DPM Podcast: Building & Scaling Project Management Teams (with Brian Kessman)

The Digital Project Manager

They cover everything from defining the purpose, getting the right people, establishing the right partnerships, setting in place the right processes and monitoring the PMO's performance. Ben Aston chats with Brian Kessman about the best ways to build and scale a project management team, particularly within in agency.

How effective is your benefits management framework?

Kiron Bondale

While project intake processes usually require some articulation of expected benefits, few companies effectively monitor and control the realization of those benefits over the life of a project and beyond.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management


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.

4 Tips for Avoiding Bad Project Management Habits


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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Avoiding project change analysis denial of service!

Kiron Bondale

Wikipedia defines a denial-of-service attack as “ a cyber-attack where the perpetrator seeks to make a machine or network resource unavailable to its intended users, such as to temporarily or indefinitely interrupt or suspend services of a host connected to the Internet.

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What’s To Like About AgilePM?

Arras People

It recognises that projects have a lifecycle and need to be investigated as to their strategic fit and a business case developed that defines the benefits and value that the deliverables will provide. What it does have that PRINCE2 doesn’t are roles defined for delivering the requirements.

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Top 13 Project Management Methodologies and Styles


Because it simply assesses the various tasks required for a project, and provides a process to oversee and monitor the completion of those tasks , traditional project management works well. Project managers will have a well-defined description of the project’s duration.

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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. Monitoring and Controlling the project plan.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

Here’s information on the Project Manager roles and responsibilities listed in this post : Define project scope. Monitor and control the project plan. Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have.


The Project Manager’s Guide to Simple Risk Analysis

Online PM Courses

Monitor and Control. This is the ‘Monitor and Control Loop’ for risk management and it is the secret of success. The simplest approach is to define levels of high, medium, and low threat. Risk analysis is both easy and hard at the same time.

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You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

Monitor and Control Project Work. Monitoring and controlling process group. Monitoring and controlling process group. Are the project teams performing the work defined in the project management plan? Are you monitoring and controlling your project work?

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Methodology – Describe the methods of how you will identify risks, assess risks, perform risk response planning, and monitor risks. Timing – Define how often you will perform risk management activities. Risk categories – Define the categories of your risks.

Top Ten Things Every New Project Manager Should Do

Arras People

Number 3: Define your Project. Spend half the available time defining and planning your project. Number 9: Monitoring. So, you need a rigorous process for monitoring what happens, and taking control of the situation.

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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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The Best Free Project Management Resources


How to define effective project management. Prioritize your work by defining a budget, setting a scheduled due date, and getting ready to take action! Step 4: Control and monitor. The numbers don’t lie: Managing complicated projects is a tough task.

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How to Unite Enterprise and Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

The Risk Management Society (RIMS) defines ERM as “a strategic business discipline that supports the achievement of an organization’s objectives by addressing the full spectrum of its risks and managing the combined impact of those risks as an interrelated risk portfolio.” Monitor Risks.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

Defined roles and responsibilities – the PRINCE2 project team should have a clear organizational structure and involve the right people in the right tasks. Manage by stages – PRINCE2 projects should be planned, monitored and controlled on a stage-by-stage basis.

4 Essential Project Management Phases – The Complete Guide

Paymo App

Find a team with defined roles and responsibilities. Define how the project planning process will be executed and how you will measure and control the results of each task. Prepare your calendar so that all your ideas will be on track and properly managed according to a defined plan.

Inside Project Management: Well Placed Cactus

Paymo App

Communicating project and company information effectively and efficiently throughout the team; co-working to solve issues remotely; and monitoring workflow are typical challenges we face. Nothing beats stepping away from the monitor to talk and play video games, or unwind with a cold one.

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How many PMBOK knowledge areas are there in the 6th Edition?


Here’s a brief overview of what the 5 process groups are: Initiating – These processes help you define the high-level scope of the new project and obtain approval. There are 10 knowledge areas in the PMP PMBOK 6 th edition.

Project Status Reporting – 6 Key Considerations

Project Health Check

The entire purpose of the Start-up Phase of a Project is to produce a comprehensive Plan for the Project; consisting of an integrated Performance Measurement Baseline (Time, Cost, Scope) and an associated Project Management Plan to monitor and control it. Pick some, define them, stick to them.

Coherent Design and Development Process

Herding Cats

Planning , controlling, and applying sy s tem engineering to transform a contractually defined operational need into a system / end product definition and an optimized design that incorporates equipment , personnel, facilities , computer programs, and procedural data. support contractual requirements; Establishing appropriate baselines and management reviews to permit effective engineering change control and monitoring.

