Changing Technology, Process or organizations – Mistakes to Avoid in Change Management

Fear No Project PM

I recently had the pleasure of participating in an article on Process Change. Kathleen Irwin had been tasked with putting together the article to uncover tips on Costly mistakes that organizations should avoid when attempting to change technology, process(workflow) or team structure. You can read the entire article over at Software Advice’s site – Process […].

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COTS – Commercial off the Shelf Lifecycle Model

Jez Lister

This article is one of a series covering COTS – Commercials off the Shelf Lifecycle model methodology, also know as package software. I wanted to share my experience with others who are about to embark on the process of COTS identification, selection, procurement and implementation.

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Lessons Learned from Project Failure at Denver International Airport: Why Checking Bags is Still a Pain

Wrike

In an article dissecting the problems with Denver International Airport’s baggage system project plan , Webster & Associates LLC, an IT consulting company, said that this was one of the biggest project flaws.

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Why You Should Use Neuroscience to Master Change Management

Wrike

With so many books and articles on people and change management, it’s easy to get confused. In times of change, our brains need to know that an outcome (and the process for reaching that outcome) will be fair. How to boost: Focus on transparency with the process and the results.

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20 #ProjectManagement Gurus to Follow on Twitter

Wrike

Why you should follow: Follow Luis for a friendly resource on interesting articles, interviews with thought leaders, and a mix of hard and soft PM skills to master. Twitter is a fantastic resource for keeping up with the latest trends and connecting with leading figures in project management.

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How to Fix Broken Workflows With Project Management Software

Function Point

Understand Your Process. Often, what emerges is a patchwork of ad-hoc processes with no defined standard. Once you’ve figured out what the current process looks like, dig deeper: What confuses people? Once you’ve nailed down your new process, make a specific person accountable for each step. Function Point offers a project management software that streamlines your workflow processes for optimal results.

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Function Point Increases Productivity in Ad Agency Workplace

Function Point

Most companies today fail to tie strategic targets, and more important, accountability into the video production process,” he writes. That’s why a great agency communication process can separate you from the herd. This article was contributed by former Function Point team member, Amanda Truscott. If your ad agency produces video, you can probably already feel the bandwagon rattling as crowds pile onto it.

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Function Point Increases Productivity in Ad Agency Workplace

Function Point

Most companies today fail to tie strategic targets, and more important, accountability into the video production process,” he writes. That’s why a great agency communication process can separate you from the herd. This article was contributed by former Function Point team member, Amanda Truscott. If your ad agency produces video, you can probably already feel the bandwagon rattling as crowds pile onto it.

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What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Jez Lister

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process that results in a website appearing higher up the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) on sites such as Google, Yahoo etc. Tools exist to assist with this process. Once again, tools exist to assist with this process. Introduction.

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8 Attitudes Guaranteed to Sink Your Agile Projects

Wrike

There’s a glut of articles and advice about Agile floating around online. If your team is pushing itself to create truly great, innovative stuff, failure is a valued part of the process. Adoption patterns, education plans, and implementation methodologies abound.

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Automations to Increase Project Management Productivity

Wrike

In this article, we’ll look at a few zaps that agencies or consultants can use to save time when managing client projects. You can even expand the process further by creating new tasks in your client’s Communication folder whenever your client sends a Twitter update.

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Scrum Team has stabilized- what next?

Stepping Into Project Management

Most transformations start with the basic idea of either getting teams to start working in Agile or streamlining their existence process. For more info read Jeff Sutherlands article here.

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PMP Certification? Use this List of Helpful PMBOK Guide Resources

Wrike

” The definition of what PMBOK means, directly from the 1st (1996) Edition of the PMBOK Guide , is as follows: “ all those topics, subject areas and intellectual process which are involved in the application of sound management principles to… projects.”

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10 (understated) Lessons from TPS!

Sudipta Lahiri

This article puts into perspective some of these learnings from TPS and what it means for us in the industry. As we get better, we focus on existing wastes (the 3MUs) and supplement them with Visual Management methods to improve our process.

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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. Will Kintish: Pearson, 2014. . Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no.

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Get Your Projects Fit with The Lazy Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This interview was first published in 2014. The new book is a look at the reason, the value, the process and the opportunities to assess the ‘health’ of your projects in order to sleep easier at night, safe in the knowledge of inevitable project success (and I am using the word ‘inevitable’ with the common meaning of ‘more likely than before’ you understand). Project processes. Books This article contains affiliate links I am not fit.

