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Ray W. Frohnhoefer

Managing Partner / CEO at PPC Group, LLC

San Diego, United States

I have a passion for helping new and aspiring project managers launch their careers. My recent books, Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days and Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty, help project managers quickly learn the essential skills they need to start or refresh their careers.

I'm an international program management consultant, speaker, and educator with 35 years of experience managing projects, programs, and portfolios in multiple industries.

For the last 17 years, I've been teaching, training, and mentoring project management students from around the world via online and in-class courses. I work with educational institutions such as UC San Diego Extension and California Southern University. Recent corporate clients have included Breg, Cymer, San Diego County Water Authority, and the US Navy.

My personal mission is to help individuals and organizations improve their practices of project, program, and portfolio management and many of my educational and consulting engagements focus on accidental, new, and aspiring project managers.

Available For: Consulting
Travels From: San Diego, California, USA

Ray W. Frohnhoefer Points
Academic 0
Author 339
Influencer 78
Speaker 0
Entrepreneur 20
Total 437

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Thought Leader Profile

Portfolio Mix

Company Information

Company Type: Individual

Areas of Expertise

Agile 35.03
Leadership 36.96
Management 45.66
Risk Management 44.51
Project Management 81.18
Business Strategy 31.05
Diversity and Inclusion 30.20
Change Management 30.04
Analytics 30.08

Industry Experience

Publications

51 Article/Blogs
Identifying Strengths
PPC Group
August 07, 2022
For several classes I've taken and organizations I've worked with, I had the opportunity to take the Strengths Deployment Inventory. This is a tool to help you understand your strengths and those of your peers. It's based on decades of research into what makes people successful at work. So let's examine what it takes to identify strengths and how they can positively impact project teams.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

Strategic Analytics: Using Data Analysis to Empower Your Business
PPC Group
July 31, 2022
In the year 2022, data sits at the heart of every successful business and many important projects. Learning how to analyze datasets can empower your business to improve marketing, streamline operations, mitigate risks and transform your business model. If you are a new project manager wondering how data can help you, here’s what you need to know.

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Tags: Analytics, Project Management

Can Broken Trust Be Repaired?
PPC Group
July 24, 2022
We've all broken someone's trust at some point in our personal or professional lives. I was recently asked if broken trust can be repaired. The short answer is yes. However, it is going to take a lot of work.

Maybe you were in the wrong, and perhaps they were, but that doesn't change how damaging these situations can be for relationships. Fortunately, there are ways to repair broken trust if both parties are willing to put in the effort. Here are some steps to mend your relationship with someone who's lost faith in you (or vice versa).

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

What is the Best Way to Work with People to Accomplish a Goal?
PPC Group
July 17, 2022
People are more likely to succeed when they come together to work on a common goal. Working with others allows you to use your skills and knowledge in ways that help you achieve the best results. Remember, you will want those around you to recognize what you want and help you reach it, so treat them the same way. Focus on what needs to be done. Use these tips to learn how best to work with others.

Helping others achieve their goals while accomplishing your own is possible. Keep your eyes on the ultimate goal and focus on building trust and cooperation within your team. If you try to accomplish too much at once, you'll likely run into obstacles that prevent progress toward what should be a shared goal.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

How to Create a Motivating Work Environment
PPC Group
July 10, 2022
If you're a project manager, creating a good work environment is key to inspiring your team to do their best work. But what exactly does "a good work environment" mean? Here are four things that make for a motivating workplace.

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Tags: Leadership, Project Management

7 Tips to Improve Your Leadership
PPC Group
July 03, 2022
With outstanding leadership comes great responsibility. For example, suppose you are a project leader, whether a project manager or team lead. It's up to you to communicate clearly with your team and manage their expectations. Luckily, there are some things that you can do as a leader to make this process easier.

Your ability to lead is a skill that you can improve with practice and patience. The best leaders are those who take the time to learn their craft. Leadership is not innate; it's a skill that needs training and practice. You can improve your leadership skills by learning from other people's mistakes and successes. Here are 7 tips to improve your leadership. The links associated with the tips will allow you to take a deeper dive into any of the tips.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

What to Do When Everything is Urgent
PPC Group
June 26, 2022
There's nothing more daunting than a long list of urgent tasks. When everything is urgent, it's hard to know where to start. So here are four tips for taming your to-do list when everything is or at least seems to be urgent.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

PERT and FPA Estimation - Not Just for Schedules or Software Development
PPC Group, LLC
June 19, 2022
Despite many internet articles to the contrary, PERT (Program Evaluation Review Technique) and FPA (Function Point Analysis) can be valuable for many projects outside of software-related industries and not just for scheduling.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

From Scratch: Starting a Business Without Capital
PPC Group, LLC
June 12, 2022
[Project managers take note! Starting a business from scratch and without capital is something you may do if you want to start a private practice. Plus starting a project from scratch without capital is very similar.]

