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Project Execution Solutions: Defining the Roadmap for Optimal Future State

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Project Execution Solutions: Defining the desired future state

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This series covers the process for how to achieve change to become a more successful project-based organization.  This post will drill into the second step of this process: defining the desired future state.

This process should resemble intelligent design. (more…)

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Project Execution Solutions: Current State Assessment

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Project Execution Solutions: Analysis / Vision / Roadmap

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Project Execution Solutions: Process

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The critical elements of successful project execution are People, Process, Technology, and Governance. Success is consistently delivered when all of these dimensions are well defined, fully implemented, well-managed, and fully adopted. They must be both adopted individually and integrated together to enable each other for success.

We saved Process for last because the most important part of Process isn’t a solution unto itself, but rather a wrapper around the other solution areas. (more…)

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Project Execution Challenges: Managing the Project Plan and Schedule

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In our last series, we covered the challenges and solutions to project strategy. This series will cover the challenges and solutions to project execution. Today, we will discuss the challenges around the plan and schedule.

The project manager should spend the duration of the project tracking variances and adjusting the plan and schedule accordingly. (more…)

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Project Execution Challenges: Having the Skills Needed to Deliver

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In our last series, we covered the challenges and solutions to project strategy. This series will cover the challenges and solutions to project execution. Today, we will discuss the challenges around the initial specifications and ongoing governance of the business case.

Once you have set the initial specifications for a project, the next challenge is that many organizations simply do not have the horses in the stable to execute their initiatives. This can come in the form of not having enough people or not having the appropriate skills; it can also come at the management level or at the practitioner level, and any combinations of those possibilities. Each of these permutations will be redressed in the Execution Solutions series. (more…)

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Project Execution Challenges: Meeting the Original Business Case

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In our last series, we covered the challenges and solutions to project strategy. This series will cover the challenges and solutions to project execution. Today, we will discuss the challenges around the initial specifications and ongoing governance of the business case.

The most important element of a successful project is meeting the business case and original scope of the project. (more…)

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Project Initiatives Drive Your Organization’s Mission

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Every organization has an ultimate Mission that all of their long-term goals, yearly portfolios, quarterly outlooks and daily operations are striving to fulfill. The Mission often sounds simple on its surface, but there is an array of initiatives that are critical to achieving it and limited resources to dedicate to these initiatives.

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Presenting: New Project Staffing White Paper

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We are thrilled to announce the release of our third white paper this year, this time on project management staffing.  As always, we wanted to give our loyal followers of this blog the first crack at this valuable content.

This comprehensive paper demonstrates a multi-tiered approach to project staffing, including an in-depth look at the best practices for the talent acquisition layer.  Also included is a guide to picking the appropriate staffing partner.

Click here to receive your copy of Getting Beyond PMPs: Best Practices to Find, Select, and On-board Excellent Project Leaders.

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