5 Considerations for Managing a Project Portfolio

Girl's Guide to PM

Driving Project, Program, and Portfolio Success: The Sustainability Wheel [Book Review] Projects are not very good at integrating long term strategy because they are short term endeavours. Better Documents Expert Views This article contains affiliate links

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The Agile Manifesto, Explained

ProjectManager.com

Working software over comprehensive documentation: Documentation takes time. Each piece of documentation, from technical requirements to testing plans and other specifications, requires approval. Agile is about streamlining, not eliminating documentation.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

In terms of software development, done is when something is coded to standards, reviewed, implemented, tested, integrated and documented. Creating software that works is more important than comprehensive documentation. Agile process promotes sustainable development.

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Strategic Planning in Business

ProjectManager.com

Whereas a strategic plan is for implementing and managing the strategic direction of a business, a business plan is more often the document that starts a business. The best way to do this is by creating a planning document in order to get the process right.

Be disciplined!

Kiron Bondale

training and support documentation) remains current. Demonstrating courage in coaching senior stakeholders when they want to add more work than the team can complete at a sustainable pace and in a quality fashion. If you are sensing a theme here, you probably are.

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Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

ProjectManager.com

Look to Your Competition: They can give you a canary in the coalmine view of the market and whether it can sustain growth or not. This document helps sell your idea to stakeholders and helps with solidifying the strategy as a sound investment.

What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management should enable strategy and is a formalized and well documented discipline guided by a formal project management body of knowledge (PMBOK). Change management, while increasingly becoming a highly recognized and documented area, doesn't involve a formalized set of guidelines and processes like PMBOK. Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities.

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The What, Why, and How of Projects

Project Risk Coach

Document why the project is being undertaken in the project charter. Starting, Sustaining, and Recovering Projects.

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Five Actions for Inspiring Your Project Team

LiquidPlanner

A project logo, which you can put on documents and other artifacts, coffee mugs, shirts, etc. Every project manager will need to inspire a project team at some point in their career. The reasons may range from having an over-challenging project to being appointed to recover a failing project.

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The Trouble with Methodologies and Why Frameworks are Better

Girl's Guide to PM

At work, the methodology you use to manage a project is the set of prescribed processes, documents, tools, techniques, templates, steps and so on that your company mandates is the way to run a project. This is a guest post by Laura Copas and Steve Sewell at Change Troops.

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The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

i.e. document review, software testing and release. What variation to the process does your project propose, in order to sustain its current delivery? This is a contribution by Chris Hammond from smartitpm.com. Chris Hammond. As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process.

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What Does Agile Mean in the Job Market?

Arras People

Working software over comprehensive documentation. Agile processes promote sustainable development. What does Agile mean? And how on earth do we distinguish this in the job market?

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Make your voice heard – PMBOK(R) Guide 6th Edition

EarthPM

There are many chances in this document where sustainability could be ‘threaded’ properly into our discipline. The PMBOK(R) Guide is up for “Exposure Draft” review. I implore you to take this chance to advance our profession. If you are a PMI member, you have only until 26-July to make comments. Please join me in this effort, within this window of time. link] – go to Standards, and find the section on the Exposure Draft for the Sixth Edition

The 4 Best Trello Alternatives for Kanban Project Management

nTask

Cloud storage and advanced document management system. Document management including document search, document sharing and version History maintenance. With Aceproject you can manage your tasks, projects, documents, timesheets as well as expenses.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework

Inloox

If you introduce this method sustainably in the company and if you use it continuously, you will also observe a change in the work attitude of all departments. Do you find all documents or tools immediately? Frequently required documents can be arranged closer to the workplace than less frequently required items. S hitsuke - Sustain Without self-discipline and regular use of the 5S, the old chaos will return to most workplaces within a short period of time.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

This group of guys recognized a need for a more adaptive alternative to the regimented, documentation-driven software development process. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Agile processes promote sustainable development.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. If you are working on a mission-critical project, then you should choose the spiral model, as it can avoid risk thanks to its strong approval and documentation control. Due to this, it does not involve extensive documentation, management and reporting. Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge.

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Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)

Teamweek

Sustain a mindset of only touching something once when you need it by putting it away immediately after use. The world is continually moving further away from the need to print and keep paper documents. Google Drive for Document Storage.

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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

Initiation/Analysis: This stage involves gathering and documenting what the software development project will require – including system and software requirements for the product or project.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (1): Steady Progress with Kaizen

Inloox

But if you want to improve project management processes in a sustainable way, you should first get an overview of the various possibilities - from radical methods to fundamental ways of thinking. Documenting is one thing, but you also need to assess the results.

Any Effective Process Must.