When you have little to no startup capital, founding a business can feel like climbing a mountain. Fortunately, the digital revolution has made starting up easier and more affordable than ever before and, with the right know-how, it’s possible to pitch for funding and run operations at a minimum expense.

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Tags: Leadership, Business Strategy, Project Management

Defining Leadership
PPC Group, LLC
June 05, 2022
This week, I was asked by someone to define leadership. In addition, they asked if leadership was something that could be taught. So let's look at each of these questions, one at a time.

There are three essential elements to leadership:

1. A leader is someone who guides, influences, and manages people by influence, not authority or power. Therefore, leadership has nothing to do with your title, position, or pay grade. Anyone can be a leader.
2. Good leaders inspire and motivate others. For there to be a leader, there must be followers.
2. Leaders work with others to determine a shared vision and then work side-by-side with them and encourage them to achieve it.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

Project Cost Management Requires Flexibility
PPC Group, LLC
May 29, 2022
The area of cost management requires more flexibility than other project management knowledge areas to conform to organizational norms. In many organizations, cost management standards and practices are more influenced by existing norms, perhaps more than other project management knowledge areas. These circumstances, often created to support the Finance Department and their responsibilities to senior executives, lead to many variations in practice when it comes to:

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

4 Warning Signs a Project is Failing
PPC Group, LLC
May 22, 2022
Projects fail for a lot of reasons, so it's a good idea for the project manager to be aware of what is happening on the project. Things may even be perfect - no variance and all goals met - but management may decide to kill the project or there may be other hidden problems. Here are four signs that your project may be failing or left to fail.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

4 Ways to Build Project Management Competency
PPC Group, LLC
May 15, 2022
I frequently receive questions such as how do I get started as a project manager and how do I learn more about project management. It takes time to learn. You will also need to learn not just best practices but the practices your organization already employs.

This post is not about training or competency studies but relationships. Building the right relationships ensures you get the proper training at the right time to advance yourself and your organization. So here are four ways to develop your project management competency through relationships.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

6 Tips for Improving Virtual Team Communication
PPC Group, LLC
May 08, 2022
With the move to more remote work, this is a good time to think about improving virtual team communication. Fortunately, I've been working with remote teams since the 1970s, so have learned a few important lessons along the way. Communication, for some, is difficult face-to-face and even harder when working remotely.

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Tags: Management, Leadership, Project Management

The Importance of Change Management
PPC Group, LLC
April 24, 2022
To start this week's topic, let's look at a definition of change management. According to the PMBOK Guide - 7th Edition, "Change management, or enablement, is a comprehensive, cyclic, and structured approach for transitioning individuals, groups, and organizations from a current state to a future state in which they realize benefits."

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Tags: Change Management, Business Strategy, Project Management

3 Ways for Project Managers to Create the Perfect Home Office
PPC Group, LLC
April 17, 2022
Working from home comes with some fantastic benefits. One is the ability to customize your office so it best fits your needs. Studies suggest that by 2028 at least 73% of departments will have remote positions. Everyone from project managers to consultants like the PPC Group can work from home or elsewhere. Because of this, home office design is more critical than ever. Depending on your space, your work area can take different forms. Whether you want to buy a new home, renovate your current home, or make some minor office updates, here are some options.

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Tags: Leadership, Project Management

5 Tips for IT Project Managers
PPC Group, LLC
April 10, 2022
Last week we looked at tips for construction project managers. While project management remains the same across industries (with the exception of some terminology), project managers in different industries will face different issues and challenges. This week, let's examine 5 tips focused on IT project managers.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

5 Tips for Construction Project Managers
PPC Group, LLC
April 03, 2022
Managing any construction project can be time-consuming and stressful. There are a lot of disciplines and people involved, even in smaller projects, and there is always pressure to finish on time. So here are five tips specifically aimed at those new to construction projects.

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Tags: Project Management

Your Project Management Career is a Journey
PPC Group, LLC
March 27, 2022
Your project management career is a journey, not a destination. If you treat it as such, you are more likely to succeed. So rather than rush to get a certification, take the time to learn and absorb the knowledge. Here are some reasons why you should look at it this way.

