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. Communications: Decide how information will be disseminated, to whom and with what frequency.

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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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. What information do you need to be able to take the next step? Get the stats or talk to people who can help inform you.

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

Epicflow Blog

If the sales rate decreases, think over all the parties participating in this process. To understand the figures, there’s nothing better than talking to the heroes involved in the process of data production. Analyze additional information before making a decision.

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. An In-Depth Information with the Project Components.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

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 Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future.

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ivor Davies’ Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Instead, they can access and act on information right from within the Microsoft Teams experience.

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

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. Using the information you make available, they decide whether to: Continue the project to its next stage. What is a Stage Gate Process?

Webinar Recap: How to get and see Project Information in Power BI

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Collin Quiring’s How to get and see Project Information in Power BI webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Welcome to today’s MPUG Webinar, How to Get and See Project Information in Power BI.

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

PM Basics

You operate with an enormous amount of information. 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.

Information Technology Risk Management

Herding Cats

and as always - you can't manage risk, without making estimates of the probability of occurrence, probability of the impact from the risk, and for the irreducible uncertainties, the statistical processes driving the naturally occurring variance and the needed cost, schedule, and technical margin to protect to project's success from the uncertainties. Information Technology Risk Management from Glen Alleman. Related articles. Information Technology Estimating Quality.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017

MavenLink

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 futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

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. What information do you need to use to optimize your portfolios?

How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process

Teamweek

Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. When all stakeholders have the same information, expectations are mutually understood and arriving at a consensus takes less time.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

Countless business articles have provided you viable information regarding project portfolio management , accompanied by its objective, the roles of the portfolio manager, and the benefits of the project portfolio management as a whole. And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #1 – Commitment from the Executives.

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User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process

Planio

You spend so much time and money building a beautiful website and tool, writing informative blog posts, running ads and marketing campaigns. Here's how we've structured this article: What (exactly) is user onboarding? The essential elements of a great onboarding process.

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. Project Management Skills Software This article contains affiliate links

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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. This is why developing a document approval process is crucial for every agency. A document approval process.

Coping with information overload

Lynne Cazaly

A Time Inc article suggests modern psychologists and neurologists have found more reasons why we dream. Using PET scans and MRI imaging they’ve discovered what our brain is trying to do - after a full day’s work of overwhelming meetings and information dumps. ccognitive load coping cognitive overload information overload sensemaking thinking

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

Planio

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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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. I will often not specifically ‘engage’ senior steering group members because they have already heard the information from me through our governance processes.

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Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

Herding Cats

To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Document needed information in writing. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. It's not for the listener to be clear, concise, informative, it's the speaker or writer. Related articles.

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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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Girl's Guide to PM

I have a whole pack of information on stakeholder engagement on projects so for now, let’s focus on what’s commonly taught in project management courses, and look at stakeholder management. There won’t be any surprises as they’ve seen the process the whole way through.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

You can leave the detailed stuff until your review is finished but having something at high level will eventually inform your detailed project planning for the next 6 months. Action if there is no budget plan or information: Back to the PMO or your Finance team. Consider this.

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Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management

Leankor

Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product.

Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

Business analysis helps ensure your project delivers the intended business value and that business needs, requirements, and processes are well-understood, leading to a more streamlined implementation process. 3: Create Shared Communication Expectations to Stay Informed.

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Books This article contains affiliate links

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PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

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.

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. The new leader assimilation process helps overcome problems occurring in all of these areas, as detailed in the next section. Build a Career Software This article contains affiliate links

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal.

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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. Voice of the Customer is information that represents the wants and needs of your users or customers. You can gather this information proactively or reactively.

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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. Always ask for those pieces of information before spending any more on anything. Related articles.

Mathematical Definitions - Again Misused to Convey Unsubstantiated Information

Herding Cats

Forecasting is the process of making a forecast or prediction. Estimating is about the past, present, and future outcomes of a process, a model, or some external observation. Related articles. It's popular in the #NoEstimates community to claim Forecasting is not E stimating. Using English Dictionaries, they build a case using logical like this.

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Why We’re Not Afraid to Write Generic SEO Articles

ActiveCollab

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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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. These measures, corrective actions, and resulting outcomes operate in the presence of statistical and probabilistic processes. Stochastic process control is the field of study.

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

Many of the authors, trainers and experts I contacted wrote back to me with A LOT of information. If you owe someone information, or have promised to deliver something, deliver it. Be Productive Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links

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Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success. Related articles.

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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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