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08/11/2017

Gestire i Progetti di Serializzazione

Entro il 2019 sarà necessario implementare regolarmente le attività di Serializzazione dei farmaci, alla luce della nuova direttiva UE (2016): REGOLAMENTO DELEGATO 2016-161 del 2 ottobre 2015 per la SERIALIZZAZIONE.   Le aziende farmaceutiche trovano un valido alleato nella Metodologia di Project Management e Agile. Come? Lo ha spiegato Massimiliano Lenzi, nostro Senior... Leggi...

29/08/2017

6 skills del PMO Leader Strategico

Abbiamo già sottolineato l’importante Valore Strategico del PMO all’interno di un’azienda (clicca qui). L’attività project-based è in rapida crescita nel contesto internazionale, considerato che le organizzazioni possono raggiungere i propri obiettivi solo attraverso una vincente esecuzione di progetti selezionati per il... Leggi...

05/05/2017

PMIAA Unveiled: 9 Essential Features

Overview of Implications from the Program Management Improvement Accountability Act (PMIAA) There is a lot that the members of Congress disagree on, but there was one recently proposed bill that received overwhelming support and unanimous approval from both parties. And that,... Leggi...

05/12/2016

Technical e Relational Skills nel Project Management

  Il ruolo del Project Manager è in continua evoluzione. Per condurre una carriera di successo non basta più avere forti competenze tecniche ma ad esse vanno aggiunte una componente di Leadership e un’attitudine Strategica. Grazie a questo articolo di... Leggi...

02/12/2016

Le Domande nel Project Management

Ogni Project Manager sa che per gestire un progetto di successo deve costruire un piano dettagliato. In questo articolo di Simon Harris, potrete vedere quali sono le domande alle base di un lavoro efficace.   “Probabilmente conoscete la poesia di Kipling che inizia... Leggi...

28/11/2016

The Pros and Cons of the Hero Project Manager

Imagine a project that isn’t going too well due to unexpected complexities. The client asks for a new project manager to take over – and the supplier agrees that this course of action is the best way forward. All project... Leggi...

24/11/2016

7 modi per Ridurre il Rischio nei Progetti

    Il Risk Management è un aspetto cruciale nella gestione di un progetto. Esistono infinite fonti di rischio da considerare per tutelare il successo del proprio lavoro: poca chiarezza nei requisiti e negli obiettivi, comunicazione non efficace, scarso engagement... Leggi...

31/10/2016

PRINCE2 Foundation or Practitioner – Which One Should You Do?

There are two levels to PRINCE2 – the Foundation, or entry-level and the Practitioner level – which is aimed at Project Managers who deliver projects. So which one should you be doing? Leggi...

27/10/2016

PRINCE2 in Five Minutes

Here we explain the entire 327 page PRINCE2-2009 manual in a quick 5 minute read. Brevity is at the price of some reduction in detail. Leggi l’articolo originale, qui Leggi...

13/10/2016

Why Do Projects Continue If They Aren’t Needed?

How many times have you stopped a project, or worked on a project that has been cancelled? Leggi...

10/10/2016

70% : The Long-Term and Strategic Side of Project Management

Part of the role of the Project Management Office is to help management think longer term. A lot of what we do on projects is tactical. Leggi...

06/10/2016

The Seven Activities of Project Closeout

The goal of the project closeout activities is to end the project in a way that reflects favorably upon the team, the team leader and the organization. This phase requires the completion of the seven activities. Leggi...

29/09/2016

Opportunity Management in Project Management

Effective risk management should not be focused solely on recognising possible failure points, but also on learning how to best recognise and capitalise on opportunities to ensure both project and future success. Leggi...

22/09/2016

The PMO as a Strategic Partner \\ Strategy Execution Series

The latest Trends in Strategy Execution were discussed at the recent Executive Briefing hosted by TwentyEighty Strategy Execution in London. The ninth trend, “The PMO as a strategic partner” is one which is causing much discussion in the PMO community.... Leggi...

15/09/2016

Matrix Structures: The Pros and Cons

A matrix organisation structure is one where there are multiple cross-functional, cross-business unit groups. Often individuals in the matrix have more than one line manager, or maybe one ‘solid line’ line manager and one or more ‘dotted line’ managers. It... Leggi...

