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. It is flexible, but I expect if you were doing a lot of process mapping you’d find other process mapping products specifically designed for that purpose would be more use. 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. It is flexible, but I expect if you were doing a lot of process mapping you’d find other process mapping products specifically designed for that purpose would be more use. General Information. Name: Roadmap Planner. Vendor: KeepSolid Inc. Hosting options: iOS and macOS downloads (no Windows option yet).

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing. This article contains affiliate links. 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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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. The 2017 update introduces the whole concept at a much earlier stage, explaining exactly why it is so important in today’s working environment. According to Axelos these are the main parts of PRINCE2 that can be tailored: The processes – they can be combined or adapted.

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How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

2017 State of Embedded Analytics Report, 93 percent of applications offer some form of embedded analytics capabilities. If so, moving the feature to an optional add-on may also reduce friction in the sales process. insight to develop and refine a proven, proactive process.

Agile 2017

Leading Answers

I will be speaking at two presentations at the Agile 2017 Conference next week in Orlando. I was Chairman of the writers group and along with Vice-Chair Johanna Rothman we will explain the inputs and constraints to the guide along with our iterative, pair-writing process. I am looking forward to catching up with old colleagues and meeting new practitioners, it looks set to be a great event.

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Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. Edwards Deming said it best: " If you can't describe what you are doing as a process, you don't know what you're doing" Our Project Plans should describe how we intend to leverage and operate our organisation's Standard Processes - which should (hopefully) exist above and beyond the Project. And not just our Project Management Processes (Schedule/Cost Management etc) but the technical delivery aspects also.

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?

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.

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

New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

informs decision makers while they’re in the flow of current thought processes within apps—without losing. In the 2017 State of Analytics Adoption Report, over. 2018 STATE OF. EMBEDDED. ANALYTICS. REPORT The Sixth Annual Review of Embedded.

It’s time to introduce a selection process for project sponsors

Ron Rosenhead

Many project managers would welcome this saying it would really contribute to a more successful project (see PMI Pulse of the profession reports 2017). Some people will self- select themselves out of the process citing inexperience for example. So, how do you feel about introducing a selection process for project sponsors? The post It’s time to introduce a selection process for project sponsors appeared first on Ron Rosenhead.

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DPM Podcast: Making Process Change Work (With Alexa Huston)

The Digital Project Manager

How you can make Scrum work in an agency, and how do you make any process change effectively? In this podcast, Ben Aston talks to Alexa Huston about her introduction of Scrum at the agency Crema and you can make process changes with your team and tools work for everyone. The post DPM Podcast: Making Process Change Work (With Alexa Huston) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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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. need to be pro-actively orchestrated by the Project Manager, they won't just happen by accident. A specific effort must be made in the same way as all other project activities.

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. The post Summer 2017 Reading for Project Managers appeared first on LiquidPlanner. If your weekend plans look anything like mine, you’ll be reading. A lot. My favorite thing to do on a warm Saturday afternoon is stretch out on the hammock with a good book in-hand.

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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. .

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How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017

Redbooth

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. Back in the day, the only way for teams to communicate was with phone, email and fax. Now, there is an app for everything. Teams know this and expectations for convenience and efficiency are high.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Evaluating the risk management processes. The team also examines the processes to identify, evaluate, respond to, and control risks. As with many control processes, we now look for variances between the schedule and cost baselines and the actual results. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

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. 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. They get the team together, identify lots of risks, and enter them into an Excel spreadsheet. However, the risks are never discussed again.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

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 eliminating waste (anything that adds no value), system improvements, learning and process integrity. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes. Requires sophisticated processes and precise team collaboration.

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How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

How the quality requirements will be determined for both the product as well as processes. Engage your stakeholders in the process to get their input (and their buy-in). Entering projects with little consideration to quality can be costly in numerous ways. Let’s look at the project risks when there is no quality management plan. First, we may not meet customer’s needs and expectations. Second, the cost of corrective action and defect repair may be higher than expected.

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

Arras People

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. Well-developed controls, monitored through each step of the process, also ensure that timing and budget demands are met and that every participant knows their role in context of the project.

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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“ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements.

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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

10 Things New Project Managers Should Know

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. This article, 10 Things New Project Managers Should Know , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM.

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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 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. 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? Let’s look at how to actually define risk categories and how they can help Tom (and you).

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 stupidityLike most North American kids growing up in an urban environment, my son learned to drive cars with an automatic transmission. Now that he’s been driving for a year, I’m starting to teach him to handle a manual transmission.

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Project Management Trends (2018 Edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

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. And my research during winter 2017 shows that getting people involved in projects is still the most challenging part of getting work done. Improving consistency in process and decision making.

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How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

Project-Management.pm

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.

Demystifying the PMBOK Process Groups

Wrike

Generally speaking, projects require five process groups — initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. These are known as the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) process groups. An introduction into PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas.

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 stupidityOne of the benefits of living in the Greater Toronto Area is being less than an hour away from a large number of good wineries in the Niagara region.

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. You may find a risk breakdown structure (RBS) in the organizational process assets that provide a longer list of categories and sub-categories. Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Here are some questions that we should answer. How will you identify risks?

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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

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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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.

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. Team self-awareness needs to be at a relatively high level so that an individual team member can identify the benefit of conducting a retrospective, but to help bring some consistency to the process, the team could proactively define trigger events.

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The Five W’s of Project Planning

Arras People

With all of the tools, techniques and processes available to project teams, we sometimes lose sight of the simpler perspective. Project Planning should start with the 5W questions before getting to the How. As I have watched my two daughters develop over the past 21 years I am stuck by how their approach to gaining knowledge has matured. However, they have still retained at its core the perspective of a small child and the repetitive question – Why?

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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.” ” No surprise here, considering the rapid progress of technology in the recent years, we can only expect more. Huge minds, like Elon Musk, Bill Gates or Stephen Hawking are already warning about the potential risks of developing Artificial Intelligence to the point when it exceeds ours.

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

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. This certificate is perfect for those who are seeking clarity in the field of process improvement.

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