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 295

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 383

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.

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.

2016 217

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

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.

2016 150

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.

2016 354

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 416

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 405

Content/Process Workshop

Brett Harned

If you work on any web design projects, you know that finding the right ways to account for content in the overall process can be difficult. content strategy event Project Management content Process Workshop

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.

2016 102

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 419

2016 Review

The Tao of Project Management

It's always good to look back and review how things went as part of an experiential learning process, so this is my review of 2016 and no don't worry, I'm not going to mention Brexit or Trump! So that was my 2016 in a nutshell. January began as usual with me opening Topsham outdoor swimming pool on New Year's Day (I'll be doing it again on Sunday morning). The rest of January was taken up with worrying about storm Gertrude and flooded rugby pitches.

2016 29

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 340

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.

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 343

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

Moving from traditional to contemporary approaches to project management activities, companies that adopt a linear, phase-by-phase, project management style will probably decline in favour of faster, more iterative and lighter approaches that are driven more by results than processes.

2016 365

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 379

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 378

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 377

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 159

When Projects turn to a Tower of Babel

The Lazy Project Manager

And monitoring project progress, issues and processes without interruption, becomes almost impossible. That’s why it’s important to establish specific processes, such as, documenting the details of the project and ensuring that important information is accessible to all.

2016 346

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

2016 181

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.

2016 181

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.

2016 297

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

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 346

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 299

Ellen Maynes: Inspiring Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Today’s interview is with Ellen Maynes, project management consultant, 2016 Global Peace Fellow, and one of the most interesting people I’ve ever spoken to. Do you think project management is all about building bridges or IT systems?

2016 310

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.

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 307

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.

2016 316

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?

2016 87

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 294

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 281

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 293

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.

2017 310