No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

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.

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.

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.

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 Share Your Project in 60 Seconds

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation communicationsYou get on the elevator with someone who asks you about your upcoming project. Can you clearly describe your project in 60 seconds? Photo courtesy of AdobeStock (edited in Canva).

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Getting the Work Done with Project Management

Gina Abudi PM

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 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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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.

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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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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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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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

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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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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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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.

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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.

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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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.

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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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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

It begins with helping the manager plan, initiate, and implement the project. Getting your team organized around a project is often easier said than done. Fortunately, following a project management methodology can help you organize your project into a structured, streamlined process.

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How To Write A Statement Of Work The Easy Way (With A Free, Editable Template)

The Digital Project Manager

Agile How-to Guides How-to Project Initiation How-to Project Planning PM Skills & Best Practices Risk Management Scope Management Stakeholder Management TopicsThe SoW (statement of work or scope of work) is one of the best, and worst weapons in a project manager’s arsenal of tools. It’s the best because a statement of work (SoW) is so often the one piece of documentation that saves you from a world of trouble.

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.

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Epic List of Project Manager Behavioral Interview Questions to Prove You’re the Ideal Candidate for the Job

Project Bliss

To give you an idea of how to craft your stories, here’s an example demonstrating initiative, problem-solving, and teamwork: I worked on a team that shared a resource with several other project teams. Leadership / Initiative.

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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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The Project Sponsor Role: How a Great Project Sponsor Helps you Succeed

Project Bliss

Prioritizes the project among other initiatives. The project sponsor makes sure the project gets the funding needed to initiate the project. Having a great project sponsor can contribute to the success of your project.

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Getting Your Team On Track with Backlog

Backlog

If your dev initiatives don’t align with your business goals, or your sales pitch doesn’t align with your marketing initiatives, your company is in trouble. Are two people in your HR department working on conspicuously identical initiatives?

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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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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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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.

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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How To Pick Up A Project From Someone Else

Girl's Guide to PM

Scroll to the bottom to get a free Project Initiation Checklist to help with all this. Go through project initiation again (by yourself). Is there a project initiation document? Download the Project Initiation Checklist by leaving your email address in the box below.

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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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How To Make Effective Organization Decisions

Project-Management.pm

Initiative Scaling. Organization decisions involve an assessment of the following initiatives. It also means which initiative must be pursued or discontinued. A leader must be aware of the best decisions for his or her organization’s improvement and development.

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20 Easy-to-Use Assertive Communication Skills for Confidence and Respect

Project Bliss

If you need to initiate an uncomfortable conversation, practice how you’ll start it, including where it will happen and the words you’ll use. Practice how you’ll handle situations that aren’t initiated by you also. Photo credit @hengfilms.

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Who is the Cassandra on YOUR project?

Kiron Bondale

The failure to do so might be because of one of the following factors listed in the book: Initial occurrence syndrome: if a given risk has never been realized within the collective awareness of the stakeholders participating in risk identification, the tendency is to believe that it will never occur.

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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.

Putting Free back into Freelancing

Paymo App

Some of our earliest users might still remember that Paymo initially started out as a free tool back in 2008, mainly used by the freelance community to track time. Years have passed and the software matured as well as the company and the team developing it. We grew in complexity, size, user-base, and over time the free version of the software was phased out.

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