Bridging the PM Competency Gap [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a practical book that lays out addressing your issues in 5 simple steps: Define what you are trying to achieve with this learning programme. Monitor progress and track the improvements in competency with a view to continually moving beyond your current competency levels.

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Personal Time Management for Project Managers

Online PM Courses

So let’s review the basic project process that you’re familiar with: Step 1: Define your project. Monitoring and control your work as you go. The OATS Principle encourages you to plan, and then constantly monitor and review.

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The Project Management Consultant

Arras People

Because these roles are often well-defined i.e., the organisation knows what they want the contractor to come in and do – they know the solution to the problem, they just want someone to deliver that solution. Planning, Monitoring and Controls. I’m intrigued.

Your Guide to Accurately Estimating Projects


This is a pretty broadly defined task and could have a very long timeline. Breaking down a task to very minute levels of detail means that your team members will have more items in LiquidPlanner to monitor, track time to, post updates to, and keep track of throughout the project duration.

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6 strategies for choosing the right project management tool


With so many options, here’s how to find the right one for your company At their best, project management tools make planning, executing, and monitoring project progress a total breeze. Research, Research, Research With your needs defined, now it’s time to see what options are available.

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The Real Impact of Emotional Intelligence in Project Management


Emotional intelligence, or EQ as it also known, has become something of a bellwether for effective leadership. Various studies have highlighted a link between understanding emotions and leadership and team performance and success.

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The 10 Risk Management Commandments You’re Breaking Every Day

Project Risk Coach

risk attitude, risk tolerance, Monte Carlo), be sure to define them. When you and your team identify a risk, always ask, “Who has the knowledge and skills to develop a risk response plan and monitor the risk?”

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Extending Portfolio Kanban with Enterprise Services Planning


In the first post , we discussed a key bottleneck to enterprise transformation, exploring the merits of Portfolio Kanban in addressing this in the second post , defining mandatory characteristics of fit-for-purpose tooling to improve success in the third post.

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What Everybody Should Know About Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines Control Risks as “The process of implementing risk response plans, tracking identified risks, monitoring residual risks, identifying new risks, and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project.”

The Causes of Conflict On Project Teams

Girl's Guide to PM

We challenge leaders, we talk about risk and what might go wrong and we call people out on poor performance through project monitoring and control. Projects can be a hotbed of conflict.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

These colors have very defined specifications. While the paint is being mixed, the red pigment is monitored, measured and controlled automatically. With Agile the final product and inputs are not defined upfront. In empirical process control the final product is well defined. With empirical processes control everything is defined including tolerance levels.

The risky side of project management

Moira Alexander

Getting this step right is key to being able to accurately define the points of impact. Monitor and Control the risks throughout the entire project cycle, addressing and documenting any changes. Risks are dependant on a multitude of things and serve as triggers.

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Project management glossary

Moira Alexander

These PM terms define not only what is being done, but also provide some very specific guidelines for how, where and/or when these terms are applicable. The project management field spans 10 interconnected knowledge areas and incorporates the use of 47 processes organized into five process groups (initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling and close-out) -- making it a complex field to understand and navigate.

5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management


Establish KPI’s for Monitoring & Controlling Team Performance. The next component of governance to put in place are Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for monitoring and controlling the project during execution.

Construction Disputes: What You Need To Know


That’s why, it’s truly vital to pay extra attention to define the obligations and the rights of anyone involved in the project. In that way, s/he can constantly monitor the progress of the project and provide valuable feedback in order to make sure that everything goes as planned.

Risk Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)


Monitor and control the various aspects of the project. Plan Risk Management is the process of defining how risk management activities will be conducted on the project. This section defines how you will perform risk management for the particular project.

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How to Get Awesome Results Through Your Projects

Project Risk Coach

We need better tools to monitor our call volume and wait time. Furthermore, writing results-based goals helps in defining the project’s success criteria.

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Fallacy of the Week

Herding Cats

The scientist and navigators using the C&DH (Command & Data Handling) system along with the GN&C ( Guidance Navigation & Control ) system those technical terms explicitly, clearly, succinctly, unambiguously, precisely, and without a doubt define the Customer Value to them, when they are doing their jobs sitting the control room at JPL ( Jet Propulsion Laboratory ) in Pasadena California. When you use a technology term to describe a customer value you've lost the customer.

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