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.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated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 Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future.

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Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

Way back in the world of business industries, different forms of management were similar to one another in terms of roles or tasks like schedules and deliveries. Business Process Management was not an essential tool for project management since the latter has a set of alternative factors that can work on its own. It doesn’t take a genius to work it out that each stage of the project undergo different processes that are all at work to make the desired success happen.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


We scoured the top online publications to find the 30 most widely read and shared project management articles. These three articles share some of the best practices and how-to articles to help your business reduce risks and avoid costly mistakes.

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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.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. 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

Highly talented freelancers no longer need to travel into a major metropolis to find work in their industry. Sarah Meerschaert , PMP, is a project manager working in Hamilton, NJ, USA, in the billing and payment industry. Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects?

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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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Why the agile process is here to stay (and why it should!)

Granted that the agile process isn’t the only effective workflow management methodology out there today, but it certainly is worth understanding more; organizations should at least consider how it can affect the way they work and produce in this day and age.

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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.

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. Highly talented freelancers no longer need to travel into a major metropolis to find work in their industry.

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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.

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Why We’re Not Afraid to Write Generic SEO Articles


Make note that this reasoning is going to appear more than once in this article. The ranking process has two very basic steps: Target website audit. You don’t need to go through the entire blog to see what kind of articles are published.

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How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

It’s a process to enhance the organization’s performance, as well as paving the road to numerous opportunities such as changes in job roles, structure, and work system. With these changes come a set of process or approaches to take into account to ensure that changes benefit the organization. This certain management approach helps organization revamp their overall structure in order to stay relevant in the industry and maintain their stance in the market.

Agile & Project PPM: The Better Together Story


It has been and is being used for manufacturing, engineering, construction, testing, and many other project processes that require iterations or iterative working sessions leading to a final result. Articles agile Microsoft Project PPMAgile PPM & Project.

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Split It Out (Part 2)


In Part 1 of my article “Split It Out,” we looked at ways to separate projects task into smaller parts or pieces that are more controllable. There may be other closing processes like tying up loose ends, capturing lessons learned for future projects, and thanking the team for a job well done.

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No Pain, No Gain?


In my experience with many different companies and industries, IRR is the biggest driver behind making financial decisions for most projects. A weighted scoring model is a good tool because it provides an organized process for selecting projects based on many criterions.

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

The IIL Blog

The 6th International Conference on Space Mission Challenges for Information Technology, held in Alcala de Henares, Spain, brought together scientists, engineers, and researchers from NASA, the European Space Agency, universities and industry.

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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.” For Project Managers (PMs), decision making is a ‘must-have’ skill, no matter the industry. Stay flexible, and trust in your process and knowledge. Decision-making.

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PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management


There was an initial resistance in implementing new processes, but my client was very supportive. I have written this article to share the best steps for implementing and managing project schedules in a PMO. Step II – Create Processes and Guidelines.

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Workflow Management vs. Project Management: Different but Both Critical


Whether those steps are dictated by procedure, born out of habit, or made up along the way, a workflow represents the process of getting things done. . Recurring processes and routine objectives are best served by workflow management because it’s repetitive. .

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. The lack of project management skills and the growing need for those skills is one of the biggest threats to the professional services industry. .

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Lessons Learned from Pilots … for Safe and Successful Projects


The following five “lessons learned” are pulled from the aviation industry, and treat a typical project just as a pilot would treat any flight mission…. #1 Just as within the aviation industry, justification for having a double-teamed PM crew may not balance out. Wheels up!

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A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

Years ago, many aerospace and defense industry projects were managed using war rooms. Weapons of war are more than words; they include schedules, budgets, specifications, requirements and other competing constraints as well as the organizational process assets. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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.

Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Industries Originally applied to software development but now applied within many other industries. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


He gave some examples about the automotive industry, heaven knows. You can see this whole article from earlier this year in January and exactly what they’re going to be doing, there’s a company around those three with Power platform at the top. Articles

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5 Reasons Why Using Spreadsheets is a Horrible Way to Manage Projects


Here are five ways spreadsheets make project management a more horrific process than it has to be. Unless you’re in the financial services industry or maybe the accounting department, I’m guessing not many.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management

Every trade has its trade association, an organization that represents the industry and offers training or networking. As an organization, it offers training and certification in project management, and it reports regularly on industry trends.

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16 tips for a smooth switch to agile project management

Moira Alexander

The methodology, which makes use of short development cycles to provide continuous improvement in developing a product or service, is being used across many industries due to its highly collaborative and efficient processes. To read this article in full, please click here (Insider Story Shifting to agile project management can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success.

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Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud


The title of this article, ‘Why Manufacturers are Switching to the Cloud’, can be unpacked into two questions: 1) Are manufacturers switching to the cloud? In fact, manufacturers are moving to the cloud so quickly that some are referring to the change as the Fourth Industrial Revolution.

The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)


So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again.

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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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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They realize the final solution and product can only be arrived at through a process of experimentation and use of iterative methods. He has over 24 years of project management experience in different industries and geographies.

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10 Ways to Generate Blog Ideas

The ideas below have helped me generate thousands of ideas for clients across many industries. This process also helps develop your interest, so your copy doesn’t sit there dead on the page. It allows you to see how topics, articles and companies are doing via social media.

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Agile project management: 16 tips for a smooth switch to agile

Moira Alexander

The methodology, which makes use of short development cycles to provide continuous improvement in developing a product or service, is being used across many industries due to its highly collaborative and efficient processes. To read this article in full, please click hereShifting to agile project management can greatly increase your project’s prospects for success.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Changing environments are embraced at any stage of the process to provide the customer with a competitive advantage. Sustainable development is accomplished through agile processes whereby development teams and stakeholders are able to maintain a constant and ongoing pace. Agile is also used in industries like marketing and advertising, construction, education and finance. An optimized development process. Agile Unified Process (AUP).

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‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

Being able to show you can do this consistently as well as holding industry accepted qualifications on a CV can be a significant career booster. Do you understand the procurement process? Article by Richard Lampitt, Lead PRINCE2® Trainer for SPOCE Project Management.

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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. .