Project Management Processes & Phases

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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. In project management there are five phases: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing. Close.

Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

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And it’s only fair to acknowledge that some of the things I have been saying in training sessions fo the last 20+ years track back to Paul’s advice closing a project well. In this article, we will examine each of them in detail.

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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

For any closed loop control system ‒ let’s assume we want to manage our project with such a system ‒ has a signal representing the current state of the system. DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. Related articles.

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. See link below on Closed Loop Control). Related articles. Closed Loop Control.

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.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

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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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.

How to Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process

Workamajig

A document approval process is crucial for streamlining your operations and bring order to your creative workflow. Learn how to create one in this article. This is why developing a document approval process is crucial for every agency. A document approval process.

PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? In this article I am answering: What are the processes? What are the Process Groups for? What are the processes. A process is a set of activities to produce desired output.

What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process

Planio

We do the same steps, go through the same process, and start from scratch expecting something different to happen when we could save hours a week implementing workflows. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. How processes help you work smarter, not harder.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Engagement is closely related to motivation. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process.

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Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Ace the PMP Exam is designed to help you learn the contents in an order that makes most sense so it covers process outputs, for example, before inputs and tools so you understand what you are trying to achieve before you learn how to do it.

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Many change management processes fail because simple logistical or tactical details were overlooked, or the team wasn’t properly equipped.

Knowledge Management: Share the Wisdom

Project Management Essentials

Knowledge Management (KM) is broadly defined as the process of creating and sharing information across the organization. I kept building systematic and codified processes. Explicit knowledge is rule-based processes and procedures. Closing a Project: Ask the Right Questions.

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Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. The survey should be designed to ask questions that allow customers to provide information about their use of or perception of the process, service, or product.

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How to Delegate Tasks With More Confidence and Less Stress

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Delegate Tasks With More Confidence and Less Stress , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is a guest article from Simon Harris from Logical Model. Long ago I found being delegated to was often a confusing process.

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

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success. Related articles.

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Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners

MPUG

The retrospective process consists of two words: Retro – meaning recent past, and. You can define the retrospective process as: “A recurring workshop in which the team looks back on their work over a period, reflects upon it, and learns. Look at the wording closely.

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Agile & Project PPM: The Better Together Story

MPUG

It has been and is being used for manufacturing, engineering, construction, testing, and many other project processes that require iterations or iterative working sessions leading to a final result. Close, daily cooperation between businesspeople and developers. Agile PPM & Project.

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What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2019 Changes

MPUG

Now that we know the change process for the PMP examination and we’ve covered the important dates, let’s get to what the changes actually are. Planning: Outlines the processes to establish the scope of the project, refine objectives on scope, time, cost, quality, etc.

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Understanding “What Changed” After Approving Task Updates from PWA

MPUG

To begin the process of working with local fields, launch Microsoft Project and connect to Project Online. To begin the process of renaming local fields, click the Project tab to display the Project ribbon. Click the OK button when finished to close the Graphical Indicators dialog.

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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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Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

In this article, I hope to provide you with a deeper understanding of these concepts. However, in this article, our focus will be on projects. Tracking and Reporting: Processes to record and report the status of benefits. Articles Benefits Realization Management

No Pain, No Gain?

MPUG

Note: Excel’s NPV function is not perfect and has some quirks, so the NPV numbers you see are close, but not exactly the correct number. Again, Excel’s IRR function is not perfect and has some quirks, so the IRR numbers you see are close to the correct number although not exact.

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Webinar Recap: They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

MPUG

So we move kind of, basically through the process of looking at one of the tools that are available. And then I’ll say testing, and then I’ll say, close out. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s They Finally Did It!

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Webinar Recap: How to get and see Project Information in Power BI

MPUG

Collin Quiring: You can, however, on your desktop file, if you just have one, you can export your data preferably to X amount or to XM Excel, and you go through a mapping process. So, now I’m going to close that. So I’m just going to say close and apply.

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Tad: Let’s talk about that innovation process. Tad: Delivering innovation, like most things, is a gated process where we go through and have some sparks.

Repairing a Polluted Enterprise Global File

MPUG

By following this process, notice in Figure 5 what shows up in the Enterprise Global: the local Work table, along with the new enterprise _Duration table. Click the Close button to close the Organizer. Save, close, and check in the Enterprise Global. Background.

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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. Then I can close and finish this idea. Articles

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.

Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

We’ve always talked about initiating a Project, then planning it, executing it, keeping some change controls going in it and then closing it. You get to choose your tool, simple, the process is-. It’s very visual, and I think with that, we are coming to a close.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

MPUG

So let me go ahead and put in a few resources and let’s just talk through the process. Let me close the Task Form pane. I’ll go ahead and close my sample file. Let me go ahead and let me close this sample file. But Dale, back to you before we close out.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM

MPUG

That is a best practice is to be as close to the customer or the person who is actually viewing and defining what is the stakeholder that I want or what I’m representing. We want to keep them as close to the team that’s building. There’s always a process. Well, it’s important to have a good process. So if we think about this, let’s just continue going through the process of what else can we work with? Did you want to close?

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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. Human resources, on the other hand, wants to drive alignment on job descriptions, and streamline the interview process. There’s some great articles here. Articles

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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. ” And if you look closely on my screen, you’ll see a Planner icon. And there it is here on the right, let me just close my view.

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Webinar Recap: How to Link Tasks Using a Master Project Schedule

MPUG

You really don’t want to find out that it’s absolutely too late or pretty darn close to it that you missed something that had a hanging logic. Really the process is just the same. Articles

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Webinar Recap: Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

MPUG

And you can see as I click and start the drag process, it shows me a little shadow box and I put that task I’m dragging over another box, and it tells me, “Do you want to put it to the left of that, you want to put it to the right of that, or below that?”

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. 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 the tasks and improving the processes.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

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One such is Six Sigma, which is used to improve the quality of an output in a process. It’s a way to continuously achieve stability and predictable results from a process. Project Management Processes & Phases. Project management is thriving.

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