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?

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.

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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.

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

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.

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. […].

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

Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles

Azendoo

Project managers will have a well-defined description of the project’s duration. As an iterative project management style, scrum features various “sessions” sometimes defined as “sprints” which generally last for 30 days.

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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.

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

At the end of the day, it depends on how you define agility, or more precisely how you define “self-directed.” In support of that long term goal you may define a handful of strategic initiatives.

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Minimum Valuable Problem

Tyner Blain

Defining and building a good minimum viable product is much harder than it sounds. The same is true about defining a minimum viable product. Gojko’s approach helps me very quickly define what it means to my user to solve his or her problem.

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4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits

Backlog

Define what your deliverables will be and what the finished project should look like by the end. Team and individual responsibilities will need to be clearly defined to prevent any redundancies or gaps as well as establish accountability throughout the process.

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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.

These 3 Toxic Personalities Make Project Managers Crazy

Azendoo

While critical thinking, questioning, and even conflict can be healthy for a team, what defines this type is the underlying anger. Are You One of Them? If you've ever led a project, you know that it takes more than high quality project management software to get things done.

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Project Management Career Outlook – Growth Across Industries through 2027

Project Bliss

They define scope, create budgets, coordinate resources, lead teams, and many other activities. Have you ever considered a career in project management? If so, I’ve got great news.

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An Effective Project Kick-Off Meeting Needs Preparation

Arras People

Defining these elements will drive the decisions you must make for staffing the project and developing the project plan. Step 5: Define key success factors. Take the time to define in specific terms each item that will be required for success.

Good Enough

Tyner Blain

Many people mis-define product in MVP to mean experiment. There are three perspectives on how we approach defining good enough when making decisions about investment in our products. But no one provides us with any tools for articulating how to define “good enough.”

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The Best Free Project Management Resources

Azendoo

How to define effective project management. Prioritize your work by defining a budget, setting a scheduled due date, and getting ready to take action! But neither all the best content in the world nor the most well-defined execution process is enough to guarantee your team’s success.

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Product Owner Manager – Alone Together

Tyner Blain

Understanding how a customer defines success is something both product manager and product owner must know. While we’re at it – user experience is heavily involved in understanding how a customer defines success at solving a problem. Product owners and product managers.

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Features do not a Product Roadmap Make

Tyner Blain

At one elevation or perspective, something is a requirement, defining and constraining what must be done; in a different context, that same something is a design choice representing a choice about how to do what must be done.

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Agile Project Management Methodology Explained

Azendoo

In this article, we will explain what agile project management is, define its process, tell you why agile might be right for your next project, and finally a few downfalls of this methodology.

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The Project Sponsor Role: How a Great Project Sponsor Helps you Succeed

Project Bliss

Having them define project success helps you both get clearer about the desired outcome. Having a great project sponsor can contribute to the success of your project. But what should you expect from the person serving in the project sponsor role? What can he do for you and your project?

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

Project Bliss

Defining the project scope. Clearly defining the scope will help your team focus and ensure that you and the customer have the same understanding of what will be included in the solution. If you want to know what success looks like for your project, you need to define what that means.

The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

Quality should be defined from the outside in, just like your product. When you define quality as “how many bugs there are” you are thinking too small. The pop-culture concept of a silver bullet – a simple solution to a hard problem – is a dangerous idea.

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Big challenge: Getting your project team to work as a team!

The Lazy Project Manager

Numerous studies have shown that a project progresses effectively when the team is working on activities that are clearly defined and planned. In addition, it’s important to define the project leader and who to contact in the event of a problem or change.

Construction Risk Management: What to do when your project goes wrong

Geniebelt

In other words, you can’t really define risk on the exact same way in every construction project. How we could define risk in a construction project. It becomes clear that we could define risk as any possible danger for the proper function and development of a construction project.

Project Management Basics: 6 Steps to a Foolproof Project Plan

Wrike

Step 3: Define Deliverables. You can actually finalize dates when you sit down to define your project schedule in the next step.). Look at each deliverable and define the series of tasks that need to be completed in order to accomplish each one.

What they weren’t telling you when you took over that project…

Kiron Bondale

There is a dynamic decision making process : Project governance processes were not well defined or practiced and decisions are being frequently challenged and reversed. Lemon.

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5 Tips for Project Management

Azendoo

Define the project. The first step will be to define your project. Define milestones. These should be clearly defined from the start as well. Your new project is in its starting blocks, waiting on your desk or still something you have in mind?

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Design the Poster

Zen Project Management

The idea is to help the team define and understand the product vision. Anyone that's been around Agile for a while has probably heard of the Design the Box exercise. I'm getting near the end of a project. We've had some challenges in terms of making the right decisions on scope. This has manifested itself in completing user stories only to have the business team say "I know that's what I asked for, but I don't think it's right." We didn't do a Design the Box at the start of the project.

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Increasing the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Domain is King, No Domain Defined, No Way To Test Your Idea. Increasing the Probability of Project Success Simple in Theory, Complex in Practice.

Professional Practitioners and the Professionalisation of Project Management

Arras People

The highest impacting element of environment being the rules and regulations which we are requested to adhere to, which may formalise or go against the code of ethics which we personally used to define our own professionalism. Defined entry criteria for practitioners.

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You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

Clearly articulating the expectations the leadership team has – the measures by which “success” is defined for the product. I do a multi-day workshop to define what it means for a particular team. There’s more stuff defining columns.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Only when those Capabilities are defined, can technical and operational requirements be defined. You’ve got to start with the customer experience and work back toward the technology – not the other way around - Steve Jobs.

Agile Through a Matrix Lens

Tyner Blain

Our first step is to define our two axes. Requirements and expectations are immutable – this is the typical expectation within a large bureaucracy; someone built a business case, got funding, and allocated a team to deliver the product as-defined.

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Do Start-Ups Need Project Management?

Arras People

If a startup embarks on projects without some defined processes, the only thing that will get them success is luck and you can’t really build a successful business on luck…not for the long-term anyway.

Project Management Consultant or Freelance/Contract Project Manager?

Arras People

A freelance/contract project manager tends to be hired to deliver a specific project or well-defined deliverables.In What is the different between a project management consultant and a freelance/contract project manager?

What Makes a Great Product Manager?

The Clever PM

Due to the vagaries of how different companies and industries define the role of Product Manager, it’s often a struggle to determine what skills and abilities one must have in order to separate themselves from the crowd. But while the roles may differ, I’m a strong believer that there is a core set of capabilities […]. Product Management Culture Good PM Influence Leadership Learning PM Psychology Roles

System Engineering FAQ

Musings on Project Management

Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineeringA lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not to stuffy!) What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering?

Is Agile Really Cheaper?

Tyner Blain

The important question to ask is if following a process that is defined by agile principles is better than one that is not. Anything you do that helps you better define the problems, and validate the solutions is “better.”

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