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Tags: Project Management

5 Tips to Improve Collaboration
PPC Group, LLC
March 20, 2022
On the surface, collaboration is deceptively simple. It is about actively working together, usually toward a common goal. But true collaboration is not just about discussion and work. It is about actively contributing solutions that help to achieve that shared or common goal. So in effect, good collaboration has equal participation which leads to a solution or understanding.

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Tags: Project Management

5 Tips to Improve Your Emotional Intelligence
PPC Group, LLC
March 13, 2022
Emotional intelligence (aka EQ) is recognizing, comprehending, and responding to our own emotions. As with leadership, there is much debate over whether EQ is learned or occurs naturally. But despite the controversy, project leaders need to develop and expand their EQ.

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Tags: Project Management

5 Project Management Trends in 2022
PPC Group, LLC
March 06, 2022
The pandemic is winding down, and war in Eastern Europe is ramping up, creating a lot of uncertainty for 2022. But some project management trends are now coming into focus and will continue throughout the year. Here are five trends to watch for as the year continues to unfold.

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Planning Project Budget Reserves
PPC Group, LLC
February 27, 2022
To start reserve planning requires a completed risk analysis (for details on how to complete a risk analysis, see our publication, Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty) . First, estimate the financial impact for each risk, then compute the estimated monetary value (EMV). The EMV is the product of the likelihood and the impact in dollars or your local currency.

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Tags: Project Management

6 Tips for Improving Your Leadership
PPC Group, LLC
February 20, 2022
While the role or job title might be project manager, project managers also need to act as leaders. They need to help set the vision for the project and motivate the team to work by influence. Here are six tips to improve your leadership skills to lead project teams better.

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4 Solutions for Project Task Tracking
PPC Group, LLC
February 13, 2022
Mainly during project execution, the project manager must track the work accomplished. Tracking may be essential if a project is large and complex, has many tasks that span more than a week, or is time-critical.

As with all project management tools and solutions, the method employed should be scaled to the project. For example, there is no need for a $20k software solution for a small, six-month project or a tool that will take valuable time away from straightforward tasks.

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6 Important Categories of Project Cost
PPC Group, LLC
February 06, 2022
As you probably know from the Risk Assessment Framework, we firmly believe that having categories and prompt lists can help with brainstorming. While some budget estimates can be computed, a big part of the job is to ensure all costs are included. Therefore, it is critical to consider all the charges, including taxes, fees, and economic conditions. In addition, one or more of these categories may be required breakdowns for your budget.

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5 Tips for Improved Statements of Work
PPC Group, LLC
January 23, 2022
A statement of work (SoW) is an important document that usually accompanies a contract. It provides some high-level detail about the work to be performed and the associated roles and responsibilities. Having a good SoW is always essential to get the best outcomes, and it is crucial for fixed contracts. Here are five tips to improve your SoWs.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

Uses for Mind Mapping in Projects
PPC Group, LLC
January 16, 2022
Mind maps are visual diagrams that arrange information, documents, images, and other digital artifacts around more central ideas. Creating mind maps help people think through problems and issues by allowing them to generate ideas by association.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

Project Management Mistakes to Avoid in 2022
PPC Group, LLC
January 09, 2022
Project management can be stressful at times. Meeting the competing demands of sponsors, stakeholders, and teams can be challenging. Many mistakes are caused by spending too little time on a task, being distracted, or lacking full attention.

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6 Best Practices for Project Cost Management
PPC Group, LLC
January 02, 2022
Project managers need the most flexibility when dealing with project cost management. Some may never have budget responsibilities, while others may have full responsibility. Those with some duties will also need to navigate many organizational practices about preparing and presenting budgets.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

Happy Holidays From Ray and PPC Group
PPC Group, LLC
December 26, 2021
Hi Everyone! Ray here. During this holiday season, I reflect on the past year and those who have helped shape our business. But, of course, it's people like you, our readers, learners, clients, and partners that have made it quite a year for us all! We hope that this year has been just as memorable for you, your colleagues, and your loved ones, and we look forward to working with you in the years to come.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

What is the Difference Between Waterfall and Agile Projects?
PPC Group, LLC
December 19, 2021
With waterfall, a project is initiated, then planned. Requirements are developed in full before proceeding with the project work. Finally, project execution begins, and the project manager monitors and controls project progress. Once complete, the project is tested and turned over to the client. When you create a project Gantt chart, everything appears logically, like a set of stairs or a waterfall. The client receives the value of the project one time at the end of the project.

