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Project Management Templates Building Teams

Jim Lombardi

Build Teams with Project Management Templates So you’re a Project Manager on a new project and you want to build a high performing team using project management templates? Excellent, this is a great goal to strive for. But it’s not easy, especially in the project environment which has its own challenges. To do it, take these tips for... Building high performing teams What exactly is a high performing team? It’s “a team that exceeds the goals you set, by working hard and smart, as a group, not individuals.” Whether you’re in IT, construction, engineering or another industry, building a high performing team...

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Project Management Life Cycle

Jim Lombardi

Project Management Life Cycle

Project Management Life Cycle ...Avoiding confusion with Project Life Cycle   Project Management Life Cycle vs Project Life Cycle Unfortunately, I've seen many cases where these two are used interchangeably without acknowledging that they are truly two different and distinct things. The Project Management Life Cycle is defined by the methodology used to manage projects in your organization. MPMM©, like the PMBOK©, utilizes Initiation, Planning, Executing, and Closure phases in the PMLC. The Project Life Cycle (PLC) lives mostly within the Executing phase of the PMLC. If the project is a software development project that PLC will often be referred...

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Dealing with Troubled Projects

Jim Lombardi

Every organization will have to deal with projects that are under-performing, over budget, behind schedule -- in a word troubled ! We identify 2 very specific things that organizations need to do in response. The first is immediate and the later is a more systematic response to prevent projects in the future from becoming troubled. 1. Deal with Troubled Projects Head On When a project gets in trouble, too often, the first tendency is to extend the deadline and spend more money on it in hopes of getting it finished. This is a bad idea, especially if the situation occurs...

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Is Governance helping you or slowing you down?

Jim Lombardi

We've worked with many organizations that have put in place some fairly mature project management processes and implemented what they call 'Governance'. While we 100% support the practice of providing a defined process around project, program and portfolio management we have detected a trend in organizations experiencing some unintended consequences of governance. Specifically, adopting a 'one size fits all' model to governance can be detrimental to the organization and to the PMO. By forcing all projects to conform to a rigid standard of controls (governance) we risk slowing down the execution of projects and overburdening them with too much process....

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Monthly Subscription Plans Now Available

Jim Lombardi MPMM

Method123 has introduced affordable monthly subscription plans for our award-winning project management methodology software - MPMM. Starting at just $10/month customers can subscribe to our 3 most popular editions - Educational, Standard, and Professional. Sign up today and manage projects more easily and effectively than ever before!

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