How To Build A Project Scorecard

  A balanced scorecard is a way to monitor progress against a set of key, agreed measures. Companies typically have goals to focus on each year, such as revenue growth or health and safety targets. It’s called a balanced scorecard because there are different measures on it and the company ...

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5 Tips for Project Documentation

  Whether it’s a statement of work, a business case or project requirements, there are lots of documents produced by projects. And it falls to the project manager to produce most of them, or at least oversee and co-ordinate their production. Documents are mainly used for communicating: upwards to senior ...

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Monetising the PMO

  A PMO costs! It is obvious; there is the money to staff and to run the PMO together with any incurred operational expenses and systems investments and, when the PMO interfaces with other parts of the organisation – as it should, there is associated cost to that time and ...

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Recognising 5 Early Project Warning Signs

We see warning signs every day, such as “Wet Paint” or “Do Not Enter.” Such signs are common reminders to be careful. The earlier we heed their advice, the better off we’ll be because time is a resource when it comes to dealing with warning signs. For example, when asked ...

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The Project Management CV

I have been tremendously fortunate to work with CIOs, patented engineers, serial entrepreneurs, award-winning authors, and other amazing talent throughout my career.   I have also been able to work on a broad spectrum of projects from software/product development,  IT Service Delivery, and even go-to-market/scalability initiatives for start-ups.  I share this ...

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Junior Business Analyst Skillsets

If you’re looking to pursue a role in business analysis there are core competencies – the ability to do the job – that you need to take a look at. Within each competency area there are also a number of tools, techniques and processes that enable you to do that ...

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Misnomers of Waterfall Project Management

While an iterative approach to managing projects is not new, the Agile movement has certainly been powerful over the past few years. It seems every organization and job posting lists agile methodology as a requirement. Additionally, if you bounce around the blogosphere you will notice there is no shortage of ...

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