A methodology for rescuing troubled projects

Guerrilla Project Management

Brian Munroe, founder and CEO of MTI Learning, shares a methodology for effectively and efficiently planning and executing the entire project rescue process. Brought to you by: Project Management Telesummit: March 8-10, 2011 – Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Brian and fifteen of today’s leading and emerging voices in Project Management.

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The Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)

PM for the Masses

A Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM), also known as RACI matrix or Linear Responsibility Chart (LRC), describes the participation by various roles in completing tasks or deliverables for a project or business process. It is especially useful in clarifying roles and responsibilities in cross-functional/departmental projects and processes.

2011 28

Do Agile Project Managers Need to Be Certified?

Wrike

For example, one of the main arguments for Michael Dubakov, an author at the Edge of Chaos blog , is that there are so many factors influencing the management process that they make any certification impossible. Agile Project Management Certification.

2011 36

How to Make Project Management Best Practices Work in a Small Organization

Wrike

But they are almost always in need of more efficient processes and some organization. Injection of successful project management processes. Project management oversight of the development process. When you must inject better processes and you must turn projects around quickly, it may be your only choice. One thing I've noticed about smaller organizations, though, is that beneath that layer of enthusiasm lies a company in need.

2011 28

ROI Revolution’s Tips on Efficient Task Management

Wrike

The constant flow of new data, rescheduled deadlines and modified requirements should be quickly processed by the manager and communicated to the whole team. In today’s ever-changing business environment, a pen and a piece of paper are no longer enough for a manager’s success. Without effective tools for task management and team collaboration, a manager is left empty-handed against the information flood.

2011 28

Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

champions Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter on the game show back in 2011. In fact, it would be interesting if, let’s say IBM itself, a sophisticated global organization with a strong and mature project management process, used Watson for its own project management lessons learned repository.

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.

2018 307

A Beginner’s Guide to Scrum Ceremonies

ProjectManager.com

People report honestly on what they did, what they plan on doing and how they might be getting blocked in the process, and this is all done in front of their peers. Because scrum is part of an agile process, it is all about change, which includes getting feedback and quickly acting on it.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success - A Compendium

Herding Cats

2011 - 5 Immutable Project Success Processes (Again). 2011 - Five Immutable Principles . There was a twitter thread today where I suggested for any project in any domain, using any product development method is subject to the Five Immutable Principles of Project Success.

2011 63

The Stakeholder Management Survey Results Are In!

Girl's Guide to PM

If you need an invoice or receipt to process the cost through your company then let me know and I’ll get that actioned for you. Social Media in a Project Environment: 2011 Survey Results The 2011 Social Media in a Project Environment Survey results are now available.

2017 235

How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

It is called “Initiating successful projects” and was first published in December 2011. The report gives examples of good projects – where the initiation process has contributed to success and sadly, examples where this has not happened.

2015 199

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet).

2017 302

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet).

2017 260

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Managment Processes. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Establishing the Performance Measurement Baseline (PMB) , AACE Workshop, Denver, Colorado, April 16, 2011. Basis of Estimate Process.

2003 59

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

Henry Montgomery (Editor), Universitetsforlaget; UK Edition, November 28, 2011. 3421, Second Edition, December 2011. Project Risk Management: Process, Techniques, and Insights , 2nd Edition, Chris Chapman and Stephen Ward, John Wiley & Sons, 2003.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Uncertainty is categorized into aleatory (random) and epistemic (probabilistic) processes. The first type is due to variability, which is an intrinsic property of natural phenomena or processes. The variability cannot be reduced unless the phenomena or process is changed.

2011 39

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).

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. It consolidated the library into nine logical ‘sets’ that grouped related processes.

2018 97

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. 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” illities” are devoid of meaning in a deterministic world. [3] 3] In the non?deterministic

2005 30

How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Be clear about feedback mechanisms and processes for addressing poor performance.

2017 237

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Nobel Approaches & Practical Applications, AIT 2011. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 9, January 2011. 3, July 2011. 2, May 2011. Focused Software Process Improvement, 2015.

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. Women manage the cheap, small projects: new research on International Women’s Day 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

2016 245

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. 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” illities” are devoid of meaning in a deterministic world. [3] 3] In the non?deterministic

2005 28

Doorways: The killer of ideas and how to save them

Leantime - Project Management

In 2011, a Psychology Professor at Notre Dame concluded that doorways were to blame for the loss of thoughts. According to Gartner, “ Idea management is a structured process of generating, capturing, discussing and improving, organizing, evaluating and prioritizing valuable insight or alternative thinking that would otherwise not have emerged through normal processes.”.

How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

Girl's Guide to PM

Right now I have three projects on the go that have the overall aim of streamlining processes and getting rid of paper. Women manage the cheap, small projects: new research on International Women’s Day 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of International Women’s Day.

2016 311

Without a Root Cause Analysis, No Corrective or Preventive Action is Credible - Part 1

Herding Cats

Root Cause is the fundamental initiating cause on a causal chain leading to a failure of a process which results in a recurrence of the problem. Root Cause Analysis is a systematic documented approach to arrive at the true Root Cause of the process problem.

2014 51

Top Solutions to Project Failure – Epicflow Research Part 2

Epicflow Blog

Most organizations build structures and processes designed to prevent project failure. Merrow (Wiley, 2011), recommended by Giorgio Locatelli , an Associate Professor of Infrastructure Procurement and Management at the University of Leeds.

2019 74

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. Herding Cats: Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes.

2008 32

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

2012 54

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. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

Risk 45

PMI Are some more equal than others?

The Lazy Project Manager

So for Peter ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ Taylor to be selected as previously covered (Amsterdam 2009, Milan 2010, Washington 2010, Dallas 2011) means 1 x 3 x 3 x 3 x 3 which gives us an 81 to 1 probability, I am quite liking those odds, put me down for ten pounds, it is a reasonable gamble.

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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.

2018 134

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. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

Risk 42

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 ).

2018 94

Kanban to manage Complex/ Quick Moving Situations

Digite

In the usual Scrum process, the P.O. 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?

2018 159

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

Digite

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”. hours, Published February 2nd, 2011 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform).

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Book of the Month

Herding Cats

Program Management and Systems Engineering are two critical processes for the success of any product or project development endeavor. One of the chapters in this book covers the systematic process of program performance management needed to plan, execute, and assess progress to plan as well as the expected outcomes and expected business benefits of the program. Kinscher, a white paper in the "Lean Product Development for Practitioners" series at MIT, 2011.

Collaborating with iWorkers, eWorkers, and all the other a-zWorkers

Redbooth

Back to Google, and we find a slide presentation from 2011 that describes iWorker 1.0, Anyway, according to Ricoh businesses can “activate” iWorkers by using collaboration tools, optimizing business processes, moving to the cloud, and digitizing hard-copy documents.

2017 87

Quote of the Day - The Systems Approach

Herding Cats

More advice, principles, processes, and tools can be found at The Systems Thinker. Aspects of Complexity: Managing Projects in a Complex World , Editor in Chief: Terry Cooke-Davis, Project Management Institute, 2011.

2006 42

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. Herding Cats: The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process. The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex.