How To Handle A “Failed” Project

Moery Company

Some projects do not pan out the way I expect, and it is a tough pill to swallow. The best way to handle a “failed” project is to look back and learn from what went wrong. Most of the time, it is a combination of both parties involved that determine the outcome of a project.

Projects Are Like Puzzles

Smooth The Path

Just about every project is like this. The post Projects Are Like Puzzles appeared first on Smooth The Path. Association Strategy association innovation innovation practice innovation process project management project strategyWriting is like solving a puzzle.


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That in Between Projects Feeling

Smooth The Path

This feeling is reminiscent, to a much smaller degree, of the feeling I have when I’m in between juicy projects. It hits me when I’ve wrapped up one big exciting project but haven’t yet figured out what the next big interesting project will be.

Implementation of Consulting Projects – Association Field Report (November 12, 2021)

Moery Company

I reflected on some of our consulting projects over the last year, and I want to give you some advice on how to implement those kinds of programs. He’s done a great job on consulting projects and how we implement them.

What AMS Vendors Don't Tell You About Implementation

AMS vendors often boast about proven implementation processes. And while yes, the right strategies are imperative, they are also not enough. Discover 3 often-overlooked requirements for successful AMS implementations by downloading!

Essentials for Good Consulting Projects (4m 30s) – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 305

Moery Company

Listen to this podcast to discover what the 2 key factors are to any successful consulting project. When The Moery Company started up 10 plus years ago, almost 100% of our work was in business development and sales, but coming out of that, we start to get a lot of consulting projects.

A Strategy Canvas Helps You Plan and Manage Learning Projects

WBT Systems

It’s natural to feel frazzled when you’re in charge of a project that’s way out of your comfort zone and above your pay grade. It sure would be nice to have a consultant guide you through, but that’s not happening

AMS Project Management Basics for Association Smarties


You’re the one chosen as the project’s manager, yet you’ve never implemented a new AMS. Your AMS vendor assigned a project manager to your implementation. Project management is a profession with its own set of credentials (you can see a few PMPs in our team bios ). Project Team.

How do you launch a new sales project? – Ask JP #036

Moery Company

Today’s question came up during one of our recent sales meeting: “How do you launch a new sales project?” The post How do you launch a new sales project? ” The answer applies whether it’s a new membership category or a new sponsorship program.

Project Management for Nonprofits: How It Can Help + 16 Software Tools to Consider

Wild Apricot

Your nonprofit organization has an important mission to accomplish and with that comes a never-ending list of initiatives to implement, events to organize, campaigns to execute, and relationships to maintain. The success of your organization depends. organizational-management

Flipping Traditional Project Management to Fit the Association Model

Association Adviser

CAE, PMP of Bostrom leads attendees through a crash course on what project management is and how to manage projects for associations. The post Flipping Traditional Project Management to Fit the Association Model appeared first on Association Adviser. Crystal Stone, M.Ed.,

The Art of Discipline and Selling New Projects – Association Hustle Podcast Episode 253

Moery Company

This week JP shares insights gained from listening to his favorite podcasts and six steps to launching a new sales project. The first will cover insights learned from listening to podcasts and the second will cover the steps to selling a new project – maybe a new prospectus, maybe a new membership category – I’ve got some thoughts on how to do that. I see it in sales and in consulting projects. Selling New Projects. I see it in sales and in consulting projects.

Managing safety: Fannie Mae releases new project requirements for condos, co-ops


Last month, Fannie Mae released new project requirements for condominiums and housing cooperatives following the partial collapse of Champlain Tower South condominium in Surfside, Fla.,

How to save a “failing” project

Effective Database

How to save a "failing" project It is not unusual for me to receive a call from an association that sounds something like this: "We implemented a new AMS in the past year, everyone on staff hates the new system, and this whole project is failing. While every project … How to save a “failing” project Read More » Wes's Wednesday Wisdom

How Project Management Institute Serves 1M+ Members [New Podcast Alert!]


