Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes


Communication is the life force of each and every project and business so it needs to be fully effective to enrich the process. A dysfunctional communication process will undermine what you are trying to achieve. This is a guest post by Michelle Gillam.

How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

Girl's Guide to PM

Action if they aren’t clear: Ask the project sponsor to hold a workshop on defining this and providing ultimate clarity for everyone. If your work so far has uncovered things that concern you, then consider investing some time in a formal healthcheck process. Templates This article contains affiliate links Consider this. You’ve recently been asked to take over an existing project. Your handover hasn’t been that great.

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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. We have so much material about what processes to use, and yet it is estimated that 70% – and possibly as much as 81% – of project success depends on the human side of projects. I will be running some workshops and doing some coaching.

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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. The world is developing at an unprecedented speed and to keep up we have to continuously look at how we can improve the products and services we deliver along with the tools and processes we use to deliver them. Be Productive Project Management Experts This article contains affiliate link

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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. So we spend a fair amount of time working out solutions to problems, process re-engineering and all that. As well as the ‘classic’ brain dump, you can plot out flow diagrams, create work breakdown structures, process maps and more. Read more great articles about project management at Girl's Guide to PM - Project Management Skills Made Easy.

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How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. This is how I like to receive information, this is how I like to process information”, because really once you’ve that base understanding of each other’s personality, you really can start to work well together. What would it be like if I was in one of your all day workshops?

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Susan, on the other hand, facilitated an early risk identification workshop. In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. PMBOK 6th Edition The PMBOK 6th Edition changed the process name of "Control Risks" to "Monitor Risks." Read my articles: What Project Managers Should Know About Monitoring Project Risks 12 Questions for Monitoring Project Risks. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

Do you understand the procurement process? For example, public courses, ONLIVE Virtual Classroom courses, e-Learning, and client workshops. Article by Richard Lampitt, Lead PRINCE2® Trainer for SPOCE Project Management.

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Webinar Recap: Agile Series Part 2 – Agile Features & Capabilities in MS Project / Project PPM


There’s always a process. Well, it’s important to have a good process. Tim Runcie: So let’s think through a little bit of kind of that whole process of we’ve talked about high level with some of the tools here. If this is a two day class or a one day class or a workshop, we can see that. So if we think about this, let’s just continue going through the process of what else can we work with?

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5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 5 Ways To Use Visual Project Management , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Whether it’s breaking down a difficult process into an easy-to-follow process diagram, or showing project progress on a visual plan, you can share project performance data in ways that make it easy for your stakeholders to understand your message. The first thoughts for mindmapping software are creativity sessions and process flows but you can do more than that.

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a structured process that happens on every project and outside the project environment too, so it’s a fantastic skill to learn to boost your career and broaden your skills – whatever your job title. This is the normal first step of project risk management, and you’ll carry out your risk identification activities (probably a workshop) as you would usually do. An edited version of this article appeared on the Twenty Eighty Strategy Execution website in 2015.

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Requirements workshops. 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. We can see the things that flow in and out of the process and who receives the outputs. Once the team has reached agreement on the requirements, baseline the requirements with the appropriate sign off process.

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The true value of change

The Lazy Project Manager

And then select or identify the Cost/Impact ratio and the growth Value Add ratio – these really should be part of your business case approval process by the way. Tailwind’s experience is vast, from providing interim resources in the project and programme management space, supporting the recruitment process, experiential workshops, coaching – from project managers through to executives, providing keynote speakers, implementing PPM Academies, PM Healthchecks and Leadership development.

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A History of PMI & Its Role in Project Management


Afterwards, articles of incorporation where filed in Pennsylvania, and signed by the five founders of PMI. Susan Gallagher: A project manager, she was part of that first meeting of what would become PMI in Atlanta, and has served as treasurer, vice-president of technical services and director, as well as a presenter of articles in annual meetings. They have many articles, papers and webinars on the subject. It also provides networking opportunities and workshops.

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What’s To Like About AgilePM?

Arras People

The roles represent the Business, project Process and Technical Development required to manage and develop and deliver the project. A neutral Workshop Facilitator is important to enables a group to work together to achieve an agreed goal. In her next article Julia talks about the differences between AgilePM and PRINCE2 Agile. For example, public courses e-Learning, blended learning and client workshops.

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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. Requirements workshops. 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. We can see the things that flow in and out of the process and who receives the outputs.

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#PMOT – Who are the Project Managers on Twitter to Follow?

Online PM Courses

If you want to follow project management conversations on Twitter… Or if you want to keep up with the latest articles, or products… #PMOT is a good tag to follow. This article is going to be different to most of ours. PM Workshops: @ PM_Workshops.

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019


Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide. It’s just three articles like this, per week. So, whether it’s learning more about virtual teams, doing an agile course, reading a book on stakeholder engagement, or attending a cookery workshop, do make 2019 another year when you keep learning. Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers.

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7 Reasons Why Multitasking Is Not the Answer

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Kristy Dickerson from STARTplanner. Studies aimed at disproving the claimed advantages of multitasking have popped up, urging the public to actually turn the process of multitasking inside out to see if it’s an ally or an enemy. Through business coaching, workshops, and speaking she has shown individuals how to make change happen in their life and small business. Find out in this article and learn what might trip you up if you choose.

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Innovation: Running Experiments and Learning

Leading Answers

In my last article on  Incubating Innovation , we explored the culture and mindset of accountable experimentation. This article focuses on actionable tools and approaches. Within agile frameworks, the team retrospective is the primary workshop for planning and evaluating experiments. Yet where’s the focus on experiments, the learning process and trials for the next iteration? Outline and gain consensus on the process we will use. 

