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.

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.

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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.

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.

Project Management Process & Phases

ProProfs Project Management

In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology. Let’s learn about the whole process while discussing 5 project management steps of a project life cycle. Planning.

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. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. First, you need to explain your project and process well in the narrative of your proposal.

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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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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan

ProjectManager.com

“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. The answer to this question will determine the amount of initial effort that we put into documenting our plan, as well as how much effort we will need to maintain the documented plan over time. The Plan the Release process goal.

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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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How to Create a Successful Procurement Management Plan

MPUG

Having a detailed procurement management plan in place is essential to the overall success of a project. Create a timeline and use this to monitor the procuring process and track progress. Here are eight key steps to help you create a successful procurement management plan.

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

Epicflow Blog

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. The post Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition appeared first on Epicflow.

Stakeholder management: Your plan for influencing project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Stakeholder management is a project management process for engaging with any individuals, team members, functional groups, or internal and external parties who may be impacted by or have an impact on the outcome of your project. To read this article in full, please click here

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?

Agile Planning: A Beginner’s Guide To Planning & Executing Iterative Projects

Teamweek

According to a PMI survey , over 70 percent of businesses report using some form of agile to plan and execute projects. In this article, we’re going to guide you through the concepts of agile planning. Specifically, we’re going to give you an insight into: What is Agile Planning?

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Plan Project Resources With Wrike

Wrike

That’s when you turn to your resource planning processes to identify what’s required to complete that request, and how you can allocate those resources for maximum efficiency — before anybody on your team gets started. . Mapping out resources for a project plan can be complex.

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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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.

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.

A Beginner's Guide to Resource Planning in Project Management

Workamajig

Resource planning and management is crucial for project management success. Mastering resource planning and management, thus, should be a top priority for any project manager or project-based organization. In this guide, I’ll demystify resource planning. Resource Planning Basics.

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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.

15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. Well, most of my stakeholders don’t want to review a 600-line project plan every time they ask about project status. My Project Plan.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

Including clients in your planning? Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. Software This article contains affiliate links

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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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

Trello vs Asana vs Toggl Plan: What’s the Best Project Management Tool (2020)

Teamweek

That’s what we’ll do in this article. We’ll look at Trello, Asana, and Toggl Plan — what team sizes they work best for, how they help in delivering projects, and how easy they are to use. Project planning. Project planning features in Trello.

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