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

ProjectManager.com

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

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. 7 Steps for an Effective Decision-Making Process. You plan your projects , so why shouldn’t you plan your decision-making process?

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

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.

People Versus Process

Herding Cats

At the program level and above, the choice of a people focus or a process focus is not between two competing paradigms. This is obvious but many times lost when discussing agile processes. One school emphasizes people, while the other emphasizes process.

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.

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement [SIPOC Template Download]

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. It’s a great tool to facilitate discussion and common understanding when dealing with processes that can be complex – and gets you off to a great start.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

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. .

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. In short, your workspace defines your status, responsibility and authority. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

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

Planio

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.

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.

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.

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Improve Your Project Management Processes with Repeatable Best Practices

Brightwork

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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Project lessons from playing pool

Kiron Bondale

Define the rules of play with your opponents. Project Management improving project management Process compliance stupidity Risk management team buildingA few months ago, I rekindled my enjoyment of the game of pool after having played it sporadically over the past twenty years.

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Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. In short, your workspace defines your status, responsibility and authority. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

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 Do You Create a Strategic Plan? An Overview of the Strategic Planning Process

Teamweek

One of its most robust features is its timeline management tool, which can create the schedule needed to get the strategic planning process started. The strategic planning process requires you to align your client’s or company’s desired outcome with an actionable timeline.

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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How to Integrate Your Existing Process Into Dynamic Project Management

LiquidPlanner

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 .

What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

ProjectManager.com

They know that there are formulas that must be used to solve certain business and process problems. We’ll show you how to use this formula in concert with your project management tools and processes when managing initiatives and outcomes. Define.

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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 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

Redbooth

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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PRINCE2: An Introduction to the Project Management Methodology

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Project management is a process of finding the best method to manage and control work through its every stage. It’s a process-based method for managing a project. The control is achieved by a series of processes. Roles in the PRINCE2 methodology are clearly defined.

How to Initiate a Project Steering Committee

Project Risk Coach

The purpose of the committee is to improve process and results. Determine the problems and define a plan for improvement. Define the problem(s) to be addressed (e.g., Define the goals. Define the scope of changes (e.g., risk management planning process).

Six Sigma: A Simple Guide for Project Managers

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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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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. Without a process, change management is unmanageable.

Project Risks and Issues – What’s the Difference?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) defines risk as, “An uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs , has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives.” Do you find yourself working overtime, trying to deal with unexpected disruptions?

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What Is SIPOC? How to Use a SIPOC Diagram

ProjectManager.com

It’s a method to improve process, and Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how it can be used as yet another tool to help you manage your project. Jennifer noted that people who are working in process improvement are aware of the acronym SIPOC, but the rest of us could use a lesson.

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The 3 Main Roles in an Agile Team

Redbooth

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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Build A PMO You Can Be Proud Of

Project Risk Coach

Define specific, measurable goals. Define a process to ensure projects align with the organization’s mission and goals. Some organizations also use a gate review process. Some Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground.

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How to Create a Project Affinity Map

Project Risk Coach

The team discovers that the reasons fall into the following groups: processes, people, product, and technology. Let's walk through the process. Define the issue or the question on a whiteboard or flip chart. Define categories.

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How to Create SMART Goals

ProjectManager.com

He created SMART to help guide managers in their objective setting process. 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.

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5 Steps To Complete a SIPOC Diagram

Girl's Guide to PM

Process mapping creates value as it helps people understand the business context of the work they are doing. We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. A SIPOC (say: sigh-pok) diagram is a simple way of recording an end-to-end business process. Process.

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Project Management for Design Teams

Redbooth

Let your process frame your ideas. Nailing down your version of this process is the first step towards improving design quality and consistency. For each stage of the process, the guide will answer the basic questions: Who, What, When and What’s Next.

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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. 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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Everything You Need to Know About Six Sigma Certification

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer helped to define and guide those interested in this discipline. Six Sigma is a disciplined, data-driven approach or methodology to project management that eliminates defects in any process. The five basic stages of Six Sigma are: Define. What is Six Sigma?

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.