IT Audit: Definition & Quick Guide

Information Processing Facilities: Verifies that process is working correctly, timely and accurately, whether in normal or disruptive conditions. The process of conducting an IT audit is complex and touches on all aspects of your information system.

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Proof of Concept: Definition & Best Practices

The value of a POC is it can help a project manager identify gaps in processes that might interfere with success. For example, in software development it speaks to processes with different objects and participant roles. You wouldn’t build a bridge if it couldn’t hold any weight.

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What Is a Kanban Board? Definition & Examples

Columns on the kanban board represent where that task is in the process. Kanban strives for efficiency and is always looking for ways to eliminate waste from processes. Kanban as a process was used to keep inventory levels balanced with the consumption of that inventory.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

Responding and incorporating customer feedback into products and processes requires self-organizing teams that are constantly tweaking what they do to be more efficient, where they can change regularly to meet new needs that pop up daily. The Definition of Done in Agile.

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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. Definition: Here you break down the larger deliverables into smaller ones, which will help with managing them.

The Definitive Guide to Project Management Methodologies


A project management methodology is essentially a set of guiding principles and processes for managing a project. BONUS: Click here to get our totally free, curated list of 63 Project Management Templates with everything you need to streamline your processes today.

Risk Response Strategy (Definitive Guide with Examples)

PM Basics

Definition of Risk Response Strategies. Risk Response Planning is a process of identifying what will you do with all the risks in your Risk Register. By PMBOK® Guide the process is called Plan Risk Responses. Introduce new processes and workflows.

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Project Manager Responsibilities: The Definitive Guide (+Roles)

PM Basics

Again, PMI has its own definition: The project manager is is the person assigned by the performing organization to lead the team that is responsible for achieving the project objectives. This definition gives you a lot of freedom. Integration on Processes and Tools Level.

Having a Definition of Ready: Harmful or Helpful?

Leading Agile

Mike Cohn’s August 2016 article, The Dangers of a Definition of Ready describes certain problems that can occur when a team uses the concept of a Definition of Ready. He writes: You can think of a Definition of Ready as a big, burly bouncer standing at the door of the iteration.

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Definition of Done

Herding Cats

The common definition of the Definition of Done in agile software development is (mostly from the Scrum Alliance and other official Scrum sites): A simple list of activities (coding, comments, unit testing, integration, release notes, design documents, etc.)

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New How-to Video: What is a Milestone? Definition & Benefits for Project Planning


It structures the project in several phases and gives the team "something to work towards" This not only provides a good overview of the entire project process, but also motivation. Watch the video to learn more about the definition and benefits of milestones.

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What is Scope Creep in Project Management? Definition, Causes, and Solutions


It is a list of all that you’ll produce by the end of the project, and the work you’ll do in the process. The definition of scope creep is contained in the term itself. Going by the above definition, you’d think that scope creep is always disastrous for a project.

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PMP® Aspirant’s Definitive Guide to PMP Exam Changes 2019


Project Processes. Coaching and leading people, taking care of processes and. Process: Deliver Value Incrementally: PMI ( says if you see opportunities to deliver value incrementally, then deliver value at every stage of the project. Process.

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Definitive Guide to Collaborative Project Management


Collaborative Project Management or CPM is the application of tools and processes to help employees working on projects to collaborate more effectively. This process helps to achieve project objectives faster and hence increase productivity.

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Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You


Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. But which software development process is right for you?

Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

Leading Agile

The idea of Definition of Ready — I mean, the real idea — is to clarify what the team needs to have in place before they can even begin to work on a backlog item. The post Should Agile Teams Have a Definition of Ready?

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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.

Congruence Between Agile Process and Ecosystem

Leading Agile

One key point he made was that any process or method, such as Scrum, LeSS, SAFe, etc., Each process or method assumes it will be used in an ecosystem that has certain characteristics. The bottom line is you can adapt the ecosystem to the process, or the process to the ecosystem.

