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.

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.

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

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

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?

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


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.

Take Control of Your Project Plan Calendar


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.

Get Your Budget Under Control with Time Tracking!


Get Your Budget Under Control with Time Tracking! One of the best ways to guarantee that you will be keeping your personal and business budget under control would be to use a systematic time tracking method.

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.

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).

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?

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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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?

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Best Resource Management Software – Every Aspect Under Your Control!


Every businessperson would like their business to be prosperous. The best method to make their business thriving is to efficiently manage resources such as goods and equipment, financial resources, and labor resources such as employees. However, this may pose problems. Making sure one has enough physical resources for one’s business, people are assigned to tasks […].

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?’.

Podcast 71 – 10 Steps to Seize Control of Your Life

Fix my Project Chaos

About This Podcast: Are you feeling that you are out of control of you life? Not sure how to get yourself back in control? Babette Bensoussan, an executive coach, shares here expertise on how to recognise that your life is out of control and how to get it back on track, using a practical 10 step process. […]. The post Podcast 71 – 10 Steps to Seize Control of Your Life appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

Video: Execution Control -  transform your team into 'Superman'


What is 'Execution Control' and how could it transform your team into 'Superman' to unlock your organisations full productivity potential? At Hydra we understand how hard it is delivering your projects on time and on budget, and the many challenges to overcome to ensure your projects and services perform at their optimum. Standardisation

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

Best Hourly Billing Software – Control Your Time and Money!


For a business to be thriving, certain measures have to be taken − so that the risk of its failure could be mitigated. Therefore, working on a project demands dealing with every single of its aspects since the idea in its core, which has to be polished and implemented, is not the only issue one […]. Project Management Uncategorized billing hours hourly billing hourly billing software intacct project management quickbooks retain international time tracking software TimeCamp xero

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 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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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.

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Situational Awareness

Zen Project Management

CRM visual controlsI have been exploring techniques to help my Scrum teams become more effective and one of the techniques I've been looking at is Crew Resource Management (CRM). CRM came about because of a number of airplane crashes in the 70s that were attributed to human error. More recently, it is cited as one of the reasons there were no causalities in the US Air flight 1549 (Miracle on the Hudson). One component of Crew Resource Management is Situation Awareness.

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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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Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=ControlOvercome three of the biggest factors in challenged and failed projects The Standish Group says three of the biggest factors that lead to failed and challenged projects are: Lack of user input. Incomplete requirements. Changing requirements.

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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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The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition: How to Escalate Risks

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementDiscover how to ensure risk ownership at the right level of your organization The Project Management Institute added a new risk strategy in the Sixth Edition of the Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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Autonomy and Authority

Pawel Brodzinski

Interestingly enough, when Don Reinertsen , who I respect a lot, talks about decentralizing control he uses somewhat different wording. Decentralizing control requires decentralizing both the authority to make decisions and the information required to make these decisions correctly.

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7 Sharp Ways to Improve Project Quality

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Quality ManagementPoor project quality can have profound effects on projects resulting in rework, schedule delays, higher cost, frustration, morale problems, and lack of customer satisfaction. Project managers cannot afford to miss the mark here.

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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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How to Evaluate Risk Velocity

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementLife is filled with risks. Some risks occur slowly. Others strike with little warning. Let’s look at how to evaluate risk velocity and why it matters. What is Risk Velocity? Risk velocity is the time to impact.

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7 Ways to Identify Risks

Project Risk Coach

Identify risks when change control is performed. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementSuccessful project managers have a common trait – they identify and manage risks. Let’s look at seven tools and techniques to identify risks. Often project managers start with a splash.

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Who Approves Your Project Change Requests?

Project Risk Coach

Your project may morph into a two-headed monster without an integrated change control process, resulting in adverse impacts to schedule, cost, and scope. If your organization has a Project Management Office (PMO), consult this group for standards and change control processes.

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How to Look Backward and Forward at Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

Risk is like fire: If controlled it will help you; if uncontrolled it will rise up and destroy you.” For more help tips, check out my post 12 Questions For Gaining Control of Your Risks. 4=Control control risks

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The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementI fear that many project managers live by the letter of the law and may fail to gain the true benefits of risk management. These individuals are too concerned with checking boxes and making the risk management processes overly complex.

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Why Risk Avoidance Should Be 1 of Your 8 Risk Responses

Project Risk Coach

Our best attempts to control fires may not be adequate. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementEarlier I wrote about eights ways to treat risks. One of the risk responses is avoidance.

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Four Practical Ways to Improve Project Procurements

Project Risk Coach

Control the Procurements. Furthermore, control the procurements. The project manager can help identify, evaluate, respond to, and control the project risks of using the outside products and services. 2=Planning 4=Control 5=Closing Project Procurement Management

What is the Management Reserve for Project Budgets?

Project Risk Coach

Who Controls the Management Reserve? The project manager does not have control of the management reserve. It’s controlled by management, most typically the project sponsor or senior management. 2=Planning 4=Control budget

Schedule Performance Index (SPI) and Cost Performance Index (CPI) in EVM

Deep Fried Brain

PMP Sample Questions Earned Value Management (EVM) PMP Formulas Monitoring and Controlling Commonly Confused Concepts Study NotesSchedule Performance Index (SPI) and Cost Performance Index (CPI) are Earned Value Management (EVM) measures for project schedule and cost efficiency in project management, and used to assess the.