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. Shearouse: Amacom, 2011. Chris Baréz-Brown: Penguin, 2011.

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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]. 2011]. 2011).

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

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. Therefore, in this feature article, we’ll explore what ITSM and ITIL are. ITIL 2011 Edition.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management Processes: Improving Coordination using a Clustering Approach,” Research in Engineering Design, Springer, 2011, pp. Editors, Springer, 2011. Related articles. Uncertainty is the consequence of all complex systems. It is the lack of needed knowledge of the state of the system in the present or in the future that creates risk. [1], 1], [2] Adaptability, flexibility, and other systems “?illities”

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind. I first wrote this article for ProjectManagement.com here ].

2018 103

5 Tools and Tactics To Manage Projects With Your Outsourcing Partner

Girl's Guide to PM

Templates can help because they simplify the job and the process for involving the outsourcing partner in the project work. I’d like to thank Global Response for sponsoring this article. Women manage the cheap, small projects: new research on International Women’s Day 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day. This article shares loads of tips for staying on. Starting a business is no easy feat – I know, I’ve done it.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management Processes: Improving Coordination using a Clustering Approach,” Research in Engineering Design, Springer, 2011, pp. Editors, Springer, 2011. Related articles. Uncertainty is the consequence of all complex systems. It is the lack of needed knowledge of the state of the system in the present or in the future that creates risk. [1], 1], [2] Adaptability, flexibility, and other systems “?illities”

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How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Grace Windsor from BrightWork. Change request process. Establishing a single source of truth with all relevant project documents, processes, and tasks will make it even easier for the team to deliver as expected. When meeting with stakeholders, review all documents and processes; re-confirm scope and timelines; agree on reporting formats, and clarify any other issues.

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Treat Cause Not The Symptom

Herding Cats

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 ? Center for Strategic and International Studies, April 2011. Related articles.

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Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The program management processes should seek to reduce uncertainty in the variable of the project. If there is no process in place to reduce these variables, the probability of project success is reduced. 1, January 2011. "A Related articles.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

Estimating Software-Intensive Systems: Projects, Products, and Processes , Richard Stutzke, Addison-Wesley, 2005. Forecasting and Simulating Software Development Projects: Effective Modeling of Kanban & Scrum Projects using Monte-Carlo Simulation , Troy Magennis, Focused Objectives, 2011. Related articles. Herding Cats: The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

So start here to build your academic foundation, that can be put to work to build a foundation of validated experience of making estimates in the presence of uncertainty and protect yourself from fallacious claims that estimates are a waste, not needed, and produce bad resulting in the decision making process for those paying you to produce value. Nobel Approaches & Practical Applications, AIT 2011. 9, January 2011. 3, July 2011. 2, May 2011. 1376 (2011). “A

Remote Work guide

Binfire

Binfire , after all, has been a remote work environment since we started in 2011. For your organization to be effective when people work from home, you need to have a set of processes and rules to lay the groundwork on how people work and collaborate. Having process and rules is good, but it is not worth the paper it is written on (if you still use physical papers) if they are not enforced! For additional resource check the HB article about remote work here.

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Where Did All the Project Managers Go?

Leading Answers

“ Software is eating the world ” claimed venture capitalist, Marc Andreessen in his 2011, New York Times article. The goals (satisfied stakeholders and value delivery) will remain the same but the tools, titles and processes employed will be vastly different. Yet the scientific project management that grew out of the industrialization of process is largely left behind. I first wrote this article for ProjectManagement.com here ].

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

5, September/October 2011. Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 1, 2011. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

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. 2011). 04 - July/August (2011 vol. 2011). “A

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

5, September/October 2011. Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. 1, 2011. Lessons Learned from Real World Application of the Bow-Tie Method,” Steve Lewis and Kris Smith, 6 th Global Congress on Process Safety , American Institute of Chemical Engineers, March 22?24, Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. Alternatively to the previous: I believe The IT Skeptic had an article about having two boards – one focused on the stakeholder epics, the other on the actual short-term tasks. Starting in 2007 when we moved from being a waterfall shop to 2011 when we adopted Kanban, we have ourselves mastered a number of challenges that the question above presents. Is this you?

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A guide to Remote Work in 2020

Binfire

Binfire , after all, has been a remote working environment since we started in 2011. Managing remote workers is not hard as long as you have set a good remote working process in place. . For your organization to be effective when people work from home, you need to have a set of processes and rules to lay the groundwork on how people work and collaborate. For additional resources check the HB article about remote work here.

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Project Crisis… Are you Ready?

Online PM Courses

systems and processes. Solid processes that limit the scope for human error. Processes that Create Good Situational Awareness. As a project manager, your responsibilities include creating processes that help you to. Marshall Cavendish, 2011) ( US | UK ). Formal monitoring processes appeal well to your rational, deliberate thinking processes. And that makes the whole process worth it.

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Success in Disruptive Times: PMI’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

For me this is about having a repeatable process and strong governance that covers every step of the chain from understanding what drives value in your organization, to identifying the initiatives that will increase value, to successfully implementing those initiatives.

2018 107

PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

And the declaration is I am challenging all of the project management organisations and publications around the world (you may have seen a series of articles from 2015 at the same time as the PMI EMEA Congress in London and this year I am back again just before the PMI EMEA Congress in Barcelona but that is because it is at this time of the year I reflect on what I am doing, and look at the project community around me – and so, to be very clear I am not just attacking PMI ).

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability. This uncertainty is introduced by a probabilistic event, rather than a naturally occurring process. 2011. “ November 2011. Related articles.

Trello vs Asana vs Toggl Plan: What’s the Best Project Management Tool (2020)

Teamweek

That’s what we’ll do in this article. Trello started in 2011 as a tool for software development teams. Kanban was first introduced by Toyota to improve its manufacturing processes. Toggl Plan (previously Teamweek) started in 2011 as an in-house project for Toggl — a time tracking tool. But fewer features does not mean that Toggl Plan forces you into using a specific project management process.

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Little's Law - Use, Misuse, and Sometimes Simply Wrong Ideas

Herding Cats

The sequence of the work processing can be any order: First in First out, Last in First out, or any other or even a random sequence in your workflow. What is the process? . What are the steps in the process? But what if we're trying to decide what throughput is needed for some process in the future. That is we're planning for the future performance of the system to produce the outcomes of the software development processes NEEDED to meeet a business goal.

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Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

Let's start with that dreaded waterfall development process. In the waterfall accounting process there are three phases in software development: Preliminary project stage or evaluation phase , which establishes the technical feasibility of the project. So Now What About Agile Development Processes. This means that there is no clear process milestone for technological feasibility, which therefore requires a different approach to identify the start of capitalization.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. earned an average of 16% more (approximately $14,500 ) than their non-credentialed peers in 2011. [6]. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. Implement/enhance PPM processes – 53%.

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53 Best Project Management Software Solutions for Your Team

Workzone

It helps your team build the foundation, processes, and discipline needed to drive project management success. Proofhub is an all-in-one project planning software that was launched in 2011. . Check out our top Basecamp alternatives article. There are multiple project views and options for managing projects, so if your team doesn’t already have clear processes and workflows in place, they may struggle with figuring out how to best set up and use the tool.

Project Sponsors are from Venus

The Lazy Project Manager

The book and its central metaphor have become a part of popular culture and so I found myself, as I thought about my ongoing (since 2011) Campaign for Real Project Sponsors, that maybe we could think of project managers and project sponsors in similar terms.