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What techniques have you used to get to know a stakeholder you have never worked with before? Why—and how—do you maintain stakeholder relationships? via rmcproject.typepad.com It is good to establish relationships because you will have some requirements you need form them. Continue reading
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What do you want to take away from this class? via rmcproject.typepad.com Not being a business analyst, I want to learn more about the role. Continue reading
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Have you ever been in an unethical situation at your organization? What did you do? via rmcproject.typepad.com No. Continue reading
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Is your organization failing to recognize the value of project management? If so, are you in the “persevere”, “accept”, or “move on” stage in your organization? If your organization does recognize the value of the processes, what do you think makes it successful? via rmcproject.typepad.com I have been in that... Continue reading
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Have you ever been in a situation where you were the armchair quarterback? Have you ever had armchair quarterbacking done to you? via rmcproject.typepad.com None that I can think of. Continue reading
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Have you ever been assigned to a project that you knew would fail the moment you received it? Were you still forced to do the project? Did the project fail? via rmcproject.typepad.com I was never on a project that was doomed to fail from the beginning. Continue reading
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What are some frustrations you encounter with scheduling tools in your real world? via rmcproject.typepad.com I often want to override the tool and it won't let me. Continue reading
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Why do you think it is difficult to get estimates from your team? via rmcproject.typepad.com They don't want to make a commitment to a number they are not certain about. Continue reading
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Think about the scenario on the previous page. Have you done this or had it done to you? How did it make you feel? via rmcproject.typepad.com I have had it done to me. In my case, the problem was the team member did not bother to follow-up on the email... Continue reading
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What is the most common method of reporting in your organization? Does it work? If not, what changes need to be made? via rmcproject.typepad.com We use weekly status reports for team members and to review at the weekly status meeting. A monthly status report is produced that goes to all... Continue reading
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Do you think this type of communication would work in your organization? Why, or why not? via rmcproject.typepad.com Yes. Providing options to management is the best way. Then accountability for a decision is on management, not the project manager. Continue reading
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Would you rather be: Jen or Marcus? Why? Have you ever been in this situation in your organization? What did you do? via rmcproject.typepad.com I would rather be Marcus. It is the only way to go for a successful project. Continue reading
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Have you ever been tempted to hide the truth about the status of a project? Did you hide the facts, or were you honest? via rmcproject.typepad.com No. I have never been in a situation to be dishonest. I have been in situations to say things in a more positive, constructive... Continue reading
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Has this conversation ever happened to you? What was the outcome? via rmcproject.typepad.com Not recently. We negotiate an estimate to also include in the estimate the scope. If the business reduces the number, we change the scope. Continue reading
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How are projects selected in your organization? via rmcproject.typepad.com Based on need. Continue reading
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What is the value of project management? How is this value perceived in your organization? via rmcproject.typepad.com The value in project management is to create the means for a company to successfully complete a project with value add deliverable. Continue reading
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How do you feel about your role as a project manager? Do you accept the status quo, or do you feel like you have an ability to change it? via rmcproject.typepad.com I follow certain rules within the culture but do have the ability to change what is necessary. Continue reading
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How did you get into the project management profession? via rmcproject.typepad.com As a leader, I was selected to manage large programs. Continue reading
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Because documenting the value a PMO delivers is difficult, what methods do you think would work to communicate its successes? via rmcproject.typepad.com A monthly report including metrics aligned with the goals of the PMO. Continue reading
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How has a PMO improved your job satisfaction and the satisfaction of those around you? If you do not have a PMO, how do you think it would positively affect your job satisfaction if one were created? via rmcproject.typepad.com Satisfaction comes with the value you bring from establishing the PMO.... Continue reading
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Take a few minutes to consider Web 2.0 technology and why some of these tools are not allowed to be accessed at work. What could be done to change this policy and still maintain a secure and professional workplace? via rmcproject.typepad.com Many companies prohibit use of social media tools within... Continue reading
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With what process would you start the PMO roll out in your real-world organization? If your organization already has a PMO, what processes were effective in managing the roll out? via rmcproject.typepad.com I would start with creating a project "Book of "Record by gathering project information from each area of... Continue reading
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What are some other ways you can create awareness and excitement about creating a new PMO? via rmcproject.typepad.com One of the best ways to communicate is through metrics. When senior management sees project info for the first time, that is marketing in and of itself. Continue reading
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What is the mission of your PMO? If you do not currently work in an organization with a PMO, what would the PMO’s mission be if one existed? via rmcproject.typepad.com The mission is to gather and report on the project portfolio to executive management. Also to manage work intake for... Continue reading
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Are there inefficient processes in place in your organization? How do you think these could be changed to become more effective?Have there been processes in your organization that have been made more effective through implementation of a PMO? via rmcproject.typepad.com I like to start with existing processes to get buy-in... Continue reading
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