Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

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The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

People Versus Process

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At the program level and above, the choice of a people focus or a process focus is not between two competing paradigms. This is obvious but many times lost when discussing agile processes. One school emphasizes people, while the other emphasizes process.

The Agile Manifesto, Explained


The phrase agile software development was first used in 2001, but agile was in fact being applied to projects since the mid-1990s. This is a way of thinking, more than a methodology, some would say, as it’s not so structured as to become rigid and calcified in process.

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The 4 Essential Agile Tools for Agile Teams


While the roots of incremental development methods of working stem back to the 1950s and into the 1970s, it wasn’t until 2001 that a group of software developers published the Manifesto for Agile Software Development. Agile is a way of working that comes from software development.

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Why Agile?

Brad Egeland

are all part of the agile manifesto, which was introduced in the year 2001. In the year 2001, several agile principles were discussed and agreed upon under the Agile alliance. Agile methodology includes various methodologies in itself. Agile methodologies like Scrum, FDD, etc.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?


Responding and incorporating customer feedback into products and processes requires self-organizing teams that are constantly tweaking what they do to be more efficient, where they can change regularly to meet new needs that pop up daily. Process follows change instead of a plan.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process. 2001.).

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Laughter & Leadership – How Humor Can Make You a Better Leader


According a 2001 report , 40 percent of job turnover is due to stress. According to a Gallup poll , actively disengaged employees erode an organization’s bottom line while breaking the spirit of colleagues in the process. Don’t think humor is a serious business?

What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

In 2001 representatives of all the leading ‘agile’ methods got together in the USA and, over two days, created the manifesto for the newly formed ‘Agile Alliance’. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. What does Agile mean?

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Agile Project Management Principles - MOving from Principles to Practices

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These principles make use of linear, ‡ stepwise refinement, of the project management processes based on a planning–as–management paradigm. These approaches start by avoiding the application of linear processes found lacking from past experience. .

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Later in 2001, the agile manifesto , a "formal proclamation of four key values and 12 principles to guide an iterative and people-centric approach to software development," was published by 17 software developers. Changing environments are embraced at any stage of the process to provide the customer with a competitive advantage. Sustainable development is accomplished through agile processes whereby development teams and stakeholders are able to maintain a constant and ongoing pace.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #1

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Let’s start with the Agile Manifesto: The Agile Manifesto was created during a meeting in February 2001 that brought together a number of software and methodology experts who were at the forefront of the emerging agile methods. Many developers are detail-oriented and process-driven.

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What is Agile and Scrum?

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The Agile philosophy is best described in the Agile Manifesto , written in 2001. The Scrum Master is a servant leader who makes sure the Development Team follows the Scrum process.


Search Engine Marketing Defined & Where SEO Fits In


The term search engine marketing (SEM) became popular in 2001 as an umbrella term for paid and organic search activities. It is the process of purchasing these ads/listings on search engines.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

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If you have taken a course to help you clear your exam in the first go, then they will most likely have a team to help you with the application and audit process, so you don’t have to repeat the process multiple times. The registration process is quite similar to the PMP registration.

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Very often, a transaction traverses all the architectural layers and is partially processed by components that live in both the front-end and back-end worlds. Market analysis and business strategy know-how and institutionalized processes are required to answer that question.

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Review: Exponential organizations

Henny Portman

The project was completed in 2001! ExOs scale up beyond the boundaries of their own organization by using or gaining access to people, assets and platforms to maximize flexibility, speed, agility and learning processes. Salim Ismail wrote, together with Yuri van Geest and Michael S.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

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It came about during a ski trip in 2001. This group of guys recognized a need for a more adaptive alternative to the regimented, documentation-driven software development process. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage.

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From Blueprint to Reality: How One Project Manager Chose His Construction Management Software of Choice

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He has been with Colantonio since 2001 and has used all three programs during his career. Both Procore and Submittal Exchange have modules to create and process RFI’s and Submittals, which are the most important aspects of a construction project.

Quote of the Day

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When they could no longer blame fate, they were in despair - Anais Nïn , in Improving Project Performance: Eight Habits of Successful Project teams , Jerry Wellman, Palgrave, 2001. This is called Risk Management and the processes of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty.

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Agile (What’s so funny about peace, love and future dreaming?)

Gunther Verheyen

In February 2001, seventeen software development leaders gathered at the Snowbird ski resort in Utah (United States) to discuss their views on software development. Those were times of failing waterfall and heavy-weight RUP projects (‘Rational Unified Process’).

