A Guide to Winning Support for Your New Idea or Project

Seven tips and two case studies about how to garner support for your idea

Know When to Develop a Business Case

And the basic steps to create one.

The Right Way to Present Your Business Case

Get key stakeholders on board with one effective presentation

A Refresher on Net Present Value

Know what your project is worth in today's dollars

A Refresher on Payback Method

A refresher on the simplest method to evaluate ROI

A Refresher on Internal Rate of Return

A refresher on one of the four methods to evaluate ROI

A Refresher on Breakeven Quantity

Figure out if you'll make your money back

The Four Phases of Project Management

Planning, build-up, implementation, and closeout.

Five Critical Roles in Project Management

An overview of who's who.

How to Manage Risks to Your Project

You can’t avoid them but you can mitigate their effects.

Your Project Needs a Charter. Here’s What That Means.

Writing it down forces you to be clear about what you're doing.

How to Develop a Project Budget

Start by considering what it will take to complete your project.

Your Agile Project Needs a Budget, Not an Estimate

Four steps for creating a simple, flexible budget for agile projects, but also applicable to any project

Three Imperatives for Good Project Managers

Three tips for managing projects based on author’s experience across large organizations.

What New Team Leaders Should Do First

Your agenda for the first few weeks.

Battle Scope Creep in Your Projects

How to keep your project focused

How to Keep Support for Your Project from Evaporating

Author’s experience with failing to keep support for a project and lessons learned

How to Close Out a Project

Evaluate success and gather lessons learned.

A Quick Introduction to Agile Management

The system that’s changing the way we work. For more, read “Embracing Agile.” ...