Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

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This article contains affiliate links. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome! APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months. If your goal this year is to put yourself in that bracket and get studying for a certification, then I’m here to help!

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

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So where did many of the business and technology executives and professionals frequent to find the top content of 2017? We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes. Top 11 project management certifications for 2017 (CIO).

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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A stable and sturdy project management is one of the crucial factors to make a project process work. In the corporate world, an organization needs more than just top-notch tools and up to date process to bring the project to its full potential—it also needs a strong manpower, a human resource that has a particular set of skills and capabilities that will greatly contribute the entire organization. Cet article How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

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Business Process Management was not an essential tool for project management since the latter has a set of alternative factors that can work on its own. The new emergence of business techniques call for merging the two together: gone are the days where project management was an independent branch of the business organization—for the success of the project, it has to be dependent on business process management. Business Process Management: What You Need to Know.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. Individuals and interaction are indeed more important than processes and tools, even if they are your own pet agile processes and tools. [I

7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. As well as the ‘classic’ brain dump, you can plot out flow diagrams, create work breakdown structures, process maps and more. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Trends (2018 Edition) , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. But knowing a methodology isn’t the pinnacle of achievement, as Kevin Longergan points out in this article. With the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition and PRINCE2 2017 both discussing tailoring more thoroughly than ever before, project managers have more flexibility to adapt project approaches to their environment.

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10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 10 Things New Project Managers Should Know , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Whether that’s through ongoing Agile retrospectives or by talking about continuous process improvement as you go, keep thinking about what you could do better. Then you can tweak what you are doing to improve the project and the processes. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy.

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How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude

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This article, How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This article was inspired by Ben Snyder’s book, Everything’s a Project. Review the environment: do they have the tools, resources, systems and processes required to do the job? Pin for later reading: Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes.

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. It starts with a framework and overview of the whole thing to set the context, then dives into the process groups followed by the knowledge areas – in other words, it covers the content of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK Guide®) – Fifth Edition as you’d expect from a quality exam prep guide. PMP Training This article contains affiliate links

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. Individuals and interaction are indeed more important than processes and tools, even if they are your own pet agile processes and tools. [I

How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Training is a structured way to embed and support the new behaviours, explain new processes and get people comfortable with new ways of working. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy. Way back when I started managing projects, change management was a specific role in large organisations.

5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

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This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Screen capture from Alexa.com, 17 September 2017. Whether it’s breaking down a difficult process into an easy-to-follow process diagram, or showing project progress on a visual plan, you can share project performance data in ways that make it easy for your stakeholders to understand your message.

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The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review]

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This article, The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Instead it’s organised thematically with short chapters on communication, change, scope, time, risk, processes, portfolios, teams, tools and vendors. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy. Book Review This article contains affiliate links

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Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

Herding Cats

To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. Related articles. A popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law. It's one that states hey it's not my fault no one understands me, Wilo's Law says.

7 Ways to Identify Risks

Project Risk Coach

Mixing it up occasionally will help your team think in new ways and improve the identification process. Consider reviewing this article and refine the risk identification strategy for your current or upcoming projects. Successful project managers have a common trait – they identify and manage risks. Let’s look at seven tools and techniques to identify risks. Often project managers start with a splash.

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How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

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It’s a process to enhance the organization’s performance, as well as paving the road to numerous opportunities such as changes in job roles, structure, and work system. With these changes come a set of process or approaches to take into account to ensure that changes benefit the organization. The Truth About Change: Why It Is A Complicated Process. People prefer monotony because they are used to it the whole process. Process Change.

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this. To put it simply, project controls encompass the people, processes and tools used to plan, manage and mitigate cost and schedule issues and any risk events that may impact a project. The key deliverable of a project control process is visibility into project performance through metrics and analysis.

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Communications Tools: The Project Banner

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This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I should have measured it first as we’ve just had the ceiling painted as we’re in the process of moving into that room and I was nervous about bashing it with the support pole. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy.

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How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

Check your organizational process assets to determine if your organization has a standard set of risk categories that might be applicable to your project. Click here to see an article by Dr. David Hillson on this topic. Tom is the program manager for a large, complex program comprised of eight projects. He thinks his project managers have identified most of their risks, but he’s not sure where to focus his attention. What areas have the highest risk exposure?

How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Project risk management includes the processes to identify, evaluate, develop response plans, implement responses, and monitor project risks. Here are the Project Risk Management processes : Process. Continual monitoring of risks through risk reviews; evaluating the effectiveness of the risk management processes. Once again, we leverage project management to implement the homeowner deductibles and a process for managing the property exposure/concentration.

