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.

The Integrated Master Plan Defines what Done Looks Like

Herding Cats

My colleague, Pat Barker, is an instructor at the Defense Acquisition University. Pat has produced Parctical Advice for Integrated Master Plans. Click on the image below to get started. The resources there will guide you through the development and use of the Integrated Master Plan.

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

What Glass Ceiling? Here's How These Four Boss Women Defined Their Success

Trello

It’s not a straight and easy path. The figurative “glass ceiling”, or that unseen and unbreachable barrier that keeps women and minorities from rising the ranks throughout their lifetime, seems to get thicker and larger with every roadblock. Productivity

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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8 Powerful Ways to Manage Project Quality

Project Risk Coach

Therefore, let's define quality and discuss some practical ways to manage quality for software projects. The Project Management Institute defines quality as “conformance to requirements and fitness of use.”

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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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What is a Scrum master? A key role for project success

Moira Alexander

Scrum master defined. Scrum is a powerful framework for implementing agile processes in software development and other projects. This highly adopted framework utilizes short iterations of work, called sprints, and daily meetings, called scrums, to tackle discrete portions of a project in succession until the project is complete. There are three key roles within Scrum: Scrum master, product owner and Scrum team members.

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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.

Effective Project Management Systems For Entrepreneurs & Startups

Leantime - Project Management

Define Your Vision. The goal here is to first define the vision for your business. Whatever you vision may be, your first goal should be to define it throughout your team, so that everyone is on board and well aware of the tasks ahead of them. Lastly, you’ll review and debrief after you’re certain that your team has completed and executed on all of the defined tasks that you’ve carefully outlined throughout your project.

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When Size Does Matter: How Your Team Size Impacts Productivity and Innovation

Leantime - Project Management

Additionally, it is critical that the team define the roles and obligations of each member so that each individual has the opportunity to play to his or her strengths in a manner that also serves the team’s goals. Having spent a significant amount of my career delivering complex projects, driving innovation and building teams I find that large companies continue to struggle to quickly innovate and get the most productivity out of their teams.

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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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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.

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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.

SCRUM 101

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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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.

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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Deep work: How to embrace this superpower of the 21st century

Susanne Madsen - Developing Project Leaders

In the book, Newport argues that deep work – which he defines as “the ability to focus without distraction on a cognitively demanding task” – is one of the most crucial abilities for anyone looking to move ahead.

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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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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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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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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.

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.

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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KeyedIn Spotlight - Managing Project Deliverables, Benefits and Outcomes

Keyedin

Webinar Learn how to define and manage project deliverables, manage and track project benefits, ensure on time and on budget project delivery, Simplifying status reporting and stakeholder communication

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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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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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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 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 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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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.

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.

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