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Project Management Procedures and PM Basics Training

This FREE detailed overview document download by John Filicetti, available PPM/PMO Consultant is a useful guide to help project managers through the phases of projects management to provide consistent and repeatable project delivery.

A One Page Overview for Business Process Improvement

Process improvement must add- value over and above the existing processes to improve service and satisfy customer needs while lowering costs and effort. Here is a FREE download of One Page Plan for Business Improvement.

Basic Project Management is As Simple As Baking a Cake

I have been asked many times by sales people and others how project management is done correctly. Here is a simple example. This post is by John Filicetti, PPM/PMO Consultant and a KigoSpaces contributor.

Do You Ever Create a Lessons Learned Document, And If So When?

The lessons learned document captures and records the experiences and lessons, you, your team members learn as they execute and deliver the project, This post is by Bill Dow, co-author: “Project Management Communications Tools” and a KigoSpaces contributor.

One Page Plan Overview On How To Reduce Waste With Lean Six Sigma

Here is a FREE DOWNLOAD One Page Plan Overview On How To Reduce Waste With Lean Six Sigma. 

The Monte Carlo Method and Project Management

This post is by Andres Gago on a very interesting topic on the application of the Monte Carlo method in project management which is cyclical and iterative.

A One Page Overview of Root Cause Analysis To Solve Problems

Root cause analysis (RCA) is a method of problem-solving used for identifying the root causes of faults or problems. Here is a FREE DOWNLOAD of a One Page Overview of Root Cause Analysis to help you solve problems.

JIRA and Project Management: The Elephant In The Room

There are many different project management tools that claim they are optimized for agile teams. Googling “project management tools for agile” returns more than fifty five million results! This post is from Tzvi Zucker, a KigoSpaces contributor.

What are the Minimum Project Management Communication Tools To Use on Your Project?

I get asked continually “What is the minimum set of communication tools I can use on my projects?”. This post is from Bill Dow co-author of  Project Management Communication Tools.

The Culture of Success and Stakeholder Management

Let me preface this by saying I spend a lot of time on stakeholder engagement and management. This post is from Jason Orloske, a regular KigoSpaces Contributor.

Tennis and Project Management – May the Two Worlds Collide!

I love tennis, I mean I love it! When I’m not at my corporate day job, I am thinking about tennis all the time. I have been playing for more than 45 years and there is not a day that goes by that I am not thinking about tennis. This post is from Bill Dow co-author

Governance is a 4 Letter Word

This second topic in the  “Culture of Success” series is about Project Governance with a focus on project and program selection. This post is from Jason Orloske, a regular KigoSpaces Contributor.

What is a Successful Project?

I have worked with some organisations, each of which had different Success/Failure definitions. This post is from a new KigoSpaces contributor, Majed Abdeen, CEO at EYA.

Why do Project Managers keep forgetting Organisation Change Management?

One of the biggest failures project managers experience when executing their projects stems from the lack of understanding of Organizational Change Management (OCM). This post is from Bill Dow co-author of  Project Management Communication Tools.

Culture of Success: It Started with a Stress Ball (Post #1)

The first time I heard the term “culture of success,” I was looking at a consultant who was presenting our new project management process. This is a series of ten posts by Jason Orloske, a regular excellent KigoSpaces Contributor.

What is a Good Project Manager?

I have been in the project management for the last 26 years and one of the questions I get asked all the time is “How do I get started in project management?”.  This post is by Bill Dow, the author of “The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO” and a KigoSpaces contributor.

What’s the Impact of a Lack of Accountability for Project Status and Outcomes?

How does lack of accountability for project status and outcomes affect a Continuous Improvement Project?

Why Does a Lean Project Group Need a Portfolio Management System?

Why does a Continuous Improvement or Lean group need a Project Portfolio Management (PPM) or Project Management Information Solution (PMIS)?

What are Some of the Skills a Good PM will Need to Do Their Job?

Being a Good Project Manager can require a large range of diverse skills including the basic project management skills.

What are the Differences Between CapEx and OpEx?

This is a common problem for PM’s to distinguish between Capital Expense (CapEx) and Operational Expense (OpEx).

How To Plan and Write An Effective Project Charter

When Bruce Taylor and I wrote the Project Management Communications Bible back in 2008, one of the key parts of that book, that really never got the love it deserved was the planning sections for each of the tools.  Bill Dow the author of “The Tactical Guide for Building a PMO and a KigoSpaces contributor, explains now the missing

What Designates a Project Risk or an Issue?

What is the difference between a risk and an issue and how do you manage each?A risk is something that may happen. An issue is something that is happening.

The Holistic View For Successful Programme Management

Programme management is different to project management as it requires a more holistic view of the business strategy of the organisation.

Two One Page Overviews For Improving Business Processes?

Many business processes have not kept up with the changing marketplace and are now seen as a major impediment for organisations to compete in the current marketplace. Here are 2 FREE One Page Overviews 1) Process Mapping and 2) Business Process Improvements.

