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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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. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

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Stories about Stories in Agile Development


The process is a complex one with many stakeholders involved over months, sometimes years. In this process, written requirements with written words are many times inadequate, sometimes even inaccurate, and most of the time said requirements don’t convey the real intent.

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Big Announcements from Ignite 2019


Attendees explore new hands-on experiences that will help them innovate in areas such as security, cloud, and hybrid infrastructure and development. It includes a new set of robotic process automation capabilities called UI flows, now available in public preview.

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Integrated Change Control


Integrated change control (ICC) is the process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes, and managing changes to deliverables with documentation. Keep in mind that maintaining quality is an important part of this decision making process.

BrightWork Project and Portfolio Management Software for SharePoint*


Using templates ensures that projects are started the right way every time, and that the entire organization is using the same repeatable project management processes. The PRM Template follows a simple “submit, rank, review” process for the managing the new project pipeline. Articles

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How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

It enables the recovery and continuation of critical technology, infrastructure and systems. An article published in 2018 stated that downtime of just one-hour costs small companies $8,000, mid-sized companies $74,000 and large companies $700,000. Review this process regularly.

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.

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

After identifying all the possible barriers to remote project management, as well as some of the possible solutions, your business should further analyze and document the readiness of your teams, processes and technologies. The business model and infrastructure. Do the existing infrastructure and technologies offer the needed capabilities for remote connectivity? How adaptable are the people, processes, and technologies, especially during times of sudden change?

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10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. Infrastructure & Projects Authority assurance templates. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects.

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, I’ll show you what project resource management is, set out a simple process to do it, describe the tools to help and give you tips to overcome some of the common issues. The Project Resource Management Process. Projects are done by people.

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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. As a new project manager it helped me to become familiar with the elements of a project and formalise my processes and documentation.

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How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. And the process for creating a robust risk management culture within your project can apply equally if you get a chance to influence your wider organization. Other Articles You May Like. Processes.

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How to Plan an Event

For this article, let’s focus on large events. You’ll need communications to inform them of event information, payment processes to collect fees, emails to stay in touch, directions, badges and access points. Need to know how to plan an event?

3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

​I believe it is wise that every organization – especially those that are more technical in nature – have a project management infrastructure. Read the full article

2016 111

Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Improve the process and methodology with PM techniques that really work.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Creating a winning formula for efficiently implementing business processes. This article focuses on introducing the most common project management methodologies that exist and eventually helping you choose the winning approach every time.

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The Best Free Project Management Resources


MIT ’s 1.040 Project Management Course covers project management and implementation specifically related to infrastructure construction. Traditional websites are another common and easy way to find updates, articles, and helpful information related to project management.

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3 Ways to Build a Project Management Hub


By 2021, Gartner believes at least 50 percent of large organizations “will have incorporated citizen integrator capabilities into their strategic integration infrastructure.” It’s time to think of ourselves as project managers and adopt project management tools and processes to succeed.

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How to Create a Stellar Independent PM CV That Gets Clients

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article from Sidar OK, an executive coach who supports employees wishing to increase their income by becoming an independent consultant. Here’s another article on how to find relevant keywords for your resume. the infrastructure costs by 6.4M$ a year in 9 months.”.

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ITIL for Project Managers – Should you?

Online PM Courses

And, whether you are an IT Project Manager or not, you may find yourself delivering IT in the form of hardware, infrastructure, software, or service processes as a part of your projects. Therefore, in this feature article, we’ll explore what ITSM and ITIL are.

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Your Ultimate Guide To Portfolio Management Tools

Large projects call for complex processes and the need for more management procedures. Portfolio management tools help refine the existing projects and processes within portfolios that exist in the organization to prevent excess project churn. The portfolio management tools that are embedded in the organizational infrastructure must assess all the risks in the entire organization including resources, systems, requirements, and time frame.

2017 103

Project Managing For A PCI Audit

Brad Egeland

​ PCI DSS compliance is critical for any business that handles credit card processing. This article will cover the benefits of using project management and provide specific steps for implementing this approach during PCI DSS. These same principles are what will help you ensure that payment information is processed in a safe, efficient, and compliant manner. In this way, you can save on costs and ensure the smooth implementation of required processes.

Surveys Said: Agencies Need a New Approach to Compete


Whether that process entails keeping track of information in common file-sharing platforms or investing in knowledge retention-specific technology, it’s time well spent. This article was originally published by MarTech Advisor on May 6, 2019.

