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Top 10 blog posts for 2013, 5 to 1

The top 10 blog views for 2013 continue on with a top 5 countdown to the most requested posts of the year.

Does your organization challenge find a platform within? Or will the might of the project hammer leave all who enter impact stagger out concussed?

Seriously, what were the most viewed posts on: culture, projects, impact assessments, learning? All interests revealed within.

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Top 10 blog posts for 2011, 5 to 1

Top blog posts from 2011, from number 5 to number 1, a follow-up from Top 10 blog posts for 2011, 10 to 6 5.  The cost of culture, a 50% turnover of the Fortune 500 — This blog came about to reiterate that change is constant and the things that may have gotten a company to the Fortune 500 are not what guarantees a company can stay in the Fortune 500.  This blog reviews that in a 10-year period 50% of the Fortune 500 companies no longer remain and that perhaps this turnover is the failure of company culture to adapt. 4.  Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; impact analysis template — This 1 of a 4-part series on project scope and the impact scope has on project failure.  This blog includes an impact analysis template to identify …

Recap: Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success

A recap on my series of six blogs around project scope.  Includes links to slide deck and customizable templates: 1 of 6 —  Scope or:  How to manage projects for organization success, part 1 The ability to deliver a project is the ability to compete. Scope kills projects and projects that are not delivered kill organizations. Scope is one of the most important ways to manage project success. And when projects succeed, organizations succeed. 2 of 6 — Scope or:  How to manage projects for organization success, part 2 The key for organizations to grow and to thrive relies on how to manage projects and how to manage projects for organization success becomes an industry competitive advantage. But why do so many projects fail? 3 of 6 — Scope or:  How to manage projects for organization success; impact analysis template An impact analysis unearths …

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; stakeholder analysis template

A stakeholder is anyone, or group, who can positively or negatively affect the outcome of the project. This posts introduces two Excel template worksheets for stakeholder identification and management.

Prior to a project’s go-ahead this template identifies groups and individuals with a stake in the success, and failure.

The effort makes sure we understand the key concerns and motivations of these audiences in order to mitigate risk to over-look or under-appreciate stakeholder position.

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success; impact analysis template

An impact analysis is an early-phase assessment to identify all stakeholders, their needs, their awareness, and their insight into the project – these people are not only sponsors and customers, but the people you want to invite people into the change. Involvement impacts success.

Just like a pebble tossed into a pond, projects cause ripples that carry beyond the initial splash. Projects sponsors who fail to link the change a project has to people, process, and technology risk project success and project adoption.

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Scope or: how to manage projects for organization success, part 2

The key for organizations to grow and to thrive relies they ability to scope, manage, and deliver projects.  How you and your organization handles project scope management for organization success is a competitive advantage. Once a project is underway there is a constant battle to manage scope and keep the original intent of the project pure; so to speak.  Project scope management is one of the most important keys to deliver project success. But why do so many projects fail? Lack of preparation? Lack of communication? Lack of commitment? No, those are symptoms. Project Scope Management Projects fail for a variety of reasons, but projects that start with poor scope are tracked for failure before launch.  Constant shift in focus, such as resource multi-tasking, affects the ability to deliver. Scope management includes the processes required to ensure the project has all the required work, and only the required work, to complete the project on …