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. At first, the concept of the project management process and its practical adaption can seem a little daunting, but this article will give you everything you need to set up PM processes and phases at your business. How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back 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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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Project management software tools are essential to manage projects efficiently. In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. In other words, even if you have no enterprise project management systems at work, you’ll still be able to put these tools to good use. This is the number one tool I use and I really couldn’t manage without it. I use a lot of Microsoft tools to manage projects.

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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it


According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties. What is Business Process Improvement? Generally, business processes can be divided into three key types.

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. According to the PMBOK guide, which is considered the bible for project managers, project management is scientifically done by managing project documents through 49 processes that are grouped into five project phases. . The main tools used in initiation are the business case document and the benefits management plan.

Inside the PMP Question Writing Process

Leading Answers

Information is power, and it never hurts to be more aware of the process before taking the exam. Discussing the relative merit of the PMP or the application process is outside the scope of this article. This complete process is depicted below: Why This is Useful.

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.

7 Best Apps to Improve Your Task Planning Process


But have you noticed that the process is taking you a long time just because you are keeping all your thoughts in your mind instead of writing them down? What is a Task Planning Process? The task planning process encompasses the actual “planning” phase for any activity.

10 Best Marketing Project Management Software Tools For 2021


Without a systematic process, managing a marketing campaign can become chaotic. In this article, we look at the top 10 project management software tools for marketing teams. What features do you need in a project management tool? Kanban Tool.

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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. Let’s look at six tools and techniques recommended in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition for controlling risks. Risk Control Tools and Techniques. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

15 Powerful Enterprise Project Management Software Tools For 2021


In this article, we look at 15 Enterprise Project Management tools. We’ll compare their features, ease of use, and price — the top 3 factors teams look at before choosing a PM tool. Which EPM tool is right for you? Overview of 15 EPM tools.

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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. What tools do you use? How do I choose a tool, there are so many! As society has changed, and the way we interact with people has changed, we need tools and techniques that keep up.

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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. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy.

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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

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.

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. 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.

5 Tools for Team Conflict Resolution

Leading Answers

There is no single simple solution; otherwise, people would walk through the process themselves. So while there is no formula, it is helpful to have some strategies, some models to guide our thought process. As you can imagine, these tools are at best signposts on a tricky journey.

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12 Best Free & Paid Kanban Board Tools [2021]


In this article, we’re going to roundup the 12 best Kanban tools on the market. We’ll compare both free and paid tools on their design, functionality, ease-of-use, and price as well as looking more generally at what makes a great Kanban tool. What is a Kanban Tool?

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11 Must-Have Product Management Software Tools For 2021


In this article, you’ll learn about the must-have tools in a product management software stack. In fact, we use most of these tools at Toggl Plan. These tools help us keep our product development on track — from road-mapping to tracking progress. Plan Tools

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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. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

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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. I’m not talking about deliberate bias or the need to conform to pressure (which is up next), but the in-built biases in the way our brains process information.

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. I want to spend more time doing what matters, and that means less time worrying about tools to do the work. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. So many tools!

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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. Use the project management tools that can help you identify the work you need to do, lay it out clearly and make a plan, communicate this to your clients if you’re consulting, and then move forward on your plan. You may need fewer of these tools if you’re working on your own start-up with no customers.

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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. If you want to know that you’re on the right track when you’re leading a process or product improvement project, how can you be sure you’re addressing the right concerns? Voice of the Customer is a powerful tool for getting that information - for more successful projects and less rework. This article explains how to create a SIPOC Model).

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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

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process


Simple tools work well for smaller teams, but as you scale, you need to consider solutions that will also scale. When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. 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.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated


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? Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future. Sign #2: There’s no formal process to turn requests into projects.

Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. Agree decision making tools and decide. These tools work and also help reduce your bias.

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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. Summary: The article covers seven high-level project management steps to help project managers achieve on-time, on-budget, goal-focused delivery of high-profile projects, to increase their project success rates and career prospects.

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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. 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.

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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Your Ultimate Guide To Portfolio Management Tools

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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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

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.

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The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work


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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How To Combat Marketing Bottlenecks With a Streamlined Intake Process


Whether due to a lack of a streamlined intake process , unclear ownership of project tasks and requirements, or setbacks in the approval phase, these marketing bottlenecks can threaten the successful and timely delivery of your projects. . Expediting the approval process.

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. What I've compiled here is what I hope – my time permitting – is the beginning of a series of articles to introduce different software tools and services that help get project leaders and planners and PM infrastructures themselves on the right track and headed in the right direction.

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Time Management Problems? Use These Tools To Make Every Minute Count!


9 Ridiculously Useful Time Management Tools Every Smart Manager Must Know About Use these top-rated time management tools to minimize time wastage and produce desired results. “It’s Without the right t ime management tools, the life of a manager can be pretty messed up.

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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?’. I’m delighted to be partnering with Genius Project today to bring you The 5 Step Expert Guide To Choosing Collaboration Tools. The most important factor is the business pain that needs to be solved with the tool,” says Maxime Villeger, Solutions Specialist and Regional Director at Genius Project.

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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. “A Fool with a Tool is still a Fool” Agile Project Management agile project management improving project managementProject managers need to be comfortable with different estimation techniques.

Webinar Recap: Leveraging the Latest Office 365 Project Tools & Capabilities


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s session, Leveraging the Latest Office 365 Project Tools & Capabilities, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Kyle: Hello and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar leveraging the latest Office 365 Project tools and capabilities. We’re also going to see trends that other software vendors are producing tools that fit in a space.

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