project portfolio management

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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What Can Your Project Budget Teach You

If your team is like most, you maintain a view into how your project budget forecasts stack up against actual expenditures. You also probably monitor spend to ensure you stay within your approved budget limits. But is that all you’re doing? If so, you’re missing out on important insights that could help you be more efficient,…

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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Is Your Project Approval Process Outdated?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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The Soft Skills Project Teams Need More Than Ever

Uncertainty and change often uncover important lessons, and the experiences of the pandemic offered innumerable learning opportunities. The project management consultants at PMAlliance work with businesses to help tackle complex and can’t-fail initiatives, and our team saw first-hand the importance of having the right soft skills to navigate difficult situations. As you look across your…

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Fix These Common ERP Project Budget Problems

Project budgets can be tricky to develop and manage, even when executing a relatively simple initiative with a limited scope. ERP implementation efforts—with their large budgets, long durations, and broad operational impacts—have the potential to encounter even more financial challenges. To help protect your budget and ensure you have the right level of resources to…

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Change Management Considerations for ERP Projects

Change management is a key skill for project teams. No matter the type of initiative, there are always revisions to processes, workflows, or other parts of the organization’s operations that need to be managed and controlled. But ERP implementation projects affect numerous systems and departments, and they bring additional levels of complexity to the change…

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Have You Overlooked These ERP Project Risks?

ERP implementations are complex projects with a lot of moving parts. But there are so many seemingly higher priority risks on the radar that project managers can sometimes lose sight of more common perils that can still derail an initiative. Before you get too far into your ERP project, consider if you’ve overlooked these other…

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Is Your ERP Project’s Scope Leading You Towards Failure?

For most companies, an ERP implementation is a critical strategic project. These efforts often have a significant financial cost associated with them and they commonly impact a number of systems, processes, and workflows within the company. ERP initiatives may also involve establishing connections to platforms in partner organizations to move information between separate entities more…

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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.