Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. I distinguish consulting as providing advice, solutions and information; whereas coaching is more asking (hopefully insightful) questions and leading clients to find their own answers and grow in capability. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching.

Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

ProjectManager.com

What does it mean to be a project management consultant? In Review – So, You Want to Be a Project Management Consultant? What is a consultant? Jennifer addressed this question first, explaining that a consultant is simply someone who is experienced in a field and provides their expert advice in a professional context. She continued to define the two types of consultants. What Knowledge and Skills Do Consultants Need? How to Be a Consultant.

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Starting a Consulting Business

Brad Egeland

Would you like to be an independent consultant? Consider these questions before launching your consultancy. Independent consulting is not for everyone. Read the full article Do you have a marketable expertise?

Avoiding Consulting Burnout

Brad Egeland

IT consultants can get worn out or burned out in their profession for a number of reasons. Most of these reasons help identify a next potential step that should likely be taken in order to keep the consulting career going for these technical gurus.

Managing Risks as a Consulting Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

The upfront formal planning documents that we put together will differ from project to project, sometimes even the way we formalize and document requirements will differ if we are entering from the outside as a consulting project manager. Read the full article Let's face it, you'll never completely remove risks from the project.that's like saying you will undoubtedly live till you are 100 years old. It may happen, but you can't guarantee it.

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

Epicflow Blog

Written by Art Petty, this article proposes 8 tips for managers to become better decision-makers. You shouldn’t spend too much time consulting everyone regarding every decision they’re going to make. The post Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition appeared first on Epicflow.

The 8 Levers of Change

Girl's Guide to PM

When working across different departments or teams you may want to also consult with people in those areas to check with them. Skills Stakeholders change management This article contains affiliate links In their book, Leading Successful Change: 8 Keys to Making Change Work , Gregory P.

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Find an Online Outsourcing Consultant if You Need One!

TimeCamp

This is not our regular article but simply the outcome of today’s research. We were browsing the internet, searching for online consultants experienced mostly in technical and marketing outsourcing. Project Management consultants IT list outsourcing outsourcing consultant project managementIt turns out, it is not so easy to find many. Thus, we decided to share our discoveries with you and introduce some (we believe) great […].

Thursday is the New Friday (Book Review)

Girl's Guide to PM

The books seems to be aimed at independent practitioners, consultants, counsellors and people who are in a position to be able to dictate their hours. Books This article contains affiliate links

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The Stakeholder Salience Model and How to Use It

Girl's Guide to PM

The reality of managing projects is that you simply don’t have the time to go through a consultation process and do the analysis for everyone. How To This article contains affiliate links What is the stakeholder salience model?

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NLP for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

A group of very capable consultants was brought together with extensive experience of change management, behavioral change, performance management, facilitation, and blended learning. As the contract was bid and awarded as a fixed price, the lead consultant assumed a role as project manager.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

Magdalena answered: I have a small consulting business – and we use Freedcamp (like basecamp). Software This article contains affiliate links

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Home Hacks Series of Articles Coming Up

Brad Egeland

As a stay at home, self-employed IT consultant and dad of 11 (six little ones still at home), it's important for me to work productively and efficiently. Everyone! Do I have your attention? Ok, can I have your attention. please? After almost 10 years of just writing about tech and project management related topics, I am venturing out into tips for doing things differently and perhaps more wisely around the house and yard. The goal is to save money as much as possible.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

And because if you are in a consultancy or service business and customers keep asking for work that you agree to without being paid for it, you’ll go out of business. Build a Career This article contains affiliate links

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What is Visual Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

About my interviewee: Mark Woeppel is founder and president of Pinnacle Strategies, an international management consulting firm working to improve operations performance in project management and processes. Skills interview This article contains affiliate links

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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. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. In this article, I will show you exactly how to do that.

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Book review: Critical Chain

Girl's Guide to PM

If you read it and find that you do want to take the theory further, you will have to use other texts, or buy in consultancy to help you start using critical chain scheduling in project management. Books This article contains affiliate links Critical Chain by Eliyahu M.

3 Ways to Improve Life for Women in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

So do I take time “off” work at 9am to quickly book the teacher consultations or do I wait until I’m not at work, and then have to reorganise work around those consultations? Working Women This article contains affiliate links

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. Soma Bhattacharya is the blogger behind Stepping into PM , and an Agile consultant. Brett Harned is a digital project management consultant and project manager, author and conference convenor. Louise Worsley is a PPPM consultant and a visiting lecturer in project management at The University of Cape Town. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm.

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How Visual Basic for MS Project Changed my Life

MPUG

In the below resources list, I have posted a VBA structural template with all of the necessary sections, along with some hard-to-discover instructions and a few consultants I recommend. Consultant: Rod Gill via rodg@project-systems.co.nz Doing the Impossible.

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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. Mark Phillips runs a consultancy focused on high performing projects. Soma Bhattacharya is the blogger behind Stepping into PM , and an Agile consultant. Brett Harned is a digital project management consultant and project manager, author and conference convenor. Joe Pusz is President of The PMO Squad , a project management consulting firm.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

In this article, we will learn about PMOs as organizational structures, about various types of PMOs, and about traditional roles within a PMO. A PMO, like the service providers I mentioned in the example at the beginning of this article, also exists to provide value and insight into project performances. Consulting: Adopting various project management frameworks or methods. In many cases, this may result in PMOs working as a “consulting business unit” in an organization.

