Top Energy Boosters for a Summer Weekend: Tips for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

Unplugging from social media is also worth considering, since it consumes a lot of time and drains mental energy. Muratgali Karimsakov , a Project Engineer at Karachaganak Petroleum Operating, has similar preferences: “Cycling or jogging, if I need release and recharge of physical energy.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process


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.

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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.

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


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.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

You can focus your energy on getting a decent plan, or setting up the governance structure, or dealing with the budget – whatever you think is the most important part to get right, right now. Templates This article contains affiliate links Consider this.

2020 351

How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

The evaluation of the new leaders should dictate the subject matter and process of the training. A leader’s attitude and energy are what can make or break projects. Build a Career Software This article contains affiliate links

2020 331

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 332

How to Build Trust and Effectively Lead Virtual Teams


Be a Stickler for Process. Some pointers: Develop processes, rules, and step-by-step procedure guidelines. Just because a process has been defined ahead of time doesn’t mean it will run smoothly, so always stay flexible to changing things as the project moves along.

2020 67

Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


So for the first time the PMBOK guide is shifting from a process based standard to a principle based standard. Such as, framework, methods, approaches, processes, knowledge areas, process groups, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs. But, when you take processes.

2020 67

Project Management, Jungle-Style


Of late, we have been focusing on renewable energy and deep recycling of all of our lodge activities. Please describe the process in your own words…. For more info on Tiger Tops Lodges, see this Jan 2020 Forbes article: Inside Tiger Tops: The First Ethical Elephant Camp In Nepal ].

2020 76

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


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.

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

The IIL Blog

Case studies on how agile methodologies have been applied to mission planning and how scrum has been used in spacecraft construction were discussed, as well as topics such as developing and delivering software, reliability and reuse of software, onboard processing, and communication.

2018 84

Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers


We’re going to review The 8 Step Process for Leading Successful Change by John Kotter. That seems to be, in my opinion, one of the leading processes to lead change in your organization. Walter Stinnett: We went in there, we actually looked all of the processes. Articles

2020 52

What Is Batching and How Can I Use It to Get More Done?

In most cases, it saves time and energy to batch similar to-dos together. Don’t avoid or procrastinate reading or responding to emails when you don’t want to spend the energy or time on it. Article Editing.

2019 277

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


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. Articles

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


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.

5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Int his article, I’ll look at 5 activities you can try in your daily team standup meeting. Because after a few weeks I realized that the energy levels weren’t what they should be for such a creative, innovative agency. We needed to inject some energy.

2020 311

Structural Agility, a next tree

Henny Portman

Structural Agility (author Jardena London) su pports business agility and rests on the core concept that structure enables flow; specifically, the flow of information, energy, and resources inside an organization. The quest to find more trees for my agile forest continues.

2020 64

5 Mistakes Every Project Manager Should Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be partnering with KnowledgeHut to bring you an article by Abhishek Gaurav today. This includes everyone who invests time and energy into the project, and is directly affected by it. Meeting deadlines and quality standards takes time and energy.

2017 311

What Is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean manufacturing principles can help your business processes gain efficiencies and, as a result, become more effective and competitive in any marketplace. In his book Principles of Scientific Management , published in 1911, he codified the process. Multi-process handing.

What Should a New Project Manager Focus On?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton, who is the well-known author and trainer behind Online PM Courses.*. A new project manager, like any other, needs to focus their energies on these four things, in that order.

2016 417

10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

It might seem dense or, worse, a way to exclude people and make them feel outside of the process. But in terms of business use, it applies to the energy or mental capacity required to deal with a situation or task. Jargon is how professionals or people within a specialized group talk.

2018 362

Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

In this article, I’ll offer seven lessons from my own project management experience that are directly relevant to you, as an entrepreneur. Before you sink your energy, passion and possibly capital into your new startup, assess whether any idea on that list is a better way to meet your purpose.

2019 397

7 Ways to Identify Risks

Project Risk Coach

Teams spend their time and energy on things that do not matter. Mixing it up occasionally will help your team think in new ways and improve the identification process. Consider reviewing this article and refine the risk identification strategy for your current or upcoming projects.

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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.

2019 210

How to Build Positive Relationships with Stakeholders


This process is no small task when your workload is high and time is limited. Graham Kenny recently wrote an article for the Harvard Business Review that brought to light five questions to identify stakeholders. Articles Communication relationship stakeholders

2020 83

15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Trust Your Processes. So set up processes that are repeatable and that work. The extra bonus benefit of having documented processes is that you can then hand the work off to someone else – they can follow the process steps just as well as you.

2017 331

Issue #3: The Best of Project Management Basics in 2018

PM Basics

These five articles got about 27000 views from project managers and leaders in 2018. In this articles, you will learn everything you need to know about project scope management. We try to preserve our energy. Read the article to learn more. I recently updated the article.

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How To Help Teams Make 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.

2016 303

4 Real-Life Tips For Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s something that my book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers , goes into in a lot of detail because if you get it wrong it’s a massive waste of expense and energy. The Processes: Getting Everyone Doing The Same Thing. This article was sponsored by Accelo.

2016 302

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy? Is the process of bringing an innovation from one economy to another economy without considered disruptive?

The Complete Guide to Time Management


Repeat the process until you find the right balance of work and rest. Take advantage of energy patterns. Throughout the day, our brain goes through periods of high energy and periods of low energy. Don’t waste the periods of high energy. Regulate your energy levels.

2020 63

Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide. Energy: Regular exercise does not just build up your physical stamina, but affords an opportunity to shift mental gears and detach from the stressful concerns of your workplace.

2019 371

Five Tips for Working Smarter, Not Harder


Working smarter (not harder) could mean the difference between a so-so project and a successful one–this article will explore five tips for working smarter, not necessarily harder.

2018 118

How to Improve Your Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Alignment

Project Risk Coach

Today, let's look at a step-by-step process to improve your strategic planning, analysis, and alignment with a particular focus on risk management. Strategic risk management is a process for identifying, analyzing, and managing risks most critical to the achievement of your goals. For instance, strategic risk management can help you invest your precious time, money, resources and energy where it counts most. The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray.

Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

Leading Answers

The second wave was the industrial revolution, when cheap, non-renewable fossil fuel energy was used to leapfrog previous levels of productivity. By increasing the store of cumulative knowledge, it accelerated all the processes of innovation and social change.

2020 78

Keeping Cool in Heated Conditions


The Association for Talent Development identified the importance of this skillset in a recent article that suggested emotional intelligence helps us to have a better understanding of how to manage emotions. Articles behavior emotions keeping cool

2019 67

15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I’ll share 15 easy ways to develop professionally. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. And, although I’m a blogger myself, I would say that 99% of blog posts and online articles don’t go deep into a subject.

2019 410

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. In this article, I’ll give you a complete overview of different PMMs and how to choose them. PRINCE2 is based on 7 principles, 7 themes and 7 processes.

2019 148

Organizational Structures that Support Faster Innovation and Evolution

Leading Answers

Small organizations can change direction quickly because they have fewer people or processes to change. Think of a thousand people all moving toward a common goal—and their organizational structures and processes to get there. This article first appeared on Here ].