10 Steps to Successful Process Governance


Ensuring that all team members meet these standards can be difficult, but enforcing process consistency can make a huge difference. Governance is made possible by implementing standardized practices, processes, and rules across the entire business. Start Improving Your Processes.

10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business


To generate a clear business case, organizations need to write business operations with sustainability in mind, which can be done by the following two steps: Document their business processes. Implement effective process improvement techniques for sustainability.


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Project Management Process: The Basics


Edwards Deming once wrote that “if you cannot describe what you are doing as a process, you do not know what you are doing.” Project Management Process Groups. Initiating : processes that are required to define and authorize a new project, or a new phase of an existing project.

Webinar Recap: Project Managers are Change Managers


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Walter Stinnett’s Project Managers are Change Managers webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Project Managers are Change Managers. You start projects to change things.

5 Ways to Lead a Change Management Initiative: Project Manager As Change Manager


It can also be observed in people, organizations and processes—and in these instances it’s not such a great thing. But championing change is a hard thing to do, because people naturally have a resistance to change. In order to achieve this predictability, they implement policies, processes, methods and controls to help stabilize operations and turn everything into a predictable model. Further Reading: How to Make Your Team Active Participants in Organizational Change].

Project Change Control: What You Need to Know to Make it Effective

Online PM Courses

You need Project Change Control. The post Project Change Control: What You Need to Know to Make it Effective appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. When a project stakeholder wants something different, what do you do? You can't just say 'yes'. or 'no'.

Lean Change Management – 4 Years Later

Agile Coach

A friend of mine asked me on twitter what my 3 main things I’ve learned teaching my Lean Change Agent workshops and what the main takeaways from attendees were. Context : it’s important to understand what triggered me to move away from agile, and into org change. It’s also important to understand what influenced thinking about org change differently. First, How Lean Change Agent Came to Be. change always starts from you.

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Impacts of traditional project funding models on agile delivery

Kiron Bondale

In one of my previous articles I’d written about the need for change across multiple areas of an organization when undertaking an agile transformation. one sprint’s worth), but in most cases, project funding approval processes are not lean enough to encourage such behavior. It can also encourage sloppy product management. Agile Project Portfolio Management agile project management Change management governance

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Could nudges help to increase psychological safety?

Kiron Bondale

In one of my earlier articles , I had proposed the use of behavioral nudges to help improve project governance. There could be a few “bad apples” at all levels of the organization structure who won’t change and may need to be shown the door.

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The influence of efficient projects, skilled project managers and quality reporting on Digital Transformation

PM Times

The post The influence of efficient projects, skilled project managers and quality reporting on Digital Transformation appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs. Articles Agile Best Practices Change Management Methodologies Project Management

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


For Beginners, it is important to understand essential elements of Project Management. These are called constraints because, once fixed, we cannot change one of these elements without changing at least one of the others, may be two or may be all of them. Who is the Project Manager? A project Manager should own the following skills to succeed: Technical Skills (Knowledge of Subject matter, need not be an expert). What is Project Management?

Design Thinking for Project Managers

Tony Adams

Using design thinking to change up your project planning. Along the way, designers have taken great steps forward to change the design of objects that have allowed our society to leap forward. As project managers, we should ask ourselves a critical question.

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The Basics of Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

This means a move away from the predominate way of organizing, managing, and funding work. However, for large, complex organizations with legacy technology architecture, Transformation must be carefully orchestrated to ensure that the work and investment made in making the change creates business value and actually leads to Agility. How much do you value predictable delivery vs the ability to adapt to change. “Transformation can be planned, managed, and measured.”

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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

Delivering business change outcomes is tough work. The Emergent Change approach can help us to make sense of us make sense of a fluid, messy, unpredictable change environment. In my project management community, it’s always comforting to talk to others about things we have in common. The idea that projects deliver change is a universal maxim. How is Change Delivered? Is change delivered by projects? BUT is change delivered by any other means?

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Governance (#Governance). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Management Processes.

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Emergent Change – Making Sense of a Messy Environment

Tony Adams

Delivering business change outcomes is tough work. The Emergent Change approach can help us to make sense of us make sense of a fluid, messy, unpredictable change environment. In my project management community, it’s always comforting to talk to others about things we have in common. The idea that projects deliver change is a universal maxim. How is Change Delivered? Is change delivered by projects? BUT is change delivered by any other means?

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Selecting a Project Management Tool IS a Project

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Recently, I have seen a more online posts asking questions about what project management tool(s) a company should buy: What tool does everyone recommend? My company would like a project management tool? I’d like your opinion on a project management tool that is cloud-based and easy to use. First, let me stress that researching, finding and implementing a project management software tool IS A PROJECT! Selecting a project management tool is a project.

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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

Girl's Guide to PM

Where is artificial intelligence taking project management? AI has turned up in the project management trends articles over the past few years and it’s now most definitely here to stay. The impacts of artificial intelligence in project management. Can AI replace project managers?

