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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added. So what are the impacts of over-processing on the project manager’s part?

Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects

Gina Abudi PM

Reaching out to employees to get input into business process improvement projects enables for a number of benefits for both the organization and the employees. Consider that business process improvement projects are not easy to implement! The post Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management BPI projects Business Process Management process improvement project leadershipAnd Get Your Employees Engaged in the Initiative! Even what appears to be a simple initiative – involving only [.].

It is not the Process, Stupid

LeadingAnswers

Agile methods are similarly known by their novel processes and team ceremonies but these are largely irrelevant distractions from the true focus. I realize that by using analogies to Disneyland and IKEA so early in an article many readers may assume I have finally lost the plot but after 20 years of practicing agile I have had enough with rote methods implementation and attempts to scale through process training that fail. To me agile is about process as much as Disney theme parks are about Mickey Mouse. My point is that agile is not process following.

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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes? Fundamentals of Business Process Management. How to map your processes.

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. Chris Hammond.

How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

So you’ve just run a retrospective at the end of your project and you have a good amount of feedback about your processes, your team, The post How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Promoted

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government. This is larger than all the IT systems found everywhere else in the world, plus all their custom built IT stuff. This is not the embedded systems. These are business systems.

People deliver projects; not processes

Ron Rosenhead

Now I know from discussions with groups that projects rarely fail to deliver for ‘process’ reasons – not completing a template fully or missing out a step in the project management life cycle. People deliver projects not processes. I have a team member who despite saying they will deliver simply does not. But what do I mean by soft skills? I mean. Lstening effcetively.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

By now Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is for me mostly a buzzword. While I’m a huge fan of the idea since I learned it from Lean Startup , these days I feel like one can label anything an MVP. Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product. The problem is it means thinking in terms of features not in terms of customer’s problems. Tweet.

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Hiring Process for Growing Businesses

ActiveCollab

Instead, it will be a constant process of attracting new candidates, figuring out who’s the best, and keeping the talent pipeline full. You will need to adapt your hiring process in order to scale. Because you’ll have to do this dance more often than before, you’ll need a reliable and repeatable hiring process. Hiring process. Stage 1: Sourcing. Stage 2: Screening.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: communications , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Project scheduling , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis , Valuable projects. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management communications improving project management Process compliance stupidity Project scheduling Risk management Stakeholder analysis Valuable projects

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Here are four examples of how lean manufacturing principles and project management approaches intersect, and make your process faster and better: 1. Agile yields a quicker process, as you’ll gain rapid feedback on the first chunk of work (which could relate to a milestone), rather than waiting to the very end and making complicated changes to the finished product. The intersection point: a vast opportunity!

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Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

To increase the probability of project success, many things have to happen at the same time. Here's are Five principles and practices that can increase that probability of success. Principles and Practices of Performance-Based Project Management® from Glen Alleman. Related articles. Managing in Presence of Uncertainty. Applying the Right Ideas to the Wrong Problem. Good Project and Bad Project. Capabilities Governance IMP/IMS Management Performance-Based Project Management® Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Scheduling

Find the Best 2016 Project Management Software

Simplify your project management software evaluation process in one easy step

How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to. To prevent that from happening, refer the following tricks for a strong governance process.

Large Programs Require Special Processes

Herding Cats

Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs are large - large is greater than $5B, yes Billion with a B. This Integrated Program Management Conference (IPMC) 2013 presentation addresses the issues of managing these programs in the presence of uncertanty. . Like all projects or programs, uncertanty comes in two forms - Irreducible (Aleatory) and Reducible (Epistemic).

3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike

Wrike

The post 3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike appeared first on Blog Wrike. . Ever left an important project meeting with a notepad or Wrike task full of notes, but no idea what the actions items are … or even where to begin? You’re not alone. Here’s a hint: your first step should be to create a project work plan. . . . Let’s start with the basics. You’re Done!

BPM: Improving your Company’s Business Process Management

Runrun.it

The post BPM: Improving your Company’s Business Process Management appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Companies, big and small, are always on the search for ways to get their businesses into metaphorical Olympic swimmer shape. A lot of blog gurus talk about getting your business to be the most productive it can be through hacks, tips, advice, stretching your legs every ten minutes… we’ve all read the posts. Today let’s […]. Management Productivity

Is your methodology a melting pot or a tapestry?

Kiron Bondale

Each might have their own distinct intake process which they use to receive and analyze project requests and they are also very likely to have some unique informational and control needs. Tagged: improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Stakeholder analysis , work intake. In large organizations it takes a village to deliver a project.

Run relevant retrospectives!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , team building. Agile Project Management Process compliance stupidity agile project management improving project management team buildingI wrote a few weeks back that while retrospectives are commonly associated with agile projects they can also be equally useful on traditional ones.

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Governance is a great example of what a lean management professional would call business non-value add – those activities which don’t directly add value to a process but are required for legal or other compliance purposes. Process Peeves Project Management governance project decision making Project performanceMost staff would view governance as a necessary evil. ”?

