How to Manage Project Environment from Initiation to Close

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A project has five phases: initiation, planning, execution, monitor and control and close. Project initiation: This phase is where you determine if the project is viable. The post How to Manage Project Environment from Initiation to Close appeared first on ProjectManager.com.

A Quick Guide to Strategic Initiatives

ProjectManager.com

Although the term “strategic initiative” might sound like inflated business jargon, it’s far from useless. A strategic initiative is a compass that guides businesses and targets future goals. What Is a Strategic Initiative? Why Make a Strategic Initiative?

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Managing Your First Strategic Initiative

Arras People

Strategic initiatives aren’t the same as typical projects—they tend to be considerably more complex and at times have hands on involvement from the top-level of management in the business. However a strategic initiative , like a new product launch, can be driven by the reaction of the business to dramatic changes in market conditions or regulatory pressure and is likely to be stakeholder led and have considerably more visibility within the business.

Project Initiation Guide for Beginner Level Agile Professionals

nTask

Well, project initiation is a complex science, which you should master if you are even thinking of taking the first step to initiate something. So, what is project initiation and how can you make sure that you gain success in completing this step efficiently every single time?

Enhance Employee Wellness to Retain High-Performing Teams

Speaker: Eric Torigian - Managing Director, Advisory Services, CHRO Solutions

During this informative webinar, Eric Torigian, Managing Director at CHRO Solutions, will explore how organizations are emphasizing employee wellness, how that has helped workers attain a healthy "life balance", and how, as a result, this has contributed to corporate success.

Initiative and independent action

Musings on Project Management

From Viscount Nelson, victorious British commander in chief at the naval battle of Trafalgar, we get this insight for initiative and independent action, as described by Admiral James Stavridis in his book "Sea Power": Nelson knew he would not have clear and instantaneous communication.

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

ProjectManager.com

But if a project isn’t initiated correctly, then those hopes and expectations aren’t anchored in a solid foundation, and your project can drift off course and head for disaster. Of course, there are many steps in the successful execution of a project, but project initiation is the first and, in some ways, the most important step. What Is Project Initiation? The first being project initiation. What is project initiation? Review the Initiation Phase.

How To Start Your Projects Right. A Complete Guide To Project Initiation

The Digital Project Manager

A Complete Guide To Project Initiation appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Initiation PM Skills & Best PracticesThe beginning of a project: the calm before the storm or a manic rush to get things sorted ready for the core work to start? Whichever way it happens, the start of a project is critical to its future success.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario. You are assigned to manage a project and before you or your team have had an opportunity to start to chip away at the looming mountain of uncertainty, you get put on the spot to provide a cost or schedule estimate by your project sponsor or some other stakeholder. To make matters worse, your company’s project delivery methodology might insist that an estimate gets provided before work has even commenced.

16 Pre-Project Questions for Project Initiation Meetings

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The next step will be properly initiating the project. The Project Initiation Phase. You kick off the project through the project initiation phase. How Long is Project Initiation? On a small project, you could finish projet initiation in a morning, following a chat with one other person. So don’t let anyone tell you are taking too long for project initiation. When you feel ready to start properly planning, then initiation is over.

Moving From Strategy to Execution

Speaker: Barb Barker and Shannon Riley, Wrike Team

In its simplest state, an organization's Strategic Performance Management context begins with corporate strategies (including objectives) which cascade to business units or equivalent organizational entities (IT), which, in turn, develop aligned strategies. Projects are the temporary initiatives that companies put into place alongside their ongoing operations to achieve specific goals. As a project manager, it is our job to take these initiatives, and execute them effectively within our teams.

Questions To Ask During Project Initiation To Get Crystal Clear

The Digital Project Manager

The post Questions To Ask During Project Initiation To Get Crystal Clear appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Project Initiation Insights Topics

Don't Rely on the Project Customer's Initial Requirements

Brad Egeland

Summary It’s not always easy to take the steps necessary for the PM and team to get from the initial project request, through to the real problem, define the requirements and provide a satisfying solution to the customer.

Project Initiation Checklist [Free Download]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This month’s free template is a project initiation checklist. This is the first page of the Project Initiation Checklist. It’s a quick way to speed up finding out what you need to know from your project sponsor when you meet for the first time.

Project Initiation Checklist: The Perfect Way To Start Your Projects

Proofhub

As you start your project, you need to take the initiative on the preparatory work, from preparing the scope, estimating the costs, assigning resources, and creating a project timeline, to getting sign-off on the key performance indicators.

A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

Initiating Change Sucks

Ganttic

Often, taking action to initiate change isn’t a part of your routine or even your job description or tasks. Initiating change includes noticing an issue. You also know that you have tasks that you need to complete regardless of the change you are trying to initiate. What's even suckier, people can blame you since you were the one that initiated the change. While many variables can make you think about initiating change, most of them will make you feel strained.

Project initiation is like back to school…

Kiron Bondale

With persistent teams assigned to long-lived products, capabilities or value-streams, project initiation and closure activities could be significantly streamlined. Labor Day weekend marks the ceremonial if not precise end of summer. Starting tomorrow, kids across North America will resume school after a long break. This shift from the carefree days of summer to the hectic schedule of the school year can be jarring for students, teachers and parents.

An Abundance of Initiatives—Now What?

Leading Agile

Strategic product management may be the “quarterback” role on a leadership team, helping the team choose and execute the right plays. As a team, we have more good ideas than our organization has the capacity to execute.

