No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!
JULY 3, 2016
It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.
Project initiation is like back to school…
SEPTEMBER 5, 2016
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.
Project Initiation Checklist [Free Download]
Girl's Guide to PM
AUGUST 19, 2016
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
APRIL 1, 2017
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 initiationWhat do you do when you’ve just landed a new project?
Getting the Work Done with Project Management
Gina Abudi PM
APRIL 5, 2017
Project Management accomplishing initiatives managing projects organization skills organizing work project best practicesA Client Story. For the last three years, one of Abudi Consulting Group’s clients, a global pharmaceutical organization, has been working with us to provide training for their employees at all levels in how to use project management best practices to accomplish work. This workshop, entitled, Taking a Project Management Approach to Getting the Work [.].
How good are you at starting off your project?
SEPTEMBER 17, 2015
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.
How to Manage a Project Like No Other
Project Risk Coach
FEBRUARY 19, 2016
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
JUNE 10, 2016
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 to Create and Use a Stakeholder Register
Project Risk Coach
JULY 13, 2016
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!
Are you bridging the gap between vision and delivery?
MARCH 2, 2016
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 Get Awesome Results Through Your Projects
Project Risk Coach
SEPTEMBER 12, 2016
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
NOVEMBER 17, 2016
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.
Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example.
Green Project Management
APRIL 17, 2017
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.
Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects
Gina Abudi PM
FEBRUARY 1, 2017
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.
2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update
Green Project Management
JUNE 26, 2016
The compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support Sustainable Development goals.
The Cost of Too Many Projects in Portfolio
MARCH 4, 2015
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.
True agility requires ruthless prioritization
AUGUST 29, 2016
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.
Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking
FEBRUARY 15, 2017
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.
Recovery projects – Better with a bloody nose…?!
DECEMBER 19, 2016
It is an example how an initially poorly performing project can be turned around to excellence. They were starting initially from a situation, which could hardly ever have led to success.
“When will this Software Project Ever Be Done?”
JANUARY 17, 2017
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?
Overcoming „projectitis“ in organisations
APRIL 9, 2017
And that´s not taking into account the vast number of internal projects, e.g. for IT, HR or Strategic Change Initiatives. During the past fifty years projects became quite popular in organisations.
6 proven strategies for evaluating and prioritizing IT projects
NOVEMBER 23, 2015
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.
PMO of the Year Award Winner: An interview with Sarina Arcari
Guerrilla Project Management
JUNE 17, 2015
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.
Managing collaboration in virtual project teams
APRIL 18, 2017
Every word, every action, every initiative can be utilized for building trust. Due to global workshare many projects are performed through teams scattered all over the world.
It´s all about the impact of a project, not the deliverables!
JANUARY 16, 2017
Thanks to generous donations an initiative was launched to support the people of Nepal. In trainings project managers are often told that the main focus of a project is to deliver in time and in budget.
Sensible Project Management with Mark Phillipy (@SensiblePM)
PM for the Masses
OCTOBER 9, 2014
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.
Project Management Consultant or Freelance/Contract Project Manager?
JUNE 7, 2016
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
OCTOBER 19, 2016
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
AUGUST 15, 2016
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.
When Outsourcing Makes Sense
NOVEMBER 6, 2016
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.
Are you just following up or are you micromanaging?
MARCH 12, 2017
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.
Flawless Communication With Your Clients and Team – Best Collaboration Software!
APRIL 18, 2017
But how to initiate the process? It is commonly known that the key to success is cooperation. The same can be applied equally to the life in general as well as a life of a company. A perfect solution is collaboration software. Using the right tools to work together helps teams to make improvements in […]. Project Management Asana catchapp collaboration collaboration software communication igloo moxtra Podio redbooth slack team communication TimeCamp timecamp integrations
Hiring the Right People in Project Management
JULY 14, 2016
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?
APRIL 17, 2016
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.
Agile Benefits Management
NOVEMBER 25, 2015
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).
IR35 Changes – New Threat to Your Wealth?
JUNE 13, 2016
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!
The RASIC-Chart – a key tool for collaboration in projects
APRIL 20, 2017
The processes could follow a standard way of performing projects (or a certain category of projects), from the initiation of the project (e.g. One of the key factors for successful collaboration in projects is having clear roles and responsibilities assigned.
Portfolio Lane: Revolutionizing Portfolio Kanban!!!!
NOVEMBER 30, 2016
Kanban Boards can be set up at different levels of the organization to track a portfolio of initiatives, programs, or product releases and their underlying projects or work items can be visualized and tracked far more easily than ever possible traditionally. (To
Will PRINCE2 Help Me Get a Foot in the Door?
MARCH 24, 2016
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
FEBRUARY 8, 2016
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.