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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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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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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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 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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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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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.

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.

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.

"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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Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

It can mean different things within various organizations or circumstances, but there is a way to broadly outline this business process improvement methodology and define its beginnings, its, rise, its use and its implementation. To start, let’s define the term Six Sigma.

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10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

ProjectManager.com

A project is often defined as successful if the project’s objectives are achieved by the deadline and stay within the budget. Scope defines the exact desired outcome. It can be defined by answering this question: “How closely does the outcome match the expectations?”.

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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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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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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.

What Project Managers Should Know About Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Here's the Merriam-Webster dictionary defines control as: rocket. Trigger conditions are defined when defining risk response plans. Many project managers do a great job of identifying risks. Some even evaluate risks and develop response plans.

Are You Making These Risk Response Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

A fallback plan may also be defined for cases where a risk may occur. 6 Failure to define risk triggers. Some risk owners do a great job of defining contingency plans but fail to define clearly the risk trigger such as missing a milestone.

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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.

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.

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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How to recruit an outstanding project manager (Part I)

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

Has the project already been kicked off or would the project manager need to define and plan it?

Is everything scheduled?

Musings on Project Management

Excellent, then you know that people doing defined tasks are just interchangeable parts, or they were in 1910. Have you read the PMBok? Then you've got Henry Gantt's charts, the critical path, and precedence scheduling down tight. Correct? Read a bit about Taylor and "scientific management". How about "The Critical Chain" by Goldratt? Do you understand buffers and milestone protection? schedule

How to Improve Results With Better Risk Statements

Project Risk Coach

Why do people define risks poorly? When defining risks, think about what may or may not happen. Is the risk clearly defined and specific? Let’s focus on the third criteria: Is the risk clearly defined and specific? Is the risk clearly defined and specific?

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The PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition: How to Escalate Risks

Project Risk Coach

Per the PMBOK® Guide, a program is "defined as a group of related projects, subsidiary programs, and program activities managed in a coordinated manner to obtain benefits not available from managing them individually."

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?Do You Need a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

And still others never really define their work in terms of “projects.” ​ I realize not everyone and every organization needs a Project Management Office (PMO). Some project management infrastructures just aren’t at the maturity level to really make use of a PMO.

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How to pick the best requirements management tool

Moira Alexander

During any project or significant business undertaking, RM is a complex, comprehensive and iterative business analysis process defining business-related needs that involve the following actions: Identifying. What is requirements management (RM), anyway? Documenting. Analyzing. Prioritizing. Tracking. Monitoring. Controlling change. Tracing. Versioning. Requirements management also demands effectively communicating to all agreed-to needs and changes to stakeholders.

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When projects go wrong and it's the worst possible moment

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

Just consider the most important techniques we use as project managers: we define scope, analyse requirements, plan and estimate work, add contingency, manage risks, track changes and check the quality.

The Tyranny of the Urgent - and how to manage it

Project Health Check

2) Define an Issue Escalation Process In point 1 we attempted to avoid urgent issues and escalations in the first place by proper planning. Define escalation routes for different types of issues e.g Urgent requests: it seems like most requests we get are.

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