Project Controls: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

There are many tools that can mitigate risk in a project, but it also takes skill in something called project controls. Like the name implies, project controls are about controlling the project and keeping it from exceeding budgets and deadlines. Project controls can vary according to industry and organizations, but they always provide a way to complete a successful project and deliver benefits to cost, time and performance. What Are Project Controls?

Process Optimization: Get More From Your Processes

ProjectManager.com

No process is perfect immediately. Process optimization methods can help guide those tweaks and improvements. But if these workers have some glaring inefficiencies in their process, then the rest of your facility can be entirely thrown off course. What is a Process Optimization?

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. 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. Evaluating the risk management processes. The team also examines the processes to identify, evaluate, respond to, and control risks. 4=Control Project Risk Management

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. How to get the benefits of effective Cost Management of accurate job costing, integrated real-time cost & performance reporting, top-down Planning were covered in a Project Controls webinar held by DADA Enterprises and can be downloaded now. Pain Points from Poor Cost Control.

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? In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Let’s look at six tools and techniques recommended in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 5th Edition for controlling risks. Risk Control Tools and Techniques. 4=Control Project Risk Management

Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. At first, the concept of the project management process and its practical adaption can seem a little daunting, but this article will give you everything you need to set up PM processes and phases at your business. Monitor and Control. Scope: Monitor scope and control changes.

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. Remember the definition for controlling risks? ” When Do We Control Risks? Controlling risks is an ongoing activity, not a one-time event. 12 Questions for Gaining Control.

Integrated Change Control

MPUG

Outlining the Purpose of Project Change Requests and Change Control Boards. Integrated change control (ICC) is the process of reviewing all change requests, approving changes, and managing changes to deliverables with documentation. ICC consists of many overlapping areas, such as change management, project management, configuration management (CM), and the change control board (CCB). Integrated Change Control. Change Control Board Overview.

How to Make a Process Improvement Plan

ProjectManager.com

Project management is made up of processes. Project managers and their teams depend on those processes to ensure that a project runs smoothly. But what about those processes? Too often processes are relied on as if they were somehow perfect and cannot be touched. Constantly analyzing your processes is the best way to reach a successful end. How you improve processes is through a technique called process improvement.

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. Delivery staff may complain to control partners about how onerous or non-value add specific practices are, but there is little direct impact to them.

Project Management Process & Phases

ProProfs Project Management

In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology. Let’s learn about the whole process while discussing 5 project management steps of a project life cycle. Control.

Scheduling and Cost Control in a Complex Environment

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Schedule and Cost Control Starts with Good Estimates. 2] Easy to say, harder to do: use a rigorous estimating process and remember that the best estimators incorporate benchmarking within their processes. Having Controls Doesn’t Mean That You’re in Control.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. We are not process workers, production line operations – or trained gerbils. It needs processes.

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Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. Furthermore, neither agile or scrum contemplates how the agile team should be connected to a larger organization and to external partners who will likely have differing development processes and cadences. Conducting a meeting: make the path visible and start down it and control the dialogue. People over Process is the third book.

5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

Something you can do to make decision making easier is to have a process for it. A process helps you step through the different options to give yourself confidence that you’ve covered all the angles and are ready to make the decision. The Decision Making Process. The decision making process is the main tool for making decisions. Your decision making process might not work for every decision, so be prepared to flex your approach to suit the situation.

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. DP6Jw is an overview of this process. 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. Closed Loop Control.

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. It can result in increased revenue, but always at the expense of a customer that needs the change to meet a business process need or requirements clarification. 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.

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. As an exception, the procurement planning process may generate a change request. In Summary, planning and initiating processes usually do not raise any change requests. In general, Change Request comes from the Execution and Monitoring processes. And, then we process it with the Perform Integrated Change Control.

10 Steps to Successful Process Governance

MavenLink

Ensuring that all team members meet these standards can be difficult, but enforcing process consistency can make a huge difference. Governance is made possible by implementing standardized practices, processes, and rules across the entire business. Start Improving Your Processes.

