How to Track Percent Complete

Girl's Guide to PM

When you are trying to calculate percentage complete in a Gantt chart, you need to take into account various different figures, and get lots of information from other people. There are simple ways to track percent complete on your project, so you know what to input into your software.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. I caught up with Ruth to find out more about how to motivate teams and why it’s something you should be actively doing. So how do we do it? Engagement is closely related to motivation.

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Girl's Guide to PM

You are also responsible for your team, and making sure they have the skills required to do their jobs. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team. However, you should also consider how good they are at doing the work of projects – project management.

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Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

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. Organization: Note how the project will be organized, including reporting on progress.

How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Girl's Guide to PM

But how do you come up with the answer? Sometimes, the answer to a problem is staring you in the face. There is only one sensible solution to fixing an issue. You are confident that using that approach is going to get you where you need to be. How To

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Bliss

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. But how do you come up with the answer? Sometimes, the answer to a problem is staring you in the face. There is only one sensible solution to fixing an issue. So how do you get over these hurdles?

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How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to make a disaster recovery plan. In Review – How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan. Then when a disaster occurs, and it will, a plan is laid out about how to recover and rebuild what has been lost.

Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done. You need to know how to get people on your team and get them to do the work at the right times. Project resource management is how you do this. How T

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? But what does it take to get there? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? Also, aim to have fewer goals.

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How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Harry Hall from projectriskcoach.com. A risk response is the way you intend to address the risk. something unwelcome that will happen to the project), the categories for risk response are: Avoid Transfer Reduce Accept.

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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. Your team knows there are opportunities to improve, but you don’t want to waste time on the wrong things. But how can I do that?” Click To Tweet.

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

How do you get a quick overview of what is happening on your project? When deadlines seem to be zooming past at a frightening rate, and this is only one of several projects you are juggling at the same time, it can feel like you don’t have a grip on what’s happening on your project.

2019 389

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. Scroll to the bottom to get it. In this article I’ll give you everything you need to know about producing a RACI chart for your project.

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How to Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

How many times have you experienced scope creep ? You continue to see changes to the requirements. Let's explore how to manage project scope. When we use the word "scope", it is helpful to specify the type of scope—product scope or project scope.

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3 Easy Ways To Make a Gantt Chart (Giveaway + Free Excel Template)

Girl's Guide to PM

Enter to win a one year license for Office Timeline, perfect for creating Gantt charts in Powerpoint, by clicking here. The Gantt chart format is a poor way to communicate to stakeholders. Get access to over 20 project management templates, ebooks, checklists and more.

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How to Reduce Issues in Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

In this article, I will share three primary issues in scope management–not including all the work, gold plating, and poor alignment with objectives and goals.

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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. Would you like to make 2018 a successful year for your projects? But what does it take to get there?

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

PM Basics

You need to apply knowledge and skills from all aspects of project management. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. It’s a step by step guide to project planning. You need to understand it.

Premortem on Projects: How to Do It & Why

ProjectManager.com

It’s a great way to learn from your mistakes and repeat those actions that worked as planned. Yes, it’s very helpful in setting up your next project to stay on track. But what about if you had one prior to initiating a new project? That process is called a premortem.

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

ProjectManager.com

Team productivity is one of the most important ingredients in business, and it’s everyone’s responsibility to keep themselves on track. Without productivity, projects can fall behind deadlines, leaving teams scrambling to deal with the consequences.

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

A stable and sturdy project management is one of the crucial factors to make a project process work. In the corporate world, an organization needs more than just top-notch tools and up to date process to bring the project to its full potential—it also needs a strong manpower, a human resource that has a particular set of skills and capabilities that will greatly contribute the entire organization.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

There are so many variables to consider. One that seems to confuse decision-makers often is buying for the growth stage they are at vs. the stage that they project to be at in the future. When it comes to effective resource management – time is of the essence.

How to Improve User Adoption of SharePoint for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be working with BrightWork to bring you this article by Micheál Clesham. Read on to find out how to get your free SharePoint project management template. ‘A With an abundance of different tools and approaches, it’s easy to be overwhelmed.

2019 360

How to Onboard Your Team to a New Project Management System

Epicflow Blog

You probably already have a new project management system in mind or are at least considering choosing one to improve team productivity and take your project planning achievements to the next level. Naturally, you can’t fully predict your employees’ reaction to new software.

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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. Long ago I found being delegated to was often a confusing process.

2018 303

How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

He thinks his project managers have identified most of their risks, but he’s not sure where to focus his attention. Let’s look at how to actually define risk categories and how they can help Tom (and you). Second, it allows you to identify common causes.

The What, Why, and How of Process Mapping

Project Risk Coach

Operational risks includes people risk, technology risk, external event risk, and process risk. In this article, let's talk about process risk and how to reduce these risks through process mapping. The people that know how to get things done are now gone.

How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This article was inspired by Ben Snyder’s book, Everything’s a Project. How can I deal with a project team member whose attitude sucks?”.

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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. I will get him to join the Facebook Live in just a moment. What I wanted to – ah, maybe there is somebody watching.

2018 287

How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process

Teamweek

To move in the opposite direction- towards simplicity- requires a touch of genius. Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. Here are some tips to get you started.

How To Write Clear Project Goals

Project Risk Coach

In today's article, I will give you a simple method to write clear goals every time. The crow did not have sufficient strength to push the pitcher over. In risk management, we ask ourselves—what may help or hinder our ability to achieve our goals.

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Buyer Persona: How to Make One that Actually Helps

ProjectManager.com

To know your customer, you don’t need to know what toothpaste they use or what toilet paper is next to their toilet. However, what you do need to know is who they are, what they think, and why they buy. To do this, you need to create a buyer persona for your business.

2019 279

Lessons Learned Management Techniques [Podcast]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Lessons Learned Management Techniques [Podcast] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It was great to chat to Cornelius again, and we shared lots of tips for the process of lessons learned. The Resource Library is free to join!

2017 247

How to Create an Online Presence for Your Business

ProjectManager.com

Consumers tend to trust a business that they can research online, rather than a business with no online presence at all. I’ve helped many businesses join the digital age, and this article will get you on the right path to increase your chances at success.

2019 358

5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

Every day, we’re expected to take some action and that inevitably means making a decision about something. It might be something small like whether or not to call a meeting. Or it might be something substantive like whether to escalate an issue to your sponsor. Get a free decision log template to help you track the decisions you make. Now check your email to confirm your subscription. You might not feel like you have the right to make the decision.

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. To add to your problems, “quality” is inherently subjective in nature. Over to You.

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. Each project manager talks about their career journey and how they got into project management. She explains how she made the transition.

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How to Manage Expectations on Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Grace Windsor from BrightWork. Have you ever delivered a project on time and within budget only to discover that your client is unhappy with the final result? This came out of the blue, as everything seemed to be progressing according to plan.

2017 287

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this. The most successful projects have well-developed controls in place from start to finish.

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How To Make Stakeholder Management Easier

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make Stakeholder Management Easier , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. And this scenario, which I can definitely sympathise with: Project Information is provided to senior management and key stakeholders.

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