A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

ProjectManager.com

That guide is called business process mapping. An Overview of Business Process Mapping. With a clear diagram or detailed business process map, it is easy to see where improvements in the business process can be made to increase efficiencies and productivity.

5 Reasons Engineers Need to Develop Project Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

Here’s a lesson I’m thankful I learned early in my career: successful engineering projects rely more on non-technical skills than technical skills. One can’t design a building without knowledgeable, skilled structural, MEP, and fire engineers.

Systems Engineering

Herding Cats

For non-trivial problems in any domain, Systems Engineering provides a starting framework for identifying problems, assessing possible solutions, implementing those solutions, measuring the performance of the efforts to deliver the solutions and the effectiveness of those solutions.

Phase-Gate Process in Project Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

When you have a long-term project that needs to be evaluated regularly, and you’re dealing with numerous stakeholders, the phase-gate process could be an ideal fit for your organization. What is the Phase-Gate Process? Stages of the Phase-Gate Process.

Search Engine Marketing Defined & Where SEO Fits In

ProjectManager.com

Over the past few years, there has been some confusion on what exactly is included under the search engine marketing (SEM) umbrella in terms of marketing tactics. The term search engine marketing (SEM) became popular in 2001 as an umbrella term for paid and organic search activities.

Professions in Project Management (#2) – The Project Engineer

Inloox

In project management, terms such as project manager and project engineer are often used synonymously and people get confused. This is why we want to introduce the project engineer in more detail in this second part of the ‘Professions in project management’ series. Tasks of a project engineer Project engineers organize and monitor the execution of technical projects and take over project management during the implementation phase.

Risk Management Plan - What is the Process?

Brad Egeland

Risk Management Planning What is the Risk Management Process? So, most times you can expect to make lots of lists to keep up with the entire process. Concurrently, social engineering accounted for 1,450 incidents, of which 381 affirmed to data disclosure.

5 Steps to Get the (Right) Software Engineering Job on a Top Technical Team

Planio

So you want a software engineering job at Facebook/Apple/Amazon/Google/Netflix? It’s every software engineer’s dream to work with one of the top technical teams in the world. So how do you get a software engineering job at one of these companies? Next comes the interview process.

How to Become a More Productive Software Engineer (Productivity Tips & Workflows)

Planio

So how can you become a more productive software engineer? Like any decision-making process, the more information you have the better. Your daily schedule is the foundation of how to be a more productive software engineer. Repeat this process every working day.

8 Steps to Build and Manage a Remote Engineering Team

Planio

When it comes to hiring engineers, it’s hard to argue with the benefits of going remote. As Phil Freo , head of product and engineering at the fully remote startup, Close.io, told us: “When recruiting, it was hard to stand out in Silicon Valley among all the other tech startups hiring.

5 Key Goal Setting Exercises for High-Performing Engineering Teams (from Google, LinkedIn, DropBox, and more)

Planio

To do this, I like to think of the goal-setting process like a house of cards. Great enterprises marry a sense of purpose with amazing operational excellence and put processes in place for how they will achieve that vision.”.

Mathematics for Engineering and Software Development

Herding Cats

When we encounter engineering problems that are beyond the de minimis category, they usually involve some form of mathematics. Fundamentals of Probability and Statistics for Engineers. Probability & Statistics for Engineering and the Sciences.

Is Software Development Art or Engineering

Herding Cats

I started my career as a Software Engineer , writing Fortran 77 signal processing algorithms to find and track missile launchers in the middle eastern desert. This skill was an extension of the signal processing work I did as a grad student looking for information in the data stream of a particle accelerator. The PDP-15 was a machine that ran Fortran but also Focal, a language suitable for formula calculations needed for signal processing.

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.

Architecture, Construction, Engineering, and ACE Conferences in 2018

Appfluence

The ACE industry is a unique field because it consists of architects, engineers, and those in the construction industry; in other words, three separate industries that intertwine. This is where attending architecture conferences, construction conferences, engineering conferences, or even ACE conferences comes into play. Engineering Conferences. The Construction Research Congress is the prime international conference in the area of construction engineering and management.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Practices and Process are Fads. A Process is a series of steps and decisions involved in the way work is completed. Here's my version in the form of questions that when answered form the foundation for the Practices and Processes. Principles are timeless.

Connecting "What" with "How" - and the Failure to Understand the Principles of Systems Engineering and Systems Management

Herding Cats

This view of the system of producing value in exchange for money ignores the principles of systems engineering. . Systems engineering is an interdisciplinary field of engineering and engineering management that focuses on how to design and manage complex systems over their life cycles.

