Thinking of Creating a PM Infrastructure?

Brad Egeland

Is your organization thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure. Maybe you a small company on the rise and up until now you’ve gotten by on managing “projects” on the fly…grabbing some info off the internet to help those who have been forced into managing these one-off and mainly internal projects succeed…or at least not fail miserably.

How to Create a? Project Management Infrastructure from the Ground Up

Brad Egeland

Your organization is thinking of implementing a project management infrastructure.

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? How Certified and is Your PMO or PM Infrastructure and How Effective is the Leadership? Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things.

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?Do You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

Some project management infrastructures just aren’t at the maturity level to really make use of a PMO. ​ I realize not everyone and every organization needs a Project Management Office (PMO).

Building the "Perfect" Schedule

Herding Cats

This type of business structure is typical for large space and defense programs as well as large construction and infrastructure projects. I'm working on a presentation and discussion for the Joint Space Cost Council that is happening in September.

Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

While infrastructural enhancements like this are worth pursuing, some of the most successful data-collecting solutions come in the area of marketing. Additional Information Considerations Infrastructure was touched on earlier.

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How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study

Guerrilla Project Management

Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints.

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Working for Yourself – Project Management Contractor or Consultant?

Arras People

The second is about setting up the business infrastructure to support you, so that’s things like accounting, sales and marketing. I’ve come to a point in my career that I think it’s time to try working for myself. Any advice for making the transition?

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

The business model and infrastructure. When it comes to the business model and infrastructure, consider at the very least, the following questions: Will the existing business model and infrastructure fully support remote project management in ways that make sense, currently and into the future? Do the existing infrastructure and technologies offer the needed capabilities for remote connectivity?

How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

Project Bliss

Technology – this could cover software development, platforms, environments, and infrastructure. . When my daughter was very little she came home from school one day and told me the saying about assumptions: When you assume, you make an ass out of you and me.

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8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency

Azendoo

After a massive success in education, they now provide the same light and professional infrastructure to companies to train their workforce (renamed “COOC” for Corporate Open Online Course ). Established companies have but one goal: resilience.

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Is Your Project Office as Productive as You Hoped? Take the Next Step and Certify It

Brad Egeland

Or are you putting together your project management infrastructure and considering building a PMO? How is your project management office (PMO) doing? Perhaps you need help. Your next step - you need certification for your PMO.

Cancelling Projects - It's Not the Right Project

Project Health Check

Potentially a number of Projects would then be initiated to build the new physical infrastructure (buildings, roads), train additional staff, provision IT and canteen facilities etc. In part 1 of this article series, we accepted that Projects sometimes need to be cancelled.

8 challenges affecting software project management

Moira Alexander

New in-house software development and implementations, infrastructure related projects, enhancements or upgrades, and the increasing development of web-based solutions and mobile apps are a constant within the software industry. Managing projects of all sizes and levels of complexities is part of business, regardless of what vertical industry you’re talking about. Software development is no different.

Minimum Valuable Problem

Tyner Blain

When it is your team making decisions about dev-ops or other infrastructure that they need, this is exactly what it feels like and looks like. Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds.

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Nuclear Cleanup To Bridge Upgrades: How Top Projects Get It Done

Project Management Hacks

The program also made a great contribution in growing the next generation of talent in the trades and engineers who will keep Oregon’s infrastructure running in the future. For Fun: Infrastructure never gets the love and respect it ought to. London Tower Bridge (Pixabay).

An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

The infrastructure for enterprise IT has a critical impact on the operational aspects of projects. We were speaking a Homeland Security yesterday on Agile development in the Federal Government and there was a senior director who brought up a paradigm that resonated with me.

Cancelling Projects: How?

Project Health Check

Salvage : Any useful outputs of the Project should be salvaged for potential reuse immediately or at some stage in the future, be it physical infrastructure (desk spaces, computer etc) or project outputs (computer code or physical products).

How to Scale Methodology for Your IT Project

LiquidPlanner

In the following examples, team leaders probably should check with IT Security, Architecture and the Infrastructure teams while moving through a project. With an increased focus on security and cloud-hosting , security scans and infrastructure assessments should be mandatory.

10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

Arras People

So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this?

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What to Do When Project Need Exceeds Skills and Availability

Brad Egeland

Your organization is getting better and better at “selling” projects, but you may be a smaller organization lacking the human resources personnel to get the right people on board – at least quickly – to ramp up the delivery side of the project management infrastructure. ​ Your project management practice is moving along nicely and your organization’s project success rate is on the rise.

