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.

How to Become an IT Project Manager

Technical understanding including hardware, software, network, infrastructure, security, etc. IT PM: Project management training that deals with technology, such as infrastructure, hardware, software, networks, etc. So ITIL is Information Technology Infrastructure Library.

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Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided.

?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).

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Chief Project Officer - Should This be a Real Thing?

Brad Egeland

What about this… what about a central figure leading the project management infrastructure in an organization. PMO Directors. Are they game changers? Great leaders? Powerful enough to get the job done? Are they taken seriously by senior management? It’s certainly not a new concept. Making that central figure a C-level officer in the company…now that’s a new concept. At least I’ve not seen it happen or even be proposed anywhere. Read the full article.

3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

​I believe it is wise that every organization – especially those that are more technical in nature – have a project management infrastructure.

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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.

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Our Project Management Isn't Working

Brad Egeland

And do you need fresh eyes to look at your PM infrastructure and check processes for leaks and needed fixes? Believe it or not I get told this or asked about this nearly every week. I frequently hear from organizations - some very large organizations right down to new startups - who are throwing up their arms and saying it's just not working! Don't worry, it can be working and it will work. It's fixable. Nearly everything is fixable.

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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.

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.

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

It houses the communications infrastructure and whatever tech is needed for the project. The first thing to do is figure out where the project office should be, and then make sure that the infrastructure there is properly set up with the right project management office tools and equipment.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

i.e. aeroplane component design, or changes to core banking infrastructure. Sara is delivering a 3-month project to upgrade some core banking infrastructure. This is a contribution by Chris Hammond from Chris Hammond. As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process.

Key Ingredients to More Project Successes

Brad Egeland

A certified staff of project managers in your PM infrastructure or PMO won’t guarantee success for every project every time out, but having a solid group of leaders talking the same language and possessing confident leadership skills may be half the battle for some organizations. Of course, nothing can guarantee ongoing project successes. If we had a magic formulate that could, we’d be millionaires.

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Are we marketing the right metrics?

Kiron Bondale

ISPs are under pressure to scale their infrastructure to support greater speeds at lower costs, but the side effect of this “arms race” might be reliability. Recently, I’ve been experiencing frequent brief loss of Internet connectivity issues at home.

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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.

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Scrum and universal truths [update 2018]

Gunther Verheyen

What tools and infrastructure are at the teams’ disposal? In 2010, the principal co-creators of Scrum, Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber, agreed on the first version of the Scrum Guide , thereby creating the official BOK (body of knowledge) for Scrum.

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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.

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).

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The PMP - Train Together and Win Projects Together

Brad Egeland

Cheetah Project Management Office – Set up a support infrastructure that helps keep all projects finishing faster. If you want to run fast, go alone. ​ If you want to run further, go together Become the Champion of Further, Faster for the Organizations You Serve. Click Here to download the Better Projects, Better Business Whitepaper Use code BRADPMP for 5% off training and certification - signup a team of 3 or more and get 10% off each!

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Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile


The protocol failed due to the fact that the new environment wasn’t set up by the infrastructure team. The DM team raised the problem to the project manager (Howard Foster), and requested his assistance in prioritizing this task with the infrastructure team. What is an Issue Log?

What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

Through cloud infrastructure, they were able to meet this demand. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however. Where it once implied daydreaming, now it is the realm of innovative businesses and forward-thinking leaders.

Become a Cheetah Certified Project Manager

Brad Egeland

In fact, train your entire group and create a PM infrastructure of excellence and excellent people. CCPM? A what?!? A CCPM - a Cheetah Certified Project Manager. Is that a real thing? Yes, and it is awesome. Cheetah Learning - a 17 year leaders worldwide in project management education, training and certification - is offering their own certification in addition to PMI's Project Management Professional (PMP) training and certification. And the training is life changing.

When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

But although the Opera House is a national symbol and has been recognised as an incredible feat of architecture, it’s one of the best-known case studies of a failed infrastructure project.

Achieving Greater Agility - Your Way to Being an Agile Organization


Agile transformation requires a change of culture and mindset, which is why it must happen in waves, with associated business, technology and infrastructure groups becoming agile together. Achieving and maturing organizational agility is the key object for established organizations in order to keep delivering business value. In fact, an organization’s agility level is the most important factor influencing project success rates. But what does agility really mean?

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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.)

Is the PMO Necessary for Project Success?

Brad Egeland

The project management office - or PMO - is generally considered the proper project management infrastructure for project-centric organizations. Without that infrastructure, it's difficult to justify putting a PM team together not knowing what type of utilization those resources will actually have. Does your organization run and manage individual projects to get internal and external customers work done?

Unit Testing Shell Scripts:Part One

Leading Agile

Infrastructure engineers and system administrators test their scripts even less diligently than programmers test their application code. Another practice that may be unfamiliar to many infrastructure engineers is version control.

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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?

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration.

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective


In the past eight months of my life directing a large infrastructure program, I spend on average 70% of my time in meetings. “As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication.

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How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

My degree helped me understand how systems and infrastructure fit together. There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager.

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Project Management Financial Planning Glossary of Terms


materials, infrastructure, etc.). Whether you are studying for project management certification, have had the role of project manager thrust upon you (funny how that happens, isn’t it?),

How to Budget For Your Company’s Technical Debt

Zen Project Management

In addition, the Flow Framework expands on the notion of technical debt to include infrastructure debt (e.g., Guest post by Dr. Mik Kersten While “technical debt” is a term that’s frequently used by technologists, the implication and understanding of it tends to be opaque to the business until it’s too late - just look at how Nokia lost the mobile market that it helped create.

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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Having a Definition of Ready: Harmful or Helpful?

Leading Agile

It’s only useful when different people handle different aspects of delivery, like strategic planning, requirements elaboration, architecture, design, coding, testing, packaging, deploying, infrastructure management, production system monitoring, operations, and production support.

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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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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.

Digital Transformation Projects (2): Opportunities and Challenges of Digitization


Missing technical infrastructure. The first part of this 3-part series gave an insight into what “digital transformation” means. We’ve established the following definition for this process: ". A digital transformation is a process of disruption and the following process of regeneration. Antiquated structures get torn down and are replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. ".

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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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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