I just finished listening to episode 2 with Marjorie Anderson , manager of digital communities at Project Management Institute and founder of Community by Association (who is also hosting the free Community Thrive! Wondering what new podcasts to add to your rotation?

Unpacking an Association’s Project Management Bag


Project managers head into a new project with that same sense of excitement and caution. And, like backpackers, they only achieve success if everything they need is in their metaphorical association project management backpack. Let’s see what association project managers carry in their backpacks. A backcountry camping trip is a project. But sometimes, a colleague without any project management experience is put in charge of the project.

7 Steps to Building a Successful Technology Project Team


While there is no recipe for a secret sauce, a successful technology project team has some mandatory ingredients. Here are seven steps to take the next time you’re building a technology project team. Step 1: Get the technology project team’s buy-in. Whether you’re implementing new software or improving an existing system, project team members must understand why the organization is investing in the initiative. A lack of buy-in is a common technology project pitfall.

Constructive measures: Handling construction projects during the COVID-19 outbreak


Community associations may need to reevaluate which construction projects are necessary to their continued operation—and which ones to put on hold during the outbreak. Many local and state governments across the U.S.

Project Portfolio Management: Why You Need It - Part I


And yet, not many organizations use a disciplined process to optimally select the projects they are investing in with people, dollars, and time. An organization has many large, risky projects in process at the same time, exceeding its resource capacity. Evaluating New Projects.

Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start

Smooth The Path

We see successfully completed association projects cited in publications. We do not know about the team’s morale as everything is going wrong and the project gets pushed back 3 months. The post Do Not Compare a Peer’s Project Launch to Your Association’s Project Start appeared first on Smooth The Path. Take a twirl through your Facebook feed, and you will probably see success, success, and more success. Weddings, babies, and parties.

Identify Your Team’s Project Management Personality Types—and Shapes


You can’t choose your family members and you can’t choose your project team members. Certain people have to be on the project team because of their expertise or responsibilities. Find out what kind of project management personality types you have on your team. When project teams come together to select and implement new technology, such as an AMS or collaboration platform, you want everyone to row nicely together in the same direction. Circle project personality.

Keeping Up Association Staff Engagement Throughout A Tough Project

Smooth The Path

If you live in an over 100 year old house like mine you know there’s a rule of thumb about time and cost for home projects. I call it the Inelasticity of Elderly Houses Rule because no matter how well the original estimate is done any home project will require at least be double and most likely triple the cost and time of your first estimate. Association projects are much the same. Often times starting a project like this is fun.

Project Portfolio Management Part III: Monitoring and Evaluation


You have evaluated and prioritized projects , scheduled resources , and now the scheduled projects are underway. When major schedule changes occur, you will need to revisit the overall project schedule since they will likely impact resource availability. Monitoring.

Project Portfolio Management Part II: Resource Scheduling


Now that you have your list of prioritized projects , the project sponsors and stakeholders will be eager to get going. Who (or what roles, if more than one individual can fill the need) needs to be involved in each project? Do you have sufficient knowledge and experience to complete the project in-house or will you need outside resources to help? What is the overall effort of the project? New projects will compete with the projects currently running.

Project Portfolio Management Part I: Why You Need It


And yet, not many organizations use a disciplined process to optimally select the projects they are investing in with people, dollars, and time. An organization has many large, risky projects in process at the same time, exceeding its resource capacity. Evaluating New Projects.

Do Not Put off Your Next Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

There is a big project you would like to do, but it is so big you have back-burnered it until the day when you have a significant chunk of time. But you can still make headway on your big project. For nearly every big goal or every big project there is something you can do now to start testing your ideas. Related: The fragile middle of a big association project. Keeping up association staff engagement throughout a tough project.

Website Redesign Project Lessons: Inside the Brilliant Mind of a Project Manager

Vanguard Tech

This is a guest post from our senior project manager, Denise Pace. process project management CMS association websitesIt's great advice for any association about to embark on a website redesign.

