Reference Class Forecasting

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The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. The mechanics of household goods has a reference class parameter for the size of 33,000 pounds. And replacing that principle with the practices and processes that attempt to make a decision without estimates. Related articles. Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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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?

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

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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.

Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes

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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.

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

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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.

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

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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 performance

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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

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In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. I also create a version on a slide so we have a visual point of reference for progress during project steering group meetings. I use them for packing suitcases, writing articles, inducting new members of staff and meetings. I refer back to it often, partly because I need to remind myself of what we actually set out to do.

2020 259

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!). I’m just questioning why we would use the word “value” when referring to what we have earned in the name.

2019 170

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

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Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. I will often not specifically ‘engage’ senior steering group members because they have already heard the information from me through our governance processes. Each chapter ends with reflection questions and references. Books Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

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Processes – this is where all the technical PM skills will sit. It is not a case of the process domain having all the agile questions, for example. It sounds very different but your reference materials are still the same.

2020 321

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

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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.

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

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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. Granted, if the budget you build in the proposal phase is carefully put together and everything goes according to plan, you will end up using that directly as your project budget, but for the purposes of this article, let’s just stick to the proposal phase.

2020 208

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

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In this article, I will cover the fundamentals of WBS with the definition, the key concepts which drive WBS development such as rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration, and best practices for using WBS in predictive (Waterfall) and adaptive (Agile) life cycles. References. [1]

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How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

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It’s a process to enhance the organization’s performance, as well as paving the road to numerous opportunities such as changes in job roles, structure, and work system. With these changes come a set of process or approaches to take into account to ensure that changes benefit the organization. The Truth About Change: Why It Is A Complicated Process. People prefer monotony because they are used to it the whole process. Process Change.

How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

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I see a future where Project Managers will be able to reference a talent hub to see how freelancers have delivered work in the past as well as view client feedback. Agile isn’t just for software projects, the idea of an iterative approach with rapid customer feedback and process adaptability can apply to how project managers work on a day to day basis. When projects get tough, it’s relationships not processes that make the difference between success and failure.

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10 GDPR Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

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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. You should know that I’m not a lawyer and this article does not in any way constitute legal advice or business advice. I am happy to recommend Suzanne Dibble’s GDPR Documentation Pack which I use in my own business (more on this at the bottom of the article).

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A Deep Dive into Risk Matrix Reporting

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I’m referring to things such as start variance, cost variance, and the number of high priority vs number of low priority risks. In this article, we will learn about one particular report, the Risk Matrix Report. References. [1] Articles risk risk matrix Risk Matrix Reporting

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

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This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. In 2018, I plan to expand my book, Project Management for Creatives , into a full course, and dive more deeply into resources that guide successful implementation of tools, process and systems in the simplest way possible. Executives are starting to realize that process is only one small component of success and that executing to a strategy takes more.

2018 254

The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

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In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. Communication” is the process or act of information exchange. Simply put: Communication is the “process” of information exchange or the act of communication. This KA has three processes and they interact with each other as shown below.

Sequencing Product Backlog

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When modeling a project as a flow process, one objective is to deliver the maximum amount of value in the shortest amount of time. The effectiveness of the sequencing depends upon the interaction of three process variables: flow rate, flow time, and the inventory of work in progress (WIP).

2020 88

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

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In this article, I will cover the fundamentals of WBS with the definition, the key concepts which drive WBS development such as rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration, and best practices for using WBS in predictive (Waterfall) and adaptive (Agile) life cycles. References. [1]

2020 61

How to Create a Successful Procurement Management Plan

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Create a timeline and use this to monitor the procuring process and track progress. Once the work is complete, you should always analyze the final cost for comparison and future reference. Articles Procurement procurement management plan

2020 92

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

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So for the first time the PMBOK guide is shifting from a process based standard to a principle based standard. Such as, framework, methods, approaches, processes, knowledge areas, process groups, inputs, tools, techniques, outputs. But, when you take processes.

2020 83

Milestone Reporting Using Gantt Charts in MS Project

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In my previous article, I talked about four methods, which can be used to customize Gantt charts in MSP. In this article, we will take a deeper look at ‘Bar Styles’ and combine them with milestones to create Milestone charts. Refer to the Figure below to see a task and milestone.

2020 92

Visualizing Project Flow Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams

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In my recent article, Sequencing Product Backlog , I used the shortest weighted processing time (SWPT) strategy to sequence a product backlog in order to minimize flow time and work in progress [1]. In that article, I defined four concepts needed to measure flow through the development process: flow units, flow rate, flow time, and work in progress (WIP) inventory. It is natural to consider a feature in the product backlog as the flow unit in the development process.

