Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. Cost: Estimate the costs involved across the project and formulate a budget. Get Buy-In for a New PM Process.

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

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this. The post How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget appeared first on arraspeople.

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The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. We start with 5 steps for how to put a proposal budget together and then Edoardo shares a worked (fictional) example to show you what the budget would look like once it is completed. Example of Proposal Budget.

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How to Create a Project Budget: A Must-Read Guide for Agencies

Workamajig

Mastering the art of creating a project budget is a crucial skill for any agency. Learn how to create a project budget in our new article. So much of your success as an agency depends on getting the project budget right. Breaking Down the Project Budget.

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 To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. You need to evaluate each process. Develop budget.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes.

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How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments.

Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

But there’s little your project sponsor, your client, or their Finance Director care about more than your budget and how closely you can stick to it. What is not negotiable is the budget. So, in this feature article, we’ll look at: What project cost management is.

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.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

Countless business articles have provided you viable information regarding project portfolio management , accompanied by its objective, the roles of the portfolio manager, and the benefits of the project portfolio management as a whole. And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #1 – Commitment from the Executives. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #5 – Balance is Key.

User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process

Planio

Let’s take a deep dive into what makes a powerful user onboarding process, the tools and resources you have at your disposal, and some of the best practices used by your favorite startups and companies. Here's how we've structured this article: What (exactly) is user onboarding?

Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

We all want more successful projects – projects that deliver their intended business value and are delivered on time and on budget. In this article, we’ll look at 5 specific ways project managers can collaborate with business analysts to help create more successful projects. #1:

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I think 2019 will continue to focus on business success metrics and less about scope, schedule and budget, but I see 2019 being a year of tools, tools, and more tools. When projects get tough, it’s relationships not processes that make the difference between success and failure.

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Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government. Related articles. When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. .

8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

Girl's Guide to PM

But I get that not everyone can afford $6 for a project workbook and budget tracker. So here are some places to find free project management templates and other resources, and some low cost/high value resources that I find myself recommending frequently to people who are on tight budgets.

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What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

As long as you know where you want to get to overall, you can broadly make sure that you achieve that with the resources and budget that you have. Project Management in the Real World Project Management Skills This article contains affiliate links

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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.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. I think 2018 is going to bring more focus on business success metrics and less about scope, schedule and budget.

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

Showing up late and over budget does not produce the needed Value. This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. Related articles.

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How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to Project Management - Get projects done with more confidence and less stress.

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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

Budgets and timelines can be created and adjusted quickly, as per the team’s actual capabilities and performances. Make informed course adjustments to improve performance and product quality while refining project processes. Articles agile project management scrum scrum meeting

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Split It Out (Part 2)

MPUG

In Part 1 of my article “Split It Out,” we looked at ways to separate projects task into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable. There may be other closing processes like tying up loose ends, capturing lessons learned for future projects, and thanking the team for a job well done.

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No Pain, No Gain?

MPUG

Regardless, financial analyses should still be done on these typical “sure projects,” so you can find out how much is left over in your budget for opportunity projects. Articles internal rate of return net present value Project Financial Analyses return on investment

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The Shape of Performance Reporting

MPUG

Communication management includes project status tracking and reporting processes. Variance is usually measured as time, such as days behind timetable, or as cost, such as dollars over budget. Articles Microsoft Project performance reports reporting

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Five Tips to Help Project Managers Make Better Decisions

MPUG

By definition, decision making is “the thought process of selecting a logical choice from the available options.” A simple decision making process goes something like this: Identify that a decision needs to be made. Stay flexible, and trust in your process and knowledge.

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Workflow Management vs. Project Management: Different but Both Critical

Wrike

Whether those steps are dictated by procedure, born out of habit, or made up along the way, a workflow represents the process of getting things done. . Recurring processes and routine objectives are best served by workflow management because it’s repetitive. .

The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track

Function Point

The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track. They can be a reason to celebrate and they can also be an indicator of when things aren’t going to plan with your creative agency process. A little while ago, we published this post on KPIs for ad agencies , and today we’re giving you a few more to help you track the success of your creative agency process. This article was contributed by former Function Point employee, Katherine Elliotte.

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The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track

Function Point

The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track. They can be a reason to celebrate and they can also be an indicator of when things aren’t going to plan with your creative agency process. A little while ago, we published this post on KPIs for ad agencies , and today we’re giving you a few more to help you track the success of your creative agency process. This article was contributed by former Function Point employee, Katherine Elliotte.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

MPUG

Our claim to fame is a 98% success rate with delivering projects on time, on budget, and within scope. So let me go ahead and put in a few resources and let’s just talk through the process. They introduced two kinds of cost resources known as budget cost and expense cost.

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Weapons of war are more than words; they include schedules, budgets, specifications, requirements and other competing constraints as well as the organizational process assets. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

This is something that we even want to go a little bit left of initiation and then as we go through, and plan and execute, provide change, control processes and close out a project that, that can continue as well. I can see by the year I have a total budget of 66 million. Articles

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

” So want to continue to do that, and again, for those of you that are on the MPUG membership, there are other articles, videos and things that we’ve been doing over the last few years. It doesn’t mean that you won’t be doing wireframes, so it doesn’t mean you won’t be doing process maps. million, and it’s three years over budget, it’s because you’re trying to bolt everything in the kitchen sink.

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365

MPUG

The Microsoft Teams developer platform enables integrations to existing business processes. They need to store budget documentation and files, and they need to share economic trends and news. There’s some great articles here. Articles

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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. PMBOK 6th Edition The PMBOK 6th Edition changed the process name of "Control Risks" to "Monitor Risks." Changes in project risks are inevitable.

Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

The Plan the Release process goal. In Figure 1 you see the process goal diagram for how a team may plan the initial release of a software-based solution. This is the focus of this article, as shown by the red rectangle. “How much detail do we need for our release plan?”.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. COO attention = budget.

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