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Featured Blog Posts – March 2011 Archive (7)

Another Conversation with Thokk…this time it’s about PM Value Share

Barb:  Interesting insights about PM value so far Thokk.  And you’re right, just because you’re able to meet the numbers, doesn’t mean you are totally out of the woods.  Performance metrics and quality management practices should provide enough evidence to validate PM value but that’s truly not the case as some PM survey results show.

Thokk:  When you get right down to it, the not-so-good things about projects are usually linked to other things besides metrics and measures.  That’s…


Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on March 29, 2011 at 2:19pm — No Comments

The Adventures of Dan the Project Manager Man - Double-booking

I had just finished a call with our resource manager.  My resource on the Laramie project was double-booked.  I needed to deliver the news to our client.

“Hello John, this is Dan over at PM Pro.”

“Hi Dan, what’s up?”

“John, we may have to delay your Go Live date.”

“Why is that?”

“We are having some resource challenges.”

“How is your challenge my issue?”

“Well, our resource on this project accidentally got double-booked.”

“I repeat, how…


Added by Dan Vickers on March 21, 2011 at 9:52pm — 10 Comments

Dangers of Confusing Online Task Management with Online Project Management

Many people confuse online task management with online project management. They tend to think of these two disciplines interchangeably, and that can be dangerous to the long-term success of your organization, especially when it comes to tool selection and risk management. It’s important to differentiate between the two, so that expectations can be set properly…


Added by Liz Pearce on March 18, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Too many projects … not enough resources

Over the past couple of months I have had several discussions with companies and groups about their list of ongoing projects.  Some of the questions I asked them are:
  1. Do you…

Added by Ryan Endres on March 16, 2011 at 8:50pm — 1 Comment

Risky Business – Taking control of threats and opportunities

In my last article on risk, I discussed qualitative and quantitative analysis which allows a team to assess probability, impact, and monetary value of the risks identified.  This allows a project team to develop priorities for those risks that require further planning and threat mitigation or opportunity realization strategies.  In this article we’ll discuss how to develop risk response strategies for those risks that make the cut.


Defining Thresholds: First off,…


Added by Cindy Vandersleen on March 11, 2011 at 3:19pm — 1 Comment

How to do you measure the maturity of a SharePoint implementation?

So your organization is thinking about taking the leap, or already has, into launching SharePoint.  When you started on this adventure you treated this as a project, right?  Or did you just turn it on and send out an email stating, “SharePoint is now available”.…

Added by Ryan Endres on March 6, 2011 at 12:40pm — No Comments

A Conversation with Thokk About the Equation for PM Innovation

Barb:  So I read you latest blog article and have to say I was intrigued.  Job title: Program Manager (consultant).  Experience level: 5 years.  Primary responsibilities:  (1) develop all project related documentation, (2) collect project information from project streams and consolidate it into status reports delivered to various audiences, (3) establish a regular rhythm for project updates, (4) help develop clear and concise status reports, (5) produce status reports for status meetings,…


Added by Barb@Vyrtunet on March 2, 2011 at 3:31pm — No Comments

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