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

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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.

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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

People deliver projects; not processes

Ron Rosenhead

Now I know from discussions with groups that projects rarely fail to deliver for ‘process’ reasons – not completing a template fully or missing out a step in the project management life cycle. People deliver projects not processes.

Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

Over the years Arras People has been dissecting and writing about the project management recruitment process on the Camel Blog, providing advice, hints and tips on how any project management jobseeker can improve their job hunting tactics. Application Process. Short listing Process.

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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Girl's Guide to PM

Statistical PERT is a five-step process (but a SPERT template makes it only three steps). Software review: Simplestimate [2016] Find out more about how to make estimating simple with this software review of Simplestimate. I love things that make my job easier.

Online Training: BrainBOK Review

Girl's Guide to PM

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 381

The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

According to a 2016 study by Accenture Technology Vision, 86% of executives expect an acceleration of tech developments in their sector within the next three years. The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology.

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What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

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 This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*.

2016 420

12 Project Management Related Tools to Consider for 2016?

Brad Egeland

In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2016 project management needs. dapulse focuses on process. Comindware Process puts a sharper focus on people and processes needed to successfully execute projects.

2016 111

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. I ran a subscriber-only webinar recently about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment.

2016 323

The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Tera Simon spoke about this at the Digital Project Management Summit 2016. Having a process map for a complex project is crucial,” she said. “It Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming.

2016 425

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

With big data processing capabilities, your software could sift through the estimates and actuals, and then flag the three team members with the worst record for getting their estimates right so that you can appropriately challenge them.

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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

How to Integrate Your Existing Process Into Dynamic Project Management


It gets tricky: Even when you find what appears to be the perfect product match, teams get stuck in the process of moving from what they know, to something new. What does it look like to manage projects in a new tool, with a new process?

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No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: communications , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Project scheduling , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis , Valuable projects. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

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 407

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Natalie Warnert

Girl's Guide to PM

You hosted a #WomenInAgile session just before Agile 2016. They also ensure the team understands the principles and ceremonies of Scrum – they’re really the expert that enables and facilitates the Scrum process.

2016 334

5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider for 2016 and Beyond?

Brad Egeland

Varonis specializes in unstructured data -- file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. My background is primarily information technology and project management.

2016 148

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Define how you will identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the project processes and activities. Change Management Plan – describe the process for managing changes in the project. The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan?

2016 285

How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

Scope changes may not be processed through the change control process. Traceability structure may not be developed resulting in requirements not being managed through the design, development, and testing processes.

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3 Ways to Cope When Your Project Goes Off The Rails

Girl's Guide to PM

Work With The Process. When a project starts to go wrong you need to spend your time on sorting it out, so your processes need to support you in that. You won’t have time to design a process for dealing with issues in the middle of an issue, so plan in advance.

2016 426

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 346

Why Clear Communication is Vital to Successful Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

A formalised and well-organized communication plan (get a free comms plan template here ) will help this process along as well, and it help you prepare for the unexpected. Today I’m sharing an infographic from Brandeis University.

2016 401

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 385

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.

2016 304

Understanding Agile

Girl's Guide to PM

The scrum master manages this process; they oversee communication, solve problems that may arise and ensure each sprint doesn’t take on any additional, unforeseen objectives. This is a guest article by Isidora Roskic.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

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. These show the tasks and what stage they are in the process of getting done.


Binfire Wins 2016 Project Management Awards From FinancesOnline


Managing projects is a difficult, and often boring process, which makes it difficult for developers to cherry pick a blockbuster, or balance between simplicity and functionality, if you prefer to put it that way.

2016 113

Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

The programme cannot succeed without the technical solution, but the business transformation (process, organisational design, etc.) It’s back in London next month – Project Challenge – the seminar and exhibition show at London’s Olympia.

2016 291

You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

Operational managers assimilate people, processes, technologies, and external resources, which are interdependent, one with another. Each process produces outputs that can be used as inputs for other processes. Performed in this Process Group. Initiating process group.

2016 305

What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Agile processes harness change for the customer’s competitive advantage. Agile processes promote sustainable development. What does Agile mean?

2016 299

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

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are presenting new process changes that must be adopted by others, you might give a story about the challenges currently faced and how you approached the process development to get the right inputs for the changes. Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy.

2016 406

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Sarah Coleman

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Sarah is coauthor of Project Leadership *, a book about…leading projects!

2016 293

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 284

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

So, you need a rigorous process for monitoring what happens, and taking control of the situation. When we learn to reflect, we learn the process of growing wisdom.

2016 317

The Social Project Manager’s Toolkit

The Lazy Project Manager

When: Thursday December 1 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. What: A Social event exploring everything you need to know to collaborate effectively as a project team.

2016 338

12 Questions for Gaining Control of Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines Control Risks as “The process of implementing risk response plans, tracking identified risks, monitoring residual risks, identifying new risks, and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project.”

5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes


The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Here are four examples of how lean manufacturing principles and project management approaches intersect, and make your process faster and better: 1. With Agile, you can incorporate continuous feedback into each chunk of work, or sprint, so that you continually improve the process as you go along.

Conducting Project Management Interviews

Arras People

The core answer would mention establishing and building key relationships and familiarisation with methodology, tools and processes. A great question to gain an insight into the candidate’s decision-making process.

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