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 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 Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process


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. A document approval process.

When is growth not the best choice? Why we chose to build Planio as a sustainable business instead of drowning in VC dollars


But the honest truth is that non-stop growth isn’t sustainable. Or do you want to build a sustainable company that supports you and your team for the long-term? A “sustainable” business isn’t just about funding. A sustainable business is more creative and innovative.

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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. Books This article contains affiliate links

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be better. Sharing round a link to one more ’10 ways to be more productive’ article just isn’t making change happen. And we want to make those habits sustainable.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance, says @worsley_louise Click To Tweet. When projects get tough, it’s relationships not processes that make the difference between success and failure.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet.

2018 332

Benefits Realization Management for Projects


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. This plan creates, maximizes, and sustains the project benefits. Next, the sustainment of benefits happens with the help of operations.

Why Are Daily Scrum Meetings Important for Successful Project Management?


Make informed course adjustments to improve performance and product quality while refining project processes. Providing real-time and constant feedback on processes and product progress. The Scrum meeting is a proven process to deliver valuable outcomes faster than conventional methods.


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


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.

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Agile & Project PPM: The Better Together Story


It has been and is being used for manufacturing, engineering, construction, testing, and many other project processes that require iterations or iterative working sessions leading to a final result. Sustainable development, which is able to maintain a constant pace.

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Forest for the trees


The following quote comes from a popular business magazine (to be revealed later in this post): “as customers and other stakeholders increasingly express interest in sustainably produced products, …organizations are paying more attention to the big picture ”.

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Project Management, Jungle-Style


Please describe the process in your own words…. I believe PM Kipling would run his projects using more nature-based methodologies to increase productivity, improve teamwork, and maintain a sustainable ROI. Articles project management project manager

2020 76

Retrospectives and Intraspectives for Agile Practitioners


They provide a better understanding and also help us to work sustainably over a long period. The retrospective process consists of two words: Retro – meaning recent past, and. The team applies this learning in future work to improve people, processes, and products.”.

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Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers


We’re going to review The 8 Step Process for Leading Successful Change by John Kotter. That seems to be, in my opinion, one of the leading processes to lead change in your organization. Walter Stinnett: We went in there, we actually looked all of the processes. Articles

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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Girl's Guide to PM

However, in the fields related to sustainability, environment and earth-geosciences, safety, health and community engagement, there are quite a few women. In my past corporate role I was part of a team managing organisational change integrating sustainability throughout the business.

2017 270

Handling complexity requires psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

What I didn’t focus on in that article was how important the people element is when dealing with CAS. Two HBR articles published this week reminded me of that critical ingredient. ” This aligns well with two of the leadership actions which Amy recommends in her article.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes.

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Authentic agility avoids burnout

Kiron Bondale

Harvard Business Review published an article this week covering six causes of burnout and how we can reduce these. The eighth principle of the Manifesto argues against this: “ Agile processes promote sustainable development. sprint review) and process (e.g.

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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. Tad: Let’s talk about that innovation process. Tad: Delivering innovation, like most things, is a gated process where we go through and have some sparks.

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.

Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Of the three types of innovation [market-creating, sustaining, efficiency], how do you determine which one to focus a team’s energy? A general rule of thumb is 20% market-creating (future), 40% sustaining (present), 40% efficiency (improving the past).

What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities. Change management, similar to project management, involves people, processes, and tools to effectively help organizations manage all the changes that occur, whether as a result of project initiatives, or other factors that might impact the business. The change management processes can vary, despite goals.

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How Change Management Fits Into Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How Change Management Fits Into Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. In doing all of this you are ensuring that your change has the best possible chance of long-term sustainability and success.

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. In this article, I’ll give you a complete overview of different PMMs and how to choose them. PRINCE2 is based on 7 principles, 7 themes and 7 processes.

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Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Changing environments are embraced at any stage of the process to provide the customer with a competitive advantage. Sustainable development is accomplished through agile processes whereby development teams and stakeholders are able to maintain a constant and ongoing pace. Agile was originally developed for the software industry to streamline and improve the development process in order to more rapidly identify and adjust for issues and defects.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

Next up I will be taking a more detailed look at the PRINCE2 Agile and Agile PM project management approaches over the next two articles followed by an overview of the two most popular Agile development approaches, SCRUM and Kanban. Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

The second component is leveraging a rigorous portfolio and project management governance process. The first step provides strategic focus ensuring business alignment across multiple stakeholders and minimizing the business process risk," says Srinivasan. Project management can be a powerful tool for enabling business strategy and creating a sustainable wins. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Finding the right time to use technology to sustain and accelerate a process. "We We have found that leading with technology results in lower adoption and force fitting the technology into a less efficient process. By outlining the process and bootstrapping an analytical solution, we are better equipped to evaluate technology options and select one that really pushes the organization forward.". To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

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Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean.

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A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

This group of guys recognized a need for a more adaptive alternative to the regimented, documentation-driven software development process. They identified the following 4 values promoted in Agile software development: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

2017 217

Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. By setting a sustainable pace for the work, teams were able to maintain a steady rate of delivery, leading to greater predictability and hence easier planning.

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


This allows the processing of large datasets quickly and cost-effectively. The more information is available for processing, the more the AI systems can learn and the more accurate their predictions and decisions will be.

2018 149

Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?


In this article, you will learn about top 20 project management methodologies and which ones you should choose for your project. Rational Unified Process. It overcame many shortcomings of waterfall model such as process rigidity and higher risk and delivered a much better solution. With feedback on every iteration and client involvement throughout the process, you can deliver a product that satisfies your clients, thanks to agile. Rational Unified Process.

Tips for Project Managers: How to Lead Your Project Team Through a Crisis


This article will show you how you can instill a sense of safety and calmness in your employees even under the new, unknown conditions and how you can steer the boat, your project team, professionally through the crisis. How do we ensure a successful feedback process?

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Strategic Project Portfolio Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

It covers the whole lifecycle from finding ideas for projects, through the prioritisation process and planning for the most productive organisation possible. It took me a while to get my hands on Simon Moore’s book, Strategic Project Portfolio Management *, but I’m rather glad I did.

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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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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Creating a winning formula for efficiently implementing business processes. This article focuses on introducing the most common project management methodologies that exist and eventually helping you choose the winning approach every time.

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Agile Project Management Principles


In this article, we take a closer look at those 12 principles and explain what they mean in practice. 8-Agile processes promote sustainable development. Your project development team should be able to stay focus and work under conditions which are sustainable.

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