Common Problems

Is It Time to Embrace Project Portfolio Management?

Small companies with only a few active projects may be able to successfully achieve good results without implementing a portfolio management strategy. Their pool of sponsors and executives is limited enough that everyone can likely get together for quick project status reviews, and budgets are monitored closely because funds are so lean that no one’s…

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6 Reasons to Involve Executives in Project Portfolio Management

Managing your organization’s portfolio of upcoming projects while also planning and executing the current batch of initiatives is a challenge. Hectic workloads sometimes lead PMs to avoid involving their executive team in portfolio management activities simply because it seems like yet another layer of complexity in an already packed schedule. But leaving your senior staff…

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Remote Project Management: Make Transparency a Priority

Transparency is an important element for any project team. In those organizations where project stakeholders are working remotely—whether they’re team members, sponsors, senior staff, vendors, or other collaborators—the need for transparency is elevated even further. If you’re coordinating dispersed groups of project participants, we’ve put together some key strategies to help you maintain transparency and…

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Remote Project Management: Gain Support by Easing Stakeholder Fears

Fear of the unknown, fear of failure, fear of becoming unpopular with sponsors and executives—fear in all its forms can be a significant hurdle for project teams and the sponsors who support them. The problem only widens when people are working remotely. Some groups don’t have strong communication channels, a necessity when it comes to…

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Remote Project Management: Keep Your Team Motivated

Sustaining your team’s motivation over the course of a long, complex, or challenging project can be tough enough. When your group’s members are dispersed, it’s even more difficult to keep everyone from losing their passion for the project. Without traditional in-person interactions to give people a shot in the arm when things seem like a…

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Remote Project Management: Time Management Do’s and Don’ts

Working remotely can make it challenging to structure your time effectively and get the most out of your day. Completing project tasks in the midst of distractions requires good time management techniques, but if your team has recently transitioned to a remote work environment it may take some adjustment before everyone is able to return…

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Remote Project Management: 5 Keys to Maintaining Accountability

Accountability is a fundamental concept in project success but keeping your team accountable can become more challenging when part or all of the group remote. Along with leveraging healthy communication channels and focusing on strong engagement, PMs can also employ some targeted actions to maintain accountability. We’ve put together five key steps to ensure your…

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Remote Project Management: Focus on Your Customers

Any time the daily operations within your organization—or your project team—are disrupted, you may find yourself focused on reactive rather than proactive tasks. This is understandable early after change occurs when you’re still adjusting your strategy, but you should quickly work to get back to a proactive approach to project management. That includes your team’s…

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Remote Project Management: Where to Find Help

Whether your project team is new to working remotely or you’ve been leveraging offsite team members and other professionals for a while, now and then you may need support in making a dispersed workforce more efficient and effective. Adding remote work arrangements to project management can pay big dividends in productivity and employee retention, but…

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Remote Project Management: Leadership Through Transition

During any transitionary period, project teams look to their leaders to guide them through the challenges. It’s up to PMs to ensure activities remain aligned with the master plan—even as that plan changes—and help team members navigate shifts in direction, timing, and scope. Providing strong leadership when some or all of the project group is…

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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.