How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever?

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Process Optimization in Project Management (1): Steady Progress with Kaizen


Process Optimization in Project Management In almost all areas of life the pressure to optimize is increasing. Even if your colleagues are asking for more process improvements, you shouldn't jump at any optimization approach unprepared.

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

Responding and incorporating customer feedback into products and processes requires self-organizing teams that are constantly tweaking what they do to be more efficient, where they can change regularly to meet new needs that pop up daily. Process follows change instead of a plan.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework


Most of all this methodology provides an initial introduction to process optimization for smaller companies. If you introduce this method sustainably in the company and if you use it continuously, you will also observe a change in the work attitude of all departments. In this way you work more effectively and create a good basis for further optimization processes. If necessary, you can visualize certain processes for better understanding.

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Strategic Planning in Business

Where a strategic plan is building a sustainable competitive advantage in the future, a business plan is designed to take advantage of a current business opportunity. Essentials of the Strategic Planning Process. Businesses thrive on certainty, and yet, the future is never certain.

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Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

In Lean terms, what you’re experiencing in those games (and possibly in your real work, too) is a high level of work-in-process or WIP. Controlling WIP is the primary “knob” we can turn to manage flow in a process. Each step in the process will speed up and slow down.

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6 Key Questions to Answer during the Resource Capacity Planning Process


This is also true when different projects are implemented with their own processes and methodologies. Is the project roadmap sustainable? In our recent webinar, Navaigating the Resource Capability Planning Minefield we explored the many nuances of resource management.

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Five Actions for Inspiring Your Project Team


For example, if your vision is to enhance the passenger experience by giving them time back by streamlining the check-in process , develop a KPI that tracks the time savings in relation to the final goal. Every project manager will need to inspire a project team at some point in their career.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. We always observe a ripple effect of secondary benefits, once sustainable pace has been achieved.

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How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?


To me, being “agile” translates to adopting the right tools, processes, and a mindset of being nimble and delivering value as quickly and as often as reasonably possible. They benefit and sustain the company in the long-run.

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Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Big Data works on a level where terabytes can be processed in real time—and the speed at which such datasets are processed is increasing as technology blooms outward at Moore’s Law intervals.

10 Construction Conferences In 2019


Looking to add construction conferences to attend in 2019 to next year’s schedule? There are many different options of conferences, summits, and expos in 2019, so finding the right one for you is crucial! Construction Conferences in 2019. AEI Conference 2019.

What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

*This article has been updated on February 21, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team*. Based on a February 2019 poll on, fewer than one in five professionals said their organization uses the waterfall methodology.

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Practical Simplification in Agile

Leading Agile

Ultimately, that can lead to poor results for the “external” customer, as the underlying systems and processes we use to provide value become ineffective. It’s a process of continual improvement. We humans like to simplify complicated things.

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Seeking Faster Feedback

Leading Agile

” Seek to change processes, communications, or decision-making that would provide feedback sooner. It isn’t sustainable in the long run. A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were returning to Atlanta from Virginia where we’d spent the holidays with family.

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Being or Becoming?: Millennials in Software

Leading Agile

No one really worried, with respect to previous generations, about the motivations, fears, hopes, dreams, worldview, or thought process of the young people who were merging into adult society in any given decade. Work weeks of 70 to 90 hours were common, on a sustained basis.

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Best Tools For Managing A Virtual Team


and most importantly, what tips and tools to use to ease up the process? 7 Effective Tools For Managing A Virtual Team The era of digital entrepreneurs is on the rise and with that comes the need of having virtual teams.

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A Quick Fire Guide to Project Portfolio Management Business Benefits


Project Portfolio Management provides a structured environment for deciding which projects, programs and initiatives to fund, to sustain and to eliminate. For the business, the PPM process enables users to organize a series of projects into integrated portfolios.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Management Processes (#MP). While many of the presentations have similar titles, the content is focused on a specific set of processes and practices, while the principles are the same, since they are Immutable. . Management Processes.

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11 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments


As a result, customers experienced delays and errors in processing, the call centers were unprepared for questions, and the overall end-to-end cost of the new products ended up being much higher than planned. Get Involved In Other Departments’ Processes.

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Vietnam War Veterans Day - A Real Story

Herding Cats

Ripcord came under sustained recoilless rifle fire for the first time on July 2. The lift companies - Ghostriders, Lancers, Comancheros, Black Widows and Kingsmen-continued the procession. Ten Cobras and three Hughes OH-6a Loaches also sustained serious hits.

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5 Simple Tips For Successful Startup Project Management


It sustains employee enthusiasm and brings your startup principles to life. the ideation process (and the whole project) will go a lot smoother. Tracking your process as you go can give you better feedback based on your established goals and milestones.

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The Path to Aligned Project KPIs


The negative effects of this misalignment could include: Stalled Growth : When organizations misfire due to misalignment, initiatives required to support and sustain profitable growth get into trouble. Check-In and Follow Up - Keep the process fluid. Many organizations are often wondering what are the top KPIs tracked today within project management offices, but what they really should be asking is how can I align my project KPIs to the overall strategic business goals.

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Realising Potential With ActiveCollab


This combination starts some fascinating and productive conversations and delivers sustainable success. It’s about having just the right amount of strategy, technology, process, people, and information to get the job done.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


And by 2019, 40% of all DX initiatives will be related to AI. This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. The more information is available for processing, the more the AI systems can learn and the more accurate their predictions and decisions will be.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

But, equally, there are many employers who either value qualifications in their selection process, or make them mandatory. The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Sustainable success comes, to a large extent, from your project culture.

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The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


Takeaway: Project management skills bring clarity, focus and much-needed structure to the startup process. It’s important to develop and implement a streamlined methodology assessment process (MAP) to determine the best approach for each project.

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