The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

It covers the very important topic of project governance. Project Governance is often seen as getting in the Way. Good Governance Adds Value. But good governance is not about meddling. Project governance is an essential discipline. So, if you had to know just three things about project governance, what would they be? Good Governance Sets Direction. This is a governance role. Good Governance Makes Decisions. That is governance.

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Project Governance: Establishing an Effective Steering Committee

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Within the project management community, the concept of governance is seen as a fundamental project control, which is easy to grasp in principle. Getting the governance piece right requires insight and at times a few honest conversations about roles and responsibilities. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon that I see projects with one of the following dysfunctions in the governance area: It’s unclear to the project manager who the sponsor is. Who influences the decision-makers?


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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Project Governance. Open Loop / Closed Loop Project Controls. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. Governance. Program Governance Roadmap. Principles of Program Governance. Influences on IT Strategy: How IT Strategy Impacts the Development of Systems Based on COTS Products.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Governance (#Governance). Six Business System Rule - defines the assessment of the integrated business systems for Federal procurement and their integrity in providing information to the Government contracting office. . Managing Government Grant Projects at Arizona Public Service - APS management process for Department of Energy grant for algae CO2 capture project. Open Loop / Closed Loop Project Controls - project management is a closed loop control system.

2019 37

What Is a Stakeholder? Definitions, Types & Examples

Stakeholders are very important because they can have a positive or negative influence on the project with their decisions. While every project has stakeholders and those stakeholders can be anyone with influence or that can be influenced by the project.

2022 401

Project Boards and Project Steering Groups: An Introduction

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Here’s an introduction to these important groups as part of the governance framework so you can get yours set up and working on your project. A project board provides oversight and governance for the project. What you need is adequate governance for the project.

2022 269

Proceeding without contingency is irresponsible

Kiron Bondale

This is closing the barn door after your prize-winning stallion has raced off into the sunset. Is it sufficient to merely have the risks introduced by this action captured in a risk register, communicated to stakeholders and even signed off by the right governance bodies?

2021 286

New world of work; What will 2022 bring?

Arras People

So, another challenging year draws to a close with a direction of travel which reminds us that COVID19 has not gone away; a stark reminder that as a society, we still have to work out how we are going to live with the challenges which the virus presents, both personally and professionally.

2022 264

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

Herding Cats

Macroeconomics is the study of how people make decisions influenced by tax rates, interest rates, foreign policy, and trade policy. 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. NoEstimates Estimating Fallacy of the Week Governance Performance-Based Project Management® Principles

2018 39

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." . This is a closed loop system optimization process applied to all the projects we work. Developing the estimate without contractor influence. Satisfy the governance and oversight requirements of the firm providing the money.

2019 37

Project Management System: The Basics


The project team structure subsystem governs how project teams are organized into hierarchies. government agencies). The project planning subsystem governs all aspects of project planning across the portfolio. They are integrated and influence each other.

2020 124

Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

In the Project Controls paradigm, Value is a measurable attribute of the project controls process - a Closed Loop Control measure. Measures of Effectiveness - are operational measures of success that are closely related to the achievements of the mission or operational objectives evaluated in the operational environment, under a specific set of conditions. Each of these measures participates in the Closed Loop Control Systems. This is the basis of Closed Loop Control.

2017 34

Economics of Software Development

Herding Cats

Macroeconomics is the study of how people make decisions influenced by tax rates, interest rates foreign policy, and trade policy. Managing in the presence of uncertainty requires a Closed Loop Control process. Without that target and the error bands on the target and the processes used to steer, Close Loop Control will be ineffective - constantly chasing a moving target , with understanding of what could result, versus what should result. .

2017 36

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Modelling is the reason we don’t want our children to hang out with “the wrong sort of influence” and it is the reason we want them to hang out with “the right sort of people”. Engagement is closely related to motivation.

2022 307

5 Considerations for Managing a Project Portfolio

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Of course, the specific composition is strictly idiosyncratic to each organization and strongly influenced by the coordinates of each industry and the skill level of the project managers. The less governable aspect, however, is who judges, and not what is being judged or how to judge it.

2022 275

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


Here are some tips to get the word out that the business influencers are going Agile: Send them links to articles and blog posts that mention your competitors’ move to Agile. For example, the United States federal government adopting Agile has meant a rise in job openings requiring Agile project management expertise. Bring it all together to close the Agile project management deal.

2018 491

Why are people leaving project management?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The buck stops with me but there are very few ways I can influence the direction of travel. Frustrating, disheartened, disillusioned doesn’t come close and honestly if it wasn’t for the pandemic I would have left some time ago.

2021 327

Meeting Management Techniques for Project Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Instead, the ECO talks about communication, knowledge transfer, engaging the team, governance and a whole lot more that you would often use meetings to accomplish. The easiest way to do this is to close any other apps Turn off pop ups.

2021 346

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


Practicing servant leadership, inspire, motivate, and influence stakeholders and team members. Build trust and influence through collaborating, mentoring, and engaging stakeholders to achieve project goals. Even if your designation is not close to the Project Manager, you are eligible.

2021 83

Project Decision-Making: A Process Guide For How To Do It Better

Rebel’s Guide to PM

All of them are part of the project governance framework. Ideally, you’ll have documented the decision-making process in the project management plan because it’s relevant to project governance and quality, so hopefully you can look back at that for some guidance on how to keep things moving.