Demystifying the PMBOK Process Groups

Wrike

Generally speaking, projects require five process groups — initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. These are known as the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) process groups. An introduction into PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas.

Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You

Planio

Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. But which software development process is right for you? In this guide, we’ll go over the basics of your software development lifecycle, why it’s so important to understand, and then cover the pros and cons of the five best software development processes.

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

The plan may require too much or too little process and fail to help the team achieve its objectives. Some organizations identify and evaluate risks, but they fail to continue the process. Some project managers wait until things are out of control before they exercise risk management.

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Risk Management Plan - What is the Process?

Brad Egeland

One must keep alert for the effectiveness of the security controls so that they don’t change in a split of a second. Risk Management Planning What is the Risk Management Process? So, most times you can expect to make lots of lists to keep up with the entire process. Presently, there is no greater priority than the prevention of a data breach.

How to memorize the 49 processes from PMBOK 6th Edition in under 30 minutes

ExamsPM

The 49 processes (shown below) form the skeleton or outline for the PMBOK – if you fully understand the 49 processes you are well on your way to passing your PMP or CAPM exam! The Process Chart. The center of the table shows all 49 processes. Number of Processes.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

Inloox

In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in. Rather, it is a way of thinking and thus a very individual approach to process optimization.

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Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. What is a Stage Gate Process? The Stage Gate Process examines your projects at key decision points in its lifecycle. A Stage Gate Review is a process for achieving a robust Go/No-go decision.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

Let’s take a closer look at process groups and how they help you move through the five traditional stages of project management. What are process groups? Think of process groups as a set of actions or subtasks necessary to complete one step of the plan to bring your product to market. Baking a pie is one way to break it down into more digestible pieces and we look at the entire process from a macro level to understand how it is broken up into groups of processes.

How To Exploit and Enhance Project Opportunities

Project Risk Coach

A business analyst discovered a free online process improvement course (for the next three weeks). 2=Planning 4=Control PMI-RMP Exam Prep Project Risk ManagementImagine a project manager that focuses primarily on identifying and managing project threats and very little on opportunities.

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How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. You use outputs from the previous steps in the next step in the process. You need to evaluate each process. Here, I focus on project planning process only. It’s more important that you understand the process.

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

Keyedin

The pragmatic approach is to automate what could otherwise involve manual processes, lots of staff and lots of time. 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

The pragmatic approach is to automate what could otherwise involve manual processes, lots of staff and lots of time. 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.

Schedule Management, discussing the 49 processes one by one (8/49)

Project Management Five

Thus far we've been through seven of the 49 processes; here's what we've covered for those who are just getting here: 4.1 Our next process to discuss is 6.1 Here's the process table too if you need a reminder of what it is we're doing. Organizational process assets.

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5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. Perhaps there should be more focus on tightening up internal resource management processes with a view to improving overall productivity levels. By standardizing your resource management processes, you can improve visibility and control, which in turn can lead to significant benefits for any business.

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.

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. Here we look at each part of the recruitment process and give an insight to how all parties in the process may work. Let’s start at the beginning with the application process. Application Process. Short listing Process.

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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.

5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

Keyedin

Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. Perhaps there should be more focus on tightening up internal resource management processes with a view to improving overall productivity levels. By standardizing your resource management processes, you can improve visibility and control, which in turn can lead to significant benefits for any business.

Schedule Management, discussing the 49 processes one by one (8/49)

Project Management Five

Thus far we’ve been through seven of the 49 processes; here’s what we’ve covered for those who are just getting here: 4.1 Our next process to discuss is 6.1 Here’s the process table too if you need a reminder of what it is we’re doing.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (3): Lean Project Management

Inloox

In the last blog post on process optimization in project management we introduced you to the 5-S framework, which is also very popular in Lean Management. Working Efficiently with Lean Project Management Getting project costs under control and optimizing communication with the customer: this is where Lean Project Management comes in. Rather, it is a way of thinking and thus a very individual approach to process optimization.

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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. But if you want to improve project management processes in a sustainable way, you should first get an overview of the various possibilities - from radical methods to fundamental ways of thinking.