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 . According to Microsoft, the main purpose of digital transformation in government organizations is initiating economic growth, expanding social inclusion, and receiving better citizen outcomes.

The Ultimate Quick Guide To Building a Risk Management Plan

ProProfs Project Management

Even if you meticulously account for every penny in your project, risks will present themselves, and you will feel like your project is having the rug pulled out from under it. But with this guide to risk management, we can help you prepare for it. . Risky Business: What is a Risk Management Plan? A risk management plan is put in place by project managers to reduce risk in the project. How to Build a Risk Management Plan. Identifying Your Risks.

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Are your project management success rates improving?

Ron Rosenhead

Use of a standardised project management practices are used by over 50% of companies within the survey. Risk management strategies. project management governance governance project management project risks project sponsor

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Microeconomics and Risk Management in Decision Making for Software Development

Herding Cats

A recent survey of 600 firms indicated that 35% of them had at least one "runaway' software project. Research clearly shows the root causes of most software projects cost and schedule overruns and technical shortfalls comes from poor risk management. Most post-mortems of these software disaster projects have shown that their problems would have been avoided or strongly reduced if there had been an explicit early concern with identifying and resolving their high-risk elements.

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How good is project sponsorship in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

The survey gave poor results. I mentioned to Bob that we have a survey of project managers which we use on internal project management courses. Of just over 1500 surveyed). No matter what risk scoring process you use I would say this is in the red zone. project sponsors courses in project management project management project management governance project management training project risks project sponsor

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How to Make Cyber Risk Management an Integral Part of Your Corporate Narrative

Check it out what you will find on this article about cyber risk management : Most Boards Still Struggle with Understanding Cyber Risk Management What Boards and IT Teams Can Do to Improve Cyber Risk Management Cyber Risk Management is a Perpetual Beta. Many board members in companies big and small are woefully ill-informed on cyber risk management best practices. Most Boards Still Struggle with Understanding Cyber Risk Management.

The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Accept: A response to a project risk where the project manager accepts the risk and takes no action to evade it, i.e. 'accepting' the risk. This is usually in case of risks that are unlikely to occur or minor enough so as to not affect the project's outcome.

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How to Achieve Results Through Implementing PMO?

Various government agencies have been the successful producing result for the past years, thanks, to adhering to mandatory policies. However, the survey shows that not all government agencies are living up to their expectations being set on them; some are behind on schedule when it comes to projects and has a hard time to even achieve their objectives because of that. Government agencies can now avail of its advantages, as well as tools, methodologies, and resources.

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Preventing Kickbacks to Those with the Power to Purchase

Project Risk Coach

He is the author of The Little Book of Local Government Fraud Prevention and Preparation of Financial Statements & Compilation Engagements. Last week, Harry and I were running, and he told me about his procurement risk blog series. Since I am a fraud prevention guy, we began discussing the risk of vendor kickbacks to those with the power to purchase. Given this risk, what can be done?

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Adept Leadership: How Continuous Growth and Development Cultivates Productivity


At other times, it’s external, in the form of new market preferences, competitor landscape, or government regulations. . Surveys. For better results, keep the surveys anonymous. . Change is an inescapable reality.

The International PMO standard from AIPMO

Henny Portman

Governance. Governance Design. Governance Operation. Risk management. Risk planning. Risk assessment. Risk identification. Risk response. Risk monitoring. In a next post I will review the PMO Principles book (available on Amazon) and look at some other more specialist AIPMO certifications and I will include a short survey to understand if there is demand for these AIPMO training classes and certifications in the Netherlands.

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Using Digital Transformation to Be More Efficient

Digital transformation can be something as narrow as deciding to go paperless, or as wide as impacting entire segments of society, such as governance, mass communications, art, medicine and science. The influence of having a digital transformation will define and shape your strategic direction, risk appetite and budget, technology enablement, pace of change and business agility.

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Scheduling and Cost Control in a Complex Environment

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The recent UK Government’s enquiry into the management of major projects was cut short by world events, but the interim report and oral evidence make for interesting reading. [1] And of course, for our projects and our organisations, we don’t have Governments to bail us out. It is essential that projects and programs are also integrated horizontally through portfolio management to ensure that costs, benefits and risks can be understood across the whole organisation.

Pulse of the Profession 2018: The Project Manager of the Future


Organizations then have the ability to minimize risks, control costs and increase value. Increased government regulations. Summary PMI’s survey shows what the most successful companies invest in when it comes to their project managers: 81% prioritize the development of technical skills, 79% leadership skills, and 70% strategic and business management skills. New technologies bring rapid and continuous change to our workplace.

