Managing Teams

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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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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Get Control of Your Project Punch Lists

Punch lists are an important part of the project execution process. Closing the loop on these final tasks helps to ensure that your stakeholders are satisfied with your initiative’s outcome. Completing punch list items is also key to delivering the full value everyone expects from the project. However, between the volume of activities occurring in…

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5 Reasons Project Sponsors Go Dark

Your project sponsors are key to getting initiatives approved, planned, and executed. Without them your project may not receive enough funding to become a reality, and even if it did there’s a chance you’d encounter some show-stopping obstacles along the way. Fortunately, sponsors are usually eager to help get a project off the ground and…

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Why Post-Mortems Should Happen Before Your Project is Done

The name says it all—the project post-mortem is typically conducted after an initiative is complete. It’s when the team looks back across a project, gauging the effectiveness of their efforts during key phases and reviewing components that would have benefitted from a different approach. With hindsight, you may realize that applying a broader set of…

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Why Project Teams Work Without a Master Plan

Though some teams wouldn’t consider starting a project without a workable and realistic master plan, other groups routinely begin executing tasks before their overall strategy has been finalized and communicated. For PMs wondering why a project team would start work before having a high-level plan in place, the reasons can often be traced to a…

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Embracing the Omnichannel Movement in Project Management

Between continuous technology innovation and an increasingly global marketplace, many companies are rethinking their business strategies. Add in changing workforce and supply chain dynamics, and project teams are also taking a fresh look at the supporting processes they use to engage stakeholders and maintain strong connections across multi-discipline groups. Expectations around communications have changed in…

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Manage Today’s Project Stakeholder Expectations

The pace of business today can be downright frantic at times. Given the scope of activities within a normal project and the number of people involved in even relatively small efforts, PMs often face additional challenges keeping up. Not only does their team have access to more technology tools than ever before, they also have…

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5 Signs Your Project Might Be Unrealistic

An unrealistic project can happen to anyone. It’s one thing to put together a project plan that makes sponsors happy and has a good chance of being approved. It’s something else entirely to craft a plan that’s realistic and workable. Project managers are sometimes left to perform a delicate balancing act as they strive to…

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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.