The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

What is a project management consultant? “ 65% of project management consultants do in fact carry out two things – they advise and they do, i.e., they also deliver the project or ‘solution’ too. These people are the modern-day project management consultants.

Advice for Aspiring Project Management Consultants

ProjectManager.com

What does it mean to be a project management consultant? In Review – So, You Want to Be a Project Management Consultant? What is a consultant? She continued to define the two types of consultants. What Knowledge and Skills Do Consultants Need?

Agile Consulting

Leading Answers

April’s theme at ProjectManagement.com where I write a monthly column was “Consulting,” and in this article, I examine the world of Agile Consulting and coaching. Getting Started Personally, I was hesitant to get into agile consulting and coaching.

7 Project Management Tips for Consultants

MavenLink

Consultants face a unique business challenge. Unlike internal hires that are expected to have a transition period and slow productive build, consultants are expected to hit the ground running, delivering high-impact results on time and on budget, every time. Optimizing processes.

Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. And not just our Project Management Processes (Schedule/Cost Management etc) but the technical delivery aspects also. So what's in a Process? What is your experience of Processes? Process Management

Professional Services Automation: What It Is, and How It Can Level Up Your Consultancy

Keyedin

There are legions of activities that need attention while meeting the needs of a consulting client, and managing them all manually is a nightmare, to put it bluntly. Professional services automation (PSA) is now a reality, and few industries stand to benefit from automation as much as services, and specifically, consulting. It does what the name implies—it streamlines, simplifies, and otherwise automates processes, removing the burden of having to do them manually.

Professional Services Automation: What It Is, and How It Can Level Up Your Consultancy

Keyedin

There are legions of activities that need attention while meeting the needs of a consulting client, and managing them all manually is a nightmare, to put it bluntly. Professional services automation (PSA) is now a reality, and few industries stand to benefit from automation as much as services, and specifically, consulting. It does what the name implies—it streamlines, simplifies, and otherwise automates processes, removing the burden of having to do them manually.

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.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (1): Steady Progress with Kaizen

Inloox

Process Optimization in Project Management In almost all areas of life the pressure to optimize is increasing. Even if your colleagues are asking for more process improvements, you shouldn't jump at any optimization approach unprepared.

How to Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process

Workamajig

A document approval process is crucial for streamlining your operations and bring order to your creative workflow. This is why developing a document approval process is crucial for every agency. What is a Document Approval Process (and Why You Need One)?

5 Effective Ways to Improve Project Performance through Standardized Processes

Keyedin

Of course, this will come as no surprise to most: these are exactly the kind of benefits that consultants will cite when they make the case for process improvement. In this post we explore some of the process and tools top performing service organisations are using to standardize vital project management and administrative processes, which in turn leads to improved project performance.

5 Effective Ways to Improve Project Performance through Standardized Processes

Keyedin

Of course, this will come as no surprise to most: these are exactly the kind of benefits that consultants will cite when they make the case for process improvement. In this post we explore some of the process and tools top performing service organisations are using to standardize vital project management and administrative processes, which in turn leads to improved project performance.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

This includes product vendors, consulting firms, and internal providers. Other times, I on the consulting firm acting as an internal provider. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

In fact, it would be interesting if, let’s say IBM itself, a sophisticated global organization with a strong and mature project management process, used Watson for its own project management lessons learned repository.

Effectively Using Product Roadmaps for Agile

The IIL Blog

The process to create and periodically update the roadmap generates meaningful conversations that create confident teams who are able to meet their commitments. By Betsy Kauffman, Organizational Coach, Agile Pi. What is an Agile Product Roadmap?

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Using Process Mapping to Understand How Agile Can Help w/ AJ Sanford and Andrew Fuqua

Leading Agile

While many organizations would like to adopt an Agile approach, there are certain types that—due to the nature of their work and their relationship with the client—are not an easy fit with a process like Scrum. If you’d like check out this sample Process Map. .

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10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)

Workzone

The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Many change management processes fail because simple logistical or tactical details were overlooked, or the team wasn’t properly equipped.

5 Ways to Make Your Business Move Faster with Environment Optimization

Epicflow Blog

Though mistakes slow down any process so it’s better to avoid them. How To business multi-project management software resource management risk management process risk planning process strategic project successYou’re a business owner or CEO.

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The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. A conference, a book, a consulting gig.

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.

DPM Podcast: Project Management & The New Business Process (With Peter Levitan)

The Digital Project Manager

In this podcast, agency growth consultant Peter Levitan talks about how project managers can work better with sales to win more projects your agency can successful deliver. The post DPM Podcast: Project Management & The New Business Process (With Peter Levitan) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How to win better projects for your agency?

