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. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. 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. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

At any given time, an individual may exert their influence and cause disruption to your project. How and when should we use our interpersonal skills to engage and influence stakeholders ? Influence. Is their influence low or high? This helps me to identify participants for the project charter process. One simple technique is the Power/Influence grid where you group stakeholders based on their level of power (High/Low) and influence (High/Low).

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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. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. 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. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

10 Essential Project Management Skills

ProjectManager.com

Project managers aren’t only dealing with systems and processes, but also people. There are many tools that can help with this process, chief among them an online Gantt chart, which provides a visual of the schedule with tasks, durations of those tasks, dependencies, and milestones. There will be unanticipated issues that arise, so you need to have a process in place to handle those when they come up. Project management is not an easy job.

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Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

To find out more detail about the requirements process, you can read my post on Software Project Requirements 101: What You Need to Know To Get You Started. Your project goals may be to reduce costs, reduce processing times, or increase revenues for a customer. Use quality management tools and processes throughout the project. Understand how market changes could impact or influence the project.

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Are You An Intentional Project Manager?

Project Risk Coach

Your ability to influence and manage these individuals is essential to your success. We will also look at scenarios where project managers should influence behaviors between team members such as showing respect to one another. The process never ends until we die. You can grab a FREE copy (Kindle version) of my book — The Intentional Project Manager — from February 27 – March 3, 2017 on Amazon.

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15 Awesome Ways to Manage Your Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Practical Tips for Identifying, Analyzing, and Influencing Your Stakeholders Projects can be engaging and even enjoyable, or it can be a source of aggravation and stress. It is through these relationships that we can better define and control scope, understand requirements, mitigate risks, and improve project processes.

2017 174

Are You A Deliberate Project Manager?

Project Risk Coach

Your ability to influence and manage these individuals is essential to your success. We will also look at scenarios where project managers should influence behaviors between team members such as showing respect to one another. The process never ends until we die. 10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate This is a great time for you to be a project manager.

2017 163

Never neglect the human side of agile!

Kiron Bondale

People and not policies, processes, practices or platforms are required to achieve successful projects. Leaders who walk the talk are essential but it is insufficient to have only executive leadership aligning with the desired “to be” set of behaviors if functional managers or other important influencers continue to follow traditional playbooks.

2017 163

How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

With these three areas under our purview, we are able to more effectively influence change across the organization. Specifically, we have impacted nearly every area that influences a fan's experience with the Bulls: Ticketing, Sponsorship, Digital Content, Marketing, and Concessions," he says. Finding the right time to use technology to sustain and accelerate a process. "We

2017 184

Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

This influences the work going forward, and the team has the flexibility to adjust as needed. The Carnegie Mellon paper “ Parallel Worlds: Agile and Waterfall Differences and Similarities ” points out that “…Agile is a disciplined planning process, including understanding requirement dependencies, potential groupings and infrastructure needs.” The customer gets to give feedback and influence the design as they move forward throughout the course of the project.

2017 163

How to Improve Your Project Interpersonal Skills

Project Risk Coach

Influencing. Continue the process until you’ve listed all of the skills in descending order. Of course, this process can be iterative. If you wish to be a great project manager, focus not only on your technical skills but seek to improve your project interpersonal skills. Extraordinary project managers know how to relate to others when things are going as planned as well as on days filled with undesirable events.

2017 163

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond. This is especially true with discretionary investments as the benefits from mandatory projects are usually related to risk reduction and are usually immune to changes in strategic objectives or external environmental influences.

2017 139

How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

The project sponsor should possess a strong appreciation of your organisation’s strategic goals; understand their role as sponsor; exert influence, and have some project management experience. If your project sponsor is working at the wrong level or lacks influence, they will be unable to push through boundaries when needed. The plan should also outline processes for addressing urgent situations or decisions. Think back to your most recent successful project.

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How to Work Effectively with Your Project Sponsor

Arras People

The project sponsor should possess a strong appreciation of your organisation’s strategic goals; understand their role as sponsor; exert influence, and have some project management experience. If your project sponsor is working at the wrong level or lacks influence, they will be unable to push through boundaries when needed. The plan should also outline processes for addressing urgent situations or decisions. Think back to your most recent successful project.

2017 150

The #1 Challenge in Project Management (According to the Experts)

MavenLink

The first step was to join forces with Aberdeen to release the recent report, “ 2017 Project Management Software Trends. Working closely with stakeholders is so important so they can see the process evolve and help us correct the course at every step - this 'total immersion' of key internal customers worked really well during an ERP deployment. In 2016, TimeCamp named him as one of the top 123 Top Influencers in the Project Management Industry.