Herding Cats

Clearly document criteria 1 through 5 so others applying the process (corrective or preventive action, or sustainable benefits) can follow the logic of the analysis of the process that corrects or prevents a Root Cause or improves an outcome that benefits the users of the process. Any effective process must provide the following when searching for the Root Cause of the problem the process is trying to fix OR the Beneficial Outcomes the process is trying to maintain.

Customers Don’t Pay Me to Write Tests: The Importance of Tests

Agile Advice

I write tests so that it becomes a form of documentation of the capability of the system. I write as many tests to make myself and my team feel confident that we can continuously develop a quality product at a sustainable pace, responding to the changes of the market and the needs of our customers. As a technical agile coach and trainer, I help teams discover ways of testing.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

It follows the project lifecycle even after delivery and focuses on maximizing sustainability. If you are working on a mission-critical project, then you should choose the spiral model, as it can avoid risk thanks to its strong approval and documentation control.

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Free Professional Development in London in October

Arras People

This session looks at strategies for improving and sustaining individuals’ project management skills and competencies and how to create an organisation-wide culture of sharing and learning lessons to drive project success and reduce the risk of failure.

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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

Initiation/Analysis: This stage involves gathering and documenting what the software development project will require – including system and software requirements for the product or project.

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Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Sustaining motivation through the number of reported productive hours. Shared drive storage for document access. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

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Benefits Realization and Benefits Management

Techno-PM

Benefits Realization Management (BRM) is the process by which benefits of a project are identified, planned, delivered and sustained: Benefits Realization Management Identify: First, it needs to be clear ‘why are we doing this?’,

Best Tools For Managing A Virtual Team

Proofhub

Tool for Document Storage and File Sharing The core purpose of these tools is to help virtual teams find what they want easily while working on projects and tasks. Eco-friendly and portable Centralized files and documents Easy collaboration and sharing Easier access to data?—?past,

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Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects

Online PM Courses

More strategically, however, it sets you up for a sustainable pattern of long-term multiple project management. One of the biggest drains on your time, if you are trying to manage multiple projects, is a delay in finding project documents.

How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

A well-documented plan? It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet. This article, How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management.

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The secrets and science of a productive four day workweek

Planio

And working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. Working longer hours isn’t a sustainable source of competitive advantage. How will documentation be handled?

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5 Tips and Tools to Boost Productivity for Employees on the Go

Proofhub

Read up on the tips and tools below for sustaining productivity levels while supporting the growing trend of remote working. Working remotely means that you’ll be exchanging these documents digitally?—?sometimes

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

A well-documented plan? It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance, says @worsley_louise Click To Tweet. Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I’m sure you do. But what does it take to get there?

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18 Critical Success Factors for All Project Work

Herding Cats

Project management (PM) control & execution systems in place, with robust policies, planning, procedures, document control, audit, etc - 23.87%. Top) management (or sponsor) support with sustained commitment, appropriately engaged - 8.96%. From "Key Success Drivers for Large High-Technology Projects: Prediction and Practice," Phil Crosby (CSIRO, Australia) in Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research , John Wang.

Top 10 Things About Scrum That Will Change Your World

Axosoft

A sustainable pace. Scrum follows the Agile Manifesto principle about sustainable pace: Agile processes promote sustainable development. The only solution is to maintain a sustainable pace through time. Working software over comprehensive documentation. Looking for a fantastic explanation about Scrum and Agile, but don’t want to wade through a bunch of whitepapers, convoluted diagrams and confusing explanations with words you’ve never used before?

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Scrum vs Kanban vs Agile vs Waterfall – A side-by-side comparison

nTask

Sustainable development, able to maintain a constant pace. Multiple efficient project management frameworks and methodologies have been introduced over the years to ensure effective team management and collaboration in a workplace.

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Route to Enterprise Scale Agility

Digite

You are still doing things the same old way, just with more visibility and some sustainable pace for individuals, which has improved quality, reduced rework, shortened delivery times, and given you up to 50% productivity improvement as a reward.

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Taxing Times for Project Management Practitioners in the Public Sector

Arras People

At the end of any assignment or at the crossing of a tax year the deemed employee will be issued with P45/P60 documentation to show taxes deducted and paid which can then be used to resolve tax liabilities of the Limited Company and the named individual.

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13 GDPR Requirements Needed for Total Compliance (and Changes You Can Make Today)

Planio

As Nitasha Tiku wrote in Wired : “Clicking to accept an impenetrable terms-of-service document once seemed like a no-brainer. Step 13: Put together your required GDPR documentation. Under GDPR, this means that these documents need to be easily understood by anyone.

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Ask a Project Manager: How Can I Be More Productive?

LiquidPlanner

If it’s a long job, document where you are, track your progress, and provide updates to your manager (or do them for your own benefit) as you go along. Productivity sustained across a whole project is a different matter.

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