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. On a strategic initiative the diversity of stakeholders is much broader than on a more typical project.

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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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. To order (Bol.com): Agile Governance and Audit.

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.

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.

Digital Transformation in Government Organizations: Tips from Microsoft, IBM, McKinsey, and PwC

Epicflow Blog

Though government organizations are not facing a threat of rivalry, one of the biggest challenges is meeting citizens’ requirements and bringing better results with smaller expenses and amount of time. Microsoft’s Vision of Government’s Digital Transformation Journey .

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.

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. Here are five ways to lead a successful change management initiative: 1.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.”

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

Keyedin

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. The New Zealand Government Case Study.

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? In 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? The project is going well.

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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.

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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.

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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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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 assessment

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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 sponsor

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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 management

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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.

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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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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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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. Governance. Ensures project is properly launched and initiated. Initiation Duties.

How to Fund a Software Development Project

ProjectManager.com

But greater flexibility generally requires a more skillful approach to governance and project management. Fixed price/cost (exact): An initial estimate is created early in the lifecycle and presented either as an exact figure or as a very small range (e.g. +/- 5% or +/- 10%).

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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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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).

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 the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

Moira Alexander

PMI's Pulse of the Profession report shows "only 64 percent of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent -- and that government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on project and programs.". How does this bill impact PM practices within the federal government? The PMIAA bill impacts all areas of the government with the exception of the Department of Defense (DOD). How does this impact government agencies?

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INVEST, Scrum and Enterprise IT

Herding Cats

The Design Structure Matrix (DSM) method, was introduced by Steward in for task-based system modeling and initially used for planning issues. Initialization, clean up. The term INVEST is an acronym for good User Stories. I ndependent (of all others).

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They do not start several initiatives all at once, keeping the amount of work in the system at a reasonable level. Everybody’s incentives are governed more by their contribution to overall customer value rather than their individual output.

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PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

ProjectManager.com

Project managers who aren’t based in the United Kingdom might not be intimate with the PRINCE2 method of managing a project, which is primarily used by the British government. Initiate the Project .

Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

The default position being that companies work around enterprises systems which few understand and are trapped by worries over massive and potentially ill-fated change initiatives. Each sub-model is further broken down into seven perspectives: Organisational governance.