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.

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.

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4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated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 Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future.

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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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. I use them for packing suitcases, writing articles, inducting new members of staff and meetings. Perhaps it’s just my industry, but I don’t think so.

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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 has project management changed?

Girl's Guide to PM

Today, project managers work in all industries including legal project management, healthc are, hospitality and marketing. Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes.

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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 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 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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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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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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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 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.

Top Tips for Reducing Risks as a Construction Project Manager


Every project brings a whole lot of risk and uncertainty with it — particularly in the construction industry. The Bureau of Labor Statistics rates construction as the riskiest industry in terms of fatal work injuries. Risk #4: Outdated processes and documentation.

True Enterprise Governance – its more than just PPM!


No longer can the standard annual budgeting process and PPM tools meet the needs of organizations that have serious revenue constraints, resourcing impacts on their major projects, fast adoption of “work management” tools, and the focus on “products” and “teams” which Agile techniques promote.

Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the first of four in a series on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort. As such I am delighted to share these articles with you. Unlike traditional industries: · Projects are Temporary and Unique to Each Customer.

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


The standard part of the guide makes a paradigm shift from a process-based approach to a principle-based approach. With these changing industries, project management as a profession is also bound to be impacted. Articles PMBOK Guide 7th Edition PMI

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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.

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Triskell Software for Enterprise Governance


Very common that an IT department starts to use Triskell, and then a business group, the sales and marketing department sees what they’re doing and says, we’d like to use this tool but our terminology is totally different, our business processes are totally different. Articles

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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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. .

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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Project Management, Jungle-Style


My professional interests during this trip fell into two camps: 1) how the local tourism industry handles jungle-related projects, and 2) how forests manage themselves, thank you very much. Please describe the process in your own words…. Articles project management project manager

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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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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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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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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web


We’re very happy to welcome back Nenad Trajkovski today, Nenad is from Croatia, and after completion of faculty of electrical engineering, he started on the development and implementation of enterprise systems in companies from various industries. 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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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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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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Vendor Showcase Recap: Where There’s a Widget, There’s a Way: Unleashing the Power of Microsoft Project! – By Project Widgets


You can imagine somebody new to your company that opens this up for the first time and sees all these tasks and they’re wondering, “I wonder what the process is I should follow. And let me just kind of take you through the process for how you go about using this dialog box.

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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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Six Ways to Keep Your Team Motivated When the Going Gets Tough


No matter the industry, a project doesn’t reach its end goal without going through a period of difficulty (or a few!). Remember, you don’t do it alone—keep your team members a part of this entire process of looking back and looking forward. Articles

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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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Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner


Kyle: He has written numerous white papers, articles and delivered, engaging interactive presentations to over 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world, and as well as for the MPUG community. Let’s say you’ve got your process in place. Articles

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Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

There are some industry-recognised job titles – the ones you’ll most commonly see. In this article, we’ll go through what they mean and what you can expect to do in one of those roles. However, in this article, we’re focusing on people who predominately manage projects.

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