The 7 best project management mobile apps of 2015

Moira Alexander

With workforces becoming increasingly mobile, project managers also require access to powerful project management mobile apps to streamline and simplify PM processes. Project management anytime, anywhere Project managers continue to advance as invaluable resources to businesses of all sizes.

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What did the Project Managers ever do for us?

The Lazy Project Manager

And that is the number one answer to ‘What has project management done for us? ’ – Project management has developed a skill and a process and a capability, combined with a level of experience and ingenuity to make that de-risking investment ‘a relatively small number of days’.

2015 281

The 11 Best Project Management Online Courses

Azendoo

You’ll get an introduction to the most important tools, as well as being taught the process of the systems development life cycle, in order to help you identify the sorts of problems that may arise and create relevant solutions at each stage of a project's life.

2015 208

Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015

Wrike

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%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%. 18% use word processing documents. PPM process implementation & management – 61%.

2015 61

How good are you at starting off your project?

Ron Rosenhead

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

Trends in IT Project Management for 2015

Wrike

Complex projects may also mean an entire team of project managers leading a project, instead of a single manager overseeing the process. The post Trends in IT Project Management for 2015 appeared first on Blog Wrike.

2015 54

6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

Here are six projects any business can implement in 2016 to help ensure the people, processes and technologies are working together effectively to create better opportunities or avoid missed ones. As 2016 begins, now is the time for businesses (regardless of industry, size, product or service offering, or location) to take stock of all resources and initiatives, and plan strategy-centric projects to implement in the New Year.

2015 159

What does it take to up-skill our project managers?

Susanne Madsen

Mastering project management processes is necessary but insufficient when it comes to delivering successful projects. ​I was recently asked how a company can up-skill their project managers so that that they can take on more responsibility and deliver better projects.

2015 98

Your Projects Will Likely Fail Because of This One Thing.

Azendoo

mistakes will happen, which is why it is always important to incorporate a process that forces you to doublecheck and edit every task you've assigned or email you've written. Bad communication. Chances are, it's you.

2015 167

How to pick a project management methodology

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma was originally developed by Motorola to eliminate waste and improve processes and profits. Think of project management (PM) methodologies as blueprints, step-by-step instructions that guide your team on how to build a successful project. With so many different – and in some cases, overlapping – approaches to managing the complexities of any given program, how can you know which one is right for your project, team or organization?

2015 159

Why your business strategies must constantly change

Moira Alexander

Policies and processes. In today’s business environment, knowing how to successfully navigate these changes and develop appropriate and effective processes to properly manage such change is a must. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao Lao Tzu In the business world, change is all around us, almost every minute of the day. It can come in the form of: Stakeholder expectations. Human resources. The environment (Internal or external). Management.

2015 145

Tools

Zen Project Management

The Manifesto for Agile Software Development says it should be “Individuals and Interactions over Process and Tools” so ask yourself if the tool you are considering is going to help you or could it just be another distraction? When I was young, I had a riding lawn mower.

2015 130

Introducing Clarizen Panels

Clarizen

2015 90

How to avoid chasing people to get work done

Susanne Madsen

Involve people in the planning process You can also build trust and strengthen commitment to the project’s goals by involving people in the planning process. When you agree these parameters up front you make people feel part of the process and you strengthen buy-in to the project.

2015 98

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

By now Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is for me mostly a buzzword. While I’m a huge fan of the idea since I learned it from Lean Startup , these days I feel like one can label anything an MVP. Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product.

2015 62

Managing BPI Projects

Gina Abudi PM

Managing Stakeholders Expectations around Change Managing business process improvement (BPI) projects are challenging enough. Project Management BPI projects business process improvement managing stakeholders project leadership project stakeholdersAdd to that the need to manage stakeholders’ expectations around change as it relates to the BPI project and your challenges have doubled!

2015 62

Simple Guide to Business Process Mapping – a Valuable Skill All Project Managers Need

Project Bliss

If you’ve been asked to complete a business process map it may feel overwhelming. And k nowing how to create business process maps is useful in many situations. Once I learned how to create business process maps I used them a lot. What is a Business Process Map?

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. So what are the impacts of over-processing on the project manager’s part?

Agile Project Management vs. Process-oriented: Why Not Both? (Video)

Wrike

Agile project management is all about breaking free of rigid, step-by-step processes and shaking off that old “How We Do Things Here” so you can embrace creativity and ingenuity. Throw those dusty, outdated process manuals out the window!

2015 45

Find Creative Project Management Software To Fit Your Agency

Function Point

To ease the process, here are 5 fundamental elements of what to look for in an all-in-one creative project management software : 1. Here’s the thing: we’ve worked with a lot of creative agencies. That is what we do, after all.

2015 52

Find Creative Project Management Software To Fit Your Agency

Function Point

To ease the process, here are 5 fundamental elements of what to look for in an all-in-one creative project management software : 1. Here’s the thing: we’ve worked with a lot of creative agencies. That is what we do, after all.

