Managing Your First Strategic Initiative

Arras People

Strategic initiatives aren’t the same as typical projects—they tend to be considerably more complex and at times have hands on involvement from the top-level of management in the business. However a strategic initiative , like a new product launch, can be driven by the reaction of the business to dramatic changes in market conditions or regulatory pressure and is likely to be stakeholder led and have considerably more visibility within the business.

10 Steps to Successful Process Governance

MavenLink

Process governance is how a company consolidates and standardizes their management, tasks, and services to ensure that each project is executed properly and in accordance with what is expected by both managers and clients.

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The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

Project-Management.pm

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.

True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!

MPUG

It was 18 years ago that Microsoft introduced their initial attempt to move beyond just “project management” and into the world of “ portfolio and project management.” The governance processes which most IT organizations have developed and followed have to adopt to these conditions. I suspect that looking at this common situation presented as an Enterprise Governance process will produce success. I’ve outlined above the basics of an approach to enterprise governance.

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

Christopher Wright wrote the book Agile Governance and Audit – An overview for auditors and agile teams. Agile Governance and Audit gives a short introduction to agile, compares agile with waterfall and looks at audit and agile cultures. The author follows a project life cycle from idea towards a usable product including governance and control. To order (Bol.com): Agile Governance and Audit.

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! Lack of respect for those initiating the change. The change initiative and its implications are misunderstood. Exclusion from the change initiative. Opportunities to influence the change initiative.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG vendor showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance. What Triskell is, is it’s a system used for enterprise governance and it’s an… It’s really an Enterprise Strategic Portfolio Management tool.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Rich Murphy’s showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG vendor showcase session, Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance. What Triskell is, is it’s a system used for enterprise governance and it’s an… It’s really an Enterprise Strategic Portfolio Management tool.

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. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon that I see projects with one of the following dysfunctions in the governance area: It’s unclear to the project manager who the sponsor is.

5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager

LiquidPlanner

social media marketing, product placement, SEO, sustainability, governance). I’ve observed quite a few change management initiatives fail, and some of them have failed spectacularly. While these are not all necessary for every change initiative you may be managing or leading, think of them as best practices to follow. Here are five ways to lead a successful change management initiative: 1. Successful change management initiatives help people see what’s in it for them.

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

LiquidPlanner

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. While a lot of effort can go into developing a viable governance structure, it doesn’t have to be that way on every project.

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

Making sure that success not only happens today, but is more likely with future project initiatives. There are several categories of risks, including financial, governance, resource utilization, and misdirected efforts. As for reducing governance risk, the goal is to build an accountability framework that ensures that the right level of compliance is followed through every project lifecycle. #3

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! Lack of respect for those initiating the change. The change initiative and its implications are misunderstood. Exclusion from the change initiative. Opportunities to influence the change initiative.

KeyedIn Spotlight - Project Initiation, Governance and Life Cycle Management

Keyedin

Join KeyedIn Solutions for 'Project Initiation, Governance and Lifecycle Management', the next installment of our KeyedIn Spotlight Webinar Series. Using KeyedIn Projects as a demonstration platform, this free recording will benefit existing users of the system and will also benefit potential users. Watch this On Demand Webinar Here

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

Making sure that success not only happens today, but is more likely with future project initiatives. There are several categories of risks, including financial, governance, resource utilization, and misdirected efforts. As for reducing governance risk, the goal is to build an accountability framework that ensures that the right level of compliance is followed through every project lifecycle. #3

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. It is called “Initiating successful projects” and was first published in December 2011. We are therefore re-focusing our studies earlier in the project lifecycle to better assess the quality of, and to influence successful, project initiation.

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A Brief Introduction to Project Portfolio Governance

Brightwork

Situations like this are quite common in project management, making strong project portfolio governance essential. The rest of this blog will explore the importance of project portfolio governance in an organization, including a few ways a tool like BrightWork can help! What is Project Portfolio Governance? The goal is to balance change initiatives and business-as-usual while optimizing return on investment.”

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

Planview

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. New Zealand Government, like many other government agencies, was tasked with overcoming these obstacles to develop and manage project and investment portfolios to grow the economy to deliver greater prosperity, security, and opportunities for all citizens.

Learn how to deliver rapid project initiation and ensure project governance and standardization

Keyedin

Coalition of Organizations Launch the ‘Protecting People Everywhere’ Initiative Answering the Call to Source Safe and Effective PPE for Front-line Health Care Workers

MPUG

In response to a nationwide shortage of personal protective equipment, or PPE, for medical staff on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19, a coalition of private and nonprofit organizations have banded together to launch Protecting People Everywhere, an initiative powered by the HealthEquip app through which PPE donors and their donations can be matched with potential recipients.

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Do you use a project management checklist?

