The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

What is a project management consultant? “ 65% of project management consultants do in fact carry out two things – they advise and they do, i.e., they also deliver the project or ‘solution’ too. Digital Operations, Strategy. Project Management consultant

This Set of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies will Power You up

Online PM Courses

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. Consult.

How to Manage Stakeholder Engagement: 15 Practical Strategies

PM Basics

Here are a few things that will help you make correct decisions: 15 Strategies to Control Stakeholder Engagement. What if I send the information directly to the customer without consulting with John? Peter is a valuable project stakeholder. We need him more than he needs us.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

As a consultant, I am comfortable there will never be an organization at scale which can avoid coordination and planning. It may be that your strategy is one which is beyond the skills of your teams, in which case you need to choose a different problem to solve.

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Customer Churn and SaaS

Tyner Blain

Nichole Elizabeth DeMere’ , a SaaS Consultant and Customer Success Evangelist tweeted yesterday about two major mistakes she frequently sees SaaS companies making. Product Management Product Strategy churn product strategy grid saas strategy

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Using the cascade model to avoid the execution trap


Leaders of any business know: without superb execution, your strategy is worthless. The problem is strategy and execution aren’t separate features of a project; execution is a key component of strategy. Without execution, your strategy isn’t grounded in reality, and, unsurprisingly, that means it’s likely to fail. Unfortunately for middle management, when strategies fail blame tends to point in their direction.

Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager


Many of them strive to define their vision, mission, competitive strategy, principles and values, etc., After many years as a project manager I was pleased to come across a project management methodology called “Delivering the 8” developed by a local consulting company called FGT. Finishing on time and on budget but with features that are no longer necessary to the accomplishment of the company strategy is not considered successful, either.

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Do You Have a PM or Business Idea or Article You Want Noticed?

Brad Egeland

Do you have something to say in a PM related or business strategy article but don't know how or where? The right template, sugggestion, best practice or how to article can get you noticed too by hiring organizations, recruiters or companiesnin need of an expert consultant.

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More on technical debt

Musings on Project Management

Here's two postings worth the read on things you can do to deal with technical debt: Phillipe Krutchen Concrete things you can do about your technical debt Scott Adler 11 Strategies for Dealing With Technical Debt Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! I'm not shy about recommending the other guy's stuff.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. The implementation strategy requires having a plan with the final objectives defined.

Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align the portfolio with strategy and to select suitable metrics to track progress. Project Portfolio Management and Business Strategy. There is a circular link between strategy and project portfolios.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align the portfolio with strategy and to select suitable metrics to track progress. Project Portfolio Management and Business Strategy. There is a circular link between strategy and project portfolios.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You’d have a more strategic role to ensure that the program aligns with the business strategy of the organization. You’d have more interaction with executives to discuss overall direction to understand the corporate strategy. Consulting.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


Get buy-in by consulting early and often. They direct the company’s strategy and also have a large interest in its outcome. Consultants and subcontractors: Teams and individuals outside the organization who are working on the project. Stakeholder Buy-In and Strategy.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. Soma Bhattacharya is the blogger behind Stepping into PM , and an Agile consultant. Brett Harned is a digital project management consultant and project manager, author and conference convenor.

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Plotting a Course for Work and Resource Management Success

Arras People

In our new whitepaper, Charting Your Journey to Success in Today’s Technology Revolution , best-selling author, speaker, and consultant, Jerry Manas, takes a deep dive into new ways of managing and executing work to meet the expectations of today’s workforce.

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The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

You need to inform, consult, cajole, persuade and so much more. Because good governance takes responsibility – on behalf of the organization – for strategy, oversight and decision-making.

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Who Approves Your Project Change Requests?

Project Risk Coach

If your organization has a Project Management Office (PMO), consult this group for standards and change control processes. The sponsor has the perspective of how the project aligns and supports the organization’s mission, goals, and strategy.

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How to Scale Your Business

If you’ve done the due diligence after asking yourself the above questions, and you’re ready to scale the business, Jennifer suggests following these six steps: Evaluate and Plan: You need a strategy, so evaluate the situation fully and plan thoroughly. Get a strategy.

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Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. You can see more information here: and get your tickets here.