The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

MIT ’s 1.040 Project Management Course covers project management and implementation specifically related to infrastructure construction. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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Agile Team Transitions Are Not Always Textbook

LiquidPlanner

Designs the application architecture based on the company’s standards, computer infrastructure and network environment. Infrastructure lead. Coordinates the infrastructure and server setup.

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How is SaaS Changing Product Management – A Research Thesis

Tyner Blain

These changes in business model and infrastructure may be causing shifts in product management too. Paddy Barrett in Ireland is preparing his Master’s thesis on Product Management and would like to interview (USA) state-side product managers for his primary research.

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10 Ways to Write About Your Project Management Career History in Your CV

Arras People

So you’ve written your amazing introductory profile and got your key achievements just right. Now it’s time to focus on the real weighty part of the CV – your career history. So what’s the best way to tackle this?

Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

Specific process or technique focus, which differ from project management, is around how to set up the programme infrastructure including governance arrangements; how benefits management works; how to manage inter dependencies and resource management across the programme.

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Overcoming the Top Challenges of IT Project Management

Wrike

In a nutshell, IT project management is managing any project dealing with IT infrastructure, information systems, or computer technology. Another unique IT project challenge is that changes to IT infrastructure may impact security and data management.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

But "plan" may also mean putting in place the infrastructure for L.L. - In our Precious Blog entry we reflected generally on Project Lessons Learned. Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.)

Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

The Carnegie Mellon paper “ Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities ” points out that “…Agile is a disciplined planning process, including understanding requirement dependencies, potential groupings and infrastructure needs.”

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How to Avoid Messaging Platform “Gotchas”

amium

Messaging platforms are considered one of few key Internet infrastructure elements. What used to be only referred to as email and IM has evolved into a complex mix of multi-media email, instant messaging, and related mobile messaging infrastructure.

When the Agile rubber hits the enterprise road

quantmleap

Furthermore, crucial support services, like Release Management, Production Support, Infrastructure deployment, Enterprise Architecture, Enterprise Testing, and others are not yet fully integrated into the “Agile way of working” and are still operating with what would, traditionally, be referred to as Waterfall. H aving been ‘doing’ both Waterfall and Agile for quite some time now I feel fairly qualified to point out the idiosyncrasies in both approaches.

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2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ll be watching the Infrastructure Industry Innovation Platform to see what impact that has on project success (lots, I hope).

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What is VUCA?

Arras People

work-streams that develop behaviours and culture as well as those that develop infrastructure and systems – (a full set of agents in the actor network). No it’s not Spock. The world is a dynamic place. We are constantly being challenged with change.

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority. The UK Infrastructure and Projects Authority (IPA) oversees major projects in the UK Public Sector. The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers.

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Give Your Organization the PMO Edge – Become a Certified PMO Developer

Brad Egeland

An organization can certainly operate a PM infrastructure with a dedicated project management office (PMO). There may be more struggles, a bigger learning curve, or more problems bringing in the best dedicated project management talent, but it can be done. I've seen it work.

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Magento 2 – Tutorial #1 – Magento 2.0 History, Overview, Feature Set

DigitalPM

So you can run 10 servers and load balance across your infrastructure. Brought to you by [link] (Mike Cristancho – Magento Certified Solution Specialist). Subscribe to stay up to date with the series of Magento 2 and how to leverage the platform to grow your business.

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Project Management Methodology Guide by the European Commission

Project-Management.pm

The aim of the Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) is to provide the European Commission and the EU institutions with high quality Project Management infrastructure, support and consulting services. The Project Management Methodology Guide was recently released by the Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) of the European Commission. What Is The Mission Of The Centre of Excellence in Project Management (CoEPM2) ?

Application And Collection Of Data Optimizes Businesses

Brad Egeland

Imagine the hardware and infrastructural savings which come through BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) solutions. To Bot, Or Not To Bot?

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Manufacturing in the Cloud—Why Now?

LiquidPlanner

That last bit is important; fully mature cloud infrastructure are now available to all manufacturers, in the same way that the fully paved national highway system is available to all drivers—the important thing is to get started.

FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

The company is also involved in emergency relief efforts by offering planes and other infrastructure. Leigh Espy, FedEx Project Manager. What is like to work as a project manager? The easy answer is “it depends.” That’s true but it doesn’t really tell us much.

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