Helping Nonprofits to Deliver Strategic Projects that Drive Program Services, Increase Fundraising and Expand Organizational Capacity

About

After more than 30 years of successfully managing IT projects, I now collaborate with nonprofits to implement strategic projects that increase organizational capacity.

Services

To achieve successful outcomes, I will manage your projects, coach and train staff, deploy best practice methodologies and governance, and facilitate the change process.

Approach

I continuously engage stakeholders so they know “What’s In It for Them.” I leverage best practices to develop and execute workable plans to deliver valuable results.

Are Your Projects Delivering the Goods?

Are Your Projects Delivering the Goods?

Nonprofit leaders have a near-impossible task. Stakeholders, especially your funders, demand you do more with less, while increasing your service delivery. That’s a tall order.

According to The Standish Group*, about 82 percent of all projects struggle to deliver on time, on budget or with the planned features and functionality. When projects fail to result in the business outcomes necessary to increase organizational capacity, it is a frustrating experience.

*Standish Group Statistic

A Project Management Culture Leads to Successful Outcomes

A Project Management Culture Leads to Successful Outcomes

Creating a project management culture in your organization means adopting best practices to ensure that you’re working on the right projects, and significantly increases the likelihood that they are delivered on time, budget, and scope.

Your team will be more productive and less stressed, and your organizational capacity will increase. And most importantly, you’ll get the business value needed to deliver critical program services to your constituents and make your nonprofit more successful.

Why Projects Are So Challenging

Why Projects Are So Challenging

Your team works hard, but struggle to manage projects where the scope often changes. Despite concerted efforts, they’re doing a lot of work on projects that don’t provide the necessary outcomes. When they are trained to use project management best practices, they will have the skills that enable them to acknowledge, communicate and control these changes. That will lead to better results.

THE KEYS

The key elements of creating a project management culture in your organization are:

1
Effective communications between stakeholders
2
Building trust-based work relationships among stakeholders
3
Doing just enough planning before executing
4
Acknowledging and analyzing the impact of scope changes
5
Visible senior leadership support and advocacy

These elements work together to dramatically increase the delivery of successful projects.

About Maria Latimore

I’m Maria Latimore, a PMP-certified consultant with more than 30 years of project management experience in various sectors. I collaborate with nonprofits to implement strategic projects that drive their program services, increase fundraising and expand organizational capacity.

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