No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

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.

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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.

Six things you should do when kicking off a project

Susanne Madsen

If you liked this post, you may also like : Initiating and Planning Your Project, Part I What makes a perfect Project Initiation Document (PID)? project initiation​What do you do when you’ve just landed a new project?

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Jerry Ihejirika: Bringing Laughter to Project Managers Everywhere

PMStudent

Becoming a PM Project Management Career Clinic Project Management for Africa Initiative The Comedy Project Manager's BlogGet to know Jerry Ihejirika, project management blogger with a sense of humor.

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How to Manage a Project Like No Other

Project Risk Coach

When I had completed the initial manuscript, I had another editor perform a top level edit, helping me to identify gaps in the book as well as parts that should be deleted. 1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlLife is filled with new adventures and experiences.

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?

How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

It is called “Initiating successful projects” and was first published in December 2011. We are therefore re-focusing our studies earlier in the project lifecycle to better assess the quality of, and to influence successful, project initiation.

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Are you bridging the gap between vision and delivery?

Susanne Madsen

Project failure project initiation project leadership vision and missionAccording to Harvard Business Review (HBR), being forward-looking and enlisting others in a shared view of the future is one of the attributes that most distinguishes leaders from non-leaders.

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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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.

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.

Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects

Gina Abudi PM

And Get Your Employees Engaged in the Initiative! Even what appears to be a simple initiative – involving only [.]. Reaching out to employees to get input into business process improvement projects enables for a number of benefits for both the organization and the employees. Consider that business process improvement projects are not easy to implement! The post Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi.

The Cost of Too Many Projects in Portfolio

Pawel Brodzinski

Let’s talk about how much we pay for introducing too many concurrent initiatives in our portfolios. Let’s imagine that the same team is involved in four concurrent initiatives. Projects are, in fact, bigger than we initially assumed.

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Linky van der Merwe

Girl's Guide to PM

Linky van der Merwe talks about project management in South Africa and her Success Stories Shared initiative. No related posts. Expert Views Women This article contains affiliate links

An Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting Needs Preparation

Arras People

The initial project kick-off meeting is a key stage in helping to deliver a successful project outcome and provides an opportunity to share the plan with the team and stakeholders. Use whatever resources you need to help you create the initial project plan.

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2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update

Green Project Management

The compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support Sustainable Development goals.

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True agility requires ruthless prioritization

Kiron Bondale

The greater the number of distinct initiatives someone works on, the greater the percentage of context-switching waste and quality impacts which will arise. Primary roles on agile delivery teams are expected to be fully dedicated to the one project or product that they are supporting.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

In support of that long term goal you may define a handful of strategic initiatives. To advance those initiatives you may also identify a set of deliverable, valuable products or product capabilities.

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Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example.

Green Project Management

We just posted a media release to announce a partnership with Village Green Global, who will sponsor a series of initiatives in the Russel Island, Solomon Islands.

“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”

LeadingAnswers

It did not take multiple years to build the initial product, instead after delivery the business wanted more functionality, more integration, more automation. Does this question sound familiar?

Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

LeadingAnswers

This does not mean every font change of a Project Charter template needs CFO approval, but it does mean that all plans, initiatives and work are open and available for contribution or comment to anyone who is interested.

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6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing IT projects

Moira Alexander

Regardless of business size, industry or structure, many projects today are unfortunately still selected and initiated in a siloed department-by-department manner, without considering the overall strategic impact. What are the risks of initiating projects in this manner? Businesses run the risk of more than one area competing for the same project resources, including people and technologies, and also conflicting deadlines and goals.

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PMO of the Year Award Winner: An interview with Sarina Arcari

Guerrilla Project Management

The Project Management Institute’s PMO of the Year Award honors a PMO that has demonstrated superior organizational project management abilities by adding value to its organization through its support of successful strategic initiatives.

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Don’t Forget These 10 Project Management Best Practices (Infographic)

Wrike

In order to manage a successful project, you need to align all your stakeholders with an initial kick-off meeting. When studying project management , you’ve probably come across lots of tools and tips that you’ve wanted to try out, only to forget them a few weeks later.

