BLOG - Project Management

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...