When a meeting starts up and begins to go south, project managers react in a number of ways. The negative reactions include: Chastising and demeaning participants Getting frustrated and losing your cool Blaming everyone else for your bad planning Letting the meeting run on and getting hijacked by others While experience tells us when a [...]
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Budgets are interesting things. In larger organizations almost all decisions are controlled by some sort of budgeting or expenditure controls. Regardless of what process your organization is following, the success or failure of a project is often determined by getting it done on time and on budget. When costs start to get out of control, [...]
Once the change has been identified, then a strict and agreed process needs to start immediately. Imagine how many projects are started, the project owner signs the contract and the project manager begins work. Everyone assumes that all is going to go perfectly through the process; the project owner or sponsor never changing their mind [...]
Depending on the type of project being managed, it is possible that outside suppliers, vendors or partners will be involved. It is critical your selections are excellent decisions, as they will have a significant impact on the potential success of your project. Figuring out how to choose the right vendors, suppliers and partners is often [...]
#4 Watch the clock “Time keeps on ticking, ticking, ticking …..right into the future”. Never were truer words spoken about life and project management. That clock just keeps on running and it’s your job to make sure it does not run out of sand before the project is done. Why Time management is one of [...]
Once we have established goals and linked them to candidate processes for improvement, the project team will prioritize processes according to importance vis-à-vis the objectives and goals. Closely tied to setting priorities are determining the project scope by answering questions like these: Based on our list of all possible processes, can we document and improve [...]