Project Management

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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 Keys to Managing Remote Work: Driving Accountability

Over the course of February and March, almost all organizations were forced into some sort of remote work situation. There was no time to set up the proper infrastructure, and many organizations were ill-prepared. Maybe you scraped through the first month,...
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The most important role for every ERP project

The most important team member you need in-house to run a successful ERP project is some form of Solution Architect. Vendors will often take care of most roles for the implementation itself. But someone on the inside needs to be mapping the solution to...
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The Mutual Relationship between Performance Management and Project Management

Performance management is not just a function of human resource. Project and portfolio management is another great context for this process. Projects are the engine that drive an organization toward its vision. As such, a mature organization with rigorous...
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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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5 Reasons Projects Fail: #2 Organizational Rigidity

This is part 4 of 5 of a series. To see the last post on “Unrealized benefits”, click here. Two million years ago, the climate and landscape of Africa was in flux. Over the course of 200,000 years, areas alternated between woodland and grassland...
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Presenting: Eliminating Project Failure

Our vision is to make project failure obsolete. Many people find that overly-ambitious, so we set out to explain exactly what we mean by that and outline how to do it. The result of that was our most comprehensive white paper yet: Eliminating Project...
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Announcement: Agenda for Our PMO Webinar

WHAT: Webinar – A Model for PMO Maturity to Improve Portfolio and Project Outcomes WHEN: Wednesday December 11th, 3pm ET WHO: Gus Cicala, Project Assistants CEO and PPM expert DETAILS: PMOs are a center of excellence for leadership, accountability,...
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