Project Management Processes & Phases

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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. In project management there are five phases: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Lack of respect for those initiating the change. The change initiative and its implications are misunderstood. Exclusion from the change initiative. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

In this article, let's explore what you need for a great project charter. Think about it—in the project charter process, project sponsors and managers have the opportunity to engage key stakeholders for the express purpose of defining the vision of a project.

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

PM Basics

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. You need to evaluate each process.

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 Measure the ROI of Your Purpose Driven Initiatives

Runrun.it

Check it out what you will find on this article about the importance of purpose driven initiatives : What the Bleep Does Purpose Even Mean? Tracking Your Purpose Driven Initiatives Social advocacy Brand Loyalty Circling Back to What Really Matters.

What Businesses Can Learn About Cybersecurity Threats From the US DoD’s Latest Initiative

Runrun.it

Check it out what you will find on this article about cybersecurity threats: CMMC in a Nutshell What Can SMBs Take From the CMMC? Starting 2020, contractors will have to demonstrate the actual control processes they have in place.

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User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process

Planio

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?

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Lack of respect for those initiating the change. The change initiative and its implications are misunderstood. Exclusion from the change initiative. Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. Source of the change initiative is liked and respected. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

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.

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.

10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

Over 70% of organizational change initiatives fail, but change itself isn’t the stumbling block. The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. As Brent Gleeson explains in his article for Inc.

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

Runrun.it

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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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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Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

Make informed course adjustments to improve performance and product quality while refining project processes. Providing real-time and constant feedback on processes and product progress. Getting a work product increment at an initial Sprint.

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Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

Let’s say an organization is taking initiative to build a Smart Website for its internal and external stakeholders which employs artificial intelligence (AI). In this article, I hope to provide you with a deeper understanding of these concepts. Articles Benefits Realization Management

PMO Best Practices: 7 Steps for Better Schedule Management

MPUG

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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Stories about Stories in Agile Development

MPUG

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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Split It Out (Part 2)

MPUG

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. Every project should be broken down into at least four phases: Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Closure.

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Big Announcements from Ignite 2019

MPUG

It includes a new set of robotic process automation capabilities called UI flows, now available in public preview. Find out about the exciting new initiative which helps you to find your tasks where you need them, regardless of where you captured them. Articles Microsoft Ignite

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What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2019 Changes

MPUG

Now that we know the change process for the PMP examination and we’ve covered the important dates, let’s get to what the changes actually are. Planning: Outlines the processes to establish the scope of the project, refine objectives on scope, time, cost, quality, etc.

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Webinar Recap: They Finally Did It! Microsoft Releases a Brand-New Version of Microsoft Project

MPUG

So we move kind of, basically through the process of looking at one of the tools that are available. I’ve added a few, but they’ve added some new pieces in terms of how they’ve named the initial fields that we work with in the past.

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Microsoft’s Latest Version of Project is Finally Here!

MPUG

Microsoft wants everyone to get in quickly and use this tool without the need for a deeper understanding of Earned Value or Process / Project Management lingo. We’ll cover and demonstrate the updates mentioned in this article and more. Articles Project for The Web

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Integrated Change Control

MPUG

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.

Applying Details to the Task Form View

MPUG

In a recent blog post article, I discussed how to apply and use the Task Entry view. What I did not explain in my blog post article is how to take advantage of additional functionality available in the Task Form view. Figure 4: Schedule details – initial resource assignments.

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No Pain, No Gain?

MPUG

Since some executives prefer to see an annual return per project, they might look at the profitability index or Return on Investment (ROI), which is the NPV divided by the initial investment or cost to get the best combination of projects.

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Manually Entering Task Progress in Microsoft Project

MPUG

Although there are a number of methods for manually entering task progress in a Microsoft Project schedule, I recommend only two approaches to keep the process as simple as possible. In this blog post article, I discuss each of these approaches individually. Overview.

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The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track

Function Point

The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track. They can be a reason to celebrate and they can also be an indicator of when things aren’t going to plan with your creative agency process. A little while ago, we published this post on KPIs for ad agencies , and today we’re giving you a few more to help you track the success of your creative agency process. This article was contributed by former Function Point employee, Katherine Elliotte.

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The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track

Function Point

The 3 KPIs To Get Your Creative Agency Process Back On Track. They can be a reason to celebrate and they can also be an indicator of when things aren’t going to plan with your creative agency process. A little while ago, we published this post on KPIs for ad agencies , and today we’re giving you a few more to help you track the success of your creative agency process. This article was contributed by former Function Point employee, Katherine Elliotte.

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BrightWork Project and Portfolio Management Software for SharePoint*

MPUG

We offer a range of configurable project templates, cross-project reports, portfolio dashboards, and collaborative project sites to help teams initiate, plan, track, and report on projects and portfolios with SharePoint. Articles*This post and its content is sponsored by BrightWork.

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Repairing a Polluted Enterprise Global File

MPUG

By following this process, notice in Figure 5 what shows up in the Enterprise Global: the local Work table, along with the new enterprise _Duration table. In the Organizer dialog, click the Tables tab to display the Tables This page initially displays only task tables. Background.

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A Resource Leveled and Smoothed Schedule

MPUG

Initial unleveled project schedule. The result of the leveling is shown in the initial figure above (left Gantt chart). This assumes that the initial task ID ordering was topological according to logical dependencies. Articles leveled resources schedule scheduling smoothed

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Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success

MPUG

” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Tad: Let’s talk about that innovation process. Tad: Delivering innovation, like most things, is a gated process where we go through and have some sparks.

A New Way to Recognize the Achievements of Project Managers

The IIL Blog

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. Senior Executive Director for Project Management, IIL.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management

MPUG

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.

Showcase Recap: Easily Capture and Manage Ideas/Demands with MS Project Online Integration

MPUG

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. I can create an initial overall scheduling. Articles

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

ProjectManager.com

One such is Six Sigma, which is used to improve the quality of an output in a process. It’s a way to continuously achieve stability and predictable results from a process. Project Management Processes & Phases. Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding the Cost Model in Microsoft Project

MPUG

So let me go ahead and put in a few resources and let’s just talk through the process. Let me put in another human resource, her name is Sue Uland, she’s a work resource, her initials are S.U. So the initials will be T.L., Articles

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019

MPUG

We’ve always talked about initiating a Project, then planning it, executing it, keeping some change controls going in it and then closing it. You get to choose your tool, simple, the process is-. Articles

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