Despite rumblings of nationalism, shoring up borders and questioning trade across the globe, the underpinnings of global PM are permanent and part of our collective ecosystem because the drivers behind the trend are technology, markets and trade.
I pose the question, is global project management possible for agile projects? Agile teams, primarily for software development projects, necessarily are in very close communications on a constant basis. Consider whether global project management is problematic for agile teams and projects.
We have global markets, use global supply chains, leverage global logistics, hire a global workforce and deploy a global financial structure. How, in such a global environment, could projects that cut across and extend these capabilities not involve global project management?
The trend has been toward more enabling technologies, especially the internet, global markets and expanding trade. This has effected the project management profession, which generally works on the edge of change. Will these trends continue?
It is critical to set up the right systems to support your strategic direction as relates to CRM. It is important to understand a variety of components of what your customers need and what your company needs in order to service them better than the competition.
The internet and Big Data are enabling new and better ways of finding and obtaining customers. The key is to manage customer relationships by tapping into the “long tail” to serve ever-expanding market niches.
Customer Relationship Management has become a critical strategic factor in recent times. What changes are occurring in the realm of CRM and how are they reshaping the competitive landscape? How can companies look at CRM as an opportunity for their particular business?
Customer Relationship Management is an area that requires agility, as it is evolving rapidly and changing the competitive landscape. However, having agility related to your CRM efforts takes deliberate effort. This article outlines a deliberate approach to building agility into your CRM efforts.
While there are a variety of formal approaches and flavors to PMOs, these might not be quite right in every situation. Many situations may actually call for a more customized, less formal approach. This article investigates some approaches that may be less formal but are no less effective.
There are many approaches to building a PMO, and myriad activities in which a PMO can engage. PMOs need to be judicious in what they choose to do and what services they provide, but there is one focal point every PMO needs to have.
Specialized tools and systems can help your HR initiatives hum. This article explores a few, but it does take strategic planning to decide what tools and systems will most benefit your HR organization and good solid project management on the initiatives once you swing into action.
Human Resources is a critical area for businesses, but how can you make the Human Resources function more impactful? One approach is to think about your activities as projects by focusing on using project management principles and best practices, starting with the smallest things.
When you begin to view HR activities as projects, immediate benefits and efficiencies start. While these help, it becomes even more imperative to tie various projects together into programs. A cohesive HR strategy becomes front and center. All projects feed some aspect of your strategic HR thrust.
Just as companies benefit from implementing principles and best practices to improve function, the HR department can also benefit. “Projectizing” your efforts turns them into manageable, well-executed projects.
Any strategic initiative needs to focus on building organizational capability in some way – whether human capability or institutional capability. The controversy can be that project objectives could come into conflict with organizational objectives – or vice versa.
Strategic initiatives are, by definition, items of high priority to the organization. As a result, they need to concentrate on providing key strategic measures of performance that emphasize the operational aspects that the initiative is supposed to support.