12/09/2016

Successfully Launching an IT Project

In any organisation, the time comes when significant portions of the information technology (IT) back office infrastructure—such as Customer Relationship Management (CRM), order entry, marketing or accounting—need to be replaced Approfondisci la tematica nel corso Managing IT Projects  Leggi...

08/09/2016

7 Factors of Good Project Governance

Projects ideally sit within a governance framework that is bigger than the project team. It’s actually easier to work in an environment where there is governance in place because it gives you boundaries. And, like toddlers, people respond well when... Leggi...

05/09/2016

Stepping-Stones in a Project Management Career

A question often asked by project managers is “how do I transfer my career into a different sector?” Approfondisci le tematiche attraverso i Nostri corsi: Project Management Corsi Fondamentali Project Management Corsi Complementari e Avanzati Business Analysis Business Skills Agile Project... Leggi...

01/09/2016

Which Of These Project Reviews Do You Use?

Have you got project reviews built into your project schedule? I do (most of the time). There are five types of project review that we commonly use on projects. Approfondisci le tematiche attraverso i Nostri corsi: Project Management Corsi Fondamentali Project... Leggi...

18/08/2016

Establishing Clear Project Management Guidelines

When I come into an organisation that has never used formal business analysis or project management processes, one of my first challenges is to address the uncertainty and confusion over some key concepts and tools. Approfondisci le tematiche attraverso i... Leggi...

15/08/2016

Bread Crumbs, The DaVinci Code and Project Communications

If you have ever read either Hansel and Gretel or The DaVinci Code, you have read a story of trails followed and clues pursued. In both instances, however, there were threats to the trail—threats that were overcome only by extraordinary... Leggi...

04/08/2016

Project Managers: Motivate Yourself

At a typical PMI meeting a few years ago there would have been several job openings announced with only a few candidates vying for those project management positions. As we all know, the market has changed drastically and we’re faced... Leggi...

01/08/2016

Quality Challenges in Projects

Last year I had some troubling experiences related to quality, which made me think about the ongoing struggles within many organisations to deal with quality in their projects. While my aunt was hospitalised this past year, I observed what I... Leggi...

21/07/2016

How is the PMO Changing?

During a recent roundtable discussion event, the question was “How is the PMO changing?”. The idea was that each person around the table could contribute based on their different perspectives and experiences. There was a mix of consultants, current practitioners,... Leggi...

11/07/2016

Budgeting for Project Scope Change

Managing change is one the most difficult areas of project management. Hardly do you find a project not affected by change. The success of your project delivery depends to a larger extent on the effectiveness of the organisation’s change control... Leggi...

07/07/2016

Project Management: Something Definitely Needs to Change

“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... Leggi...

04/07/2016

How To Manage A Team Member Through A Project

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. I know project management as a discipline is very... Leggi...

27/06/2016

How Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

What if I told you that there were risks to your project that you have probably completely overlooked? Se vuoi approfondire la tematica, ti consigliamo il corso Risk Management Leggi...

23/06/2016

Silo Working and Projects \\ Strategy Execution Series

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... Leggi...

20/06/2016

15 Time Management Tips for Project Managers

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...

16/05/2016

How To Present Your Project to Other Teams

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...

20/04/2016

Resource Management and the PMO

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... Leggi...

14/04/2016

Top Five Skill Areas for a New Project Manager

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. Scopri la nostra offerta formativa Project Management – Corsi Fondamentali Project Management... Leggi...

11/04/2016

How To Be Wonderful: 7 Ways To Make People Want to Work With You

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... Leggi...

31/03/2016

The Project Management Job Race

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...

24/03/2016

LINE – The Fine Balance for Project Managers

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 retirements Leggi...

18/02/2016

Who Owns Your Project Management Career Plan?

Last month the latest Project Management Benchmark Report was launched by Arras People and one of the areas touched on was the project management career development plan. About 2000 project practitioners were asked, “Who owns your career development plan?” The... Leggi...

01/02/2016

The Top Ten Trends for Strategy Execution in 2016

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... Leggi...

25/01/2016

How to Overcome the Most Common Mistakes in Risk Management

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... Leggi...

