Suddenly, Sam had that feeling that he had forgotten something – the feeling that can make us feel a bit queasy or bring on a cold sweat. He then realized what it was: he had totally forgotten to tell his project steering committee about the change request from the branch office that he got when […]
Category Archives: Change Management
8 Changes You Can Make NOW to Ensure Project Success
Your project might already be in motion, but that does not mean you cannot change your processes and approaches. Continuous improvement is your responsibility. Don’t just watch what happens as your team works toward project completion, be strategic and when you see opportunities for positive changes, make them! These eight recommendations are a good place […]
Want to Be a Strong Leader? Then C-H-A-N-G-E.
Being a project manager is about leading teams through change. Today, the change is wrapped in a crisis. The pandemic has compelled project teams to embrace digital transformation. More than anything, your organization needs adept and effective leadership. Leaders need to guide teams masterfully and reach goals successfully, even as uncertainty looms.
In this endeavor, keep in mind C-H-A-N-G-E. Be an expert in adapting to and thriving in change by embracing some specific characteristics.
Your Project Will Change
Finally, your project scope document has been signed. Everything has been agreed upon and now there will be no changes. Right? Wrong! Change will come and that is not necessarily a bad thing.
A Tale of Two PMOs
I recently came across a statistic that states that 50% of all Project Management Offices (PMOs) fail. It seemed high to me. But when I reflected on my own personal experience in setting up two different PMO’s I can tell you that my experience supports that statistic. One PMO was successful and one PMO was […]
Project Managers: Make Change Control Part of YOUR Formula for Success
As a new project manager it was glaringly obvious to me that my success was largely dependent upon customer satisfaction. I knew that I needed strong collaborative relationships with my customers. I needed them to respect me and trust me to get the job done. I needed them to help keep the project priority high […]
Oracle Primavera Enterprise PPM Virtual Summit
Guest post by Travis Anderson Earn PDUs while learning how Oracle Primavera is adamant about riding the world of project failure. Get started by visiting the registration screen at Oracle Primavera Enterprise PPM Virtual Summit. http://vshow.on24.com/vshow/primavera2010/#home Once you get your login information, go to the Auditorium and watch Joel Koppelman, Sr. VP & GM of […]
Change Control and Managing Expectations
Finishing projects on time is very important; but holding yourself accountable to a baseline is only as valid as the change management process you have in place. The definition of “on time” changes based on context and how expectations are managed. Change happens on projects, and in my experience most of that change is not […]