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.

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.

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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.

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.

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

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.

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.

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.

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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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

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.

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.


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.

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?

Project Bliss

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.

Probability plays a powerful role in project management

Kiron Bondale

From foreign dignitaries to the stock markets, the prevailing opinion leading up to June 23 was that while the final results would be close, the majority of voters would choose to keep Britain within the European Union.

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Five Immutable Principles of Project Success and Estimating

Herding Cats

These answers are found in our Processes and Practices guide, so they are just the bullet points of good project management no matter the development method - traditional or agile. Control in the presence of uncertainty is Closed Loop.

Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects

Herding Cats

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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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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Epic List of Project Manager Behavioral Interview Questions to Prove You’re the Ideal Candidate for the Job

Project Bliss

Start this process well in advance – not the day before your interview. How do you close your projects? When you’re interviewing for that perfect project manager position, you need to be ready.

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.”.


Managing Project Christmas

Arras People

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).

Five Professions That Make Great Project Co-ordinators

Arras People

Lawyers, paralegals or anyone working in a clerk type position – they’re great with process and procedures. I recently held a project management careers clinic with someone who was wanting to get into a project management role.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for Project Managers


Why not build a habit of communicating with them early in the process so you can manage these people (and their expectations) more effectively? ” If you closely follow up on action items assigned to your team, you’ll spot the people running behind on their commitments early on.

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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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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

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.


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.

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.

Breaking Down Silos with Enterprise Work Management Solutions


Sometimes they are just the latest flavor of the month that some C-level thought up and decided to promote… only to have the enthusiasm and training and forward thinking and effective incorporation of behavioral and process change dry up at the first sign of failure.

The Myth of "Discover by Doing"

Herding Cats

But all good agile processes have some sense of what the customer is looking for. . To close the loop this emergent work needs to have a target to steer toward. There is a popular Agile and No Estimates phrase. It is by doing the work we discover the work we must do. .

The Top Five Project Management Certifications in the UK

Arras People

Closing – 7%. If you have taken a course to help you clear your exam in the first go, then they will most likely have a team to help you with the application and audit process, so you don’t have to repeat the process multiple times.

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.

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.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Pam Shergill

Girl's Guide to PM

I didn’t believe the model was successful and provided some figures to my boss, recommending that we close down the operation. I closed down the operation and my boss offered me a job as a project manager based in Ireland.

Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

The Scrum Master is the person whose role is similar to that of project manager: someone who leads and manages the Scrum process. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes. These show the tasks and what stage they are in the process of getting done.


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.

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Agile vs Waterfall Methodology: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

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.


Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

Project Controls are Management Actions, either preplanned to achieve the desired result, or taken as a corrective measure prompted by the monitoring process. In the Project Controls paradigm, Value is a measurable attribute of the project controls process - a Closed Loop Control measure.

A Reminder of the Pseudo-Science of #NoEstimates

Herding Cats

Nothing is going to change in any attribute, process, or people doing the work. Such a process defies the principles of microeconomics of decision making. Defies the principles of closed loop control systems in the presence of stochastic non-stationary systems. . When you hear.

What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

In some organisations the project manager is not involved in delivery but in a small organisation or for a small project, the project manager may be managing and closely involved in delivery. Through this work we have come to value: Individuals and interactions over processes and tools.

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Project Manager vs. Program Manager: A Side-by-Side Comparison


Here, I’ve categorized some of these differences across the initiation, planning, execution and close lifecycle steps. In the PMBOK , integration management is the set of project management processes used to make sure that projects are properly coordinated. Close financial contracts.

When is a Good Time to Look for a New Project Manager?

Arras People

Be prepared to move quickly (how many organisations miss out on good talent because another organisation has their recruitment processes all set and ready to recruit much more quickly.).

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