Category: Project Management

Project Management Value, Need, and Why it was Invented

Find out why and when project management was created. How did this lead to you being a project manager or business savvy leader. Why businesses need you and why they need to value us. But we are the ones who have to prove our value show we are responsibility and communicator to gain respected as the go to person.

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Simplifying Earned Value Management – Part 2

In developing a plan for a project there are many considerations and constraints that require evaluation and attention. Among these are: resources, project stakeholders, technical execution, sequence of activities and their interdependencies, estimation of the time each activity will take using a risk based approach and other project variables that commonly occur on projects. Documenting this plan and establishing a baseline to measure future progress against is fundamental when apply an Earned Value Management System.

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Let’s do one metric and see what happens!

In this article I explain the commonly used KPIs and Metrics that take your PMO into a progressive improvement mode by combining Management by Objectives with Project Management Methodology. With PMOps™ framework you can transform you basic delivery centric PMO into a fully operational strategic planning department and leave your Application Management teams to concentrate on their roles.

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Are You Theory X or Y?

What does your organization think about its employees? Do they believe that people are high achievers that just need infrastructure, management support and freedom to achieve? Or do they believe that every aspect of their job must be managed, controlled and approved? For the Project Manager, the organizational bias is a crucial piece of information that will shape how they deliver their project!

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It Does Not Stop at Gathering Feedback

Often, we look to the questions that would be asked of employees in order to collect feedback on three specific areas: resistance to change; communication issues; and crisis management. This article is about growth and obtaining feedback from employees as it relates to resistance to change, communication issues and crisis management. Below we examine questions that can help obtain the feedback and hopefully it will help you obtain the feedback you desire and provide you ways to act on it.

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Negative Expected Value in Project Management

Peter Thiel funded a lawsuit against Gawker Media to take down a menace to society. He used a negative expected value calculation to move forward with the trial. The same calculation can be used to terminate a cancer on your team. Identify, dismiss, and reexamine are the three steps along with the negative expected value calculation that can be done during the termination process.

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Los 5 consejos anti-estrés del PMOfficer

Cuando estamos de vacaciones lo que realmente queremos es estar de “vacaciones pero de verdad no de mentirijillas”! .

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Risk

Let’s face it, the world is a more complicated and scary place nowadays. Often the difficulty with developing a business contingency process is to know just how to start! Dada provides you here a contingency process that can be used by a company to develop and maintain a viable contingency planning program for their IT systems.

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Prediction & Neuroscience – the Future of Planning

In all planning cases, predicting the future is the central theme. In project management our whole job is to predict execution (plan), and then execute on that prediction. We predict how many resources it will take, we predict risk, and we predict how long it will take to complete an activity. Then we put those predictions in a baseline and perform to that baseline. The problem is that only half of our projects meet schedule and cost objectives, based on the predicted work and how that work actually turned out as compared to how we predicted it would (PMI, 2016). However, there are processes from neuroscience and the behavioral sciences that we can implement today that will significantly improve prediction.

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7 claves de colaboración del exitoso PMOfficer

Una de las claves en los éxitos como PMOfficer es lograr la coeción y colaboración con los equipos de trabajo tanto internos como externos.
En este artículo queremos compartir lo que consideramos las 7 Claves de Colaboración del exitoso PMOfficer.

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