Category: Process Improvement

What is PMOps?

As part of my new PMO re-design PMOps™ (Project Management Operations office) introducing one new metric at a time and once we see the adoption moving towards improvement, in other words, Management by Objectives, we introduce another. It’s like Capability Maturity on steroids.

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Agile Transformation: What Really Changes to Unlock Powerful Results (Part 2)

If we’re willing to change how we work, our teams can create more value than we ever imagined. This article reviews five changes beyond autonomy that allow teams to improve the way they deliver to the organization.

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Agile Transformation: What Really Changes to Unlock Powerful Results (Part 1)

Your business requires more agility than we’ve seen at any time since the industrial revolution. The ability to adapt, change and grow is as important as the production of high-quality products and services. As business leaders, we must do more to create organizations that move with our customers, suppliers, markets, and products. But what is the most effective way to guide change that brings the entire organization along on the journey? How can we create an environment that continues to grow and adapt as customer demands, technologies and stakeholder expectations change? Learn about the impact of management change that comes with Agile transformation.

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How to actually leverage presentations for Career Growth?

The meeting time with management is an opportunity to further your personal brand. This article provides three presentation styles that can be used effectively as unscheduled interviews for a project manager to sow the seeds for career enhancement.

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Driving Increased Value with Proper Process Mapping

Process maps, in all their varying forms, are a powerful and illustrative tool that should be leveraged by process improvement practitioners, project managers, business analysts, and leadership. They can be used to demonstrate the flow of products, services, and information. It can be used to help identify waste, constraints, and re-engineer processes. It can also be used to help identify gaps and define new process requirements. In this article, I outline 3 points that will help drive increased value during your process mapping efforts.

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Are the “Triple Constraints” the best measure of Project Success?

“The traditional measures of scope, time, and cost are essential but no longer sufficient in today’s competitive environment. The ability of projects to deliver what they set out to do – the expected business benefits – is what organizations need.” – PMI Pulse of the Profession – 2018 – Page 3

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What Are Communication Channels and Why Do They Matter?

As project managers, perhaps our biggest value-add is the fact that we set up a Communications Plan to regulate the flow of communication throughout a project’s life cycle. Scheduled internal and external status calls, weekly executive reports, informal 1:1 meetings, agreed-upon standards for client communication, and other tools and techniques allow us to be plugged in to everything going on within a project’s universe.

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How You Can Give a “Bump-Up” To People

You can surely make a difference in other people’s lives who do not understand what Project Management is and is not. Being an instructor for a non-profit organization is one way. Project Management can transcend from what you do in your business life to people in need and can be used to support them in ways beyond your wildest expectations.

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