The Definitive Guide to Why a Good Online Project Management Course Beats Live Training

Online PM Courses

If you are about to start a new project, then you can review the project definition modules before settling down to work. And you also want to enjoy the process. I love doing a live Project Management course.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


Each term used in this definition is important while considering an assignment as a project. Project Management Process Skill (Tools and Techniques). Project Management Process in divided into 5 Process Groups. These Process Groups are: Initiating.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process


The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process


The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process.

The PMO Series (1): Definition and Function of a Project Management Office


Definition PMO The project management office is responsible for the overall project management controlling and for the maintenance of project management systems for the entire organization. First off: The acronym “PMO” has many different meanings.

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Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software


Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

How to Craft a Perfectly Streamlined Document Approval Process


A document approval process is crucial for streamlining your operations and bring order to your creative workflow. This is why developing a document approval process is crucial for every agency. What is a Document Approval Process (and Why You Need One)?

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

There are the basic ways to steer it to the right direction, but is there a definitive step to it? 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. Project Portfolio Management Process Steps : #1 – Commitment from the Executives.

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 Balanced PMO

The Lazy Project Manager

A balanced approach will definitely pay dividends and will not only ensure that the PMO is as effective and efficient as possible but will also aid the acceptance of the PMO by the rest of the organisation. P = Process.

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Streamline Business Processes With IT Project Management Software: The Ultimate Guide

ProProfs Project Management

Now, if I ask you what’s the process of hiring an employee in your organization, what would you say? Some of you wouldn’t know the entire process in detail, while some of you might have an idea but don’t really know how the HR team goes about it. What are Business Processes?

Project Failure – Why it Happens

Online PM Courses

– 1 – Project Definition. Not surprisingly, a lot of your project problems start here with a poor definition of what your project is, and is not. Insufficient Clarity of Definition. Creating a Robust Project Definition. What is a Project Definition?

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How do you know when your agile ceremonies are Done?

Kiron Bondale

In last week’s article, I wrote about the benefits of having a Definition of Ready for agile ceremonies as one method of ensuring that they are adding value and not being perceived as just more wasteful meetings. But, as usual, caveat agilist: Focus on the outcomes, not the processes.

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What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process


We do the same steps, go through the same process, and start from scratch expecting something different to happen when we could save hours a week implementing workflows. How processes help you work smarter, not harder. How processes help you work smarter, not harder.

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. The definition should be in terms of required system / end product performance parameters and planned technical approaches tailored to the program requirements.

No bugs in agile?!?

Kiron Bondale

When a team is following an agile delivery approach and they have developed a Definition of Done (DoD) containing one or more criteria indicating that no defects are permitted in or as an outcome of completed work items, they should not have to deal with bugs escaping a sprint, and hence, the practice of documenting defects should become obsolete. The planning, definition and automation of test cases covering all of the requirements being worked on in the sprint.

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Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management


Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

Instead of furthering the insanity, why not start by ensuring during ideation that there is a clear vision and opportunity definition for the project such that all key stakeholders believe it is worth doing? It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

It might work for very simple projects, or in some isolated cases, but as soon as the project gets a bit complicated and several people are involved, you’ll definitely need a software or a combination of several apps (keep reading to see exactly why).

How Retrospectives Led to Acceptance for Our Lean PPM Process


At Meisterplan, when we introduced Lean PPM , we simply integrated this element into the process. and “Definition of done” for all topics. Again, it is very helpful when a group of board members give feedback to each other, the portfolio organizers, and the PPM process itself.

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Mathematical Definitions - Again Misused to Convey Unsubstantiated Information

Herding Cats

Forecasting is the process of making a forecast or prediction. Estimating is about the past, present, and future outcomes of a process, a model, or some external observation. It's popular in the #NoEstimates community to claim Forecasting is not E stimating. Using English Dictionaries, they build a case using logical like this. It's been repeating nearly continuously since the start of the discussion about how to make decisions in the presence of uncertanty without estimating. .

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Clear Project Brief (10 Things to Include)

Online PM Courses

A Project Brief is a somewhat less formal version of your Project Definition. For this article, though, I’m going to consider a project brief as an earlier – and therefore less structured – phase of thinking than a formal Project Definition.

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