Project Management Methods & Ideologies

Although there are a few methodologies, such as Agile and Six Sigma, that have their own topic areas, this area is devoted to exploring the many different project management methodologies that are utilized by project managers all around the world. In addition, this is a place where PM experts can “talk shop” and express their opinions on why they believe some strategies work and others don’t. We’ll cover Waterall Methodology, PRINCE2 and much more.

Strategy Implementation in Businesses

Strategy Implementation in Businesses

Devising business strategies is complex – but much easier to do than implementing the strategy.  Strategy implementation in businesses entails addressing broad cross-organization issues – like organizational framework, culture, communications flow, and lines of responsibility.  This article explores a few of the key factors that can make or break the successful implementation of a business …

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Strategy Implementation in Government

Strategy Implementation in Government

In my opinion, government organizations are among the most complex – because they are driven by very specific yet often open-ended missions…where success may not be easily measured, where efficiency is a secondary objective, and where matrix organizations result in lines of authority and accountability that may not be so clear and consistent.  Responsible spending …

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Strategy Implementation on Programs

Strategy Implementation on Programs

Programs provide a ‘first front line’ for implementation of strategic objectives, as programs are by nature strategically defined and implement a subset of the strategy.  As such, programs can also provide a ‘laboratory’ for implementing strategic objectives – for getting strategy implementation right before implementing elsewhere. Programs also provide the bridge to strategy implementation on …

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Quality Measurement on Your Project:  Measuring Quality in Quantity

Quality Measurement on Your Project: Measuring Quality in Quantity

You know what you’re going to measure to determine quality…but you know that the product won’t be perfect the first time out.  You’re going to need a way to execute the measurement process multiple times – or at least enough to achieve a level of confidence that you have achieved the required level of quality. The …

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Project Management Essentials for a Successful Internet of Things (IoT) Project Portfolio

Project Management Essentials for a Successful Internet of Things (IoT) Project Portfolio

To take advantage of the opportunities that the Internet of Things (IoT) presents, you need to get organized for the journey.  This will take aligning strategic and project management competencies for the challenges ahead.  This article outlines five key things to think about and put into place to get you to your goals.  The most important thing …

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A Compelling Strategy Driven By the Internet of Things (IoT)

A Compelling Strategy Driven By the Internet of Things (IoT)

Let’s take a look at one strategy.  Using the basic equation “Thing + Information + Sharing = New Value Proposition”, you can identify some things that may change going forward.  But how can you do that for an organization?  How can an organization that is structured around physical products execute on this idea to seize on the …

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Where the Internet of Things (IoT) Is a Driver of Strategic Opportunity

Where the Internet of Things (IoT) Is a Driver of Strategic Opportunity

The Internet of Things (IoT) is considered to be a “disruptive technology”.  This means that it disrupts the status quo in a competitive industry.  Consider that the value proposition of the IoT is that if you add a valuable information component to a product, and enable it to be shared, you have created value.  But it’s new value …

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What Does Internet of Things (IoT) Disruption Mean for Project Management?

The concept of the Internet of Things (IoT) is pretty simple:  take a “thing” (i.e. a physical product), add valuable information to it and share it…and you are creating value using the IoT.  The concept is actually not new.  Consider that personal computers first arrived in the early 1980’s, they were great personal productivity devices, especially for word processing and electronic spreadsheets.  …

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