Projects are rarely a one-person job. While some small projects might involve only a handful of people, most projects depend on many people to get everything done. Not only are there employees who work on the project regularly, but there are stakeholders, executives, managers and other personnel who have their hand in the project some of the time. It might appear to be unnecessary to have so many individuals and roles involved in one project, but it’s actually incredibly important for completing projects.
Because planning may feel like second nature, few realize there are actually many different types of plans used to get results. This is particularly true for planning in a professional capacity. We compiled a list of the five most common types of planning and how they can help companies improve strategy execution. You’ve likely heard of at least a few of these types, but you may not have given them the attention needed to understand the benefits of each type of planning and how they can help you deliver more projects. So, let’s get a little more familiar with planning.
There is no question that this is a busy time of year. For businesses, this time of year entails wrapping up projects, making plans for the new year, and tying up any loose ends. It’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and forget to celebrate the successes you and your company experienced this year. Even if this year had many hardships or if you missed many of the goals you wanted to accomplish, it is incredibly important for companies to set aside time to recognize all successes (big or small) before launching into the new year.
The Agile method has a dominating force in the project management world. What started as a method for developers is now being used by all types of professionals in many industries. Although the Agile method has proven to be extremely effective for many teams, it has posed a significant problem for resource management. When traditional project management is replaced by things such as Scrum and Kanban, how do you adjust your resource management to fit the new demands of the Agile method?
Meisterplan was extremely excited to be a silver sponsor at the Project Management Institute (PMI) Global conference in Philadelphia. We sent our Project Portfolio Management (PPM) experts Emma Hanes and Karoline Holicky, our Vice President of Business Development, Brian Hintz, and our CEO Christoph Hirnle. We also had the privilege of inviting one of our customers, Darrin McLaughlin, Senior Vice President of Technology at Interra Credit Union. Darrin gave an engaging presentation on how he used Meisterplan to build a Project Management Office (PMO) for Interra Credit Union.
The oil and gas industry has always been subject to upturns and downturns, but the last few years have seen dramatic changes to the industry’s landscape. The cycle of boom and bust is less like a predictable pattern and more like riding a rollercoaster blindfolded. Here's how you can not only survive the volatility, but thrive in a dynamic landscape.
Have you ever found yourself Googling “what is project management,” "project coordination,” or even “project help!”? You are not alone.