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What is Agile Project Management? (and how to implement it)


Have you ever seen a chef send a dish out without tasting it several times at every stage of the process? First, you must understand the Agile Manifesto and read the 12 principles outlined by the group that started agile in 2001. What is Agile Project Management? .

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

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And, whether you are an IT Project Manager or not, you may find yourself delivering IT in the form of hardware, infrastructure, software, or service processes as a part of your projects. CCTA ceased to exist in 2001, when it was merged with the Office for Government Commerce (OGC).

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The Key Agile Principles of Project Management


Agile Project Management was first given life in the Manifesto for Agile Software Development, also known as the Agile Manifesto of 2001. Without an Agile mindset, the processes and structures that your company follows are almost all but irrelevant. What is Agile Project Management?

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The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. BONUS: Click here to get our totally free, curated list of 63 Project Management Templates with everything you need to streamline your processes today.

Talent Management of The Future

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The term talent management comes from research done by McKinsey in the late 1990’s and popularized in the book “ The War for Talent ” in 2001. The recognition that people bring value and the need to respect, attract and engage people is central to the process.

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Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You

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Menlo Innovations was launched on June 12, 2001, at the depth of the dot-com bubble burst. the processes and practices of the Menlo Software Factory). Originally published at Thetrugroup.com. Rich Sheridan: Change Begins With You | Part 4: Culture Guest Blog Series.

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Agile Project Management Principles


The 12 rules of Agile project management principles are based on the Agile manifesto published by the Agile working group in February 2001. 8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Self-organizing teams lead to the best design, development process and product.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

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Scrum Alliance was the first (2001) major organization to promote scrum, and to offer its certifications. This is supported by an APMG accreditation and certification process. Their Agile Scrum Foundation exam focuses on the concepts, roles and processes of Scrum.

A Quick Guide to ‘Getting Things Done’


Getting Things Done: An Overview First published in 2001, GTD helps to reduce time wasted wondering what to do next and boosts your engagement with the task-at-hand. For Allen, our mind is for having ideas, not accumulating plans, so we need a process for documenting and clarifying our thoughts. This process also allows us to have the… The post A Quick Guide to ‘Getting Things Done’ appeared first on BrightWork.

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project


And in 2001, a group of software developers met in Utah and published the Agile Manifesto. According to the International Journal of Project Management , all project management systems have two dimensions: Technical – tools and processes.

Still Using Excel Spreadsheets for Project Management? [Guest Post]


BrightWork has been providing project management solutions with SharePoint since SharePoint 2001. Immediately I found some very useful insights including an open process for managing post mortems. Let me tell you just how different the experience is when you’re on a team where collaborative project management processes are implemented. Executive Overview I have the privilege of seeing so many great projects and solutions.

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Software Estimating Resources

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Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. An Empirical Evaluation of Simplified Function Point Measurements Processes,” Luigi Lavazza and Geng Liu, International Journal on Advances in Software, Vol. 29, 2001.

Making the Most of Your PMP - Your Story

Brad Egeland

After I became a PMP in 2001, it was like I became an entrepreneur on steroids as then I had more discipline to the follow the processes required to be a more successful entrepreneur. by Michelle LaBrosse, CCPM, PMP, PMI-ACP, RYT ​ Share your story of how you have made the most of your PMP. I hear from PMP’s from all over the world several times a week (most have gone through Cheetah Learning) and they share with me how they have used their credential over the years.

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MOE's and MOP's for a Capability

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These values are what an engineer targets when designing the product, by changing shape, materials and manufacturing process, so as to finally achieve the qualities desired by the customer. Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis.

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Lessons Learned as a First Time Medical Device Project Manager


In 2001, I joined Calypso Medical as employee number 18. Their solution had been through the FDA regulatory approval process. The only missing element was that their device hadn’t been through an FDA approval process.

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Getting Things Done (GTD) in 2019: An Updated Take on How to Achieve Stress-Free Productivity


First published in 2001 with a revised version in 2015, the book and accompanying system both focus on one central theme: organizing all the “stuff” battling for your attention so you can make smart decisions, properly prioritize , and do focused work without stressing out.

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What is Risk Management?

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This process of risk management embodies the identification, analysis, planning, tracking, controlling, and communication of risk. A straight forward process for Managing Risk looks like this. Agile is a participant in the Risk Management process.

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Risk Management Resources

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Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 286, 2001. 17, 2001. 10, 2001. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. 5, 2001. “An

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

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The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004. Seventh International Software Metrics Symposium, 2001.