Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

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 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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4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated


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 Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future.

How to Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process


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.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

This includes product vendors, consulting firms, and internal providers. Other times, I on the consulting firm acting as an internal provider. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

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.

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


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.

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 ?

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 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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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 286

PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management


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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Do NOT Resolve Project Risks for Good Career Growth


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

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.

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


Tim is an accomplished speaker, consultant and educator, supporting the project management community for over 25 years. So we move kind of, basically through the process of looking at one of the tools that are available.

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4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template


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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Five Tips to Help Project Managers Make Better Decisions


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


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.

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


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: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365


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

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Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project


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

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


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.

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


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?

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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.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


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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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.

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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.

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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. .

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.

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Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

Amongst her other consulting commitments, she is one of a handful of Project Academy coaches working with Cranfield University and PA Consulting to support the UK Government’s drive to increase senior project and programme management capability across government.

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.

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

Shortly thereafter, an article about stakeholder theory was released in 1983 in the California Management Review by philosopher and professor of business administration R. He went on to publish his own book, Strategic Management: A Stakeholder Approach , shortly after the article.

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Develop Better High Performing Teams

Of course, this assumes that organizations are streamlining processes, using new digital transformation approaches or methods and are assigning competent project managers to lead small, medium and large teams. We have many influential authors, speakers and consultants in our agile community.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

In this guest article from Germain Paris, a consultant at Genius Project , we get back to basics to see perhaps where the drive is coming from, what that means, and how the practical aspects of Agile, things like SCRUM artifacts are managed.

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Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. In this article I want to focus on the process of group decision-making, so I will skip the how-to of these models.

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

When you make it collaborative by involving others in the process, responsibilities can be shared, and the amount of work can be divided.” Empower your team to develop a process that works for them, and then implement it together.

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Project Proposal Template

Process. Initial Consultation. Costs (project manager, consultation, project plan, etc.). is your one-stop shop to learn the fundamentals of the profession with informative articles, videos and guidebooks that are regularly published on the site.

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How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

There are lots of routes into project management, as I explored recently in an article on how to become a project manager. As a new project manager it helped me to become familiar with the elements of a project and formalise my processes and documentation.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. This article is going to be different to most of ours. Project leadership coach, trainer and consultant.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

Think of this article as a sampler that you might order at a restaurant that you’ve never been to but heard the food was great. Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process. Variations: Consultative, Participative and Collaborative.

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