Influencing the eternal optimism of a delivery team

Kiron Bondale

Teams which don’t use feedback loops with their products and their processes should not consider themselves to be very agile. When I teach agile fundamentals classes, I frequently emphasize the importance of inspection and adaptation.

Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video]

Project Risk Coach

In this video, Colin Gautrey shares his insights on how to influence stakeholders. The post Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video] appeared first on If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here.

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. 7 Steps for an Effective Decision-Making Process. You plan your projects , so why shouldn’t you plan your decision-making process?

People deliver projects; not processes

Ron Rosenhead

Now I know from discussions with groups that projects rarely fail to deliver for ‘process’ reasons – not completing a template fully or missing out a step in the project management life cycle. People deliver projects not processes.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

Beginner’s Guide to Project Management Process


Project Management Process Skill (Tools and Techniques). Project Management Process in divided into 5 Process Groups. These groups are further bifurcated in 10 Knowledge Areas and 47 Project Management Processes. These Process Groups are: Initiating.

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

But as the size of the organization increases and stakes get higher, control partners emerge to influence not only what but how production occurs. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management improving project management PM compliance issues Process compliance stupidity

Improve the Resource Planning Process & Spend Less Time on Email


Some have put the blame on the vast number of incoming emails, others say that while the latter might have an influence, it’s heavily mediated by what is perceived to be effective or preferred email communication.

Government Lessons in People Over Process

Leading Answers

Something I was not aware of at the time is how the career development process works within the government. Opportunities to influence the change initiative. The project went much smoother after these changes and it taught me an important lesson in never trying to introduce a process or practice without considering the people elements first. My first opportunity to create and run a large agile team did not start well.

How to Influence Personal Productivity of Your Team Members


Since people are the driving force of the entire system and the processes heavily depend on their performance, the lack of productivity is usually caused by human factor. Managing collective workload as well as your own can be a real challenge.

Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive


In this way, this process helps in delivering the right product. Organizational Influences and Project Life Cycle PMP adaptive life cycle life cycle pmp Predictive Life Cycle project life cycleAll projects across industries follow a life cycle approach.

10 Reasons the Change Management Process Fails (and How You Can Succeed)


The work you’re doing when instituting a change in process or organizational principles is tantamount to changing the course of a river. Many change management processes fail because simple logistical or tactical details were overlooked, or the team wasn’t properly equipped.

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

Herding Cats

This randomness comes from the underlying uncertainties (Epistemic and Aleatory) in the processes found in the development of the software. Macroeconomics is the study of how people make decisions influenced by tax rates, interest rates, foreign policy, and trade policy.

PMP interview Questions


What are organizational influences? Are there any positive aspects of the risk identification process? Did you take any initiative for process improvement plans in your projects? Domain Based. What is a baseline, how is it use while creating project management plan? Explain with examples. What is a project charter? Is project manager involved in the creation of a project charter? What is a project, how is it different from a program, and a portfolio?

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Use and Misuse of Statistics of Process Improvement Studies

Herding Cats

There are several studies on how software development can be improved by applying various process. Some studies have very large data sets, with analysis of each process and the differences between the processes. Here's a checklist for the steps needed to produce a credible answer to - Is there any difference between one process or another process for improving the outcomes of a process. Were the important concomitant processes also measured?

Is your methodology a melting pot or a tapestry?

Kiron Bondale

Each might have their own distinct intake process which they use to receive and analyze project requests and they are also very likely to have some unique informational and control needs. Tagged: improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Stakeholder analysis , work intake.

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


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.

How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

Project Risk Coach

At any given time, an individual may exert their influence and cause disruption to your project. How and when should we use our interpersonal skills to engage and influence stakeholders ? Influence. Is their influence low or high? Influence/Impact Grid.

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What Is Stakeholder Theory?

They are often active, and they can have a positive or negative influence depending on their actions. Stakeholders can influence everything and everyone in a project or organization, including senior management, project leaders, team members, customers, users and many others.