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

she has cut away layers of red tape and instituted an internal online service called ‘PB&J’ which actually stands for ‘Process, Bureaucracy, and Jams’ This initiative allows employees to complain about organisational blockages and excessive overheads that slow action and decision-making. One way to do this is to think carefully when you design such a process.

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Process This!

Hive

We all know that there are quite a few ‘processes’ that you would like to run in a fairly consistent way. task-management productivity efficiency process collaborationContinue reading on Hive Honey ».

Construction Project Management Processes: Everything You Need to Know

Geniebelt

The selection is based on an auction process with various contractors. Best value selection : This process puts weight both on qualifications and price. Project Management Processes. The bidding process is over and now is time for all the people involved in the project to make it happen. The next step of this really important process is risk management.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study. What is the dynamic behaviour of the underlying process? https://goo.gl/DP6Jw cUcXNj. Related articles.

Advice for Project Managers: How to Save Your Job, and Process vs Tool

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth : Process or tool—which comes first? Our executive team disagrees about this every time we evaluate our project and work processes and start to consider software tools—current and new ones. I fall on the side that process comes first, then you use the right tool to support it. Others argue that you get the right tool and processes fall into place.

Content/Process Workshop

Brett Harned

If you work on any web design projects, you know that finding the right ways to account for content in the overall process can be difficult. content strategy event Project Management content Process WorkshopYou've got goals to meet, expectations to set, stakeholders to inform, a strategy to develop, and a whole mound of content to rewrite. How do you make it work? […].

Changing Technology, Process or organizations – Mistakes to Avoid in Change Management

Fear No Project PM

I recently had the pleasure of participating in an article on Process Change. Kathleen Irwin had been tasked with putting together the article to uncover tips on Costly mistakes that organizations should avoid when attempting to change technology, process(workflow) or team structure. You can read the entire article over at Software Advice’s site – Process […]. Best Practice Change Management Project Management change management

Work Performance Data, Work Performance Information, and Work Performance Reports

Deep Fried Brain

Commonly Confused Concepts Executing Monitoring and Controlling PMBOK Process Groups Study NotesIn 2009, I did a series of posts on Work Performance Information, Work Performance Measurements and Performance Reports, highlighting how the PMBOK® Guide, Fourth Edition was utterly confusing.

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Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process

Green Project Management

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article, ‘Fair Process – Managing in the Knowledge Economy’, during my MBA programme that reminded me of some foolish team and team lead mistakes I made a few years ago. The post Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. The Background for the Story I participated in Dr. Paul D. Giammalvo’s engineering economics course in Jakarta. The […]. Entries

It is not the Process, Stupid

LeadingAnswers

Agile methods are similarly known by their novel processes and team ceremonies but these are largely irrelevant distractions from the true focus. I realize that by using analogies to Disneyland and IKEA so early in an article many readers may assume I have finally lost the plot but after 20 years of practicing agile I have had enough with rote methods implementation and attempts to scale through process training that fail. To me agile is about process as much as Disney theme parks are about Mickey Mouse. My point is that agile is not process following.

Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi PM

The success of business process improvement (BPI) projects relies on many factors, not the least of which is a strong and diverse BPI project team. Project Management BPI project teams BPI projects business process improvement project leadership team leadershipBuilding a Strong and Diverse Project Team. Consider any BPI project you have worked on in the past.

Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi PM

Managing Stakeholders Expectations around Change Managing business process improvement (BPI) projects are challenging enough. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement managing stakeholders project leadership project stakeholdersAdd to that the need to manage stakeholders’ expectations around change as it relates to the BPI project and your challenges have doubled! One of our responsibilities when managing BPI projects is to ensure we also manage the expectations of our [.]. The post Managing BPI Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi.

Managing BPI Projects – Communicating with the Sponsor and Stakeholders

Gina Abudi PM

The ability to communicate effectively with the sponsor and stakeholders is absolutely essential to BPI (business process improvement) projects. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement communications engaging team members leading projects project communications project leadershipCommunicating, besides reporting on status, enables for building stronger relationships with key individuals and keep others engaged in the project. Similar to communicating with a project team, it is essential to use a variety of communication [.].

Managing BPI Projects – Communicating with the Project Team

Gina Abudi PM

While team meetings are essential, they are unlikely to be sufficient for business process improvement (BPI) projects; especially more complex ones. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement communications engaging team members leading projects project communicationsDetermining early in your project how you will communicate with the project team and how the project team will communicate with each other is absolutely essential to ensure the project stays on track. It [.].

Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. Focuses on eliminating waste (anything that adds no value), system improvements, learning and process integrity. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes. Requires sophisticated processes and precise team collaboration. Uses formal processes and team roles. More precise processes. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN.

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Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

LeadingAnswers

Unlike some other project management approaches, lean is human-centered not process-centered. Two overarching themes prevail over all the practices:  Involve everyone – Always make sure everyone involved, impacted and perceived to be impacted is consulted and engaged in the process. It also allows us to calculate metrics like cycle time and process efficiency. W aiting.

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

This means having a set of Principles, Process, and Practices to test the suggestion against. These Five Immutable principles are time phased into Processes that provide answers to the Five Principles. and the connections between each Process are made to form a Closed Loop control systems needed to manage any project. With some details for each process area.