Enterprise Collaboration: Strategy & Tools

ProjectManager.com

An organization can collaborate with its customers in a social network strategy. The onslaught of data that today’s companies face demands an effective communication and collaboration strategy. Enterprise Collaboration Strategies & Implementation.

What Is Strategy?

Arras People

Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy? However, strategy is commonly misunderstood and often confused. Clear, concise and compelling actions expressed through a strategic plan and roadmap.

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IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

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In Review – IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices. Evaluate and Rank the Risk: Once we evaluate the impact of risks and prioritize them, we can begin to develop strategies to control them. IT Risk Management Strategies. So, here’s some strategy.

Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps

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It requires two things: vision and planning. But product planning is something that anyone can learn. So, let’s break down product planning to show exactly how to do it yourself. What is Product Planning? How To Plan a Product in 6 Simple Steps.

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Grand strategy -- an illusion?

Musings on Project Management

Every enterprise engages in strategy. It's a matter of routine to some: Driven by the calendar, it's now time to do the "strategic plan". And, of course, there is always self-interest: Strategic Plan StrategyTo others, it's another name for how to engage with risk -- a risk might be a tactical failure, but at the same time, it could be a strategic success: The other guy won today, but he killed himself doing it.

Strategic Planning in Business

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That’s why smart businesses plan for the future as best they can through strategic planning. By planning strategically for the future, a business can anticipate potential unknowns and embark on a journey where they’re most likely to achieve their goals. What Is a Strategic Plan?

How to Make an Action Plan (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

And to get there, we need action plans to get us started and keep us productive. What Is an Action Plan? What is an action plan? Generally, it’s a proposed strategy or course or action. An action plan is a document that documents the project. Action Plan Tips.

Managing Team Conflict and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

Girl's Guide to PM

Conflict should be a healthy part of any team’s development, and it’s a good way to challenge requirements and ensure that your business case and plans stand up to scrutiny. In this phase the project is being fully scoped and planned. Due to a difference of opinion about planning.

Milestone Planning: What, Why and How

Clarizen

Milestone planning is one of the most important aspects of project planning, because project milestones are the most visible indicators of project progress. With so much attention being paid to your project management milestones, it’s important that you plan for them appropriately.

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Action Plan Template

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When you’re making a project, you start with a strategy. The action plan is that document. Enter your email below and download your free action plan template for Excel and get on the road to success. What Is an Action Plan? Why Use an Action Plan Template?

The value of strategy

Musings on Project Management

"I will not take by sacrifice that which I can achieve by strategy" General Douglas MacArthur And, so what we have in that philosophy, when put in project context, is the oft-criticized 'brute force approach' vs a more subtle tactical alternative. We see it all Strategic Plan Strategy

How to Make a Procurement Management Plan

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Project management planning is made up of many parts. The procurement management plan is part of the overall project management plan. To manage these relationships and keep the flow of those goods and services moving without interruption requires a procurement management plan.

2020 249

What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

After some tapping on their laptop, they proudly showed me their new corporate webpages, proclaiming their ‘strategy’, ‘vision’ and ‘mission’ statements. [1] All we need to do now is execute that strategy! Strategy is not hard to understand: Where is our chosen market?

How to Plan to Leave Your Job

Girl's Guide to PM

I joined a webinar about preparing an exit strategy from your current role – in other words, how to leave your job on good terms. According to Krissy, your plan to leave your job is like money in your career bank account. Create a job transition plan.

2020 253

Seven Strategies to Improve Project Productivity

MPUG

Here are seven strategies to improve project productivity. Asking your team members what works for them (for example, perhaps someone is using the Pomadoro method effectively) can inspire others to adopt these strategies to keep them on track, too!

How to Make a Contingency Plan

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard the phrase, “Always have a Plan B.” ” Well, “Plan B” is just common vernacular for what’s known as a contingency plan. The use of contingency plans is widespread and applies to any business venture.

2018 369

7 Proven Planning Techniques for Better Projects

ProjectManager.com

A project without a plan is like a car without a driver. The project plan is the guide that gets a project manager from concept through execution, and a finished product at its destination. There’s an argument that a project plan supersedes everything else in a project.

How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

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Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to make a disaster recovery plan. In Review – How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan. Disasters happen, Jennifer said, but recovery must be planned. Just like any plan, a disaster recovery plan is made up of pieces.

How to Make a Marketing Plan Like a Project Manager

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And any project manager can tell you that without a plan, a project is aimless and destined for failure. All businesses need a marketing plan to succeed. What Is a Marketing Plan? A plan is not created in a vacuum. Be sure to do extensive market research before planning.

