Theory

The Project Management Process

Methodology and process are critical to delivering consistent, quality project results. This post details how to get both in place for your project operations. The Importance of Methodology to Project Management  A methodology is an integrated, cohesive,...
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What makes a project successful?

A lot of organizations struggle judging a project went. This article covers the textbook approach to evaluating the success of a project. Check out our blog post The Third Dimension of Project Success for an innovative evaluation of project success with...
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What is Project Management? (And why do you need it?)

Projects are what deliver organizations to their future vision. So the #1 thing holding organizations back is project failure. That’s where project management comes in. This post covers the basics you need to know to understand what project management...
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3 Ways to Garner Cost Savings in Project Management Without Hurting Returns

Advice on how to get cost savings in project management is a dime a dozen. Any organization can cut corners to meet budget constraints at the expense of efficacy. But if a project doesn’t deliver the intended benefits, it doesn’t matter whether it...
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What does project failure look like to you?

An agricultural supply company develops a new product that is much more effective at inseminating cows than any other product on the market. They can develop the product in a year with a budget of $2 million. Research on market research shows they can...
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The One Ingredient Every SDLC Process Needs

A sound SDLC process relies on requirements in some form or fashion. Agile has taken the software development world by storm, and that has brought many benefits. However, many have lost sight of some fundamental realities of how to reliably deliver project...
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The most overlooked risks in risk management

This article first appeared in UpJourney. You can read the full piece here. Hope is not a strategy. Risk Management is. Risk management is a framework that allows you to identify risks, evaluate which ones are a priority, and plan a way to mitigate those...
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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #1 Elusive resource management

This is the final post in a 5-part series. To see the last post on “Organizational Rigidity”, click here. The #1 reason projects fail has been a thorn in the side of project and portfolio management throughout the entire history of the field. The...
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PPM Is Critical Right from the Startup

When an entrepreneur is setting up a business, they often start with the question “What is my budget?” In actuality, a budget will work best when it’s one of the last steps of developing the business strategy. To make a budget, you have...
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