Software Review: Vizzlo [2016]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is how the software review process normally goes for me. Vizzlo has over 75 template graphics for you to choose from, covering everything from Venn diagrams to milestone charts, timelines and process diagrams. Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7

2016 327

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

2016 405

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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?

2016 156

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. Digitalization and Collaboration. The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing.

2016 392

Online Training: BrainBOK Review

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? It shows you the complete set of 47 processes and the ITTOs that go with them. Click a process and you’ll get the description and details of that process.

2016 371

What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*. And, of course, your relationship with your client is key to starting the process of defining your project’s goals. Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7

2016 418

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. This article contains affiliate links.

2016 312

12 Project Management Related Tools to Consider for 2016?

Brad Egeland

That's what drove me to start this series of articles that will hopefully shed some new light on the vast array of PM tools that can solve the many needs and challenges that project managers and their teams face. dapulse focuses on process. I've been a project manager for a long time.

2016 111

The 5-Step Expert Guide To Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

Do they already work really well together, or should this purchase also be an opportunity to shake up your processes? OK, you can’t involve every user in the selection process but you do need to take users into account. That’s a whole different process – one for another day!

2016 303

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Erica Pepitone

Girl's Guide to PM

It is easy to get comfortable after being with the same group and get used to the same processes, templates, and order of operations. The most beautiful processes and best templates are worthless if they aren’t working for the team.

2016 401

Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic. Scrum is one of several Agile frameworks (and the one that we’re focusing on in this article) that uses precise roles, meetings, and events to deliver the final product in a specific time frame.

2016 309

The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Another tool for analysis is a context diagram that visually depicts a product such as a building, process, or software application and how actors (individuals, groups, or other systems) interact with it. We can see the things that flow in and out of the process and who receives the outputs.

2016 343

Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve learned a lot during the research for this article! The Scrum Master is the person whose role is similar to that of project manager: someone who leads and manages the Scrum process. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes.

2016 311

Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. I will often not specifically ‘engage’ senior steering group members because they have already heard the information from me through our governance processes.

2016 376

4 Real-Life Tips For Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

This is what happened to Dara Ingoldsby from Prophix, a firm that develops software to automate financial and operational processes. The Processes: Getting Everyone Doing The Same Thing. This article was sponsored by Accelo.

2016 304

The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

A news screen at the gym informed me that there are less than 30 hours left to go in 2016! 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. Well, read the article to find out more!

2016 43

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sarah Coleman

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links at no cost to you. This year sees me interviewing 10 amazing women in project management to celebrate blogging for 10 years. Today it’s the turn of Sarah Coleman, who has been inspirational in her work in leadership.

2016 293

What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

Next up I will be taking a more detailed look at the PRINCE2 Agile and Agile PM project management approaches over the next two articles followed by an overview of the two most popular Agile development approaches, SCRUM and Kanban. Agile processes promote sustainable development.

2016 295

How To Present To The C-Suite (And Everyone Else)

Girl's Guide to PM

She might not have been blogging about project management for long, but she has made quite an impact with her personable and helpful articles. Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy.

2016 398

12 Questions for Gaining Control of Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

In my last article, we looked at What Everybody Should Know About Controlling Risks. Are you a project manager who focuses on gaining control of your project risks? Some project managers start their projects with a strong focus on risk management.

How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Validating the scope is the process of formally accepting the project deliverables. All changes should be processed through a change control process , thus minimizing scope creep. This article is part of the PMP Exam Series. Click here to see the previous articles.

2016 316

How to choose the right project management methodology

Moira Alexander

These methodologies are repeatable, effective and efficient processes that help organizations streamline project activities. Keep in mind, this process itself may require reassessment and modifications as business factors change. The assessment process.

2016 278

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. In this article I’ll give you everything you need to know about producing a RACI chart for your project. Another use for it is for process mapping.

2016 311

Thanking the GirlsGuideToPM Community (That’s You)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve taken down obsolete articles. For now, 2016 is coming to a close. There have been over 100 articles published this year, but not all of them written by me. Chris Hammond, The Battle Between Process and Progress.

2016 331

What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities. Change management, similar to project management, involves people, processes, and tools to effectively help organizations manage all the changes that occur, whether as a result of project initiatives, or other factors that might impact the business. The change management processes can vary, despite goals.

2016 217

A Beginner’s Guide To Backup For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Mauricio Prinzlau. Even where the organization does not have a standard process step for backup, it is incumbent upon you as a project manager to ensure that all data related to your project is being backed up at regular intervals.

2016 293

Resource and Time Management

Arras People

In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project, we take a look at the bottom up – the time sheet. Process automation involves time tracking. The process should be clear and known to all, ie.

2016 270

Getting Moving with Agile Projects

Arras People

In the year 2016 it also includes understanding Agile – as I found out at a recent project management event being run by Hemsley Fraser in London.

2016 207

How To Help Teams Make Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process.

2016 304

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. This article shares loads of tips for staying on.

2016 281

How to choose the right project management tools

Moira Alexander

Workflows/ existing processes will impact, and be impacted, by the tools selected. How data flows from one area of the business to other areas is an important consideration to avoid process breakdowns. Existing process and technology capabilities, including legacy systems may impact future technologies and how good data is passed. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

2016 210

Run relevant retrospectives!

Kiron Bondale

In my recent article I had written about the benefits of classifying the outputs of retrospectives or lessons learned sessions as reminders, blockers or true knowledge. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , team building.

2016 181

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

After identifying all the possible barriers to remote project management, as well as some of the possible solutions, your business should further analyze and document the readiness of your teams, processes and technologies. How adaptable are the people, processes, and technologies, especially during times of sudden change? Business process impact. Business process impact is an area impacted by a shift to remote project management.

2016 212

What’s To Like About AgilePM?

Arras People

The roles represent the Business, project Process and Technical Development required to manage and develop and deliver the project. In her next article Julia talks about the differences between AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile.

2016 249

6 strategic projects any business can implement in 2016

Moira Alexander

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. 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.

2015 158

Talent Management and the Value Proposition for Project Managers

Arras People

Continuing our series of articles on the “War on Talent” theme, the McKinsey report highlighted a second element that contributes to a Successful Talent Formula.

2016 295

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. It took me a while to get my hands on Simon Moore’s book, Strategic Project Portfolio Management *, but I’m rather glad I did.

2016 284

How I Got a Broken Leg, Thought Deep About My Career and Focused More On My Passion

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, Jerry talks about how his live changed because of an accident, how he’s not afraid to follow his dreams, and why you shouldn’t be either. The cast was removed in February 2016 and I started the rehabilitation process.

2016 287

Should I Choose PMI’s PMP?

Arras People

We were talking about PMI’s PMP certification – the article was recently published entitled Is PMP certification necessary for small businesses? Here I share some further insights that didn’t make the final article.

PMI 219

Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

Some swear by the debriefing process and others simply bypass it altogether. Let's take a look at the process, its purpose, the benefits and, yes, the drawbacks. The debriefing process is conducted once the project activities have come to a close and the project is complete.

2016 267