Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT). Utilizing Big Data and infrastructural management software is key

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

2016 412

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.) But "plan" may also mean putting in place the infrastructure for L.L. - What Lessons Learned Processes have you used - or has it mostly been unstructured?

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process


The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process. Infrastructure.

4 Step Guide to Simplifing your Portfolio Definition Process


The portfolio definition process is where you define the terms, scope, catergorization and scoring of your portfolio and gain agreement on your basic portfolio model. Here a 4 steps that will help you simplify this process. Infrastructure.

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?


Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration. Are you managing the kind of large projects that demand that you put professional processes and documentation into action?

How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

It enables the recovery and continuation of critical technology, infrastructure and systems. Review this process regularly. It enables the recovery or continuation of critical technology, infrastructure, and systems. And what’s the process in order that we restore.

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

1) How certified is your PMO or PM infrastructure? How Certified and is Your PMO or PM Infrastructure and How Effective is the Leadership? Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. This time I'd like to look at two things.

PMO 144

Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

After identifying all the possible barriers to remote project management, as well as some of the possible solutions, your business should further analyze and document the readiness of your teams, processes and technologies. The business model and infrastructure. Do the existing infrastructure and technologies offer the needed capabilities for remote connectivity? How adaptable are the people, processes, and technologies, especially during times of sudden change?

2016 217

Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

It houses the communications infrastructure and whatever tech is needed for the project. The first thing to do is figure out where the project office should be, and then make sure that the infrastructure there is properly set up with the right project management office tools and equipment.

10 Places to Get Free Project Management Templates

Girl's Guide to PM

We'll process your data in accordance with our privacy policy. Infrastructure & Projects Authority assurance templates. The Infrastructure & Projects Authority (IPA) arranges and manages project assurance reviews for the UK governments’ complex and high risk projects.

2019 418

Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

An integrated management system is a framework of processes and standards. Focus on process. If a company is unable to change to stay competitive and adapt management infrastructure in order to adopt and thrive in these changing environs, then the company is not staying competitive.

2019 350

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

Quality control is more concerned with quality earlier in the project process. This provides a systematic measurement and comparison with a standard, along with a monitory of processes and a feedback loop to make sure no errors pass through production.

2018 372

How to Make a Scope Management Plan

Scope helps not only with the boundaries of the project, but with who will be responsible for the tasks that make up the project and the process that will be applied to make sure everything is done correctly and approved. Controlling and monitoring those processes.

IT Audit: Definition & Quick Guide

An information technology audit is therefore an official examination of the IT infrastructure, policies and operations of an organization. Information Processing Facilities: Verifies that process is working correctly, timely and accurately, whether in normal or disruptive conditions.

2019 306

Resource Management in Projects: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article, I’ll show you what project resource management is, set out a simple process to do it, describe the tools to help and give you tips to overcome some of the common issues. The Project Resource Management Process. Projects are done by people.

2019 399

Is a PMO the Right Strategic Plan

Brad Egeland

Projects happen no matter what your office infrastructure looks like. ​ The question is, do you need a Project Management Office (PMO) wrapped around the process of running these initiatives, projects, engagements or tasks? Does the organization need a more formal process in place to be a central repository for the leadership of those projects? Whether you have a PMO or just one or more project managers or even no true defined project managers, projects still happen.

PMO 91

Stories about Stories in Agile Development


The process is a complex one with many stakeholders involved over months, sometimes years. In this process, written requirements with written words are many times inadequate, sometimes even inaccurate, and most of the time said requirements don’t convey the real intent.

Agile 97

Half Agile Isn’t Real Transformation

Leading Agile

Tech Infrastructure != I’m including all IT resources “in front of” the API layer in the organization’s technical infrastructure. Dividing your transformation initiative along the seams of the technical infrastructure will often be a suboptimal approach.

Agile 124

How to Get Into Project Management: 5 PMs Share Their Stories

Girl's Guide to PM

As a new project manager it helped me to become familiar with the elements of a project and formalise my processes and documentation. My degree helped me understand how systems and infrastructure fit together.

