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.

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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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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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.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated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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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process.

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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.

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 Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

Girl's Guide to PM

The evaluation of the new leaders should dictate the subject matter and process of the training. McKinsey’s survey of 500 executives found that most of them think that their organisation’s leadership development initiatives are plagued by inefficient spending.

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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.

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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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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How to Identify and Hire a Strong Project Manager


A recent CareerBuilder survey found that three out of four employers stated that they had hired the wrong person for a position. Ask the candidate during the interview process to give you a few action words describing the type of company culture in which they would feel most authentic.

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Top Tips for Reducing Risks as a Construction Project Manager


When construction projects involve owners, designers, and contractors, the project delivery system exists to describe “how these participants are organized to interact, transforming the owner’s project goals and objectives into a finished project,” explains an article for ProjectConnections.

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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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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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.

2019 81

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.

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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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How to Plan Project Resources With 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. . Using Wrike Resource to streamline your resource planning processes.

Webinar recap: Agile Project Management with Microsoft Teams and Planner


Kyle: He has written numerous white papers, articles and delivered, engaging interactive presentations to over 25,000 people at leading industry events around the world, and as well as for the MPUG community. Let’s say you’ve got your process in place. 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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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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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

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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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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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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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Management Basics: What is the Difference Between Efficiency and Effectiveness?


When it comes to time management or productivity, project managers often talk about processes that need to run more efficiently in the future or, in the worst case, you hear them saying: "You work effectively but not efficiently" But what does this mean and is there even a difference between effectiveness and efficiency? Let's say the marketing department of your company is planning a survey to determine customer satisfaction.

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Can We Still be Agile?

Leading Answers

The Digital.AI (formerly VersionOne) 2020  14th Annual State of Agile Survey  reports 81% of respondents use agile approaches with remote team members (typically not the whole team, but a subset is remote). According to agile surveys, these are the minority.

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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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A Project Manager’s Takeaways from the State of Resource Management 2020


Resource management has long been a critical component of project management, yet many companies are still struggling to develop and implement effective RM processes. This can be accomplished by: Creating an RM-specific process. Process.

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