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Waterfall Should Have Never Existed: Part 1

MPUG

In the following two-part article, I will argue that: ‘ Agile ’ is not agile. opposite approaches to scheduling in one project in Part 2 of this article. Consulting firms knew how to maximize their profits in the 1990’s! Articles agile Hybrid Waterfall

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How to Go From Technical Expert to Leader

Girl's Guide to PM

One of the things we see regularly in our consulting clients is an approach to communications based on ‘This is what is important to me. There were a few times where I just wanted to put things into their individual folders and go back to consulting and teaching ‘normal’ courses. He has filled many roles including technical pre-sales, system administration, IT Operations management, as well as consulting and training.

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How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. About Simon: Simon Harris, CGEIT, PMP ® , PRINCE2-Agile, IPMA-D, has over 25 years of consulting and contracting experience across a variety of industries. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy. Be Productive How To Guides This article contains affiliate links

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Focusing on What Matters #IPMDay19

Girl's Guide to PM

Mike Belch, associate director at consultancy RSM, spoke to Project Magazine recently and was open about his experiences with stress. Work/Life Balance This article contains affiliate links This year, the theme of International Project Management Day is ‘Focusing on What Matters.’. IPM Day is always the first Thursday in November. So, what matters in project management? Is it delivery? Risk management? Engaging stakeholders? Benefits? Leading the team?

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Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection

MPUG

That is, consultants. Consultants are dedicated to helping companies and organizations select and implement system solutions. If an expert viewpoint is required, the advice of a consultant is invaluable. Articles Oversee project manager System Selection

2020 91

Congratulations, MVPs!

MPUG

Cindy Lewis , in a consultant role, assists customers in Microsoft Project, Project Management, and Agile methods. Dale Howard , a trainer and consultant, focuses on Microsoft Project, Project Server, and Project Online exclusively. Articles Microsoft mvp

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How to Turn a Project Around

MPUG

Well, the project recovery process does not have to be that hard, and you do not necessarily need high priced consultants to come in and fix it for you. Articles project management project recovery recover recovery

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The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMCourses.com. You may also need to consult key stakeholders. Then consult others. On my own website, at OnlinePMCourses.com, you’ll find an extended article. Expert Views This article contains affiliate linksWe all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. Without it, you’re managing a mess.

Picking a Project Management Methodology

MPUG

An excellent way to start implementing Agile is to bring in a consulting firm that specializes in Agile methodology. Articles agile Methodology project managementThe Essence of an Approach.

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Do You Have a PM or Business Idea or Article You Want Noticed?

Brad Egeland

Do you have something to say in a PM related or business strategy article but don't know how or where? The right template, sugggestion, best practice or how to article can get you noticed too by hiring organizations, recruiters or companiesnin need of an expert consultant. ​Contact me - I can help you get noticed or get some exposure for your idea, project or product

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The Big Picture with Story Map in Agile Development

MPUG

In this article, we will learn about a technique called Story Mapping , where this method can be employed as an initiation point. As you may have noticed, this article is about Story Mapping , not User Story Mapping. Articles agile agile development Story Map

2020 99

Three Features to Love about Project for the Web

MPUG

In this article, I’d like to share two NEW features and one additional feature that is sure to make every Project Server/Project Online project manager want to switch to using Project for the Web today! Articles features Project for The Web

2020 87

How to Create a Useful To-Do List for Project Management Using Microsoft Lists

MPUG

Person to consult (i.e. I will rename it to Task Name: and: Now I will add a column named Person to consult: When I choose Single line of text, I get: and: Note that I do not have to put a value in this field. Articles lists microsoft lists ms lists

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Understanding and Using Cost Rate Tables

MPUG

In this blog post article, I will show you how to set up the Cost Rate Tables for a resource and how to apply the correct Cost Rate Table rates after assigning the resource to tasks. In this blog post article, I will demonstrate this action using the Resource Usage view.

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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. Read this article on delegating tasks first. About the Author: Simon Harris, CGEIT, PMP ® , PRINCE2-Agile, IPMA-D, has over 25 years of consulting and contracting experience across a variety of industries.

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Starting a PMO

MPUG

This article is meant to give some guidance for starting a PMO and eventually growing into a Strategic PMO (SPMO). Almost 75% of PMOs fall below Level 3 on Table 2, according to Gartner Research, a prestigious consulting firm. Articles PMO

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The Case of the Accidental PM

MPUG

Even the PMI Learning Library has an article titled The Accidental Project Manager , wherein lies a listing of survival skills for this flavor of manager. The exception here is the PM Consultant, who often trains as well as consults (and tends to be more like The Professional ).

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Project Requirements Management – Part 2: Gathering and Writing Requirements Transcription

MPUG

The on-site system, which has the higher readings, shall be consulted in case of irregular readings by the mobile system. Articles business project management project requirements management transcription

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