2017 93

How to Influence Personal Productivity of Your Team Members

ActiveCollab

Since people are the driving force of the entire system and the processes heavily depend on their performance, the lack of productivity is usually caused by human factor. Helping your team overcome everyday obstacles and keep their productivity on high level is a never-ending process that involves thousands tiny decisions. Managing collective workload as well as your own can be a real challenge.

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

So far so good; but when an organisation is orchestrating its status reporting process, what does it need to consider? When you have that many Projects, the Project status reporting process needs to be effective and efficient to ensure the Organisation can “see the wood for the trees” – where does it need to focus its limited time and resources? What other considerations can you think of for designing Project Status Reporting processes?

2017 192

The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Hard elements are easier to identify, define and understand for project managers because these factors hugely influence your projects. 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. The leadership style you adopt as a project manager will directly influence your team.

2017 163

To avoid a dire fate, don’t forget to iterate!

Kiron Bondale

Anyone who has read the PMBOK Guide or taken the PMP exam knows that project management is made up of an interconnected and iterative set of processes. Even a highly predictable project requires a team to iterate back to earlier executed processes when faced with a change request. So why is it that we tend to forget to re-execute certain key project management processes? But it is very common to find projects where these processes are never revisited.

2017 140

Risk Identification Workshops: An Overview

Project Health Check

And if you don't identify the potential risk in the first place then there is no way you can manage it - despite any fancy risk processes and tools you may have! This is where we can deploy one very effective process - the Risk Identification Workshop. Risk Management is one of the well established fundamentals of Project Management.

Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

This is not meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of agile credentials rather a thinking or discussion tool for getting the research process started.  help ground and orient the decision-making process. If so, be more influenced by content and quality rather than recognition and opportunity. Perhaps, like 500,000+ other people, you have some form of Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credential and are looking to distinguish yourself and continue your learning journey.

2017 101

Interview with Jon Clay [Video + Transcript]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Or whether there are project managers out there who are working in a much more structured, process driven environment and not thinking about delivering benefits because it’s not required of them. Or do you think we’re still in a very process drive position where we don’t have the influence of being able to talk to board level people or PMI directors? When I hear project managers say “do I have to do, which input do I have to use in this process?”

2017 156

Use and Misuse of Statistics of Process Improvement Studies

Herding Cats

There are several studies on how software development can be improved by applying various process. Some studies have very large data sets, with analysis of each process and the differences between the processes. Here's a checklist for the steps needed to produce a credible answer to - Is there any difference between one process or another process for improving the outcomes of a process. Were the important concomitant processes also measured?

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Why Don’t 50% of People Do Stakeholder Engagement?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Not processes or documents. Having said that, processes and documents can really help! A Done For You Process & Set of Documents for Stakeholder Management. In my Stakeholder Engagement Template Pack I’m sharing my 4-step process for successfully engaging stakeholders, plus the templates to support you to actually do it. I go through the process (it’s 2.5 Use it to record who has the influence on your project and also to keep track of your stakeholders'.

2017 164

Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

Consultants add value by finding ways to get there, step by step, unpicking knots in process, dismantling barriers to change. They often act as an independent third party to validate a change that groups know they want to make anyway, sometimes playing the role of devil’s advocate, questioning processes that internal staff should/could not as; sometimes acting as the scapegoat when someone must explain why/who thought this experiment would be a good idea.

5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

Because engineering projects aren’t just about technical issues and rational factors, they are often more heavily influenced by non-technical and emotional factors. Only then did I begin realizing that my OJT project management skills were inadequate in terms of the processes, procedures and general vernacular necessary to deliver successful projects.

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. So, the PMP and PMI-ACP exam questions are influenced by the Exam Contents Outlines more than the reference publications. The image below depicts the process. Of all the project practices that are in use, (1) the Exam Content Outline acts like a filter (2) that limits what scope goes into the item writing (question writing) process.

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11 ways company politics can thwart your projects

Moira Alexander

Inappropriately leveraging personal influence. When this happens for no apparent reason, misguided, and often self-serving influence may be at the root. A PM has a responsibility, to continually remind all parties to limit influence towards furthering stakeholder needs only, and not their own agendas. Sharing of knowledge in of itself is an educational process.

