Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

This article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them. What is a Risk-Adjusted Backlog? While profit is not their goal, usually an economic impact figure can be estimated for the outcomes they aim to achieve.

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14 Common Project Risks (+ more)

Girl's Guide to PM

Risks matter. That’s the point of risk management: thinking about what might go wrong before it does, so you can put a plan together to deal with it if it does. What’s a risk again? Yep, risks can be a good thing – with a positive effect. Internal risks.

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Project Estimation: Master the Tools and Techniques

Online PM Courses

There are two reasons why Project Estimation is a big deal for project managers. And second, poor estimates are often a primary reason for a project cost or schedule over-run. So, in this article, we’ll take a careful look at project estimation, to help you learn how to master the art and craft of doing it well. What is Project Estimation? Why is Project Estimation so hard? The Estimation Knife Edge. Methods and Tools for Project Estimation.

A Deep Dive into Risk Matrix Reporting

MPUG

For example, in project management you have data such as planned start, planned cost, planned story points, total number of risks, etc. I’m referring to things such as start variance, cost variance, and the number of high priority vs number of low priority risks.

How to Build a Robust Project Risk Culture [8 Steps]

Online PM Courses

A robust risk culture goes beyond having a strong basic risk management process. Some of my readers may hope to influence the risk culture of their whole organization. For you, the right aspiration is to build a positive risk culture within your project. As a Project Manager, that’s entirely within your scope. What is Risk Culture? Risk culture is a shared set of processes, knowledge, attitudes, beliefs and values about how to deal with risk.

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The Project Manager’s Guide to Simple Risk Analysis

Online PM Courses

Risk analysis is both easy and hard at the same time. No project manager can get by without knowing how to analyze risk on your project. Risk is important, because it is baked into the nature of projects. Is it any wonder that one of the most quoted aphorisms in project manager is this, from Tim Lister: Risk Management is Project Management for Grown-Ups’ Where Does Risk Analysis Fit in? Risk Management Process.

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Project Risk Management: 10 Surprisingly Brilliant Tactics to Reduce Risk

Workamajig

Every project has some risk of failure. This guide on project risk management will help you understand and manage risks better. If there is one thing you can be certain about in project management, it's this: Every project carries some risk. Putting out these fires is your job as the project manager. As you might know, this process of "planning ahead" is called project risk management. Project risk is more amorphous.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New? Kyle: Hello everyone, and welcome to today’s MPUG webinar, What’s New With PMI PMBOK Guide’s 7th Edition Standard. This is PMI lingo.

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Top Tips for Realistic Project Estimations

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Poor estimation is a major cause of project failure. According to the PMI, inaccurate cost estimates is a contributing factor in 28% of projects that fail. When an estimate has been delivered, clients and executives will often see it as binding and will expect the project to track to it. Producing Realistic Estimates for Strategic Projects. To a large extent, good estimation comes down to how honest and realistic you are in your outlook.

Simplifying Schedule Risk Analysis Using Microsoft Project Custom Fields – Transcription

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s session, Simplifying Schedule Risk Analysis Using Microsoft Project Custom Fields, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Well, thank you everybody for joining this webinar, we’re just going to talk about some simple ways of performing Schedule Risk Analysis basically just using Microsoft Project with an add in that we sell called Full Monte. It took 660% of the estimated duration.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Risk issues that can be identified early in the program, which will potentially impact the program later, termed Known Unknowns and can be alleviated with good risk management. requires making estimates) ? Effective Risk Management 2 nd Edition , Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister.

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Webinar Recap: Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Oliver Gildersleeve’s Analogous and Parametric Estimating Schedule Template webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. The new schedule template covers both analogous and parametric estimating features.

Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Want To Be A PMI-ACP? If you want to be a PMI-ACP, here are the primary steps to take. Today’s session is eligible for one PMI-PDU and the technical category.

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Beyond the Risk Register

Herding Cats

Risk Management starts with a collection of risks. Their probability of occurrence, the probability the risk will unfavorably impact the project. Then some risk handling process is needed to reduce the impact of the risk, or reduce the probability that the risk will occur. On actual projects, this approach is naive at best and produces more risk at worse. First, all risk is the result of uncertainty. NoEstimates Risk

Project Management Process Groups: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

To keep to your schedule and manage costs, you need to gather and process project data throughout the five PMBOK project management groups. What Are the 5 PMBOK Project Management Process Groups? The project management process groups are the following. Risk control.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to manage the risk encountered on software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. requires making estimates) ? Effective Risk Management 2nd Edition, Edmund Conrow, AIAA, 2003.

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Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

LiquidPlanner

But what if you’re switching from a purely technical role to one that involves managing projects? Or, having managed IT projects for a while, what if you want to formalize your experience with a relevant project qualification? There’s a fair amount of choice when it comes to project management credentials. The big one that you’ll hear mentioned again and again is the Project Management Professional ®, otherwise known as the PMP. Featured Project Management Tips

Everyone is a Project Manager!

Arras People

Project Management appears to be everywhere too! Big pictures, create interesting scenarios and it would appear that this is driving the situation where “everybody” wants a piece of the project management pie; but is this a good thing? The post Everyone is a Project Manager!