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Sensible Project Management with Mark Phillipy (@SensiblePM)

PM for the Masses

Mark Phillipy shares with me his thoughts on Project Management, and how it can apply to large corporate initiatives but also smaller, home projects. Mark Phillipy shares with me his thoughts on Project Management, and how it can apply to large corporate initiatives but also smaller, home projects. The post Sensible Project Management with Mark Phillipy (@SensiblePM) appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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What is a Program Manager vs. a Project Manager?

Wrike

The project manager reports to the program manager on progress and changes made to the initial project plan. Program manager vs. project manager — to understand how these two similar roles differ, you must first know the difference between programs and projects.

Project Management Consultant or Freelance/Contract Project Manager?

Arras People

Typically, a consultant, in any business field, has been traditionally focused on advising organizations what to do in certain business areas that need initiating, changing or developing. What is the different between a project management consultant and a freelance/contract project manager?

Project Management Career Q&A – Not Enough Planning Experience

Arras People

I’m currently looking for a job and I’m concerned that I don’t have enough experience in the initiation and planning of projects – my experience has always been in implementation. Just because your experience has focused on the implementation side of projects, does that really mean your initiation and planning experience is lacking? In relation to questions about initiation and planning, you can talk with authority about planning skills in implementation.

Back to PMO School in September

Arras People

Building a Scorecard to Help Prioritise Initiatives. There’s quite a lot going on in September for those of you who are working in PMO in the UK. PMO Flashmob – the networking group for PMO people – is hosting three events in London, Southampton and Edinburgh.

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When Outsourcing Makes Sense

LeadingAnswers

The business case pitched to executives by outsourcing companies initially seems very compelling: Project Alpha needs 9 months of software development by a team of 5 people. Organizations do not undertake projects just to recoup their initial expenditure on them.

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Agile Benefits Management

LeadingAnswers

Agile is well aligned at CMMI levels 1 (Initial), 2 (Defined) and 3 (Managed), it also perfectly aligns with CMMI level 5 (Optimizing) that focuses on process improvement but runs afoul on the documentation and controls layer of CMMI level 4 (Quantitatively Managed).

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Hiring the Right People in Project Management

Arras People

It’s a simple question when you initially look at it. My initial thought was a combination of skills, experience, character and personality which fit the type of organisation that wants to hire them.

Does your organization truly support project management?

Kiron Bondale

The path to an executive role should include the engaged sponsorship of at least one successful initiative. The April 2016 issue of PM Network provided updated project management capability findings from PMI’s 2016 Pulse of the Profession ® report.

IR35 Changes – New Threat to Your Wealth?

Arras People

The latest initiative by the HMRC to collect additional taxes from the flexible workforce is going to further confuse the employment landscape in the UK. Whilst initially aimed at the Public Sector, if successfully implemented, it’s hard not to see it rolled out to the Private Sector too!

Are you just following up or are you micromanaging?

Kiron Bondale

Finally, reducing cross-initiative multitasking can enable staff to complete tasks quicker and with higher quality while eliminating the need for managers to have to constantly follow up with team members to ensure that priorities haven’t shifted.

Will PRINCE2 Help Me Get a Foot in the Door?

Arras People

To start, simply take a blank piece of paper and draw a line with the project lifecycle from start to finish and fill in the core areas with your own personal experience; i.e. areas such as writing the business case, project initiation document (PID), planning, gate reviews, benefits case etc.

The Project Management Benchmark Report 2016

Arras People

All of which makes PPM a great melting pot of ideas and initiatives, a great place to be. >>Download We launch the latest annual report on the UK and Global Programme and Project Management domain today.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

According to a study by led by McKinsey & Company in conjunction with the University of Oxford, a total of 45% of projects run over budget, 7% run late, and a whopping 56% of projects fail to meet initial expectations. Planning and initiating predetermined goals. Step 1: Initiate.

Some thoughts on Setting up a PMO

Jez Lister

Most of my colleagues – myself included were initially unclear about the purpose of the PMO and assumed that we were all to be relocated to new offices. There is much more that could be said about setting up a PMO but here are the key points: Initiate a project to set up the PMO.

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