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.

Top 7 Leadership Articles: Summer Edition

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Leadership is a complex phenomenon that has been studied by scholars for many years and still is a relevant topic for research. Go on reading to learn about the best leadership tips and insights of this summer. Create a ‘diversity and inclusion leadership team’.

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

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You can’t know too much about leadership. Let’s take a look at leadership tips that world experts prepared for you this winter. 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. 4 Basic Truths That Will Improve Your Leadership Skills Overnight.

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Leadership in 2018

Everyone has an opinion, and many writers and publications post frequently about what makes a great leader, the qualities of leadership and so on. But leadership is the x-factor in managing a successful project , and unlike planning, monitoring and reporting, it’s less easily defined. Leadership isn’t exactly a science nor is it an art, but there are major currents running through the topic that allow one to figure out the best course of action.

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Leadership in Project Management: The Complete Guide

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This is complete guide on leadership in project management. Here you’ll learn: What is leadership in project management in practice? Key Concepts of Leadership. Leadership Without Authority. Leadership In Project Management: What Does it Mean? Leadership

Global leadership: What you need to consider in multicultural teams


Global and virtual team leadership inevitably overlap. In this article you will learn how to avoid misunderstandings, mistakes and conflicts in multicultural teams. The solution: Virtual team leadership 4. Different perceptions of methods, processes or practices lead to varying approaches and recommendations for solutions. The solution: Virtual team leadership Today, working in global teams is no longer possible without virtual communication and leadership.

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Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

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What’s the difference between project management and project leadership? A recent APM report, Project Leadership; skills, behaviours, knowledge and values , explored this question. . The authors concluded project leadership is future-focused. Acquire a basic understanding of how the human brain works ( start with this article — it doesn’t take long!) It seems like more and more of the projects we’re working on as project managers are tricky in non-conventional ways.

LEAD: Your Four Project Leadership Priorities

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When you are in a Project Leadership role, you will have a lot to do. They look to you for leadership and guidance. But, with so many responsibilities, it can be hard to know what are your leadership priorities? For me, it forms a great checklist and reminder of my leadership priorities. And, in this article, I want to share it with you, with some tips and tricks along the way. Your Leadership Priority is to LEAD. What are Your Own Leadership Priorities?

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. Individuals and interaction are indeed more important than processes and tools, even if they are your own pet agile processes and tools. [I

Project Leadership: What Is It and Which Skills Are Required?

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Project management turns into a nightmare in the absence of project leadership. . A project leader keeps their team motivated and ensures that each task is executed perfectly during the development process. This article will walk you through all of this, so you can become a better project leader. What Is Project Leadership? What Is Project Leadership Matrix? Top 5 Project Management Leadership Skills You Need to Master . What Is Project Leadership?

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The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

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Team Leadership itself is not hard. In this article, I want to hone down to the four essentials of project team leadership. The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership. Leadership isn’t something you are born with, like brown eyes. I believe there is a simple truth about team leadership. First and Foremost Team Leadership is about Attitude. Never confuse rank, position, grade, or status, for leadership. operational processes.

How Can I, as a Project Manager, Land a Leadership Position Faster?

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Suppose you’re a project manager and have all your ducks in a row: sufficient industry experience, a PMP accredited certification, and a handful of successfully delivered projects that recommend you for a leadership position. The road to project leadership.

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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.

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

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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. Here, I focus on project planning process only.

Multinational Leadership: How to Successfully Lead Offshore Projects

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What are the most relevant challenges of leadership in multinational leadership? Challenge your Multinational Leadership Style. Many of the best practices and leadership approaches and styles need to be reviewed beforehand. Case Study #1: Leadership Style in India.

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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NLP for Project Managers

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Peter speaking at the APM Rethinking Leadership conference. At the same time I identified some lessons for leadership styles for project management. Leadership styles. Understanding the events and the situation help you apply the right leadership style.

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Developing Leadership Skills

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There is always some post about leadership, innovation, and personnel development around agile project management, Having deployed one of the early agile development programs (eXtreme Programming) in a mission critical IT organization, I was part of an approach that is known to work for building leadership and teams. The process focuses on the team and accomplishing the mission of the team. Developing Leadership Skills. Thoughts on Leadership. Related articles.

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

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In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. However, as I would still like to help, writing an article on five of the most common agile myths will give me a reference to provide to folks in the future. Agile Process Peeves Project Management Project management terms Project performanceLike many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. Individuals and interaction are indeed more important than processes and tools, even if they are your own pet agile processes and tools. [I

How to Get the Best from Your Project Team with Situational Leadership

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Situational Leadership is a simple and compelling idea. If you want to get the best from someone, choose a leadership style that suits the situation. And that’s what this article is all about. You’ll have the skills to give people the leadership they will want, need, and value. So, for a project manager, situational leadership is the key to to getting the best for your project, day-to-day. No History or Theory of Situational Leadership Here.