2018 408

PPM Benefits for the Project Management Office

Arras People

Project Portfolio Management (PPM) is the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used by project managers and project management offices (PMOs) to analyze and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics.”.

2018 217

7 Logical Fallacies That Can Harm Your Decision Making (With Examples)

People act on their feelings, and feelings are fleeting, which means that we’re constantly shifting positions and getting nowhere in the process. How can logical fallacies harm your decision-making process? Logic appears to have been thrown out the window nowadays.

2018 410

Best Program Management Tools for Managers

By knowing the parts that make up the whole of the process, you can then better determine which tools can help you out as you move through each of these stages. Infrastructure: allocating resources of the program.

2019 195

How to Scale Methodology for Your IT Project


In the following examples, team leaders probably should check with IT Security, Architecture and the Infrastructure teams while moving through a project. Much like tailoring a suit, the process leadership and project teams work together to apply the processes that best fit the project.

2017 101

The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Project Portfolio Management – or PPM - is the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used by project managers and project management offices to analyze and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics.

2019 153

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. And the process for creating a robust risk management culture within your project can apply equally if you get a chance to influence your wider organization. Share your processes and tools.

Risk 135

4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

Only 34% said that their PMO had good repeatable processes, procedures and templates in place to help them do their jobs well. And not just a PPM tool, you need the right PPM tool for your organization, your types of projects, and your overall PM infrastructure needs.

PMO 134

5 Key Steps to Successful Project Management


Build the project infrastructure based on the problem that needs solving. The project plan should contain performance measures and any process changes that need to take place and who and what will these changes impact. Managing your first project can be daunting.

2017 195

2017 Project Management Trends To Watch

Girl's Guide to PM

With big data processing capabilities, your software could sift through the estimates and actuals, and then flag the three team members with the worst record for getting their estimates right so that you can appropriately challenge them.

2017 336

What Can 2018 Tell Us About the Services Industry in 2019?


According to responses, the most common processes that service businesses planned to implement in 2018 were: Project dashboards that included project overview and history. The services industry saw many changes and trends across 2018 – some expected and others surprising.

2019 118

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

The following audit objectives are explored: Auditing agile versus waterfall : To ensure management has adequate controls for decisions regarding the choice of approach for projects (agile/waterfall/hybrid approach) and has established the governance and infrastructure to support these approaches.

Is Joining a PMO the Right Career Move for You?


Project managers wonder where the PMO fits in their career as many project managers are rewarded with more projects and higher complexity and scope—not detours into process, methodology, and compliance. Improve the process and methodology with PM techniques that really work.

PMO 106

What Is Cloud Storage, and How Are Innovative Companies Using It?

The service simplifies the process to make case preparation often take half the time it would on paper. Through cloud infrastructure, they were able to meet this demand. Everybody’s head is in the cloud nowadays. The phrase has shifted its meaning, however.

3 Arguments for a Project Management Office (PMO)?

Brad Egeland

​I believe it is wise that every organization – especially those that are more technical in nature – have a project management infrastructure.

2016 111

Issue Log - Template for Prince2 and Agile


Managing a project is a complex process, which many liken to a tightrope act: the PM (Project Manager) must keep their balance while taking into consideration all the variables, tasks and the influence of all the team members and stakeholders. What is an Issue Log?

The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

In the UK the Infrastructure and Projects Authority, reports that less than half of their projects had a green or amber/green rating upon delivery. You are probably as familiar with the statistics of failing projects as I am.

BrightWork Project and Portfolio Management Software for SharePoint*


Using templates ensures that projects are started the right way every time, and that the entire organization is using the same repeatable project management processes. The PRM Template follows a simple “submit, rank, review” process for the managing the new project pipeline.

2019 87

Agile Team Transitions Are Not Always Textbook


Provide the business process knowledge and requirements subject matter expert. Manages the project management processes to successfully deliver the project – initiation, planning, execution, monitor, control and close. Infrastructure lead.

2017 98

Risk Assessment for Information Security

Brad Egeland

This is essentially the “what” of the process, and it includes ISO requirements, qualitative risk, and quantitative risk analysis methods. Solution accelerators help with communications, collaboration, and infrastructure management.