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? She continued to define the two types of consultants. What Knowledge and Skills Do Consultants Need?

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. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching.

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

Epicflow Blog

If the sales rate decreases, think over all the parties participating in this process. To understand the figures, there’s nothing better than talking to the heroes involved in the process of data production. The post Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition appeared first on Epicflow.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

Does this sound like your current work project intake process? Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future.

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. Magdalena answered: I have a small consulting business – and we use Freedcamp (like basecamp). Software This article contains affiliate links

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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.

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. You will not revise and standardize your processes. Build a Career This article contains affiliate links

2020 247

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. First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal.

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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.

2019 332

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. A conference, a book, a consulting gig. Related articles.

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.

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.

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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.

2019 53

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.

2018 324

Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection

MPUG

The prefect PM for the job is one who will be able to select a system suited to handle the needs of your organization as a whole, and not just one for the people or teams with the most to say during the selection process. That is, consultants.

2020 76

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. Jules Deacon on Facebook said, “Oh, we get consultants to come in and build cultures, is this the right thing?”

2018 257

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 72

Starting a PMO

MPUG

This article is meant to give some guidance for starting a PMO and eventually growing into a Strategic PMO (SPMO). Remember, People + Process = Success. That is, it is better to run projects that have more repeatable processes. Articles PMO

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance

MPUG

Very common that an IT department starts to use Triskell, and then a business group, the sales and marketing department sees what they’re doing and says, we’d like to use this tool but our terminology is totally different, our business processes are totally different. Articles

Do NOT Resolve Project Risks for Good Career Growth

MPUG

That said, in this article, I am going to preach against proactive risk management. Proactive project risk management is a five steps process. was a medium-sized IT services and consultancy company. What is your opinion about the risk management process? Articles

PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

A few years ago, I was hired as a Project Management Office (PMO) consultant for a software products company. There was an initial resistance in implementing new processes, but my client was very supportive. Step II – Create Processes and Guidelines.

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4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template

Wrike

A recent GoSkills article spotlighted a critical gap professional services businesses need to be aware of if they want to achieve hypergrowth. Your team needs processes that empower members to be project management experts effortlessly.

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Reflection and Takeaways on Agility from the SMC-IT 2018 Space Mission Design conference

The IIL Blog

By Tom Friend – Agile Consultant / LtCol USAF (Ret). Whether it was the first aeronauts in balloons, or the Wright brothers at Kitty Hawk, explorers of flight used processes that built on incremental failures and successes.

2018 84

Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web

MPUG

He has extensive experience in working with business processes, people, knowledge in information technology, and financial accounting activities. Kyle: Currently he works as a consultant, for the implementation of business systems, and as a project manager. Articles

2020 56

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations

MPUG

If you’re using project is in a portfolio or PMO, any of the enterprise level projects, consult with your administrator before you just start changing anything in project that you may see here today that you desperately want or desperately need.

2020 52

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.

2019 79

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. In this article I’ll give you everything you need to know about producing a RACI chart for your project. Another use for it is for process mapping.

2019 371

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.

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

MPUG

I did work full-time for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario until I retired in 2016, and then started up my own consulting company, basically Office 365 and SharePoint Online. The Microsoft Teams developer platform enables integrations to existing business processes. Articles

2019 52

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

MPUG

He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator supporting the project management community for over 25 years. I’ve got some articles, in fact, I just wrote one last week for MPUG, if you haven’t seen it, talks about how agile is being used at Microsoft to eliminate bureaucracy. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools. Lean, we’ll talk about just in time or we think about continuous process improvement.

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

MPUG

I think that this is one of the things that a lot of people, consultants, people that help others, and trainers, they gloss over this. But as a consultant, of course we have the VP of strategy, I don’t know, top of my head how many sites.

2020 52

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

MPUG

He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator, supporting the project management community for over 25 years. ” 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.

2019 40

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

MPUG

He’s an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator supporting the project management community for over 25 years. There’s always a process. Well, it’s important to have a good process. Tim Runcie: So let’s think through a little bit of kind of that whole process of we’ve talked about high level with some of the tools here. So if we think about this, let’s just continue going through the process of what else can we work with?

2019 40

Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

MPUG

We were founded in 2005, and as such, we’re one of the oldest, and most established PPM consulting firms in the United States. So let me go ahead and put in a few resources and let’s just talk through the process. Articles

2019 52

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. He is a senior manager in Nexen Business Consultants as part of the Engineering group.

2016 381

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. In this article I’ll give you everything you need to know about producing a RACI chart for your project. Another use for it is for process mapping.

2016 311

How to Create a Stellar Independent PM CV That Gets Clients

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article from Sidar OK, an executive coach who supports employees wishing to increase their income by becoming an independent consultant. When I became an independent consultant 12 years ago, freelance missions were abundant. Especially for Independent Consultants.

2019 252

How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

You may wish to use a RACI Matrix to clarify who is Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed for scope activities such as defining the project scope statement, baselining the scope, verifying the scope, and controlling the scope. This article is part of the PMP Exam Series.

2016 316

Project Management for Entrepreneurs: Basic Tools for Successful Projects

Project Bliss

If you’re an entrepreneur or consultant who feels overwhelmed and wants to have more control over your work, project management can be a big help to your startup or consulting work. This is important whether you’re an entrepreneur, consultant, or small business owner.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

In the complex companies’ world, as is well-known to the experts (contrary to what is broadly thought), innovation is not only linked to a new product; the innovation can be also relative to a new process, a new company asset, a new procedure, or a new business model. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .