule. Articles

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


Yet, while many companies design great transformation strategies, how good is their delivery? ” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Is it the innovation strategy group? Articles

What Is Stakeholder Theory?

They are often active, and they can have a positive or negative influence depending on their actions. Stakeholders can influence everything and everyone in a project or organization, including senior management, project leaders, team members, customers, users and many others.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


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.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

One such is Six Sigma, which is used to improve the quality of an output in a process. It’s a way to continuously achieve stability and predictable results from a process. Project Management Processes & Phases. Project Management Guide: Tips, Strategies, Best Practices.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. Think about it—in the project charter process, project sponsors and managers have the opportunity to engage key stakeholders for the express purpose of defining the vision of a project.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


The company’s out of Redmond, they’re part of Microsoft now, and mentioned that the developers and technologists, how they influence every function in sales marketing and HR and Microsoft’s going to be infused with that for more agility going forward. Articles

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Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Develop strategies. In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them.

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The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m happy to be bringing you this article from Atif Shahab today, sponsored by TaskQue. The hard elements cover three factors, Strategy, Structure and Systems. Everything from formal processes, strategies, reporting, organisational charts and IT systems falls under this category.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

There is now another PMO certification option available alongside P3O from AXELOS and the PPSO ones from BCS, both of which feature in the last article. Think about it, an improvement is needed in, for example, in the risk management process or governance arrangements in large scale projects.

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*. Strategy. And, of course, your relationship with your client is key to starting the process of defining your project’s goals.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

Given its vast influence, it’s important to have a basic understanding of PMI and its history. Afterwards, articles of incorporation where filed in Pennsylvania, and signed by the five founders of PMI. They have many articles, papers and webinars on the subject.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. You’ll find how-to articles and actionable tips on these methodologies. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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Stakeholder Management: PMP Study Guide for PMBOK 6th Ed.


Project Stakeholder Management identifies people or organizations that may impact or be impacted by your project, and develops strategies to manage their expectations. The following article is a summary of Stakeholder Management for PMBOK 6 th Edition. Power/influence grid.

How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Executives will use data and analytics for business strategy and growth, creating new additional roles for professionals. Companies of all sizes have been using data analytics to seek out opportunities, reduce costs, create efficiencies, make better and faster decisions, and ultimately increase customer satisfaction; this also translates at the project, program and portfolio levels since these greatly enable company-wide strategy.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources


Project, Program, and Portfolio Management – This resource provides access to peer-reviewed articles, which specifically cover the different aspects of project portfolio management. You are sure to find access to great, easy to digest articles on project management topics.

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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. Some of my readers may hope to influence the risk culture of their whole organization. Risk culture is a shared set of processes, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values about how to deal with risk.

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Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!


Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. By automating project management processes, project managers and resources are better able to focus on the work at hand, and spend more time on tasks than on administrative or manual work. From a recent article at Gartner , “Too many organizations leave strategy realization to chance.

Join Us at the PM Times Online Conference!


Studies show investment in project management and formal PM training lead to higher success rates and better delivery on organizational strategy. By automating project management processes, project managers and resources are better able to focus on the work at hand, and spend more time on tasks than on administrative or manual work. From a recent article at Gartner , “Too many organizations leave strategy realization to chance.

Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way


If checking tasks is a complex and time-consuming process, implement a tiered structure where multiple rounds of edits and approvals take the pressure off gateway staff. Digital businesses hire people who are influencers in their own right. Digital project management is complex.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


He says, “The difference today is that machines are going after people with college degrees, political influence and Twitter accounts. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. Artificial Intelligence can help streamline many of the HR processes.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sarah Coleman

Girl's Guide to PM

Now in its third edition, it’s a practical book covering engagement, communication, vision and strategy. This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. This year sees me interviewing 10 amazing women in project management to celebrate blogging for 10 years.

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What Are They Saying About You?

Project Management Essentials

As a manager, I observed how formal performance management processes, and more importantly, informal conversations affected employees and their career trajectory. In this article, I present some considerations to manage this aspect of our career progression.

19 Genius Ways to Become More Creative Today


In this guide, we’re going to dispel those myths, run you through the exact process that helps promote creative thought, and then cover 21 specific strategies to help you and your team be more creative, innovative, and imaginative on a daily basis. Putting the creative process to work.

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Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019


Thankfully, many bloggers are helping project managers to stay updated with the latest tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and much more through their blogs. In this article, you will learn about 10 most popular project management blogs that every project manager must read in 2019.

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Five Marketing Trends Not to Ignore in 2018


To help you keep track of what the future holds for marketing and what new technologies are an absolute must to get on board with, we’ve put together this article on the most important marketing trends for 2018 and beyond. The pace of change in marketing trends can be head-spinning.

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3 Ways to Build a Project Management Hub


It’s time to think of ourselves as project managers and adopt project management tools and processes to succeed. The company has been rewarded for its strategy. Consolidate Content Marketing Processes. This article was originally published on MarTechAdvisor on August 21, 2019.

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15 Great Ways Project Management Can Help Your Growing Business


In this article we look at 15 great ways in which Project Management Software can help your growing business. Improve the Project Estimation Process Many factors influence the final outcome of a project, with upfront planning and estimation two of the most crucial determinants to long term project success. By capturing your time and expenses your business is able to improve cash flow and revenue recognition by fully automating your project time billing process.

7 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

Moira Alexander

Deliverables may be different for each project depending on industry, nature of the project, project size, company strategy and a host of other variables. Talk with key subject matter experts about not only what the assumptions were predicated upon, but how the assumptions were determined during their thought process. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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