How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

KeyedIn� Projects Collaborates with Consulting Industry to Release New Benefits Management & Governance Capabilities

Keyedin

represents an extensive collaboration with leading consulting partners and industry practitioners. The introduction of benefits management capabilities was proposed by KeyedIn consulting partners who specialize in driving increased productivity within their customer base. It ensures that the process of driving business benefits is fully aligned with the project delivery process and that outcomes stated in the original business case are achieved.

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management into your Business Processes?

Hydra

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management (KM) into your Business Processes? By Paul Whiffen, Hartfield KM Consulting Ltd. Knowledge Management

Selling What Is “Right”

Agile Advice

I recently had a scheduled call with a client that was aimed to level-set expectations around some upcoming Agile Consultation work that I’d booked. As most people in this field understand, the first Value of the Agile Manifesto is to value “Individuals and Interactions Over Processes and Tools”. As an Agile consultant-salesperson, and all of us here at Berteig, we deeply understand the nuances of the Manifesto, and as such, we need to sell and deliver what is right for the client.

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4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template

Wrike

For example, when we asked respondents to pick their top 3 work challenges, there was a 6-way tie: Keeping projects on track, managing different client processes, too many projects, too many manual tasks, consolidating feedback, disconnected tools — is your head spinning yet?

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Ensure Excellent Implementation when Outsourcing a Project Manager

Wrike

After many years as a project manager I was pleased to come across a project management methodology called “Delivering the 8” developed by a local consulting company called FGT. So on the one hand, the project manager must remember the goals of the project and ensure its relevance in a changing environment and, on the other hand, they must adapt a continuous evaluation process of the project to constantly improve the approach.

Episode 110: Unlock Your Ability to Lead using The Responsibility Process

PM for the Masses

He is a reformed management consultant. He is a reformed management consultant. In this episode, Cesar and Traci interview Christopher Avery, PhD. After a decade helping corporations help smart, ambitious professionals find ways to cope with lives they don’t want and think they can’t change, he realized coping skills are overrated. A better skill is knowing how to apply your innate […] In this episode, Cesar and Traci interview Christopher Avery, PhD.

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute of Learning

Well, PMI’s professional certification examination development process is accredited against the internationally recognized ISO 1704 [ii] Standard, as well as other industry best practices. The new PMP Exam will focus on the three NEW domains of People, Process, and Business Environment.

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Get the ‘Right’ Project Controls & Enterprise Programme Management You Want

Arras People

Project management consultancy Dada Enterprises has released a copy of the webinar it presented on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for an organisation. High-Level ERP / EAM Process & Policy Requirements.

A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

Consulted: These people would like to know about the task and we would seek their opinions before a decision or action. Another use for it is for process mapping. Now add the Consulted, Informed and Supportive (if using). A larger group is consulted and provides input.

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Flogging a dead idea.

Lynne Cazaly

Sam Trattles, an expert in negotiation gave me A+ advice for a high value gig: a goal of the process was to not repeat any of my information. As a consultant or expert, are you still trying to sell the same thing? consulting creativity ideas thinking values

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PMO Conference 2018: Video Diary

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s one of the few conferences that is specifically focused on PMO practices, process, tools and people. My attendance at the conference was sponsored by Ten Six Consulting , so I want to thank them for making it possible for me to attend.

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Developing Your Benefits Realization Plan

International Institute of Learning

Any changes to systems and processes. Gather as many good ideas and suggestions as you can about the whole benefits process by tapping into the minds of your stakeholders using techniques like brainstorming sessions, focus groups, and other approaches.

People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

International Institute of Learning

In the complex companies’ world, as is well-known to the experts (contrary to what is broadly thought), innovation is not only linked to a new product; the innovation can be also relative to a new process, a new company asset, a new procedure, or a new business model. By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. .

All Project Data is at Risk

Brad Egeland

Now fast forward to today and I’m an independent IT consultant. I’m just one person – I don’t usually bring in my own team to consult. In these scenarios, the consultant is working with client data and managing the team of company employees handling the data.

IR35 in the Private Sector Back on the Agenda

Arras People

Project management contractors and those looking to move into this rewarding space are hopefully aware that the Off-Payroll working (in the Private sector) consultation has finally commenced. You have an opportunity to respond and the consultation materials can be found on the web.

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7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

From an online search and consulting with a group of Italian Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders (>400), the research team built a list of around 90 emerging project management and collaborative tools. Digitalization and Collaboration.

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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. It was important to be responsive to these concerns, which lead to the integration of key business processes in the supply chain.

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