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

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Practices and Process are Fads. A Process is a series of steps and decisions involved in the way work is completed. Here's my version in the form of questions that when answered form the foundation for the Practices and Processes. With these 5 Principles, there are 5 Processes needed to implement them. Each of these processes has Practices that have been shown to be widely applicable in many domains, including Agile development. Related articles.

The 3 Steps to Take When Failure is Not an Option: Getting to Impeccable Business Execution

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This is a guest article by Joel “Thor” Neeb from Afterburner. Globalization, technology and improved internal processes have raised the stakes for all of us. We need to teach teams to adjust to every predicament and continuously improve their processes. This article explains how to get started gathering, compiling, eliciting and recording business requirements for projects.

How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Project risk management includes the processes to identify, evaluate, develop response plans, implement responses, and monitor project risks. Here are the Project Risk Management processes : Process. Continual monitoring of risks through risk reviews; evaluating the effectiveness of the risk management processes. Once again, we leverage project management to implement the homeowner deductibles and a process for managing the property exposure/concentration.

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

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Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

12 Project Management Related Tools to Check Out for 2017

Brad Egeland

2017 is right around the corner so maybe it's time to try something new. 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. In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2017 project management needs. dapulse focuses on process.

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How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

What about project documents such as a stakeholder register, enterprise environmental factors such as organizational risk thresholds, and organizational process assets such as a risk plan template? You can read my article— The Risk Management Plan —for additional information. One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. Too much sauce! While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans.

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects. Here's the summary of these Principles, Practices, and Processes. . Related articles. In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

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In this article, we will tell you about the different project management certifications that are in demand in the UK and what each certification entails. If you have taken a course to help you clear your exam in the first go, then they will most likely have a team to help you with the application and audit process, so you don’t have to repeat the process multiple times. The registration process is quite similar to the PMP registration.

How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

What about project documents such as a stakeholder register, enterprise environmental factors such as organizational risk thresholds, and organizational process assets such as a risk plan template? You can read my article— The Risk Management Plan —for additional information. One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. Too much sauce! While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans.

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7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m pleased to be working with Devart, the company behind TMetric, to bring you this sponsored article. I have seen great boards created where the steps are organised by process (move along the process as you progress in the work) and also those organised by theme (all similar tasks together in one chunk, regardless of process step). I also didn’t know it integrated with TMetric until I started researching this article. This article contains affiliate links.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You’d establish processes and procedures that your team would follow. Like the Portfolio Manager, the PMO Manager establishes processes and procedures for the PMO. She establishes reporting processes and monitors the health of each of the projects carried out by the PMO. This article suggests to have a good understanding of your weaknesses and areas you need to develop. Have you ever wondered what career path could be next on the project manager career ladder?

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5 Ways to Track and Measure Employee Performance

The Digital Project Manager

This can also mean achievements of targets set up for manufacturing a certain number of units or finishing a certain number of cycles of a process. Articles employee evaluation software employee performance measurementProductive workers are the best assets of any company. In fact, they serve as the lifeblood of any business.

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15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Trust Your Processes. So set up processes that are repeatable and that work. The extra bonus benefit of having documented processes is that you can then hand the work off to someone else – they can follow the process steps just as well as you. There’s a long article here on how to delegate tasks if you are finding it difficult to let go. Finally – and I know this sounds counterintuitive in an article about getting things done faster – take a break.

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3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning. In other words, if the software told us to make a change in Process #7, but we know it can’t be done there, that feedback wouldn’t be valuable.

Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Six Sigma: Define and Measure - an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the define and measure phases. Project Management Life Cycle - a course on how to apply project management tools, processes, and techniques for the successful execution of a project from initiation to closing. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m happy to be bringing you this article from Atif Shahab today, sponsored by TaskQue. Everything from formal processes, strategies, reporting, organisational charts and IT systems falls under this category. The System element reflects how the tasks will be completed and what process will be followed. You'll also like: The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective My thoughts on what you should be focused on for professional development in 2017.

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5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. Tip: Check out this article on how to engage stakeholders because your team members are stakeholders too! In the process, all quality checks are bypassed; what goes out is an end product with lower quality standards than the average fast food joint. You'll also like: How to Effectively Communicate as a Project Manager This is a guest article from Drexel University by Beth Sager.

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The true value of change

The Lazy Project Manager

And then select or identify the Cost/Impact ratio and the growth Value Add ratio – these really should be part of your business case approval process by the way. Tailwind’s experience is vast, from providing interim resources in the project and programme management space, supporting the recruitment process, experiential workshops, coaching – from project managers through to executives, providing keynote speakers, implementing PPM Academies, PM Healthchecks and Leadership development.

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