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

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?

MPUG

The Scrum meeting is an essential part of every project’s management, especially one following Agile methodology. To take full advantage of the benefits of daily Scrum meetings, companies need to believe in empiricism and create an integral framework for implementation.

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5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

It might be something small like whether or not to call a meeting. 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. We make hundreds of decisions on projects.

How to Get Your Next Lessons Learned Meeting Right

Online PM Courses

So, in this article, we will take a look at everything you need to know about how to make your next lessons learned meeting a great success. This will be a big guide, so let’s buckle up and dive in… What is a Lessons Learned (LL) Meeting? Opening Your Meeting.

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The Kick-off Meetings: Checklist for a Motivating Project Start

Inloox

Although a kick-off meeting is not absolutely necessary for this, it is a good means to provide the necessary motivational boost for everyone involved. In this article we will give you a detailed insight into the topic of kick-off meetings in project management.

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4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

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 Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future. No more needless status update meetings.

A Perfect Project Meeting in 5 Easy Steps

Brad Egeland

Don’t you wish there was formula for the perfect project meeting? A set of steps or processes or actions to follow to pull off the meeting to end all meetings? Meetings are necessary. Never go into a meeting planning to just “wing it.”

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

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. Cet article How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

How To Avoid The 4 Sins of Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever been in a meeting where one person dominated the conversation? The meeting was to discuss processes. The people who did the processes were there. Maybe he did know more about the process than I gave him credit for.

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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.

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. Planning Meeting.

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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The Daily Stand-Up Meeting: Best Practice

Project Management Essentials

Lean and Agile organizations have harnessed the power of the stand-up meeting as a valuable process tool. The meeting fosters a collaborative work environment and creates accountability. The meeting can be used for managing projects or operations from Finance to HR to IT.

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7 tips to ensure you meet project deliverables dates

Moira Alexander

Whether internal or external, successfully meeting client deliverables is a primary goal behind projects. Making it easy for all applicable team members and stakeholders to seamlessly access the necessary documentation as it increases the likelihood of successfully and accurately meeting deliverables. Talk with key subject matter experts about not only what the assumptions were predicated upon, but how the assumptions were determined during their thought process.

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How to Simplify the Decision-Making Process

Teamweek

Too many organizations make their internal processes more complicated than they need to be and waste a lot of time trying to ensure compliance. But what if a decision maker is in a meeting, on vacation, or otherwise unavailable, and an immediate response is needed?

How to Run Exceptionally Effective Project Kickoff Meetings

Workamajig

Better project kickoff meetings will help you establish expectations, gather requirements, and set the general tone of the project. This article will share 10 tips to running kickoff meetings that lead to project success. I can’t overstate the importance of kickoff meeting s.

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How to Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process

Workamajig

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.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

How to Make Project Kickoff Meetings Worthy of Attention ?

Project-Management.pm

Meetings are perfect gateways for teams to assess the project and help updates the tasks progress. Some find it unnecessary and a waste of time, but organizations these days make it a point to facilitate a meeting for the sake of project success and goal achievements. Project kickoff meetings are one of the alternatives organizations secure for project teams to be able to come into agreement with the plan and procedures.

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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. This was better received because their morning calendars were blocked with important project meetings, but we rarely called on all of them at once unless it was for a business demo. 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.

Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

(As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!). This includes meeting the quality requirements of all key stakeholders so that we can be confident that we can ship the work items to a client.

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What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process

Planio

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. Setting meetings workflow. Setting meetings workflow.

Business Analyst & Project Manager Relationship: Collaborate for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

Business analysis helps ensure your project delivers the intended business value and that business needs, requirements, and processes are well-understood, leading to a more streamlined implementation process. Stakeholder management This article contains affiliate links

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Meetings are a great place to spot strengths, and the activity helps keep up interest in the meeting! How To Guides 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. Cultural differences - the wider the audience the more they will fail to meet your assumptions. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. Related articles. A popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law.

How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings.

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How to Run An Effective Meeting (That Won’t Bore People to Tears)

Teamweek

As inspiration for this article, I Googled the phrase “Meetings are…” There were a lot of results, none of which were complimentary: Meetings are toxic Meetings are a waste of time Meetings are useless. before the meeting starts.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

We love lists, so get to it—you know you’ll feel great if you have a roadmap for the year and you can meet milestones regularly. It’s a way of life, a way of becoming a modern professional learner to meet today’s ever changing challenges.

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Board Meeting Agenda and Best Practices

Appfluence

The importance of a board meeting cannot be stressed too much. In terms of cost, board meetings take up the time of some of the top resources in the company. We’ve rounded up some of wisdom around board meetings from top entrepreneurs and suggestions for a board meeting agenda: 1.

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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.

How To Present To The C-Suite (And Everyone Else)

Girl's Guide to PM

She might not have been blogging about project management for long, but she has made quite an impact with her personable and helpful articles. Better Collaboration Better Meetings Expert ViewsToday, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy.

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7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. Software This article contains affiliate links

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The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

In this article though I’ll show how you can simplify this process… a lot! The next logical step is to think about the features that will solve the problems and meet your needs. The post The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software appeared first on Paymo.

8 Free and Low Cost PM Resources

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that Enterprise Environmental Factors is an input to 27 PMBOK® processes? Coursera has a lot of options, but you’ll have to pay to access the materials beyond the trial and you’ll need to choose carefully to make sure the course you choose is going to meet your needs.

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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. Here are four examples: The way you conduct one-on one meetings. Be Productive Expert Views This article contains affiliate links

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Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. To meet customer needs, you first must know what’s important to them. You can ask survey questions about any part of a product or process.

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Girl's Guide to PM

And it has huge implications for people managing projects that store, capture or process personal data. In this article I’ll look at 10 questions managers should ask themselves before starting a new project. The DPIA looks at: The scope, context and purpose of the processing required.

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Meet the new Gantt | Workflow Management Software

Function Point

Meet the New Gantt. Our goal is to ultimately make the planning process easier and faster, and adding the Gantt view is the newest enhancement to the scheduling and tasking module of Function Point. Typically, the estimating and planning processes are separate, and our goal is to marry them. An account executive may tell a customer a project will cost $20,000, but the planning process doesn’t tell you the same thing. Let them know and share this article!

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Meet the new Gantt | Workflow Management Software

Function Point

Meet the New Gantt. Our goal is to ultimately make the planning process easier and faster, and adding the Gantt view is the newest enhancement to the scheduling and tasking module of Function Point. Typically, the estimating and planning processes are separate, and our goal is to marry them. An account executive may tell a customer a project will cost $20,000, but the planning process doesn’t tell you the same thing. Let them know and share this article!

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