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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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.

2018 265

?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).

2016 218

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.

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.

2016 187

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.

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.

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 - 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.

2017 170

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).

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.)

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?

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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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. ".

2018 120

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.

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.

2018 184

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).

2017 336

Digital Transformation Projects (1): What is Digital Transformation?


Just like any other change project, you will have to carefully plan and prepare digital transformation projects: you must modernize antiquated infrastructures and processes, but you also need to keep in mind the human aspect, because you will have to convince your team of the advantages of a digital transformation.

2018 139

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.

2018 201

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?

2017 191

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.

2016 244

Build a CI/CD Pipeline in the Cloud: Part Four

Leading Agile

Now you’ll become an infrastructure engineer. Similarly, if you’re coming from an infrastructure background, then I hope the section of the exercise that involved test-driven development was informative.

2018 62

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?

2018 156

Project Management Methodology Guide by the European Commission

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) ?

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018


The themes of the conference are: Infrastructure design for regions in rapid development. Infrastructure design for new vertical cities. Infrastructure for new cities and landscapes. Design for urban infrastructure: Parks, Buildings, Streets, and Systems. The ACE industry is a unique field because it consists of architects, engineers, and those in the construction industry; in other words, three separate industries that intertwine.

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.

2013 191

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).

2016 71

8 ways to train your staff to digital efficiency


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.

2015 148

How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

So why would you go to the extra trouble creating an infrastructure? Perhaps most important is the need to integrate your processes with supporting infrastructure like: tools. A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process.

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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?

2017 156

A Real-World Success Story: New Zealand Government Improves Project Delivery


The newly-elected brought a greater focus on managing infrastructure and large project spend, that coincided with the growth of Portfolio Management Offices (PMOs).

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.

2016 215

Velocity Anti-Patterns

Leading Agile

To the infrastructure team. ” In this context, completed doesn’t mean that the code is ready for the infrastructure team to move to a test environment so the functional testing team can work with it.

2018 62

Defensive Programming Grows Up

Leading Agile

Cloud infrastructures make it seem as if an application is long-lived, while in reality servers are being destroyed and re-created under the covers all the time. This inevitably adds a layer of complexity and protocol dependence to an already complex service infrastructure.

2018 62

Applicability of Agile/Lean/Kanban Methods for fixed scope/budget projects (with short duration)

Sudipta Lahiri

Env/Infrastructure: . Negative Factor: The team identified Configuration, Sanity, Missing HFs, Connectivity, Overloading of environment as all related issues to environment, infrastructure. Resolution Approach: Environment/Infrastructure planning cannot be a batch mode process.

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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.

Digital Transformation: The 5 Must-Have Skills for Digital Leaders


They must put people first A digital leader’s task is to create a digital infrastructure and implement new processes and tools that align with the company’s goals and strategies. Digital transformation is on everyone’s radar right now and a majority of industries and companies are working towards digitizing their organization. But what does it take to digitally transform an organization successfully? Hint: It’s not just about implementing fancy new tools.

The Best Free Project Management Resources


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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