How To Have Effective Project Status Meetings

Whatever the type of project you have to have a status meeting. The purpose of the project status meeting is to get and communicate the status about the project.  This is a new post  by Bill Dow, co-author: “Project Management Communications Tools” and a KigoSpaces contributor.

How To Make Your Projects Smarter….Not To Fail!

We can show project managers survey after survey on why projects fail and it really doesn’t matter. If project managers don’t see value, in collecting Lessons Learned information, they won’t do it. This post is by  Bill Dow, co-author: “Project Management Communications Tools” and a KigoSpaces contributor.

Implementing A Successful Change Project

Organisational Change Programs are difficult at the best of times.There are a number of critical success factors for a change program to be successfully implemented within an organisation. By focusing on these critical success factors and mitigating the challenges helps to deliver a successful change outcome.

Teach Your Staff To Become Waste Walkers

Teach your staff to do the ‘WASTE WALK’ to digitally capture, analyse and report process improvement ideas efficiently while giving your decision makers the vehicle they need to put your organisation on the path to innovation

Japan “Lean Thinking” Immersion Tour in March 2019

Join us in March of 2019 here in Japan for yet another powerful life changing experience by engaging, questioning and learning how many companies have developed and engaged leadership in driving end to end changes. This post is by DJ Duarte, a new KigoSpaces contributor.

Do You Know That Poor Project Communications is a Common Theme Why Projects Fail

The only way to solve project problems is by communicating, there is no other way.  Many surveys of failed projects show that poor communications is the # 1 reason for project failure. This post is by  Bill Dow, co-author: “Project Management Communications Tools” and a KigoSpaces contributor.

Why You Should Consider Outsourcing Your Projects To India

The outsourcing of projects is becoming a standard practice where 71%  of companies outsource their projects to an expert team including tech giants like Apple. This post is from Aritra Ghosh, a KigoSpaces contributor, founder of company  “Infotechsolz”.

There is No Such Thing as a Capital or Operational Resource or Project

I have heard people designate projects and people as Operational or Capital, there is no such thing as a Capital or Operational resource or project. This is a detailed post on Capital versus Operating expenses by John Filicetti, PPM/PMO Consultant and a KigoSpaces contributor.

Why Do Large Government Public Projects Fail?

Even with a wealth of project management best practices available, there is a long list of notable government public project failures which have significantly failed to achieve some or all of their objectives. Significant cost overruns from poor budgeting can not always be blamed on the project managers or developers.

No Man Ever Steps in the Same River Twice

When Heraclitus made this quote and others, some 2500 years ago,  he was spot-on with his insistence on ever-present change as being the fundamental essence of the universe which is more true today than ever for everyone including men, women and even children. This post is  from a new KigoSpaces contributor, Aritra Ghosh, on what change management is and some

It Doesn’t Need to be a Perfect Plan to Start!

I was working with a potential new client on an initiative they’d been considering for over a year.  It was a manufacturing process technology they knew would add value and drive efficiency to their operations.  But alas, they never got past the initial discussions. This is a new post by Jason Orloske, Founder, BTG Consulting and regular

How To Do a Successful Management Process Improvement Project

I have been asked many times to help companies improve their project management process. This is a new post by John Filicetti, a very experienced PPM/PMO Consultant and a regular KigoSpaces contributor.

Are You Avoiding These Programme Challenges and Difficulties?

For large business programmes, some of the standard project management challenges and difficulties unless avoided can have have a much bigger impact on the outcome for a successful programme.

Project Management: The Sketches

Hi it’s Nigel Creaser here, Ken Martin of KigoSpaces.com has kindly allowed me to share some information about my new book.  Project Management: The Sketches. The book is a collection of 12, count them 12 humorous sketches and songs about this great project management profession of ours.

How To Prevent Project Failures

Susanne Madsen, Developing Project Managers into Leaders | Author of “The Power of Project Leadership” and “The PM Coaching Workbook” presents a video on “How To Prevent Project Failures”.

PRINCE2 Project Management Explained

PRINCE2 (an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments) is a de facto process-based method for effective project management. Used extensively by the UK Government, PRINCE2 is also widely recognised and used in the private sector, both in the UK and internationally. The PRINCE2 method is in the public domain, and offers non-proprietorial best practice guidance on project management.

Why Stakeholder Management is Important for Project Success

One of the clear messages from within today’s organisations is the recognised need to be much better at engaging with stakeholders for project and change management success.  Stakeholders can be defined as any person or group of people who have an interest in, or will be affected by, any planned changes in an organisation.  They can be

An Example IT Change Project Initiative For Implementing a Software Package

Many organisations are changing their information technology strategies to maintain a competitive advantage, to become more responsive to changing markets, and deliver better service at lower cost by purchasing off-the-shelf software packages instead of developing IT systems in-house.

Have You Had A Watermelon Status Report?

Have you ever looked at a status report that was all green and said “There’s no way in hell that’s right!”?  This is an relevant and interesting post by Jason Orloske, a KigoSpaces Contributor.