How to Track Percent Complete

Girl's Guide to PM

When you are trying to calculate percentage complete in a Gantt chart, you need to take into account various different figures, and get lots of information from other people. There are simple ways to track percent complete on your project, so you know what to input into your software.

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How To Help Your Team Manage Project Risk

Girl's Guide to PM

You are also responsible for your team, and making sure they have the skills required to do their jobs. Part of a resource management plan is to build the skills of your team. However, you should also consider how good they are at doing the work of projects – project management.

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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. I caught up with Ruth to find out more about how to motivate teams and why it’s something you should be actively doing. So how do we do it? Engagement is closely related to motivation.

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Zombie Projects and How to Kill Them

Girl's Guide to PM

It simply consumes resources and carries on because no one has the foresight (or courage) to kill it off. It simply consumes resources and carries on because no one has the foresight (or courage) to kill it off. How to spot a zombie project. How To

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Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

How To Present To Project Executives

Girl's Guide to PM

Today, I’m handing the blog over to Leigh Espy. In this piece, Leigh talks about how to tailor your presentations for C-suite level executives. As you grow in your project management career, you’ll be called upon to make various presentations.

How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Girl's Guide to PM

But how do you come up with the answer? Sometimes, the answer to a problem is staring you in the face. There is only one sensible solution to fixing an issue. You are confident that using that approach is going to get you where you need to be. How To

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The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. If you want to grow in your career, you need to show you can provide value. You likely do this in your day-to-day activities.

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. Organization: Note how the project will be organized, including reporting on progress.

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. And you don’t need to have six sigma training to use this simple tool. When to Use a SIPOC. you’re developing a new process.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Bliss

But how do you come up with the answer? Sometimes, the answer to a problem is staring you in the face. There is only one sensible solution to fixing an issue. You are confident that using that approach is going to get you where you need to be. How-To

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Simple Guide to Business Process Mapping – a Valuable Skill All Project Managers Need

Project Bliss

If you’ve been asked to complete a business process map it may feel overwhelming. You may have an idea of what that is, but you want to be sure you do it right. It’s not intuitive at first, but once you learn how, it’s much easier than you think. Click To Tweet.

Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates


We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. How do you deal with a team that refuses to estimate how long tasks will take? Below, I’ll give you some suggestions to try.

How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to make a disaster recovery plan. In Review – How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan. Then when a disaster occurs, and it will, a plan is laid out about how to recover and rebuild what has been lost.

A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

How to Select Your Risk Responses

Girl's Guide to PM

A risk response is the way you intend to address the risk. something unwelcome that will happen to the project), the categories for risk response are: Avoid Transfer Reduce Accept. Let’s say the risk is something good, that you want to make happen.

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Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Whether that’s just you, or whether you have a team of many hundreds, a project team is how work gets done. You need to know how to get people on your team and get them to do the work at the right times. Project resource management is how you do this. How T

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How to Successfully Execute a Plan

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to take that plan and execute it right. In Review – How to Successfully Execute a Plan. Jennifer noted that when you execute something, it means to carry it out, such as a plan or product, as in a work product.

Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

Cost estimation is the process that takes those factors into account, and calculates a budget that meets the financial commitment necessary for a successful project. Project cost estimation applies to everything from building a bridge to developing that new killer app.

Organizing for Customer Centricity

Speaker: Tatyana Mamut, Head of Product, Nextdoor

How to Make a Change Management Plan

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to create the right change management plan for your project. In Review – How to Make a Change Management Plan. Jennifer started by saying how important a change management plan is for a successful project. And how?

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. Your team knows there are opportunities to improve, but you don’t want to waste time on the wrong things. But how can I do that?” Click To Tweet.

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How to Structure a Team

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to structure teams to make them more creative, productive and efficient. In Review – How to Structure a Team. Why should you care about how a team is structured? What to Consider. So it’s time to reevaluate.

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

Gartner suggests that focusing on digital transformation is the best way to retain a competitive advantage and increase opportunities for growth. What are the pain points that come along with digital transformation and how do market leaders manage them?

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The Ultimate Guide to Easy Dashboards for Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

How do you get a quick overview of what is happening on your project? When deadlines seem to be zooming past at a frightening rate, and this is only one of several projects you are juggling at the same time, it can feel like you don’t have a grip on what’s happening on your project.

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How to Reduce Issues in Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

Project Scope Management includes the processes to ensure that the project includes all the work required, and only the work required, to complete the project successfully."

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How to Make a Contingency Plan

The use of contingency plans is widespread and applies to any business venture. Governments, for example, use them to prepare for disaster recovery or economic disruption. A contingency plan is set up to account for those disruptive events, so you’re prepared if and when they arrive.

How to Fund a Software Development Project

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. But greater flexibility generally requires a more skillful approach to governance and project management. Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide.

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How to Create SMART Goals

This set of criteria helps managers both recognize their goals and create a structural guide to achieve them. Doran titled, “There’s a SMART Way to Write Management’s Goals and Objectives.” The paper discussed objectives and how difficult, yet critical, it is to set them.

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How to Make a Scope Management Plan

That is how many projects fail. Yes, scope management is one more constraint a project manager must master, but then project managers love making plans to overcome challenges. Project scope is how a project’s goals and objectives are defined. How to Make a Scope Management Plan.

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

The project that creates your product is just the starter pistol in the long run to market. If you don’t have a plan to launch that product, then you’re jeopardizing your success. The product launch is one of the most crucial processes in any successful project.

How to Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

How many times have you experienced scope creep ? You continue to see changes to the requirements. Let's explore how to manage project scope. When we use the word "scope", it is helpful to specify the type of scope—product scope or project scope.

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How to Manage Your Team’s Workload

There’s a fine balance to be had between meddling in your team’s to-do lists and ensuring that the workload is equal and fair for everyone. One of the most critical parts of a manager’s job is to get that balance right. Using to Manage Workload.

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A Complete Guide to RACI/RASCI Charts

Girl's Guide to PM

At the end of this article there’s a link to download my free roles and responsibilities document template. Scroll to the bottom to get it. In this article I’ll give you everything you need to know about producing a RACI chart for your project. How To Produce A RACI Chart.

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Project Organization 101: How to Structure Your Project

The day to get organized is now, not later. A well-organized project ensures that everyone knows what’s expected of them, what their authority is and what they need to do. It provides the track on which to run a project. Project organization is a process.

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How to Manage Better with Transformational Leadership

And that’s what a transformational leader exploits; they lift themselves and their teams to higher levels of achievement. While most great leaders are naturally charismatic, you don’t have to have been born with transformational leadership qualities to develop them.

A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

Work in the dark and eventually you’re going to hit a wall. Without creating a nutritious soil for those seeds to take root and grow, they die unseen. An organization must tend to the garden of industry and care for the growth and prosperity of those great ideas.

How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Entering projects with little consideration to quality can be costly in numerous ways. Then, we will explore how to develop a practical quality management plan. Nobody likes missing deadlines due to rework. Click to Tweet.

9 Essential Project Documents (With Templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

That meant there were some key things missing from the project’s paperwork and the most important thing missing was who was going to pay for it. That was a bit of a headache to sort out. It will just make people weary of what admin is to come. RAAIDDC is harder to say, though.

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