One Minute Manager and 6 Apps to build Self-Leadership


Brown are the perfect examples to share their insights about the three most important lessons of self-leadership to the young employee. There are normally 3 to 6 goals, but the lesser they are, the more they are because the employee can focus on them and not rush the process. This will help you to keep track of all the articles that you have or haven’t read, and you can also give them coded designations so that you can find them more easily when you look for them later.

The Two Styles of Project Leadership: Which One Are You?


But how do you know—really know—what your leadership style is, and if you’re doing a good job? Which is why it’s so hard to know what , exactly, your leadership style is and how you come across to others. My own leadership self-awareness has increased dramatically since 2008 when I started my coaching and leadership studies. The two faces of leadership. Truth be told, leadership has two contrasting faces that can be hard to combine.

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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. 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.

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

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Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. This might happen if you go on to develop the deliverables further in a Phase 2 project or just because senior leadership changes and they want you to justify a decision made on the project, even though that project is now closed. I’d recommend Penny Pullan’s book, Virtual Leadership. Software This article contains affiliate links

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How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

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Most organisations don’t really provide the necessary ammo apart from a few onboarding formalities and cursory ‘knowledge transfers’ More often than not, hardworking and talented people with stellar individual contributions are given leadership roles. The inherent nature of leadership or a managerial role is rooted in ambiguity. Modern organisations and the leadership gap. Read next: 3 ways to practise your leadership skills.

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An Essential List of Leadership Skills to Manage an Uncertain Future


A list of leadership skills is essential for modern life. In this article, we’ll go through some of the qualities that make a leader successful, by providing a list of leadership skills as well as some examples, tools, and resources to help you improve your own abilities. In order to help you out, this article will provide some pointers, which you can use to brush up your skills. How to improve this leadership skill: In your role, take a cue from history.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

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You’re managing a piece of work, so step up and do it otherwise you are not showing demonstrable leadership. Decisions make that happen, and show that you are acting in a leadership role. You will not revise and standardize your processes. They aren’t always up-to-date with the latest processes and practices. Build a Career This article contains affiliate links

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

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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. Leading Change (2012) is a comprehensive guide to his 8-step process for managing change. Aimed at people doing change management in a leadership role (aren’t we all?), Books This article contains affiliate links

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How has project management changed?

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Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes. And less on following rigid processes. A shift to leadership. Finally, there’s also more emphasis on leadership. This is a massive move towards project leadership instead of simply implementing processes. Build a Career Software This article contains affiliate links.

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The Factors and Qualities Needed to Boost Nimble Leadership

Check it out what you will find on this article about nimble leadership : Technical Practices are Necessary for Nimble Leadership How Company Culture Impacts an Agile Organization Business Systems Impact Agility throughout Your Company The Right Nimble Leadership Qualities Needed for Your Organization Three Types of Leadership Styles to Strengthen Your Organization Two Factors Necessary for Nimble Leadership How Project Management Software Supports Nimble Leadership.

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

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You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be better. Sharing round a link to one more ’10 ways to be more productive’ article just isn’t making change happen. Be Productive Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links

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What is a Programme in Project Management? 3 Types of Programme

Girl's Guide to PM

In this type of programme you’ve got senior leadership support – and while it may sound obvious to say that, oftentimes you don’t have the sponsorship required in project management, so it’s a good thing that it is present here. What is a programme in project management terms?

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers will be those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Throughout the project, leadership is simple – you serve your team. Project leadership is about how far you can advance those on your team to be the best version of themselves. management in my life is the importance of leadership. So, then the shift was on to LEADERSHIP.

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What Makes a Brilliant Project Leader?

Girl's Guide to PM

The first part of my book sets out the four essentials of team leadership, and a great project leader must constantly address each of these and keep them in balance: focus on individuals, build and share a clear plan, foster a true sense of team spirit, and communicate relentlessly – and well. Read more about the four essentials of project team leadership. How is management different from leadership? What kind of leadership is this? Mike Clayton.

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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. Leadership – ethical, authentic leadership is what helps get work done and set you apart from your peers. Successful project managers are those that embrace the mantle of leadership. Andy Kaufman , PMP, is an international speaker, author, and executive coach at the Institute for Leadership Excellence & Development Inc.

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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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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. Let’s take a moment to address each of these barriers and outline some research-backed and time-tested strategies for overcoming them, so you and your team have the best chance of succeeding in the change management process. Many process change initiatives failed because of an underestimated scope, a lack of resources, or the clock running out.

Choosing the right leadership models for your team and your organization

Let’s get this out of the way this early on: There is NO one correct leadership style. A lot of factors affect the kind of leadership model that works for a particular individual, team, and / or organization. Some leadership models that work with others won’t always work with the next team or company. True and effective leadership is never about what title one holds, or what awards or accolades one receives. Autocratic Leadership. Laissez-Faire Leadership.

Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

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One way I like to think of the difference between Project Management and Project Leadership is that: Project Management gets things done. Project Leadership makes changes happen. Leadership: guiding and motivating the people around you. People and Project Leadership.

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