Dan Strayer, from the firm Arras People, asked that Todd Williams to provide his view of where project management is going to 2011. He answered the question of where project management must go in the next five years.
"As the year draws to a close, it is time to reflect on our past and contemplate the future. We think about our families, our friends, our successes and failures; we think about our jobs, our professions, and the world of possibilities. It is a time to reaffirm our ship’s direction, stay the course, make corrections, or find a new destination..." Read the entire article...
Recently Cascade Microtech retained eCameron, Inc. to assist in rolling out their ERP implementation worldwide. Read the entire press release here.
Project failure is rampant. Having spent most of his business life rescuing failing projects, Mr. Todd C. Williams has spent the last year organizing and writing a 95,000-word manuscript, which was recently accepted for publication by AMACOM Books. Read the entire press release here.
Before a project becomes a project, significant work has already been performed. The project has already met a series of qualifying measures by the customer to justify its value over other initiatives that were proposed. These are business decisions to continue with the initiative. This is the real inception of the project. The projects that survive this vetting process are based on the resolve, passion and determination of people in a business unit.
Assigning a Guidance Team to work in the business process for selecting projects greatly reduces the communication issues as the project gets transferred into the hands of the supplier. The article on Page 11 of this newsletter, written by Todd Williams, describes how this team works.