The Majority of projects start with a market analysis to constantly ensure that we are working on the right project a condition to be able to do the project right. As part of a PMO, you need to ensure that the project is still the right one all along its life cycle. In this section we will review a framework that allows non-market professional to structure a market analysis for its project. We will look at the steps and deliverables of a simple market analysis. What tool do you use to keep yourself updated on the latest market trends, market power shift, threat or opportunities, and technology disruption? To evaluate future demands, to assess technology evolution? If you pick this topic, provide an example on how you did it.
A feasibility study is a project. There are some fundamentals that need to be cover in order to answer key business questions. In this section we will review a framework that defines what needs to be done. What tool do you use to identify the best solutions to solve problem or to fulfill the needs created from an opportunity? How do you ensure it is a viable or feasible solution that will deliver value to stakeholders? How do you capture requirements? If you pick this topic, provide an example on how you did it.
“TCO (Total Cost of Ownership) / Business Case”
How do you calculate your cost of ownership? How do you make a decision on TCO versus just using the price of acquisition? What tool do you use to develop business cases? How do you find the cost to use in your business case? If you pick this topic, provide an example on how you did it.
“PMO (Project Management Office)”
Did you set up a PMO? How did you do it? What is or what where the main challenges? How did you position in thin the company? What is the mandate? What are the roles and responsibilities? What methodology do you use? How do you deploy it? If you pick this topic, provide an example on how you did it.
“TTM Model (Time to Market)”
In this section we will review a project management life cycle targeted at the introduction of a new product to the market. It is called the time-to-market model. We will review the key components of this framework. Do you have to develop new products or launch new services? Do you have to deliver solutions to the market? What processes or methodology are you using? What decision-making processes with executives support the project? What are he challenges and issues? What are the phases of the project life cycle and the key deliverables for each phase? If you pick this topic, provide an example on how you did it.
More and more relationships with vendors are affecting the availability of projects resources. The concept of supplier relationship management to managed jointly between PMO and procurement professionals to always have preference over competition on the supply market. How do you find prospect vendors? Do you use E procurement tools? Do you produce RFQ, RFP, IFB, and if so what are the key sections? How do you deal with consultants & contractors? What type of programs do you use to get an edge with suppliers over competitors? If you pick this topic, provide an example on how you did it.
NOTE: We are letting participants decide what information they can provide and what is proprietary data or intellectual property. The intent is not to provide information on products or services but on the management tools that you are using to reach a specific set of goals.
14 PDUs for PMP !!!