Projects have stakeholders, that much is clear, these pesky project stakeholders influence the project in both positive and negative ways. As a project …
Good design meets end-user need. Bad design wastes time and money. The difference is not about requirements. Requirements are your great, grandparent’s …
From startups to corporate leviathans the business directive is be more Agile. The most often employed project method is a Scrum design, an Agile framework …
Our digital world demands ‘just in time’ connection, transparency, and community engagement. In an agile environment, classic project mindset and process …
Bias derails evidence for perception and perceiving is most certainly not seeing.
Bias is both a decision shortcut as well as a communication wall.
Portfolio planning, from finance disciplines, presents projects as financial portfolio option mix to meet organization strategy. Project communication deserves risk and return criteria to project a financial portfolio, not bias.
An inbound marketing campaign is a project that requires multiple points of interaction from concept, strategy, design, art, content and copy creation, and optimization to publishing, analysis, and campaign and lead nurture.
Where many of us might keep all the campaign components in their head, I sought to help manage this with a repeatable, scalable tool that helps all inbound project stakeholders manage, deliver, and analyze a strategic campaign.
This checklist lends order to the stakeholder and subject matter expert sign up, sign on, and sign off.
The speed and pace of change demands business act, respond, and accomplish so much more, with so much less. HubSpot CEO, Brian Halligan, presents the following:
> In 1983, of the 1,000, largest American companies, by 1993, 811 remained
> In 2003, of the 1,000 largest American companies, by 2013, 243 remained
That change happens is constant reality. Now constant change accelerates the decade of decay. Demand for new revenue demands new business models and human capital competency.
In 2010 I wrote a post on Fortune 500 turnover, that simple math called almost 50%. What if the period took too much hit from the dot com bubble to provide a good source, in this post I revisit those numbers and look at 2013 and 2014 Fortune 500 numbers as well.
Projects that understand what existed and what exists are both efficient and effective.
SharePoint has an incredibly rich out-of-the-box capability, but too many times the project team does not know what is capable with SharePoint.
With these self-paced, training links provide an overview of what could be to collaborate, search, publish, and file.
Project portals need to meet user objective, not IT administrator needs. More people should reject the SharePoint designer, not the SharePoint capability.
That people change for organization need is at distinct odds with people’s needs. People change for organization goal is a very irrational expectation.
You can not plan for change if you do not plan for the impact that change has on individuals.
One communication plan can not account for the unique roles if it does not account for unique impact. One plan for all to follow equals everything that no one relates to.
One change management plan is irrational project management.
From the Hub of the universe comes this recovering project manager’s view. Project managers know where project success relies: project management. People from Boston know where the Hub of the universe lies: Boston.
Both, however, are disconnected from majority view, The majority do not even feign acknowledgement of a Hub of which I speak. And too-few organization interactions acknowledge project management boasts.
Plans are rational, people are emotional. Change is a constant cycle to plan for. What project management means to me: there are people here that need motivation to succeed over there.
Here is my contribution to the global #pmFlashBlog.
On September 25th a gang of, at current count, 70 project managers from around the world will release their reflection on one topic: What does project management mean to me – a Project Manager’s sermon.
This mob assembles under the banner of a Project Management Flash Blog or #pmFlashBlog and protagonist Shim Marom.