Get Inspired: 13 Creativity Exercises for Non-Creatives

ProjectManager.com

But when you look online for creativity exercises to help breakthrough those blocks, artists dominate the conversation. With this in mind, I’ve come up with a list of imaginative exercises modified for us office-types. The Exercise : Take your work somewhere new.

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Adopting Agile is an Exercise in Change Management

LiquidPlanner

Based on the classroom exercises, you’re excited to try new concepts and apply the magic cure-all that will solve all waterfall-based project problems. Everyone is already Agile, and they don’t need a formal process like stand-ups, backlog grooming, sprint reviews or retrospectives.

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

Planio

Goal-setting exercise 1: Effective goal-setting starts at the top and cascades down. To do this, I like to think of the goal-setting process like a house of cards. Goal-setting exercise 2: Get clear about your culture of goal-setting.

Signs that Your Project Management Process Needs an Update

EasyProjects

Whatever the case, here are five signals from the universe that indicate your project management process is due for a refresh. Process vs Methodology. Let’s first clarify what is meant by the word ‘process’ and how it is not to be confused with the term ‘methodology’.

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.

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement

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.

Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. The survey should be designed to ask questions that allow customers to provide information about their use of or perception of the process, service, or product.

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Governance is a great example of what a lean management professional would call business non-value add – those activities which don’t directly add value to a process but are required for legal or other compliance purposes.

Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

International Institute of Learning

Of course, simplicity is a subtractive process. How do you balance simplifying complexity with assuring processes remain in control and the business does not drop into chaos? . Product/Service Metric -Number of steps or layers removed from our product-development process.

The 7 Best Blog Posts on Productivity in 2018

ProjectManager.com

Our short tutorial video on KPI metrics goes into this process more deeply. Get Inspired: 13 Creativity Exercises for Non-Creatives. Even if you think those days are gone like kindergarten, then have we got a baker’s dozen exercises for you to try out.

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You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

Operational managers assimilate people, processes, technologies, and external resources, which are interdependent, one with another. Imagine a project manager, Jane, leading a work breakdown structure exercise (WBS) with her project team resulting in work packages or activities.

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How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Periodically break up the participants for group exercises and activities such as an affinity diagram. Changing the teams for each exercise provides good networking opportunities. Ask for volunteers for an exercise. Provide handouts/exercises to take home.

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How to Engage Participants in a Project Management Workshop

Project Risk Coach

Periodically break up the participants for group exercises and activities such as an affinity diagram. Changing the teams for each exercise provides good networking opportunities. Ask for volunteers for an exercise. Provide handouts/exercises to take home.

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Personal Design Thinking

Zen Project Management

The book takes you through a four-step process; Deconstruction, Point of View, Reconstruction, and Expression. She uses examples from her own design career to help illustrate the steps of the process. I'm currently reading the book Design the Life You Love by Ayse Birsel.

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4 ways to improve the effectiveness of your team’s communication

Resource Guru

Team Building Communication Exercises. You’re probably a little sceptical seeing team building exercises on this list, which is understandable. It’s a disciplined process that reduces the need for endless check-ins and the negative communication culture this can breed.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Tom started his project with a risk identification exercise with several stakeholders resulting in a list of 77 risks. In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Changes in project risks are inevitable.

How to Use the Ishikawa Fishbone Diagram as an Awesome Problem-Solving Tool

Project Bliss

Different categories stimulate ideas in a brainstorming exercise. It gives structure around the cause-effect exercise. Here are the simple steps to take when doing this exercise with your team. Methods (Process). Process Steps.

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What is Project Risk?

Project Risk Coach

To bring value to the risk management processes, keep your teams focused on project objectives such as scope, schedule, cost, and quality. If I am leading an exercise to identify risks, I will ask the participants to identify threats or potential problems first.

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5 Whys Root Cause Analysis: a Problem-Solving Tool to Get to the Root of the Problem

Project Bliss

Going through the exercise helps you dig deeper into your problem to determine the root cause, so you can better address it. Explain the process to the team. Let them know how this exercise works in case anyone isn’t familiar with it. 1. Explain the process to the team.

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

LiquidPlanner

You might not need to document this granularity on your work breakdown structure, but your team could go through the exercise to split out tasks into their component parts. Gone through the release process—you can estimate that part.

Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

This is a fairly common problem and is likely one of the reasons that the volunteers who updated the PMBOK Guide, Sixth Edition added Implement Risk Responses as a new process within the Project Risk Management knowledge area.

