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.

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.

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.

Find the Best 2016 Project Management Software

Simplify your project management software evaluation process in one easy step

Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video]

Project Risk Coach

The post Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video] appeared first on If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Often times, the problems we encounter as project managers are not technical; they are interpersonal issues.

Large Programs Require Special Processes

Herding Cats

Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs are large - large is greater than $5B, yes Billion with a B. This Integrated Program Management Conference (IPMC) 2013 presentation addresses the issues of managing these programs in the presence of uncertanty. .

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government.

Process Improvement In the Second Grade

Herding Cats

Reflection - with this process, what do we learn? Journal papers, books, actual data collected ourselves using good data analysis techniques - not the pesky Flaw of Averages approach, but an actual data collection process?

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! His thought process and determination to achieve incredible goals like settling Mars are inspiring. 16 Podcasts To Grow Your Career In 2016.

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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study.

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.

3 Must Do Holiday Ecommerce Marketing Tips 2016

DigitalPM

But with so many outlets to choose from, it’s more important than ever that your website is holiday-ready because we know online shoppers don’t have the desire – or time – to stumble through a winding checkout process or be subjected to a sub-par user experience.

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13 Statistics On The State of Work In 2016: Meetings, Productivity & Conflict

Project Management Hacks

What’s happening in the world of work in 2016? Use meetings to discuss resolutions and next steps in the project, not rehash tasks or processes that are already known or completed. To answer that question, I reviewed the U.S. State of Enterprise Work Report from Workfront.

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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.

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.

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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.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

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.

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How to Integrate Your Existing Process Into Dynamic Project Management

LiquidPlanner

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?

Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

To increase the probability of project success, many things have to happen at the same time. Here's are Five principles and practices that can increase that probability of success. Principles and Practices of Performance-Based Project Management® from Glen Alleman. Related articles. Managing in Presence of Uncertainty. Applying the Right Ideas to the Wrong Problem. Good Project and Bad Project.

Binfire Wins 2016 Project Management Awards From FinancesOnline

Binfire

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.

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Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process

Green Project Management

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article, ‘Fair Process – Managing in the Knowledge Economy’, during my MBA programme that reminded me of some foolish team and team lead mistakes I made a few years ago. The post Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Run relevant retrospectives!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , team building. Agile Project Management Process compliance stupidity agile project management improving project management team building

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Is your methodology a melting pot or a tapestry?

Kiron Bondale

Each might have their own distinct intake process which they use to receive and analyze project requests and they are also very likely to have some unique informational and control needs. Tagged: improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Stakeholder analysis , work intake.

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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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3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike

Wrike

The post 3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike appeared first on Blog Wrike. . Ever left an important project meeting with a notepad or Wrike task full of notes, but no idea what the actions items are … or even where to begin? You’re not alone.

The not so minimum Minimum Viable Product

Kiron Bondale

For example, when developing a new business process, we could deliver the happy path first and then implement exception cases in subsequent releases.

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Outside-In User Story Example

Tyner Blain

I started the process of adding that person to my contact list. Being “outside-in”, “outcome-based”, and “market-driven” is particularly important for creating successful products.

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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.

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Differentating Between Project Managers

Arras People

Will the process enable us to see tiers of very talented bright stars in project management through to the more mainstream ones. Coming soon – launched in December 2016.

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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.*.

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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.

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Recruiting Project Managers Continuously

Arras People

Companies that think through their entire recruitment process from beginning to end from a customers – recruits – point of view will also be on the road to success. Keep communicating all the time through the process – even if there is nothing to communicate.

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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.

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?

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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.

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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.

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Talent Management and the Value Proposition for Project Managers

Arras People

If these are major decision criteria for project managers – how often can we say, hand on heart, that the detail is there throughout the initial recruitment process and often beyond when a new person starts on board?

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Thanking the GirlsGuideToPM Community (That’s You)

Girl's Guide to PM

For now, 2016 is coming to a close. GirlsGuideToPM.com has seen a 70% leap in users during 2016, 61% more page views and around 6,300 of you joined our newsletter community since January, meaning we’re now a little online gang of project managers numbering over 14k.

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Minimum Valuable Problem

Tyner Blain

Bridging the Process Gap. Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds. Finding that “one thing” you can do, which people want, is really about a lot more than picking one thing.

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