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.

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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 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?

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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?

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.

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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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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Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

Be aware of interdependencies or impacts from other projects and initiatives. The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them.

Breaking Down Silos with Enterprise Work Management Solutions

Leankor

One thing we must keep in mind… we often think about work in terms of the project initiatives we are taking on. Productivity, sharing, efficiency, best practices, continuous improvement, effective task management. We’ve heard all the terms.

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.

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.

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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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.

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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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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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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

They decide the definition of done and what’s included in the initial backlog. Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are?

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6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

As 2016 begins, now is the time for businesses (regardless of industry, size, product or service offering, or location) to take stock of all resources and initiatives, and plan strategy-centric projects to implement in the New Year. There are many projects any business can implement that, if executed successfully, can create fresh opportunities or drastically reduce the chance of costly missed opportunities.

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