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Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation. Although the benefits of an effective Cost Management system are well known too often most companies rely on a hotchpotch of legacy systems with manual re-entry of data in different systems with excel being relied upon to cut-and-paste integrated reports together. Programme Management (PgM3).

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization. Here are some tips for selling Agile project management methodology to stakeholders: 1. Align Agile project management with your organization’s strategy. We don’t need to make any changes !,”

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PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

Girl's Guide to PM

PRINCE2 is a project management method. It’s structured, and experience-based, created from the lived experience of thousands of project managers and successful projects. It’s a customizable way of managing and controlling the work. Manage by stages. Manage by exception.

The 12 Principles of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

PMBOK 7 is the short name given to The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition , which are bundled together. The 12 Principles of Project Management. Build quality into processes and deliverables.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I Get Stakeholder-led Project Management on Amazon.

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What is the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act?

Moira Alexander

PMI's Pulse of the Profession report shows "only 64 percent of government strategic initiatives ever meet their goals and business intent -- and that government entities waste $101 million for every $1 billion spent on project and programs.". To address this widespread and costly problem, on December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed bill S.1550 -- the Program Management Improvement and Accountability Act of 2015 (PMIAA) into law.

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3 Performance Domains in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition represents a major shift in the way ‘how to do project management’ is presented by PMI. Instead of the Knowledge Areas , we have the whole body of project management split up into 3 performance domains.

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Brief comparison between MSP 5th edition and MSP 2011 edition

Henny Portman

After nine years there is a new edition of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) guide. It’s a best practice so I assume the changes will be incremental and not a revolution. To get a first understanding of the differences, I will look at principles, themes, processes, organization and products. Themes are essential aspects of governance required to ensure that the programme is aligned with the principles. MSP 5 th edition contains one additional process.

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Why are people leaving project management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Nearly 1 in 5 project managers have considered leaving their job: 37% of professionals have thought about quitting project management in the past year. So why are people leaving project management? Let’s start with this story from one project manager.

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My designation is not Project Manager – AM I eligible for PMP® Certification?


He told me that he handles technical end to end project management. He is not involved in managing and developing resources. Actually his main concern was – Am I eligible for PMP® certification as my designation is not Project Manager? Process.

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The PMO is Dead… Long Live the PMO!

Arras People

Once they were project control offices (PCOs), then they were called project support offices (PSOs), then portfolio and project support offices PPSOs) , and now – mostly project management offices (PMOs). There is also a flurry of others: value management offices (VMOs), and result management offices (RMOs) and even a few change management offices (CMOs). Project management is seen as a strategic competence.

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New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. Firstly, Project Management: It’s all Bollocks! Welcome to Project Management: It’s All Bollocks! Project Management: It’s all Bollocks!

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What Makes Organisations Fail to Execute Their Strategy?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Presumably, it will just happen now that senior management have expressed the strategic direction? Maybe by some magical process of osmosis? How do they respond when budgets are changed? Executives must understand that project management is the key.

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute for Learning

In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam. In this post, I will provide important information about the new PMP ® Exam and answer the following questions: When is the PMP Exam changing? Why is the PMP Exam changing? What is changing in the new PMP Exam? When is the PMP Exam changing? Now that we know when it’s changing, let’s see why.

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Excel in Project Execution With These 5 Surefire Tips

ProProfs Project Management

Ineffective corporate governance. Be Serious About Change Management. Deploy a Reliable Project Management Application. Project management has four phases that include Initiation, Planning, Execution, and Closure. Such as: Time Management. Cost Management.

The Agile Transformation Coach: Understanding the Roles and Responsibilities

Leading Agile

Change Management. The EL works with Directors and Managers to ensure the Transformation strategy’s execution throughout the organization. Additionally, the PPC will need to adapt to quickly changing demands and focus on owning the Transformation outcomes.

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Blue Ocean Leadership: The Secret to Blue Ocean Strategy Execution

The Strategic Project Manager

They separately require strong execution, which usually takes strong project management. Front line, middle management, and upper management employees are all engaged in defining leadership practices. Reduce – monitoring and controlling middle management activities.

Why Investing in Dojos Won’t Transform Your Organization

Leading Agile

This title probably attracted two types of people – people who are wondering what the role of the ancient practice of martial arts has in organizational change management. Consequently, this model of Dojos provides hope but does not create long-lasting change.

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Connecting Business with IT to Achieve Agility in the Financial Sector


It’s worth listening to Joaquim tell their story: How Santander transitioned from different companies working independently, to an integration of business with IT processes and KPIs under a single operating model. Remember this was an organization that was corporate driven and locally managed.

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020


Luckily for project management professionals, there are ample opportunities throughout the year to hunker down with colleagues, network and learn about new techniques and project management technologies in the industry. The Technical Project Management Conference .

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What is a Program Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. Each of these are projects with a project manager, but together they deliver a transformative change for the business. What is Program Management? Read next: Project Management versus Program Management.

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Large organizations face challenges to respond to change with speed and relative ease. Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing. Agile Coach, Consultant, Change Agent.

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