Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

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.

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar recently about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. These are questions about collaboration tools that I hear time and time again, so I know many of you have the same queries.

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Communications Tools: The Project Banner

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I should have measured it first as we’ve just had the ceiling painted as we’re in the process of moving into that room and I was nervous about bashing it with the support pole.

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7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I can’t be the only one who thinks that with better productivity tools for teams, we’d be more… productive. It’s not just a personal tool. So many tools!

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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. I haven’t come across ‘tools’ where you can plug in all the data and out pops the decision you should make.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

What tools and techniques can project managers use for controlling risks and getting the results they are looking for? In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Risk Control Tools and Techniques.

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.

Project Estimation: Master the Tools and Techniques

Online PM Courses

So, in this article, we’ll take a careful look at project estimation, to help you learn how to master the art and craft of doing it well. There are at least four things that make estimating for projects a difficult discipline: Project Estimation – Master the Tools and Techniques.

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. Voice of the Customer is a powerful tool for getting that information - for more successful projects and less rework. How-To how-to Process

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4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

If your team is so inundated with new tasks coming from all directions and is siloed between tools, they simply can’t complete projects at the speed your business requires. Does this sound like your current work project intake process?

The 5-Step Expert Guide To Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

. Since my book Collaboration Tools for Project Managers came out, one of the things I’m asked frequently is ‘how do I choose the right collaboration tool for my team?’. It’s critical to step back and consider your team as a unit before you even start investigating tools,” she says. “Do

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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. So what are the impacts of over-processing on the project manager’s part?

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Simple tools work well for smaller teams, but as you scale, you need to consider solutions that will also scale. 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.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

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?

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.

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.

4 Real-Life Tips For Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

Getting the right collaboration tool for your team is really important – as is knowing how to use it. It’s something that my book, Collaboration Tools for Project Managers , goes into in a lot of detail because if you get it wrong it’s a massive waste of expense and energy.

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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. You need to evaluate each process.

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. Software and Tools.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Once that happens there are tools needed to prioritize projects, track financials, tasks, resources, change orders and just about everything in between. Here's the beginning of my list of tools and services to consider or demo or download a trial of for consideration for 2020.

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Project Management for Entrepreneurs: Basic Tools for Successful Projects

Project Bliss

Project management tools can help you get organized and move your projects forward. If you do projects, you can use these tools to help you do your projects better. I’ve listed tools here that will be helpful if you need to come to a mutual understanding with a customer.

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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

Once that happens there are tools needed to prioritize projects, track financials, tasks, resources, change orders and just about everything in between. Here's the beginning of my list of tools and services to consider or demo or download a trial of for consideration for 2020.

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RBS is one more technique for your estimation tool belt!

Kiron Bondale

I would encourage my blog followers to read Dimitar’s article but here is an overview of the process once you have decomposed your project to an appropriate level of details (e.g. Project managers need to be comfortable with different estimation techniques.

Webinar Recap: Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Critical Tool’s Using WBS Schedule Pro showcase session being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Jim Spiller: Again, this is Jim Spiller from Critical Tools, from beautiful Austin, Texas.

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How to choose the right project management tools

Moira Alexander

The right tool for the right job goes the old adage, but knowing exactly what criteria you should consider and how to go about evaluating each of the project management (PM) tools at your disposal can be time-consuming and even frustrating. The business model and technologies should be the first high-level criteria you take into consideration when thinking about how a PM tool may or may not fit within current and future plans.

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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.

Your Ultimate Guide To Portfolio Management Tools

Project-Management.pm

Large projects call for complex processes and the need for more management procedures. When you tackle larger and more complex projects, the following management procedures need to be up to date and these are aided by tools, methodologies , and strategies. These challenges and issues are mitigated or contained by the following portfolio management tools that cater to projects to be more productive and capable to deliver it on time. In Light of Portfolio Management Tools .

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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. A document approval process.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

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.

User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process

Planio

But other than that, you think the tool speaks for itself. You spend so much time and money building a beautiful website and tool, writing informative blog posts, running ads and marketing campaigns. Here's how we've structured this article: What (exactly) is user onboarding?

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 stupidity

The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work

nTask

The organizational culture is complete mayhem right now and without quality organizational tools, you’ll be lost in a black hole. Thankfully we live in a world where there are tons of different applications and organizational tools for everything that we do nowadays. If you start the selection process unprepared, you can literally spend weeks where you try a new app every single day without ever finding which one is the right one. Process Street. Reporting Tools.

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5 Tools and Tactics To Manage Projects With Your Outsourcing Partner

Girl's Guide to PM

She also shared with me 5 tools and tactics that you can apply to coordinate your outsourcing teams better. I see this issue raised with collaboration tools all the time. I’d like to thank Global Response for sponsoring this article.

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PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Knowledge Areas And Process Group

iZenBridge

Are you confused with new terms like Knowledge Areas, Process Groups, and a Process? In this article I am answering: What are the processes? What are the Process Groups for? Tools and Tips for preparing for the exam. What are the processes.

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

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. How processes help you work smarter, not harder.

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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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

This may be by adopting a new tool or approach, learning some new skills in listening, influence, or negotiation, or maybe simply allocating more time to it. Second, the use of lean and agile tools and methodologies beyond IT, software and manufacturing.

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How to pick the best requirements management tool

Moira Alexander

During any project or significant business undertaking, RM is a complex, comprehensive and iterative business analysis process defining business-related needs that involve the following actions: Identifying. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click hereWhat is requirements management (RM), anyway?

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