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.

16 Pre-Project Questions for Project Initiation Meetings

Girl'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? So don’t let anyone tell you are taking too long for project initiation.

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. What Is Project Initiation? The first being project initiation. What is project initiation?

Project Initiation Checklist [Free Download]

Girl'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.

How to Initiate a Project Steering Committee

Project Risk Coach

Initiate a Project Steering Committee Sometimes, the person responsible for project management (e.g., The post How to Initiate a Project Steering Committee appeared first on Project Risk Coach. Someone decided that it was a good idea to bring project management into your organization.

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?

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.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

5 Ways To Initiate eLearning With Your Remote Team

Boost by Brightpod

We live in a big world with a global economy. As technologies develop, companies no longer need to hire employees based on their location. Many companies choose to hire talented and experienced professionals who work remotely and make their contribution out of the office

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.

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.

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.

KeyedIn Spotlight - Project Initiation, Governance and Life Cycle Management

Keyedin

Join KeyedIn Solutions for 'Project Initiation, Governance and Lifecycle Management', the next installment of our KeyedIn Spotlight Webinar Series.

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.

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).

5 Powerful Ways to Improve Your Project Approval Process

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation Project Integration ManagementMany organizations have a Project Board that approves programs and projects resulting in a project portfolio. The Board chooses projects and programs that align and support the organization's mission, values, goals, and strategies.

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Learn How To Write S.M.A.R.T. Project Objectives (With Examples)

The Digital Project Manager

How-to Project InitiationThe post Learn How To Write S.M.A.R.T. Project Objectives (With Examples) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way.

Reasons why PPM Strategies and PMO Initiatives Fail

Keyedin

In our recent eBook: Why PPM and PMOs Fail: Best Practices in Coordinating and Optimizing your PPM and PMO Strategy to Deliver an Active PMO - we explored the many reason why PPM strategies and PMO initiatives fail. The main consequences of a failed PPM Strategy or a PMO initiative, is losing control over your ability to impact the business in a positive way.

How to Write SMART Project Goals

Project Risk Coach

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

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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.

12 Good Reasons You Are Struggling With Small Projects

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Risk Management"Why am I still having problems with small projects? This plaintive question is one I'm asked from time to time. I'd like to give a few brief reasons why project managers struggle with small projects.

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Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time

Project Risk Coach

Ask the Right Questions at the Right Time Initiating Process Group Why are we doing this project? The value of the charter process is engaging stakeholders, discussing the issues, resolving conflicts, and getting agreement as you initiate the project.

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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.

Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 4=Control Project Stakeholder ManagementHave you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress.

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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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Learn how to select and prioritize projects based on organizational initiatives and objectives

Keyedin

Learn how to deliver rapid project initiation and ensure project governance and standardization

Keyedin

How To Manage Fixed Date Projects

Project Risk Coach

Complete the initial risk identification and assessment. 1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Schedule ManagementFixed date projects occur often these days. The project sponsor picks a date and hands you the project. So, what's a project manager to do? How can we manage fixed date projects?

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9 Simple Ways to Quickly Start a Project

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Risk Management Project Scope ManagementI wish I had a dime for every time that I have been handed a project with a deadline of yesterday. You've been there too? Well, let's talk about some practical steps that we can take to quickly start a project.

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The What, Why, and How of Projects

Project Risk Coach

Whether you are initiating a project, or you are in the middle of your project, consider these questions: What is the project team trying to achieve? 1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Integration Management

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Are You Tired of Missing Big 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 ManagementI have had the privilege of managing two PMOs, both composed of several project managers.

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How To Improve Schedule Estimates

Project Risk Coach

Use this technique during the project initiation or early planning. 1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Schedule ManagementHave you ever had an executive ask how long a project will take before the project started? Yeah, I've been there too. When asked, PAUSE.

10 Ways to Keep Your Project Stakeholders Happy

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

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How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Stakeholder ManagementProject Stakeholder Management Last week, we looked at 15 awesome ways to manage your project stakeholders. Today, let’s explore the development and use of the stakeholder register.

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How to Get Awesome Results Through Your Projects

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation GoalsThe Power of Results-Based Goals Project sponsors send a message to their project teams and other stakeholders through the goals contained in their project charters.

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How to Facilitate a Successful Project Launch

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation Project Integration ManagementWhat does it take to facilitate a successful project launch? Let’s look at two scenarios, one that results in potential failure and one destined for success.

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How to Facilitate the Resolution of Conflicting Ideas

Project Risk Coach

Stakeholders include individuals, groups, or organizations — internally and externally — that may be impacted by the change initiative. Identifying the initiatives to support the strategy. What change initiatives are you managing right now?

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Inputs for the Project Charter [Video]

Project Risk Coach

The value of the charter process is engaging stakeholders, discussing the issues, resolving conflicts, and getting agreement as you initiate the project. 1=InitiationIf you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here.

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How to Create and Use a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation stakeholdersIf you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Want to interact with other project managers on the topic of Stakeholder Management? Well, you’re in the right place!

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