21/01/2016

The Top Ten Project Management Trends for 2016

TwentyEighty Strategy Execution are back with their trends and predictions for 2016 in project management. Leggi...

02/11/2015

PMI Changes: The Three Dimensions of Project Management Professional Development

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... Leggi...

02/11/2015

Why Are My Projects Struggling? Six Basics You Must Never Forget

Lately, I’ve noticed that my projects are getting more complicated and status review meetings are focusing mostly on issues and complaints. Leggi...

16/02/2015

Why are IT projects different?

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... Leggi...

07/11/2017

Data Visualization per Business Analysts

scritto da Hansen, N. (2016). Data visualization for business analysts. Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2016—EMEA, Barcelona, Spain. Newtown Square, PA: Project Management Institute. Articolo originale, qui. Keywords: business analysis, requirements, scope, dashboards, visualization La Data visualization è fondamentale per... Leggi...

19/09/2016

Business Process Modelling Notation for Business Analysts

Workflow modelling has long been accomplished by technical resources attempting to add context to technical requirements. As industry has progressed along with complexities of business management, we have again found the need to specialise and segregate responsibilities. Approfondisci le tematiche... Leggi...

21/03/2016

Improving Return on Investment: Business Analysis in Projects

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... Leggi...

08/02/2016

Business Analysis and Work Simplification

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... Leggi...

28/01/2016

The Top Ten Business Analyst Trends for 2016

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... Leggi...

14/01/2016

Facilitation Skills for Project Initiation

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... Leggi...

23/02/2015

The Business Analyst Trends for 2015

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...

22/12/2014

Scope Creep, Unrealized Benefits, and Failed Projects…it’s your own fault!

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...

07/08/2014

Junior Business Analyst Skillsets

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... Leggi...

03/11/2016

Mentoring and Coaching in Project Management

What is the difference between Mentoring and Coaching? How much time – and over what timescales does a relationship last? What else do I need to invest – other than time? How will I know that it is making a... Leggi...

26/09/2016

4 Essential Habits To Becoming a More Emotionally Intelligent Leader

What can you do to get better at understanding your emotions and at using them to lead your team? Leggi...

25/08/2016

Getting Started with Emotional Intelligence in Project Management

Why is Emotional Intelligence important? Before we look at what Emotional Intelligence (EI) is, let’s first consider the reasons why it’s important. Several studies show that Emotional Intelligence is the single biggest predictor of personal and professional success. What this... Leggi...

11/07/2016

Budgeting for Project Scope Change

Managing change is one the most difficult areas of project management. Hardly do you find a project not affected by change. The success of your project delivery depends to a larger extent on the effectiveness of the organisation’s change control... Leggi...

04/07/2016

How To Manage A Team Member Through A Project

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...

14/03/2016

Top Three Things Project Managers Need Coaching On

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.... Leggi...

15/02/2016

The Human Needs of a Project Team

What are the top human needs that drive people in your team? You are probably familiar with Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, which is one of the most widely referenced motivational theories. In this post I have drawn from several resources... Leggi...

22/10/2015

5 Ways To Engage Your Project Sponsor

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... Leggi...

17/09/2015

How Coaching Can Help Me as a Project Manager?

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... Leggi...

13/08/2015

The Project Manager as a Coach

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... Leggi...

20/10/2016

Agile 2.0

Agile 2.0 is all about the people who work within the organisation, specifically on Agile projects – that have the ability to work in a certain way – which gives more success when it comes to the outcomes of the... Leggi...

19/05/2016

What is Enterprise Agility? \\ Strategy Execution Series

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... Leggi...

04/01/2016

Agile Project Management – a Shift in Metrics and Mindset

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...

02/07/2015

PMOs Supporting Agile Projects

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... Leggi...

18/05/2015

What Agile Really Means for Project Teams and Organisations

Doing More with Less If you had a penny for every time you heard that… Leggi...

19/03/2015

Becoming an Agile Organisation

Agile organisations put their customers at the centre of everything they do. Leggi...

12/03/2015

The Agile Organisation – How to Bring Value to the Customer

As consumers we want more and more, so any product – no matter how many features it has – will ever be enough. Leggi...

05/03/2015

Agile Organisations First, Agile Projects Second

The message is clear. If organisations want their agile projects to succeed, they first must become agile themselves. Leggi...