2017 112

6 Reasons You’re Not Improving From Project Failure

Project-Management.pm

There are processes to take into account and discussions that need to happen to prevent another failure to rise above. You need to pinpoint what causes this project failure; it could be both internal and external factors such as lack of communication between team and stakeholders , poor resource management, and lack of monitoring during the process. You have to crank up your influence and start gathering your team to discuss the matter.

2017 97

4 Essential Project Management Phases – The Complete Guide

Paymo App

If you’re a beginner in the field of project management and you’re looking for an easy way to structure your project management process, we’ve got the right guide that can help you manage your projects from start to finish. The entire process might seem overwhelming but if you take a few basic steps, you can complete all tasks in the right sequence and at the right time. By doing this, you make sure that no detail will be forgotten in the process.

2017 63

What are the Best Project Management Books?

Online PM Courses

Simple but authoritative – the author’s project process must be straightforward, but be rooted in strong best practice. The Influence Agenda: A Systematic Approach to Aligning Stakeholders in Times of Change. Darn it but every edition grows massively, and this 6th Edition (September 2017) dwarfs my first edition (1996)! Yes, we’ve had a huge revolution in how we can learn and teach ourselves. And you may be ready for a project management course.

2017 60

10 Project Portfolio Management Benefits You Need To Know

Project-Management.pm

And not just for the benefit of your projects—this certain value will also create influence towards your stakeholders. Valued projects are not only measured on how long it takes to complete but the strategy and processes that come with it. When you are taking care of your PMO and PPM, your projects and accompanying reports won’t undergo a lengthy process—time is gold for stakeholders, so the ability to save it means a great deal to them.

2017 94

Feedback: Be useful not polite

Growing Agile

Title: Influencing an Agile Transition. We’ve found that influence is a critical skill in Agile transformations. As a coach, often the only control you have is via influence. This is our story, a perspective of both internal and external coaches, on how we embraced Agile in a large financial organization, and what we learned in the process, and wish we had done differently. Some quote here either about influencing, corporate, or how agile is difficult.

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Got Your CSM, Now What?

Leading Answers

This is not meant to be an exhaustive catalogue of agile credentials rather a thinking or discussion tool for getting the research process started.  help ground and orient the decision-making process. If so, be more influenced by content and quality rather than recognition and opportunity. Perhaps, like 500,000+ other people, you have some form of Certified Scrum Master (CSM) credential and are looking to distinguish yourself and continue your learning journey.

2017 60

How Project Management Is Linked With Marketing Success of Your Organization

Taskque

As management has great influence in almost every field, it is also evident that with the boom of the digital era, it has gotten quite easy to manage most of the operations and management processes. Project management is quite in-depth art and a combination of skills which presents quite challenging task for any organization and an even bigger task is to source really skillful and experienced project management professional.

2017 64

10 Essential Qualities of Great Project Managers

Project Bliss

Leadership skills such as consensus building, motivating teams, influencing team members and stakeholders will all serve you well as a project manager. Related reading: PMI Process Groups and the Phases of Project Management and Own Your Career: Professional Goal Setting Worksheet ). Project managers work in a dynamic role. It can change from day-to-day. For this reason, the qualities of project managers who excel are diverse.

2017 192

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

On September 6, 2017, the PMI published the new PMBOK® Guide 6 th Edition and the accompanying Agile Practice Guide. So, the PMP and PMI-ACP exam questions are influenced by the Exam Contents Outlines more than the reference publications. The image below depicts the process. Of all the project practices that are in use, (1) the Exam Content Outline acts like a filter (2) that limits what scope goes into the item writing (question writing) process.

2017 60

Collaborative Marketing Breeds Creativity

Redbooth

Collaborative marketing is the process of sharing resources to increase sales leads, market share, and awareness. You might team up with a social media blogger to increase your company’s influence in a specific market or demographic. Collaborating with customers can help you gain loyalty, increase influence, or innovate your products. Make the entire collaboration process easier with a common tool that’s easy to use, such as Amium. What is Collaborative Marketing?

2017 69

The Case for Multiple Project Management Methodologies

LiquidPlanner

The 2017 State of Project Management in Manufacturing report found that 74 percent of the respondents who said they were highly satisfied with their existing project management methodology actually used a combination of methodologies. At first glance, using multiple methodologies seems odd, especially in manufacturing organizations optimized with repeatable processes. Believe it or not, the PMO doesn’t create a new template or a new process out of sadistic pleasure.

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