Can Adoption of Project Management 2.0 tools Guarantee Success of Your Projects?


There are several aspects of project work, including tools, processes and people. Perhaps the reason lies in the choice and execution of project processes? But in real life, there are no two identical organizations when concerning project management process requirements.

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RACI Improved: Structuring Responsibilities with the Help of Project Management 2.0 Software


It is especially useful in clarifying responsibilities in cross-functional/departmental projects and processes. In one of my recent posts I wrote that using project management 2.0

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Project Management Software, Mind Mapping, Weak Ties and the Human Brain


This phenomenon of mind functionality inspired a psychologist, Tony Buzan , to invent the Mind Mapping process. I have already mentioned that many-to-many structures employed in project management 2.0 software offer a better way to organize your projects. Here is an interesting angle on the same topic. Have you ever thought about how our mind organizes ideas? We do not organize all the information we know in one strict hierarchical tree, life is too diverse for that.

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Social Project Management: Another Point of View


Leisa Reichelt made a big step in attracting the audience’s attention to the change processes going on in contemporary project management. Hundreds of people are already looking forward to this year’s Enterprise 2.0 conference. One of the most interesting sessions during this conference last year was one by Leisa Reichelt. Leisa is interested in the changes going on in project management and she calls these changes Social Project Management or Project Management 2.0. At Enterprise 2.0

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Economic Downturn is Time to Innovate


But the innovation in processes that these solutions accelerate probably will be. Financial crisis is all over the news today. Some analysts are trying to predict the future of the national and global economy. Others are offering tips on how to survive in the situation of economic turmoil. Yet almost all the analysts agree that it is no time to panic; rather, you should rethink your strategies. The question arises: what strategies can help your business survive the economic downturn?

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Definition of Project Management 2.0


New tools bring collaboration into the planning process, making the team much more productive and changing not only the technology, but process as well. Collective intelligence is not the only change agent in this process. Today I would like to give a definition to the new term used by me in the title of this blog. I use the term Project management 2.0 to describe an evolution of project management practices inspired by Enterprise 2.0 tools.

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

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A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. VanderLeest GLSEC 2008. "A

Is Project Management Really an Ageing Profession?

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If we look back at the data from previous PMBR reports we can see that the trend of ageing started in 2008, about the same time that the UK entered the recession. Over recent years Project Management has gained a reputation for having an ageing population.

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Get Motivated: 10 Motivational Speeches That Will Change Your Life

Rowling, Commencement Speech, Harvard, 2008. But it is by connecting with a larger whole that we can achieve our greatest good and see our own worth reflected in the product of our collaborative process. Oprah Winfrey, Commencement Address, Stanford, 2008.

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Melanie Franklin & Susan Tuttle: Stationery Office, 2008.

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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

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In 2008 over 89% of organisations with more than 250 people involved in their project community had some form of PMO. Standardisation and process compliance are not regarded as self-justify, customisation and focus on specific performance demands is.

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The Best Gantt Chart Software of 2019

Since 2008, has worked to transform the project management industry. It also allows users to create templates that they can use to save time and standardize critical processes.

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Can the Words “Innovation” and “Project Management” Be Used In The Same Sentence?

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According to management guru Peter Drucker, there are only two sources for growth: marketing and innovation [Drucker, 2008]. Innovation management , in its purest form, is a combination of the management of innovation processes and change management. It refers to products, services, business processes, and accompanying transformational needs, whereby the organization must change the way they conduct their business. 2008). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

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Managment Processes. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Product & Process Development Kaizen , LPPDE, Denver, Colorado, April 21-23, 2008. Basis of Estimate Process.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). Portfolio Process Management.

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How To Help Teams Make Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team.

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Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

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There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes. The primary document produced from the Capabilities Based Planning process is the Concept of Operations.

What Do We Do When Project Management Experience Runs Out?

Arras People

It may cost you more to hire your perfect practitioner in fees and remuneration and the whole process may take a little longer than you anticipated.

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How to Create a Stellar Independent PM CV That Gets Clients

Girl's Guide to PM

Times changed after the 2008 crisis and the ensuing recession. Let’s have a look at the CV screening process: You write your CV / LinkedIn profile You apply for a job – or come up at a search when keywords match. Thinking about the structure will also help your writing process.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics


Since 2008, the correlated PMO implementation failure rate is over 50% (Gartner Project Manager 2014). Portfolio Process Management. In a recent webinar we explored some of the most shocking statistics and reasons why Program Management Offices fail. As you can see from the quotes below, there is much to be concerned about as you set up your PMO and Project Portfolio Management (PPM) strategy. 50% of project management offices close within 3 years (Association for Project Mgmt).

