6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

What tools and techniques can project managers use for controlling risks and getting the results they are looking for? Let’s look at six tools and techniques recommended in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition for controlling risks.

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.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. Where things get difficult is when these control partners do not experience first-hand the downside of their decisions.

DPM Podcast: Controlling (Scope) Creeps (With Suze Haworth)

The Digital Project Manager

The post DPM Podcast: Controlling (Scope) Creeps (With Suze Haworth) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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?’.

Change Control is Key to Project Success

Brad Egeland

Change control is one of those tasks the project manager must do but usually hates to perform. Without proper change control and scope management in place, we run the risk of delivering the wrong solution. Good change control means you can bring potential changes up to the project client as they become obvious. It's never easy. It can require an iron fist mentality and the willingness to take a hard line with the very customer you are trying to satisfy. Sort of a Catch 22.

10 Signs You're a Project Controls Engineer

Herding Cats

These 10 signs came from a colleague at an NNSA site . Becoming tired of having a social life beyond work. Spending hours planning and re-planning Friday night out. Thinking Rommel would have been more effective if he'd used a Gantt chart to plan his battles.

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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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

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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

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.

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

New Settings Controlling Milestone Text and Tooltip Visibility

Hub Planner

New Settings to Toggle Milestone Text Visibility and Control the Delay of Tooltips. Next, to control the delay of when you wish to view the tool tip information within the scheduler. The post New Settings Controlling Milestone Text and Tooltip Visibility appeared first on Hub Planner.

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

3 Ways Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Risk ManagementThis is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com.

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Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

Keyedin

So if we think back to our “Execution Gap” What KeyedIn Projects does is it enables Professional services organisations to wrestle back control. On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle.

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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?

Are You Making These 8 Stakeholder Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 4=Control Project Stakeholder ManagementHave you ever had someone torpedo your project? Did this individual have a motive to undermine your efforts? Or, did you make some stakeholder mistakes that gave rise to this event? Either way, it's hindering your progress.

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5 ways project management software can enhance project control and optimize resource usage

Keyedin

During a recent consultation session we had the opportunity to ask one of our customers how KeyedIn’s project management software had helped their business gain more control over their projects and how it has helped optimize their resource usage. Ability to manage supply and demand pipeline and workflow control – This eliminates redundancies and errors occurring with manual, multi-platform project reporting processes.

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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.

How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk Management riskProject managers constantly think about risks, both threats and opportunities. What if the requirements are late? What if the testing environment becomes unstable? How can we exploit the design skills of our developers?

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Learn how to bring new levels of visibility and control to Project, Program and Portfolio Management

Keyedin

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See how a more comprehensive view of project statuses and progress can increase process control

Keyedin

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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

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.

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.

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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8 Powerful Ways to Manage Project Quality

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Quality ManagementWhen you think of managing the constraints of scope, schedule, cost, and quality, which of these items receives the least focus? Project managers may fail to give quality the attention that it merits.

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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.

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.

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.

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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Get Your Budget Under Control with Time Tracking!

TimeCamp

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.