2021 327

The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

The TL and EL are the ones who typically work closely with executives and delivery leadership to create, execute, and drive the Transformation strategy within the organization. This role is, in effect, a high-influence peer to the executives who act as a trusted advisor.

2021 99

Why Investing in Dojos Won’t Transform Your Organization

Leading Agile

Dojos are successful because they create localized clearings and conditions that limit the broader organization’s influence and focus on maximizing learning. Could it be because those people and companies promoting, running, and delivering the Dojos gain more influence and funding?

Agile 113

Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The Australian government has granted two initiatives close to Brisbane major project status. Over A$10bn has been committed by the Australian government to fund the upgrades. The majority of the work is government based and there is an exciting start up scene,” she adds.

2020 357

Stakeholder Engagement for Your Project Success

Epicflow Blog

Therefore, stakeholders in project management are the people who directly or indirectly influence and are affected by the initiation, execution, and implementation of the project. In such a way, it’ll be easier for you to influence and change their opinions if you need it.

2020 83

Setting your Transformational Frames: The CEO’s Role in Identifying and Implementing Change for a New Future

Leading Agile

Framing is a way to communicate the context they want to shape and influence how the organization perceives reality. A frame is a set of one or more related ideas that influence or structure how one thinks about a topic. The 3 Things at scale are Structure, Governance, and Metrics.

2022 98

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

You’ll w ork closely with the team and those who’ll be doing the work. As the project manager, you may report to stakeholders, governance bodies, and anyone else who needs project information. Work closely with the customer and stakeholders. Understand how market changes could impact or influence the project. Closing the project. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days.

2017 196

How to have bigger impact by deepening your project communication

Susanne Madsen

There are probably a few project situations, where the procedure level is not as prominent as it should be – for instance when we close out the project. Consider for a moment some of the stakeholders, or clients, that you need to influence and win the support of.

2021 96

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 1 Transcription


What could have an impact on how projects are conducted within any organization, as well as those factors that could influence the projects outcome. Like for examples, infrastructure, organizational culture structure, governance, resource availability, marketplace conditions, et cetera.

2022 56

How To Choose The Right SAFe Certification For You


the influence on strategic IT projects.” . IT professionals with two to five certifications have as much professional influence after three years as IT professionals with no certifications after six years.”. But, when they come together and work as a close-knit unit, they fail.

2022 74

Using Digital Transformation to Be More Efficient

Digital transformation can be something as narrow as deciding to go paperless, or as wide as impacting entire segments of society, such as governance, mass communications, art, medicine and science. The influence of having a digital transformation will define and shape your strategic direction, risk appetite and budget, technology enablement, pace of change and business agility.

2018 228

Hiring a Professional Product Owner

Key Influencers: Fredrik Wendt | , Ralph Jocham | , Andy Hiles | Collaborating closely with the Scrum Teams & Stakeholders on a daily basis. Developing and influencing product governance and controls to enable professional Scrum.

2021 64

Product Owner Interview Guide: The Product Mindset

Consequently, do not privilege internal team members over external ones if not mandated for legal or governance reasons. Engaging with governance people: Understand the constraint they are working under; try walking in their shoes. Keep your friends close, keep your opponents closer.

2022 62

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Modelling is the reason we don’t want our children to hang out with “the wrong sort of influence” and it is the reason we want them to hang out with “the right sort of people”. Engagement is closely related to motivation. Her 25 years’ experience is in a variety of industries including financial services, state government, and non-profits. Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. She’s even written the book on it.

2019 229

Transformation, Business Architecture, and Scaling

Leading Agile

You either change the tool to accommodate the organization or you change the organization and unfortunately, most of the companies that we were dealing with, didn’t have agency or influence to change the organization.

2022 116

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 3 Transcription


Meaning to say creating value, organizational governance and systems, functions associated with projects, the project environment, and product management considerations all provide the context for how project management could be conducted. But do they hold the power and influence?

2022 56

Successful Stakeholder Management Needs Teams

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Think about who will be impacted by the outcome of your project and who can exert influence on it as well. Government agencies. Step 2: Determine a Stakeholder’s Influence. When looking over your list you may notice people with a high influence over the outcome of your project but with very little interest in it. However, it’s important that you still maintain governance over the progress of the project. This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic.

2016 165

Effective Stakeholder Management

Matrix of influence. They usually don’t show a lot of interest in your product itself however they have to power to influence your development efforts. Given this definition they might even be users of your product and heavily influenced by whatever you as a Product Owner decide!

2020 51

Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

Sales: Know how to create solid proposals and close sales. These bridge jobs often lead to bigger and better things, but they also offer more experience and can expand your sphere of influence. Also, the sales, is really closing sales and doing any kinda proposals. And also, understanding compliance or government rules and regulations for your industry or what you do. What does it mean to be a project management consultant?

How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


LeSS also differs in its stance that product owners should have complete content authority and strategic influence, where SAFe encourages a more democratic approach. Teams and products are “loosely coupled, closely aligned” to avoid dependency conflicts. What is SAFe agile.

2021 69

Overview of the PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition – Lesson 2 Transcription


How does governance support a system for value delivery? What are the internal and external factors that influence projects and the delivery of value? What are the pieces on that board that influence the overall outcome?

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