How the City of Henderson, Nevada Built a Business Analysis Practice to Improve Project Outcomes

When it comes to project planning, business analysis (BA) plays a critical role in establishing requirements and identifying risk. Without the scrutiny that BA provides, projects run the risk of failure and worse yet, rework, which can be both costly and inefficient. Business analysis lays the groundwork for helping to create the strategy that drives […]

The Evolution of Project Management: Are You Ready for the Changes?

Project management is going through a transformation. Once a predominantly IT-focused discipline, it has broadened in scope as people and organizations across a wide range of industries recognize that most of their work gets accomplished through projects. As today’s business environment evolves to cut across geographic borders and organizational hierarchies, the need for project leadership […]

Top 10 Strategy Execution Trends for 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of our Top 10 Strategy Execution Trends for 2017. As organizations become leaner and flatter, the people leading projects have had to evolve the way they do work in order to keep pace. This concept of adaptive execution is permeating organizations across the globe and it’s rooted in a […]

What You Need to Know Before Managing an Agile Project

Agile. Project managers have differing opinions and preferences when it comes to working on an Agile project, but there is no denying that this methodology is permeating a growing number organizations every day. This sweeping business trend can be disruptive and even threatening for those who don’t know how to work within its loose parameters. […]

Webinar: 6 Skills Required for Effectively Managing Project-Based Work – Register Now!

In a constantly changing business environment, achieving results demands that projects be aligned to strategic goals. As organizations evolve, so have the roles of the project manager (PM) and business analyst (BA). In order to be effective, PMs and BAs must go beyond mastering requirements, schedules and budgets and also become proficient in strategic-level thinking. […]

14 Keys to Project Management Career Success

In every industry, technical know-how is essential to guiding projects to successful completion. However, the missing piece of the project management puzzle often lies in leadership and communication skills. In order to effectively execute larger projects, project managers need to be well-rounded and master both technical and relational skills. After conducting comprehensive research with Fortune […]

Five Types of Sourcing: A Practical Framework

Sourcing, inherently, is designed to help organizations save money through the purchasing of services or products provided by an external service provider. But finding the right vendors is not as simple as it sounds. Whether you are buying or selling office supplies or outsourcing entire information technology functions, sourcing can become a liability if not […]