Sustain Your PMO: Nine Easy Lessons

The Lazy Project Manager

Having the right ‘head’ of the PMO is also critical, in Leading Successful PMOs the top five attributes for a great PMO leader were explored: The good PMO leaders must champion project management and project managers across their organisation as well as believing in the business strategy.

What is Strategy?

Herding Cats

Strategy is a much overused, misused, and abused word. It's tossed around by those who are unfamiliar with Strategy Making roles in businesses. . Strategy is creating fit among a company's activities. The success of a strategy depends on doing many things well - not just a few. If there is no fit among the activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. The Framework for IT Strategy . Strategy

Emergent Purpose

Pawel Brodzinski

A recurring theme was that we can’t enable autonomy unless we have alignment around a strategy, a goal, or whatever is the thing that orchestrates individual efforts. Nonetheless, I still felt like imposing a strategy onto Lunar Logic would be a bad move.

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Project Management Vs. Leadership – How nTask evolved From an Early Start up to a Robust Industry Competitor


You will have sustainable allies based around mutual trust. There are case studies done on various companies, where students debate a plausible exit strategy and how the said business could have survived whatever issue is highlighted in the case study.

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10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

Hence, it’s important to know all possible constraints, their influences on each other and the project management tools that address those constraints. Sustainability. There are three parts of sustainability: social, environmental, and economic. Tool for Handling Sustainability.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Strategy (#Strategy). Here's how to connect dots between strategy, mission success, programmatics, and technical performance management in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Success starts with a Strategy for the project. Strategy.

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What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

If outcomes are the results of drivers within a process, and DMAIC is a vehicle to identify the process and input variables that influence the process output measurements, then the two combined can offer a powerful partnership. You need to make sure that they are sustainable.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Executives will use data and analytics for business strategy and growth, creating new additional roles for professionals. Companies of all sizes have been using data analytics to seek out opportunities, reduce costs, create efficiencies, make better and faster decisions, and ultimately increase customer satisfaction; this also translates at the project, program and portfolio levels since these greatly enable company-wide strategy.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

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Review AGILE NXT – New Insights for Agile Performance Management

Henny Portman

Measuring the Value of Business Agility (by Daria Nozhkina) shows that business agility generally adds value in three ways: it impacts the top line or the costs (or both); drives profitability; and contributes soft value which ensures that the profitability achieved is sustainable over the long term.

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

The responses are directly relevant to strategy, culture and leadership in all our organisations and businesses. influence everyone into action. sustained development of operational habits (new culture) that generate benefit flows. No it’s not Spock.

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The Agile Transformation Challenge All Organizations Face

The IIL Blog

Transformation is not driven by strategy, it’s driven by people. To build a support system that you will need to achieve sustainable success, people’s feelings and concerns require the respect and attention that is too often trivialized. Be aware of your influence on others.

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Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization


In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. First of all, organizational agility is the ability to adjust strategies to the changing external market conditions on a continuous basis, respond to ambiguity and uncertainty with flexibility and speed and view unanticipated change as an opportunity for transformation. Unless agile transformation is coming from the top down, it cannot be sustainable in the organization.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence. One of the most successful learning strategies for me has been the gathering and sharing of stories from project and programme managers.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. Rather, as with most years, your ability to thrive has much more to do with your ability to lead and influence.

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6 Tips to Boost Team Motivation for Your Agile Team


In this blog, we attempt to highlight the top six practices that you can implement and practice today to sustain and boost team motivation. When things don’t go as planned in case of project failure, team disputes or uncontrollable external negative influences, their morale can be affected.


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


Invest in actively engaged executive sponsors as they will use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change. Sustainable development, climate change and renewable energy. Be part of the technological trends that are going to have the largest influence on project work so you can participate in it!

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Pulse of the Profession 2018: Success in Disruptive Times by Managing Projects Effectively


Sustainable development, climate change, and renewable energy. Effective project sponsors use their influence within an organization to actively overcome challenges by communicating the project’s alignment to strategy, removing roadblocks, and driving organizational change.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


He says, “The difference today is that machines are going after people with college degrees, political influence and Twitter accounts. This creates an urgency to redefine a new AI-based operating model, organizational structure, roles and communication strategy to manage change effectively.

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The secrets and science of a productive four day workweek


And working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. Working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. One easy way to do this is to focus on creating a pull-based communication strategy.

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How To Be Unbeatable At Creative Project Management


But if it comes at the cost of creativity, it won't lead to a successful project or a sustainable business. 6 Effective Creative Project Management Strategies. Harmonizer: The harmonizer is the calming influence on the team.

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11 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments


These teams knew about the general product development strategy, but they were not included in the detailed planning and roll out decisions, so they were left scrambling to catch up by the time the products were launched. How is your team “getting along” with other departments in your company?

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6 Practical Tips For Improving Your Team’s Digital Skills


It also represents the mindset that unlike many technological influences, we have control over how we shape the human experience in our businesses. We can and we must develop a flexible, sustainable approach to innovation in an era of constant change.

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Becoming a Project Manager – A Complete Guide for 2018

Paymo App

As a young woman in a project management position, I was trying to influence others more senior and older than myself. The chosen strategy was successful and the time and budget of the project were met.” PRiSM (Projects integrating Sustainable Methods).

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What is the difference between project management and project portfolio management?


As such, larger considerations of strategy are left by the wayside. For example, consider a portfolio strategy which decided to analyze 2 fiscal quarters and report on the effectiveness of the portfolio strategy goals. However, after the first quarter, a new development with one or more of the project markets occurs which alters the risk assessment under which the business strategy was defined. This marketing strategy will, in turn, become its own project.

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5 Career Resolutions I Completed In 2016

Project Management Hacks

On this front, I learned more about the cultural influence of William Shakespeare. The First 90 Days: Critical Success Strategies for New Leaders at All Levels by Michael D. identifying whether a situation is “a start up”, “sustaining success”, “turnaround” or another case).

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One Step Beyond S.M.A.R.T. Goals


However, if you are to give this task to a new employee (and leave it at that), they would most likely be baffled by a sheer number of unanswered questions: What is the strategy and which tactics are they suppose to use? Setting a “create a self-sustaining highly profitable business, and run it on autopilot within a month” goal will only make you feel like an underachiever. As a matter of a fact it will severely influence your own, as well as your team’s morale.


Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to assess risks, their impacts, and handling strategies for software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Book, Business Cases and Acquisition Strategies, Ground Systems Architectures Workshop (GSAW 2002) , 13?15

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Examining the Value of Monte Carlo Simulation of Project Time Management,” Goran Avlijas, Management: Journal of Sustainable Business Management Solutions in Emerging Economies , March 2018.

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