Project Management Tips

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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Project Portfolio Management: Transform Your Data for Better Results

Implementing a project portfolio brings numerous advantages, but there are some steps your organization should take to ensure you’re able to make the most of those benefits. One key element to portfolio management success is the use of quality data. Your information should be timely and it must also be clean—free of duplicate records and…

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Can You Answer These Project Finance Questions?

If there’s one topic project management consultants know their clients hear about often, it’s money. The most common inquiries revolve around how much money each initiative has consumed, but team members also want to confirm how much remains available to move current efforts to completion and sponsors sometimes put out feelers to see if there…

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5 Reasons Good Project Data is More Important than Ever

The use of data to power decisions and shape strategy has long been a foundational component in successful project and portfolio management. From developing task duration estimates to calculating an initiative’s expected return on investment, businesses need access to data they can trust. However, today’s project teams rely even more heavily on up-to-date information than…

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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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Project Portfolio Management and Advanced Analytics

A strong project portfolio management strategy includes regular reviews—of risk factors, budget and schedule adherence, resource allocations, and the overall health of the portfolio, just to name a few. Similar reviews may be conducted across individual projects, but widening your perspective to encompass a comprehensive portfolio view enables your organization to do so much more….

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Do These 6 Things Before Removing a Project From Your Portfolio

You should already have a formal mechanism for adding projects to your organization’s portfolio. However, our project management consulting teams have found that some companies don’t follow an established process when a project is removed. It’s common that a project is pulled from the list without a thorough evaluation of the cancelation’s long-term effects. In…

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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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Master These Communication Trends to Boost Project Performance

Your team’s communication strategy is always evolving. Just moving from one project to the next, you’re likely to find different sets of requirements and expectations as your list of sponsors and end users changes. But communication trends are changing, too. By understanding these trends and how they affect your stakeholders’ preferences, you can more easily…

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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.