Motivate Your Methodology

Are your stakeholder interactions important enough for you to notice?

Sierra has a history of delivering projects and services at the regional, jurisdictional and federal level. As your problem-space increases, you may experience a challenge to identify how big your problem-space is and how it affects the people you support. As a system owner or business leader, we can support you to […]

2018-04-12T13:07:49+00:00 Tags: |

Project and Portfolio Management Predictions

My prediction: ServiceNow will be in the Leader Quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tools in 2018.

Why?

  1. For 2015, Gartner decided that they evaluate project and portfolio management tools using two separate quadrants: One for client hosted applications, and one for cloud-based applications. The maturity of cloud based tools does not yet compare to hosted applications. However, […]
2016-12-18T19:08:01+00:00 Tags: |

Are you a Power Manager?

Some would categorize organizations as either projectized or functional.

The successful organization will have a blend. Projects are required to facilitate change – advancing the organization to achieve its goals – a new product launch, a re-organization, or a change in culture/approach. Strong functional management ensures operational excellence, achievement of organizational objectives, and a focus on continually improving the delivery process.

Leaders […]

How to Avoid This Happening…. (again)

There is no “silver bullet” for ensuring project success. However mundane – constant attention to details will avoid most problems. Updating plans, logs, and statuses is not enough. Analyze the results, look for trends, anomalies and question the slightest variation. This takes time, but as a PM it is your job to oversee these activities.

A project health check is a very […]

You Don’t Have Requirements!

So you think you know all the answers? Well…. you don’t!

If you are running projects, the people with the answers are your clients. They will define the scope of your project, and the detailed requirements of what they want.

And guess what? If you don’t ask them, you won’t know the requirements. Seems pretty simple, doesn’t it? Yet, amazingly, according to the […]