5 Tricks to Overcome “Analysis Paralysis”

Having options is a good thing, except when it isn’t. Project management consulting professionals may occasionally find themselves struggling to make a decision after wading through all the available data and examining the various solutions. What do you do when you just can’t seem to make a decision and move on?

Project Teams: Collaboration vs. Distraction

Project management consulting teams often require a high level of collaboration to achieve their objectives, with team members relying heavily on interactions among the group in addition to partnerships with outside players. While this type of environment can be conducive to innovation and cross-pollination of ideas, it has the potential to lead to reduced productivity…

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Move Beyond a Failed Project

Projects that fail to meet objectives are certainly frustrating in the near term, but beware—if you aren’t diligent in determining the cause(s) of the failure and implementing effective solutions, you might find yourself repeating the same mistakes later, too. Growth as a project management consulting professional will come by peeling through the project’s layers to…

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4 “Small Project” Mistakes to Avoid

It’s common to assume that small projects are simple and easy—until you try to do one. Small projects can be just as complex as their larger counterparts, and even seasoned project management consulting pros sometimes mishandle them. Improve your project management skills by learning to recognize and avoid these common “small project” mistakes.

Project Management: Tackle (and Conquer!) the Project Tasks You Hate

We all have them – project management tasks we dread doing. But they need to be done, so how can we accomplish them without the fuss? Below are a few tricks to get you started.

Project Management: Juggling Multiple Projects

Most project management professionals have a number of projects going at any given time. Many are in the pre-approval phase (from which they may never emerge), some are in full swing, and others are wrapping up; some may be small, and others large.

6 Steps to Being a Good Mentor

Being a mentor is an enormously rewarding way to support and expand the project management profession. Nervous about jumping into the mentor role? Don’t be—use these tips to make the experience fluid and fun. Also check out: (GOING BEYOND MENTORING), (MENTORING MISTAKES SMART Project TeamS MAKE), (find-the-right-business-mentor) and (6 reasons-mentoring still matters)

Find the Right Business Mentor

Developing a relationship with the right mentor can be a significant step toward reaching your professional goals. Mentors help us gain new perspectives, make better plans, master advanced skills, meet new people, and focus our efforts. Finding the right mentor may seem like a daunting project unto itself, but remembering some simple guidelines will help…

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4 Project Management Tips for “Scattered Team” Success

Many of today’s project management teams work on shared objectives while being geographically distant from each other. These scattered teams are often highly productive, but members run the risk of feeling alienated, less accountable to the team, and out of the loop—scenarios that could put successful completion of your project’s objectives in jeopardy. Avoid the…

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Project Management Teamwork : When Good Confrontation Goes Bad

Many people think confrontation is something to be rooted out and stopped. On the contrary, the right kinds of confrontation can actually make your project management team more productive and your project more successful. Before you decide to invite your coworkers over for a grudge match, be sure you’re supporting the good sort of confrontation,…

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Project Experience

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