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.

Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

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.

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.

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.

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. 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

Redbooth

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.

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

Project-Management.pm

Business Process Management was not an essential tool for project management since the latter has a set of alternative factors that can work on its own. The new emergence of business techniques call for merging the two together: gone are the days where project management was an independent branch of the business organization—for the success of the project, it has to be dependent on business process management. Business Process Management: What You Need to Know.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. The survey should be designed to ask questions that allow customers to provide information about their use of or perception of the process, service, or product.

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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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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.

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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.

How Do You Create a Strategic Plan? An Overview of the Strategic Planning Process

Teamweek

One of its most robust features is its timeline management tool, which can create the schedule needed to get the strategic planning process started. The strategic planning process requires you to align your client’s or company’s desired outcome with an actionable timeline.

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. Every project experiences conflict at some point in its lifecycle, but it does not need to negatively impact the process.

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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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Project Management for Design Teams

Redbooth

Let your process frame your ideas. Nailing down your version of this process is the first step towards improving design quality and consistency. For each stage of the process, the guide will answer the basic questions: Who, What, When and What’s Next.

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What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

ProjectManager.com

They know that there are formulas that must be used to solve certain business and process problems. We’ll show you how to use this formula in concert with your project management tools and processes when managing initiatives and outcomes. Some people look at math and shut down.

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How to Make a Change Management Plan

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There are five phases in a project: initiate, plan, execute, monitor and control, and close. Develop a Process: You need a process in order to effectively submit, evaluate, authorize and manage and control the change requests. Without a process, change management is unmanageable.

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

Redbooth

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 Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

And co-creation is a process where brands and consumers work together to create better ideas, products and services. This process is necessary for companies to grow and scale, as well as launch new brands, divisions, products and services.

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

Redbooth

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.

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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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.

Digital Transormation Projects (3) - The Path to Digital Transformation

Inloox

We have based our work on the following definition: A digital transformation is a process of disruption ("destruction") and subsequent renewal. Old patterns are broken up and replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. This path serves only as a guideline - the process will differ substantially from company to company. Before you can begin the actual transformation process, you need to set the right conditions.

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Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

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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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 Negotiate in the Workplace: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

This gives them an advantage, because if you give into frustration or other heated emotions, you’ll be more likely to concede something that you don’t want to or, worse, disrupt the whole negotiating process. The skill of deciding when to stop is key to successfully closing negotiations.

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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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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.

10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

ProjectManager.com

But apart from time, scope, and cost, there are six additional constraints that limit the process of properly accomplishing the project’s goals. It can be defined by answering this question: “How closely does the outcome match the expectations?”. Fast, cheap or good — choose two.

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Management Styles: Which One’s Right for You?

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The best way to choose a management style is to discover which method closely aligns with who you are as a leader, and then tweak it to fit the context of your working environment. Naturally, the manager is monitoring and supervising the process.

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Digital Transformation Projects (3) - The Path to Digital Transformation

Inloox

We have based our work on the following definition: A digital transformation is a process of disruption ("destruction") and subsequent renewal. Old patterns are broken up and replaced by new, more efficient processes and structures. This path serves only as a guideline - the process will differ substantially from company to company. Before you can begin the actual transformation process, you need to set the right conditions.

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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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Project Management for Startups & Entrepreneurs: A Quick Start Guide

ProjectManager.com

That’s because project management maps out a specific, seemingly inflexible, process for initiating, monitoring and closing a project, all according to an established methodology. Project management can appear very formal to an outsider.

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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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