Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

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.

How to Plan an Event

ProjectManager.com

Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out. This blog will go over everything you need to consider when planning an event, including an easy-to-use checklist.

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

PM Basics

Let me put this straight: Project planning is a challenging and complex activity. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. In this article, I’ll show you a proven workflow. It’s a step by step guide to project planning. Validate your plan.

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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The What, Why, and How of Process Mapping

Project Risk Coach

Operational risks includes people risk, technology risk, external event risk, and process risk. In this article, let's talk about process risk and how to reduce these risks through process mapping. And these organizations often lack process documentation.

How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to make a disaster recovery plan. In Review – How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan. Disasters happen, Jennifer said, but recovery must be planned. Just like any plan, a disaster recovery plan is made up of pieces.

3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning.

How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

The PMO community have often discussed the problems in portfolio management surrounding planning. If only if was so simple to effectively plan a portfolio of programmes and projects which fit neatly into an organisation’s financial year – life would be so much simpler but alas no.

How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

5 Questions for Developing a Scope Management Plan How can you develop a scope management plan quickly that provides value to the project? Not familiar with terms such as a scope management plan, WBS, or scope baseline? This article is part of the PMP Exam Series.

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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.

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 Improve Your Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Alignment

Project Risk Coach

The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. Today, let's look at a step-by-step process to improve your strategic planning, analysis, and alignment with a particular focus on risk management. What I found over the years is the most important thing is for a team to come together over a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy for achieving that vision, and then a relentless implementation plan. Strategies may include action plans, projects, and programs.

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

Project-Management.pm

Business Process Management was not an essential tool for project management since the latter has a set of alternative factors that can work on its own. The new emergence of business techniques call for merging the two together: gone are the days where project management was an independent branch of the business organization—for the success of the project, it has to be dependent on business process management. Business Process Management: What You Need to Know.

Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work. But a Scope Management Plan is a tiny part of project management. Why a Scope Management Plan is Important.

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 most junior new hires work in open-plan cubical offices. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

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.

6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

Resource capacity planning is the umbrella of methods business leaders use to quantify their team’s bandwidth for projects. Skip to the three newest factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019. Three classic factors that continue to affect capacity planning.

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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 futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. You can do this in Easy Projects with our resource planning software.

Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning

Keyedin

In a recent webinar, Plan Your Portfolio Like an NFL Team , we had a number of questions from attendees about portfolio planning. Question #1: Organizations try to forecast capacity without having any real data (project planning) in hand.how does KeyedIn approach balance the high level capacity planning against the need to really understand the work required to deliver the project? In theory, you would want to establish good process and then a get a tool to support it.

Burning Questions: Portfolio Planning

Keyedin

In a recent webinar, Plan Your Portfolio Like an NFL Team , we had a number of questions from attendees about portfolio planning. Question #1: Organizations try to forecast capacity without having any real data (project planning) in hand.how does KeyedIn approach balance the high level capacity planning against the need to really understand the work required to deliver the project? In theory, you would want to establish good process and then a get a tool to support it.

7 Essential Project Planning Concepts that Work

PM Basics

Planning is science and art. Whatever you call it, it is a challenging and complex process. A plan should be feasible, challenging, realistic, usable, efficient and optimal. Believe it or not, small and medium projects rely on proper planning more than large ones.

Integrated Master Plan - Revisited

Herding Cats

Much has been written about the sources of risk and how to Manage in the Presence of Uncertainty (This briefing describes how risk is managed for each element of the Integrated Master Plan). . What About the Plan to Manage in the Presence of Uncertainty . Plans are Strategies.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

Countless business articles have provided you viable information regarding project portfolio management , accompanied by its objective, the roles of the portfolio manager, and the benefits of the project portfolio management as a whole. And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #1 – Commitment from the Executives. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #5 – Balance is Key.

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.

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. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. Related articles. NoEstimates Management Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause AnalysisA popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law.

Empower Your Human Resources Processes

MindGenius

A Guide to Saving Time in Marketing Planning. Entrepreneurs can’t afford to lose time, money and results from a bad hiring choice (a recent Forbes article by Falon Fatemi quotes Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh who once estimated that bad hires had cost the company “well over $100 million”). What I have learnt from all hires is that consistent review and updating of the recruitment and onboarding process is key to getting it more right than wrong.

Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. A proposal budget instead aims to convince the evaluator that reads your proposal that you have a solid grasp of your plan and that you are worthy of being trusted with funding. Plan your person-days accordingly.

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Practices and Process are Fads. A Process is a series of steps and decisions involved in the way work is completed. Here's my version in the form of questions that when answered form the foundation for the Practices and Processes. Related articles.

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?

How To Develop A Contingency Plan ?

Project-Management.pm

A contingency plan isn’t just exclusively for calamities. Contingency planning , in general, is all about planning and preparing for certain occurrences such as loss or shortages of people, clients, data, budget, and other relevant factors that undermine its subjects. That’s why every existing project or business must have a contingency plan in order to have a smooth workflow and it will be easier tackling issues and threats that way.

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Should Your Team Claim Tasks in Sprint Planning?

Brad Egeland

Sprint planning is typically an industrious, productive process. Done correctly, teams leave planning with clear sprint goals and a clean sprint plan. Use code BRAD10OFF for 10% off your purchase of the Agile estimating tool Planning Poker Despite all this planning, developers often leave planning without tasks assigned to them – and that can be a good thing. Read the full article

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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.

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 most junior new hires work in open-plan cubical offices. 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. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

Planning before Scheduling

Herding Cats

Planning is an unnatural process, it’s much more fun to get on with it. The real benefit of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by months of worry. ‒ Related articles. Build a Risk Adjusted Project Plan in 6 Steps.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

How to Reduce Issues in Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

In this article, I will share three primary issues in scope management–not including all the work, gold plating, and poor alignment with objectives and goals. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Scope Management

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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. Sprint planning workflow. Sprint planning workflow.