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How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

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Continue the process until you’ve listed all of the skills in descending order. Of course, this process can be iterative. If you wish to be a great project manager, focus not only on your technical skills but seek to improve your project interpersonal skills.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal. SmartDraw 2008: planning the garden SmartDraw is, according to the manufacturer, the world’s most popular business graphics software. This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane.

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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? According to the Project Management Institute, agile processes initially slow a team down because of the learning curve. What is Agile Project Management? .

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Treat Cause Not The Symptom

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When gaps in performance, benefits shortfalls, unanticipated cost, schedule, and performance variances, faulty products, or any undesirable outcome, blame the process, not people. Anytime you hear a description of some problem - a symptom - say bad management, misuse of some process, or poorly performing people issue, ask what is the root cause ? 1] Apollo Root Cause Analysis: Effective Solutions to Everyday Problems Every Time, 3rd Edition, Dean Gano, Atlas Books, 2008. [2]

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

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Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes , Richard Stutzke, Addison-Wesley, 2005. Scaling Lean & Agle Development: Thinking and Organizational Tools for Large-Scale Scrum , Craig Larman and Bas Voode, Addison Wesley, 2008. Herding Cats: The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex.

Project Management Lessons from Mavenlink CEO Ray Grainger


In the aerospace and defense industries, that may mean learning the manufacturing process and how it will be impacted by technology projects. You can apply similar processes—product management and design—to a different field. When we decided to start Mavenlink, it was the fall of 2008.

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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. 11, November 2008. A Review on Software Cost and Effort Estimation Techniques for Agile Development Process,” Manju Vyas, Amit Bohra, Dr. C.S. 245, 2008.

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

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Risk Analysis – A Quantitative Guide , Third Edition, David Vose, John Wiley & Sons April 2008. Risk Analysis: A Quantitative Guide , David Vose, John Wiley & Sons 2008.

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Presenting the New

When we originally built our project management software in 2008, our aim was to help customers plan complex projects online with Gantt-style planning tools. It’s now possible to link to and share specific tasks or comments, accelerating the communication process.

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Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning

Project Management Essentials

This metric is attributed to Hammer and Champy’s 1993 classic, “Reengineering the Corporation” and is reinforced by a 2008 McKinsey survey of executives. As you plan your next organizational change, begin to think about using adaptive, iterative, and incremental elements into the process.

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Lessons from My Winding Path to Project Management


What I didn’t work on was image processing, which was our core technology. But over the course of three years I learned enough to develop image processing algorithms for an automated microscope in my next job.

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Project Risk Management: 10 Surprisingly Brilliant Tactics to Reduce Risk


As you might know, this process of "planning ahead" is called project risk management. In the next tip, I'll share a process for managing individual risks and overall project risk. Create an ongoing process to identify and categorize risks. Every project has some risk of failure.

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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. 79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. 3, 2008. 11 November 2008.

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A Compendium of 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. 79, 2008. “`,” Stephen Ward and Chris Chapman , International Journal of Project Management , 21, pp. 3, 2008. 11 November 2008.

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The Agile Cannon

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Alleman, "Product & Process Development Kaizen for Software Development, Project, and Program Management, LPPDE, Denver Colorado, April 2008. [5]

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Build Awesome: RoR Devs Wanted


Sure, we did our best muddling through the process with complex spreadsheets that were out-of-date as soon as they were built. Humble Beginnings. In 2006 I left a great gig at Expedia to start LiquidPlanner with a fellow Expedia colleague, Charles Seybold.

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How I managed to free myself from stress

Susanne Madsen

I was proud of our achievements and happy that I’d made some good friends in the process too. As my sabbatical came closer, the financial crisis of 2008 hit and I shortened my break to six weeks. ​Years ago my mind and my body were full of stress.

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A Real-World Success Story: New Zealand Government Improves Project Delivery


Meeting the demands of ever-changing priorities within a government can lead to inconsistent processes, departments with limited visibility into what is being worked on, and no ability to monitor investments. In 2008, New Zealand experienced a significant government shift in leadership.

Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

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Management Processes (#MP). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes.

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How to Lie With Statistics

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This approach makes it look like the voter turnout is dramatically different between 2008 and 2016. Each dot (diamond and triangle) needs a confidence band from the original estimating process.

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