A Quick Guide to Strategic Initiatives

ProjectManager.com

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 Guide for Beginner Level Agile Professionals

nTask

Well, project initiation is a complex science, which you should master if you are even thinking of taking the first step to initiate something. So, what is project initiation and how can you make sure that you gain success in completing this step efficiently every single time?

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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. However a strategic initiative , like a new product launch, can be driven by the reaction of the business to dramatic changes in market conditions or regulatory pressure and is likely to be stakeholder led and have considerably more visibility within the business.

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.

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

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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? Whichever way it happens, the start of a project is critical to its future success.

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. Perhaps it was your CEO or operations manager or IT Director. But for some reason, it never took off. Project management has not been supported by your culture.

Project Initiation Checklist: The Perfect Way To Start Your Projects

Proofhub

As you start your project, you need to take the initiative on the preparatory work, from preparing the scope, estimating the costs, assigning resources, and creating a project timeline, to getting sign-off on the key performance indicators.

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? On a small project, you could finish projet initiation in a morning, following a chat with one other person. So don’t let anyone tell you are taking too long for project initiation. When you feel ready to start properly planning, then initiation is over.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario. You are assigned to manage a project and before you or your team have had an opportunity to start to chip away at the looming mountain of uncertainty, you get put on the spot to provide a cost or schedule estimate by your project sponsor or some other stakeholder. To make matters worse, your company’s project delivery methodology might insist that an estimate gets provided before work has even commenced.

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

features to embed and how to embed them, think about their effect on revenue potential at initial sale—and beyond. HOW TO PACKAGE & PRICE EMBEDDED ANALYTICS. Practical Frameworks to Monetize Embedded Analytics Table of Contents Embedding Analytics to Lift Value and Revenue.

Questions To Ask During Project Initiation To Get Crystal Clear

The Digital Project Manager

The post Questions To Ask During Project Initiation To Get Crystal Clear appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Project Initiation Insights Topics

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.

Don't Rely on the Project Customer's Initial Requirements

Brad Egeland

Summary It’s not always easy to take the steps necessary for the PM and team to get from the initial project request, through to the real problem, define the requirements and provide a satisfying solution to the customer.

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.

Moving From Strategy to Execution

Speaker: Barb Barker and Shannon Riley, Wrike Team

In its simplest state, an organization's Strategic Performance Management context begins with corporate strategies (including objectives) which cascade to business units or equivalent organizational entities (IT), which, in turn, develop aligned strategies. Projects are the temporary initiatives that companies put into place alongside their ongoing operations to achieve specific goals. As a project manager, it is our job to take these initiatives, and execute them effectively within our teams.

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. Starting tomorrow, kids across North America will resume school after a long break. This shift from the carefree days of summer to the hectic schedule of the school year can be jarring for students, teachers and parents.

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.

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 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. Here are five ways to lead a successful change management initiative: 1. Successful change management initiatives help people see what’s in it for them.

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.

How to Write Results-Oriented Goals

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation Project Integration ManagementI see a common problem when reviewing project charters. The goals are activity-oriented, rather than results-oriented. And this can lead to misunderstandings about what the project team needs to achieve.

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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.

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. Inside PRINCE2: Who does what in project Initiation This entry is part 5 of 10 in the series Inside PRINCE2Initiating a project is where it all starts in PRINCE2. 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 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.

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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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). As a team initially just capture all the ideas and answers to the question using type and return functionality (shown in the image below) highlighting the branch for the question being answered.

SAFe Thursday – An Agilemania Initiative

Agilemania

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.

What Is MoSCoW Method, and How Does It Help Prioritize Tasks in Projects?

nTask

Agile Project Management best practices manage a project prioritization Project Collaboration Project InitiationYou deal with hundreds of tasks daily, and each task takes up a valuable part of your time.

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A Tale of Three Initiatives: Project Management Lessons from the French Revolution

PM Times

The post A Tale of Three Initiatives: Project Management Lessons from the French Revolution appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs. was the best of times, I.T. was the worst of times, I.T. was the age of wisdom, I.T. was the age of foolishness, I.T.

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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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SAFe Thursday- An Agilemania Initiative

Agilemania

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.

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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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. Why Risk Exposure Is Greatest in the Beginning So, why is your risk exposure greatest in the beginning? Project managers have the least amount of information. This is when uncertainty is greatest.

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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. In this course, you will discover the 16 powerful elements of a project charter, how to use a project charter after initiation, the four project charter checkpoints, the secret sauce of writing clear goals, and how to right-size your project charters. 1=Initiation Project Integration Management

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

MPUG

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.

How to Measure the ROI of Your Purpose Driven Initiatives

Runrun.it

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. Finally, Greenpeace is an organization that is having a powerful effect on society via its environmentally friendly and educational initiatives. Tracking Your Purpose Driven Initiatives.

Project Business Case: How to Create the Perfect Project Proposal

Online PM Courses

Project Governance Project Management Basics Project Management Tools and Techniques Step-by-step Guides business case Governance Master Plan PID project board project business case Project Initiation Document project sponsor scope Stage Gate stakeholder engagement Terms of Reference

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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. Today, let's look at five ways to improve your project approval process. Project Approval Process. Project Approval Process. Create a Project Board Create a Project Board or Project Steering Team to approve projects.

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. Small things have a way of overmastering the great. This small press can destroy a kingdom." Sonya Levien. Click to Tweet. Pitfalls of Small Projects 1. You think these projects are simple.

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