Resolved vs Closed: Definitions Vary, Necessity Doesn’t


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.

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. In project management there are five phases: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing. Close.

Project Closure: Your Complete Guide to How to Close-down Your Project

Online PM Courses

And it’s only fair to acknowledge that some of the things I have been saying in training sessions fo the last 20+ years track back to Paul’s advice closing a project well. The formal standard for the ‘Closing Process Group’ is very thin.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.) We may conduct multiple verifications over an extended period of time before concluding that the Lesson truly has become institutionalised and closing our monitoring.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management


Let’s take a closer look at process groups and how they help you move through the five traditional stages of project management. What are process groups? Baking a Pie Metaphor for Process Groups. The planning process group has a lot of work to do.

Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) says that Project Procurement Management “includes the processes necessary to purchase or acquire products, services, or results needed from outside the project team.” Procurement process and documents. Close the Procurements.

Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

Over the years Arras People has been dissecting and writing about the project management recruitment process on the Camel Blog, providing advice, hints and tips on how any project management jobseeker can improve their job hunting tactics. Application Process. Short listing Process.

How to Develop a Successful Buyer-Seller Relationship

Project Risk Coach

This ongoing evaluation process can greatly improve the communication and potential success of your projects. 2=Planning 4=Control 5=Closing Project Procurement ManagementProject Procurement Management For most of my career, I have served in financial service organizations.

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

Scrum is) more defined rather than empirical process. This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. See link below on Closed Loop Control). Closed Loop Control. Close Loop Thinking.

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 Lord Beaverbrook model

Musings on Project Management

Lord Beaverbrook was a close advisor and confidant of Winston Churchill during WW II. Innovation process Project Management QuotationsLord 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.

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

I've since lost my handbook issued at TRW for the Software Development Lifecycle processes used on the programs we worked, but the loop approach of plan, do, study, act was at the basis of that method. Yes, pretty close. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success.

Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

This can make project collaboration between departments difficult, due to differences in process and methodology. Project integration management is a way of making various processes work together. This is the process to manage the technical and organizational parts of the project.

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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products. Originally applied within the manufacturing supply chain process, but now applied within many other industries. Focuses on eliminating waste (anything that adds no value), system improvements, learning and process integrity. Focuses on the tasks and improving the processes. Requires sophisticated processes and precise team collaboration.

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You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

Operational managers assimilate people, processes, technologies, and external resources, which are interdependent, one with another. Each process produces outputs that can be used as inputs for other processes. Performed in this Process Group. Initiating process group.

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


According to the International Journal of Project Management , all project management systems have two dimensions: Technical – tools and processes. Its focus on hard deadlines provided much-needed efficiency to the production process.

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


Pre-mortems and post-mortems, however, are collaborative processes. We’ve compiled them into a handy template that you can use to kickstart the process and record your findings. Project failure is painful.

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Project management: To debrief or not to debrief

Moira Alexander

Some swear by the debriefing process and others simply bypass it altogether. Let's take a look at the process, its purpose, the benefits and, yes, the drawbacks. The debriefing process is conducted once the project activities have come to a close and the project is complete.

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How to Become a Project Manager (From Any Role)

PM Basics

The process of becoming a project manager is confusing and unpredictable. A career switch is a painful process. Pay close attention to the next point below. I know how to improve the whole process!”. Every team has unresolved problems, inefficiencies, or process flows.

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What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities. Change management, similar to project management, involves people, processes, and tools to effectively help organizations manage all the changes that occur, whether as a result of project initiatives, or other factors that might impact the business. The change management processes can vary, despite goals.

Project Assumption Management

Project Health Check

We suggest a two-step Process to Assumption Management: Identify Assumptions. I suggest you exhaustively identify every Assumption possible - you can always close them later. Notice here that we talk about "monitoring" in this Process and not about an "Action Planning".

?Make Planning Part of the Project

Brad Egeland

The problem many of us encounter – at least it has often been my experience – is the process of Sales closing the deal with the customer without project management input and then handing it off to project management to execute. Should planning the project be tasks that are included in the project? I think most of us would say yes. I know I think so and that's how I create the schedule.

