Communication

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: 4 Tips for Successful Virtual Events

In the virtual world, it can be difficult to maintain engagement around your project. Online events and other digitally accessible activities help keep remote stakeholders interested in what your team is doing and excited about your project’s expected results.  Coordinating a presentation for your executive group  Using video to show a walk-through of…

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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: Keep Your Communications Going

With COVID-19’s effects disrupting more organizations’ activities every day, some project teams are struggling to make the shift to working remotely. Maintaining strong connections internally as well as with stakeholders is critical for PMs to continue moving projects to a successful completion. No matter if you have one or two team members supporting your project…

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Remote Project Management: 5 Tips to Get Started

As impacts from the coronavirus outbreak ripple across the business landscape, many organizations are moving portions of their operations to a more distributed work structure to maintain activities while minimizing face-to-face interactions. This could present challenges for project teams that aren’t already accustomed to working remotely with remote project management. If you’re having trouble juggling…

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4 Reasons Project Stakeholder Feedback is Important

Executing a project successfully requires that all participants in the effort—from the project team to sponsors to end users—work together. Everyone needs to have a common set of expectations and be moving toward a common set of goals. The feedback loop is an integral part of building and maintaining that alignment from a project’s inception…

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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.