Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation. Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation Transcript. The reference architecture holds universally. The reference implementation is what is negotiable.

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Quick Reference Cards in 2019

Henny Portman

As a result of my book reviews in 2019, I created several Quick Reference Cards to summarize what I have read. Portfolio Management, a practical guide. How to survive the organizational revolution. Brave new work (English). Brave new work (Dutch). Exponential organizations (English).

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Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of the product using my laptop and Chrome browser, and my iPad with Safari, in June 2019. It would have been better to use something that would help colleagues track and manage the project, a reference number or department code. Pin for later reading: The post Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019) appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Backlog (from Nulab) is a project management tool for prioritising and tracking work.

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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? You can scroll down and get the highlights, and then read all the advice in the How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects ebook. Now 2019 is here, I think that’s’s a cop-out.

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Epicflow at PM Congress 2019 in the Netherlands

Epicflow Blog

At the Project Management Congress 2019 on April 12 in Delft, the Netherlands, Jan Willem Tromp , a PM researcher and co-founder of Epicflow, gave a presentation on ways to reduce the complexity of managing multi-project environments. Jan Willem: The name of the event was Project Management 2019: Adapt or Die, which means that the conference aimed to help attendees put research into practice and learn how to take their project management skills to the next level.

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How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference. This post updated December 2019). A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

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Risk Analysis 101: How to Analyze Project Risk

ProjectManager.com

But it’s important that you also have to understand what is meant by the word analyze in reference to project risk management. Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference! This post was updated December 2019).

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51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019]

ProProfs Project Management

Now that you know which features to prioritize and the steps you need to follow when choosing the best project management tool for your organization, let’s dig into the list we have researched and collated for your reference. The post 51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019] appeared first on ProProfs Learning.

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Overview of my year 2019 book reviews

Henny Portman

2019 was again a fruitful book review year. I wrote around 40 book reviews including corresponding quick reference cards and several personal insights, and views on specific topics in the field of project, program and portfolio management. Nr 8 2019 vakblad projectmanagement.

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How to Plan an Event

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference. This post updated December 2019). Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out.

What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2019 Changes

MPUG

PMI made this announcement in June of 2019 and has made the new Examination Content Outline (ECO) available for aspiring PMPs. The current year’s study has resulted in the new ECO, and hence the PMP exam from December 2019 onward will change. Looking at the above table, you can see that exam takers have to continue with the current ECO 2015 till December 15, 2019. However, if you plan to take the exam on December 16, 2019 or after, you have to follow the new ECO of 2019.

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6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

If you’ve ever tackled capacity planning before, you know it’s more complicated than one simple formula—and 2019 is welcoming a host of factors affecting resource capacity planning that is novel to this decade at an unprecedented scale. Before getting to 2019 capacity planning trends, let’s review the three historical biggest problems resource managers have faced since “capacity planning” formalized into a specific framework. What’s new in 2019 is the demand for mentorship programs.

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7 Steps for a Successful Project Budget

ProjectManager.com

Reference Lessons Learned. Here’s a screenshot for your reference! Also, reference lessons learned. This post was updated December 2019). If you don’t have the funds, you’re not going to complete the project successfully.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019

nTask

Also Read: Top 30 Most Inspiring Project Management Quotes of 2019. The 5 Best Project Management Certifications of 2019. If you have references from Agile Business Industry, you should use them to brighten up your chances of enrollment in the PMI ACP program. Some institutes allow their students to bring reference material to consult with, but PMI strictly prohibits such approach.

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

It was going to change at the end of 2019 but now the date is 1 July 2020. It sounds very different but your reference materials are still the same.

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10 Essential KPI Metrics for Teams

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference. This post was updated December 2019). If you’re looking for ways to increase productivity in your project (and who isn’t?), then you’ll need to know how to effectively measure your progress.

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The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

ProjectManager.com

Now conduct those procurements by hiring the contractors, which includes a statement of work , terms of reference, request for proposals and choosing a vendor. What do you need to know to succeed at project management? Everything! While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager.

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The 2019 Guide to Project Portfolio Management (PPM)

nTask

Project Portfolio Management is the concept of a unique strategy that refers to a centralized management process of multiple project portfolios to attain strategic objectives. Make sure you bookmark this post and revisit it again for updated future references. The post The 2019 Guide to Project Portfolio Management (PPM) appeared first on nTask.

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8 Steps for Better Issue Management

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference. As a matter of fact, you may wanna reference one of our other whiteboard sessions on how to manage project risk, which also includes seven steps to avoid selective amnesia on your team and get stuff done. This post updated December 2019).

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Overcoming a Lack of Project Resources

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference! This post was updated December 2019). Resources are limited, but your ability to manage them to fulfill the needs of your project isn’t.

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How to Write a Scope of Work (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference! This post was updated November 2019. So some people reference best practices and in this case, I call these the “must” practices. In this video, Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to write a scope of work for project management. Follow her steps to get started or use our project plan and scope document template!

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Cost Management Basics

ProjectManager.com

The triple constraint in project management refers to three metrics that define a project: cost, scope and time. Here’s a thumbnail for your reference. This post updated December 2019).

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Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

ProjectManager.com

Without one, your organization could rolling out big changes with nothing but an online reference guide and a stressed-out developer trying to make everything happen.

How to Make an Action Plan (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference: Pro-Tip: Once the action plan is done, the team is going to have to manage their tasks. This post was updated November 2019). Whether at home or at work, we all have goals. And to get there, we need action plans to get us started and keep us productive. What Is an Action Plan? What is an action plan? Generally, it’s a proposed strategy or course or action.

How to Deal with Difficult Stakeholders

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference! This post was updated December 2019). When you’re leading a project, part of what you’re doing is working with stakeholders who hired you to get that work done they way they want it.

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How to Define a Workflow Process

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference! This post was updated December 2019). Wondering how you’re going to get that project done? First you need to define a workflow process. Read on to learn how. What Is a Workflow Process?

How to Prioritize with the MoSCoW Method

ProjectManager.com

Another way to refer to this is as the minimum usable subset (MUS) or what the project must deliver. Here’s a screenshot for your reference. This post updated December 2019). Do you need help prioritizing tasks when managing a project? There’s an acronym for that!

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Capacity Planning: What It Is and How to Do It

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot for your reference! This post was updated November 2019). Capacity planning is an issue of supply and demand: one that can decide the fate of your project. Read on to learn how to plan your resources, and make sure your team members are working on the right task at the right time. What Is Capacity Planning? Capacity planning is a process that balances the available hours of teams against what the project needs.

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What Is a Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)?

ProjectManager.com

Well you know me, I’m big on terms and I like to be clear and go forward on a real definition of terms so a lot of times you’ll see me on the whiteboard sessions reference my good friend, Google. You can reference other project management sources of your own that you may use and prefer instead, but this is mine. This post was updated November 2019).

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5 Steps to Project Closure (Checklist Included)

ProjectManager.com

Add all documents together, including finalizing all project reports, then organize and archive them as historical data to be used for future reference. This post was updated November 2019. So much time and effort is put into the planning of a project, it is often forgotten that the end of a project is equally important. There’s a lot of work involved even once a project is technically complete.

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IT Governance: Definitions, Frameworks and Planning

ProjectManager.com

Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC): Invented by the Open Compliance and Ethics Group (OCEG), this term refers to a certain grouping of capabilities that combine governance, risk management and performance to achieve reliable business objectives and address uncertainty.

How to Perform a SWOT Analysis (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. What is a SWOT analysis, and why are so many successful companies using this powerful tool? Jennifer Bridges, shows you the what, why and how. She also includes a SWOT analysis example in the video, so be sure to tune in! In Review – How to Perform a SWOT Analysis. What is SWOT? It’s an analysis technique that is used in strategic planning and analysis.

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Process Optimization: Get More From Your Processes

ProjectManager.com

Document all of your findings and store in a repository that you can easily share with key stakeholders and refer back to at future dates. No process is perfect immediately. Perfection is a ceaseless effort that requires honest analysis followed by tweaks and improvements.

Project Charter Template

ProjectManager.com

The project charter is a reference and details the roles and responsibilities of the project team. It must be available for everyone on the team to use as reference. This post was updated December 2019). This project charter template assists in all phases of scope definition.

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Early experimentation is key to reducing project risk

Kiron Bondale

Inspection and adaptation are two of the pillars of the Scrum framework but all agile methods recognize the wisdom of Deming’s Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Leonardo Nogueira and Larry Mead’s Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, the best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. Welcome everybody, should have my opening title screen out here of Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019. These are really referred to as Project service boards going forward.

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

Some call it a methodology, while others refer to it as a framework. Any good movement has a manifesto, which is a public declaration of policy and intention. There have been manifestos for art movements, political movements and just about anything you can think of. More along the lines of project management, though, is the Agile Manifesto. Agile is a bit of a controversial topic in the field.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

Details are identified at the beginning of the release, during a period that agile and scrum teams often refer to as “Sprint 0”, Inception or Initiation. A Disciplined Agile Delivery Handbook for Optimizing Your Way of Working , published in January 2019. “How much detail do we need for our release plan?”.

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All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? The Only Project Management Guide you Need

Taskque

Get instant access to definitions, history, and processes, and get drilled in globally followed international standards with all the references and links that you need to become a successful project manager. The post All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? When Lori Milhaven collaborated with Laverne Johnson, the result was the first IIL (International Institute of Learning) conference.

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Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. Sometimes leading a team, project or organization goes well. Sometimes it doesn’t. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you crisis management techniques to help you successfully lead during a disaster. In Review – Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis. Jennifer noted that whether you’re leading a team , project or organization, things are either going well or poorly. It’s rare to land in the middle.

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