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Tags: Management, Project Management

What is the Minimum Passing Score for the PMP Exam?
PPC Group, LLC
December 12, 2021
What is the minimum passing score for the PMP Exam? This is a trick question because there isn't one! The scoring of the PMP exam is dynamic.

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What is the Difference Between a Project Manager and Product Manager?
PPC Group, LLC
December 05, 2021
What is the difference between a project manager and a product manager? As far as jobs go, in some small organizations they may be fulfilled by one person. In reality, however, they are two distinct roles.

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5 Tips for Working with Remote Teams
PPC Group, LLC
November 28, 2021
While the global pandemic meant many started working remotely as early as 2019, the idea of remote teams is not new. In fact, I've been working with remote teams since the 1970s and found these next 5 tips to be helpful:

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Tags: Leadership, Project Management

Projects and Accessibility
PPC Group, LLC
November 21, 2021
Last month was Global Diversity Month, so let's take a look at how accessibility and project management are related. Accessibility is concerned about whether all users will have an equal experience with an product or service - in other words, the output of a project. Anything that makes it difficult or impossible for a person with a temporary or permanent disability to equally use your product or service should be considered as part of the product or service development.

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Tags: Diversity and Inclusion, Project Management

4 Reasons Lessons Learned are Important
PPC Group, LLC
November 14, 2021
Stop throwing away lessons learned or putting them in obscure IT folders no one will ever visit again! Lessons learned have tremendous value for projects - don't waste it. Let's look at four reasons why lessons learned are important:

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6 Influential Women in Project Management
PPC Group, LLC
November 07, 2021
I noticed that my most recent project management classes have had an unexpected number of women. In fact, one class is 2/3 women and 1/3 men, which is exactly the opposite of what recent surveys have shown exists in most workplaces. It is good to see this diversity gap may be closing.

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What is the Project Management Risk Process?
PPC Group, LLC
October 31, 2021
What is the project management risk process? The Risk Assessment Framework is a flexible, easily scaled and tailored framework that is aligned with the Project Management Institute's PMBOK Guide.

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5 Tips New Project Managers Need to Succeed
PPC Group, LLC
October 24, 2021
Are you an aspiring, new, or accidental project manager? The tips in this blog are generally focused on you, however some are more important than others for those just starting out. These 5 tips are things that I learned early as a new project manager and hope they will benefit your careers as well!

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5 Ways Project Managers Can be Better Organized
PPC Group, LLC
October 17, 2021
As project managers, we have a great responsibility to organize and manage the work of projects for our project sponsors and clients. The effort we put into this sometimes makes it difficult or impossible for us to be as personally organized as we might want or need. Unfortunately this might reflect poorly on our project management efforts, so we need to be as efficient and effective as possible to manage ourselves.

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Is the PMP Still Relevant in 2021?
PPC Group, LLC
October 10, 2021
I recently volunteered to coach and mentor adult learners in an organization which is putting some of their staff through a project management training program. When wrapping up a session a couple of weeks ago, I got a surprising question. "Should I get my PMP certificate? What about all the other certifications? My boss is very pro Lean Six Sigma."

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3 Major Skills Every Project Manager Needs to Succeed
PPC Group, LLC
October 03, 2021
To be successful, project managers need many different and diverse skills, ranging from expertise in their industry to business, and of course, project management technical skills. Someone recently asked my what major skills project managers need.

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The Ultimate Guide to Effective Communication Plans
PPC Group, LLC
September 26, 2021
According to the PMBOK Guide, communications is 75-90% of the work of a project manager. However, it's important to note that it is not just about talking. The work of a project manager includes writing reports, giving presentations, engaging with stakeholders, conducting meetings, training, mentoring, and of course, a large dose of active listening. In addition, other core or extended team members are often responsible for communications such as facilitating meetings, providing training, and writing documentation.

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Is Project Management a Good Career?
PPC Group, LLC
September 19, 2021
Short answer? Absolutely! Being a professional project manager can provide a great deal of job satisfaction, great compensation, and be a stepping stone to something more. Take it from someone who has been managing a variety of projects in a variety of roles for over 30 years.

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5 Tried-and-True Strategies for Entrepreneurial Success
PPC Group, LLC
September 12, 2021
You’ve gotten your business off the ground - but now, you want to take your company to the next level by running a tighter ship. You might be wondering which projects and process improvements you should prioritize first. From working with PPC Group to establish efficient project management workflows to choosing ideal software for your business, there are plenty of things you can do to boost your company’s revenue while effectively managing your workload. Here are a few best practices you can focus on to grow your business.