Ron Rosenhead

Thanks to the checklists, careful planning, and rigorous training, the twelve planes the army initially ordered flew 1.8 However, it is wider than the words stated as the check sheet can be a vital aid in governance of the project: what have we missed? It is part of the overall governance of your project and is based on best practice. project management governance governance project management project management trainingIn October 1931, the U.S.

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. Delivers responsibility, governance, and oversight.

Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way. Delivers responsibility, governance, and oversight.

Collective belief and its possible impact on projects.

Ron Rosenhead

the project manager was the person who initially thought about the idea and was well supported by 2 technical Directors). Project governance – many projects are risky. How effective was the initial risk assessment? 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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A camel is a horse designed by a committee

Kiron Bondale

And don’t get me started with the increased costs of re-work or repeat reviews beyond the initial presentation… So let’s consider a simpler alternative as the default approach with a committee used only an exception basis for the most complex situations. Delivering in a leaner manner should not require sacrificing the control objectives which will keep us safe, it will just require re-thinking how we approach governance.

2019 149

Are your project management success rates improving?

Ron Rosenhead

The latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report said: “We are encouraged to see in this year’s Pulse of the Profession® that organizations are making progress—significant progress—as they are experiencing more success with implementing strategic initiatives. project management governance governance project management project risks project sponsor

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The wrong kind of Project Manager!

Arras People

Whilst this may not seem logical initially, the fact that the survey includes recruiters across all sectors means that they all have a different view of short and excess depending on the levels of demand from their clients and applications from candidates.

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We the jury, find the Project Sponsor guilty…………….

Ron Rosenhead

No project initiation document (project charter) – the project team, even 2 months into the project were not wholly in agreement with what they were delivering. project management governance project project management project management training risk assessmentThank you members of the jury for your time and consideration. It only remains for me to pass sentence.

2016 148

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. Enhance your initial process and tools. And what about governance? And more than that, you need conspicuous support and endorsement from the governance structures and individuals that oversee your project.

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Who should attend project management training?

Ron Rosenhead

They also have twice as many successful strategic initiatives. project management training courses in project management project management project management governance project sponsorI must get at least 3 calls per months where the conversation moves from can you run a project management course to the above issue.

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Are we all on the same page?

Ron Rosenhead

Why are projects going ahead without a clearly signed off business case and some form of project initiation document (PID) or charter? project management governance business case courses in project management project management training project sponsor stakeholder managementOn project management courses I use the 5 principles of project management so ably developed by Glen Alleman*.

2017 142

UK Recruitment Shows Signs of Life

Arras People

However we are not out of the woods just yet, government initiatives like Boris Johnsons £5bn plan to “ Build, build, build ” should help to further stimulate the jobs market. But we will need to see more government plans and initiatives to help further stimulate job growth.

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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. . Managing Government Grant Projects at Arizona Public Service - APS management process for Department of Energy grant for algae CO2 capture project. Governance.

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Cost and Value Management for Software Development

Herding Cats

Data shows there are a number of sources for these overruns: Low initial cost estimates - result from underestimating the magnitude and complexity of the work. There's a popular notion going around the agile community that says. we focus on Value and don't need to worry about Cost.

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This problem is visually depicted in the “cone of uncertainty” diagram which was initially conceived by Boehm. The cone says the effort estimate determined in earlier phases of the project, such as the definition of the initial concepts, might differ up to four times from the final one.

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Selecting a Project Management Tool IS a Project

Bridge the Gap Consulting

As you start this initiative, you may find a tweak to the current process is needed vs. a tool, and that’s OK. Some things to consider in the requirements: Governance; are there any project approval processes that should be documented & captured by the tool (i.e. Project Toole Uncategorized Project Management project governance project tools

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People Versus Process

Herding Cats

The approach for increasing the performance of people outside the small group level includes: Develop a model for execution that fits culture, skills, needs, and capabilities of the participants of the initiatives being managed by the program. Agile Governance Management Principles Strategy

Managing in the Presence of Risk

Herding Cats

Information technology project risk often comes from non-technical aspects of the initiative. Assessing the impact of technology on people, management systems and other initiatives is essential to assure project success. "We

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What Is a Project Sponsor? Defining This PM Role

ProjectManager.com

For example, a government project is going to have a state official as project sponsor who will work with the construction company’s project manager. The project sponsor is responsible for many aspects of the project, from initiating and ensuring the success to approving and establishing parts of the project. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), the project sponsor role can be broken into three parts: vision, governance and value or benefits realization.

Deconstructing the Hertz and Accenture Debacle

Herding Cats

We play this role in ERP acquisitions for commercial and government clients . A mentor taught me a nice phrase when we were helping a large government nuclear and conventional power general agency acquire large document management and design system (about the same dollar size as this). Because of Hertz's work with Accenture in the initial planning phases, Hertz trusted Accenture to lead the project and deliver website and apps that met Hertz's business requirements.