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Strategic Planning: The Types of Planning That Bring Your Strategy to Life

Planview

In this blog series, we are providing an overview of the seven planning types to help you deliver on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. Specifically, we’re looking for who really cares about planning and who usually steps up when a plan is needed.

Risk Response Strategies: Full Roundup

Online PM Courses

Risk response strategies are the basic ways you can handle project risks. In this article we’ll examine the risk response strategies you have available to you, what they mean, and when you should use them. Planning your Risk Responses. Risk Response Strategies.

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Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

ProjectManager.com

The same goes for an implementation plan. So what is an implementation plan, how do you make one, and how do you execute it successfully? What Is an Implementation Plan? What Are the Benefits of an Implementation Plan? How to Make an Implementation Plan.

IT Governance: Definitions, Frameworks and Planning

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IT Management: Not to be confused with IT governance, IT management is about how IT resources are leveraged from a planning, organizing and directing perspective. Tips for IT Governance Implementation and Planning. Online Gantt charts make planning and scheduling IT projects a breeze.

7 Essential Time Management Strategies

LiquidPlanner

The following strategies will help you get the right things done in less time. In order to stop multi-tasking, try these tips: Plan your day in blocks and set specific time aside for meetings, returning calls and for doing detailed planning and analysis work at your desk.

Capacity Planning: The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Not that long ago, a project manager – who, for the purposes of this article has asked to remain anonymous – was planning out Phase 2 of her project. She produced a project plan and resource plan, and kept timesheets so she could justify why she was doing so many hours on this project.

Dynamic Planning and Rapid Reprioritization: Delivering on Strategy in the Midst of Change

Planview

In our first two posts in this blog series, we provided examples of how organizations are using dynamic planning and rapid reprioritization to pivot quickly in response to disruptive change and new opportunities. Part 2: Dynamic Planning: Refocus, Reprioritize, and Reallocate Rapidly.

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3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning.

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management [Snippet]

Project Risk Coach

How to Connect Emerging Risks, Strategies, and Project Management. Once senior management has clearly defined their long-term and short-term goals, projects may be initiated to support the operational strategies. Poor strategic planning.

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Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

How to select a Risk Response Strategy? Definition of Risk Response Strategies. Here is what you need to know: Risk Response Strategy or Risk Response Plan is not something from an enterprise world. (By By PMBOK® Guide the process is called Plan Risk Responses.

Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

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“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. The answer to this question will determine the amount of initial effort that we put into documenting our plan, as well as how much effort we will need to maintain the documented plan over time. The Plan the Release process goal.

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The 5 Reasons You Need Planning a Strategy

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Planning a strategy is time-consuming; apart from exerting so much time and effort in it, you need to gather experienced people for the job. And the people should be devoted and not chicken out once the strategy plan is implemented. Another factor to take note is when planning a strategy; you cannot go wrong with specific and clear details. From the plan down to its tasks , the strategic plan should be free from vague information and confusing processes.

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of posts on the topic of Capabilities Based Planning. Capabilities-based planning enables the enterprise to identify business and technical needs, allocate resources, and track activities and outcomes. . Capability Strategy: Your Primary Strategic Tool by William T.

Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a project communication plan template, but it focuses on the summary milestones to hit during the project life cycle. It’s not pages and pages of your approach to a project communications strategy. Happy comms planning!

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Types of Planning Crucial to Delivering on Strategy

Planview

However, these conditions cause planning deficiencies to be magnified. In this blog series, we will be discussing five types of planning that are crucial to delivering on strategy with a dynamic and continuous approach. Truly successful plans include so much more than technology.

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

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Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects

Online PM Courses

So what are the secret strategies that experienced Project Managers use to manage multiple projects? The Number one Strategy that will help you Manage Multiple Projects. Serial mono-tasking is the essential strategy. Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects.

How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

To align business goals with project management (PM), leaders from the enterprise project management office (EMPO) or project management office (PMO) need to be involved in strategic planning sessions alongside senior-level management. Suresh Srinivasan, CTO at NYU Langone Medical Center , tells CIO, within the NYU IT department there are two key components that link the business strategy and project management. The first component is building the institutional IT strategy.

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. Although I am guilty of using ‘plan’ and ‘Gantt chart’ interchangeably. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan.

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Why You Need a Reliable Business Continuity Plan

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What percentage of those businesses have developed a business continuity plan is unclear, but one thing is certain: it’s better to have one than not. What Is a Business Continuity Plan? Why Do I Need a Business Continuity Plan? How to Create a Reliable Business Continuity Plan.

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Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Having and executing a sound stakeholder management strategy can drastically improve individual, team, project, and company performance. Stakeholder management is a key facet of project management — and one of high risks and high rewards.