Project Management Processes & Phases

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.

Surveys Said: Agencies Need a New Approach to Compete


How marketers can use statistics from both surveys, to examine ways in which marketing services organizations can better position, compete, and gain market share in this increasingly challenging environment, writes, John Reese, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mavenlink.

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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. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

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4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated


In a survey from RingCentral on communication app overload in the workplace, 70% of workers said the volume of communication they receive is a top challenge. Does this sound like your current work project intake process? Sign #2: There’s no formal process to turn requests into projects.

The 30 Most Popular Project Management Articles from 2017


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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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. For example, quantifying the cost of control or conducting regular satisfaction surveys with delivery staff are two methods in which we could bring back skin in the game.

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. Surveys. A survey is a set of questions sent to a target set of customers. You can ask survey questions about any part of a product or process.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

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. Be Productive Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate links

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Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Project Management Training to Help You Achieve Certification This Year , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing.

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management


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. Also, online surveys can really help to achieve this.

The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

In that spirit, it’s time for me to write my final article of the year. I’m going to revisit the most popular articles of the year. All of these articles attracted over 2,000 readers this calendar year. Well, read the article to find out more!

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5 Ways to Track and Measure Employee Performance

The Digital Project Manager

This can also mean achievements of targets set up for manufacturing a certain number of units or finishing a certain number of cycles of a process. Client surveys are vital in determining whether or not employees are meeting expectations and representing your company well.

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No Pain, No Gain?


Recent surveys indicate most executives prefer IRR over NPV because they find it easier to compare investments of different sizes in terms of percentage rates of return, rather than by the dollars shown in NPV analysis. Turning Project Financial Analyses into a Painless Exercise.

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Why Impartial Testing is a Non-Negotiable


Data for customer quality assurance (QA) and quality control (QC) will be provided, as well as a full review of functionality and processes. Articles Impartial TestingReducing the Risk of Project Shortcomings.

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4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template


A recent GoSkills article spotlighted a critical gap professional services businesses need to be aware of if they want to achieve hypergrowth. This year, Wrike did a survey measuring the biggest professional services project management challenges.

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Workflow Management vs. Project Management: Different but Both Critical


Whether those steps are dictated by procedure, born out of habit, or made up along the way, a workflow represents the process of getting things done. . Recurring processes and routine objectives are best served by workflow management because it’s repetitive. .

A Short History of Project Management


This article will cover most of the major project management happenings throughout history. Also, PMI has many different publications, seminars/webinars, and a valuable Knowledge Shelf library which has a wide-range of articles on many different topics submitted by its’ members.

Webinar Recap: How Innovation & Portfolio Management Office Underpins Corporate Success


” Tad: The central proposition of this talk is despite the best intentions even at board level, many organizations are failing to exploit transformation opportunities because project delivery, where we all know, live, and love, and the infrastructure that support it and the processes are simply not fit for this purpose. Thank you all for taking that survey, and Kyle I did figure out how to get the screen working so now I can see those results, so thank you for that. Articles

What I’m Reading

Girl's Guide to PM

Be prepared to compliment and indulge them where appropriate, so long as you don’t belittle your own skills in the process. New Female Tribes: Shattering Female Stereotypes and Redefining Women Today , by Rachel Pashley, is a book based on a survey carried out by the author’s firm.

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Teams – The Hub for Information in Office 365


The Microsoft Teams developer platform enables integrations to existing business processes. Human resources, on the other hand, wants to drive alignment on job descriptions, and streamline the interview process. There’s some great articles here. Articles

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

According to a survey by and America Online , employees spend an average of 1.86 Send out a survey checking in on what’s helping and what’s hurting, and then make adjustments based on the information you get back.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 1 – Understanding & Incorporating Agile Project Management


So if you’re new to this or perhaps you’ve kind of been using it in a couple of different veins, maybe you’ve been part of a scrum team or you’ve watched it happen around you, or maybe you’ve seen a horrific implementation of an agile process, it isn’t necessarily the methodology, but sometimes you have to think about your culture, the environment, and what you’re trying to do. So individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 3 – Best Practices & Real World Use of Agile with MS Project / Project PPM


