A Quick Guide to Strategic Initiatives


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?

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right


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?

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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.

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. On a strategic initiative the diversity of stakeholders is much broader than on a more typical project.

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 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.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

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.

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


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.

SAFe Thursday – An Agilemania Initiative


We ran experiments with online classes and we got excellent & encouraging feedback, we got started… The post SAFe Thursday – An Agilemania Initiative appeared first on Agilemania. Here is a quick background on how it all started.

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.

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


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 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.

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


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.

Using Technology to Streamline Project Initiation Instruction


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 Create A Project Initiation Document


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).

Five Ways to Reduce Risk Exposure Early

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Risk ManagementWhen is risk exposure greatest in a project? In the beginning, in the middle, or at the end of the project? It's actually highest in the beginning. Let's look at how to reduce risk exposure early in your projects.

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


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.

Coalition of Organizations Launch the ‘Protecting People Everywhere’ Initiative Answering the Call to Source Safe and Effective PPE for Front-line Health Care Workers


In 2 weeks, the initiative has generated widespread public support from hundreds of manufacturers and individuals at 100millionmasks.org. ” The goal of the initiative is to provide the logistical support needed on both the donor and recipient sides.

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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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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

Wise sponsors invite key stakeholders to the initial meetings to discuss the project charter and to obtain their input. 1=Initiation Project Integration ManagementIn this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter.

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Why Stakeholder Analysis is Important

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning Project Stakeholder ManagementProject stakeholders are individuals, groups, and organizations that may affect or be affected by your projects. It's critical to understand how people inside and outside your organization may impact your projects.

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Best Practices for Your Project Management Initiation Phase


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 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.

How to Develop a Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

A project charter is a "document issued by the project initiator or sponsor that formally authorizes the existence of a project and provides the project manager with the authority to apply organizational resources to project activities" (PMBOK ® Guide—Sixth Edition.

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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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How to Measure the ROI of Your Purpose Driven Initiatives


Check it out what you will find on this article about the importance of purpose driven initiatives : What the Bleep Does Purpose Even Mean? Tracking Your Purpose Driven Initiatives Social advocacy Brand Loyalty Circling Back to What Really Matters.

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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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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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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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.

What Businesses Can Learn About Cybersecurity Threats From the US DoD’s Latest Initiative


This ruleset however, doesn’t have any protocols for auditing and protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) which was why the new CMMC program was initiated. .

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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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 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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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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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.

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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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KeyedIn Spotlight - Project Initiation, Governance and Life Cycle Management


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