How To Easily Make A Project Initiation Document

The Digital Project Manager

Why bother going to the trouble of creating a Project Initiation Document? The post How To Easily Make A Project Initiation Document appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Initiation PM Skills & Best Practices TopicsYou’ve received sign-off.

The Secret to Building Successful Digital Sales Programs in 2022 and Beyond

Speaker: Jordi Gili, International Speaker, Managing Director at Execus, Professor Geneva Business School

In this session Prof. Jordi Gili with the Geneva Business School will share key learnings from digital sales programs and will hint at the Key Performance Indicators that Digital Sales programs should aspire to in 2023.

The Two Most Important Documents – Initiation

ProProject Manager

Do you know the two most important documents in the Initiation phase of Project Management? Here is the video: Here is more information on Problem Statements and the Project Initiation. The post The Two Most Important Documents – Initiation appeared first on ProProject Manager.

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

Making sure that success not only happens today, but is more likely with future project initiatives. In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. These include: Fostering an environment where collaborative decision making is easier and more fruitful. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact.

How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Stakeholder ManagementA project manager does not possess all of the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver a project. Therefore, each project manager should engage the people and organizations that have interest in the project.

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Smart Goals for Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation Leadership Project Integration ManagementWhat is the role of the project manager?

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Psychological Safety & Employee Wellbeing: Building a Healthy & Accountable Work Environment

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg - Chief People Officer, The Granite Group & Melissa Doman M.A. Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist

In this webinar, Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, and Melissa Doman, Organizational Psychologist & Mental Health at Work Specialist, will discuss methods for developing and maintaining employee wellness and psychological safety in your workforce!

Using Technology to Streamline Project Initiation Instruction

MindGenius

Using Technology to Streamline Project Initiation Instruction. The Project Initiation Instruction (PII) – or the Definition Document – is one of the most important artifacts in project management because it provides a foundation for the project. It specifies why the project is important, what will be delivered, when it will be delivered and how. It’s the contract between the project management team and the steering committee – or sponsor/stakeholders – if you like.

How to Conduct a Killer Kickoff Meeting

Project Risk Coach

Double down on your initial efforts. 1=Initiation Project Integration ManagementOne thing that I've learned after twenty years of projects. And one of the most critical events is your project kickoff meeting.

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How to Write Results-Oriented Goals

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation Project Integration ManagementI see a common problem when reviewing project charters. The goals are activity-oriented, rather than results-oriented. And this can lead to misunderstandings about what the project team needs to achieve.

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How to Develop a Project Summary

Project Risk Coach

Discover the exact, proven system I use to engage stakeholders, improve collaboration, and initiate projects. 1=InitiationYou get on the elevator with someone who asks you about your upcoming project. Can you clearly describe your project in 60 seconds? Let's look at how to develop a project summary. Perhaps you are on the way out of a meeting with senior leaders when a Vice President asks you about your project.

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Performing Proficient Portfolio Management Against All Odds

Speaker: Ordonna Sargeant — PMP Staff Research Program Manager, Twitter | Scrum Master | Author | Speaker | ATP PMP Instructor | Adjunct Professor | PM Content Creator

In this webinar, Global Program Manager, Scrum Master, and Educator Ordonna Sargeant will provide you with key takeaways to apply when managing a complex portfolio!

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

Making sure that success not only happens today, but is more likely with future project initiatives. In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. These include: Fostering an environment where collaborative decision making is easier and more fruitful. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact.

A Different Kind of Project

Project Risk Coach

Discover the exact, proven system I use to engage stakeholders, improve collaboration, and initiate projects. 1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlLife is filled with new adventures and experiences. Remember the first time you rode a bike, climbed a tree, or took a job.

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Best Practices for Your Project Management Initiation Phase

Wrike

These are: Initiating, Planning, Executing, Controlling, and Closing. For this article, we tackle the best practices for the first step in the lifecycle: the project management initiation phase. What is the Project Management Initiation Phase? Typically the initiation phase is where a project sponsor, in tandem with a project manager, clarifies three main things: the project’s objectives , scope , constraints.

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5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager

LiquidPlanner

I’ve observed quite a few change management initiatives fail, and some of them have failed spectacularly. While these are not all necessary for every change initiative you may be managing or leading, think of them as best practices to follow. Here are five ways to lead a successful change management initiative: 1. Successful change management initiatives help people see what’s in it for them.

How To Create A Project Initiation Document

MindGenius

How To Create A Project Initiation Document. STEP 1: UNDERSTAND YOUR OBJECTIVES In this “How To” example we will demonstrate MindGenius Online functionality using a pre-prepared Template outlining a process to help facilitate the preparation of Project Initiation Instruction (PII). As a team initially just capture all the ideas and answers to the question using type and return functionality (shown in the image below) highlighting the branch for the question being answered.

The Stakeholder Performance Domain

Project Risk Coach

Additionally, I create the initial stakeholder register. 1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Risk ManagementThe PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition contains eight performance domains including the Stakeholder Performance Domain.

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Project Initiation Checklist [Free Download]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This month’s free template is a project initiation checklist. This is the first page of the Project Initiation Checklist. Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Inside PRINCE2Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2. It’s a quick way to speed up finding out what you need to know from your project sponsor when you meet for the first time.

Are You Tired of Missing Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

Work with your project sponsors to identify stakeholders with high power and high interest as you initiate your projects. 1=Initiation 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk Management

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10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

As you are initiating your projects, start identifying your stakeholders. I invite key stakeholders to my initial project meetings as we are developing the project charter. 1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Stakeholder ManagementDo you have a stakeholder engagement plan?

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