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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Webinar Recap: Risk Management Life Cycle in the Context of Project, Program, and Portfolio

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya N Dash’ session, Risk Management Life Cycle in the Context of Project, Program, and Portfolio, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. Satya N Dash: So first, the framework for risk management.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. In project management, artifacts relate to documents: the project documentation you produce that defines and supports the work you are doing.

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The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

ProjectManager.com

What do you need to know to succeed at project management? While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager. Project Scope Management.

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Managing Multiple Projects: The Research

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, we’ll dive into the statistics and you’ll learn: The top challenges facing people managing several projects at once The key skills required for managing multiple projects The top tools for prioritizing work day-to-day. Anonymous project manager.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management. Managment Processes. Nine Best Practices of Project Management , Software Program Managers Network (SPMN). Top Habits of Successful Project Managers. Integrated Master Plan: The Foundation of Program Success , College of Performance Management, May 21, 2014. The Nine "I's" of Program Success ," College of Performance Management. Ten Rules for Common Sense Program Management.

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Project Management Process: The Basics

Clarizen

While it is a safe bet that Mr. Deming was not specifically or exclusively referring to the overall project management process, his wise advice – or if you wish, his stark warning – certainly applies. Project Management Process Groups. Project Management Process Flow.

2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. 2020 Offline Project Management Conferences .

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. He has extensive experience of both project management, and software development.

Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. He has extensive experience of both project management, and software development.

Business Analyst vs Project Manager: The Differences To Know

Girl's Guide to PM

What does a business analyst do on a project, and how is that different to the role of the project manager? First, let’s look at the different responsibilities for the roles of business analyst vs project manager on a project. What does a project manager do? Change management.

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4 Reasons Project Management Skills Should be a Priority in Early Education

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Brantlee Underhill, Managing Director, PMI, North America. We needed a schedule we could both follow to help manage these new expectations of living, working, and schooling in the same location: balancing the needs of work and family. Kickoff from PMI.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management Briefings and Presentations. Management Processes (#MP). Project Performance Management (#PPM). Agile Project Management (#APM). Risk Management (#RM). Cost, Schedule, and Technical Performance Management (#CSTPM). Earned Value Management (#EVM). Integrating Agile and Earned Value Management (#AEVM). Business, Technical, Systems, Risk, and Project Management.

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What is Project Management?

The IIL Blog

And these projects were led by competent and highly trained individuals, appropriately named Project Managers, who applied knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools, to all the project activities to produce the end result that met the requirements. That’s called Project Management. We do so because it’s a lot easier to estimate and control our work when we break it down into pieces, rather than trying to grapple with the whole thing at once. New to Project Management?

Is Your Strategic Project at Risk Due to Poor Implementation of Proven Project Management Practices?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

According to the PMI’s Pulse of the Profession , 52% of projects completed in the last 12 months experienced scope creep. Although 93% of organisations report that they use standardised project management practices , only 23% say that these practices are used throughout the organisation. When standardised project management practices aren’t used, it should come as no surprise that projects are failing. Proven project management practices are here to stay.

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A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively. Since 2017, project resource management has focused not only on human resources, but also on the equipment, materials, and supplies. Read on for steps you can take to improve resource management on your projects!

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So what’s in your company’s project management dictionary?

Kiron Bondale

We often joke that the only correct answer to a project management question is “ It depends! “ Many of us would also agree that the right approach to deliver a project is one which is tailored to fit its context, complexity and the culture in which it will be managed. But there is still value in establishing some standards for project management. Let’s consider a team’s degree of confidence in its estimates. Project manager.

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How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan? One of the reasons is that project managers may not know what to include. I’ve developed this checklist to help you develop your project management plan including baselines, subsidiary plans, and ancillary plans. For example, a project manager can compare actual completion dates of activities to an approved schedule baseline.

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Project Resource Management: A Simple Guide For New Managers

Teamweek

People management is one of the most demanding challenges for managers. According to PMI, poor project resource management is the second-most common cause of project failure. It’s even more challenging for new managers. What is project resource management?

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How to Manage Fixed Date Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Weddings — in fact, event planners are excellent at managing fixed date projects because every event has a fixed date on which it will take place and the project to deliver the event has to be done on time. 4 Ways to manage your schedule with a fixed date.

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Project Cost Management – The Essential Things to Know and Do

Online PM Courses

Project Cost Management often puts people off. Instead, you must act with determination to understand project cost management and implement all the tools at your disposal to control costs and bring in your expenditure on budget. So, in this feature article, we’ll look at: What project cost management is. Your ‘Project Cost Management Plan’ Establishing your costs – the processes of estimating and budgeting. Project Cost Management.

New PM: The What?, Why?, and How? of Project Charters

Leading Answers

Anyone new to the profession of project management needs to learn how to create a project charter. Small projects will likely have their three- to eight-page charter written in a day or two by the project manager. Being a project manager writing a charter, it’s easy to get caught up in the apparent importance of your project. The most common source of late project completions is not poor estimating or a lack of risk management, it is late starts.

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