Communication

6 Things Project Managers Do When They Aren’t Managing Projects

Leading a project team requires strong project management skills, but project managers have responsibilities beyond planning and executing initiatives. Not only are they expected to orchestrate and monitor the full scope of a project’s activities, they also have critical leadership responsibilities vying for their time. Understanding all the roles a project manager needs to fulfill…

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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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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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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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Why Your Project Meeting Should Be More Proactive

Innovation thrives in environments where people are open to new ideas. Supporting team members who are committed to life-long learning and who are willing to adapt and innovate will help the project group stay current and efficient in its use of resources, its approach to solving problems, and its execution of initiatives. Unfortunately, time pressures…

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6 Ways Your Project Portfolio Reinforces Your Corporate Culture

Sustaining your corporate culture can be a challenge. Companies mature, leadership teams change, and busy workloads make it tough to focus on anything other than daily tasks. With support from an experienced project portfolio management consulting team to ensure your implementation is successful, you can use your portfolio to reinforce your corporate culture and nurture…

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Use a Portfolio to Spot These Project Resource Problems

Estimating and allocating resources is a core component in planning and executing almost any project. Though your team may be well versed in resource management, there are some issues that are difficult to identify at the project level and you could unexpectedly find yourself in trouble. Fortunately, a portfolio view provides project managers and sponsors…

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Does Your Project Team Have an Executive Trust Problem?

Support from your organization’s leadership group is crucial to achieving consistent project success. The influence of those in the C-suite and other high-ranking sponsors ensures your initiatives have the funds and staffing necessary to move ahead and that your projects can ultimately achieve the desired results. But that support is built on trust, and executives…

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Why You Need to Deal with Past Project Failures

Whether it was a missed target date or a deliverable that fell short of expectations, most people working in project environments have encountered some sort of failure. The PMAlliance project management consulting team has helped organizations of all sizes and levels of maturity rescue projects that were headed for failure – due to a wide…

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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.