Defining PM

Musings on Project Management

I've never been too keen on the conventional definition of project management, though it is the "coin of the realm" so to speak on that point. Nonetheless, I'm more closer to the action with my definition, I think. And, so here it is mapped to the conventional definition: Normal 0. false false false. EN-US Project Management

Defining PM

Musings on Project Management

I've never been too keen on the typical book answer to "what is project management?" It seems it misses a more realistic statement of properties. So, I'm all about narrative, backlog, WIP etc, whereas the conventional definition is about initiating, executing, conrolling, etc. I made the comparison in this table. You can judge for yourself. agile Project Management

How to Actually Define Risk Categories

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at how to actually define risk categories and how they can help Tom (and you). How to Define Risk Categories. One effective method for defining your risk categories is the Affinity Map method. The post How to Actually Define Risk Categories appeared first on.

How do YOU define project failure?

Kiron Bondale

An early project management lesson learned is that it is a good practice to start with the end in mind, especially when it comes to defining what done looks like. So why spend time only defining what project success is?

Connecting Analytics to Strategy - Keeping Your Corporate Objective In Sight

Speaker: Tom Evans, Senior Principal Consultant and Trainer, 280 Group

Data analytics has transformed the way many product managers approach product enhancements, creating strong demand for product managers with skills and expertise in defining and analyzing product metrics to make more valuable product decisions.

The 3 Most Important Things that Define Your Project

Girl's Guide to PM

We all know that defining your project well is the foundation of good project management. Once you have defined that, the secondary step is to work out the activities you’ll need, to deliver them. This is a guest article by Dr Mike Clayton from OnlinePMCourses.com.

Tips for Measuring and Defining Brand Equity

Boost by Brightpod

A brand is a name or a logo associated with the product or service. The influence produced by a brand on the decisions made by customers is referred to as a

Define Roles and Responsibilities Early on in the Project

Gina Abudi PM

It is important for project managers to define roles and responsibilities early on in the project to avoid confusion and resource issues later on. The post Define Roles and Responsibilities Early on in the Project appeared first on Gina Abudi. While there will always be individuals who roll on and off projects, some key project personnel should be committed to the project from the beginning and have the time to fulfill [.].

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Trends defining the composition a high-performance team

Runrun.it

The post Trends defining the composition a high-performance team appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Have you stopped to think about what happens when, in Formula 1, a racecar goes into the pit-stop? Consider the preparation required to make everything happen as quickly and efficiently as possible, to keep the driver competitive. Tire replacement, refueling, needed repairs, engine tuning, etc.: there’s a lot to do in a matter of seconds. […].

A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering

The Digital Project Manager

Follow a thorough requirements gathering process—use this free requirements document template to make sure your deliverables are well-defined. Dealing with misaligned client expectations? The post A Complete Guide To Requirements Gathering appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides Scope Management

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How To Meet Deadlines Without Micromanaging

The Digital Project Manager

One of the most defining things about the role of a project manager is that. The post How To Meet Deadlines Without Micromanaging appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management Topics

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Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

Process groups help you bring together and clearly define all of the individual tasks, steps, and processes you need to accomplish along the way. You have an idea, and now it’s time to define the overall scope and work required to get it done.

Knowledgeline: Knowledge Management v. Practice Enhancement:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Practice Enhancement In recent years, Ive struggled to try and define knowledge management. Knowledgeline Tuesday, February 21, 2006 Knowledge Management v. I actually joke about it when partners at my firm ask me "What does a Chief Knowledge Officer do anyway?" and my response is often "When I find out, Ill let you know" - which is usually followed by a chuckle.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management

Redbooth

The two most popular methods of agile, Kanban and Scrum, rely on boards that look like this: The different stages can be defined in the following ways: Backlog: The complete list of tasks, created and prioritized by the product owner.

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Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter

The Digital Project Manager

As project managers, it’s easy to fall in love with one tool and let it define the way we manage projects. Perhaps in the rush. The post Why Our Project Management Tools Don’t Matter appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

There are a few defining characteristics of an Agile workflow: Daily standup – A daily meeting in which contributors and managers discuss what work was done yesterday, what they’re working on today, and any questions that come up. defines the Scrum Master as.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

As I define my baselines and plans, I strive for clarity, brevity, and simplicity. Define how you will identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the project processes and activities. Define how you will plan, execute, and control scope.

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Project Integration Management Plan Define how you will identify, define, combine, unify, and coordinate the project processes and activities. Project Cost Management Plan Define how you will plan cost management, estimate costs, determine the budget, and control costs.

Documenting Project Requirements | Free Template | TeamGantt

TeamGantt

Learn how to define and document project requirements and download our free project requirements template Documenting project requirements is a crucial step in project management.

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7 Signs Your Project is Bound to Fail

Redbooth

Our advice: Trim your task list to only the essential parts needed to meet your goal as defined in the project plan. If project success rates were a movie, they’d be a horror film. Numerous studies across industries have put the numbers at well below 50 percent.

