A little something before the weekend, Deliver that project on time. Friday Fun - Project Management - On time delivery #409 #ff This cartoon has been produced by Jon Carter www.cartertoons.com with thanks … [Read more...] about Friday Fun – Project Management – On time delivery #409 #ff
Knowing the route can be as valuable as the goal This morning as I sat clearing out the spam from the email box, I noticed an update from one of the LinkedIn groups I am a member of. Its title was: "Why are you running?" In the article the author shared their story of some thoughts they had while out on a regular run, highlighting that this was a great strategy for creating thinking time. This all come about because the individual was reflecting on the question "why do I run?". His own … [Read more...] about Personal and business goal setting – where are the lines?
What is persona mapping in change management? We can use Persona mapping to help understand the needs and wants of a target audience or market. Persona maps can ensure we meet the needs of our stakeholders. A Persona map is a fictional character. At the same time, it needs to be a realistic profile of our target customer. They reflect characteristics like job or role title, personal attributes, goals, motivations, attitudes etc. For any given product or service there … [Read more...] about What is persona mapping in change management?
The project management triangle as it is sometimes known as a valuable tool for prioritizing and decision making. It is often used as a throwaway tool in training courses. But it is a powerful tool in the hands of a competent leader or professional. You can pick any two, but you can't have all three! An undervalued management tool Most people that have been on a management or project management course at some time have heard of "The Project Management Triangle”. This is sometimes known … [Read more...] about The Project Management Triangle – Time, Quality, Cost – you can have any two
Introduction to 80-20 In 1906, Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto created a mathematical formula to describe the unequal distribution of wealth in his country, observing that twenty percent of the people owned eighty percent of the wealth. In the late 1940s, Dr. Joseph M. Juran inaccurately attributed the 80/20 Rule to Pareto, calling it Pareto's Principle. While it may be misnamed, Pareto's Principle or Pareto's Law as it is sometimes called, can be a very effective tool to help you manage … [Read more...] about Pareto's Principle – The 80/20 rule
PRINCE2 Project Management. We hear this talked about in many organizations, but what is it really? What is PRINCE2 Project Management? The organization that sets the standard say that it is: PRINCE2 (PRojects INControlled Environments) is a process-based method for effective project management. PRINCE2 is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK Government and is widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and … [Read more...] about PRINCE2 Project Management – 7x7x7 #PMOT
In the last couple of years we have been asked to run a number of "Introduction to project management" courses for people in businesses. But what transpired was they the either needed management skills training or more importantly project leadership development. Successful Project Management Successful project management in today’s business environment is increasingly complex. Effective management of the intricate “people” side is the glue that holds together a project of any caliber. By … [Read more...] about Project Management or Project Leadership #pmot
What is Business Transformation? Increasingly in the worlds of project management, change and organizational development the term Business Transformation is being used. But what does it mean? What is exactly is Business Transformation? Is it change re-branded? Is it outsourcing? Is it a way for IT companies to sell additional services? In this unique piece Mike explores Business Transformation and looks at how this approach can be used in your company. He gets behind the hype and looks at what … [Read more...] about What is Business Transformation?
Project Management model - SQERT - Scope, Quality, Effort, Risk, & Timing. The SQERT model helps us to look at typical project constraints. Scope: What is being delivered Quality: The grade of what is being delivered Effort: The investment made to deliver Risk: The level of tolerance for variances from expected outcomes along the other four dimensions Time: The duration of the delivery SQERT can also be used for Status reports (project specific) Document completed on … [Read more...] about Project Management Model – SQERT
Introduction to change, change models and tools of change management For any organizational development (OD) intervention to be effective, change needs to be lead or at the very least managed from a people perspective. Many organizations focus on the project management aspects of change. While this is an important factor - it is not the critical factor. People are. Having said that, it is about balancing the development or change of both at the same time - see our business growth model. … [Read more...] about Tools of Change Management
RASCI project management methodology In any project there are a wide range of stakeholders with varying needs. the RASCI framework or model is a useful reference to clarify at the start of every project or programme phase. RASCI stands for: Responsible (Doer) Accountable (Buck Stops Here) Supportive (Help when needed) Consulted (In the Loop) Informed (FYI) … [Read more...] about Who needs to know what? RASCI project management methodology #PMOT