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Compile Useful Information as You Go
PPC Group, LLC
September 05, 2021
Projects generate vast amounts of data beyond the regular retrospectives and lessons learned. As the project progresses, collect and index this data.

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Project Management and Ethics
PPC Group, LLC
August 29, 2021
Ethics is about doing the right things. When you have integrity, you will continue to do them, even when no one is watching.

What if your manager is forcing you to do something unethical? The best advice is to stand your ground and find a new job (or manager) if necessary.

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Alternatives to "No"
PPC Group, LLC
August 22, 2021
The best project managers learn to say “no” without actually using the word “no.” “No” has an air of finality and dis-empowers the team. It is also a good idea to avoid phrases like “Yes, but …” There are some better ways to express negativity.

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Over Identify Stakeholders
PPC Group, LLC
August 15, 2021
Leaving a key stakeholder out of project decision-making may have consequences. Stakeholders that are affected may have an interest in or power over your project. If left out, they may not care, but some may have hurt feelings, or worse yet, want to cause harm to your project. It is always better to over, rather than under identify stakeholders - you can always remove someone from the list, but a late add may create issues.

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How to Choose the Right Project Management Tools
PPC Group, LLC
August 08, 2021
Last week, we looked at the importance of having project management tools. To close that part of the discussion off, hive.com states that 77% of high performing projects use some form of project management software.

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4 Books
Project Cost Management: Principles, Tools, Techniques, and Best Practices
PPC Group, LLC
June 01, 2022
The project management knowledge area of cost management is concerned with estimating, budgeting, and controlling the budget to stay within the approved expenditures for a project. While it may appear simple, identifying all project costs is perhaps the most challenging task for a project manager and team. In addition to the basic costs of resources, additional charges may stem from economic conditions, equipment operating expenses, loan and bond repayments, and various other expenses. Plus, project practitioners must be flexible to meet all organizational policies and norms.

We've made every effort to keep concepts clear for aspiring, new, and accidental project managers while covering project financial topics relevant to all project managers.

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Tags: Agile, Management, Project Management

Accidental Agile Project Manager
PPC Group, LLC
October 09, 2020
What's an accidental agile project manager, you ask? Anyone who suddenly and unexpectedly finds themselves responsible for an agile project. Maybe the home remodel project turned out to be a little more difficult and complex than you expected. An organization you volunteer for may need a project to build a new wing for an orphanage and asks you to help. Or your manager gave you a project management book and put you in charge of an important work project. In business, it's not uncommon to see team leaders doing project managers' work, and they may not even be aware.

Congratulations, you just became an accidental agile project manager!

This book is the missing agile project management "quick start" guide for beginners, accidental, aspiring new agile project managers, and for those exploring agile project management careers or looking for a refresher.

A process and an acronym will help the accidental agile project manager remember the essential steps of projects. It's Ray's PROJECT method:

Chapter #1: The "P" - P is for People
Chapter #2: The "R" - R is for Requirements
Chapter #3: The "O" - O is for Organize
Chapter #4: The "J" - J is for Jell
Chapter #5: The "E" - E is for Execute
Chapter #6: The "C" - C is for Control
Chapter #7: The "T" - T is for Transfer

The purpose of the PROJECT method is to get you started quickly, not make you an expert or teach you everything you need to know. This book is written as a business fable to help deliver the messages. It follows the method as it is applied to a fictional yet realistic organization and accidental agile project manager. This makes the character and the process more relatable and memorable to the reader.

Each chapter is devoted to a step of the method and ends with "Knowledge Nuggets" – tips, basic project management templates, and references for further reading and study. References include sections of the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide), the Project Management Institute's (PMI) standards for project management, and Agile Practice Guide.

Templates include:

- Stakeholder Register
- Communications Plan
- Requirements Plan
- Requirements Document (User Stories)
- Product Backlog
- Milestone Plan
- Burndown Chart
- Virtual Team Contact
- Kickoff Agenda
- Lessons Learned
- Retrospective
- Status Report
- Team Member Evaluation
- Lessons Learned

All templates are available online and ready-to-use with pre-filled examples.