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Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

The risk to not doing so is to, at the very least, slow the return on investment of the new PMO down. With a practical framework for guidance, such as this book, and a supporting experience coach then the organisation benefits that have led to the PMO investment will be secured in an optimum time frame and with reduced risk of failure. The top reason cited in the survey for disbanding a PMO was that of corporate restructuring.

Webinar Recap: Project Management, Critical Event Management and COVID-19: Reflections


And I wrote an article at MPUG and put in a survey to collect some data on project managers in this situation, although that didn’t work out too well. You can’t have surveys on Reddit, I had no idea. Jigs Gaton: I asked people if they had a risk management plan, basically.

SWOT Analysis |A Way to Boost Project Success Rate

ProProfs Project Management

The reason behind such a poor project success rate could be anything like a lack of resources, unidentified risks, tight budget, unrealistic delivery dates, and so on. . As far as unexpected opportunities are concerned, they could come in this way: Government policies favoring your firm.

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Project Procurement Management [All the basics you need to know]

Online PM Courses

Where the provider is a part of the same organization, provision is often governed by a service-level agreement (SLA). There are many different types of contract you may use to govern the goods and services, and how you pay for them. Let’s survey the main types, and their primary features. Here, most of the risk lies with the supplier. For the project, the risks are in specifying the needs accurately. This contract form throws all the risk on the project.

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How Savvy PMOs Drive Actionable Insights with Portfolio Dashboards


In a 2019 Deloitte survey of 1,000 U.S. Help answer these types of questions by adding the following drillable data to portfolio dashboards: Work Intake : Show the volume of demand coming into the executive’s organization and where it is in the overall governance process. Red status indicators alert leaders to problems or risks. As a result, the organization can more effectively achieve strategic objectives, mitigate risk, and capitalize on new opportunities.

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Add to the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

The following is an extract from my new book ‘How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all’ in association with my friends at Tailwind Project Solutions – the extracts follow a series of 5 Challenges that I think every organisation should consider, and consider very carefully: Challenge 3 – Invest in a Chief Projects Officer. Managing the overall portfolio risk to the organisation.

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Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Become A Great Project Manager!

The Lazy Project Manager

According to the 8th edition salary survey of Project management, a project manager who has PMP certification should get 17% more monetary benefit than others. The employers will depend on the project manager to manage the budget, track costs and expenditure, ensure there is no scope creep and to identify potential risk factors that could impact the project and minimize such risk to protect the investment of a project. was first introduced for the government offices of UK.

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

And what governance will you set over your change control process ? You will also need involvement from your sponsor and the governance tiers of your project. For More about Project Governance By the way – for more about project governance and working with your sponsor, I recommend: What is Project Governance? What has Project Governance Ever Done for Us? If you get it right, it will reduce risk of scope changes during your project.

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How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

Online PM Courses

If you focus too much on the negatives, you run the risk of damaging morale. the organization itself – it’s processes, attitudes, and governance, for example. Risk Register. Feedback and survey results. Do also consider doing a survey of team members for their individual LLs in advance of the meeting. Survey Monkey (free and paid). Brief your sponsor and the governance tier of your project.

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No Pain, No Gain?


Directives can be imposed by management (for example, to improve the image of a company), by government (like the Dodd-Frank Act to meet financial compliance regulations), and/or by external stimulus. Net Present Value (NPV) is one of the most widely used financial attributes because it measures the financial return of an investment taking into account external factors like inflation, investment risk, and the cost of borrowing money.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


It is being applied to help in the improvement of performance of Government agencies, in their service levels and accountability and develop solutions focused on the well-being of Citizens. About 44% of 835 companies surveyed by Tata Consultancy Services are already using AI to detect and prevent intrusions. Digital Transformation (DX) is one of the, if not the, most crucial initiatives that many organizations have undertaken or are taking up.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

In the most recent Canadian survey by the Mining Industry Human Resources Council, results indicated women represent 17% of the Canadian mining workforce. A lot of my focus ended up working with the PMO to improve the process of identification of risks and opportunities, trade-off analyses, decision making, and stage-gate reporting for improved performance in environment, safety and inclusion of external stakeholder needs.

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The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)


Many organizations that we meet with think it is hard to align the business to the strategy and place governance to the process of project selection. Researching the book ‘Strategies for Project Sponsorship,’ myself and my fellows authors found that 85% of companies had sponsors, 100% of companies thought that having good sponsors was important, and yet 83% of organisations surveyed did absolutely nothing to help their sponsors!

