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Tricks to Evade Failure in the Eyes of Stakeholders

31. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Have you come across a situation where you think that you have delivered the project according to customer requirement but he is not satisfied?

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Portfolio Risk Management Charter

30. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

At the portfolio level, all risk elements should be addressed. Risks not addressed at the portfolio level could be addressed through governance processes at the strategic level.

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Portfolio risk management accepts the right amount of risk with the anticipation of an equal or higher reward.

Project and program risk management focus on identifying, analyzing and controlling risks and potential threats that can impact a project. There’s simply no room for project failures in a project-driven organization.

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Ideologies of Portfolio Risk Management

28. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

The primary objective of Portfolio Risk Management is to make sure that portfolio components will achieve the best possible success according to the organization’s strategy and business model.

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Portfolio Value Management Principles

25. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Portfolio Value Management guarantees that investment in a portfolio delivers the required return as defined in the organizational strategy, which is an expression of the stakeholder direction in defining portfolio components such as projects and programs

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Reports in Portfolio and Project Management

24. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Effective reports in project and portfolio management (PPM) plays an important role in getting the overview of current activities.

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Glimpse about Portfolio Stakeholders

23. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Organizational strategy describes the way of achieving its vision. Portfolio management is the means by which an organization implements a defined strategy by directing the limited resources of the organization to the portfolio components that most support the strategy realization.

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Critical Organizational Capabilities

22. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

What capabilities should leaders focus on developing within their organizations in order to achieve long term sustainability and success?

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Methods to Asses Organizational Capabilities

21. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Managing and improving organizational capabilities is a significant and complex issue for many companies.

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Organizational Capabilities Key- Concept

18. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Organizational capability is defined as

 “Know how to act, potentials of action which results from the combination and the coordination of resources, knowledge and competencies of organization through the value flow, to fulfill strategic objectives”

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Project Portfolio Strategy Vs Business Strategy

17. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Business strategy is “an ongoing process that assesses the business and the industries in which the company is involved

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Data Collection Methods

16. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

In an era where “information is power,” gathering information is of major concerns. But question arises which many data collection methods is the best for your particular needs?

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Reasons for Data Collection

15. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Data collection is defined as the “process of gathering and measuring information on variables of interest, in an established systematic fashion that enables one to answer queries, stated research questions, test hypotheses, and evaluate outcomes.”

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Growing need of ‘Project Leadership’ Soft Skill

14. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

There are two types of skills two skill sets: hard skills and soft skills. Hard skills are part of the skill set that is required for a job.

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Effective Project Status Report

11. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Project manager has to create a weekly status report as one of the artifact. It’s a simple one-page report that adds a real value by providing an overview of milestones, risks, issues and budgetary information at a minimum.

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Managers Vs Leaders

10. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Often, we mix up the terms Management and Leadership together. A good manger cannot be a good leader.

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Delegating Tasks

09. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Project manager must know the key areas that bring difference to the success of project.

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Stakeholder Engagement in Portfolio Management

08. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Stakeholder management skills have direct impact on achieving the company strategic objectives.

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Guidelines for Managing Project Costs

07. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

To estimate a project cost is a Pre-planning process. If we are failed to plan it in the right way than it can cause a great loss to our project as well as our company.

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Project Portfolio Management Components

04. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Components represents the planned or achieved investments of a company goals. These are aligned with the company strategic objectives and are quantifiable. PPM has four basic components

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Project & Portfolio Stakeholders Identification Tips

03. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Have you experienced about a project in your company Portfolio that impacted you, yet you were not contacted or involved?

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Coupling Portfolio Management and Organizational Strategy

02. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

In this blog, I will write about the connection between Portfolio Management and Organizational Strategy. Portfolio is like a family tree holding different programs and projects.

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Tricks to Motivate ‘Questioner People’

01. October 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

If you’re leading a project or a team you will experience that some people are easily motivated and committed to the work they do, whilst others are much harder to get through to.