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The Qualities of a Good Project Manager

Prince2

Project Management could be defined by this word alone. Understandably, we believe that being certified in project management is a sure-fire way to boost your career chances, knowledge of best practice and overall skillset. However, without the right personal skills, a qualification can only take you so far. We’ve pulled together 4 essential attributes you can use to take your PM skills from good to great. Organisation.

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What is Project Risk?

Project Risk Coach

The Merriam Webster dictionary defines risk as “the possibility of loss or injury: peril.” Risk management standards, guides, and methodologies define risk in many different ways. The important thing is to discuss and get agreement with your team about how to define risk.

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5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

Let’s start with looking at five steps to making your project meetings effective starting this week: A defined purpose. While the old stand-by of having an agenda is still valid, any meeting you enter must have a defined purpose. A defined structure.

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7 Hidden Dangers Of Project Management (Why Even Well-Planned Projects Sometimes Fail)

Girl's Guide to PM

Despite your efforts to clearly define the scope, time and resources necessary to successfully complete the projects, things simply don’t always go according to plan. I’m pleased to be bringing you this post today, written by Maja Mrsic and sponsored by Active Collab.

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How to Create SMART Goals

ProjectManager.com

Begin by defining what it is that you’re trying to achieve. Therefore, another criterion for a SMART goal is discerning if the goal you’ve defined is realistic. The goal is now defined, measurable and achievable, but is it relevant?

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project

Redbooth

Defines the hierarchy of parent and child tasks. Defines essential tasks on the critical path. Most project managers are familiar with Agile and the Scrum Board. Agile works for fast-moving startup teams that need to deliver new products constantly.

Back to Basics (Part 11): How to Create a Phase-Milestone Plan

Inloox

The phase- milestone schedule consists of only three components: Phases: The PMBOK Guide defines phases as a series of logically related activities. In this case the following milestones could be relevant: Expo concept is defined.

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How to Make a Change Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

That’s because a change management plan defines activities and roles for managing and controlling change when executing a project. Define the following elements below to create an effective change management plan for your project. So we wanna define those roles.

Top 5 Leadership Theories

ProjectManager.com

Leadership is a quality that’s important for success and yet so difficult to define. Leadership Defined. Jennifer defined it as a process whereby a person influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal.

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Project Management for Design Teams

Redbooth

Allow each tool to play a defined role in your process. “You’re not doing art, you’re trying to make a product that really helps people,” Tiffani Jones Brown , Creative Director at Pinterest, once told an interviewer.

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What is the scope of a project to plan a successful project

Proofhub

Project Scope Management: What is the Scope of a Project When you’re kicking off a new initiative like building a construction site or any such project, the constructor has to define the boundaries of construction as such. Milestones: Defining the project size and nature from project launch.

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

ProjectManager.com

Let’s start at the beginning and define our terms. It is during this phase of the project that a team is assembled, and a business case is created to define the project in detail. It defines the scope of the project and lists all the deliverables.

What flavor is your scope creep?

Musings on Project Management

Doesn't agile define it away in a stroke: "Scope is whatever is prioritized in the backlog that fits within the budget (OPM, other people's money) and the time. Can there be scope creep in Agile? The backlog changes all the time, but that's not creep, it's just backlog management." What I just wrote is a "best value" definition of scope. But, sometimes it doesn't sell. I credit my agile. agile Project Management schedule

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How to Initiate a Project Steering Committee

Project Risk Coach

Determine the problems and define a plan for improvement. Define the problem(s) to be addressed (e.g., Define the goals. Define the scope of changes (e.g., Define the action plan and completion date.

Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Define specific, measurable goals. Define a process to ensure projects align with the organization’s mission and goals. Define the problems you wish to overcome, goals, deliverables, assumptions, constraints, and top risks to a successful implementation.

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What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

ProjectManager.com

Luckily, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to understand and use Y=f(x) because it’s a corner stone of the Six Sigma methodology and can be very useful when applying the acronym DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) to your project. Define.

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Back to Basics (Part 10): How to Create a Project Network Diagram

Inloox

The InLoox project management glossary defines a project network diagram as follows: ". Step 1: Define activities, durations and dependencies Create a list of all your project activities and estimate their duration. Step 3: Link activities Define the dependencies between activities.

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How To Start Your Projects Right. A Complete Guide To Project Initiation

The Digital Project Manager

From estimating and scoping, to assigning resource, defining requirements, briefing in your team, the all important first meeting with the client—there’s a minefield of tasks out there which can shape how your project develops.

"Off the cuff" is a better style

Musings on Project Management

If this is not your strong suit, here's some worthy advice from John Coleman writing at the hbr.org network blog: Define a structure: The pressure of extemporaneous remarks comes from. Every project manager speaks to groups in public. it goes with the territory. But, what happens if someone drops in unexpectedly and an off the cuff briefing or speech or speaking opportunity portends?

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Hard Skills vs. Soft Skills: Understanding the Benefits of Both

ProjectManager.com

Defining skills as either hard or soft is slightly misleading. Before going further, it’s important to make sure we’re on the same page when defining these terms. It’s a specific, teachable ability: something that can be measured and defined.

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