Clarizen as an alternative to MS Project


We need to make them a part of the process and provide the tools that helps them understand the cause and effect of things. Work Management reflects the complexity that comes with modern business processes and is part of the new reality. Clarizen incorporates and streamlines all these process in a single platform improving visibility and efficiency across all business processes.

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Tips and Tricks for Smart Project Planning


Involve your team in the planning process. , I promised to share some tips and tricks that can help you make your project planning more efficient. So here they are: Pay close attention to the human factor.

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When Rules of Thumb Can Be as Effective


It’s important for you, as a project manager, to constantly evaluate the decisions you make and adjust your practices and processes based on what works and what doesn’t. Each problem is a chance to do a “5 whys” analysis and improve the process.

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Observations from Computerworld's Premier 100 Conference


Kind of interesting to think about using that not only for your existing folks, but also during the interview process of potential candidates. It was quite a wake up call to attend a conference outside of legal and I was certainly woken up on several occasions at the Premier 100 conference put on by Computerworld Magazine. When you're in the same room with companies that have an IT budget that exceeds (gulp) 1 billion dollars, I knew I wasn't in Kansas anymore.

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7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work-Step 1

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous post “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro” , I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. In this post, I cover step 1 – planning the effort. This step includes the following activities: Establish a Preliminary Scope Statement Start the SOW writing. Statements of Work Vendor Management

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Interview with Lazy Project Manager


All of these factors complicate the process of project delivery but the principals of Productive Laziness remain the same. Use an external facilitator to drive the storming process harder and faster to a conclusion.

2010 37

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Step 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In my initial port in this series “Seven Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro”, I provided a high level overview of the Statement of Work (SOW) development process. Step 1 covered the planning the effort. This post will describe step 2 – formatting the SOW. You can choose to have one person. Statements of Work Vendor Management

2010 40

Planning a Project: the Problem of Telling What’s Important


Another benefit of using CPA within the planning process is to help you develop and better understand the constraints and dependencies in your project. You’ve read and heard it so many times: “Efficient project planning is vital for your project’s success.”

2010 36

How Technology Affects Project Management


Most project sponsors would now expect the entire approvals process to be done by email. It was not that long ago that a printed out Project Charter would be the start of project approval.

2010 36

33 Selected Blogs Update: 11 More Blogs for Project Management Innovators


Max then paved his way to successful project completion by relying more on common thought processes. The post got over 220 comments and still counting! Some of you also pointed me to a few excellent resources that I didn’t mention in the general list.

2010 36

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

If only we had the confidence of Dilbert in Scott Adams’ 2010 cartoon below to stick to what we know is right! Tagged: communications , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Project scheduling , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis , Valuable projects.

Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

After enjoying a glass of their 2010 Reserve Meritage I came to the conclusion that wine tasting and agile have more in common than you might think. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity.

2017 180

7 Steps to Writing Effective Statements of Work – Intro

Guerrilla Project Management

This series explore the seven steps that will lead you through the process of writing any SOW. There are many ways to approach writing a Statement of Work (SOW) for projects that involve vendors. These seven are not necessarily sequential, but it should be possible to move backward/forward to the previous/next step depending on the. Statements of Work Vendor Management

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Is risk management really that effective?

Ron Rosenhead

I explored the need for a systematic risk process for projects. Risk is not seen as a key process. Now the interesting thing to pint out is that the blog posting where’s my whistle was written in August 2010 almost 6½ years ago.

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The 7 Habits of Successful Project Managers

Following the Project Process. Let’s not get into which project process. Once you’ve done that, you’ll follow that process – adapting it, of course, as necessary. They record their thought processes, their choices, their reasons, and their actions.

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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. Larry & Meagan Johnson: Amacom, 2010.

2018 340

How to Run Microsoft Project on Mac (Updated Dec 2019)

Microsoft Project 2010. Managers receive alerts when the timesheets are ready for approval, so that process is swift and efficient. You’re probably here because you’re looking for Microsoft Project for Mac.

2019 311

Moving Your Scrum Downfield [Paper]

Gunther Verheyen

Ken Schwaber first documented Scrum in 1995 in the paper “ SCRUM Development Process.” In 2010 he initiated the creation of the Scrum Guide. Apparently, it is easy to get stuck at interpreting the rules of Scrum.


Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

Zombie PM is a term I came up with in 2010 when I put together a project management alphabet. They don’t suggest ways to improve the project management processes. One of the first things that project managers learn on training courses is that a project has a start, a middle and an end.

