Undoubtedly, effective project management (PM) is critical to project success. A project manager needs to be well skilled and have a broad experience in PM in order to succeed at project execution. However, in today’s normal business environment traditional PM skills and abilities (such as leadership, communication, delegation, etc.) are no longer enough; project managers must also be good at marketing in order to promote their projects and be sure they do the things right and get closer to success… In other words, in today’s business environment marketing and project management are closely tied. Moreover, marketing has already become a built-in module of the PM framework, and so no success can be reached without right marketing tactics… In this article, I’m going to describe several marketing tactics that can help project managers keep their projects promoted and accelerated.
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Many software implementation projects failed because they were over budget, overdue, misled, poorly defined, or a combination thereof. IT investment statistics shows that over 80% of software implementation projects are unsuccessful, poorly executed, or canceled before completion. Meanwhile, there are several best practices that can help prevent all those failures and fight poor project management. In this article I’m going to write about 6 best practices for managing software implementation projects. The items I describe here will help you keep your IT projects profitable and gain an acceptable ROI.
The best management practices will never teach a small business owner something wrong and not useful. Because for dozens of years the best management practices have been evolved to reject wrong business decisions and prove really helpful business solutions, today using business consulting services is considered one of the best ways to analyze a company and get business consulting advice for improvement.
Project management framework (PM framework) is a subset of tasks, processes, tools and templates used in combination by the management team to get insight into the major structural elements of their project in order to initiate, plan, execute, control, monitor, and close the project throughout the project management lifecycle. PM framework allows using project methodologies to plan and schedule major phases of project management cycles. Regardless of the type of project, a typical PM framework includes micro & macro phases, templates and checklists, processes and activities, roles and responsibilities, training material and work guidelines – all this information is organized into a structure allowing managers and planners to control the project’s progress throughout its lifecycle.