2028 OLYMPICS – WHAT IT MEANS FOR LOS ANGELES

The 2028 Olympic Games will bring big infrastructure changes to LA   Becoming the host city for the Olympic and Paralympic Games is not only a culturally exciting event, but it also brings a range of benefits for the region. The host city can look forward to advantages such as an increase in tourist visitor…

RESOURCE CAPACITY PLANNING: A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE

Using resource capacity planning as a key part of project management success Resource capacity planning is a critical part of project and portfolio management. No matter the size and scope of the project, there is always only a limited amount of resources available. Therefore it’s vital to understand whether those resources are adequate to complete…

EARNED VALUE MANAGEMENT – WHY IT SHOULD MATTER TO YOU?

Why you should consider Earned Value Management in your project management methodology. Earned value management, or EVM, is a tried and tested way to monitor and predict project performance. Its systematic approach can help project managers identify potential variances in projects, thus acting as a forecasting tool to flag potential issues that can then be…

WHAT TO INCLUDE IN A PMO MATURITY ASSESSMENT

Assessing the critical functions of your PMO brings significant benefits   Carrying out a Project Management Office maturity assessment is a critical step in ensuring that your PMO delivers maximum value to your organization, as well as highlighting areas where improvements or developments could be made. The core function of a PMO is to help an…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PROJECT PLANNING IN PROJECT MANAGEMENT

Good project planning is the bedrock of successful project delivery A good project plan is an essential guidebook for your project team. It clearly defines the scope of your project, the processes and procedures involved in delivery, and the desired outcomes. For each activity in the schedule it should seek to define the answers to…

HOW TO CHOOSE A STAFF AUGMENTATION PROVIDER

How to get the best staff augmentation fit for your business Staff augmentation is a flexible, adaptable business model that allows you to add skilled and specialized members of staff into your workforce for a defined period. Instead of spending time recruiting, interviewing, and onboarding staff, augmentation allows you to make use of people with…

DOES YOUR BUSINESS NEED A DATA LAKE?

Could a data lake help feed your thirst for knowledge? Good data management is the bedrock of good decision-making. With all of your information at your fingertips, you can make smart, evidence-led decisions that move your business forward. Without that information in hand, you can struggle to see the big picture. Data lakes are solutions…

PROJECT GOVERNANCE: KEYS TO SUCCESS

Good project governance achieves great results All projects benefit from strong project governance. With a good governance structure in place, project managers can feel confident and empowered to deliver to their best abilities; without a good structure, risk levels increase, and delivery can fall short of specifications.  The Association for Project Management defines project governance…

CONSTRUCTION PROJECT MANAGEMENT CHALLENGES AND SOLUTIONS

Helping construction project managers face challenges specific to their industry Every project will face challenges at some point in its life cycle, and construction projects are no different. In fact, the challenges faced by construction project managers can be more significant than most, as construction projects tend to be inherently complex and dynamic, with large…

TIPS FOR MANAGING DATA SPRAWL

Dealing with data sprawl will bring big benefits for your business A good organization runs on good data. It’s both your most valuable resource and your ticket to sound decision-making, but keeping your data together in a coherent, manageable, searchable format is a more significant challenge than many realize.  What is ‘Data Sprawl’? The term…