How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I)

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

Instead she works closely with team members and is not afraid of getting her hands dirty. In other words, a good project manger is so much more than a person who has the knowledge and ability to make effective use of tools and processes.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Evaluating the risk management processes. Closing risks. The team also examines the processes to identify, evaluate, respond to, and control risks.

Agile project management: A beginner's guide

Moira Alexander

Changing environments are embraced at any stage of the process to provide the customer with a competitive advantage. Stakeholders and developers closely collaborate on a daily basis. Sustainable development is accomplished through agile processes whereby development teams and stakeholders are able to maintain a constant and ongoing pace. An optimized development process. Agile Unified Process (AUP).

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How to Ask for a Raise (and Get One)

Those are all legitimate reasons, but they’re unlikely to sway your boss unless you have a very close relationship. As part of the process of asking for a raise, you’ll want to open a dialogue.

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Can Persuasive Sales Representative Become the Future Leads in Project Management


Project managers keep the stakeholders involved in the development process. They closely monitor the progress and keep stakeholders. Sales professionals and project managers are professionally worlds apart.

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How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) says the project management plan is “the document that describes how the project will be executed, monitored and controlled, and closed. Change Management Plan - describe the process for managing changes in the project.

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

After identifying all the possible barriers to remote project management, as well as some of the possible solutions, your business should further analyze and document the readiness of your teams, processes and technologies. How adaptable are the people, processes, and technologies, especially during times of sudden change? Business process impact. Business process impact is an area impacted by a shift to remote project management.

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10 Best Project Management Quotes

Read them, share them and keep them close at hand for when you need them. That’s because failure is a part of the creative process. Projects are a process. Processes never end, luckily, they just keep going. Project management is vast.

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5 Reasons Why PMP Certification Should be on Your List of New Years Resolutions

Brad Egeland

It will also serve to help close the gap if you are up against applicants with more experience. PMI (the Project Management Institute) has an audit process to help ensure that potential PMPs are being truthful about their project history - thus legitimizing the resume to a degree.

Project management glossary

Moira Alexander

The project management field spans 10 interconnected knowledge areas and incorporates the use of 47 processes organized into five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and close-out) -- making it a complex field to understand and navigate. As in many specialized fields, there is a host of terms that hold a specific meaning, and the world of project management (PM) is no exception.

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Dependency Management

Project Health Check

When the bar closes the music will be stop playing. When the delayed football match finally kicks off, the pre-match bar will close. Let's talk Dependencies. A Dependency is a relationship between two activities, and is most often encountered in the Project Schedule.

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Suffer the consequences ….if your project is not set up correctly

Ron Rosenhead

Are you closing the door after the horse has bolted? *. I mentioned we have a simple checklist which we could use to help those involved in projects to ensure they followed the processes needed. Or, we could always try and close the stable door after the horse has bolted.

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Program Manager Job Description – Plus! Cut & Paste Example

Getting certified shows that they have proven their ability to manage many projects and can work on complicated processes that cross various functions, organizations, regions and even cultures. They might do this themselves or contract specialists to facilitate the communications process.

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Improve business outcomes by aligning project management and CRM

Moira Alexander

It only makes sense if organizations have both CRM and EPMO/PMO teams that both teams should closely collaborate on projects in order to ultimately align common goals to improve customer satisfaction. A project manager coordinates all aspects of project initiation, planning, execution, monitoring and controlling, and close out. Whether intentional or not, any process improvements are likely be detected by stakeholders/customers at some stage.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

Project Bliss

You’d work closely with the product development team by laying out the roadmap and developing a plan, and then ensuring that the team stays on target. You’d establish processes and procedures that your team would follow.

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6 Best Practices to Get You Through the Project

Brad Egeland

​ But what if you are looking at it closely and at least some of it points to organization and management of the project itself? Repeatable processes that have worked for you in the past and possibly for others? If you’re going through a project and hitting some bumps in the road, it may be time to change course a bit. Where are your problems occurring? Software design? Testing? Project administration? Could it be how the project is being managed?

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Close the project. Scrum Alliance explains that for an Agile team, the Scrum Master “doesn’t manage the team that produces the work; instead, he supports the product owner, coaches the team, and makes sure that Scrum processes are adhered to.”.