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10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution

Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution? Fortunately, there are strategies ( and tools! ) Let’s review strategies and tools you can use, and learn how they can help you close that gap to promote successful project execution.

What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market?


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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

The event’s title of “ How to ‘Brexit-Proof’ your Project Strategy before December 14th 2018 ” provided a clear picture of the key strategies you should employ in order to best prepare for Brexit. The speaker line-up included Rohit Talwar who was a keynote Futurologist speaker at the Association of Project Management Conference 2018 as well as Stuart Easton, CEO of Transparent Choice.

Product Portfolio Management: What It Is and Why It Matters for Business Leaders

Epicflow Blog

Product portfolio management can make this happen. The Essence of Product Portfolio Management and Its Main Functions. Its main focus is customers’ satisfaction and market changes, by tracking which it is possible to create the products with the biggest value, and therefore, earn more.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Governance (#Governance). Strategy (#Strategy). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM).

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Design Thinking for Project Managers

Tony Adams

Using design thinking to change up your project planning. Along the way, designers have taken great steps forward to change the design of objects that have allowed our society to leap forward. As project managers, we should ask ourselves a critical question.

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Gate Reviews: What Project Managers Need To Know

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project governance is an important part of project management processes – even if it’s not the most exciting part of getting work done. As a project manager, part of your role is shepherding the work through the project lifecycle. Risk management. Expectation management.

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How To Implement Lean Portfolio Management?


Lean Portfolio Management (LPM) involves connecting strategy to execution by using lean principles. Budgets are allocated to execute an enterprise’s strategy by portfolio management teams. What Are The Key Components Of Lean Portfolio Management?

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What is a Program Manager?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. Each of these are projects with a project manager , but together they deliver a transformative change for the business. What is Program Management? Read next: Project Management versus Program Management.

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Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation. Although the benefits of an effective Cost Management system are well known too often most companies rely on a hotchpotch of legacy systems with manual re-entry of data in different systems with excel being relied upon to cut-and-paste integrated reports together. Contract Budget Baseline (CBB) breakdown.

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.". To address this widespread and costly problem, on December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed bill S.1550 -- the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA) into law.

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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. Here are some tips for selling Agile project management methodology to stakeholders: 1. Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy. We don’t need to make any changes !,”

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The 12 Principles of Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

PMBOK 7 is the short name given to The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition , which are bundled together. The 12 Principles of Project Management. Read next: Managing in a VUCA world.

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What is a Program Manager?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. Each of these are projects with a project manager, but together they deliver a transformative change for the business. What is Program Management? Read next: Project Management versus Program Management.

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My designation is not Project Manager – AM I eligible for PMP® Certification?


He told me that he handles technical end to end project management. He is not involved in managing and developing resources. Actually his main concern was – Am I eligible for PMP® certification as my designation is not Project Manager? Plan and manage product quality.

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Excel in Project Execution With These 5 Surefire Tips

ProProfs Project Management

Usually, it is considered that low budget is a prime reason why maximum projects fail, but that’s not true every time. According to a report from Gartner , projects funded over 1 million dollars have a 50% higher failure rate than ones budgeted below $350,000. Such as: Time Management.

Program Manager Job Description – Plus! Cut & Paste Example

If you’re looking for a program manager, then that means you’re looking for someone to manage a project portfolio. A program manager is just that, a person who is responsible for managing several projects at once, and they might even have to manage many programs. As you can see, this is a unique job, one that shares many responsibilities with the project manager job description , but also differs in substantial ways. Program Manager.

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What is Program Management & Do You Need It?


If you’ve been managing projects long enough, you’ll know there’s a fair bit of confusion around roles and titles. But few cause as much confusion as the difference between project and program management. Jump to a section: What is Program Management? What is Program Management?

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


In a recent webinar on the Disturbing Reality of Today’s PMOs we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt). Portfolio Governance and Oversight. Portfolio Process Management.

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How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards


This is especially crucial today as organizations are making rapid changes in strategies, priorities, and budgets. With this information, the program or portfolio manager can verify that all work is connected to the strategic plan. Project Portfolio Management

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


In a recent webinar we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt). Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014).

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector


Santander’s vision was to create an ecosystem that enables enterprise agility by connecting business with IT and strategy into delivery – with a single line of sight into key initiatives at every stage of the journey. Joaquim’s response: Work is linked to strategies (initiatives).