2015 52

Dealing with Change Requests and Issue Management

Clarizen

It is important to have an evaluation process in place for the change requests that come in. Without a defined change process or issues log you risk these project needs getting lost in the shuffle and not handled on time or sometimes not at all. Issues can come in a variety of styles including technical, resource related, process roadblocks or changes to the project scope. Using a SaaS PM Solution to Streamline Change and Issue Processes.

2015 60

Peanut Butter, Jelly and Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

We are looking at how to streamline process, reduce bureaucracy, and remove jams — PB&J!,” One way to do this is to think carefully when you design such a process.

2015 195

The System Shall.

Zen Project Management

Agile isn’t just about following a different process. I’m currently working with a client that is adopting agile, which really means there are people around that have done agile, but it’s not widespread nor is anyone on my particular project experienced with agile. As is common in these situations, I’ve gone through at different points to try to help them develop their agile mindset.

2015 100

The Value of Engaging Stakeholders

Gina Abudi PM

Last year, three particular projects in which I was involved with clients was focused on managing the change management and communication process for large technology projects the clients were undertaking within the organization. I’d like to focus this article on one of those projects where the client did not quite recognize the need for change [.]. The post The Value of Engaging Stakeholders appeared first on Gina Abudi.

2015 69

fp. Project Management Software Boosts Top Draw’s Growth

Function Point

There was also room for error in the process, since staff had to transfer data from one platform to another. Once the company’s reporting processes were made easier and faster by using Function Point, the Top Draw team reviewed project health more frequently.

2015 52

fp. Project Management Software Boosts Top Draw’s Growth

Function Point

There was also room for error in the process, since staff had to transfer data from one platform to another. Once the company’s reporting processes were made easier and faster by using Function Point, the Top Draw team reviewed project health more frequently.

2015 52

3 Ways Your Creative Agency Retainers Could Be Better

Function Point

Secondly, retainers can make your billing processes easier, if you keep them simple. Retainer agreements foster positive ongoing relationships between agency and client, and more agencies are entering into these arrangements than ever before.

2015 52

3 Ways Your Creative Agency Retainers Could Be Better

Function Point

Secondly, retainers can make your billing processes easier, if you keep them simple. Retainer agreements foster positive ongoing relationships between agency and client, and more agencies are entering into these arrangements than ever before.

2015 52

Top 10 Project Management Software and Tools

TrustRadius Project Management

Determine which features are most important for your use case —based on the type of projects you’ll be managing, your team’s process, company size and your own work style/preferences—and then select a project management tool that can provide you with the capabilities you need.

2015 62

Top 10 Project Management Software and Tools

TrustRadius Project Management

Determine which features are most important for your use case —based on the type of projects you’ll be managing, your team’s process, company size and your own work style/preferences—and then select a project management tool that can provide you with the capabilities you need.

2015 62

Own Your Agency Resolutions With Project Management Software

Function Point

To see your agency get fit in 2015, you may need a bit of motivational support. By simplifying your business processes and consolidating areas of your workflow that were previously managed using lots of different tools, you can make your creative agency more lean and agile.

2015 52

Own Your Agency Resolutions With Project Management Software

Function Point

To see your agency get fit in 2015, you may need a bit of motivational support. By simplifying your business processes and consolidating areas of your workflow that were previously managed using lots of different tools, you can make your creative agency more lean and agile.

2015 52

Solid State Pros | Advertising Agency Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

We also have an in-house incubator and startup accelerator, with our own proprietary process and productized tool. We love each and every one of our clients and what makes them unique.

2015 52

Solid State Pros | Advertising Agency Software Spotlight 1

Function Point

We also have an in-house incubator and startup accelerator, with our own proprietary process and productized tool. We love each and every one of our clients and what makes them unique.

2015 52

Interview with Lori Bush Shepard, VP of Corporate Marketing at Clarizen

TrustRadius Project Management

As Gartner stated at a recent conference, gone are the days of a very linear planning process, where businesses could spend most of their time building a plan and 10% on execution. These may or may not be connected with bigger processes, projects and corporate initiatives.

2015 62

9 Project Management Lessons Learned from the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

Wrike

In spite of the time crunch, the NASA team put a great deal of thought into the planning process, viewing it as an opportunity to cut as much risk as possible. They made recording and learning from their errors a central part of their process, from the very top of the organization down.

2015 65

23 Project Management Books for All Experience Levels

Wrike

Follow the roadmap Kerth outlines to identify what went well and what you can improve to make your processes and teams even stronger. . In addition to providing an Agile roadmap, this book will teach you how to free your projects from heavy processes that slow you down and ransack your budget.

2015 58

How FP’s Agency Management Software Training is Unique

Function Point

Deploying project management software is a more complex process than simply installing the software and pressing go. With our training program, you’ll learn how to use the software for success , but you’ll also get to review and streamline your business practices with our industry experts. With Function Point’s signature training program, we’ve got your back. And your front, and side. We’ve got you covered from all angles.

2015 40

How FP’s Agency Management Software Training is Unique

Function Point

Deploying project management software is a more complex process than simply installing the software and pressing go. With our training program, you’ll learn how to use the software for success , but you’ll also get to review and streamline your business practices with our industry experts. With Function Point’s signature training program, we’ve got your back. And your front, and side. We’ve got you covered from all angles.

2015 40