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

Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

How to select a Risk Response Strategy? Definition of Risk Response Strategies. Here is what you need to know: Risk Response Strategy or Risk Response Plan is not something from an enterprise world. (By Hiring a particular expert, consultants. 5 Risk Response Strategies.

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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.

Customer Satisfaction is a Myth!

The IIL Blog

It read: “A SATISFIED CUSTOMER IS THE BEST BUSINESS STRATEGY OF ALL”. It’s not a worthy strategy for project managers, either. Project Management customer experience project managers strategy Ward

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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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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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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

Mr. Cohn is the founder of Layfayette, Colorado-based agile software company Mountain Goat Software that consults with major enterprise clients including Adobe, LinkedIn, Southwest Airlines, Google, Intuit and Oakley on their agile and Scrum practices.

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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.

Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

Roadmap – “ Yes, but ” is consultant speak for “I’m answering your question, but let me tell you the question you should have asked – and the answer to that question as well.”

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Playing Whack-A-Mole With Risk

Tyner Blain

When it comes to developing a product strategy – or even making decisions about how best to create a product, one of these assumptions is likely to be what causes us to fail. Essentially, product strategy and product ideation.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

Let’s review the impact of high performing teams, highlight their principles, behaviors and competencies and share strategies from influential voices in our community on how to thrive in lean times. We have many influential authors, speakers and consultants in our agile community.

2019 346

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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How to Budget with a Variable Income When You’re Self Employed

Here are some of the best strategies for properly budgeting if you are self employed and have a variable income. Consulting with an accountant is best for this decision, but sometimes having a paycheck at a set amount every month is the easiest way you can budget your personal expenses.

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12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software


Together, these elements help businesses execute project strategies for improved employee utilization and greater profitability. Here’s how some industry leading consulting firms are using to project management software to increase client satisfaction and optimize operations.

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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2018 Budget Adds New IR35 Twist

Arras People

They have also vowed to continue to fight this proposal or at least keep up the pressure through the various consultation phases which will be required before the changes are implemented. Off-Payroll working in the Private Sector’ consultation.

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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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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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5 key tools to manage your business and projects more effectively


Recently we caught up with one of our customers, a leading economic research and strategy consultancy to discuss what tools within KeyedIn Projects enabled them to maximise efficiency and target performance improvements. In the past the consultancy found that it was over reliant on financial records to measure the success of its projects. To solve these problems the consultancy decided to implement our supremely flexible and multi-functional system in 2013.

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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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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.

Using Digital Transformation to Be More Efficient

Yet, according to a study from the MIT Center for Digital Business and Capgemini Consulting, only one-third of companies across the globe have an effective digital transformation program in place. Should I Consult a Digital Transformation Agency?

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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.

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From Technical To Exceptional Review [Training Course]

Girl's Guide to PM

He has filled many roles including technical pre-sales, system administration, IT Operations management, as well as consulting and training. of the Communications Strategy Management document. The move from technical expert to leader is a big jump for many people.

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Understanding the Steps to Developing Your Project Management Career

Arras People

At Project Challenge in October 2018 Novare Consulting co-founders and directors Sian Ferguson and Chris Ferguson provided us with a guide to: The qualifications on offer and what you should consider when choosing them.

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A Quick Guide to User Story Mapping

Patton is a consultant who helps companies work in a way that’s focused on building great products, not just improving production speeds. Related: 12 Effective Communication Strategies at Work. The idea of user story mapping can be traced back to Jeff Patton.

2019 317

The Lost Art of Having Conversations

Arras People

As accomplished, or at least experienced, consultants we immediately suggested a workshop. CITI are the UK consulting firm where leading organisations look for support in managing successful change through projects and programmes.

2018 287

Stakeholder vs. Shareholder: How They’re Different & Why It Matters

Consultant for the project. Related: Stakeholder Management Strategies & Tools. The words stakeholder and shareholder are often used loosely in business. The two words are commonly thought of as synonyms and are used interchangeably, but there are some key differences between them.

2019 382

What Is Stakeholder Theory?

Stakeholder Management Strategy. Consult early and often. A stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in a project, business or organization. In project management terms, a stakeholder is an individual or group that will be impacted by the outcome of the project.

2019 394

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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The Best Self-Help Books to Make 2019 Your Best Year Yet

Jay Baer is president of Convince & Convert, an online consumer service and digital marketing consultancy and media company. Russell Clayton is a college professor, author and speaker, and in this book he outlines seven strategies that can help you achieve that elusive work-life balance.

2019 346

Live from Product404, in Atlanta: Agile RoadMapping

Leading Agile

Erik leads product strategy at Gather, and is at the forefront of bridging technology and hospitality to help venues and guests gather and connect. Scott Sehlhorst: SVP, Executive Consultant at LeadingAgile.

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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.

2018 331

How To Make 2019 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.

2019 299

Realising Potential With ActiveCollab


Realising Potential [[link] is making an impact by helping clients execute strategy, deliver successful projects, design and improve business capability, deliver value, and optimize performance.

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Creative Ways to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged and Motivated


At Onyx , a small business communications consultancy based mainly in the South East of England, but with new team members recently joining from the United States and Germany, the key to achieving this lies in careful recruiting. “We

2019 128

6 Ways To Get Taken Seriously at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Don’t let your social networks define you at work,” says James Lee, President of the Lee Strategy Group. My 100+ page ebook will help with the strategies you need to start owning your place at the table.

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