Project Management Consulting

3 Times Your Project Productivity Will Suffer (And What to Do About it)

Maintaining strong productivity throughout your project’s lifecycle—across all the functional areas working to move an initiative from planning to execution—is a core component in achieving consistent project success. Difficult situations, however, often create challenges when it comes to keeping productivity levels up. Our project management consultants have helped high-functioning organizations work through complex productivity hurdles,…

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Project Management Areas You Need to Rethink

The core functions of project management are the same as they’ve always been, but much has changed in the rest of the business world that influences how project teams plan, monitor, and execute projects. Our project management consulting team has helped clients transform their practices to take advantage of the latest technology tools and updated…

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5 Ways Executives Can Boost Project ROI

As businesses increasingly expect to achieve better (and more consistent) returns on their project investments, project teams are doubling down on finding new opportunities to save money and trim waste. But frontline professionals aren’t the only ones who influence project value. There are also several ways executives can meaningfully contribute to the organization’s efforts, too….

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Improve Your Project Scope Definitions

A properly defined scope can make all the difference between project success—meeting stakeholders’ expectations, sticking to your budget, and completing key deliverables on time—and failure. Even when project team members have good experience executing complex initiatives, our project management consultants have found that some organizations continue to have trouble knowing when the scope is just…

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Is Your Project Team Ready to Handle a Turnover?

Change is a constant in project management, but project teams sometimes find it difficult to manage change within their own operations. Disruptions caused by the onboarding of new employees or the departure of team members, for example, can be particularly challenging. With many teams already running at lean staffing levels and taking on heavy workloads,…

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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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6 Reasons You Aren’t Solving Scope Creep

Scope creep—where your project’s parameters balloon outside the approved limits—is an ongoing challenge for teams. Between managing the usual trouble spots and juggling other efforts that are vying for attention, it’s often difficult enough to keep project activities aligned with the original schedule. When a project’s list of deliverables becomes a moving target, it multiplies…

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Is Your Project Approval Process Outdated?

The pace of change happening within the business landscape today means that long-standing project approval processes now have the potential to be minefields of gaps, conflicts, and miscalculations. Everything from supply chain disruptions to technology innovations to new work arrangements have changed the way projects are executed, and these factors—along with many others—have diminished the…

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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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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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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.