Managing projects in a weak matrix organization is not an easy job! Project managers usually have troubles when they get asked to deliver without authority while still being responsible. Most of issues project managers face in a weak matrix organization are people issues especially with functional managers and shared resources, in this post I will share a couple of tips that can help survive in the matrix.
The rollout of the Project Management Office is best managed by approaching it as a project, even if the ultimate objective of the project is to develop the PMO business case, it would be more effective to approach feasibility study and business case development as a project. You can use these five tips to sell your PMO when a C-Level executive tells you “I just don’t see the value of spending all this money to establish a PMO in such a bad economy. All right, can you sell it to me?”
Most of employers pay too much attention to the budget size of projects that the candidate project manager has managed before, on the other hand, most of project managers tout the total budget of all projects they have managed, and indeed, Budget doesn’t matter! Managing a multi million dollars project does not necessarily imply unique skills nor does it guarantee success for new projects.
Posted in Project Management | Posted on 03-10-2010|
Uncertainty is the number one enemy of planning, most of the times, projects cannot be planned precisely due to lack of information and time, using the Rolling Wave Planning technique will enable you to thoroughly plan short term activities and re-plan the project phases, work packages, and activities as they become clearer, Microsoft Project 2010 Manual Scheduling new feature provides great flexibility that makes Rolling Wave Planning practical, easy and efficient
I have stumbled upon a couple of videos on YouTube provided by Business English Pod , the videos explain the fundamental terms of project management in a simple, graphical, and contextual way, the second video includes a quiz , whether you are a project manager or not I am sure you will love these videos! You may also forward these videos to clients and team members who you think need to realize the essence of the project management core terms.