Evaluating, measuring and reviewing goals as initiatives evolve, and managing corrective actions, to ensure desired outcomes are achieved.
Case studies, research, best practices, lessons learned, insights and advice.
The 2016 PMI PMO Symposium® has drawn to a close and as in year’s past, this presenter is glad to have some free time to reflect on the many valuable insights and wonderful networking opportunities that this event always delivers.
What are the top challenges in implementing collaboration software on project teams? A recent survey from Software Advice highlights three and offers some tips to combat them. The survey also identifies some ‘must-have’ features that teams find most useful in a collaboration tool.
Few organizations reports a high degree of benefits realization management maturity, but those that do have a significant edge in achieving goals and business intent, according to a new report from the Project Management Institute. Here are the actions they take.
Project managers play a critical role in helping organizations close the gap between expectations and achievement, according to a new report from Project Management Institute. Successful practices include engaging cross-functional teams and keeping business owners informed about benefits-related issues.
Practical, applicable checklists, guidelines, frameworks, templates and tools.
Project costs receive serious scrutiny from executives and stakeholders who use ROI and other financial metrics to judge organizational performance. Here is a checklist of questions to help project leaders and their teams determine the best available options for responding to project cost risks and issues that may arise.
When assessing and comparing technology solutions to support your project management efforts, a wide range of potential features must be weighted and rated, along with vendor fit and cost. Use and customize this software evaluation matrix to guide your selection process.
Product management leaders establish the broader context for building great products and services through a combination of processes, trust-building, hiring, mentoring and cross-functional communication. Here is a seven-point strategic framework for creating conditions that can unleash great product and technical work.
This document helps leaders of strategic initiatives to realize benefits, work with stakeholders and teams, and align efforts with the portfolio and business objectives. It is not a tactical checklist but a “thinking prompt” for considering relevant items during project background, initiation/planning, execution and handoff. Refer to it on a regular basis as issues arise and circumstances change.
Thought-leaders and practitioners share their experiences and techniques.
No project can ignore the bottom line. But watching the bottom line and actually seeing it are two different things. Even the best-intentioned analysis can produce inaccurate ROI data, leading to ill-fated decisions. Most ROI estimates are doomed by unsound and undisciplined processes. These five principles can improve your ROI aim. [3 min., 26 sec.]