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. This involves another set of processes: Scope: Make sure the project deliverables have been completed as planned.

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.

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Project Leadership In Uncertain Environments with Carole Osterweil

Girl's Guide to PM

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.

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. Your decision making process might not work for every decision, so be prepared to flex your approach to suit the situation.

LEAD: Your Four Project Leadership Priorities

Online PM Courses

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? Your Leadership Priority is to LEAD.

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.

The Four Essentials of Project Team Leadership

Online PM Courses

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. operational processes.

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.

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


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 Get the Best from Your Project Team with Situational Leadership

Online PM Courses

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. No History or Theory of Situational Leadership Here.

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. The two faces of leadership. So what are these two faces of leadership?

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

Paymo App

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.

Developing Leadership Skills

Herding Cats

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.

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 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. A document approval process.

Multinational Leadership: How to Successfully Lead Offshore Projects

PM Basics

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.

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.

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The Factors and Qualities Needed to Boost Nimble Leadership

Nimble leadership and the development of an agile organization involves keeping up with changing business practices and the ability to respond quickly and effectively when a new problem crops up. Technical Practices are Necessary for Nimble Leadership. Leadership

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. So, then the shift was on to LEADERSHIP.

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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. Many change management processes fail because simple logistical or tactical details were overlooked, or the team wasn’t properly equipped.

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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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.

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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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How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Manage a Team Member With A Negative Attitude , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. This article was inspired by Ben Snyder’s book, Everything’s a Project. No it’s not that) or I’m such a paragon of leadership (ha!

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The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, The Project Manager’s Little Book of Cheats [Book Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Instead it’s organised thematically with short chapters on communication, change, scope, time, risk, processes, portfolios, teams, tools and vendors.

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How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It’s a choice, this thing called leadership is a choice, and you can be 18 or 80 and choose to be a leader.

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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.

PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


The standard part of the guide makes a paradigm shift from a process-based approach to a principle-based approach. What kind of leadership behaviors are expected? Articles PMBOK Guide 7th Edition PMI

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

Online PM Courses

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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What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2019 Changes


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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The Dangers of Self-Serving Bias at the Workplace

Clearly, it’s not behavior that any reputable leadership theory would recommend. It can be difficult to point it out and try to help them see things through a more realistic lens, as the very act of criticizing feeds into the cognitive or perceptual process being criticized.

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Untapped Powers of Micromanagement in Project Management

PM Basics

In this article, I want to show you how to use micromanagement to your advantage. Check out the article from Workzone. Introducing a New Process or Workflow. Majority of the team is self-organized to follow the new process on a day one. However, it is another article.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

International Institute of Learning

They realize the final solution and product can only be arrived at through a process of experimentation and use of iterative methods. He has authored and been featured in several articles and conferences related to project and program Management.

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How Tough Conversations Can Create Better Client Relationships

Indeed, the advice in this article follows the principles I used when my relationship with a client had seemingly broken down completely. Additionally, consider the process you’ll use. People need time to process challenging messages. Leadership The Project Manager Blog

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

Think of this article as a sampler that you might order at a restaurant that you’ve never been to but heard the food was great. Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process. Leadership The Project Manager Blog

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Why setup virtual PMOs and when should PM templates be standardized?

Kiron Bondale

Dear reader, don’t be alarmed – this IS your regularly scheduled article! In one of my past articles , I had written about the challenges of establishing and running virtual PMOs. The most simple use case is when the leadership of a small functional organization-oriented company starts to realize the need to standardize or improve the company’s project management approach.

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

In the complex companies’ world, as is well-known to the experts (contrary to what is broadly thought), innovation is not only linked to a new product; the innovation can be also relative to a new process, a new company asset, a new procedure, or a new business model. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .

?15 Ways to Cultivate Your Project Leadership Style

Brad Egeland

If you are a new Project Manager, you really should think about leadership. It is very important to have a set of process steps to deliver successful project management. Read the full article

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Rogue Project Sponsor: What to Do when Sponsorship goes Bad

Online PM Courses

I have tackled this in an earlier article. Two other articles you may enjoy are: Do You Know What your Project Sponsor Wants? For this article, I’m going to assume that is not true and simply note that, sometimes, it is.

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