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How To Build An Efficient Portfolio Management Office ?

As far as portfolio management processes go, portfolio management office is embedded in an organization in order to support a certain strategic objectives towards a successful result. Furthermore, it will hardly affect the organization’s infrastructure. Every management process has their own hub. If a project has met all the requirements, but still can’t reach the success far enough, then there’s a missing link in the process or this process is not done correctly.

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An Incremental Paradigm

Herding Cats

The infrastructure for enterprise IT has a critical impact on the operational aspects of projects. We live in a golf course community , where our waste water is processed locally inside our area. Related articles.

The Ultimate Guide to Project Dependencies and Constraints

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at everything you need to know about project dependencies and constraints. Example: “We have an upstream dependency on Claire’s project to complete the infrastructure before our project can use it.” No project happens in a vacuum.

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Having a Definition of Ready: Harmful or Helpful?

Leading Agile

Mike Cohn’s August 2016 article, The Dangers of a Definition of Ready describes certain problems that can occur when a team uses the concept of a Definition of Ready. Mike worries that a formal Definition of Ready can lead to a stage-gate process.

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What is Project Portfolio Management : The Basics

Project portfolio management (PPM) is the discipline or process that aids organizations and projects to acquire information and efficient methods to improve and develop tasks, as well as resource allocation and coordination among teams. A company that embeds PPM in their infrastructure has a higher chance to see that development. Cet article What is Project Portfolio Management : The Basics est apparu en premier sur Project-Management.PM. What is Portfolio Management?

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11 Critical Project Management Metrics Every Agency Needs to Track


This article looks at the 11 most important project management KPIs you need to track and why. Embracing this data and using it in your PM strategy helps you in three ways: Helps you measure, monitor, and understand the maturity of your organization’s processes.

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The 5 Significant Agile Project Management Techniques For Your Organization

Incorporating techniques in your organizations’ infrastructure can be an uncertain and scary journey. Below are the five agile project management techniques that have versatile traits, that can work in any type of project and process. The reason we incorporate agile project management techniques in our company’s infrastructure and workflow system is to contain risks and minimize wastes in order to focus on the business value of a product or service.

The 15 Project Management KPIs: What They Do and Why You Need Them

Another issue to bring into light is that a lot of project managers are still not aware of their Project Management KPIs and even lost when it comes to executing them into the project infrastructure. Each processes done within a project operation should be measured and tracked as well. Are these processes or tasks done on time? The timeframe needed to finish a task; this is a effective KPI for tasks that are repeated in a project process or operation.

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Strategic Risk Management and Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Of course, organisations with a high project management maturity may have sophisticated and effective project risk processes in place, but this does not necessarily translate into an alignment at enterprise level with the projected business benefits.

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Benefits of Project Portfolio Management : A Competitive Advantage

The following benefits of project portfolio management have lure organizations to embed them in their projects’ infrastructure. These processes eliminate the loss of effort in the case of duplicated projects. Cet article Benefits of Project Portfolio Management : A Competitive Advantage est apparu en premier sur Project-Management.PM. Both the market and business industry are putting more pressure on organizations in terms of visibility and improvement.

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Velocity Anti-Patterns

Leading Agile

What sort of process are you using? Or did you craft your own process? To the infrastructure team. I’ve observed that velocity is only meaningful when the team uses a time-boxed iterative process model. Process Cycle Efficiency.

2018 68

Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

When following the agile scrum approach, there are three typical roles (these are not job titles)*: *these descriptions are simplified for this article. Agile incorporates flexibility into the process. Agile is a popular term these days, and you likely hear it a lot.

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction.

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4 Corporate LMS Software Trends in 2020

TrustRadius Project Management

If you’ve seen any “trends of 2019” articles, you’ve probably seen references to “microlearning,” “mobile-first,” and the all-present, inescapable “AI.” too, in terms of infrastructure, people’s phones may be their connection to the Internet.”

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The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Leaders are keen to simplify their infrastructures, reduce overhead costs, and offload some of the work while increasing business agility. Business processes may become dependent on these resources. Replacement: JRuby on Rails, new functionality added during the strangulation process.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

The combination of high WIP (work in process), multiple and uncoordinated project assignments per individual, lack of coordination of scarce resources, and inattention to cross-team dependencies during planning led to unpredictability in software delivery.

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