Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

Managing that work process is called logistics management. Without logistics management, the many phases of any product will quickly fall into a chaotic mess. If you’re not familiar with logistics management, don’t panic. What Is Logistics Management? Logistics management is a detailed process of organizing and implementing an operation. Logistics management is a subset of the larger supply chain management. Different Types of Logistics Management.

Working from Home at Appfluence: Logistics

Appfluence

Logistics is the management of the details of an operation. In this final part of a three-part series, we discuss the logistics our team has in place to make things run smoothly. The logistics. Logistics: Hit the floor running. The post Working from Home at Appfluence: Logistics appeared first on Priority Matrix Productivity Many Appfluence staff members work from home for most of the year.

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Project Management Career Q&A – Sharing Sensitive Information

Arras People

In your resume you start with the company name and then make it clear that the project was of a sensitive nature but you should be able to share the headline of what the project nature was – was it IT, logistics, defence, justice etc. I’m working in a security sensitive organisation and the projects I manage also require security clearance to work on them. I’m looking for a new position and want to update my resume but I’m unsure how I can do that without sharing sensitive information.

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How to Plan an Event

ProjectManager.com

Venue: The event has to take place somewhere, and that involves logistics management , food and beverages as well as the décor. This will again involve contracts, marketing and logistics. So we have to plan out everything regarding the location, the logistics of that location, food, and beverage, and decorations there. Need to know how to plan an event? If you’re planning a big event like a conference, we can help you successfully plan, structure and lay it out.

Professions in Project Management (#3) – The Supply Chain Manager

Inloox

In general, though, it is a matter of coordinating and optimizing logistics chains. The supply chain manager is a consultant and strategic planner who develops and manages all logistical goods flows across companies and must be able to react quickly and flexibly. This is what a Supply Chain Manager needs: It is best to start by earning a Bachelor’s degree in either Business, Finance, Engineering, or Logistics and Supply Chain.

What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

We will need to know about this and how we can harness digital assets to streamline infrastructure, logistics and data tracking on projects. What is the future of project management?

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Announcing Supported Study Groups

Leading Answers

Logistics : I plan on running several groups concurrently with the weekly Zoom calls at different times, so we should be able to accommodate different time zones. I am piloting a new program for anyone wanting to study for and obtain their PMI-ACP credential. It is a small group, 8-week online book-club / self-study program. Read one chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week. Join me for a one-hour Zoom call to review topics and ask any questions you may have.

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Scrum Master Responsibilities: What Does a Scrum Master Do?

Project Bliss

She’ll handle the logistics for the Sprint Planning session. She sets up all the meetings for the sprint and handles the meeting logistics. The activities the Scrum Master might help with include scheduling the meeting and handling logistics. Are you thinking of taking on a Scrum Master role? Do you know what the Scrum Master responsibilities are?

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5 Things Marketers Should Do Before the 2020 Holiday Season

Workamajig

A couple of more things to keep in mind: Consult your logistics partners before planning sale events. It not only fixes logistics issues but also helps save on shipping - crucial in this value-driven shopping season.

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How Did Project Management Skills Prepare Us for the New Normal?

LiquidPlanner

Creating some new method of delivering instruction becomes a logistical hazard of scheduling, staffing, planning, and measuring deliverables.

2020 114

An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

ProjectManager.com

Then there’s the logistics of taking the finished product from one place to another. It is made up of bits and pieces of industrial engineering, systems engineering, logistics management , operations management, procurement , information technology and marketing. Supply chain management (SCM) is the discipline that manages supplies and processes through all of the stages of a project, product or business deliverable.

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The Role of the Project Coordinator

ProjectManager.com

They are the next in the chain of command and do a lot of the logistics for managing the project. Sometimes functional leads or project managers need help managing projects. That’s where project coordinators come in. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains their role further. Here’s a shot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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Backlog Review (Nulab – 2019)

Girl's Guide to PM

If you work in a different setting, there’s still scope for you to make use of the tool, and the company website has case studies from a number of industries including retail, logistics, financial services and others, so it definitely translates to other industries. Backlog (from Nulab) is a project management tool for prioritising and tracking work. This is a review of the product using my laptop and Chrome browser, and my iPad with Safari, in June 2019. General Information.

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Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers

ProjectManager.com

Being able to deal with the logistics and technical aspects of a project are but two of three pillars that support a well-rounded project manager. What are soft skills and why do project managers need them to lead a project to a successful end? All those questions and more are answered by Jennifer Bridges, PMP, in this project management training video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – Critical Soft Skills for Project Managers.