” So want to continue to do that, and again, for those of you that are on the MPUG membership, there are other articles, videos and things that we’ve been doing over the last few years. It doesn’t mean that you won’t be doing wireframes, so it doesn’t mean you won’t be doing process maps. Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s Agile Series Part 3 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore


We've compiled all the latest data in this article. 68% - more than 2/3rd - of organizations in PMI's annual survey said that they used outsourced or contract project managers in 2018. ( As per Wellingtone's survey, only 22% of organizations use a PM software.

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The CEO Says We Need Agile

Brad Egeland

But are those decisions always in the best interest of the organization or are the latest tech, the latest processed, the best buzzwords this week. Read the full article CEOs like the latest technology. CEOs like continuous improvement initiatives.

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The 5-Step Expert Guide To Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

Do they already work really well together, or should this purchase also be an opportunity to shake up your processes? OK, you can’t involve every user in the selection process but you do need to take users into account. By far the quickest and easiest way is with a survey,” says Andrea.

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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. This article contains affiliate links. Survey Results The results of the 2015 collaboration tools and project management survey are in!

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4 Real-Life Tips For Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

This is what happened to Dara Ingoldsby from Prophix, a firm that develops software to automate financial and operational processes. The Processes: Getting Everyone Doing The Same Thing. This article was sponsored by Accelo.

2016 305

Knowledgeline: New KM Survey:: by Tom Baldwin


Knowledgeline Monday, September 26, 2005 New KM Survey A group of KM professionals recently gathered by conference call to discuss the need and interest of forming a national/international group focused specifically on legal KM. Please take a few moments to complete this survey and provide your opinion. Survey Link [link] posted by Tom Baldwin - Chief Knowledge Officer at 5:06 PM 101 Comments: This blog is awesome!

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Surveys. Another tool for analysis is a context diagram that visually depicts a product such as a building, process, or software application and how actors (individuals, groups, or other systems) interact with it.

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Project requirements – describes the actions, processes, or other conditions the project needs to meet. Surveys. We can see the things that flow in and out of the process and who receives the outputs.

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Overcoming Status Quo Bias to Boost Productivity

Samuelson and Zeckhauser offered some real-life examples of status quo bias in “Status Quo Bias in Decision Making,” the article they published explaining their findings. Some people push the envelope and others are happy to remain sealed in it, giving in to status quo bias.

2019 329

5 Ingredients for PMO Success

Brad Egeland

The problem is that while more than 50% of all projects fail to some degree, one survey of project managers showed that 58% feel that their organization’s PMO is or has been ineffective at serving the needs of the projects and project managers within the organization.

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months. It actually made me want to learn about process groups, which is a rare thing.

2017 368

Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

Online PM Courses

Not surprisingly, these questions have informed many of the choices I have made about the articles I write for this Online PM Courses site. So, in this article, I will do two things: I'll give an outline answer to my top twenty questions. So, that's how I shall structure this article.

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15 Easy-to-Do Types of Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I’ll share 15 easy ways to develop professionally. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. And, although I’m a blogger myself, I would say that 99% of blog posts and online articles don’t go deep into a subject.

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Artificial Intelligence In Project Management: Pros & Cons

ProProfs Project Management

In this article, we specifically talk about the impact of AI in project management and its various pros and cons. AI Is Ideal for Processing Large Amounts of Data. According to the Gartner Survey 2019 , Use of AI in project management increased by 270% over the past four years.

Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

In this article, Carina Hatfield tells us about a new ebook which is available to download which covers this exact problem and covers something called continuous planning which should be something every PMO is interested in finding out more about.

Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. Then, later on down the process, you can say, “These are all the different ways that we can achieve it based on what it is that we need in terms of functionality.”

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How To Make Stakeholder Management Easier

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make Stakeholder Management Easier , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. If you need an invoice or receipt to process the cost through your company then let me know and I’ll get that actioned for you.

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