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25% of Organizations and Projects have been Affected by Cybercrime or Data Breaches

Brad Egeland

And what about white hats out there who work hard to expose security flaws and backend openings to prove to governments and software or equipment vendors that they have issues that they aren't aware of but need to patch quickly? Make cybersecurity a top priority in your risk planning. But any size business can be and is at risk. To omit it from your risk planning is crazy in 2016. How has it changed your risk planning process.

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The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

That means getting better at business cases; requirements; scoping; risks; planning; resourcing, scheduling. Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government. With the Strategy Execution trends being globally focused, it’s interesting to see this trend about federal governments. There is the pioneering work within digital with the Government Digital Services , recent work on the Government Project Delivery Standard and developments in managing major projects.

Giant Guide to Project Reporting [How to do it well]

Online PM Courses

Governance: Oversight. One of the prime functions of governance is oversight. And your report feeds the governance processes with the information they need, to oversee what you and your team are doing, and how you are doing it. Governance: Record-keeping and audit trail. Again, compliance demands an audit trail, but the wider governance imperative also needs some form of traceability and transparency of decisions and actions. Governance: Decision-making.

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Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

Relies on governance, hierarchies and controls. Other leadership roles include: Setting up a governance structure. Articles you might like include: What is Project Governance? What has Project Governance Ever Done for Us? The leadership part of this stage lies in: Understanding the relationship between innovation and risk. But you will also be concerned with what risks your team poses at this stage, and how can you counter those risks? .

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes. Takeaway: PMI offers a wide range of certifications to meet the needs of professionals interested in project, program, portfolio, business analysis, agile, risk, or scheduling management. Risk Management. The article shares a cautionary tale to IT departments about the risks of complacency.

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5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market


It is not too wordy because I colluded with other departments at nTask to survey the market and answer the most important question. Risk Resolution. Sometimes, government agencies working on a complex defense system induce project management techniques because they can’t avoid them. Risk Assessment: Risks are part of the project. Risks are high. Video Source – ProjectManager.Com.

Cautionary Tale of Resource Capacity Planning: #1 Reason for PSO Project Failure


In a recent survey, 94% of Enterprise IT project managers and PMO leaders and 77% of project and PMO managers working in the professional services industry reported that resource assignment capabilities were the number one reason they needed project management automation. Forecasting: Forecast from the project, resource, portfolio level and ensure you can measure and manage risk. Why Walmart nearly became the big fish story for a PMO leader.

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5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider

Brad Egeland

That matched up pretty well with other predictions and surveys I have read recently. If full prevention and avoidance is basically out of the question, then we need to focus on risk identification, mitigation and response. IT and business personnel deploy Varonis software for a variety of use cases, including data security, governance and compliance, user behavior analytics, alerting, archiving, search, and file synchronization and sharing.

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4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated


In a survey from RingCentral on communication app overload in the workplace, 70% of workers said the volume of communication they receive is a top challenge. While your team might invest in a collaborative work management tool, if they still have to manually source and input new project requests from multiple channels, you won’t save time, and you run the risk of errors or duplicate entries. And in a separate survey, 82% of agency clients said they see a need for better briefs.

The Secret to Finding a Job as a New Scrum Master

Agile Advice

Our federal Government departments started recruiting, not only Scrum Masters, but Product Owners too. They are risk-averse, but not so much that they ignore market opportunities. They are risk-averse – to the point they ignore new trends and look instead for so-called “best practices”. They’ve felt some shock when Alex Benay, CIO of Government of Canada talks about agile procurement and relentless incrementalism.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

That is, the two things that really matter are getting the job done, and good governance. As people get more knowledge, they want to survey a wider scope of the PM landscape, so the questions they ask go broader than the basics of simple Project Management. Finally, we also reviewed some of the best Project Management surveys we could find, here: Project Management Survey: A Guide to the Best Ones. How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps].

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Why Today’s Leaders are Seeking Executive Coaching


Here they characterized the executive coaching terrain as a frontier that was “chaotic, largely unexplored, and fraught with risk, yet immensely promising.” Stanford Survey Says It’s “Lonely at the Top”. Larcker, who led the survey “what’s interesting is that nearly 100% of CEOs in the survey responded that they actually enjoy the process of receiving coaching and leadership advice.” Background on Executive Coaching. Executive coaching is a 1.5

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The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies


Despite the amount of focus user group surveys, subject matter expert collaboration, and thoughtful process analysis, there will never be a single, perfect methodology for getting work done. No two projects are the same; the people, environment, project constraints, and potential risks will be different. Of course, project governance still needs to be in place to ensure the project doesn’t “run off the track.”

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