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Your Ultimate Guide To Portfolio Management Tools

Large projects call for complex processes and the need for more management procedures. When you tackle larger and more complex projects, the following management procedures need to be up to date and these are aided by tools, methodologies , and strategies. Projects need to be taken care of in order to prevent budget overshooting, resource shortage, and disorganized schedule. In Light of Portfolio Management Tools . Portfolio Management Tools.

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Maximizing PMO Value During Economic Uncertainty

Planview Blog

Maximum PMO value ensures the work delivered aligns with company strategy. Even once-prized departments can be at risk of budget cuts, abandoned projects, and layoffs. And it all starts with changing your mindset. Project Portfolio Management

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Virtual Professional Development Workshop: Moving to Mastery

International Institute for Learning

Two back-to-back presentations are featured in this event are Managing Change as a Project Manager , with Jacqueline Dennis, and Emotional Intelligence in a Digital World , with Roy Brewer. Managing Change as a Project Manager.

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ERP Software Selection Guide

TrustRadius Project Management

The bigger you are the harder you fall–unless you have a powerful management structure for your team of course. If you want to ensure that your team can manage their complex projects and operations, ERP software may be the solution. What is Your Budget? What is Your Budget?

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PMO Success: Changing your employees’ mindset to change the company culture


How w e ll your Proj e ct Manag e m e nt Offic e (PMO) or E nt e rpris e PMO (E PMO ) functions is conting e nt on two things: th e minds e t of e ach of your e mploy e e s and e stablishing a strat e gic top-down proj e ct portfolio cultur e.     Changing mindsets.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Large organizations face challenges to respond to change with speed and relative ease. Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. Agile Coach, Consultant, Change Agent.

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Does Your Project Portfolio Management Pass the Test? 7 Things You Can Improve Today


When I told her that I was a project portfolio manager at my agency, she beamed. “Oh, You should meet our project manager, then. Two, I had run into yet another person who had no idea what a project portfolio manager did. What is Project Portfolio Management? Project portfolio management (PPM) is the process dedicated to keeping them on track and successful. Once I tell people what I do, I’m often asked how it differs from project management.

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Healthcare PMO: BCBS Roundtable Exchanges Thought Provoking Ideas


These include realizing Agile-at-scale, embracing the changing world of work, and creating an innovation culture. Challenges Connecting Strategy and Delivery: “How do we ensure we are investing in the right things?”. How can you be so specific to SAFe and still manage a project?”

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. 2020 Offline Project Management Conferences .

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

As has been already discussed the reality out there in ‘PMO land’ is that there is not a plethora of wise and experienced PMO managers, directors, leaders, heads, etc., And there are communities you can connect to – on LinkedIn, through the project management bodies such as PMI and APM, etc. They must be enthusiastic about leading change and critically must have the strength of belief in their own uniqueness and that of the PMO they lead. Lesson Six: Connect to Strategy.

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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Project management is an essential part of every organization. In the long run, it is the project management techniques adopted by managers that either make or break the organization. . How will you know what is the best way to manage your teams ? We bring to you 100+ project management stats you must know to streamline workflow, manage teams efficiently, and ensure successful project execution. 27% of projects usually run over-budget.

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What Is Involved In Operations Management?


Operations management is defined as the area of management concerned with designing and controlling the production process and redesigning business operations in the production of goods and services. Operations managers have a wide variety of tasks they’re assigned to, and even that can vary depending on the company. However, there are a few things that every operations manager does on a regular basis. Planning and controlling change. Setting budgets and costs.

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Agile Unplugged EP05 | Projects to Products | Mike Cottmeyer & Dennis Stevens

Leading Agile

The two share a candid discussion that connects the dots between the Agile Transformation market and broader organizational change management issues. – Yeah, and so it’s part of our transformation strategy. ‘Cause it may not be aligned with the strategy.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Rebel’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. I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2018 to make 2018 their most successful year ever? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. The extension of self-care is caring for others, also crucial for project management and change management.

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The Project Communication Plan


Management stakeholders aren’t dedicated to the project, but they make key decisions about it. Note: The customer is part of the management stakeholder group, but often wants different information delivered in different ways. Management Stakeholders. Functional Managers.

Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


In your project management career, you’ll have multiple opportunities to perform different project management roles ranging from a project analyst to a program manager. A typical project manager career path takes this progression: Project Coordinator. Project Manager. Senior Project Manager. Program Manager. Portfolio Manager. One job role missing from the PM career path is a stint in the project management office.

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8 Phases of the Tech Project Explained

Brad Egeland

With a planned and productive Kickoff session , the project gets off on the right foot and you, as the project manager, will have done your best to start everyone off with the same expectations. These are the basic phases I’ve generally been using for projects that I manage.

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