Missy Pitcher, MPA, PMP, CSM

Do Your Senior Leaders Care about Business Process Management?

When asked, senior corporate leaders will say that they care about business process management, but statistics don’t bear this out.  A BPTrends State of The BPM Market – 2020 survey of 129 predominantly European and American companies revealed that about 50% of participants were interested in process work. Yet only 40% of those positive participants …

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Four Key Elements of Risk Management Implementation

Are you prepared to handle any unforeseen project risks that may arise? To begin with, project risk management is the practice of preventing or minimizing project risks from occurring and impacting a project. Risk management is the systematic process of identifying, analyzing, and responding to project risks.  For project managers, having a well defined and …

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How Do You Resolve Conflicts in Your Projects?

Are conflicts getting in the way of your team’s project success? Just when you think everything is going as planned, one small, unexpected error can affect the overall workflow of your project. Such errors are more likely to occur, especially with the increased stress and anxiety induced by the pandemic, created from miscommunication among team …

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Are Resource Allocation Best Practices in Your 2022 Outlook?

Resource allocation in project management is the scheduling and planning of the resources required within the scope and budget of projects. With a comprehensive and well-defined project management allocation and budget, you can better maximize project success and forecast your capital to better hedge against unexpected risks.  However, being strategic about how to properly allocate …

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Why to Consider Project Management As A Service in the New Normal

COVID-19 and the shift to a work-from-home/hybrid work model has resulted in a “new normal,” in which organizations like yours face new and unique challenges in how they plan, manage, and oversee projects.  Ask yourself this question: Is your management team ready to take on all the projects in your new work model? Hard to …

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Top 4 Strategies to Mitigate Costly Risks

Companies in the Life Sciences industry, such as medical device manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, and biotech companies serve a higher purpose than most commercial endeavors. These industries are heavily regulated by national and international governments and agencies such as the US Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency. One small oversight or mistake can …

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7 Characteristics of Successful Projects

Having the right manager for your construction, functional or mechanical project can make or break your operation. These projects have many moving parts and just as many opportunities for derailment due to escalating costs, unpredictable finish dates, and poor communication, just to name a few. BDM Squared’s consultants and project managers have seen and learned …

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