Juggling Multiple Projects, Events, People, Tasks or Any Other Inordinate Amount of Information

Aaron Wolowiec

Information overload is no joke. We are constantly inundated with details, lists, tasks, content of all sorts. In today's world of ever-changing and constantly advancing technologies, how can you stay on top of it all

The Fragile Middle of a Big Association Project

Smooth The Path

The difficult time in any project, especially those long projects, which associations seem to have lots of, is the middle. The middle of the project is when things start to go wrong. It is so easy to start a project but it is so hard to keep it going. The middle of the project is fragile. The middle of a project is when we need the most help. And the middle of a project is when we need to give the most help.

Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects

Associations Now

The session resulted in 26 different nondues revenue projects that associations could invite members to participate in as a key partners. Have members helped lead you to new projects that generate nondues revenue? The post Get Member Thinking on Nondues Revenue Projects appeared first on Associations Now When your association designs new products and services, do you tap your members for input? Maybe you should.

Acoustics Group Project Looks to Improve Sound-Related Wikipedia Pages

Associations Now

To ensure people find the correct answers there, the Acoustical Society of America is helping launch a wiki-editing project. The new yearlong project, Wiki4YearOfSound2020 , is a collaboration between ASA, the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, and other groups.

Tom’s Planner Project Manager is Free for One Year

Wild Apricot

“Easier than MS Project & faster than Excel,” Tom’s Planner is a web-based project management tool with a drag-and-drop interface that makes it easy for even non-techies to collaborate on, create, manage, and share project schedules. Tags: Non-profit technology nptech collaboration project management application

Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

Beth Kanter

This team I worked with helped social entrepreneur Alejandra Arias Stella , the co-founder of the Llama Pack Project to build a reservation system for the Llama treks. The next day, the whole group had an opportunity experience The Llama Pack Project first hand, by going on a half-day trek in the Sacred Valley. The Llama Pack Project has literally transformed their lives because they able to earn a decent annual wage with their llamas.

How to build an all-star AMS project team

Nimble AMS

When you’re moving to a new association management software (AMS) system, having the right project team in place makes all the difference. Here are three tips to help you build an all-star project team for your new AMS. Identify the number one goal for the project.

$10,000 Association Video Project?

SCD Group

The other day, a colleague told me that his board wanted to have an updated video produced that could be used in trade shows and other venues. He said he received a proposal to do it for $10,000! My response was swift: "You’ve got to be kidding me!" Expensive, professionally produced videos don’t have the ROI they once did (assuming they ever had an ROI in the first place). Impromptu YouTube videos are cheaper and more believable.

Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members

Smooth The Path

A good culture greases the wheels for everything from conversations to project management. The post Association Culture Projects Outward Upon Potential Members appeared first on Smooth The Path. Why all the recent hubbub about culture? Well, partly because we all want to enjoy a healthy working environment and partly because we want to get things done. We also care about culture because our culture manifests outwardly. Others can see our culture. Board members can see staff culture.

Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward

Associations Now

In a workshop on Monday, Torres and her co-presenter, Michael Feinson, president and founder of Engaged Strategies, offered up a new framework that hands idea generation and project control to members, giving them greater opportunity to engage. The post Crowdsource Members to Propel Ideas and Projects Forward appeared first on Associations Now The wisdom of the crowd can go to work for your association.

I am Not a Fan of Most Membership Structure Change Projects

Smooth The Path

The post I am Not a Fan of Most Membership Structure Change Projects appeared first on Smooth The Path. The association landscape has been slowly changing for at least the last decade. It seems harder to find volunteers. Members are not as involved as they once were.

Google Shifts Governance Strategy for AMP Project

Associations Now

The mobile page project, largely associated with Google, will move to a governance model that will bring in outside companies to work on the open-source endeavor. Since its 2016 launch, Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages project has been one of the most controversial initiatives the company has worked on, in part because of concerns that it was giving Google too much control over the open web.

Things change during a project

Effective Database

” Acknowledging that things change during a project is critically important to the success of the project. What’s most important is how the team responds and adapts to the changes in the project. When I work with my clients on implementing a new software system, one of the first things I tell them is this: “We will make some decisions that ultimately are wrong. Because things change.