Stakeholders

Boost Project Budget Adherence With An Outside Consultant

There are many reasons to partner with an outside consulting firm. Some Project Teams need the help of an expert with a neutral perspective, for example, while others are looking for guidance in a specific niche to augment their internal knowledge base. Many project teams simply need the assistance of a firm with experience in…

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Costs And Benefits Of Working With An Outside Consultancy

Worried you can’t afford the support of an external project partner? You aren’t alone. Project teams often recognize the need for—and usefulness of—outside consultancy firms, but many harbor concerns about the cost or feel they won’t be able to justify the expenditure to the organization’s leadership team. Before your Project Team completely writes off the…

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How much is lack of adequate training hurting your organization?

It’s not surprising to learn that lack of adequate project management training for team members can have a devastating impact on your project timelines and budget. See how a trained versus untrained team can impact your projects, but more importantly, your ability to make informed business decisions that could seriously impact your organization’s future. Want…

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4 Surprising Ways To Upset The Leadership Team

While PMP®s already know the importance of adhering to budgets and keeping end users happy, there are some other, less obvious missteps that might spark the ire of the executives. If your project team finds itself on the receiving end of unexpected high-level scrutiny or dissatisfaction, take a minute to see if you’ve inadvertently taken…

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Keep Project Personalities In Check

Project teams are comprised of a huge range of personalities, some assertive, others more subtle. This diversity provides significant benefit to the Project Team, as different perspectives and talents make for a very strong team. But as with most things in life, strengths can sometimes become weaknesses under certain circumstances. The same is true with…

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Can Webinars Replace Stakeholder Meetings?

Webinars have become an increasingly popular platform for all sorts of educational events, from competency training to new product launches. But can they really replace live meetings—whether face-to-face or by telephone or video conference—where project teams interact with sponsors, end users, and other stakeholders? The answer: It depends. Where webinars work well When you have…

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7 Tips For Process Change Success

Making changes to internal processes can be extraordinarily difficult. Most processes—though they’re often linear in design—have branches that connect with other process, that impact other groups, and that may rely on resources far outside the control of the project’s sponsor group. And while executing process changes can present teams with a real challenge, a handful…

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Project Advocacy Is Not This

Project offices are increasingly finding value in embracing the advocacy function. The benefits span a wide scope. A broader range of stakeholders become engaged with and committed to the project. As a result, ongoing project support is often easier to find. In addition, the project’s objectives are more in tune with the actual needs of…

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Shielding Stakeholders From Project Pains

As they work to cultivate engaged sponsors and end users, some PMP®s find there are aspects of project planning and execution where stakeholders actually prefer not to be involved. These activities are often those that appear to be more administrative in nature. They are a high priority for the project team but likely little more…

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Project Customers Are Not Created Equal

Project teams must have strong customer service skills no matter which internal or external groups they’re serving. That doesn’t mean, though, that just one type of customer experience can or should be provided across every project that the team executes or every stakeholder group they support. Most project customers fall into one of three categories,…

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Project Experience

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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.