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Tags: Agile, Leadership, Management

Risk Assessment Framework: Successfully Navigating Uncertainty
PPC Group, LLC
October 25, 2019
All initiatives start with uncertainty, creating consequences ranging from unfulfilled plans to total organizational failure. Yet ongoing research has shown risk management to be a frequently neglected area of planning. A framework is a simple, basic conceptual structure of a process, modifiable to fit the needs and circumstances of initiatives, whether they be projects, programs, operations, or even a collection of activities.
Risk Assessment Framework provides a complete framework and a recommended means of implementation to establish a complete, reusable, and sustainable risk management methodology for any initiative. Tools, templates, forms, and guidance provide support for the implementation of the framework. It is up to the initiative manager to review the framework, tailor the framework to be appropriate for the initiative as needed, and select tools and techniques to support the tailored framework.

Whether you are an aspiring, new, accidental, or experienced manager, this book will help you successfully navigate uncertainty for any effort.

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Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days
PPC Group, LLC
July 02, 2018
When a manager is pressed to find a project manager for an important client, he looks to Rhett Sero, our to-be hero. He introduces Rhett to Heda Heldenmacher, a noted project management consultant. Heda introduces Rhett to the PROJECT methodology and spends seven days with him to prepare.

Designed to increase success, this book is for accidental and new project managers, beginning project management learners, and those exploring project management careers or looking for a refresher. Told in the form of a business fable, concepts are put in everyday terms and stories make it more memorable.

Everything you need to get started in an easy-to-read book. Each chapter includes a project management tip, reading selections from the PMBOK Guide, and additional learning resources. A set of more than a dozen ready-to-use templates is available online.

This is the story of the invaluable lessons Rhett learns transforming from Sero to Hero!

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1 Courseware
Fundamentals of the PROJECT Management Method
Udemy
April 12, 2022
Welcome to Fundamentals of the PROJECT Method. PROJECT is an easy-to-remember acronym to guide you through the most important steps of project management. If you are looking to become a project manager or are taking on a project management role, this course will teach you the essential skills needed. Learn just what you need to achieve early success in your career. The course can also be a review for more experienced project managers.

There has never been a better time to learn project management skills – the global demand for project management skills is growing. The Project Management Institute estimates a need for two million project managers per year.

The course is uniquely designed to not only help you learn project management, but to retain and apply what you have learned. Educational research has shown that simply watching videos is not effective learning. Other elements such as reading and note taking need to be included to be able to retain and apply the knowledge you have learned.

The Amazon international best seller, Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days is included in PDF format as a text. Read each chapter as you complete each section of the course to get the most out of the course and retain the knowledge. By completing this course, you will have the fundamentals you need to have confidence managing a project.

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1 Founder
PPC Group, LLC
PPC Group, LLC
November 01, 2013
Founder of a startup training and consulting business focused on continuous improvement of Project, Program, and Portfolio Management process. Established a publishing infrastructure and led the design of the company web site and social media presence. Since 2014 I have published four books, one booklet, and contributed to three other books. Actively seeking partnerships to expand our offering. We are your change agent for project, program, and portfolio management success.

What clients are saying about us: “PPC Group LLC provided us with key material for our project managers. We are a young PMO and working to gain consistency in our process and focus. The material helped to reinforce our messaging and best practices.” - VP EPM

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2 Media Interviews
367: Chaos Claims Projects that are Poorly Planned with expert Ray Frohnhoefer
My Quest for the Best with Bill Ringle
May 13, 2022
Bill Ringle and Ray Frohnhoefer discuss how to avoid the delays and cost overruns that occur in projects by understanding the 7 phases of project management.

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Accidental Project Manager: Zero to Hero in 7 Days
PPC Group, LLC
May 28, 2019

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15 Videos
3 Major Skills Every Project Manager Needs
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April 10, 2022

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6 Women Influential In Project Management
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April 03, 2022

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Project Management And Ethics
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March 27, 2022

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Over Identify Stakeholders
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March 20, 2022

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How To Choose The Right Project Management Tools
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March 13, 2022

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Why Are Project Management Tools Important?
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March 12, 2022

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What Is Project Risk Management?
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February 27, 2022

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5 Essential Communication Practices For Project Managers
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February 20, 2022

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What Are The 5 Project Management Processes?
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February 13, 2022

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Know Your Team
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February 06, 2022

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7 Tips For Agile Project Managers
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January 30, 2022

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4 Critical Tools To Improve Project Communication
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January 23, 2022

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The Two Best Tools For Gaining Team And Client Buy In
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January 16, 2022

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4Cs Of Accountability For Agile Project Managers
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January 09, 2022

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Theres Never Been A More Exciting Time In Project Management
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January 02, 2022

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