Attending the APMG-Sponsored Webinar on Managing Benefits this Wednesday, 02 Oct 2013?
Research shows that despite substantial investments, organizations across all industries and sectors continue to struggle in demonstrating return on investments in change. The Managing Benefits guidance and qualification scheme from APMG-International is designed to address this problem, providing generally applicable guidance encompassing benefits management principles, practices and techniques. Effective portfolio management in any organization allows […]
Developing Transition Requirements
A successful project ends with a controlled close to make sure that the solution transitions to its operational business use as seamlessly as possible. In the BABOK® Guide, the Solution Assessment and Validation knowledge area focuses on ensuring a solution is successfully implemented. After all, if we can’t produce the desired end result of our […]
Susan’s Top Ten Skills Shared by Project Managers and Quilters
In addition to being a project manager, I am also a patchwork quilter. Last week, a buddy of mine asked me if I thought there were any similarities between the skills required to manage projects and the skills required to make a patchwork quilt. Absolutely! Here is my list of the top ten skills shared […]
Addressing the Communication and Collaboration Challenges of Remote Teams
Communicate, communicate, and communicate! On any project, you must ensure that mechanisms for effective communications are firmly in place and well understood. The more geographically distributed your team members and stakeholders are, the more you and your project are at risk of mis-communicating or simply not communicating at all. It is well-known that poor project […]
Is Your Project Plan-Driven or Change-Driven?
Sometimes our project success is directly related to the quality of planning that gets done. When you define your project approach, you must decide where it falls across the spectrum of plan-driven approaches and change-driven approaches. Plan-driven project approaches focus on ensuring that the solution is fully defined before its implementation begins. Change-driven project approaches are indicative of a […]