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Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Project Bliss

And the Scrum Master will handle many administrative activities such as planning and arranging logistics for ceremonies as part of supporting the team. . Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait. You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option.

2017 183

How will you handle hybrid

Lynne Cazaly

It raises questions, combinations and tricky logistical situations. Microsoft , Atlassian , Google , Slack and Square announced recently that their people could forever work from home if they wanted to. They’ve set a precedent and trend for other companies to follow. The reality of a HYBRID work force means you’ll begin to have a mix of where people are for every meeting, workshop, team and project.

Top 10 Variables of a Simple Project Management Software

nTask

Logistics Management: Logistics management essentially deals with the flow and storage of goods, both during and after manufacturing. It is important to understand here that when it comes to manufacturing business, logistics management is one of the most critical aspects which need to be dealt with utmost accuracy. Expecting to nail logistics without going for a project management software is a mistake you don’t want to make.

Procurement management: Your guide to securing project resources

Moira Alexander

It requires the ability to negotiate contracts effectively and to understand a range of products and services, not to mention supply chain logistics. For any project manager, procurement management is vital to meeting your project goals on time. Here is an overview of procurement management basics that will help you successfully support the goals and deliverables of your projects.

2020 131

5 Tips for Using Scrum Boards

ProjectManager.com

They help the team optimize their transparency and delivery flow, but also schedule the resources, whether people or logistical. A scrum board is a critical tool for successfully practicing its namesake, the agile framework, scrum. If you’re unfamiliar, scrum is useful for teams that work on complex, adaptive problems. It gives them the tools they need to stay productive and creative while developing deliverables of high quality.

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5 Tips for Organizational Transformation Under the COVID-19 New Normal

Brad Egeland

Examples are functional – sales, logistics, production, operations – and organizational – leadership, technology, processes, management systems.

2020 107

Inverted Classrooms

Leading Answers

Trying or organize group work outside of class when people are busy can be a logistical nightmare, now everyone should be available to take part in group work during the regularly scheduled class times. It combines Goldilocks pace (not too slow, not too fast) along with engaging group activities without the logistics issue of scheduling busy learners. My last article on why We Should All be Learners explained how today’s knowledge worker projects are all about learning effectively.

2017 78

Seven Future Trends in Project Management

LiquidPlanner

This brings many benefits, not least an end to the traveling, logistic and other administrative costs. In this milestone 50th year for the Project Management Institute it’s natural to want to look back at the significant trends have shaped the project management profession over the last five decades, namely globalization of the discipline, and the explosion of methods, techniques and practices being applied to projects.

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Resource Leveling 101: Master this PM Technique

ProjectManager.com

In short, it could negatively affect your logistics management. There are only so many resources in the world—and for a particular project. Every project task takes a resource that must adhere to the project schedule, budget, etc. And as that project unfolds, you may encounter challenges and unexpected events that force you to rethink your resource allocation. Resource leveling can help you effectively redistribute your resources without affecting your project timeline.

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Inverted Classrooms

Leading Answers

Trying or organize group work outside of class when people are busy can be a logistical nightmare, now everyone should be available to take part in group work during the regularly scheduled class times. It combines Goldilocks pace (not too slow, not too fast) along with engaging group activities without the logistics issue of scheduling busy learners. My last article on why We Should All be Learners explained how today’s knowledge worker projects are all about learning effectively.

2017 73

How to Make a Risk Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

Many risks can be divvied up into categories, like technical or organizational, and listed out by specific sub-categories like technology, interfaces, performance, logistics, budget, etc. You identify them, record them, monitor them and plan for them: risks are an inherent part of every project. Some risks are bound to become problem areas—like executing a project over the holidays and having to plan the project timeline around them.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Frank Kendall Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics. The first responsibility of the key leaders in the acquisition workforce is to think. Quotes

Project Success in COVID Times: Why Virtual Teams Work

Brad Egeland

With a virtual team you aren't tying your selves down with travel – everyone can be available throughout without needing to worry about location and airlines and logistics. I have long been a fan of virtual teams and remote project management. Nearly all projects I've delivered on since 2006 have been using virtual teams and every project I've delivered on in that timeframe has been as a remote project manager. The bottom line is it works, works well, and I'm living proof of that.

2020 82

Best Strategies for Virtual Team Management

Brad Egeland

First off, let me state that I really, really believe that remote project management I is a great solution for most projects. It has worked extremely well for me for the past 10 years or so. But I know it’s not for everyone. Remote project management, while often a sensible and cost-effective approach to managing many standard projects, is definitely not without its challenges. In fact, just in terms of communication, leadership, and relationships it can become very challenging.

