Do You Have The Answers?

We’ve already covered some of the questions you should be ready to ask before starting a project, but you’re likely to receive some queries yourself. Below is a list of answers you should have handy as you set out on your next project.

Confronting Challenges by Adding a Project Management Consulting Firm to Your Team

There are many reasons that corporate executives turn to external consultants to provide project management support for their projects. The challenges that organizations face include: sub-par project performance, the potential for lost credibility, lack of experience with a particular project type, and a lack of internal project management practitioners. Project management consulting firms can supply experienced
practitioners that offer high-quality solutions to the complex issues facing project teams. Here are six ways that project management consulting firms are making a difference with leading organizations.

Have You Overlooked These Important Sources?

The other members of your project team undoubtedly have skills and knowledge that you don’t (PROJECT MANAGEMENT TIPS: USE WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW), but are you tapping all the other sources of useful insight when it comes to planning and executing projects? There may be more repositories of information waiting out there for Project Managers…

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New Year, New Perspective

The beginning of the new year is a good time to plot out what you want to accomplish next, but sometimes it’s easy to lose your forward momentum. Below we’ve outlined a handful of the most common hurdles project managers face when mapping out their yearly objectives, and offered some strategies to help you get…

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“Big Project” Mistakes To Avoid

We’ve already talked about some of the mistakes Project Managers make when working on small projects (4-small-project-mistakes-to-avoid), but what about big projects? If your Project Team focuses most of its efforts on large projects, there are some common pitfalls you should watch for. Read through our list to see if you’re making any of these…

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3 Year-End Tasks Project Teams Overlook

You already know how to take the stress out of year-end (5-ways-to-make-year-end-less-stressful), but even experienced Project Teams sometimes overlook crucial details. If these items aren’t on your radar right now, you might be setting your team up for problems.

REASONS YOUR PROJECT TEAM IS UNHAPPY

We’ve covered some of the reasons your stakeholders (reasons-your-stakeholders-are-unhappy) and end users (reasons-your-end-users-are-unhappy) may be unhappy, but what about the people in your Project Team? Many of their concerns translate into wider issues, so take a minute to see if there are problems your team might be facing. We’ve also included some tips on overcoming…

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Mentoring Mistakes Smart Project Teams Make

Getting the most of out any mentoring relationships is important. We’ve looked at ways to find the right mentor (find-the-right-business-mentor) and how to be a good mentor (6 reasons-mentoring still matters), but there are some surprising mistakes experienced Project Teams still make that you’ll want to avoid. See if your team is being tripped up…

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4 OPEN HOUSE NO-NOs

An open house event is a great way to unveil a finished project and generate some positive PR for your team. Earlier we offered some tips on holding a great open house (How to Hold a Great Open House), but before you finalize your plans, read through this list of don’ts to be sure you…

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NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTIONS

At the beginning of the year we outlined some resolutions Project Teams might consider making. If you took the challenge, it’s time for a mid-year progress check. But what if you haven’t made as much headway as you hoped? We’ve put together a “fast track to success” tip for each resolution to help you move…

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Project Experience

Experience
Portfolio Management
Successful portfolio management calls for exceptional data management skills and diligent oversight across multiple efforts.
Experience
Manufacturing
Demanding, time sensitive, and finely tuned, manufacturing projects require close attention and experienced oversight.
Experience
IT Projects
Organizations must be able to successfully execute challenging and highly visible technology projects to maximize revenue.
Experience
Power Plants
Power Plants must be able to keep these vital infrastructure assets current, efficient, and economically positive.
Experience
Energy
High-profile hurdles and expensive risks of failure make these projects critical to manage properly from the very beginning.
Experience
Aerospace
Presents complexities at nearly every stage, from allocating resources to controlling schedule variances, or clearing regulatory & safety hurdles.
Experience
Cross-Functional
Ensuring team members are able to move outside the silos of their department or discipline is the key to achieving success.
Experience
Product Dev
Design and other early-stage activities must be carefully orchestrated while maintaining visibility on future impacts and resource needs.
Experience
Mergers & Acquisitions
Among the riskiest and most strategically important initiatives a company can undertake, and their outcomes can make or break the business.
Experience
Finance & Insurance
Technology implementations call for the right level of planning detail and diligent oversight.
Experience
ERP & SAP
An ERP implementation can be among the most disruptive and strategically important initiative an organization can undertake.