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.

Disruptive defined -- again!

Musings on Project Management

I'm not one to obsess over the number of angels on the head of a pin, but a recent posting about what's disruptive and what's not caught my eye -- to wit: an innovation that captures and exploits excess capacity may well be disruptive even it doesn't it the traditional definition that it must come from below from a less capable competitor The poster child for this idea is the smart phone that. Innovation

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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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

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.

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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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

Project manager vs program manager. What’s the difference?

Backlog

First, let’s begin by defining projects and programs. So while projects could potentially go on for days, months, or even years, they do have a defined end-point, and they consist of a combined effort towards a single output. They’re also longer-term and may be continual without a defined end date. They also define the overall program’s schedule, which includes defining the program’s milestones. Two similar-sounding job titles; two very different roles.

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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.

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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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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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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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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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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How to Create a Project Affinity Map

Project Risk Coach

Define the issue or the question on a whiteboard or flip chart. Define categories. Ask the participants to define category names or headings. Have you ever conducted a project brainstorming session and found yourself drowning in a cloud of ideas?

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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.

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.

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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How To Manage Fixed Date Projects

Project Risk Coach

Third, start defining the scope. Define the project charter. Define and prioritize requirements. In agile projects, work with your product owner to define and prioritize your user stories in the requirements backlog. Define the scope.

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How to create a strong team identity during kick-off

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

Not many put emphasis on team building and on giving the team members an opportunity to define how they would like to work together. We all know that defining the project is an essential starting point for running a successful project.

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Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Drive an efficient process to define and validate requirements reducing the potential for partial requirements. The project manager will have increased difficulty in achieving the project’s objectives when requirements are not properly defined and understood.

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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.

Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines risk as, “An uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs , has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives.” Do you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions?

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The real problem?

Musings on Project Management

"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem" Richard Feynman, Theoretical physicist Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer!

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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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5 Key Steps to Successful Project Management

Entry

To simplify things, here are five steps critical to the successful management of a project: Step 1: Initiate the Project by Defining the Scope This phase typically begins with a business case where you will examine whether the project is feasible and important stakeholders will do their due […]. Managing your first project can be daunting.

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Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?

Entry

Project management is the process of supervising a project team through a series of tasks that ultimately reach completion of a defined goal with a specified target date for completion. Manage changes to projects or initiatives within an organization on both a technical and human level. On the other hand, change management is intended to […]. The post Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management? appeared first on Entry Software Corporation.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

The term sigma comes from the statistical concept of standard deviation of the normal distribution; if points are normally scattered about a mean then one sigma is defined such that it would capture 68% of data points, 2 sigma would capture 95%, 3 sigma 99.7%

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Because “It’s there” is not a good reason to pursue agility!

Kiron Bondale

Similarly, agility should never be a goal until itself – we need to define what we are hoping to realize by achieving a higher level of agility. I’m seeing increased similarities between online hype surrounding agile and the marketing of weight loss products.

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