Category: Guest Contributor

Assessing Your Risk Management Procedures Effectiveness

- Alphius White, Bellevue University MPM Student The key here is to effectively manage the risks so that those risks that pose a threat to project success are mitigated but also so that those risks that might present new opportunities, such as a better deliverable, quicker or at lower cost, are identified and acted upon. It's ...

Holding All Stakeholders Accountable for Minimizing & Monitoring Project Threats

- By Stephen Lyman, Bellevue University MPM Student Although a risk officer may contact team members about risk-related tasks that have been ignored or gone overdue, a project manager is ultimately responsible for keeping team members focused on the right activity. For their relationship to work effectively, risk officers and project managers must coordinate the efforts ...

What Is The Standard Function Of A PMO?

- By Rossana Palummieri, Project Manager at ACI Worldwide Rossana Palummieri, PMP, CSM., is a project manager at a global company that focuses primarily on facilitating electronic payments.  She provides an expanded perspective on IT Project Management due to 20 in software engineering and seven years as a project manager for both internal and customer projects.  She ...

Projectizing Hospitals: Hiring and Retaining Talent in Healthcare Organizations

By Dr. Terrence D. Duncan Healthcare organizations feature a multitude of positions and departments based on the unique specializations.  Whether it is a hospital, assisted living center, or skilled nursing facility, the variety of positions can create a strain on human resources and regular operations management.  The rigorous demands of each position sometimes feature a ...

Risk Factors in Communication Management

By Alexandria Loveless, Associate Project Manager at Starbucks It is important for the project manager to understand the cultural differences within their team, department and organization. Cultural factors can create barriers within a team through verbal language, body language and written communications. This can include semantics and connotations, social conventions and nonverbal communication. The project manager needs ...

Careers in #ProjectManagement – The Future of #ProjectManagers

By, Ioan Gaitan, Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge of Civil Engineering Operations and Student in MPM Degree Program  Tech. Sgt. Ioan Gaitan, inspects aggregate brought on site for an airfield project at Suwon Air Base, Republic of Korea Although the project management practitioners continue to be in high demand, the opportunities offered will vary by sector and location. ...

21s Century Leadership: Healthcare Organizations

- By Dr. Terrence D. Duncan, DBA, MBA Dr. Terrence D. Duncan, holds a Doctor of Business Administration degree from Walden University. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree with a concentration in Health Care Management. Dr. Duncan has two of his works published in health care related matters. With 10 years of ...

Tips To Increase The Engagement Level Of Your Project Team

PM Center Insider – by Dr. Wayne Richards Jr. Dr. Wayne Richards serves as a PM Center Faculty teaching in the MPM Degree Program at Bellevue University. He is also the Program Manager of External Programs at Raytheon Intelligence where he leads the execution and supports the capture of internally/externally funded programs for professional engineering ...

What is the Best Power of the Project Manager?

By Fahad Usmani, PMP®, PMI-RMP®, contributing blogger When I was studying this topic, I saw everywhere that the expert and reward powers are the best powers for the project manager, and all sources were pointing this out. However, I was not convinced, so I researched it and gave a lot of thought to this topic ...

Dispelling Myths around Project Sponsorship

Dispelling Myths around Project Sponsorship – by Radhia Benalia, PhD, PMP, Certified Green Belt Radhia Benalia is a pracademic. In addition to filling a leading position in a regional project management training and consultancy organization in the Middle-East, she is preparing a PhD thesis on Success Factors for Senior/Top Managers in Projects. Ms. Benalia has also ...