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Rapid Product Development Projects Using a Hybrid Agile Framework

Why Agile Matters to Consultants Combining traditional project management methodologies with hybrid models impacts the way projects are planned and managed.  A hybrid approach can increase the end results, delivering customer requirements and organizational strategic imperatives.  But a cultural shift within the organization is critical to its success.    It is easy to blame the traditional, […]

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Increase Organizational Effectiveness through Project Quality Audit Reviews

Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending owing to their mis-management, poor quality processes, lack of knowledge in how to manage projects, etc.   These projects are often not included in the normal auditing practices.  Understanding the process of auditing projects, in addition to their other best practices; will positively impact the […]

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Risk Management – Improving Your Project’s Success

What Is Risk Management? Risk Management is the process of identifying, analyzing and responding to risk factors throughout the life of a project and in the best interests of its objectives. Proper risk management implies control of possible future events and is proactive rather than reactive. For example: An activity in a network requires that […]

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How to Get your Employees Engaged

Employee engagement creates a powerful, positive force for change.  It helps break down departmental silos.  It leads to increased operational effectiveness and fosters an environment where innovations are more likely to happen. There are many benefits for organizations to have engaged employees: reduced turnover; which is a significant cost to organizations, enhanced commitment to business […]

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Boosting Project Bottom Lines through Effective Project Quality Reviews and Audits

Corporations throughout the world are losing billions in wasted project spending owing to their mis-management, poor quality processes, lack of knowledge in how to manage projects, etc.   These projects are often not included in the normal auditing practices.  Understanding the process of auditing projects, in addition to their other best practices; will positively impact the […]

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The 5 Critical Elements to Creating a Project Management Center of Excellence

Creating a Project Management Centre of Excellence is the driving force that takes an organization forward to realize their project management mandate.  It encompasses the process of creating a strategy for project management, re-shaping the culture to be more focused on the consistency in the management of projects and implementing a project management process. Creating […]

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Flevy’s Definitive Guide to Operations

This is a guide to navigating Flevy to find the documents and other resources you need related to Business Operations.  “Operations” is a broad, vague term. It can convey a lot of different meanings to different people. If you don’t find what you are looking for in this article, please email us at [email protected] First, a very […]

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Project Management vs. Change Management

I will probably incur the wrath of many a Project Manager with this post, but, hey, I have had that happen to me many times when working with them on various change initiatives. Anyway here we go … It never ceases to amaze me how the words Project Management and Change Management can be used in the […]

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Supply Chain Management: Building Process Efficiency with Your Supplier

In order to achieve success with your outsourced manufactured goods, there must be cohesiveness between the manufacturer, Supplier, and the product developer, Customer.  This would require a recognized leader with an ability to understand the challenges representing both entities. In an ideal setting, the Project Manager (PM) would have a place at the table with […]

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Introducing Flevy Business Toolkits

We recently added end-to-end Business Toolkits to our document offerings. Each toolkit is a collection of multiple documents that, when used together, provide a comprehensive and holistic framework for a project or business topic. Below are several examples: Product Launch Strategy https://flevy.com/business-toolkit/product-launch-strategy-pls Performance Management https://flevy.com/business-toolkit/performance-management-perf Marketing Plan Development https://flevy.com/business-toolkit/marketing-plan-development-mktg Balanced Scorecard https://flevy.com/business-toolkit/balanced-scorecard-bsc Project Management https://flevy.com/business-toolkit/project-management-pm […]

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Sick of Microsoft Project? Manage Your Project in Excel

Project management is not easy.  Keeping track of deadlines, status, risks, issues, and competing priorities is not piece of cake.  There are hundreds of articles and management gurus out there with tips and advice on effective project management.  However, few (that I have seen) provide tools to put the ideas they provide into action. While […]

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