Category: Practical Applications

How to Start an Analytics Organization: People vs Technology

I was flattered when I was recently asked how I would build up an Analytics capability within a medium-sized business that was just about to kick off operations. This particular organization had nothing in place. Whoever oversaw putting this organization together was truly starting from scratch.

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Wait for it…. Wait for it… Risk Will Take Care of Itself!

Many project managers are optimistic about the ultimate outcome of their projects, however that optimism can work against them if applied in the wrong circumstances.

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You take care of the Scope and Schedule, we’ll take care of the money!

Many organizations spend a significant amount of time identifying and assessing risk, however management and contingency reserve are often misused.

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Mitigate! Mitigate! Mitigate! Wait, I can do something else??

Projects must move forward in the face of risk! “What is your Mitigation Strategy?” may be one of the most overused questions in Project Management. Your Risk Response Strategy may include mitigation, but that is only one possible choice.

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Collaborative Project Management: Here are 5 Tips to Improve Them Further

A project manager is occupied with various tasks while working on an ongoing project. They have tasks to delegate, track the progress of a project, work with different teams to get features implemented, communicate with clients, and so on. In so much haste and burden, it gets a bit difficult for them to constantly collaborate with different teams and clients at all times.

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Your resource capacity plan must avoid this to be useful

Arguably, the most requested service provided by a Project Management Office (PMO) is to offer a resource capacity plan. Few PMO’s I have seen deliver resource capacity planning that is widely used within the organization. Why?

The simple answer is that many organizations introduce complexity within their resource capacity planning process in terms of scope and in complying with the process. A key requirement of any resource capacity planning process should be simplicity. Simplicity in terms of who complies with it and how everyone is required to comply with it.

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3 Essential Keys for a project status in a PMO

To achieve proper project management, an essential issue is how we should report the status of our projects to Senior Management and / or the Steering Committee (which may include the PMO leader, the PMOfficer, the sponsor, to the directive council, to the steering committee, to the CIO of the organization even if it is a corporate pmo at the project portfolio level to the CEO of the company)

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Warning: High Time You Should Discard Using Emails & Start Using PM Tool

Troubled by long email chains? That’s obvious. They are one of the most useful ways to communicate important project details with your clients and teammates, no doubt. But they are responsible for:

1. Losing track of client updates.
2. Losing track of important files and documents.
3. Losing track of time while sorting through mails.
The scenario indicates that it’s about time you moved ahead.

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How to promote the best Governance for Operational Excellence?

Aligning Strategy and Execution The strategic focus of an organization is to deliver recurring...

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