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Panic in the project office is never a good thing. Most teams operate under some level of pressure that trends up and down depending on workloads and the nature of the current project portfolio. Garden-variety pressure is healthy, prompting teams to find new ways to increase efficiency and to focus on what’s important. Panic, on the other hand, usually has the opposite effect, stifling progress and undermining the team’s efforts.
Because panic costs the project office in many ways and can ultimately bring a team to its knees, it’s important that PMPs always be on the lookout for these warning signs. http://bit.ly/2alIlRJ #projectmanagement #projectteams #projectsconsulting #PMO 
Because panic costs the project office in many ways and can ultimately bring a team to its knees, it’s important that PMPs always be on the lookout for these warning signs.
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Deep-seated inefficiencies that stifle project efforts are often blamed on an organization’s culture. It’s a convenient explanation but one that doesn’t offer much help to the project teams trying to pursue progress. If your project office keeps bumping up against obstacles that are blamed on culture, take a step back and see where inefficient customs can be improved while leaving the overarching ideologies intact. #projectmanagement #pmo #pmp #projecttraining #projectoffice #projectmanagementconsulting http://bit.ly/28SAuHv
Deep-seated inefficiencies that stifle project efforts are often blamed on an organization’s culture. It’s a convenient explanation but one that doesn’t offer much help to the project teams trying to pursue progress. Changing (or even questioning) a company’s culture is sometimes seen as taboo. Other organizations have different cultures for different groups, leading to a disjointed team of stakeholders who will each bring their own approach—and ...
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Project seem too complex? Simplify! Though each project requires its own approach to dealing with complex issues and developing solutions to the challenges presented, PMPs may consider starting with a few baseline strategies if they feel overwhelmed. http://bit.ly/1TUCnoi #projectmanagement #pmp #projectoffice
Some projects become complex when funding levels are uncommonly low or timeframes are compressed. The PMO’s options to address problems that may arise are often limited in these scenarios, making it difficult to resolve issues through the usual processes. Resource allocation and contingency planning are just two of the competencies that may be sorely tested when budgets and schedules complicate a project.
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Project teams often partner with outside consultancies for a finite period of time, whether it’s to plan and execute a few specific projects or to work through challenges for the duration of a budget cycle. While that active time is important in the growth of the PMO, savvy project teams should also be looking longer term as they work with their external expert. http://bit.ly/1sdmzEb by @PMAlliance #projectoffice #pmi #projectmanagement #pmp #PMO
Project teams often partner with outside consultancies for a finite period of time, whether it’s to plan and execute a few specific projects or to work through challenges for the duration of a budget cycle. While that active time is important in the growth of the PMO, savvy project teams should also be looking longer term as they work with their external expert.
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Statistics play an important role in project management. They can justify expenses that are higher than previous projects. They might highlight a problem on the horizon that the organization hasn’t faced before. But project teams sometimes employ statistics in ways that are ineffective. To ensure your data makes the most compelling case possible, consider these six ways project teams get statistics wrong.
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Statistics play an important role in project management. They can justify expenses that are higher than previous projects. They might highlight a problem on the horizon that the organization hasn’t faced before. But project teams sometimes employ statistics in ways that are ineffective. To ensure your data makes the most compelling case possible, you should consider the six ways project teams get statistics wrong.
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If your team has encountered instances where approved resources have seemingly evaporated into thin air, see if one of these sneaky problems may be to blame. We’ve also included some strategies that PMOs may find helpful as they work to avoid the phenomenon of the disappearing resources.
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Project teams rely on all sorts of resources, from contract labor to inter-departmental assistance to external expertise, and raw manufacturing materials to leading edge communication technology. Defining the necessary levels for each resource, justifying them, and managing their use across the project lifecycle are all carefully cultivated skills. Unfortunately, even the savviest PMP can sometimes be undone by challenges that arise after the bud...
