Every Industry Uses Project Management. But In Their Own Way.
The science of project management stays constant. The key topics you've seen in project management training over the past thirty years have not changed dramatically. Even the PMBOK hasn't changed dramatically, even as it adds new knowledge areas.
When I presented project management training at Amazon, we had very different conversations than when we presented project management training at Fortive. Both are Seattle-area companies. But the information security group at Amazon had much different projects than the HR leaders at Fortive.
David Davis has his own special insights on Project Management in the Manufacturing sector. Check it out. You'll see what's the same and how manufacturing companies do things differently than tech companies.
Include Requirements Management in Your Standards.
Your project management standards should be reinforced in the project management training you organize for the PMO and project managers in your organization.
Be sure to answer the key question answered by www.ProductPlan.com: What's the difference between Product Management and Project Management?
Most online project management training won't tell you how to set the requirements or product features, because that is outside the scope of project managers - that's what the product managers do!!
Need a Dashboard? Everyone Else Does Too.
During a recent Project Management Office Roundtable (PMOR) meeting in Seattle, the topic was dashboards.
Microsoft BI is starting to look like the runaway favorite. They follow Tableau’s lead, and they are closing quickly. As usual, BI is packaged with your other Microsoft product purchases, so it is easy to find and use.
Jason Westland published a blog on projectmanagement.com about PM Tools. It is worth a read. He’ll explain why you want a dashboard.
One takeaway that I shared during a recent project management training was that everyone wants two things in the dashboard:
Multi-project resource views
Multi-project progress overview
We can show you how to do both in SharePoint!!