Project management and product management both claim to support an alignment with strategy. How all of this works is less often less than clear. This presentation explores the need for project managers to understand the relationship between portfolios, programs, projects, and products to support organizations in implementing strategy.
The role of project sponsors is essential to project success. And yet good project sponsorship happens altogether rarely. It doesn’t have to be that way.
There are few things that inspire as much dread as being audited, particularly for project managers. They need not be painful. The auditor is not your enemy. And approached correctly, they can be valuable sources of insight and improvement.
Value Proposition Design launched as an immediate bestseller, providing insight into building value into products. The book also provides incredible insights for project managers, if we look at them in the right way.
Project management often gives the impression of being a “one size fits all” solution. Projects are different, and project management needs to be also. Knowing how to read the situation is essential in defining what approaches are most meaningful and relevant.
Getting projects started is essential to ensuring future success. But the process is no where near as straightforward as most processes imply. Research is providing insights into what makes a meaningful difference in initiating well.