5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier

The Digital Project Manager

The post 5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. When setting out to write this, I intended to focus on our agency’s slight (but important) shift to Scrum in recent months. This is happening.

Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet).

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Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet).

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

According to Axelos , the guidance has been updated – the principles, themes and processes remain the same – to concentrate on the application of PRINCE2 and how best to tailor it. Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year.

How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

So you’ve just run a retrospective at the end of your project and you have a good amount of feedback about your processes, your team, The post How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

This year I’m looking forward into 2017 to highlight some of the project management trends I think it is worth watching out for. Will 2017 be the year we get our first Chartered Project Professionals? Be brave, find your people and have a wonderful 2017.

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

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?

How Can The Automation Processes Help You With Your Work?

TimeCamp

When asked about the “force” that will have the biggest global impact in the next decade, 85% of the interviewees voted for “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.”

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

Project-Management.pm

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.

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.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS. 217–231, 2017.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

ActiveCollab

What is Rational Unified Process (RUP)? Coming next week. project-management upcoming

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.) What Lessons Learned Processes have you used - or has it mostly been unstructured? In our Precious Blog entry we reflected generally on Project Lessons Learned.

Summer 2017 Reading for Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Forty years ago, the pair conducted a series of studies that challenged assumptions about our decision-making process. Good for: Becoming more cognizant of you and your colleagues’ decision-making processes. If your weekend plans look anything like mine, you’ll be reading. A lot.

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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. 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.

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

I've since lost my handbook issued at TRW for the Software Development Lifecycle processes used on the programs we worked, but the loop approach of plan, do, study, act was at the basis of that method. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

How to Implement a Change Management Process

Hydra

Change management is a fundamental part of every project and, every day, companies face changes, such as launching a new product, or restructuring the organization. Knowledge Management

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

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. Principles are timeless.

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management

Leankor

Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product.

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management into your Business Processes?

Hydra

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management (KM) into your Business Processes? By Paul Whiffen, Hartfield KM Consulting Ltd. Knowledge Management

Hiring Process for Growing Businesses

ActiveCollab

Instead, it will be a constant process of attracting new candidates, figuring out who’s the best, and keeping the talent pipeline full. You will need to adapt your hiring process in order to scale. Hiring process. The process has 3 stages: sourcing, screening, and interviewing.

The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

In this article though I’ll show how you can simplify this process… a lot! The post The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software appeared first on Paymo.

Finding the right retrospective rhythm

Kiron Bondale

On projects where the team has gelled and their delivery process is in control, there is often a natural transition from team level continuous improvement to team members practicing personal kaizen. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity.

Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects

Gina Abudi PM

Reaching out to employees to get input into business process improvement projects enables for a number of benefits for both the organization and the employees. Consider that business process improvement projects are not easy to implement! The post Get Input into Business Process Improvement Projects appeared first on Gina Abudi. Project Management BPI projects Business Process Management process improvement project leadership

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Remember that these project portfolio management process steps don’t fix your woes within a day or week; treat it as the start of your path towards an efficient portfolio. .

All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity. Agile Process Peeves Project Management agile project management Process compliance stupidity

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PMP Application Audit - Step-by-Step Process

Deep Fried Brain

Most fears are uncalled for and probably stem from the confusion around the audit process. PMI PMP application audit is probably the most feared part of PMP Certification. If you understand the. Application FAQ PMI PMP PMP Audit

How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017

amium

One of the earliest definitions of collaborative software is intentional group processes plus software to support them.” The post How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017 appeared first on Amium. The State of Team Communication Apps.

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Advice for Project Managers: How to Save Your Job, and Process vs Tool

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth : Process or tool—which comes first? Our executive team disagrees about this every time we evaluate our project and work processes and start to consider software tools—current and new ones. Others argue that you get the right tool and processes fall into place.

Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Project Management agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidity

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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?

Lessons in agility from wine tasting…

Kiron Bondale

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

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2017 Predictions for Project Management

Binfire

However, this is the season that we take out the crystal ball and look to 2017. Hybrid includes both elements of Agile and traditional processes. Once the work-streams are scoped and defined, then certain development processes can be managed by a Scrum Master using Agile methodologies.

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BPM: Improving your Company’s Business Process Management

Runrun.it

The post BPM: Improving your Company’s Business Process Management appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Companies, big and small, are always on the search for ways to get their businesses into metaphorical Olympic swimmer shape. A lot of blog gurus talk about getting your business to be the most productive it can be through hacks, tips, advice, stretching your legs every ten minutes… we’ve all read the posts. Today let’s […].

Achieving project excellence through continual process optimisation

Hydra

Achieving project excellence through continual process optimisation; h ow making incremental improvements it is possible to achieve excellence over the long-term.

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. 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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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Governance is a great example of what a lean management professional would call business non-value add – those activities which don’t directly add value to a process but are required for legal or other compliance purposes.