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Start Building Trust With Executives | The trust of the organization’s executive group plays an essential role in project success. Problems arise if that trust isn’t as strong as it needs to be, and any number of scenarios could require new, renewed, or improved trust-building between the project team and the executives. http://bit.ly/29wAbpK by @PMAlliance #projectmanagement #pmp #pmo
The trust of the organization’s executive group plays an essential role in project success. Problems arise if that trust isn’t as strong as it needs to be, and any number of scenarios could require new, renewed, or improved trust-building between the project team and the executives.
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Achieving repeatable success means having a deep understanding of the individuals that will influence the project, either with their contributions or as customers seeking to address needs. It’s through that knowledge that PMPs can tackle difficult hurdles and identify what is truly important and relevant when it comes to executing complex projects.e http://bit.ly/1XwWNI8 by @PMAlliance #pmp #pmo #pmi #projectmanagement #projectteam
It’s common for PMPs to worry that outside consultants aren’t familiar with their organization’s culture or that someone outside the group won’t understand the internal challenges—political struggles, reluctant stakeholders, etc.—that they face. To overcome this knowledge gap, external experts embrace new client relationships by gathering information on who is involved in the project and what role each person plays. The project office can reap b...
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It takes careful planning and strict project controls to maintain budget adherence, but it can sometimes still be a challenge if collaborators and others aren’t equally diligent. If your project has gone over budget unexpectedly, see if these budget killers are the cause.
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Achieving project success means not only ensuring that expected results are delivered on time, but also that expenses stay in line with the approved budget. It takes careful planning and strict project controls to maintain budget adherence, but it can sometimes still be a challenge if collaborators and others aren’t equally diligent. If your project has gone over budget unexpectedly, see if these budget killers are the cause.
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Projects teams have plenty of hurdles to navigate—funding is sometimes difficult to secure and the increasingly competitive marketplace demands near-constant innovation. This makes the right project sponsorship a priority. But how do you find the best sponsors? What can you do if the sponsors that join aren’t as engaged or helpful as you’d like them to be? There are some steps project teams can take to ensure their sponsor base is as powerful, effective, and supportive as possible. http://bit.ly/23rPEXF by @PMAlliance #pmp #projectoffice #projectmanagement #projectconsulting #projectsponsors
Sponsors are often instrumental in getting access to key resources and gaining cooperation across multiple stakeholder groups. But how do you find the best sponsors? What can you do if the sponsors that join aren’t as engaged or helpful as you’d like them to be? There are some steps project teams can take to ensure their sponsor base is as powerful, effective, and supportive as possible.
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Working with an external consultancy offers the opportunity to leverage a slew of resources that likely don’t exist at the same level in your PMO. But some project teams worry that an outside firm won’t really understand what the team does or how the organization operates. | http://bit.ly/1QwUlrC #projectmanagement #pmi #pmo #projectoffice 
Working with an external consultancy offers the opportunity to leverage a slew of resources that likely don’t exist at the same level in your PMO. But some project teams worry that an outside firm won’t really understand what the team does or how the organization operates.
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Project teams are always on the prowl for ways to be more proactive. Whether it’s managing stakeholder communications, addressing potential resource allocation conflicts, or developing an effective training program, a proactive approach offers better and more consistent results. Here are four signs your PMO should be more proactive.

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Project teams are always on the prowl for ways to be more proactive. Whether it’s managing stakeholder communications, addressing potential resource allocation conflicts, or developing an effective training program, a proactive approach offers better and more consistent results.If the following reactive habits continue to lurk within your PMO, take the opportunity to improve the team’s performance by shifting toward more proactive strategies.
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PMAlliance is a project management consulting, project management training and project office development company that helps Fortune 1000 companies improve the execution of their mission-critical projects. Through our Duration-Driven® methodology, we enable our clients to successfully complete their most important projects—on time, within budget and to the intended level of quality. In addition, we help them achieve a competitive advantage by transitioning project management into a core competency within their organizations.
We provide a flexible combination of services including a PMI-certified project management  training curriculum, best-in-class consulting services, end-to-end PMO development and proprietary project management software add-in tools.