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Project Management Consulting, Project Management Training, and Project Office Development
Project Management Consulting, Project Management Training, and Project Office Development

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Information is one of the core pillars underpinning every successful project. With the evolution of technology and more compute power available than ever before, there’s little reason centers of excellence should continue to rely on data that may be days or even weeks old when it comes to identifying potential issues, forecasting activity schedules, making strategic decisions, and pouncing on opportunities in the marketplace.

A robust project management methodology enables the team to access the kind of real-time status updates that are critical to success. If your PMO hasn’t yet prioritized the use of real-time data, consider how it could improve the landscape for team members, executives, and the other stakeholders involved in the effort.
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Technology has invaded nearly every corner of the business world, with tools such as robust data analytics driving more strategic decisions than ever before. For power plant project managers, technology has created a few challenges along the way. Fortunately, with the right approach, project teams can overcome these gotchas and take advantage of everything technology offers.
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#powerplants #plannedoutages #projectmanagement

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Power Plant Projects Bring Unique Communication Challenges Strong communication skills are a must for any project manager. But when it comes to planning and executing projects in the highly demanding power plant environment, the ability to craft, plan for, and oversee communication efforts moves to the top of the priority ladder. Tackling these unique challenges requires experience and expertise. http://bit.ly/2mKN2K0 #powerplants #plannedoutages #projectmanagement
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Partnering with an External Consultancy: Facts & Fears Executive groups and internal project team members are often unsure what it means to partner with an outside project management firm. There may be concerns about job stability for PMO staff or the potential for damage to the team’s reputation. Some people worry about the logistics of working with an external expert and how it might contribute to a difficult environment, where workloads, time pressures, and stress levels are already high.

These are reasonable concerns but they’re typically based on the unknown. They don’t reflect the reality of partnering with an experienced outside consultancy. We’ve compiled some of the most common fears we hear from potential clients and balanced them against the facts of how a relationship with an external expert functions in the real world.

If your organization is considering an external consultancy but fear is holding you back, see how a partnership with an outside project management expert really works. http://bit.ly/2lTjyoI 
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Sometimes it can be difficult to determine how well your PMO’s project management control process is actually working. Is your team constantly occupied with too many tasks to manage and not enough people to get everything done? Do your projects come in late more often than they’re on time? Are you spending so much energy responding to last-minute problems that you aren’t able to focus on your current tasks? Has the team’s mood started to slip? http://bit.ly/2mx7CwU #projectmanagement #controlprocess
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Project Management: Stress Vs. Panic http://bit.ly/2mimMqf by @PMAlliance #pmot

Several strategies can be deployed to help PMOs avoid lapsing into panic when the pressure mounts, whether it’s because of an emergent problem or because there simply seems to be too much to do. Knowing where to draw the line is key when balancing stress levels.
#projectmanagement #Stress #Panic #PMO 

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Your company’s image is shaped and affected by a wide variety of factors. Marketing, public relations, and philanthropy initiatives may be more commonly seen as influences on brand image, but project management efforts can also have a big impact on your organization’s reputation. Internally and externally, the opinions formed about your company—and your PMO—are often tied to how well your team executes its project activities.

Careful management of company funds, close alignment with organizational goals, transparency throughout every communication, and the delivery of a high-quality product are all factors behind your brand’s reputation. Is your project management approach helping to preserve and promote that image?

#projectmanagement #maintainingcontrol #yourbrand #provideinsight #pmot

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Taking a Methodical Approach to Planned Power Plant Outages | When it comes to executing the critical activities that support pre-arranged service outages, plant managers must make detailed planning a top priority. Several strategies will help PMPs keep project activities on track by developing a workable plan, continuously monitoring progress against expectations, and proactively addressing potential delays. http://bit.ly/2kNRFlE #powerplants #plannedoutages #projectmanagement

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Is Your PMO Planning for These Contingencies? Even teams that utilize contingency planning when developing schedules may still come up short on days now and then. If your PMO has had trouble keeping project timeframes on track, use this list of often-missed, delay-inducing events to be sure critical-path activities have sufficient space on the calendar. http://bit.ly/2dK9pMy by @PMAlliance
#pmp #projectmanager #projectmanagementtips #projectmanagement

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One potential issue for project teams is the existence of competing objectives. Whether it’s an individual sponsor or an entire group of end users, there might come a time when stakeholders are focused on achieving things other than the project’s stated goals. They may be at odds with each other about what’s important, leading to unproductive in-fighting or factions putting resources into the wrong activities. Use these key strategies to help identify where priorities don’t match across the various stakeholder groups and bring progress back on track. #projectmanagement #pmp #pmo #projectoffice #projectplanning
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