Challenging Change

The Lazy Project Manager

The following is a guest article from my friends at Tailwind Project Solutions: In his new book – How to get Fired at the C-Level: Why mismanaging change is the biggest risk of all – Peter Taylor challenges the foundations of organisational change, asking if the c-level executives out there are truly ready for change to be successful in their own businesses?

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30 Quick Risk Evaluation Tips

Project Risk Coach

” In this article, I share 30 risk evaluation tips to help you tap into your genius. Improve the quality of your risk information through interviews and workshops before evaluating your risks. Right size your risk evaluation process. Winston Churchill said, “True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation, uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information.” Enjoy!

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Online Training: OnlinePMCourses Review

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. Expert trainer Mike Clayton (author of a multitude of project management books and a couple of guest blog articles here at GirlsGuideToPM) is the trainer behind Online PM Courses. When I spoke to Mike about his course he told me that the idea was to take the workshops and training that he delivers in person and make them available to a wider audience. Having looked at Mike’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you.

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Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work. One of two outputs of one of six processes of one of 10 Knowledge Areas. Your scope management plan will set out the processes and procedures that will protect you from all these failings.

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All Set for International Project Management Day 2018? The only Project Management guide you need


Get instant access to definitions, history, and processes, and get drilled in globally followed international standards with all the references and links that you need to become a successful project manager. Publications, Journals, Articles.

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How to Onboard Your Team to a New Project Management System

Epicflow Blog

But there are some steps you can take to prepare people : Plan the process well. Cooperate with your software vendor and explain the value of your new project management system at onsite presentations or during online workshops. In her article for the Wall Street Journal titled “Do You Resist New Tech at the Office?” To make things easier for your employees, allow them to practice with the software and devote several hours to workshops.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here are my collected works, presentations, briefings, journal papers, articles, white papers, and essays, used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've developed and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems domain. Managment Processes. Making the Impossible Possible: Applying Heliotropic Abundance for creating Program and Project Management Processes. Basis of Estimate Process. Alleman, ICEAA Workshop, 2014.

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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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The 7-S Framework: Project Management Remix

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m happy to be bringing you this article from Atif Shahab today, sponsored by TaskQue. Everything from formal processes, strategies, reporting, organisational charts and IT systems falls under this category. The System element reflects how the tasks will be completed and what process will be followed. That goes for you as well: project managers should invest in their own personal development through training programs, workshops, seminars and visits.

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The Kick-off Meetings: Checklist for a Motivating Project Start


In this article we will give you a detailed insight into the topic of kick-off meetings in project management. Defining the primary means of communication and processes. An integral part of kick-off meetings are workshops. workshops, networking). A good project start is essential for good teamwork and project success. Although a kick-off meeting is not absolutely necessary for this, it is a good means to provide the necessary motivational boost for everyone involved.

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Are incremental and iterative the same phenomenon or not? (Part I)

Henny Portman

After reading this article I hope you understand the relationship between incremental and iterative development. In the second part of this article, I position waterfall and agile in an incremental versus iterative cross or matrix and shows what happens in the other two quadrants too (will be part of a next blog post). After many discussions and requirement gathering workshops there was an agreement to deliver a payment app with 250 features.

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All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? The Only Project Management Guide you Need


Get instant access to definitions, history, and processes, and get drilled in globally followed international standards with all the references and links that you need to become a successful project manager. Publications, Journals, Articles. The Lazy Project Manager – A project manager expert from the UK sharing his workshops, tutorials, books, and related to the latest happenings in the market.

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What to Do When a Project Fails: How to Document and Share Lessons Learned


But the other 60% is where they learn how to improve and update their processes, communication styles, workflows, and goals. The Lessons Learned Process: 5 steps to making the most from project failures. The Lessons Learned Process: 5 steps to making the most from project failures.

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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. ” One of the things that you do within value management is come up with a framework, which will help you to say, “These are the outcomes that we need from this project,” and then you can use that to guide you throughout the project management process to help you figure out what is the best option to deliver, and get you that outcome that you need.

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Agile Certification: Your Guide to the Large Array of Agile Qualifications

Online PM Courses

And in this guide, I will share everything I have found out, in my longest article ever. This article is a companion to our earlier guide: ‘Project Management Qualification: Should I or Shouldn’t I?’ This is supported by an APMG accreditation and certification process.

How to Build a Powerful Deliverables Strategy from Scratch


Strategy & Operations: Business Cases, Business Plans, Competitor Analysis, Process Flow Documentation, Future State Recommendations. Understanding the client’s objective(s) is the first step in the definition process as your deliverables should be developed to support these objectives.

Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation. With the right portfolio management process, as well as an execution mindset in place, Nokia would still be one of the leading telecom operators in the world, I believe.

13 Tips to Deliver Exceptional Presentations


I have delivered academic conference papers, tutored in universities, held workshops with senior management, participated in several proposal pitches, and tend to be quite vocal in team meetings! Whether you are proposing a project, introducing a new process, or sharing an update with your team, presentations are an essential, in-person communication tool for project managers. In a second article, I will take explore some tricks for getting the most from PowerPoint.

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How to Gain Trust with Anyone In The Organization ?


This results in poor performance during project processes and followed by failed output. Organizations also provide workshops, retreats or seminars to boost trust and teamwork among their leaders and team members. It may take a while for some people to trust—after all, gaining someone’s trust is a process. Cet article How to Gain Trust with Anyone In The Organization ? Trust has become a huge factor in our life and for the people around us.

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Okay Google, “What Is Project Management?”


PPM is nothing more than the process of deciding which projects your company does and when they do them. Successful and organized PPM processes answer: . If you are feeling overwhelmed by this PPM process (since you may have just learned about it five minutes ago) or if you tried a PPM process and it didn’t work, we want to introduce you to Lean PPM. Adopting Lean PPM The first step in implementing Lean PPM is the decision to redesign your own PPM process.

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