Project Planning for PMs

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  • PM Success: Managing, Tracking and Measuring Project Success
    The perceived success of anything is in large part determined by how it is measured. In addition, there is the matter of tracking where you are on the way to where you are going. Learn more about the value of metrics in any project.
  • PM Success: Resourcing the Project
    Having a properly resourced project can absolutely make the difference between project success and ultimate project failure. Indeed, inadequate resources can bring down even the most promising undertakings. Learn more about the importance of having adequate resources.
  • PM Success: Defining Project Success
    Why is it that some projects are more likely to succeed than others are? Does one have a good process and the other not? Is one just a good project…and the other not? Let’s explore how your vision of what project success is up front is critical.
  • PM Success: Defining the Project
    Although several factors determine a project's success (or failure), having a clearly defined scope is the first essential step and perhaps the most important. Learn more about why defining the project is so significant to a winning outcome.
  • Government Process and Compliance Constraints
    This article examines process and compliance constraints, which are typically a hurdle in any large enterprise, but even more so in the public sector. These constraints have a very important purpose: to control fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.
  • How to Constrain Scope in Government Projects
    On government projects, scope is constrained because it is not as open-ended at the beginning as in the private sector. This article looks at how a constrained scope is a unique and challenging aspect of project management in the government sector.
  • Taming the Budget Challenge in Government Projects
    Government projects must often include pay based on time spent and typically not on performance. The project manager must ensure that there is no favoritism in the expenditure of funds.
  • Government Project Management: Legacy Constraints
    Maintaining systems that support legacy processes remains important for a much longer period than in private industry. This drastically increases the complexity of government projects, and pushes efficiency down the list of priorities.
  • Portfolio Management: Portfolio of Projects
    This article dives into on the practice of portfolio management applied to a portfolio of projects. It examines whether a well-managed portfolio of projects is more valuable than the sum of the value of each project.
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