How to Close a Surprise TKO Project

Project Risk Coach

Your project sponsor called you to her office and told you that the party is over — close the project. How to Close the Project. Second, be clear about the steps you will take to close the project. The post How to Close a Surprise TKO Project appeared first on.

How To Close A Project Effectively [Infographic]

Girl's Guide to PM

But there’s another area that is arguably as important, if not more so than those: how to close a project. Here’s an infographic on how to close down a project effectively so you don’t leave anyone hanging.

How to Successfully Close a Project. Project Closure Best Practices

The Digital Project Manager

The post How to Successfully Close a Project. How-to Project Closing PM Skills & Best Practices TopicsThe thing is launched! The developers have dispersed, the designers have high-fived, all of the items on your launch checklist have been dutifully checked off.

Resolved vs Closed: Definitions Vary, Necessity Doesn’t

Backlog

In task management, marking issues ‘ resolved’ and ‘ closed’ is common practice. To help clarify, let’s explore the range of definitions applied to resolved and closed statuses. Why Use Resolved and Closed ? What Closed and Resolved Typically Mean.

How To Launch A Feature To Maximize Growth

Speaker: Brian Balfour, CEO, Reforge

The Ultimate Project Close Out Checklist

GoSkills

But make sure that you go through your project close out checklist before officially ending your project. You've nearly reached the finish line! Project Management

We’re Closing the Old API

Teamweek

We will close the current one on September 12th, in exactly 2 months time. After working really hard on rewriting Teamweek core, we’re almost done. As of now, we are migrating to a new API. Therefore, we’re asking you to convert to our new API as well. Finds the Docs to help you migrate here. We would also like to remind you that we will continue focusing mostly on the quality and velocity of our core product, which does not include the API. Teamweek News Uncategorized

?Having Trouble Closing the Project?

Brad Egeland

Closeout isn't any easy time for project managers. You'd think they would be feeling relief. Rather, it's closer to anxiety. You know the scenario … you and your team have faced your fair share of issues on the project – no project is without issues and rough spots. But for the most part, things have progressed rather well. Even user acceptance testing went off without too much of a hitch. Read the full article

Resolved vs closed: definitions vary, necessity doesn’t

Backlog

In task management, marking issues ‘ resolved’ and ‘ closed’ is common practice. To help clarify, let’s explore the range of definitions applied to resolved and closed statuses. Why Use Resolved and Closed ? To outsiders, these statuses may seem confusing— resolved sounds like a task is complete, so what else could possibly need to happen before it’s closed ? What Closed and Resolved Typically Mean.

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. And of course: Assessing the outcomes of the feedforward and feedback loops is the basis of all Closed Loop control system. See link below on Closed Loop Control).

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

For any closed loop control system ‒ let’s assume we want to manage our project with such a system ‒ has a signal representing the current state of the system. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. Managing software development projects is a Closed Loop control system.

How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change

The Digital Project Manager

Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Closing Leadership & Team Management PM Skills & Best Practices TopicsWhether you’re new to the software development game or been a player for years, chances.

Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

Close the Procurements. Lastly, close the procurements. It is easy to overlook the final procurement activities when a project comes to a close. 2=Planning 4=Control 5=Closing Project Procurement Management

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How to Develop a Successful Buyer-Seller Relationship

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control 5=Closing Project Procurement ManagementProject Procurement Management For most of my career, I have served in financial service organizations.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

- Chuck Close. Quotes

9 Great Excuses Not to Mature as a Project Manager

Project Risk Coach

Examine them closely. If you are reading this it means that you're struggling to mature as a project manager. You watch others get their certifications. You see more junior project managers getting the promotions. Your peers are getting the salary increases. Why not you? What are your excuses?

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How to get a failing project back on track

Moira Alexander

First and foremost, pay close attention for any signs that there may be a problem with your project. It can be a short path between project initiation and project failure. And while not every failing project is worth recovering , project managers who heed early warning signs of project failure can rescue a troubled project by tapping their valuable training and experience and executing the following. Tip 1: Recognize the signs of trouble.

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5 early warning signs of project failure

Moira Alexander

There are many reasons why projects still fail but paying close attention to and addressing these five early warning signs immediately can help keep things moving in the right direction with less strife and causes for concern, and ultimately decrease the risk of project failure. Project failure is costly.

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What is a project manager? The lead role for project success

Moira Alexander

Project managers play the lead role in planning, executing, monitoring, controlling and closing projects. What is a project manager? They are accountable for the entire project scope, project team, resources, and the success or failure of the project. If you are looking for a career in IT and wondering if a project manager position is right for you, IT Career Roadmap: IT project manager may be the best place to start. Also, consider if you have what it takes to be a great project manager.

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Knowledgeline: SharePoint 2007 Enterprise Search: Screenshots:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Thursday, December 14, 2006 SharePoint 2007 Enterprise Search: Screenshots Were very close to launching our new portal, but to give our users a sense of what it will look like and to test performance, we launched a separate search site on Tuesday.

