project management tips

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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Tips to Motivate Your Project Team

Keeping your project team motivated can be a challenge. When workloads are heavy, timelines are short, and resources are thin, maintaining your group’s enthusiasm can be even more difficult. But you need everyone to be excited to execute not only the list of active projects but also those that are still working their way through…

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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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What Are Data Gaps Doing to Your Project ROI?

The reliance on data within project management roles continues to intensify. Reliable information is crucial to every stage of your initiative’s development and lifecycle: planning, budgeting, monitoring, executing, and reviewing. But as project stakeholders find new ways to make use of the growing volumes of data that are available, some have discovered they still have…

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Why You Should Rework Your Project Plans

Developing a project plan consumes a significant amount of time and resources. A wide range of details must be gathered and evaluated to inform the list of activities that should be included. Task durations need to be estimated and task dependencies identified. A timeline for activities is then developed so everyone knows what they need…

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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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5 Ways Technology Can Protect Your Project Budget

Technology is an integral part of many project teams’ daily workflows. Even if your group already has a strong technology base, consider these additional use cases designed to keep your project budget under control. 1: Automation The ability to automate rote and repetitive tasks is a big benefit of many technology platforms. Look at your…

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Get More Value Out of Your Project Technology

Though technology has become ubiquitous across many functional areas in project management, teams may not yet be taking full advantage of the available features and functionalities. But with the right technology strategy, stakeholders can better utilize the tools available to them to gain efficiencies, reduce data entry errors, enhance collaboration, and get more value out…

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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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Are These Factors Hurting Your Project ROI?

Projects often require a significant amount of capital to bring to fruition and achieving the expected rate of return on the company’s investment is a critical element in their ultimate success. But meeting an initiative’s forecasted ROI can be tricky, and project teams sometimes encounter challenges that stop them from realizing the maximum value. If…

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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.