Project Planning for PMs

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  • Facebook: How Mission Statement Influences Projects
    It is interesting to explore, based upon a clear purpose-based mission statement, how Facebook might select or reject projects and which projects are more likely to be sustainable and valuable. The trick with any company, but especially an internet company like Facebook, is to prioritize projects
  • IBM: How Mission Statement Influences Projects
    Projects that align with the organization's stated mission are more likely to succeed than those that do not - and this article explores how that might play out at IBM, which currently has a statement of values in lieu of a mission statement.
  • U.S. Army: How Mission Statement Influences Projects
    The purpose of this article is to go through this process in a structured way and to provide some insight for practitioners on what projects are most likely to succeed - or fail - from the outset because of lack of alignment with mission.
  • Google: How Mission Statement Influences Projects
    Projects that align with an organization's stated mission are more likely to succeed than those that do not. This article explores how that plays out at Google.The goal is to go through this process in a structured way and for insight on what projects are most likely to succeed or fail.
  • 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.
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