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The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)


So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again.

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Top 5 Leadership Theories

Jennifer defined it as a process whereby a person influences a group of individuals to achieve a common goal. Transactional leaders are those who influence others by what they offer in exchange for their help.

What Does Y=f(x) Mean? How to Use This Powerful Six Sigma Formula

They know that there are formulas that must be used to solve certain business and process problems. We’ll show you how to use this formula in concert with your project management tools and processes when managing initiatives and outcomes. Some people look at math and shut down.

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The Best 53 Project Management Blogs You Should Be Reading

Paymo App

Influence – We considered Moz’s Domain Authority (DA) to predict how a website can rank on Google’s SERP. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence. Influence.

Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

It must positively influence all aspects of a business, including revenue, cost and risk. An integrated management system is a framework of processes and standards. Focus on process. A process of change must be applied quickly and efficiently in order for Okapi to thrive.

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What You Need for a Great Project Charter

Project Risk Coach

Think about it—in the project charter process, project sponsors and managers have the opportunity to engage key stakeholders for the express purpose of defining the vision of a project. Not everyone, mind you, but we do want the key stakeholders involved in the project charter process.

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All knowledge areas are important but some are more important than others

Kiron Bondale

One reason for this is that knowing who your key stakeholders are as well as understanding their attitudes towards and influence over your project are key inputs into many of the processes from all of the other knowledge areas.

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What Is Corporate Governance & How Can it Impact My Project?

Those standards and practices are called corporate governance, and they are going to influence your project. Corporate governance is a system of rules, practices and processes that are used by a corporation to direct and control its actions.

7 Ways to Sell Agile to Project Stakeholders


Whether you’re making the move to Agile project management in your development group or creating an Agile process for your in-house project management methodology, chances are you’re going to have to sell this change to executives in your organization.

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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. Understanding you can influence your own team and company.

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You will need all types

Lynne Cazaly

We often default to our preferred way of communicating to influence, engage and bring people up to speed. ’ In this world of cultural and linguistic diversity, and different ways of processing information, it serves us and them to pause before barrelling on with information. communication diversity engagement influence leadershipYou might like tables and spreadsheets, but other people don’t.

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The 7 Best Blog Posts on Project Management in 2018

One such is Six Sigma, which is used to improve the quality of an output in a process. It’s a way to continuously achieve stability and predictable results from a process. Project Management Processes & Phases. Project management is thriving.

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What is a Stakeholder in Project Management?


A 3-part stakeholder management process for keeping everyone happy. Create and enforce transparent processes for communication. A 3-part stakeholder management process for keeping everyone happy. Who wants to influence this project (positively or negatively)?

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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable. Like anything else, SCM didn’t show up fully formed but was influenced by other disciplines.

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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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Stakeholder-led Project Management [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

In these projects, stakeholders are identified and communicated with in the ‘normal’ way, but their power and influence is relatively low. The final type of project at the other end of the continuum is where stakeholders have a lot of power and influence over the project.

2016 385

10 Best Project Management Quotes

There are outside influences that will impact it, not to mention the project is executed by people, and people are notoriously difficult to place in box. The key to successful leadership today is influence not authority.” – Kenneth Blanchard. Projects are a process.

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10 Project Constraints That Endanger Your Project’s Success

Hence, it’s important to know all possible constraints, their influences on each other and the project management tools that address those constraints. Applying FMEA will help you prioritize and control risks while involving your team in the process. Fast, cheap or good — choose two.

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8 Ways You Can Better Respond to Unrealistic Demands

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey, an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years. He is the creator of the Stakeholder Influencing Masterclass. Review your approach to influencing stakeholders.

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The 4 Essential Agile Tools for Agile Teams

But even as the debate rages on in the PM community, the use of agile has moved out of the software development ghetto and has influenced how projects in many industries are managed. Agile is a way of working that comes from software development.

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