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The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

In that spirit, it’s time for me to write my final article of the year. I’m going to revisit the most popular articles of the year. All of these articles attracted over 2,000 readers this calendar year. Well, read the article to find out more!

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Kyle: John joined Barbecana as CLO in 2014, and assumed the role of President, and CEO in 2019. As with any statistical process, the more information you have, the more reliable the results will become into the future.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

MPUG

Jim Spiller: Then, a few years ago in 2014, we took those two tools, which were always separate tools for the first 20 years or so, that would be a Schedule Pro to do work breakdown PERT Chart Expert to do network charts and we combined those into one tool called WBS Schedule Pro. Articles

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Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects

MPUG

Most projects have a risk matrix that was drafted up early the planning process (and then filed away somewhere for safekeeping), but research shows that risk rankings formulated by managers are often arbitrary and produce errors.1 56-66, 2014, doi:10.2118/166269-PA. Wheels up!

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations

MPUG

There’s lots of articles on this in the MPUG site and for that matter offsite, I’ve written some. Robin Nicholas has a really fine article on leveling if you care to look at it. It isn’t heaven and earth, and your reputation will be better off in the process.

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The true value of change

The Lazy Project Manager

And then select or identify the Cost/Impact ratio and the growth Value Add ratio – these really should be part of your business case approval process by the way. Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development.

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Why PMOs Fail: 5 Shocking PMO Statistics

Keyedin

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

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Availability is Not a Skill Set! 5 Tips for Resource Allocation

Girl's Guide to PM

However, if you have a choice of resource, let location play a part in the decision-making process. A version of this article first appeared on the 2080 Strategy Execution blog way back in 2014! “Who is free to work on this task?”.

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Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

Tailwind Project Solutions was formed in 2014 to provide a bespoke approach to project leadership development.

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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]. 2014). By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

Webinar Recap – Visual Awesomeness: Enhance Your Project Online Power BI Reports with Custom Visuals

MPUG

So we have been nominated, Partner of the Year, in the year 2014. So for example, if I am interested in seeing how projects that are being managed by, for example, Cindy Process, I will be able to click here on her name and this would fire the visual to keep the interactions with all the other visuals I have in my report. Articles

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Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Small organizations can change direction quickly because they have fewer people or processes to change. Think of a thousand people all moving toward a common goal—and their organizational structures and processes to get there. This article first appeared on projectmanagement.com Here ].

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Benchmarking Effort Estimation Models Using Archetypal Analysis,” Nikolaos Mittas, Vagia Karpenisi, and Lefteris Angelis, ACM PROMIS ’14, September 17, 2014. Alexander, “Estimation of the New Agile XP Process Model for Medium-Scale Projects Using Industrial Case Studies,” M. 400, 2014.

A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here are my collected works, presentations, briefings, journal papers, articles, white papers, and essays, used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've developed and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems domain. Managment Processes.

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3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

Run communication through a central individual, have a consistent face to show the customer and a consistent process for delivery to that client. However, that number has been rising significantly and PM Solutions reported that by 2014, the percentage of companies with PMOs had grown to 80%.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

We've compiled all the latest data in this article. As we wrote earlier, creating a project management office (PMO) can drastically improve productivity and bring greater clarity to your PM processes. Investing in proven PM processes and methodologies pays off.

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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.

Webinar Recap: They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

MPUG

So we move kind of, basically through the process of looking at one of the tools that are available. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s They Finally Did It!

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Taxonomy of Threats for Complex Risk Management,” Centre for Risk Studies, Research Programme of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, June 2014. “A Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999.

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6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

For example, a 2016 Forbes article highlights that senior management is far more open to change than “frontline professionals” (otherwise known as “the majority of the office”). Any disruption to that process will necessarily affect the latter because the workflow has changed.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

A Taxonomy of Threats for Complex Risk Management,” Centre for Risk Studies, Research Programme of the Cambridge Centre for Risk Studies, University of Cambridge, Judge Business School, June 2014. “A 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. Armour, Communications of the ACM , January 2014, Vol.

Scrum and Kanban Revisited

Digite

As the article bemoans, this has been going on since 2012. We decided to initiate a short campaign from outside to bridge this discussion from our side and as the first step in that, I am honored to publish the article ‘Scrum and Kanban revisited’ by Mike Burrows, originally published on Mike’s blog – AgendaShift. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two. Introduction.

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19 Genius Ways to Become More Creative Today

Planio

In this guide, we’re going to dispel those myths, run you through the exact process that helps promote creative thought, and then cover 21 specific strategies to help you and your team be more creative, innovative, and imaginative on a daily basis. Putting the creative process to work.

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