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.

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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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.

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?

Find the Best 2016 Project Management Software

Simplify your project management software evaluation process in one easy step

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.

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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 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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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


Fortunately, following a project management methodology can help you organize your project into a structured, streamlined process. This project management style is commonly found in developmental processes and manufacturing. 7 – Rational Unified Process.

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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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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.

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


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. .

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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.

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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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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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Probability plays a powerful role in project management

Kiron Bondale

A similar situation occurred in the United States with the Republican candidate selection process for the November 2016 elections. The outcome of this week’s Brexit vote surprised many people who were not part of the Leave movement.

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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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Does your organization truly support project management?

Kiron Bondale

The April 2016 issue of PM Network provided updated project management capability findings from PMI’s 2016 Pulse of the Profession ® report. Leaders spend significant effort ensuring that the structure and processes for project governance are efficient and effective.

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How to Handle Procrastination as a Project Manager

Arras People

If this whole process is not performed effectively the team members may become subject to procrastination. In this whole process procrastination has no place to be. Procrastination is the habit of postponing tasks. This includes even avoiding to accomplish important or critical issues.

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

What they weren’t telling you when you took over that project…

Kiron Bondale

There is a dynamic decision making process : Project governance processes were not well defined or practiced and decisions are being frequently challenged and reversed. Lemon.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


Team and individual responsibilities will need to be clearly defined to prevent any redundancies or gaps as well as establish accountability throughout the process. As a project manager, forming good work habits is essential for running a high-performing team.

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Late last year I did a session for the PMI Virtual Talent Management Conference (it’s still available on demand until March 2016). Project Process Project Diagnosis PM People Development Project Tool Development Project Supervision & Monitoring. I’m intrigued.

25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

” In our experience at Arras People we find a good deal of employers ask for a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, but when we delve deeper it transpires the organisation isn’t working stringently to the process but they are working within a structured environment.

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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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

New PMO – the Hub of Innovation?

Arras People

An organisation that previously had no centralised project support could feel that a new PMO is a constraining influence, imposing formal processes, and stopping them responding promptly to ad hoc requests. People affected by new processes are able to identify with them.

Moving from Project Manager to Programme Manager

Arras People

There are specific programme management techniques and processes that also need to be learnt that will underpin your role as a Programme Manager. I’ve been spending time thinking about my future career and one day I’d like to move on from being a Project Manager to a Programme Manager.

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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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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.

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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!

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10 tips for project success: keep communicating

The Digital Project Manager

Communication is the glue that holds projects together; internally with your team to get the project done and externally with the client to move the project through the process – getting briefs, timely approvals and ensuring they feel like they’re ‘in the know.’ Posted in Ten Tops Tips.

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Ten Trends in Project Management Recruitment in the UK

Arras People

It makes sense that a practitioner who knows about different methods, processes, approaches – who takes the time to understand where their gaps are and how to fill those gaps, will be a better candidate in the marketplace.

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How to Pay Yourself from Your Limited Company

Arras People

In order to ensure your limited company runs as smoothly and effectively as possible, you need to be detailed and process-orientated. In the face of all this hard work, you may assume that paying yourself and enjoying the fruits of your labour to be an uncomplicated, pain-free process.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources


Since the process of setting specific tasks and initiating the appropriate call to action involves a sequence of events, your strategy to arrive at the end objective should also include a sequence of events. Generic 5-Step process you can use to outline your next assignment.

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