Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity! Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative.

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

ProjectManager.com

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. All these factors are counted and calculated into corporate governance. Therefore, if you don’t know about corporate governance, you better learn what it is and what it can do to your project management.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was working for IBM at the time and was able to persuade my account manager to pitch the approach on one of our government projects. We were all set for a big client success and who better than the British Government for good publicity! Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative.

Nudges might lead to better project governance

Kiron Bondale

If a survey of teams was conducted to find out what they hated the most about working on projects, governance is likely to rank fairly high. Ask a group of project managers working for a large organization the same question and governance is likely to receive the most votes.

The Three Things Every Project Manager Must Know about Project Governance

Ron Rosenhead

It covers the very important topic of project governance. Project Governance is often seen as getting in the Way. Good Governance Adds Value. But good governance is not about meddling. Project governance is an essential discipline. Done well, it adds huge value to the project management process and benefits your organisation. So, if you had to know just three things about project governance, what would they be? Good Governance Sets Direction.

Project Decision-Making: A Process Guide For How To Do It Better

Girl's Guide to PM

All of them are part of the project governance framework. It’s helpful to have a decision-making process or framework to guide you, especially when faced with complex problems that require additional info from others. There are 5 steps the decision-making process in project management.

2021 367

Governance and Estimating

Herding Cats

If your business is not subject to any external governance process, you’re free to spend your money as you please. But you’re not free to suggest your approach is applicable to those who are governed by external frameworks of spending and accountability for that spend, without a testable confirmation this idea doesn’t violate those governance principles. Governance includes: Responsibility for a specific duty, task, or decision. NoEstimates 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. If those conversations aren’t happen ing, the project may end up with an ineffective escalation and decision-making process. Creating a smooth escalation and governance process.

Context counts but whose?

Kiron Bondale

The industry we are in will influence and constrain our approach. The context of both the performing and receiving organizations will influence project approaches.

2021 175

The specifics of how you deliver really doesn’t matter (to your executives)

Kiron Bondale

It is one thing to not know how your car engine works when you take it to a mechanic to be fixed but your car is not part of complex adaptive system the way your business processes and supporting applications are. I’ve worked in the delivery space for thirty years.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process

iZenBridge

Project Management Process Skill (Tools and Techniques). Project Management Process in divided into 5 Process Groups. These groups are further bifurcated in 10 Knowledge Areas and 47 Project Management Processes. These Process Groups are: Initiating. Why “project management process groups”, while we usually assign project with phases or stages. This Group includes processes performed to define a New Project. At individual level, the processes are.

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. Macroeconomics is the study of how people make decisions influenced by tax rates, interest rates, foreign policy, and trade policy. Making technical and management decisions in the presence of these uncertainties to Deliver the needed Value at the needed Time for the needed Cost , requires a Closed Loop Control process.

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

A key enterprise partner is the Finance department and the organization’s model for project funding will have significant influence over successful agile delivery. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior. Moving from a project-based to a product-based funding model is a challenging people, process & technology change, but will be a powerful accelerator for your agile transformation.

2018 154

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. We are therefore re-focusing our studies earlier in the project lifecycle to better assess the quality of, and to influence successful, project initiation. our examination of central government projects repeatedly shows that too few projects bring all of these factors together well.”.

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Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

The Project should then be reporting its status regularly to senior management via a Status Report, as part of its overarching Governance arrangement. So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider? We’ve recently been involved in a review and update to the Project status reporting and governance structure for a major organisation with circa 150 Projects live projects at any one time.

2017 192

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

Online PM Courses

A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. Some of my readers may hope to influence the risk culture of their whole organization. And the process for creating a robust risk management culture within your project can apply equally if you get a chance to influence your wider organization. Risk culture is a shared set of processes, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values about how to deal with risk. And what about governance?

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Managment Processes. Project Governance. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Agile Software Development for Government Software Intensive System of Systems (SISoS) , Boulder Agile Meetup, 27 July 2016. Product & Process Development Kaizen , LPPDE, Denver, Colorado, April 21-23, 2008. Basis of Estimate Process. Governance. Program Governance Roadmap.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Management Processes (#MP). Governance (#Governance). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes. 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. .

2015 37

How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

No matter what risk scoring process you use I would say this is in the red zone. develop your influencing skills – sometime your sponsor simply has no interest or no time. Use your new found skills to try and influence them or…. project sponsors courses in project management project management project management governance project management training project risks project sponsor

2016 147

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. The final type of project at the other end of the continuum is where stakeholders have a lot of power and influence over the project.