2020 67

Stories about Stories in Agile Development

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The process is a complex one with many stakeholders involved over months, sometimes years. In this process, written requirements with written words are many times inadequate, sometimes even inaccurate, and most of the time said requirements don’t convey the real intent. To understand more on release and iteration, refer to the article, Agile Release Planning, Let’s Break It Down! Articles agile agile development stories

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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. I’m not referring to a PMO which is staffed by geographically distributed team members but rather one which has not been established as a staffed organizational entity.

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Webinar Recap: Understanding Dependencies, Leads, and Lags with MS Project

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Second reason is if you go to internet or refer any material or a course or a book, almost all of them has really explain in a wrong way. Let us say there is a back-office on VPU processing. Back-office processing office. Before that, I have the references.

2020 52

Webinar Recap: Using Custom Fields and Graphical Indicators to Analyze the Quality of Your Schedule

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Ira Brown: And our custom solutions frequently turn into our add-on products that we offer for Microsoft Project, which we refer to as our widgets. It’s actually referred to as the indicators column.

2020 52

Managing Team Clashes: Tips and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

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Did the checks and balances in your process work as intended? Focusing on the process and figuring out how to improve such when mistakes are made can help people prevent mishaps in the future. You’ll have documented conflict resolution techniques to refer to in the future, too.

2020 99

Benefits Realization Management for Projects

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In this article, I hope to provide you with a deeper understanding of these concepts. However, in this article, our focus will be on projects. Tracking and Reporting: Processes to record and report the status of benefits. In the current PMP exam, the basic contents of a benefits management plan (and business case) is explained, as well as how it flows across various processes in the project life cycle. References. [1] Articles Benefits Realization Management

What Should You Know about the PMP Exam 2019 Changes

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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. The domains are: Initiating: Outlines the processes to define a new project or a new phase of an existing project and have the needed authorization to start off. Planning: Outlines the processes to establish the scope of the project, refine objectives on scope, time, cost, quality, etc. Articles pmp PMP Exam

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Microsoft’s Latest Version of Project is Finally Here!

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The new version of Project, is being called by some “Modern Project,” or as I’ll refer to it “P4W” or Project for the Web.” Timeline View: This view replaces what has been refered to in the past as the Gantt Chart view. Articles Project for The Web

2019 83

The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

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In this article, we will look at two key knowledge areas: Communications Management and Stakeholder Management. This article is less of a discussion on Communications Management or Stakeholder Management, individually, per se. Communication” is the process or act of information exchange. Simply put: Communication is the “process” of information exchange or the act of communication. This KA has three processes and they interact with each other as shown below.

Timesavers

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For more in-depth information on creating a master file, read my previous article. Ok, let’s start with the process of recording. In most cases, go with the default Row and Column references. Articles keyboard shortcuts macros Microsoft Project Saving Time TipsSaving Time with Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Macros. Project has many data manipulation tools and ways to set up easy access to different commands.

2020 67

Network Analysis: The Best Practice for Calculating Duration

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The “Network” part being a logic diagram of connecting nodes (details of the individual tasks and the relationships between them), and the “Analysis” part describing the process of estimating the duration of each task and then calculating the timings for each task. Refer to my example of carrying a long plank. Articles duration network analysis

2019 70

Split It Out (Part 1)

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Indirect costs are often combined in various cost pools referred to as overhead. The requirement to shorten a project schedule or critical path is a shared occurrence, and the following are two common practices for doing this: Crashing is the process of adding more resources to a critical task to shorten the time needed to finish a project. I’ll be sharing more ways to separate your projects into management chunks in Part 2 of my article.

2019 76

Why You Should Consider SharePoint for Project Management

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Reference below a screenshot from a basic SharePoint Team Site. In a SharePoint site, you can add a list for all of these processes, too. Essentially, with each list you add, you are actually adding the project management processes that you need into your SharePoint site. In summary, SharePoint lists add your project management processes, web parts act as your project management dashboards, and a SharePoint site wraps up your lists and reports for one project.

Integrated Change Control

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Integrated change control (ICC) is the process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes, and managing changes to deliverables with documentation. Let’s look at each area: Change Management : Within information technology (IT) systems and quality managing systems (QMS) is a strategy and process used to insure that changes to a product or service are introduced in a controlled and contained way. BMC Remedy automates standard ITIL processes out of the box.

Webinar Recap: Project for the Web and Calendars – How to Define Them Using PowerApps

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He has extensive experience working with business processes, people and knowledge of information technology and financial accounting activities. After I save it and close it, I can choose John as a reference point, and I can save this calendar as. Articles