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“Something definitely needs to change”
That was one of the sentences in the latest Pulse of Profession Report from the Project Management Institute, their 8th global survey of the state of project management.
Something has to change in project management because we’ve gotten stagnant and in some areas we’re declining.
You’re familiar with the project lifecycle, but have you ever thought about the lifecycle as it maps to people? Yes, project team members have a lifecycle too: the project resource lifecycle.Leggi
What if I told you that there were risks to your project that you have probably completely overlooked?Leggi
The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The fifth trend, “Interdependencies: Silo Walls Are Growing Thinner” highlighted how often project success relies on cooperation and help from across an organisation, not just within the project department. The problem is silos have long been a challenge for organisations.Leggi
You’ll have heard the old adage that you can’t manage time. It passes whether you like it or not. When we talk about time management we’re really talking about making the most of the available time.Leggi
A few weeks ago it was TwentyEighty’s Executive Briefing in London.
The session was all about the problem we see time and time again – the gap between an organisation’s executive board setting direction and strategy for the business and seeing those strategies realised through the operational activities of the business of which programme and project management forms a large part. So the session was called “Bridging Strategy and Project Execution for Organisational Alignment and Success”
Part of your project communication strategy should be to talk to other departments – your peripheral stakeholders – about the work you are doing.
And why should you?Leggi
Scarica l’articolo “L’Intelligenza Collettiva: i processi di Pensiero Critico e Problem Solving, chiavi della sinergia di team” a cura di Jacopo Licciardi Consulente, Facilitatore e Coach (ICF, ACC)
Ti segnaliamo il corso Pensiero Critico & Problem SolvingLeggi
In the Global State of the PMO Report released by 2080 Strategy Execution in 2015, the biggest perceived challenge for PMOs today is resource management. A range of PMO professionals highlighted specific resource management areas which were lacking or current services were inadequate.Leggi
I like to call a new project manager a “level one project manager”. It normally means they have been in the job for about 1 to 2 years.Leggi
If you want repeat business from internal or external customers then you need to be wonderful. That’s my shorthand for saying that people must want to work with you. Because if they have a choice of someone they like to work with and you, well, you can see how that decision is going to end up for you.Leggi
Like it or not, when it comes to gaining a new project management opportunity it can feel very much like a race – facing competitors, jumping over hurdles, getting in the ‘zone’ at interviews and ultimately winning or losing.Leggi
Over the past decade, I have witnessed the life and sometimes untimely death of many information technology (IT) projects, including data migrations, custom development efforts, third-party tool implementations and system retirementsLeggi
In business today, any project is ultimately measured by one thing: return on investment. There are dozens of metrics to be measured along the way—from budget and deadline to scope and stakeholder satisfaction—however, at the end of the day, ROI trumps all.Leggi
Let me first stress that I find project managers pretty remarkable and courageous people.
Being a project manager isn’t an easy job.
Projects need to be delivered on time, to cost, to the required quality AND deliver the expected benefits.
During the course of the project, PMs have to be mindful of the big picture and at the same time keep an eye on the detail – without micromanaging anyone. They also need to be skilled at leading and motivating the team and gaining buy-in from stakeholders, whilst juggling a multitude of tasks so that the project isn’t stalling.
Siamo lieti di annunciare che ESI International ha completato il processo di integrazione conIPS Learning per costituire TwentyEighty Strategy Execution, la più grande azienda mondiale dedicata alla Performance Education e al Corporate Training. ESI International entra così a far parte della famiglia TwentyEighty (www.twentyeighty.com) numero uno al mondo nella formazione e consulenza in Project Management, Business Analysis, Agile Project Management, Sales Performance, Leadership Performance, Credit Performance, Strategy Execution.Leggi
In this age of automation, we have a tendency to become so involved in the designing and programming of the ultimate system that we tend to forget the art of “work simplification.” This is a serious omission, as work simplification is the foundation of the systems concept.
In our final series of looking ahead to 2016 (see the project management and business analysis trends) we take a look at strategy execution. Strategy execution, in its simplest terms, is all about an organisations ability to develop business strategies and execute or deliver programmes and projects that ultimately meet …Leggi
Last year’s TwentyEighty Strategy Execution’s trends for business analysis focused on bedding in the BA role within projects and within organisations. Each year TwentyEighty publish trends and predictions for both project management and business analysis – and new for this year strategy execution too.Leggi
Scopri i top ten trends di quest’anno per la Business Analysis scaricando l’articolo
Per consultare il curriculum corsi dedicato alla Business Analysis clicca quiLeggi
Although risk management is a classic discipline and part of a standard curriculum on most project management courses, it doesn’t mean that the average project manager knows everything there is to know about it or that they are doing it really well. Unfortunately!Leggi
TwentyEighty Strategy Execution are back with their trends and predictions for 2016 in project management.Leggi
Facilitation is one of the things I enjoy most about my work. It’s a fun way of engaging with a group and helping them achieve something that they wouldn’t be able to do as individuals. You can draw out the experience and expertise in the room and create a sense of ‘team’ as well.Leggi
As the Agile Project Management approach becomes more mainstream, organizations considering its implementation are deluged with questions. Is agile project management right for us? Does our current structure support this change? How will we measure progress?Leggi
Back in 2013, the Project Management Institute (PMI) released a startling figure that 15.7 million new project management roles would be added globally across seven project intensive industries by 20201. The statistic was contained in a report – PMI Project Management Talent Gap Report – which was to form the foundation …Leggi
Lately, I’ve noticed that my projects are getting more complicated and status review meetings are focusing mostly on issues and complaints.Leggi
Project managers are often in a position where their boss is someone several levels above them in the hierarchy and they don’t spend a lot of time with their actual line manager. You guessed it: I’m talking about working for a project sponsor.Leggi
What is Coaching and how can you use it?
Essentially, coaching is a way of helping others to make progress and overcome issues without directly telling them what to do. A fundamental belief in coaching is that people are resourceful and can generate their own solutions. You could therefore say that coaches help people to find the answers for themselves, by engaging in structured conversations and asking insightful questions.
Most project managers who have received any training at all have undoubtedly heard about the need to delegate. As we cannot manage significant projects and perform all necessary tasks ourselves, delegation is an absolute must to expand one’s capabilities as a project manager. Smart project managers, however, go beyonddelegating; they expand the magnitude of projects they can handle. What is this magic “beyond delegating” trick? The highly valuable project manager knows how to coach. Coaching involves and instils powerful lessons, outlined below.Leggi
PMOs have a part to play in supporting an organisation’s move to incorporate Agile as a way to deliver projects. In the Uncertain Role of the PMO in Agile Environments we explored the role of the PMO in assisting activities in organisational readiness – getting the organisation ready to start delivering projects in an Agile way.Leggi
As consumers we want more and more, so any product – no matter how many features it has – will ever be enough.Leggi
The message is clear. If organisations want their agile projects to succeed, they first must become agile themselves.Leggi
One year on and the trends for the Business Analysis community are taken up a notch as the focus shifts to bedding in the BA role within projects and within organisations.Leggi
I love working in IT. It’s so varied and IT projects range from kitting out new buildings with computers and telephones to designing bespoke apps. Although all projects in all sectors have their challenges, there are some unique considerations for IT projects. Let me tell you why IT projects are different.Leggi
It always amazes me that most people are aware of the usual suspects in project failure, yet we continue to pontificate over them year after year.Leggi
If you’re looking to pursue a role in business analysis there are core competencies – the ability to do the job – that you need to take a look at. Within each competency area there are also a number of tools, techniques and processes that enable you to do that part of the job.Leggi