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. Check your organizational process assets to determine if your organization has a standard set of risk categories that might be applicable to your project.

Project Management Processes & Phases

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. Define those contracts and who they’ll go to. How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. And not just our Project Management Processes (Schedule/Cost Management etc) but the technical delivery aspects also. So what's in a Process? What is your experience of Processes? Process Management

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management


Let’s take a closer look at process groups and how they help you move through the five traditional stages of project management. What are process groups? Baking a Pie Metaphor for Process Groups. The planning process group has a lot of work to do.

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Remember that these project portfolio management process steps don’t fix your woes within a day or week; treat it as the start of your path towards an efficient portfolio. .

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. Establishing traceability of defined significant engirieering decisions to the system engineering management activities on which they are based.

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

In this case it wasn’t about defining what is a Minimal Viable Product. By now Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is for me mostly a buzzword. While I’m a huge fan of the idea since I learned it from Lean Startup , these days I feel like one can label anything an MVP.

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User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process


Let’s take a deep dive into what makes a powerful user onboarding process, the tools and resources you have at your disposal, and some of the best practices used by your favorite startups and companies. The essential elements of a great onboarding process.

Finding the right retrospective rhythm

Kiron Bondale

On projects where the team has gelled and their delivery process is in control, there is often a natural transition from team level continuous improvement to team members practicing personal kaizen. Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity.

Improve Your Project Management Processes with Repeatable Best Practices


One of the primary factors contributing to this issue is that the companies don’t have a defined set of standards for project managers to follow. When the people managing projects are not formally trained in project management and the organization doesn’t have a set of procedures and guidelines for a new project manager to follow, they end up making up their own processes, which leads to a lot of problems down the road.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Project Health Check

Lean Six Sigma is an approach for Process Improvement Projects, combining many different conceptual tools depending on the situation. Define the Problem, the associated Goals, who in involved, the key measures and the rough timescales Measure - Quantitatively what is the current performance?

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Use and Misuse of Statistics of Process Improvement Studies

Herding Cats

There are several studies on how software development can be improved by applying various process. Some studies have very large data sets, with analysis of each process and the differences between the processes. Here's a checklist for the steps needed to produce a credible answer to - Is there any difference between one process or another process for improving the outcomes of a process. Were the important concomitant processes also measured?

How to Integrate Your Existing Process Into Dynamic Project Management


It gets tricky: Even when you find what appears to be the perfect product match, teams get stuck in the process of moving from what they know, to something new. What does it look like to manage projects in a new tool, with a new process? Defining .

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.

A Comprehensive Guide to Agile Project Management


Here are three basic methods you can use to build an agile project strategy: Assemble an agile team by giving team members more autonomy and building collaborative processes into the workflow. The Scrum Master is the protector of the process and the keeper of the project board.

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The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team


From this failure , they learned they had favored processes over product. They are guardians of process, givers of feedback, and mentors to junior team members. The Product Owner defines the end goal and the tasks that it takes to get there. defines the Scrum Master as.

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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.

Project Quality Management – A Quick Guide

Project quality management encompasses the processes and activities that are used to figure out and achieve the quality of the deliverables of a project. That’s why implementing quality control means managing both process and people. The Process of Project Quality Management.

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A Super-Quick Guide to PERT, Critical Path, and All the Other Ways to Manage a Project


According to the International Journal of Project Management , all project management systems have two dimensions: Technical – tools and processes. Its focus on hard deadlines provided much-needed efficiency to the production process. Defines essential tasks on the critical path.

7 Signs Your Project is Bound to Fail


Our advice: Trim your task list to only the essential parts needed to meet your goal as defined in the project plan. In this case, work is happening, but slowly—people are asking colleagues for advice on what to do and reinventing the wheel with processes.

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Why Project Managers Need Business Analysts for Project Success

Project Risk Coach

Notice how these skills directly relate to the top reasons for failed or challenged projects: Help to ensure appropriate user and stakeholder input into the requirements process. Drive an efficient process to define and validate requirements reducing the potential for partial requirements.

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You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

Operational managers assimilate people, processes, technologies, and external resources, which are interdependent, one with another. Each process produces outputs that can be used as inputs for other processes. Performed in this Process Group. Initiating process group.

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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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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.”

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PRINCE2 Principles: Manage by exception

Project Health Check

We do this via “Work Packages”, self-contained items of work which are clearly defined and self contained. Then, we should go through an acceptance process of receiving the Work Package when it is complete to make sure it was what was required.

How to determine, document, and communicate your project scope

Moira Alexander

First, in the planning stage develop a scope management plan, that outlines exactly how the scope of the project will be defined, verified and managed. Then make sure you have a full understanding of stakeholder’s true needs and expectations, especially in relation to your company’s available resources, limitations, strengths, processes, technology/tools, and culture.

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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.

Is There Value in Integrating Change Management and Project Management?


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.

10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

It might seem dense or, worse, a way to exclude people and make them feel outside of the process. A paradigm shift is something that comes along and changes everything, especially thought processes. Jargon is how professionals or people within a specialized group talk.

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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. If that doesn't work then we need to put in place a process to manage these. Define escalation routes for different types of issues e.g

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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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Do You Make These Quality Management Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Failure to Define Quality. Project requirements – processes that should be met during the project. Failure to improve project processes. Processes are a series of steps that one or more people take to create output.

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. Timing – Define how often you will perform risk management activities. Risk categories – Define the categories of your risks. Defining probability and impact and your probability and impact scale (e.g.,

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Project Team: Role & Skill Assessment

Project Health Check

The first step of this is to have defined roles within your project or preferably your wider organisation. These roles need to have clearly defined roles and responsibilities, tasks which are expected to be completed, and criteria which they are assessed on.

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Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. At the end of the day, it depends on how you define agility, or more precisely how you define “self-directed.”

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How to Develop a Successful Buyer-Seller Relationship

Project Risk Coach

Define the Buyer/Seller Relationship. Start by defining the roles and responsibilities of the buyer and the seller. The Master Agreement defines the general terms and conditions between the buyer and the seller.

Give Your Organization the PMO Edge – Become a Certified PMO Developer

Brad Egeland

Course Location – Online Access – Instructions provided once payment is received and processed. Learn the various types of PMOs and how to complete a feasibility study to define key Project Management problems and opportunities within the organization.

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Program Manager Job Description – Plus! Cut & Paste Example

Getting certified shows that they have proven their ability to manage many projects and can work on complicated processes that cross various functions, organizations, regions and even cultures. They might do this themselves or contract specialists to facilitate the communications process.

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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.”

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