project management consulting

Remote Project Management: Make Flexibility Your Strength

For organizations unaccustomed to supporting a dispersed workforce, the lack of a single shared job location can create worries about weakness. Will communications break down if we can’t talk face to face? How can we solve problems and brainstorm if we aren’t together as a group? How will scattered team members get the latest information?…

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Take Control of Your Project Portfolio Now

Project portfolios risk becoming ungainly and cumbersome, especially if they aren’t carefully curated and reviewed on a regular basis. If other activities have been consuming your time and your portfolio has grown into a gangly mess as a result, it’s time to regain control. You can quickly begin to evaluate your portfolio—its scope and health,…

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Avoid the Perils of Excess Project Resources

Can project teams really get too much of a good thing? Sometimes they can if the surplus isn’t managed well. If you’ve experienced unexpected project challenges when funding, labor, or other resources are freely available, you know how frustrating this can be. Most project managers are more accustomed to fighting tooth and nail for money…

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Is Your Project Plan Credible?

Have you encountered a proposed project plan that wasn’t considered credible, either by the project team itself or by the organization’s sponsors and executives? Developing workable plans when funding is lean, time is tight, and your group is already buried in other projects can leave you in a precarious spot. But though gathering the right…

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5 Perks of a Formal Portfolio Prioritization Process

You may already rank the projects within your company’s portfolio. But do you have an established methodology around the process that’s followed every time, no matter who’s sponsoring the effort or which project manager is reviewing it? If your portfolio’s priorities are determined through an informal or ad hoc process (or no process at all),…

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Make Your Project Portfolio Reports More Useful

You likely have some sort of project portfolio reporting process in place already, but are you staying in tune with the changing needs of both high-level sponsors and frontline team members? Maybe your portfolio is evolving to encompass more initiatives, or to include projects with greater complexity or that are more closely tied to the…

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Use Categories to Increase Insight into Your Project Portfolio

Project portfolio reviews require processing a lot of information and PMs are always looking for ways to streamline the process. One strategy that can make portfolio reviews more useful and effective is to assign a category to every initiative. When projects are tagged with multiple categories, you can define the filter to fit the needs…

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Supercharge Your Project Portfolio Review Process

You don’t want your portfolio review exercises to become a lesson in inefficiency. Many PMs can recall sessions where executives and sponsors have engaged in all the same discussions, raised the same points for and against certain projects, and pored over so much data that no one felt they had a truly good handle on…

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Why You Should Formalize Your Project Intake Process

With so much attention focused on executing projects, some organizations put too little effort into formulating and strengthening their intake processes. This is a mistake that could end up diminishing the performance of your company’s entire project portfolio. You may be expected to push projects through to completion that are poorly crafted or unsupported, or…

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How Healthy is Your Project Portfolio?

Building a healthy project portfolio is about more than successfully executing individual projects. Keeping your portfolio in good condition also requires consistent performance that delivers optimal results, gives your business the best return on its investments, and efficiently limits the impacts from any complications or risks. Many organizations don’t have the controls or data analysis…

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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.