Communication

Collaboration: Executives

It may seem as though there’s very little “collaboration” with an executive team—they say, you do. But in reality, your Project Team and the executives have a two-way relationship. At any given time, the executive team might be your stakeholder, your project’s biggest supporter, the last stop for funding approval, and sometimes even your end…

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Collaboration: IT

Project teams rely on a number of internal groups, not least of which is IT. Anyone whose laptop has died on a business trip knows how important the IT team is to keeping your Project Team and its technology components running smoothly. Follow the guidelines below to maintain good communication with IT and ensure their…

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Legal Collaboration

Much of the administrative back-end of project management relies on strong cooperation with other internal groups. One of the teams you’re likely to leverage regularly is Legal. From evaluating vendor contracts to approving lease agreements, the legal folks have got you covered. Here’s how to get the best legal collaboration out of this very busy…

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I Hate My Coworkers!

Are you a project manager with a job you love but a bunch of coworkers you can’t stand? Maybe they’re a tightly knit group that’s slow to accept outsiders, or perhaps they expect you to shoulder more than your share of the workload. Whatever the reason, it’s a drag to go into the office every…

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Be a Better Communicator

Good communication is the foundation that keeps your project management team moving forward. But as our communication options expand, our ability to match the method to the need sometimes becomes fuzzy. Here we’ve outlined the top 3 communication methods, along with dos and don’ts for each.

5 Ways to Defend Your Project Budget

Your project budget can regularly end up in the financial cross-hairs. While careful budgeting is a priority for every project management consulting professional, there will be times when others in your organization want you to cut costs beyond what you think is reasonable. If you find your budget is under serious fire, use these tips…

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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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Neutralize Personality Conflicts

Project management professionals are generally organized, skilled, and highly driven. Any time you have several of these strong personality types working together on a team, you’re bound to discover some tension. How do you keep these self-motivated people working toward the same objectives without letting their personalities hinder progress?

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.