Project Management Processes & Phases

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. This involves another set of processes: Scope: Make sure the project deliverables have been completed as planned.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

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Delphi Technique In Project Management (How to + Example)

PM Basics

Delphi Technique Example. Delphi Technique Process. There is a step-by-step process: Select the expert that you would like to question. ” It takes some skill to continue the information gathering process casually. It speeds up the process.

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Project Scope Example: Scope Baseline, Project Scope Statement

PM Basics

For example, defining 100% of the required work is problematic. Today, I want to explain how to do it faster and in a more reliable way AND with a real-life example. Real-Life Project Scope Example. Below is the project scope example for a small real project. (I

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Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

But let me simplify it for you in this article. Here you will find examples of risk responses for both threats and opportunities. So, I would suggest you review examples of dealing with different risks on a real project first. Introduce new processes and workflows.

5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

Something you can do to make decision making easier is to have a process for it. A process helps you step through the different options to give yourself confidence that you’ve covered all the angles and are ready to make the decision. The Decision Making Process. The decision making process is the main tool for making decisions. For example, will your decision lead to more decisions on how to resource or pay for your chosen course of action?

12 Kanban Board Examples for Beginners

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If you’re struggling to find some relevant Kanban board examples, we’ve put together this list of real-life situations when you might use them. If you don’t yet know how the Kanban process works, find out more about it and its usage from our extensive Kanban board guide.

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Brilliant SMART Goal Examples for Managers


Goal setting is a fundamental part of the project planning process. Let’s take a closer look at what that means, along with some SMART goal examples for managers. Example Two: The sales team for a popular electronics chain wants to increase its sales of the new XYZ tablet.

Risk Register Example – All You Need to Know About It

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Simple Risk Register Example. For example, linking to the top-level item means threats to the project outcome. For example, you can use the following: The common ones: scope, schedule, cost, quality, and HR. Risk Register is the most important document in the project management.

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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.

Risk Management Examples: 9 Behind the Scenes Stories

PM Basics

These risk management examples will help you to broaden the understanding. List of Risk Management Examples in This Article. I recommend you to read the whole article. If it’s too big for you – choose a story from the list: Fixed Deadline Risk Management Example.

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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. So what are the impacts of over-processing on the project manager’s part?

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was given a book called “ How to Manage Change Effectively: Approaches, Methods, and Case Examples ” by Donald Kirkpatrick that changed my career. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

6 Best Gantt Chart Examples For Project Managers


Say Hello To These Gantt Chart Examples Finishing a project on time and on budget is every manager’s goal. Whether you’re building a new home or starting a new product development process, every project starts with a good plan.

9 Steps to Build a Go To Market Strategy (Framework and Examples)


For brevity’s sake, in this article, I’m going to use the word “product” to represent anything you’re looking to launch—a product, service, offering, or brand. For example, you integrate with more tools they already use, or you have a mobile version.

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

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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.

How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. You need to evaluate each process.

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.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article. For example, in some companies, project management standards are set by a centralized department such as a PMO.

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.

Gap Analysis Template | Gap Analysis Example


For this purpose, a Gap Analysis Template can be used.Check out article with Gap Analysis Example in excel and word. Gap Analysis Process The first step in a gap analysis process is to identify where you would like your project to be.

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User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process


Let’s take a deep dive into what makes a powerful user onboarding process, the tools and resources you have at your disposal, and some of the best practices used by your favorite startups and companies. Here's how we've structured this article: What (exactly) is user onboarding?

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

I was given a book called “ How to Manage Change Effectively: Approaches, Methods, and Case Examples ” by Donald Kirkpatrick that changed my career. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first.

PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group


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


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. Workflow examples: 7 places when and where to utilize workflows.

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. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process.

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings. But, as usual, caveat agilist: Focus on the outcomes, not the processes.

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

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Processes – this is where all the technical PM skills will sit. It is not a case of the process domain having all the agile questions, for example. Build a Career Training PMI PMP Training This article contains affiliate links

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

I offered four examples and then said ‘Guess what my tip would be for 2019?’. For example, Cardsmith has customers using Kanban to manage bookkeeping and accounting work. When projects get tough, it’s relationships not processes that make the difference between success and failure.

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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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Take Your Questions From Good To Great: 15 Examples

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You may be focused on squeezing out incremental gains – how can we process 2% more transactions per day through this system? You need to gather examples and facts before you make a move. A powerful article from Tim Ferriss (one of my favorite authors).

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10 Steps To Streamline Work Process And Improve Workflow


Whether its work allocation, quality inspection, project monitoring, or simply going through a to-do list, project managers and teams often complicate processes which are easy to implement. You need to know how each process in every division or department of your business operates.

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.

7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. Software This article contains affiliate links

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What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

These tend to be transformative programmes, delivering organisational or cultural change such as a restructure or fundamentally changing the operating principles of the business (going paperless, for example). An example of a mandatory programme would be GDPR.

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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. Here are four examples: The way you conduct one-on one meetings. For example, Cardsmith has customers using Kanban to manage bookkeeping and accounting work.

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Better Collaboration Project Management Books This article contains affiliate links

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10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. In this article I’ll look at 10 questions managers should ask themselves before starting a new project. The simplest example is if your business builds new software.

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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. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

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. For example, if you develop software that your peers use, then your customer is internal. You can ask survey questions about any part of a product or process.

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