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.

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?

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 smartitpm.com. Chris Hammond. As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process.

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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 105

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 98

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?

2016 21

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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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.

2017 18

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.

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.

2017 26

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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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).

2016 105

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 45

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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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 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) ?

2017 21

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.

2017 15

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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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.

Benefits of Project Portfolio Management : A Competitive Advantage

Project-Management.pm

The following benefits of project portfolio management have lure organizations to embed them in their projects’ infrastructure. Both the market and business industry are putting more pressure on organizations in terms of visibility and improvement. Organizations are struggling to make relevant and maintain the reputation that they have been safeguarding for the past years. It’s a jungle out there and everyone is bent on surviving.

2017 26

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.

How To Build An Efficient Portfolio Management Office ?

Project-Management.pm

Furthermore, it will hardly affect the organization’s infrastructure. As far as portfolio management processes go, portfolio management office is embedded in an organization in order to support a certain strategic objectives towards a successful result. Portfolio management office also serves as an additional support in terms of business goals and benefits from projects or programs.

2017 26

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.

2015 21

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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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 11

When You’re the Company’s First Project Manager

LiquidPlanner

Methodically build your infrastructure. In the beginning, project management was formless and empty, and darkness was over the work breakdown structure. The Founders looked over the face of the startup and said all is good.

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How project management software can save you

Binfire

Companies also save on infrastructure costs because remote employees do not require office space. When we think about the benefits of desktop project management software, efficiency and speed to market come to mind.

Minimize Project Complexity – Maximize Functionality with Clarizen

Brad Egeland

That said, you'll give up the features of this type of offering, but it is probably more than is needed for the small companies looking for the free or low cost solutions to manage their growing PM infrastructure. Project management tools sometimes claim to deliver the world and still leaving us wanting for more.

2017 21

What is Project Portfolio Management : The Basics

Project-Management.pm

A company that embeds PPM in their infrastructure has a higher chance to see that development. What is Portfolio Management? It’s one of those questions that can be really complicated when someone is not really that familiar with project or portfolio management. To understand something is always the first step. And what is project portfolio management being one of the questions that needs further understanding. Projects are the motherboard of an organization.

2017 21

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.

2016 28

The benefits of being a part time PM - interview with Arnon Yaffe

Susanne Madsen

A good manager is an enabler, your job is to create the infrastructure and the processes for people to flourish. If you recruit the right people and put the right infrastructure in place, then you don’t need to be around all the time.

2016 23

The Five Truths of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

Leading infrastructure projects in the military afforded me the luxury of learning leadership through the best teachers of all – experience and mistake. Leadership is one of those words that we come across that has a multitude of meanings. Does it mean to give direction?

2018 18

5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

A situation I’m experiencing currently is a lack of qualified engineering project managers in the building and infrastructure sector. Here’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills.

The 15 Project Management KPIs: What They Do and Why You Need Them

Project-Management.pm

Another issue to bring into light is that a lot of project managers are still not aware of their Project Management KPIs and even lost when it comes to executing them into the project infrastructure. One of the most efficient metrics or tolls to measure project performance are in the guise of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs). These tools are significant n a project’s success since it helps managers determine and identify risks, track progress, and monitor performance.

2017 16

The Case for Project Portfolio Management

Jez Lister

For example, within a banking environment it may make sense to have portfolio categories such as Retail Banking, Business Banking, Mobile Banking, General Insurance, Infrastructure etc. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) has gained widespread interest from many organisations over recent years.

2015 23

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.

Bridging The Gap Between Portfolio Management Metrics and Your Organization’s Strategic Solutions

Project-Management.pm

Don’t waste your precious time measuring portfolio management metrics that don’t do justice to your organization’s infrastructure, projects, and resources. Crucial and significant decisions are one of the things organizations face on a daily basis—facing these all mean the people in the hierarchy devote their time making certain decisions for their organization’s improvement, development, and growth.

2017 13

5 Ways Cloud-Based Project Management Software Saves Save Time and Money

LiquidPlanner

Lower upfront costs: no investment in server infrastructure required. It’s official: the cloud has gone mainstream.