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. Pain Points from Poor Cost Control. Management control.

Get the Right Project Controls

Arras People

As part of our coming series of webinars we shall provide a 45 minute interactive webinar on designing the ‘right’ Project Controls Solutions for your organisation. Register here to get the Project Controls solution you really want ?.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

Integrated Change Control – Sequence of Change Request

iZenBridge

Integrated Change Control and Sequence of Change Request. A formal integrated change control starts with a change request. And, then we process it with the Perform Integrated Change Control. We process all change requests through Performed Integrated Change Control process.

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

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.

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

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.

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?’.

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.

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.

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.

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

Project Financial Management – 5 Tips for Good Cost Control | Video

Online PM Courses

How do you manage project finances and cost control? The post Project Financial Management – 5 Tips for Good Cost Control | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Budget Management Project Cost Management Project Management Tips Cost Control cost management financial management videoProject Financial Management may not seem appealing. But it's a vital discipline.

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

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.

10 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control 5=Closing Project Risk ManagementJust because you've been a project manager since the days of "Gilligan's Island" is no guarantee that you are an effective project manager. As a matter of fact, you may be still trying to get off your island.

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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.

What are Project Assumptions?

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementThere may be inherent risks when we make project assumptions. We assume certain things to be true when in fact, they may not be. Consequently, we fail to challenge assumptions and continue planning and executing based on false notions.

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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.

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.

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).

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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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?

Want Better Results in Software Projects? Try 3 Simple Questions

Project Risk Coach

4=Control Leadership Productivity Project Scope ManagementProject managers crave successful software projects. They dream of crossing the finish line with a win. Project managers want to help their company and advance their career.

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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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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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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

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 Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

The lowest levels of the WBS are the work products and deliverables used for scheduling, estimating, monitoring, and controlling the project. Take changes through a change control process. 2=Planning 4=Control Project Scope Management

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Project Risk Owners

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Risk ManagementSo, what are project risk owners and how should project managers identify and assign them? Let's talk. Imagine that you are the project manager of a two-year, multi-million dollar project.

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12 Good Reasons You Are Struggling With Small Projects

Project Risk Coach

1=Initiation 2=Planning 3=Execution 4=Control Project Risk Management"Why am I still having problems with small projects? This plaintive question is one I'm asked from time to time. I'd like to give a few brief reasons why project managers struggle with small projects.

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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.

Let Me Show You How to Determine Project Budget Reserves

Project Risk Coach

2=Planning 4=Control Project Cost ManagementAfter publishing my article entitled Evaluating Risks Using Qualitative Risk Analysis , I received questions on how to determine project budget reserves. Here are my answers. Project Budget Reserves: Questions and Answers.

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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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