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5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Buzzsumo reports that average shares for video content are trending up by almost double and as far back as 2010 Forbes was reporting that video is a critical information source for senior executives, highlighting an upward trend to watching business content in online video format.

2017 343

Performance Management Report for Sponsors

Arras People

The latest edition of Project, the magazine from APM quoted the PMI figures that between 2010 and 2020 the number of new project management roles estimated to be created globally will be 15.7 The group was sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them.

2016 208

4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

Training In an April 2010 survey conducted of project management personnel, 41% indicated that their PMO or senior management offered no training at all to the project managers in their organization. Project managers are used to working fairly solo.

Free Templates to Get You Started Managing Projects with Sharepoint and Office 365

Brad Egeland

How much process do we need? BrightWork provides two free project management templates for Office 365 and SharePoint 2016, 2013, or 2010 , for a quick and easy way to get started managing projects with SharePoint. One platform that I love for project management is Microsoft SharePoint.

2016 133

Performance management report for project sponsors- must do better

Ron Rosenhead

The latest edition of Project, the magazine from APM said between 2010 and 2020 61% of organisations offer project management training for their staff. The group were sipping coffee and chatting until I interrupted them.

2016 173

What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

The service simplifies the process to make case preparation often take half the time it would on paper. By 2010, they needed to find a solution that worked and saved them costs, so they could remain profitable. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays.

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

The IIL Blog

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. Strategic innovation follows other processes such as strategizing, entrepreneurship, changing and investing [de Witt & Meyer, 2014]. 2010). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

MS Project: An Ever-Evolving Solution


Most of the new features were not overly exciting (for example, background cell highlighting and change highlighting), but MSP 2007 included new visual reports and the desktop OLAP (Online Analytical Processing) cube. MSP 2010 was a significant upgrade, and the last to run on Windows XP.

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Conducting Project Management Interviews

Arras People

The core answer would mention establishing and building key relationships and familiarisation with methodology, tools and processes. A great question to gain an insight into the candidate’s decision-making process.

2016 311

Top 10 Lean/ Kanban Books for IT, Software and Knowledge Work!


Several good books have been written on Kanban and its application to various business processes, especially to Scrum, since David Anderson published his original Kanban “blue book”. 262 pages, ET to read: 4 hours, Published April 7th, 2010 by Blue Hole Press). Are you new to Kanban?

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New Trends in Online Learning

Leading Answers

The period from 2005 to 2010 brought YouTube, Twitter and iPhones. Maybe the new formats, gamification or social aspects will be just what you need to stay focused and get more out of the process. Finished Netflix? Done with “doom-scrolling” social media?

2020 90

PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

Based on my ideas and this feedback I checked out the PMI congresses in EMEA and NA and APAC since 2010 and guess what? Stream 1 is the CFP (Call for Papers) process which is formal and automated. ‘All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others’.

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How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

Project Risk Coach

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.

2017 209

Strategic Project Portfolio Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

It covers the whole lifecycle from finding ideas for projects, through the prioritisation process and planning for the most productive organisation possible. A version of this book review first appeared on my blog in 2010.

2016 263

Cone of Uncertainty - Revisited

Herding Cats

Specific actions to reduce the Episuncertaintiesnaties and Margin to handle the Aleatory uncertainies are part of any good project management process. .

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The PMO Series (3): The Different Project Management Office Types


A PMO has various functions and purposes: It’s responsible for establishing and maintaining standardized processes, methods and policies in the organization and to make sure that projects align with the organizational business strategy.

2017 130

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 15, The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, 2010. December 2010. Project Decision Analysis Process,” Lev Virine, Intaver Institute, January 2014.

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Both KPMG (2010) and the Standish Group (2012) identified the absence of a project sponsor as the principal reason for project failure. The plan should also outline processes for addressing urgent situations or decisions. Think back to your most recent successful project.

2017 208

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

Both KPMG (2010) and the Standish Group (2012) identified the absence of a project sponsor as the principal reason for project failure. The plan should also outline processes for addressing urgent situations or decisions. Think back to your most recent successful project.

2017 201

4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

According to an April 2010 survey (I know, it's been awhile) that I conducted of project managers and PM-related staff, the answer is no. Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well.

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Misconceptions of Risk , Terje Aven, John Wiley & Sons, 2010. Integrated Cost and Schedule Control in Project Management, 2nd Edition , Ursula Kuehn, Management Concepts, 2010.

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