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How to Build the Perfect Project Plan

Redbooth

How closely you adhere to the project plan can be a measure of progress, a warning sign, or evidence of changing objectives. When you’re in the thick of a project, it can be hard to see the whole picture.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

Closing: Now that your project is complete, it’s time to wrap up any loose ends and mark the project as done. Your team has reached the closing step of this project, so it’s time to review your work.

Deep work: How to embrace this superpower of the 21st century

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

A study by McKinsey found that the average knowledge worker spends a staggering 60 percent of their workweek engaged in electronic communication and Internet searching, with close to 30 percent of their time dedicated to reading and answering e-mail.

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Benefits of Connecting Through One Software App

Entry

The to-do list is almost never-ending and consists of keeping clients happy, tracking your employees, payments to make, sales to close and many, many more. The amount of responsibility a business owners job holds can generate a significant amount of stress from the countless tasks they deal with on a daily basis. Having software from […]. The post Benefits of Connecting Through One Software App appeared first on Entry Software Corporation.

Announcing Advanced Tags

Redbooth

Not quite ‘order vs chaos’ order, but close. For the better part of 4 months, we have been working on a new tagging system that will make Redbooth a more customizable workplace for your tasks and projects.

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The 5 Most Critical Moments During Project Collaboration

MavenLink

What You Need to Do: Any relevant stakeholders must collaborate closely on project goals and requirements, as well as clearly define assumptions and expectations. Healthy project collaboration demands continual effort and concentration.

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Pre-mortems and Post-mortems: The 2 Most Important Parts of Any Project

Redbooth

At a project’s close, you should assess how well your communication system worked, and where it failed before replicating it for the next project. Project failure is painful.

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Why a Hiatus Is Good for Your Business

ProjectManager.com

A hiatus is an amount of time that you close down or take off work. Because clients know going in that the agency is closed during the summer, they have realistic expectations and know ahead of time that the agency is going to be unreachable.

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project

Redbooth

WBS can also be used with PERT’s close cousin, Critical Path, which we’ll explore in the next section. Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

How Gap Analysis Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

You know why there’s a gap, so you must now devise a way to close it. Finally, figure out the date at which the gap will be closed. Also, it’s important not to try and close too many gaps at once. Plan all you want.

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Project Management for Design Teams

Redbooth

Design teams that work closely with development teams might use a ticketing system such as Jira to move products through development.

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10 project management myths to avoid

Moira Alexander

It is important for project managers, stakeholders and sponsors to recognize and accept when it is time to close off a task or initiative, instead of pouring more resources into trying to fix a lost cause. Every industry, profession and company develops and operates with rules and guidelines. Alongside these, myths emerge, and the project management profession is no different. Here are the 10 most commonly held project management myths.

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How to get a failing project back on track

Moira Alexander

First and foremost, pay close attention for any signs that there may be a problem with your project. It can be a short path between project initiation and project failure. And while not every failing project is worth recovering , project managers who heed early warning signs of project failure can rescue a troubled project by tapping their valuable training and experience and executing the following. Tip 1: Recognize the signs of trouble.

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Fourth of July

Musings on Project Management

This office is closed on 4 July due to circumstances beyond our control Sign on British Consulate in the USA Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've writtenBuy them at any online book retailer! Read my contribution to the Flashblog Quotations

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The Lord Beaverbrook model

Musings on Project Management

Lord Beaverbrook was a close advisor and confidant of Winston Churchill during WW II. Lord Beaverbrook, a genious in getting things done with big bureaucracy under the extreme pressure of war, had this philosophy Organization is the enemy of improvisation It is a long jump from knowing to doing Committees take the punch out of. fill in the blank]. His genius: making. Innovation process Project Management Quotations

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Data quality, data parentage

Musings on Project Management

We close the door on intelligence without parentage." My early career was in technical intelligence, so I was struck by this phrase applicable not only to that domain, but to my present domain -- project management: "The value of [information] depends on it's breeding. Until you understand the pedigree of the information you can not evaluate a report. We are not democratic. John LeCarre data management

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Teams align based on common goals and work closely together. 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. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN.

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Tackling Project Management Job Titles

Arras People

If you’re currently working within a support role in project management, one of these titles will be closely aligned to what you do.

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How Negativity Bias Is Affecting Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

She added that researchers assert that negative emotions have an impact close to three-times stronger than positive ones. As a matter of fact, researchers show and assert that negative emotions have an impact close to three times stronger than positive ones.

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How to Prep for Vacation So Nothing Goes Wrong

ProjectManager.com

They should be a person who is close to the work you’re doing and has the skills to maintain its process while you’re out. Close out your open tasks that are due or, if that’s not possible, then negotiate a new due date. Number four, close out open tasks that are due.

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