Systems Engineering and Software Intensive System of Systems

Herding Cats

This is a good start, but it needs to produce actionable outcomes , not just principles, but practices and processes. But in technical systems - engineered technical systems - the system has to work when commanded to do so. Much of Ackoff's principles are the basis of practices and processes that assure this happens. . This is the domain of Systems Engineering, that many times is based on the principles of Ackoff and others like him.

What is Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)

Jez Lister

Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process that results in a website appearing higher up the Search Engine Results Page (SERP) on sites such as Google, Yahoo etc. Tools exist to assist with this process. Once again, tools exist to assist with this process.

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Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

Like many other companies, Woodside was facing a “brain drain” caused by the retirement of their most knowledgeable engineers. LeRoy Ward, PMP, PgMP, PfMP, CSM, CSPO | Executive Vice President – Enterprise Solutions, IIL .

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Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

Herding Cats

To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. On our proposals, we have professional editors, that make sure the works of the engineers are winning content. . A popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law.

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.

How to Find Flaws in the Resource Management Process

Ganttic

If you are looking to discover how to find flaws in the resource management process it might be that you have noticed that the project progress isn’t what it should be. I had my own little resource management process. The Process Might not be What’s Broken.

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

Intentional Disregard for Good Engineering Practices? When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government.

Project Management Employers Need to Fish From Different Talent Pools

Arras People

Sometimes this can be justified, for example in construction or engineering environment where a specific type of project experience might be crucial, which may also be linked to a professional status. PM Careers Advice Project Management Recruitment PM Hiring Issues recruitment process

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Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. My first job out of graduate school was writing FORTRAN 77 for missile defense and airborne intelligence systems, where the software was engineered to provide the needed Capabilities of the customer.

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. Long ago a very senior piping engineer on a multi-billion refinery piping design system, asked us software weenies .

Weight of evidence

Musings on Project Management

The process usually cited in project management chapters about risk is this: A hypothesis is formed. Bayes decision risk decision system engineeringIf you are into risk assessments, you may find yourself evaluating the data Evaluating the data usually means testing its applicability with a hypothesis. And then the evidence against the hypothesis—observable data—is evaluated. If the evidence.

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Hiring Process for Growing Businesses

ActiveCollab

Instead, it will be a constant process of attracting new candidates, figuring out who’s the best, and keeping the talent pipeline full. You will need to adapt your hiring process in order to scale. Hiring process. The process has 3 stages: sourcing, screening, and interviewing.

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

Software engineering economics is a topic that addresses the elements of software project costs estimation and analysis and project benefit-cost ratio analysis. So back to the original quote, it's missing ½ of the process needed for business success.

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Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

The quote reads “There is no magic in SAFe except maybe for PI Planning” In this blog, I aim to take a closer look at the PI Planning ceremony and in the process maybe gain more clarity on why it is held in such high regard. Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe.

Going Global With Wrike: How We Built an Efficient Localization Process

Wrike

We managed to build the entire localization process in less than a year, which would not have been possible without Wrike — both because it’s the perfect platform for collaborative workflow building and because of the amazing team behind it.

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Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process

Green Project Management

I recently read a Harvard Business Review article, ‘Fair Process – Managing in the Knowledge Economy’, during my MBA programme that reminded me of some foolish team and team lead mistakes I made a few years ago. Giammalvo’s engineering economics course in Jakarta. The post Silly Management Mistakes – the Importance of Fair Process appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

Are you managing the kind of large projects that demand that you put professional processes and documentation into action? Related: 6 Top PM Books for Engineers and Manufacturers. Going through the process to become a Fellow of APM in the U.K.

10 Types of Blog Posts Proven to Drive Sales

DigitalPM

However, while I’d never discourage you from creating the sort of content that can boost your traffic and potentially bring in links that will help you to climb further up the search engine’s rankings, on their own, traffic and/or links are not going to make a difference to your bottom line.

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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. It was important to be responsive to these concerns, which lead to the integration of key business processes in the supply chain.

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Kanban Inventory Management: How to Run a Kanban System

ProjectManager.com

It was developed about three-quarters of a century ago by Taiichi Ohno, an industrial engineer at Toyota. Take Only What’s Needed: Downstream processes only take what is needed to prevent overproduction. Kanban is a visual tool that is ideal for managing inventory flow.

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The Quality Project Manager: an Interview with Olu Jinadu

Project Bliss

He explained that he’s an engineer who uses technology and quality tools to ensure products are delivered at the highest quality. He leads a team of quality engineers to ensure that their products meet high-quality standards.

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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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