What Is Corporate Governance & How Can it Impact My Project?


While making money is the overriding mandate of any for-profit enterprise, each individual organization is governed by its own set of standards and practices. Those standards and practices are called corporate governance, and they are going to influence your project.

Project Management Governance Model Template and Governance PMO


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10 Steps to Successful Process Governance


Consistency in execution and commitment to high quality of work are key success factors for every services business. Governance is made possible by implementing standardized practices, processes, and rules across the entire business.

The Road to Effective Project Management Governance


What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. Governance and Decisions. To be more precise, project management governance.

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.

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management


Managing a distributed project team takes real skill and a definite commitment to putting a governance structure in place that enables success. Delivering Project Success via Good Governance. Governance is nothing more than how a project will be controlled to deliver intended outcomes.

Giveaway! Filling Execution Gaps

Girl's Guide to PM

Filling Execution Gaps , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Today I have a fantastic book to share with you, Filling Execution Gaps: How Executives and Project Managers Turn Corporate Strategy into Successful Projects , by Todd C. Executive sponsorship.

Review: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile

Henny Portman

The book An executive’s guide to disciplined agile – Winning the race to business agility written by Scott W. To order: An executive’s guide to disciplined agile – Winning the race to business agility.

Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., Most staff would view governance as a necessary evil. The issue therefore is not with governance itself but rather how it usually gets implemented.

Why You Should Align Strategy, Financials, and Execution


Now, let’s get into the first two process areas by examining why it is crucial for your organization to align strategy, financials, and execution. The executive leadership team, including Finance, typically work together to rank investments and create a proposed investment portfolio.

How To Improve Execution

Project Management Hacks

3 Project Management Traps To Guard Against From digital transformation to Elon Musk’s vision to travel to Mars, a lack of vision is no longer the problem for corporate executives. Today, the real problem is execution. In many cases, the execution burden falls on the shoulders of project managers. Unfortunately, many executives are unsure how to manage their projects and project managers effectively. Executives know there is a time and place for conflict.

A Real-World Success Story: New Zealand Government Improves Project Delivery


Meeting the demands of ever-changing priorities within a government can lead to inconsistent processes, departments with limited visibility into what is being worked on, and no ability to monitor investments. The New Zealand Government Case Study.

Why Today’s Leaders are Seeking Executive Coaching


Background on Executive Coaching. Executive coaching is a 1.5 What is Executive Coaching? In 2004, Stratford Sherman and Alyssa Freas published an article on executive coaching in the Harvard Business Review. Executive Coaching, Age and Personal Liability.

Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

– 2 – Governance. Governance is hardly the most sexy of project management disciplines. Good governance is a cornerstone of project success, so poor governance inevitably leads to project failure. Lack of Governance Structure.

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Becoming An Effective Leader In Government & Beyond: An Interview With Steve Ressler, Founder of GovLoop

Project Management Hacks

Have you ever considered the public sector and government for your next career move? Governments face interesting problems and that means there are opportunities to deliver new projects. government to launching his own venture, GovLoop.

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So this is why project management is failing.

Ron Rosenhead

Give that person executive authority – within the companies governance processes! project management governance project governance project management project management training project sponsor

2017 156

How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

I came across an interesting report published by the National Audit Office (NAO) – which exists to provide independent opinion and evidence to assist Parliament and hold government to account. project management governance governance project project initiation project management

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

Executive Project Sponsor / Project Director. Here, I recommend you work with them to craft an ‘Executive Project Sponsor’ role. Or maybe you’ll need to make the choices yourself, and take the governance risk on your own shoulders.

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The Project Revolution: How to Succeed in a Project Driven World

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Labelling something like a ‘project’, (when it may in fact be an initiative of low value or low complexity) may even have negative consequences in terms of additional governance and control costs that may not be necessary, as well as creating prioritisation problems.

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government.

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In this article I talk about the latest developments in portfolio management, drawing on my own experience as Head of Portfolio Management for three leading multinationals, as well as the dozens of workshops with top executives and senior government officials that I have facilitated around the world.

Are your project management success rates improving?

Ron Rosenhead

Actively engaged executive sponsors continue to be the top driver of whether projects meet their original goals and business intent. ……. The best executive sponsors have detailed knowledge of a project and how it connects to business strategy.

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Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.

Ron Rosenhead

Project governance – many projects are risky. Surely the overall governance processes should have kicked in and stopped the project? The project is going well. The prototype has been approved and will be ready in 2 weeks.

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How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

Your biggest wins will come from better governance, with little or no extra cost and time overhead. Your sponsor must win support across the top of your project’s governance structure, and among other senior people who need to be a part of your project process.

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The business case is implicit in what we do

Ron Rosenhead

She is a senior executive asking for some support. project management governance project management project management training project sponsor training sponsor training too many projectsNot my words but the words of a client.

2016 219

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

Once the planning is complete, the Project shifts into the main Execution phase which will form the vast bulk of the timeline. The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement.

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The Executive-Project Manager Gap

Troubled and Failing Project

It was such an innocuous question, "Working on an article; what is the biggest problem you see with project governance at orgs? Where could I start—bureaucracy, draconian process, poor executive sponsorship, disengaged leaders? Then the maelstrom started and it went directly to the gap between the executives and projects managers. Governance & Definition

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Flawless Execution. Project Governance. 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.

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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. . Governance.

2003 45

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

It is an important part of project governance that looks both backwards and forwards. Be carried out by suitably qualified, trained, or experienced executives or professionals; the Stage Gate Review Team. Let’s set aside the very important governance imperative.

How well do you organise yourselves

Ron Rosenhead

In an article published by the BBC the founder and Chief Executive said that it’s all about making the working day as efficient as possible. project management governance company policy courses in project management project management strategic direction

2016 153

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. said no corporate executive ever.

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Constrain first or constrain last when populating a project portfolio?

Kiron Bondale

IT Governance Project Portfolio Management resource availability strategic objectives Valuable projects work intake

2016 156

Do we need a command and control approach to deal with this issue?

Ron Rosenhead

However…I can also see some advantages when it comes to monitoring and control of projects with project managers and executives (including project boards) knowing what their responsibilities are and acting on them. It had been a good day, a long day but a very successful day.

People Versus Process

Herding Cats

No matter the approach, success comes to those with skill and daring and a bounding framework. † There are two schools of thought on how to improve the execution of teams. Metrics that connect strategy with execution and measure the increasing maturity of the identified capabilities.

Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

Not a technical architecture but a process and acquisition architecture defined in an Acquisition Project Execution Plan (PEP)? Hertz did not have the internal expertise or resources to execute such a massive undertaking; it needed to partner with a world-class technology services firm.

3 Questions That Must Be Asked at Every Project Management Meeting

Herding Cats

And finally, since all project work operates in the presence of uncertainty, we must make estimates in order to execute the project in a Closed Loop manner. These questions and the principles, processes, and practices to support them are Governance of the project.

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Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

In a Project Business, it all depends on who is executing the task. Project Businesses need to govern their business activities in the same way traditional industries have.

2020 271

Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”. For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. The senior executives understand what Agility means and lead by example.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

In 1919 Denham wrote It is the objective to make it possible for the busy executives of America to grasp, at least in outline, the principles, and advantage of the newest and practical methods of determining cost (and schedule) of producing and selling products.