Jul 29 2021
5 Tips for Successful Implementation of a Project Management System
Jul 07 2021
Two Years as a Small Business Owner - Assumptions Wrong, Decision Right
Jul 01 2021
Defining Your Key Business Requirements for a Project Management System
Jun 24 2021
Benefits of Using a Project Management System
Jun 16 2021
Is it Time for Your Team to Adopt a Project Management System?
Jun 04 2021
Pros & Cons of Hiring a Temporary Project Manager
Elements of a Strong Echosystem for Organizational Resilience
You’ve heard us say it many times – we believe when looking to solve a problem, you must look far outside the problem at the broader vision of an organization taking all factors into account or as we like to call it the “Echosystem”. In this current climate, where organizations are having to constantly pivot, adapt & problem-solve to sustain & thrive, this concept is more important than ever. Looking far beyond a project’s lifestyle or scope at the entire ecosystem to achieve long term sustainability.
Benefits of a Gemba Kaizen Approach to Project Management
What is Gemba Kaizen and what benefits does this approach have on project management?
Rather than Aiming to Minimize Failure - We Maximize Practice to Achieve Success.
Too many IT projects fail. The reasons projects fail are well documented: lack of communication, lack of scope definition, lack of change management, lack of executive buy-in, lack of resources, and the list goes on. There are dozens of project and product management methodologies, hundreds of project management systems, and countless tools, tactics, certifications etc….. and yet projects still fail regularly (~20% according to Gartner in 2019). Traditional/Waterfall and Agile are still the most well-known project management methodologies, but there are many other flavors like Scrum, Kanban, SAFe, LEAN, SixSigma, PRINCE2, XP, DevOps and many (many) more. All are similarly focused on successful delivery of a desirable outcome. Despite their admirable
Switching Up the Model to Support Women in the Workplace
As National Women's Small Business month wraps up, it's a time for us to reflect on what it means to be a small women-owned business and the culture and values we strive to provide at Echo Consulting to contribute to the growth of women in business.