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

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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.

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

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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. DP6Jw is an overview of this process. 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. Closed Loop Control.

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.

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

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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.

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.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

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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.

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

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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.

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The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

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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.

Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

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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.

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 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.

Increasing the Probability of Project Success

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This means having a set of Principles, Process, and Practices to test the suggestion against. These Five Immutable principles are time phased into Processes that provide answers to the Five Principles. With some details for each process area.

SCRUM Project Management Methodology Explained


The word Scrum comes from the game of Rugby, and refers to when a team huddles close together and charges in an attempt to get the ball from the opposing team. Projects succeed or fail by the way they are managed and lead. Success requires more than good leadership.


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

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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.”.


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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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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Project Procurement Management [All the basics you need to know]

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Project Procurement is the process used to acquire goods and services from a third party provider, outside of the project. The differences tend to reflect the amount of transparency the process demands. Four Project Procurement Processes. Closing. Your procurement process.

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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


Fortunately, following a project management methodology can help you organize your project into a structured, streamlined process. This project management style is commonly found in developmental processes and manufacturing. 7 – Rational Unified Process.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


Team and individual responsibilities will need to be clearly defined to prevent any redundancies or gaps as well as establish accountability throughout the process. You can also see the status of all issues under that project including how many are open, in progress, resolved, and closed.

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Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

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To find out more detail about the requirements process, you can read my post on Software Project Requirements 101: What You Need to Know To Get You Started. You’ll w ork closely with the team and those who’ll be doing the work. Closing the project.

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How to Create a Project Assumptions List: Examples and Template Included

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That’s why it’s important to go through the process of identifying your project assumptions. Status: Open or closed. As assumptions and dates pass, you can mark those items as closed.

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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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Three Popular Ways to Run a Productive Retrospective


Retrospectives are ceremonies held at the end of each Sprint where team members collectively analyze how things went in order to improve the process for the next Sprint. what can be added to the process. what can be removed from the process. Close the Retrospective. Finally, it’s time to close the Retrospective on a high note. Close your Retrospective with a summary of what was discussed, as well as praise for what was done well.

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How many PMBOK knowledge areas are there in the 6th Edition?


Each knowledge area represents a category of project management concepts, processes, and terminologies. If the 47 processes were not categorized in any way, you may have a difficult time remembering all of them. However, you do NOT need to have the ITTOs within each process memorized.

Small Batch Sizes are NOT Risk Management

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The sampling rate of a dynamic process under control. Or the sampling rate of a signal from a process you want to model. This analog signal is the underlying dynamics of the software development process.

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Procurement Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Procurement is the formal processes many organizations follow obtain goods and services. Project Procurement Management is the process of selecting, monitoring and closing vendor contracts. Close Procurement. Project management process to be used. Close Procurement.

Personal Design Thinking

Zen Project Management

The book takes you through a four-step process; Deconstruction, Point of View, Reconstruction, and Expression. She uses examples from her own design career to help illustrate the steps of the process. I'm currently reading the book Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel.

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Project Assumption Management

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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".

Human Resources needs to be part of your company’s agile transformation!

Kiron Bondale

Agile delivery flourishes when you have long lived teams of generalizing specialists who collaborate closely.

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Quality Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Project Quality Management uses policies and procedures to implement the organization’s quality management system, and it supports continuous process improvement activities. Document processes & equipment. The main output of this process is a quality management plan.

Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

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A project manager leads the effort and works closely with the team to plan and execute the project. The development team works closely with the customer throughout the implementation. Agile incorporates flexibility into the process.

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Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

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Identification - is the process of transforming uncertainties about an event or task into distinct risks that can be described, measured, and acted upon. The identified risk is then submitted as a candidate and either accepted or closed by the program. All project work is uncertain.

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Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

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Risks can then be more closely monitored by senior management and stakeholders trust the data. They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. How are you managing and adapting your NPD processes? Growth is a good thing. Right?

Kingspan Insulation Enables Growth with Successful Product Portfolio Governance

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Risks can then be more closely monitored by senior management and stakeholders trust the data. They addressed many challenges to create an NPD process that enabled innovation and growth. How are you managing and adapting your NPD processes? Growth is a good thing. Right?

The Best Free Project Management Resources


Since the process of setting specific tasks and initiating the appropriate call to action involves a sequence of events, your strategy to arrive at the end objective should also include a sequence of events. Generic 5-Step process you can use to outline your next assignment.

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The Basics of Agile and Project Management

Arras People

The digital transformation and speeding up of processes have supported the growth of the Agile methodology. The Agile approach pays close attention to feedback, requires quick and frequent meetings and puts people at the centre of the project, whether they are a customer or collaborator.

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Managing Project Christmas

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25 th December – closing a project process begins with a post mortem of how well it went. Each household will have its own internal processes in place for this for which PRINCE2 can support. It’s the teams turn in this process. Closing a project (CP).

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

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This group of guys recognized a need for a more adaptive alternative to the regimented, documentation-driven software development process. They identified the following 4 values promoted in Agile software development: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

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They inspect and adapt their process to identify several things to improve. It could be relationships, processes, or how they’re using the tools. This will often include working closely with the Product Owner to remove roadblocks.