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Ten Ways to Win Team Commitment on Your Project

Online PM Courses

This is a good strategy for a starting-out project manager. You are unlikely to have the capacity to focus on 10 team commitment strategies at once. This is the right strategy for an experienced project leader. Strategy 1: Meaning and Purpose.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy. Here are some tips on proposing new metrics: Look for reporting gaps and problems including: An internal report that’s rarely consulted by project managers or a legacy of a departed executive that needs revision or replacement.

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12 Project Managers To Follow on Pinterest

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy Sarah. Strategy Sarah pins about project management , career planning, productivity and taking action. AK Wagner Consulting. There are a lot of people sharing project management articles, images and advice on Pinterest. Yes, really.

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How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

About Simon: Simon Harris, CGEIT, PMP ® , PRINCE2-Agile, IPMA-D, has over 25 years of consulting and contracting experience across a variety of industries. This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Help!

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How Planview Can Enable Your PMO at Hyper-Speed [On-Demand Webinar]


People work differently, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a clear sense of your operations and strategies. Planview is here to help your organization understand its core strategies, then bring them to life.

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Top 7 Project Management Myths Debunked

Stepping Into Project Management

This is a Guest Post by Fred Wilson, who is an Agile & Software Consultant at Ntask. However, despite the evolution of project management strategies and frameworks, projects often get overshadowed by practices and methodologies that may not contribute as efficiently as assumed.

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How will you deliver projects with a skills shortage?

Ron Rosenhead

This has had an impact on project delivery with projects being late or over budget to pay for external consultants to fill the skills gaps – when they can find them. Analyse what skills you have and what is needed to deliver your overall strategy.

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The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)


Morris, PMP, is a certified Scrum Agile Master, Human Behavior Consultant, best-selling author, mentor, and evangelist for project management. Since this strategy has been employed, revenue has grown over 40% and project success criteria has grown at an astronomical rate.

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How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely)

Girl's Guide to PM

And, as Dr John Medina told me in an interview about his latest Brain Rules book, trying new things is one of the best strategies to keep your brain sharp over the years. This article, How to Be Assertive At Work (Nicely) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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Agile 2018 Conference – Unraveling Team Dependencies

Leading Answers

This workshop introduces strategies for structuring teams to reduce hand-offs and dependencies that create blocked work and delays. Share implementation patterns and strategies to maximize team throughput. It combines anecdotes and experiences from 20+ years of agile consulting along with some insights from Troy Magennis on dependency delays, and Dominica DeGrandis, author of Making Work Visible.

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Know the value of your change

The Lazy Project Manager

It should be the representation in projects (and programs) of the competitive strategy that will allow business executives to convert their intentions into reality.

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Does Size Matter?

Arras People

Small consultancies are as much about the individual as the brand where larger agencies have a significantly more turnover of staff. So whatever you require, consider the facts and adopt a strategy that fits your environment.

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A View from the Top

The Lazy Project Manager

The vision was to hand-pick and work with the very best consultants, trainers and coaches worldwide so that Tailwind could make a difference to their clients, to sit down with them, understand their pain points, what makes them tick, and what is driving their need for support.

2017 222

The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

Project managers and project consultants – the supply side – are seconded into one or more local structures and report on performance, report on process improvements and provide ways of disseminating lessons learned.

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

In addition this is what the authors, and others, do for a living so professional consultancy is another way to improve your chances of success with that PMO project. Strategy execution and business transformation. Lesson Six: Connect to Strategy.

Managing Failure in Project Management

Arras People

According to Kai Krämer, Consultant at Genius Project, ”it’s important to set the objectives of a project from the start” The success of a project can also be defined by looking at the results in comparison to the expectations.

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How to Turn Stakeholder Conflict on Its Head

Project Risk Coach

consensus, consultative, command), and determine ahead of time who will make the final decision – the project manager, the team, or the sponsor.

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Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

Misalignment with Organization’s Goals, Objectives, Strategy. One symptom of this that is easy to spot, is an over-reliance on senior level consultants or contractors. This Set of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies will Power You up. No one wants their project to fail.

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Girl's Guide to PM

Diab is the CEO of Leadership Formation, a consulting firm that focuses on helping organisations with strategy, alignment, execution and people. This article contains affiliate links. Having looked at Philip’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

PM Training And Consulting Companies. Some project management professionals or consultants have their own individual blogs where they share their thoughts on PM best practices and news. Roman Pichler: Strategy and Product Ownership. PM Training And Consulting Companies.

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