Project Controls Simplified: How To Manage And Control Your Projects

The Digital Project Manager

What are project controls, and how can they help in risk management? Learn how to control projects by leveraging your existing project management reports. The post Project Controls Simplified: How To Manage And Control Your Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at six tools and techniques recommended in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for controlling risks. Risk Control Tools and Techniques. The team also examines the processes to identify, evaluate, respond to, and control risks.

Maintaining control

Musings on Project Management

At "herding cats" there a good list of control elements in a posting I read, interesting enough that I offer the short version here: Short term feedback - what's happening right in front of me? What do I need to do NOW to maintain stability, to survive for the next 10 feet on the trail Long term feedback - I see things coming.[project project managers are paid the big bucks to see around corners! Project Management

What Everybody Should Know About Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

However, project managers get busy as their projects progress and fail to control risks, resulting abandoned or wrecked projects. So, what does it mean to control risks? Do Project Managers Really Control Risks? No one has absolute control over projects.

12 Questions for Gaining Control of Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

Are you a project manager who focuses on gaining control of your project risks? Consequently, they know how to gain and maintain control of their project. In my last article, we looked at What Everybody Should Know About Controlling Risks. ” When Do We Control Risks?

Plans without resource control

Musings on Project Management

I've been involved in a frustrating project for a while now: My sponsor only understands fixed scope, price, and schedule All my resources work for 3rd parties The 3rd parties' interests only partially align with my sponsor's interests My sponsor can make no commitments of resources since the sponsor "owns" no resources My sponsor keeps asking for a project plan -- mostly, a project schedule Project Management

How To Do Document Version Control

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How To Do Document Version Control , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. A reader got in touch recently and asked for more info on document version control. Version control is used for lots of different project management assets.

Project Management Q&A – What’s the Difference between a Project Controller and Project Coordinator?

Arras People

I’ve encountered job postings for Project Controllers and Project Coordinators. The Project Controller role you tend to see more in industries like construction, engineering and manufacturing. This role can also get involved in the same areas as a Controller; however, the Coordinator does tend to get more involved in team support and can also be coordinating a smaller project of their own. PM Careers Advice Project Management Career project coordinator project controller

Do we need a command and control approach to deal with this issue?

Ron Rosenhead

The episode, called ‘Lord John Marbury’,introduced a British diplomat who talked about one of the countries not having a ‘clear command and control structure.’ During the afternoon, I had asked a question: ‘What is monitoring and control like in your part of the business?’.

The Key Takeaways From The Ground Control Conference 2017

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Key Takeaways From The Ground Control Conference 2017 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. On April 21, 2017, we (that’s Shahina and Carson, BTW) had the privilege of traveling to London to speak at the inaugural edition of Ground.

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GIVEAWAY: FREE 2 Ground Control DPM Conference Tickets!

The Digital Project Manager

We have teamed up with Ground Control 2017, an exciting new DPM conference in London, to raffle two free tickets! The post GIVEAWAY: FREE 2 Ground Control DPM Conference Tickets! Sign up to our email. appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

What’s the Difference Between Validate Scope and Control Quality? [Snippet]

Project Risk Coach

What’s the Difference Between Validate Scope and Control Quality? The focus of validating scope is accepting the deliverables; controlling quality is concerned with the correctness of the deliverables (i.e., The post What’s the Difference Between Validate Scope and Control Quality? meeting the quality requirements for the deliverables). Snippet] appeared first on

When you try and speed up a project that is already out of control

The Digital Project Manager

The fact that it needs speeding up often means it’s already out of control already, so resist. The post When you try and speed up a project that is already out of control appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Trying to expedite a project is not easy. General The PM life

Eight vital documents for the project control

Runrun.it

They are part of the company’s day-to-day, and overriding for a good project control. After all, there is no control without information. The post Eight vital documents for the project control appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Documents are not only about museum and bureaucratic stuff. And, there is no information without record. This article lists eight indispensable documents to lead a successful project.

5 Reasons Why You Should Try MeeTime to Control Your Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

For my latest installment of “5 Reasons Why” I would like to look at 5 reasons you should be trying the MeeTime project management and meetings application. Unless we are calling the meeting any other meeting is probably a time waster – right?

Budget Control Indicators You Should Use

TimeCamp

Have Your Budget Under Control! Project Management budget budget control indicators budgetingBudget is the driving force of every company and that’s.

5 steps to regaining control over your project

Hydra

5 steps to regaining control over your project. But what happens if your project is not progressing to plan and starting to go off-course, how do you go about regaining control over your project? Optimising your client-facing, billable projects is key to your Business’ success. Project Management

Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Control is low. Controlling – require project managers to follow a project management framework or methodology using specific tools and templates. Control is moderate. Control is high. 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control

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How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep

The Digital Project Manager

How-to Guides How-to Managing And ControlingLearn what is project scope creep and how undermines a project. What are the main causes and five core principles to manage scope creep. The post How To Identify And Avoid Project Scope Creep appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar

Wrike

The post Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar appeared first on Blog Wrike. In project management , timing is half the battle. Leaders have to keep all the members of the team on track, hitting their deadlines and constantly making progress toward their shared goals.

What is the state of your employee time tracking? Here we’ll help you take control with 5 simple tips

Runrun.it

Here we’ll help you take control with 5 simple tips appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. How many hours have you been toiling away before you started reading this article? Was this pause planned? What will your next task be once you finish here?

Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementDo you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions? Some negative events that you thought might happen has now occurred. And it's costing you more time and energy than you thought possible. Overwhelmed?

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How to keep your life in control?

Stepping Into Project Management

Overwhelmed with the to do list, promises, unending schedule and no time for you? It’s true for many.Sometimes you have to be make smart choices and know what makes a difference for you. Here are few that can help you re-think: Procrastinate to make decisions - Sometimes you can make the best of decisions when you have all the information you need. A hurried decision in most cases is always the wrong one. A study from Columbia University says, delaying can filter distractions.

The Origins of Scrum and Empirical Closed Loop Control

Herding Cats

This took me back since Scrum is derived from an empirical closed loop control system developed in the USAF by Col. And of course: Assessing the outcomes of the feedforward and feedback loops is the basis of all Closed Loop control system. See link below on Closed Loop Control).

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. 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. Stochastic process control is the field of study. Closed Loop Control.

Project Transition Made Simple (Vacation Has Never Been This Easy!)

The Digital Project Manager

How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling PM Skills & Best PracticesThe post Project Transition Made Simple (Vacation Has Never Been This Easy!) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Control, Stability, Short Term, Long Term all needed for Success

Herding Cats

When riding a single track like this one behind our neighborhood, I came to an understand of the tradeoffs between stability and control. In both cases, nationally ranked and rank amaetur, control of bike is the key. What are those upper and lower control bounds?

What Project Managers Should Know About Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Do Project Managers Really Control Risks? I've heard countless debates about whether project manager can control risks. First of all, what does it mean to control something? Here's the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines control as: rocket.

Take Control of Your Career: Episode 77

PM for the Masses

We talk about PMI Salary Survey and the best way to take control of your career. The post Take Control of Your Career: Episode 77 appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. We talk about PMI Salary Survey and the best way to take control of your career. On this episode I speak with career coach Dev Ramcharan. On this episode I speak with career coach Dev Ramcharan. Podcast

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Baseline Budget for your Project Management Direct and Indirect Costs Control Services

WorkOtter

The post Baseline Budget for your Project Management Direct and Indirect Costs Control Services appeared first on SaaS Resource & Project Management Software | WorkOtter. Baseline Budgets One of the major limitations when it comes to starting a project is cost.

Gain Control Over your Projects with Granular Task Permissions

Avaza

With our new task permission controls, you can choose which team members can create, update, delete or comment on tasks. This granular control allows you to manage your project tasks in a controlled manner by ensuring that only the appropriate project members can work on them.

Introducing Ground Control Conference: April 21, 2017 – London

Brett Harned

Ground Control Conference will take place on April 21, 2017 in my favorite city in the world, London. I'm absolutely thrilled to announce that I've been working with the fine team at White October Events to produce a brand new conference for people who lead digital projects. And, we'll host a set of pre-conference workshops […]. conferences event

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How to Create a Cause and Effect Diagram

Project Risk Coach

3=Execution 4=Control Project Quality ManagementDo you have problems? Projects running behind schedule? Cycle time for a business process increasing? Sales down? People continuing to live in silos?

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Western Kentucky University Takes Control of Their Project Management

Workzone

Problems: Complexity, Trust, and Control. Marketing didn’t feel like they were in control of their deadlines or deliverables. And a tool that would allow them to stay in control of their project management with crisp communication. Requests from every department. Quick deadlines.

How To Easily Get Your Budget Under Control?

TimeCamp

Why Is Monitoring Your Budget So Important? “Look at our society. Everyone wants to be. Project Management budget budget management timecamp budgeting

What to Do When a Bad Moon is Arising on Your Project

Project Risk Coach

You’re not sure what the problem is, but you know things are out of control. For more tips on controlling risks, check out my article: 12 Questions For Gaining Control of Your Risks. 4=Control risk control

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8 Ways to Treat Risks

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementRespond to your most significant risks now! Here are 8 strategies. We treat risks personally and professionally every day. Imagine you have a large amount of credit card debt. You decide to eliminate one of the causes of your debt.

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How To Run A Sprint Retrospective That Actually Leads To Change

The Digital Project Manager

Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Closing Leadership & Team Management PM Skills & Best Practices TopicsWhether you’re new to the software development game or been a player for years, chances.

How to Keep Your Projects On-Time and On-Budget

Arras People

Deltek is the latest member of the Arras People Software Directory , in this article they give a brief overview of how projects can be controlled and how software can help with this. But what are the right project controls and is there a single method to the implementation madness?

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5 Rules To Help You Maintain Better Control Over Your Time!

TimeCamp

Now, we would like to sum this up into the Five Most Important Rules that you should follow in order to maintain better control over your time. In the past few months, we were posting some articles dedicated to those, who wanted to improve their time management skills.

7 Things You Should Not Do When Identifying Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementKnown and unknown, internal and external, upside and downside—risks are woven into the fabric of every project. Project managers can waste a lot of time due to poor risk management.

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Evaluating Risks Using Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementProject managers should be prepared to perform different types of risk analysis. For many projects, the quicker qualitative risk analysis is all you need. But there are occasions when you will benefit from a quantitative risk analysis.

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Here Are the Simple Mistakes You May Be Making With Requirements

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Scope ManagementHow often have you neared a project implementation date, only to find new requirements?

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