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. 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.

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.

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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. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. We are not process workers, production line operations – or trained gerbils. It needs processes.

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Summer Edition

Epicflow Blog

In his article, Adam Roseman suggests using a system of managing remote teams. In this article, Marcel Schwantes dwells upon the need for and ways of transforming companies into data-driven organizations as well as the role of leaders in this complex process.

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.

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. But most importantly, the customer is adversely impacted. […] The post The What, Why, and How of Process Mapping appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

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.

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. This process should also involve taking into account all related facts and data related to the disparities and their further investigation. Written by Art Petty, this article proposes 8 tips for managers to become better decision-makers.

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

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Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes

Ganttic

Communication is the life force of each and every project and business so it needs to be fully effective to enrich the process. A dysfunctional communication process will undermine what you are trying to achieve. This is a guest post by Michelle Gillam.

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

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. 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.

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. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. A Stage Gate Review is a process for achieving a robust Go/No-go decision.

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. 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.

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. 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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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. Allow you to easily detect and remove any inefficiencies in the process, such as regular causes of delay and excess, unnecessary decision-makers.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

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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.

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Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

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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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. In this article, we’re going to take a moment to share three best practices we’ve discovered while working with our clients over the past 15 years. If you’ve ever bought any kind of technical solution for your organization, you know that it’s not that easy.

Empower Your Human Resources Processes

MindGenius

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. Developing templates and consistent reviewing criteria will help fine tune the process.

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

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? The essential elements of a great onboarding process. 9 best practices and strategies for perfecting your onboarding process. The essential elements of a great onboarding process.

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. 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.

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. A popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law. It's one that states hey it's not my fault no one understands me, Wilo's Law says.

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. With these 5 Principles, there are 5 Processes needed to implement them. Each of these processes has Practices that have been shown to be widely applicable in many domains, including Agile development. Related articles.

NLP for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

He runs NLP training courses to address the shortage in competence-based training for project managers, which aim to balance the popularity of training in method and process. Stakeholders teams This article contains affiliate links

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Coherent Design and Development Process

Herding Cats

Related articles. We're working on a white paper "Increasing the Probability of Program Success with Continuous Risk Management," for the Joint Space Cost Council, Scheduler's Forum. During our research, I found a paper "Management Disciplines: Harbingers of Successful Programs," David Acker, Defense Systems Management Review , Summer, 1979. Not the last bullet, adapting to change is a critical success factor for large defense programs in 1979. .

10 Steps To Streamline Work Process And Improve Workflow

Proofhub

Whether its work allocation, quality inspection, project monitoring, or simply going through a to-do list, project managers and teams often complicate processes which are easy to implement. You need to know how each process in every division or department of your business operates.

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. Here's the summary of these Principles, Practices, and Processes. . Related articles. In the project management world, everyone is selling something to solve some problem.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

I finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management improving project management PM compliance issues Process compliance stupidityIn that piece I had applied his principles when comparing the benefits of a product-centric orientation to the project-centric model which is still found in many organizations.

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. I use them for packing suitcases, writing articles, inducting new members of staff and meetings. You’ll probably have a similar list of things that you use to speed up your project management and support other aspects of the systems and processes you use. Project Management Skills Software This article contains affiliate links

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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. Bonus: Use the Agile board to move your articles through the workflow. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. Simply put, a workflow is a clearly defined, sequential process of the optimal way to get things done.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

But knowing a methodology isn’t the pinnacle of achievement, as Kevin Longergan points out in this article. There are lots of applications for this in project management including: Identifying potential risks through natural language search Improving risk assessments Testing risk response Allocating resources and resource levelling Intelligent scheduling Automating mundane and repetitive tasks as Andy Crowe explains in this article Improving consistency in process and decision making.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

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 I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. I think people had a great time and the feedback was fantastic. I certainly got a bigger buzz out of presenting my own webinar than I was expecting!

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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Girl's Guide to PM

Closing a project in PRINCE2 uses a variant of the Managing Stage Boundary process, as this closure activity happens at the end of the last stage. What Are the Objectives of the Closing a Project Process? How To PRINCE2 This article contains affiliate links

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!). The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition defines Earned Value as “ The measure of work performed expressed in terms of the budget authorized for that work.

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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. As your business grows, you should come up with processes and options that can scale with your progress. Appropriate project management processes help you identify, record, and resolve these alterations, and keep your undertaking on course.

10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

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 I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work.

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Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

Related articles. When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government. This is larger than all the IT systems found everywhere else in the world, plus all their custom built IT stuff. This is not the embedded systems. These are business systems.

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Books This article contains affiliate links Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organisation.

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