People, Projects, Organization - Systemation Blog - Part 2

People, Projects, and Organizations

March 29, 2016
what is project management

The Practicalities of Project Management

Just what is project management? If you’re looking for the textbook project management definition, a good place to start is the Project Management Institute, which defines […]
February 23, 2016
effective gantt charts

Effective Gantt Charts: Reading Between the Lines

Chances are, at some point or another, you’ve encountered a Gantt chart. These bar charts are great tools for graphically illustrating a project schedule and, done […]
February 9, 2016
change control

Change Control Keeps Expectations Clear

Requests for changes aren’t unusual in project management. And that’s OK. If the environment around a project shifts—the budget or the capabilities needed, for example—change should […]
January 26, 2016
stakeholder analysis project sucess

The Role of Stakeholder Analysis in Project Success

Great performance by project team members is critical for project success, but just as important is the involvement and contributions of project stakeholders, those individuals or […]
January 12, 2016
user acceptance testing

User Acceptance Testing: The Most Important Job You Could be Overlooking

When most people think of business analysis, they think of identifying needs and defining requirements for an end product. A quick search of the web will […]
December 29, 2015
project team project planning

These Are Not Your Dad’s Project Teams

When you think about what makes a project team effective, your mind will inevitably go to your own past experiences. Maybe you have a sports or […]
December 15, 2015
business case

Don’t Shortcut the Business Case Process

Many organizations are light on business cases. It’s a step that is often skipped, and it’s easy to see why. When people have ideas for a […]
December 1, 2015
developing a project plan

How to Develop a Project Plan That’s Right for Your Next Project

The baseline. In project control, everything you do refers to it. It’s the expectation you’re setting with stakeholders. The main medium you have for communicating that […]
September 28, 2015
Non Functional Requirements

Functional and Non-Functional Requirements: A Primer

What does it do and how does it work? These two questions should be top of mind for every business analyst embarking on a new project. […]
August 11, 2015
work accountability and visibility

Work Accountability and Visibility Go Hand-in-Hand

It’s one of the most common management gripes: Our employees aren’t accountable. They’re not meeting deadlines. The quality isn’t there. They’re not completing the amount of […]