This is an article I read on the PMI website. Found it to be very informative, timely and accurate in today’s business climate..
Part 2 – The Project Team
I discussed in Part 1 on this general topic that the strong support of the intended Project by executive management is a critical factor for success – they need to support the projects sponsor, and smooth the path of challenges that sometimes occur when change is contemplated. Vibrant and effective executive leadership is likely to be critical in solidifying the vision for the project. The target of effort to achieve project acceptance and enthusiasm is cascading in that the focus of executive leadership is middle management, and then it effort fans out to focus on users and supervisors.
I am working with a management consulting firm who is planning to present at our local PMI Chapter meeting. In doing so I came across a book that she was reading and she had posted a synopsis of a key area of the book. The synopsis then led me to the website of the two authors of the book where I found a video of one of the authors speaking on the subject of Leadership and The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership. It was a great interview of him speaking about the five practices listed below.
I recently was poking around on the PMI website to see what benefits my PMI membership provided and what was actually on the site that may be of use to me. I found the PMI eReads & Reference link. It is on the main page after you login in the lower left hand side of the page. I must say I was totally surprised by what I found there.
In today’s economy, Information Technology departments for both private and public entities are looking at ways to reduce costs. Many companies, cities, states and other local governments also have environmental concerns about their data centers and have “green” initiatives underway to make their data centers more environmentally and economically friendly. Both can be achieved through system/server virtualization.
Setting the “Fixed Bid” model of funding projects completely aside for a moment, let’s talk about the “Time and Materials” model of project funding in relation to project management…