Mon.Apr 22, 2019

How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from Risk management is one of the core knowledge areas for project managers. Harry Hall. You’ve identified and assessed your project risks—both threats and opportunities. Now, you are planning your risk responses with your risk owners.

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Risk Analysis — The Managing Up Secret Weapon

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Dana Brownlee from One of the most common questions I get when speaking to groups is “How do you deliver a difficult message to/push back on senior leaders – particularly the difficult ones?”

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age


Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

How to Find Time to Become a Project Manager (Full System)

PM Basics

Before I became a project manager I was a sailor. During one of the voyages, I had a morning shift on the bridge for four months. In 20 minutes after the shift, there was breakfast. So, these 20 minutes were kind of useless. You can’t do anything with them. Except learning.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap


On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle. Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. They’re closed off from each other.

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Strategic Portfolio Management 101


Back to school for the latest stakeholder-focused techniques. I don’t know about you, but at this time of the year I become energized by the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils and the fresh promise of brand-new, blank notebooks.

How to Write a Project Scope Statement

ProProject Manager

Photo by Štefan Štefan?ík ík on Unsplash. As project managers, one of our most important tasks is to manage scope. A great project scope statement serves as a baseline to determine what work the project team is authorized to do and a guide for handling scope change requests.

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5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management


At KeyedIn Projects we always recommend that PMOs take a top down approach to project, program and portfolio management - focusing on the people, deliverables and money required to deliver your projects, as well as the benefits they will deliver.

Should You Manage Your Time or Your Energy?


Everyone has some ideas on how to better manage their time and energy. However, there seems to be this common understanding that we have to choose between the two. What if, instead of choosing one over another we can actually manage both at the same time? This 7-minute read will give you insight on how to improve your productivity with both time and energy management. In today’s business environment, people are expected to achieve more than ever before.

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO


New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply. What do RMs and employers say about the burgeoning field of RM leadership? As I read the RMI Survey Results, I felt a distinct sense of dj vu.

11 Ways To Empower Your Employees At Work


Employee Empowerment: The Right Way to Do It In a post, we talked about building trust in teams , jam-packed with the importance of building trust and how it’s done. Yet we all know the need to empower the team to be the best.

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Understanding the Importance of Hyper Efficient Project Management for Coping with Changes in Customer Demands


The fundamental pillars of tight project management are the same for any size of business, from the small and medium enterprise, up to the larger corporate.

What Are Kanban Cards and How Do You Use Them Correctly?


If you have heard of the kanban method, or have read our previous posts about the meaning of kanban and the relationship between kanban and the kaizen philosophy , then by now you have at least some understanding of what kanban cards are.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

5 Ways Project Team Collaboration can Drive Innovation


Collaborative enterprise work management is becoming more and more essential. Waiting for new ideas, single flashes of inspiration and 'Eureka' moments from the same individuals simply isn't enough.

Additional Recurring Task Intervals


Stroopwaffles are way more fun than reports and taxes. That doesn’t mean your body weight should rise along with that list of overdue reports. HAVE YOU PICKED THE DATE YET? We have this colleague who loves to travel and she always brings us extraordinary sweets.

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Directors: What are PMs saying behind your back?


At KeyedIn Projects, we regularly hear hostility towards senior managers and the roles they should play in projects. Some project managers are quite vocal about how useless they find their C-Suite and would want them to stay clear altogether.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity


Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps. So your busy, business is booming, but yet you still think you can get more out of your team. All too often companies strive to improve productivity and utilization without truly understanding the current state of play. In this article we discuss some simple ways in which you can analyze the performance of your team to help drive productivity.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Three Project Management Lessons Learned from the London Crossrail Project


I just read an interesting article about London’s Crossrail project which connects London’s west, east and centre via a 118-kilometre light rail system.

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The Scary Truth of Spreadsheets


Spreadsheets are everywhere. They have infiltrated PMOs of all sizes and are wreaking havoc on projects managers costing them precious time and resources to maintain. You may be wondering “if spreadsheets are everywhere and used by so many people, what can be so bad about them?”

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7 Key Factors Driving Successful Project Management in Professional Service Delivery


Efficient service delivery is based on getting the project management engine as finely tuned as possible so that it runs smoothly. This is what we are referring to as the seven key drivers of successful project management.

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Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust


Reporting project metrics to clients and partners is a continual frustration for project-driven organizations. Discussions often arise around the best way to produce reports and share them with customers, both internal and external.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM


In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. The reason that I am not covering their report in detail is because after reading it, I was mostly overcome with a sense of dj vu. They also wouldn’t send it to me without a sales call included in the deal, so don’t say I didn’t warn you not to click!

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Factors Driving Project Management Within An Enterprise Environment


Businesses are continually confronted with the challenge of tying together disparate processes and locations, multiple disciplines, technologies and departments as well as managing non-finite resources and budgets.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio


Today, PMOs working with waterfall (predictive), agile and hybrid project methodologies have a difficult time identifying a single version of the truth, which causes serious obstacles to productivity. Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes.

Understanding the Importance of Effective Project Management on Project Profitability


In a highly competitive environment such as Professional Services, every aspect of efficient project management impacts every other aspect of the business. Every aspect also drives continuous improvement; which is the ‘holy grail’ for any professional services company.

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

PSOs Embrace the Possibilities of the New Project Management System


Professional service organizations (PSOs) live and die on a project basis. In these organizations, those responsible for the health of multiple projects are the most used to staring into the heart of the storm.

Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning


In a recent webinar, Plan Your Portfolio Like an NFL Team , we had a number of questions from attendees about portfolio planning. Here are a few of those burning questions with answers. Question #1: Organizations try to forecast capacity without having any real data (project planning) in does KeyedIn approach balance the high level capacity planning against the need to really understand the work required to deliver the project?

5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO


Ever wondered what it takes to build a great project organization? Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates.

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