2020 392

The Stakeholder Salience Model and How to Use It

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a measure of how much influence they have over actions and outcomes. Larger projects are likely to have higher numbers of people with power involved because they tend to attract greater corporate governance and oversight – so the top management likes to know what is going on.

2021 374

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)

LiquidPlanner

So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again. We’ve moved on from the idea that a few impact and influence grids can actively manage other people’s behavior. Whatever you want to call it, the whole process is still important for the successful delivery of projects.

2018 532

Cultivating Adaptability and Resilience

International Institute for Learning

There are plenty of problem-solving frameworks you can apply to provide some structure to the process. Your ability to recover from adversity is directly influenced by your attitude. By Cyndi Synder Dionisio, Lead for the PMBOK ® Guide & President | Cynergy2.

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New world of work; What will 2022 bring?

Arras People

On top of that, it is not impacting all practitioners in the same way, leaving some in a position to where they are unable to directly influence the impact for them. Covid insecurities and the Governments support plans have also led to a decrease in “churn” in the employment markets.

2022 266

AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management is a human process,” he says, “It’s unique to the individual and the client, in terms of how good or how mature they are in regards to project delivery.”. Lloyd Skinner. Where is artificial intelligence taking project management?

2021 414

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

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. Here are some tips to get the word out that the business influencers are going Agile: Send them links to articles and blog posts that mention your competitors’ move to Agile.

2018 537

3 Performance Domains in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

The 3 performance domains in project management are: People Process Business Environment. You still need to engage people, create effective processes and operate within your business environment: it’s all project management at the end of the day. Domain II: Process.

2021 368

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Analytical Hierarchical Process .

2019 37

The Death of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management is that branch of management devoted to the process of change ; the orchestration of people and resources through a series of activities, tasks and processes to bring about a transformation from a state to another, different state. Bryan Barrow.

2020 379

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were one of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. .

2019 34

Project Management System: The Basics

Clarizen

The project team structure subsystem governs how project teams are organized into hierarchies. government agencies). The project planning subsystem governs all aspects of project planning across the portfolio. Efficiently implement new processes and workflows.

2020 124

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

These risks can be mitigated with a good risk management process. For risks that are beyond the vision of the project team a properly implemented risk management process can also rapidly quantify the risks impact and provide sound plans for mitigating its effect. A good risk management process is proactive and fundamentally different than issue management or problem-solving, which is reactive. Risk Management Process Model.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

We were on of the first users of eXtreme Programming, long before Scrum was around and presented that early work in 2003, " Making Agile Development Work in a Government Contracting Environment, Measuring velocity with Earned Value." . The result was a safety stand down for everyone on the site (5,000 Steel Works), including all us office workers, to get the message about health, safety, and safeguards of the materials and processes on site. . Conduct in-process reviews of projects.

2018 33

The 12 Principles of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Build quality into processes and deliverables. As a PM, you might not have much influence over processes led by the PMO, but you can certainly input and offer feedback to try to shape how work gets done.

2021 338

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The notion that a User Story would be Independent of all other User Stories makes no sense since the Integrated system is a tightly coupled set of concurrent processes starting with the initial request for Health Insurance ending with the issuance of a Health Insurance policy ranging for a commercial policy to Medicare.

2018 31

Concept of Operations

Herding Cats

Nature of the system to be developed - what's the basic processes of the system? Describe those aspects of the physical environment, safety, security, and privacy that exert influence on the operation or operational environment of the proposed system. Developing a Stakeholder-Assisted Agile CONOPS Development Process," Ali Mostashari, Sara A. Agile Architecture Decision Making Governance Principles Project Management Systems Theory

2017 34

Risk Management Strategies for Financial Institutions

Brad Egeland

​ Risk management is the process of identifying, analyzing and mitigating or accepting that some investment decisions you make are uncertain. Because of this, it is greatly influenced by technology and evolution.

Why are people leaving project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

The buck stops with me but there are very few ways I can influence the direction of travel. However much you tailor and go light on governance, there is still some prioritizing, organizing and compromise with which projects are done and how they get done.

2021 372

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond. This is especially true with discretionary investments as the benefits from mandatory projects are usually related to risk reduction and are usually immune to changes in strategic objectives or external environmental influences.

2017 139

INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

That means the system architecture, the process flow, the data flow architecture components all how NO dependencies on other. The notion that a User Story would be Independent of all other User Stories makes no sense since the Integrated system is a tightly coupled set of concurrent processes starting with the initial request for Health Insurance ending with the issuance of a Health Insurance policy ranging for a commercial policy to Medicare.

2018 28