Innovation in project management: Inspiration from Dubai

Susanne Madsen

Not only that, Dubai’s goal is to consistently be ranked amongst the top 5 global centres for trade, logistics, tourism and finance. Dubai is also rewarding innovation in project management At DIPMF I found the panel discussions about renewable energy and logistics the most fascinating (Dubai is investing heavily in solar power) but the awards ceremony for innovation in project management was also noteworthy.

Preparing for a Project Management Interview

Arras People

Think about the logistical questions – location, client sites, when are they looking to get people onboard etc. So you have perfected your CV and secured yourself an interview. If you’re feeling slightly nervous, that’s good, after all, if you didn’t feel some nerves you wouldn’t be human! This post is all about making sure the nerves don’t get the better of you and more importantly how you can prepare to do well in your project management interview.

2018 211

Six Common Project Management Milestone Mistakes – and How to Avoid Them

Clarizen

In addition to being a logistical headache, this error often makes smaller projects — or phases within projects — seem larger than they truly are, which triggers procrastination (i.e. Milestones have been a basic staple on the project management landscape for, well, forever.

2018 147

Inverted Classrooms

Leading Answers

Trying or organize group work outside of class when people are busy can be a logistical nightmare, now everyone should be available to take part in group work during the regularly scheduled class times. It combines Goldilocks pace (not too slow, not too fast) along with engaging group activities without the logistics issue of scheduling busy learners. My last article on why We Should All be Learners explained how today’s knowledge worker projects are all about learning effectively.

2017 60

12 Steps to Creating a Successful Project Scope

Scoro

Constraints come in many forms, from logistical and financial to legal and political. This year’s State of Project Management Survey reveals that only 23% of organizations complete projects on time, with just 43% staying within budget.

2020 81

Strategies for Virtual Project Team Management – Part 1 by Brad Egeland

MindGenius

Add in the rogue developer who is looking to become a one-man team, the business analyst who significant expertise in other technologies but is ‘learning’ a new one while helping lead your implementation, or the documentation specialist who is spread too thin across eight different projects but resides 1,500 miles away from you and you can see how certain logistical issues can really impact your projects if you don’t learn to deal with each one of them methodically and carefully.

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Proggio essence – Real life example of the “New Normal”

Proggio

The workstream structure is unique to Proggio and helps you see how Operations activity (for example) is planned alongside logistics, IT and marketing.

2020 52

What Is a Project Analyst?

ProjectManager.com

They often have many moving parts that need to work together, and the logistics can be like a knot. Projects can be complex endeavors. That’s why distinct project management roles are adopted, so everyone isn’t pulling in different directions at once. The project manager is responsible for bringing the project in on time and within budget, but there is a team of people who help steer that big ship successfully to port, often working collaboratively via project management software.

2018 210

Learning and Development

Lynne Cazaly

Sure, a calendar works for availability, logistics and managing budget). L&D: does it stand for learning and development or long and drawn-out. Is it time for L&D to be more responsive, to lead the way in agility, experiments and lean solutions? I was speaking with an L&D team about running my ‘ish' workshop for the organisation - where people learn to challenge perfectionist tendencies and work until it's 'good enough', working in increments and iterations.

Agile Release Train (ART)

Digite

The RTE is responsible for ensuring the required stakeholders attend the two-day event and that all the logistics for the successful completion of the event are in place. The concept of Agile Release Train is central to understanding the constructs of SAFe and to implement them. So, what is an ART? Is it a set of teams working in tandem with each other following a common release calendar and Sprint timeline?

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18 Critical Success Factors for All Project Work

Herding Cats

From "Key Success Drivers for Large High-Technology Projects: Prediction and Practice," Phil Crosby (CSIRO, Australia) in Management Science, Logistics, and Operations Research , John Wang. Their rankings and percentage impact on project success. Project management (PM) control & execution systems in place, with robust policies, planning, procedures, document control, audit, etc - 23.87%.

Behind The Scenes: Conferences From An Exhibitor’s Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

Logistics-wise, our smartest decision was to print all the materials in the UK, so we didn’t have to carry the heavy packages. I’ve always known the APM Conference is quite a draw. This year it attracted hundreds of delegates and a range of exhibitors, including Dimitar Janevski, who flew over from Macedonia to be on the Seavus stand with his colleagues. I caught up with him to find out what it was like being an exhibitor at a project management conference.

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