Common Problems

Strategies to Fix Poor Project Quality

Maintaining acceptable quality across all the activities in a project—particularly when an initiative is complex, high visibility, or has a long duration—can be difficult. There are all sorts of reasons teams might see their project quality drop, and leaders need to be ready to quickly take action so they can keep initiatives headed toward a…

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The Soft Skills Project Teams Need More Than Ever

Uncertainty and change often uncover important lessons, and the experiences of the pandemic offered innumerable learning opportunities. The project management consultants at PMAlliance work with businesses to help tackle complex and can’t-fail initiatives, and our team saw first-hand the importance of having the right soft skills to navigate difficult situations. As you look across your…

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Why Data Silos Are the Enemy of ERP Project Success

ERP implementations are full of challenges. One common obstacle project management consultants and internal teams alike often encounter is the prevalence of data silos, where information can’t properly flow between the various systems and the ERP. Looking across the numerous existing platforms that typically integrate with a new ERP solution, it’s a given that seamless…

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Reasons Your Project Scope Creep Might Be Your Fault

Scope creep creates all sorts of problems for project teams. Resource conflicts may crop up if excessive labor or materials are consumed by one project and then unavailable for another, for example. Delays in reaching key milestones can also occur when outside-scope tasks prevent the team from completing their original workload. Identifying scope creep before…

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Simple Steps to Power Up Your Project Communications

Whether your next project is a routine endeavor for your organization or it’s the highest profile effort you’ve ever tackled, your communication strategy will play a key role in moving your initiative to a successful completion. Delivering clear and concise messages is important at every stage in the project lifecycle. Between your internal team members,…

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Fix These Common ERP Project Budget Problems

Project budgets can be tricky to develop and manage, even when executing a relatively simple initiative with a limited scope. ERP implementation efforts—with their large budgets, long durations, and broad operational impacts—have the potential to encounter even more financial challenges. To help protect your budget and ensure you have the right level of resources to…

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Change Management Considerations for ERP Projects

Change management is a key skill for project teams. No matter the type of initiative, there are always revisions to processes, workflows, or other parts of the organization’s operations that need to be managed and controlled. But ERP implementation projects affect numerous systems and departments, and they bring additional levels of complexity to the change…

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Have You Overlooked These ERP Project Risks?

ERP implementations are complex projects with a lot of moving parts. But there are so many seemingly higher priority risks on the radar that project managers can sometimes lose sight of more common perils that can still derail an initiative. Before you get too far into your ERP project, consider if you’ve overlooked these other…

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3 Reasons Project Scheduling is so Difficult (And What to Do About It)

Developing workable timelines can be a big challenge for project teams. In particular, our project management consultants have seen businesses encounter trouble when initiatives are complex, have a long duration, or are still on the horizon but need to have some structure created around them now. If you’re having difficulty developing your project timeline, it…

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8 Risks of Poorly Managed ERP Projects

ERP implementation projects are complex undertakings. Companies often focus on factors such as budget overruns and schedule delays, but the effects of a weak project plan or faulty execution can reach far beyond the project’s primary scope. If your team is preparing to launch an ERP project, consider some risks that come from a poorly…

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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.