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.

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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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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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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.

The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

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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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The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management


TalentSmart, a provider of emotional intelligence tests, training, and consulting, recently tested EQ alongside 33 other important workplace skills, and found it to be the strongest predictor of performance, explaining a full 58 percent of success in all types of jobs.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. - David Allen, Consultant. Strategy is Not the Same as Operational Effectiveness.

Agile Project Management Methodology Explained


This step is typically performed by the project owner and it defines what the project is, how it will support the overall business strategy, who will benefit from the project and how that will happen.

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Project Management: 5 lessons learnt the hard way


The company’s commitment to entrepreneurs is also reflected in their content strategy; Shopify didn’t lose that start up mentality, even when the company grew bigger. This article was written by Patrick Foster: I’m an ecommerce consultant, fascinated with all things digital and business.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources


Shim Marom : Shim is a project management professional consultant specializing in offering free thinking-style tips and advice. Outline and write down the overall strategy. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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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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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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Uncertainty in Project Management

Arras People

The kind of person that organisations want to have around when the status quo needs a kick, or when the F-Zone has ruled the roost for just too long– when new ideas and strategies are needed to push an organisation on. Are they external consultants?

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

Project Bliss

If you’re using consultants for any of your project work, managing contracts and vendor deliverables may be a part of your role. You’ll also need to know when and how to escalate project risks as needed ( 7 Strategies to Follow When Escalating Project Risk ).

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Invested in Sustainability as a PM? You should be!


This is the opening paragraph of the latest MIT/Sloan & Boston Consulting Group report, “ Investing for a Sustainable Future ”. <> Formulate a strategy once tangible sustainability measures are established. <>

Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

Based on case studies from around the world, CITI consultant Fiona Magee illustrates what goes wrong when stakeholders are not engaged successfully, and what lessons we can learn from these examples.

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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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6 Things You Can Do to Keep Challenging Personalities in Check


This isn’t going to happen in a homogeneous team where no one questions the design approach or unique risk mitigation strategies. For instance, let’s say you have a design or engineering consultant attending an upcoming charrette who you know to be a challenging personality.

12 Kanban Board Examples for Beginners

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Business Consultancy. Business consultant Kanban method example. In the example below, you have a business consultancy firm using the typical Kanban workflow to handle their work and clients: Of course, this is the simplest starting workflow available.

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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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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 5 PM Experts Create a Fail-Safe Project Management Plan


Execution Strategy: Explain the ‘how’ of your project. Budget D etails: Include projected overtime hours, training courses, consulting fees, equipment and supplies, software purchases, travel expenses, etc. What’s the project’s funding strategy?

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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6 Top Project Management Books for Engineers and Manufacturers


Management consultants Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson borrow from Goldratt’s storytelling concept to explore the advantages of using Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma together. Strategies for juggling multiple project tasks.

Expert Roundup: The Good And The Bad Of Project Management Software

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Henry Portman , Partner @ HWP Consulting. Praveen Malik , Independent Project Management Consultant @ PM-by-PM. Ramiro Rodrigues , Owner @ RR Project Consulting. PM tools organize your communication strategy through real-time collaboration without delays.

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Might Ditch Corporate Work for Startup Life?


After quitting that tax consulting job I landed in the middle of a small New York City startup called Hive that makes brain-pleasing project management software. Marketing strategies are tried and abandoned after a month.

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Industry 4.0 Series: AI, IoT, and the Future of Manufacturing


This all bodes well for industry competition, as highlighted in a 2015 Boston Consulting Group report. According to a Tata Consultancy Survey , manufacturers deploying IoT solutions in 2014 saw an average 28.5 This story is part of our Industry 4.0

Why Proper Portfolio Management must be used for Success


Portfolio Project Management, or PPM for short, is the technique of analyzing costs, strategies, and risks involved in company affairs. Managing and overseeing projects properly allows business to slowly expand and improve their strategies, as analysis shows what is essential and what you can get rid of. Or, for another example, let’s say your company does IT consulting and they need a cabling job done.

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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Building A Vendor Management Office: Lessons From Insurance And Airports

Project Management Hacks

However, the company has also accumulated vendor relationships that needed to be revised due to a new strategy. Economical has committed to success in the digital world and the vendor management strategy has to support that goal. Image Credit:

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