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Seven Project Management Lessons for Entrepreneurs

ProjectManager.com

Whichever project you pursue, this exercise will give you marketing gold dust. What I will cheer for is a balanced approach that draws the best ideas, processes and tools from all sources, and finds the best combination for each circumstance.

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Book Review: PMP Project Management Professional Exam

Girl's Guide to PM

There are review exercises alongside memorisation exercises (because memorising info, although dull, is part of what’s going to get you through the exam – there’s no pretending in this book). I also felt the processes by process group table was really helpful.

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute of Learning

Do you discuss this office environment in your onboarding or interview process for new employees? . Our interview process itself is not an interview, but a group audition that simulates the work environment. Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc.

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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. When you complete the exercise, the team should have a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of the issues.

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Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

And co-creation is a process where brands and consumers work together to create better ideas, products and services. This process is necessary for companies to grow and scale, as well as launch new brands, divisions, products and services.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

Tom started his project with a risk identification exercise with several stakeholders resulting in a list of 77 risks. In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Evaluating the risk management processes.

How To Write Clear Project Goals

Project Risk Coach

Personal Goal Examples To maintain my exercise of 3 times per week for 45 minutes through the end of the year. Writing goals is an iterative process. Occasionally, someone will ask me for risk management tips. I think my first answer surprises individuals— write clear goals.

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Save Yourself! 7 Ways to Prevent Information Overload

ProjectManager.com

Information overload is the problematic process of trying to understand something and make the right decision when we have too much information about what we’re trying to decide about. Decision makers have fairly limited cognitive processing capacity.

2019 268

Project Lessons Learned - A Reflection

Project Health Check

At project start-up, we suggest you conduct a Lessons Learned scanning exercise using key project parameters, search words etc on any Lessons Learned tools to identify any previous lessons of relevance. Here's the thing about Lessons Learned: you're not learning them.

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How to Keep Your Projects Financially Fit

Project Risk Coach

Fitbit tracks every part of your day — including activity, exercise, food, weight, and sleep — to help you find your fit, stay motivated, and see how small steps make a big impact.”. Do you have a project is that is overweight and needs a diet and exercise plan?

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How to Create SMART Goals

ProjectManager.com

He created SMART to help guide managers in their objective setting process. Well, it should be obvious now that the process starts with asking a lot of questions. While being realistic is part of the process, it’s important not to let a cynical attitude curb your efforts.

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The Perfect New Hire Checklist – Use this Free Template

ProjectManager.com

The long, arduous hiring process is finally over. It’s true what they say about the revolving door, so it’s important to think of hiring and onboarding as a process. Perhaps the company is more of the philosophy that education is an ongoing endeavor and not a one-time exercise.

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What Project Managers Should Know About Monitoring Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Definition of CONTROL a : to exercise restraining or directing influence over : regulate control one's anger b : to have power over : rule A single company controls the industry. The authors of the 6th Edition changed the Control Risks process to Monitor Risks. ?.

Using Divergent Thinking to Become a Better Leader

ProjectManager.com

It is usually a spontaneous, free-flowing and nonlinear process, where many ideas are generated and explored over a short time. While there might be types of people who are more likely to think divergently, promoting divergent thinking is possible through various creative exercises.

2019 307

10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management (PMBOK 6) With PPT & PDF

Girl's Guide to PM

PMI defines a Knowledge Area in the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition Glossary like this: An identified area of project management defined by its knowledge requirements and described in terms of its component processes, practices, inputs, outputs, tools, and techniques.

2019 387

Busyness is Hype: You Aren’t as Busy as You Think

ProjectManager.com

Or, if you want to exercise regularly, try walking meetings with coworkers or walk with your family every evening after dinner. It’s become normal in our society to complain to friends, family and strangers that we are so busy with work, school, friends, family or a combination of everything.

2019 253

Are You Tired of Missing Big Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

This process minimizes the chance of overlooking risks. Invite appropriate individuals and groups to the workshop with the aim of performing the first risk identification exercise. Organizational process assets.

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How to Improve User Adoption of SharePoint for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Your tool should be easy, intuitive and implemented into your process in as short a time as possible. Team members worry for the security of their job or fear that they will not be able to adapt and learn to new processes.

2019 301

Managing Virtual Teams Successfully

The IIL Blog

Tuckman model of forming-storming-norming-performing), they can benefit from a Simple Interactive Meaningful Practical Learning Exercise (SMILE). Evolution of Learning Exercises for Collaboration. Types of Interactive Exercises. By Dr. Willis H. Thomas, PMP, CPT .

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