Request for Information (RFI) Template

To get the answers questions and capture the back and forth with the supplier in a paper trail, a request for information (RFI) is required. Having a procedure which brings clarity to the procurement process helps the project run smoothly. What Is a RFI, or Request for Information?

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The Risk Management Process in Project Management

When you start the planning process for a project, one of the first things you need to think about is: what can go wrong? In this article, we’ll discuss strategies that let you get a glimpse at potential risks, so you can identify and track risks on your project.

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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. At first, the concept of the project management process and its practical adaption can seem a little daunting, but this article will give you everything you need to set up PM processes and phases at your business. How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

If minutes are produced from your daily standups, your delivery process may be fragile

Kiron Bondale

The team should welcome an outsider who is genuinely interested in the team’s work and should invite them to participate as an observer at the event, or, if they are unable to do so, point them to the key information radiators and artifacts (e.g.

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The Ultimate Guide to Process Management in 2021


This “oiling the cogs” in the organizational paradigm is Process Management. What is Process Management? Usually, Process Management consists of the following: Purging any redundant and wasteful process. Improving the work processes so that work can be done in less time.

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Data-Informed Retrospectives

TL; DR: Data-Informed Retrospectives. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives. As I have observed in practice, many Scrum Teams either limit the data gathering part of the Retrospective, thus lacking vital information.

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Project Decision-Making: A Process Guide For How To Do It Better

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s helpful to have a decision-making process or framework to guide you, especially when faced with complex problems that require additional info from others. In this article, I will provide more detail on a framework for making better decisions in an effective, rational and ethical way.

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10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business


To generate a clear business case, organizations need to write business operations with sustainability in mind, which can be done by the following two steps: Document their business processes. Implement effective process improvement techniques for sustainability.

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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it


According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties. What is Business Process Improvement? Generally, business processes can be divided into three key types.

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. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. We are not process workers, production line operations – or trained gerbils. It needs processes.

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Inside the PMP Question Writing Process

Leading Answers

Information is power, and it never hurts to be more aware of the process before taking the exam. Discussing the relative merit of the PMP or the application process is outside the scope of this article. This complete process is depicted below: Why This is Useful.

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.

12 Crucial Process Management Tips For An Effective Outreach Campaign


Link building is the process of acquiring hyperlinks from other high-quality websites that are relevant to your niche — when this occurs, Google takes it as a vote of confidence in your work, your trustworthiness, and your authority. Some Process Management Hacks for Your Outreach Campaign.

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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.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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.

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

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. The new emergence of business techniques call for merging the two together: gone are the days where project management was an independent branch of the business organization—for the success of the project, it has to be dependent on business process management. Business Process Management: What You Need to Know.

Suppliers, Inputs, Processes, Outputs, and Customers—Oh My!


We were tasked with creating a flowchart of our overall business processes and product production for an upcoming CMMI audit. Fortunately, I was invited to sit in on the audit process while my teammates were interrogated over each and every step of our process. Articles

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Ensuring Smart Work Management Processes for Agile Project Managers In 2021


Project management process is a complex maze that not everyone knows how to ace every single time. But if you have a process or plan in mind related to the needs and requirements of your project, then it is a piece of cake.

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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.

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


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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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. Summary: The article covers seven high-level project management steps to help project managers achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, to increase their project success rates and career prospects.

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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. Lax communication might work well for smaller teams, but as business scales, you need a project intake request process that helps you manage both your current and incoming work properly. Here are some project intake process best practices.

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


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. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. So, people have the information and the tools that they need, right from within the context of Microsoft Teams.

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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. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. You use outputs from the previous steps in the next step in the process. You need to evaluate each process.

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. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? So, it must: Follow a set process.

7 Best IT Management Softwares to Use in 2021


This information management software is the lifelines of tech businesses nowadays. Atera is an incredible IT management software that allows you to manage and monitor different information technology processes simultaneously from one central hub.

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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

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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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. In this article, we’re going to take a moment to share three best practices we’ve discovered while working with our clients over the past 15 years. As your organization grows, you’ll be managing more information due to increased resources and projects.

How To Combat Marketing Bottlenecks With a Streamlined Intake Process


Whether due to a lack of a streamlined intake process , unclear ownership of project tasks and requirements, or setbacks in the approval phase, these marketing bottlenecks can threaten the successful and timely delivery of your projects. . Expediting the approval process.

How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process


Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. Each one was originally conceived to support a particular process and outcome, and when you use the methodology that matches your project specifics, making routine (non-urgent) decisions is a lot simpler. When all stakeholders have the same information, expectations are mutually understood and arriving at a consensus takes less time.

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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User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process


You spend so much time and money building a beautiful website and tool, writing informative blog posts, running ads and marketing campaigns. 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? You can always ask for that information later.

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7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2021 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

Girl's Guide to PM

However, there a wide range of books available to help you understand the core themes, principles and processes of PRINCE2. It’s informally written and condenses a lot into the pages. Books This article contains affiliate links

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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.

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Webinar Recap – Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Lynette Reed’s session, Finding a Perfect Match: A Look at Both Sides of the Interviewing Process, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. Dr. Lynette Reed: So let’s get started and begin with this career builders information.

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Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes


Communication is the life force of each and every project and business so it needs to be fully effective to enrich the process. A dysfunctional communication process will undermine what you are trying to achieve. This is a guest post by Michelle Gillam.

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. Subjective quality criteria and ad-hoc approval can work fine for small agencies, but any business that wants to scale will want to standardize the how, when, who, and what of the approval process. A document approval process.

How To Manage Constantly Changing Requirements

Girl's Guide to PM

Note: This article assumes you are working in a predictive environment. Work on what you can manage, and put a process in place for adapting to future changes. Any changes after this need to be assessed and taken through the change control process. A request for change process.

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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. Bonus: Use the Agile board to move your articles through the workflow. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. Simply put, a workflow is a clearly defined, sequential process of the optimal way to get things done.

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The Stakeholder Salience Model and How to Use It

Girl's Guide to PM

This is useful information for tailoring your engagement activities and working out with whom to invest your time. An example would be the future process owner who will be responsible for running the activities resulting from the project’s deliverables.

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