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Define Acceptance Criteria

Define Acceptance Criteria

“If projects have defined acceptance criteria, then project managers will be able to better manage stakeholder expectations, but how project outcomes will meet the needs should be discussed and documented early in the planning.”

Boy oh boy! Isn’t it “fun" trying to define acceptance criteria? You have to know your requirements cold. And usually, you have to do this early on in the project scope when you know least about the project.

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Defining Project Success

Defining Project Success

"If we define project success as satisfying the projects’ constraints, then the construction of its WBS, and optimal value stream is simplified, but measuring project constraints can be a moving target, and is the compelling factor for the use of a reusable measure framework."

The ultimate purpose of project management is to create a continuous stream of project successes.

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Defining the Project Management Life Cycle Stages

Defining the Project Management Life Cycle Stages

"If I use standard project life cycle stages, then the organization will have a common language and reporting, but the typical PMI stages don’t align well with our projects."

IT project management is different from managing any other project you may have worked on in the past, yet it has many things in common. The point is that the project management life cycle is very different from project type to project type.

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Demands for Blended Learning

Demands for Blended Learning

Experienced PMs are rare and costly. To scale and be competitive, new methods of training are required. Executive leadership tell us that to be really good in today’s Integrated PM jobs, PMs need at least 10 years of practice.

This is hard to find, and if found, too expensive at the scale needed. Organizations need to find faster ways to accelerate expertise outside of normal job experiences.

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Descriptive Research

Descriptive Research

“If I use observation, surveys, and market evidence to test developed hypothesizes, then I may discover important concepts, but I’m not sure how to do it, and I may lead myself off track.”

Keith Goffin, author of ‘Identifying Hidden Needs’ indicates “that a survey researcher asks people questions in a written questionnaire … or during an interview, then records answers. The researcher manipulates no situation or condition; people simply answer questions.” The trick is to gather information without influencing it.

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