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Causes of Project Failure

30. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

A project is a unique responsibility which is full of risk and ambiguity. The main reason behind its complexity is that the defined concept has not been done before using that particular method.

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Causes of Project Failure

27. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

A project is a unique responsibility which is full of risk and ambiguity. The main reason behind its complexity is that the defined concept has not been done before using that particular method.

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Practices for Effective Project Cost Management

27. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Keeping project cost on track is one of the challenges that the Project manager faces. He has to ensure that enough hours are available to deliver good results.

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Iron Triangle

26. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Success in project management has been traditionally associated with the ability of the project manager. The “iron triangle” is a very popular symbol.

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Tactics for Building Confidence in Others

25. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Yesterday, I wrote a blog about improving self confidence in yourself but today I am focusing how you can help others in building their self-esteem.

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Tips to improve Self-confidence in yourself

24. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Today I will write about the most importance success factor of your personal or professional life is “Self-Confidence”.

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Overcoming Employee‘s Resistance to Change

23. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

We’ve often witnessed that “Change is always good”. Organizations are constantly changing their strategies and objectives. Most of the time, we have seen that employees become the number one opponent of change.

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Project Manager’s life around 3 P’S

20. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

We have often heard project managers are only people. How much truth lies in this statement? I will write in this blog about “The three P’S of Project Management” and Project Manager life around these P’s.

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Initiating Request for Feedback

19. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Yesterday, I wrote about the ways to give a proper valuable feedback. Today, I will continue writing and will throw a light on the power of asking for feedback. Requesting feedback is one of the most important things that can help you to grow professionally.

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Ways to give a virtuous Feedback

18. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Feedback is ever-present in our daily lives. We are receiving feedback at every moment we are awake. In our professional life, we receive or give feedback about the performance once or twice per year.

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Secrets of happiness as a Project Manager

17. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

We have often heard the following words, “Be happy and seek positivity…”. What does it actually mean. Today, in this blog, I will write the secret of happiness that as a project manager we can have at our workplace.

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Project Post-Implimentation Review

16. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

Post Project review is a process to evaluate whether the objectives of the project have been met and how effective the project is managed. This helps to avoid making similar mistakes with future projects and learning how to run the project better. In this blog I will address following questions.

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Risk Management as Proactive Approach

13. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 
Risk management is a one of the responsibilities of a project manager which should be performed on a frequently basis. Proactively identifying and reducing risks means lesser problems with your project.

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BRM Success Ideologies

12. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 
This week, I am writing blogs mainly around BRM. This blog will enlighten the main principles which are equally important for high level executives, benefit owners, senior leaders and all the stake holders of the Project, Portfolio and Program management.

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Journey of Organizational Strategy to Business Value

11. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 
Companies have an operating vision on which they build their strategies. These strategies/goals/missions are converted to gain the planned organizational values. There is a decomposition hierarchy to convert “Strategy” into “Value”

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Significance of Benefits Realization Management

10. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 
BRM is all about having the activities to realise, execute and endure the benefits achieved through Projects, Programs and Portfolio’s.  Due to competition and rapid changes, organizations need to define their BRM strategy to cover the gaps in the organization overall decisions. 

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Ethics confronts in Digital Transformation

9. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 
Ethics deal with more of behavior of some kind. This can be in a person or in a company or you daily life. In this blog I will talk about major ethic issues from a digital point of view.

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Digital Transformation to Low Tech Industry

6. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 
It’s a common saying Technology is “everywhere.” Is it really true? The great challenge in low tech industries like Agriculture and Finance is getting people to understand the value of technology.

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7 Myths of Digital Transformation

5. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 

Digital transformation has the potential to be implemented correctly when done right. This transformation can enable your business to acquire significant benefits.

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Project Management in the light of Micromanagement

4. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad
 

This is the question always in my mind, “Do the Project Managers need to keep an eye on every single task of their team or there should be relationship of trust?”

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Project Management Trends

2. September 2019 by Riffat Shahzad

These blogs have been created to give insights about the latest trends in IT Project Management, Software Engineering and Test Automation.

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