Change management helps when implementing risk responses

Kiron Bondale

A student in a project management class I taught shared the concern that it was very hard for her to get risk responses implemented. 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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Perceptions on risk -- a perfect storm of problems.

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in ASK magazine for NASA, has a nice posting on risk perception. He reports on a study Risk ManagementThe messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Pedro C.

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Kill the messenger?

Musings on Project Management

Ribeiro, writing in NASA's ASK magazine, has a nice posting on risk perception. Risk ManagementThe messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Who's listening? Pedro C.

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PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? Let's compare the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) certifications.

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Winter Is Coming: Project Management Lessons from Game of Thrones

ProjectManager.com

Project managers can get pretty bruised by the lessons projects throw at us. But that’s good, because we can learn plenty of project management lessons from Game of Thrones and the world George RR Martin has created. And within this strife, lie numerous lessons that can be applied to project management. Lesson 4: You can identify the risks , but you need to prepare for multiple outcomes. Lesson 6: Be risk aware. But what has this to do with project management?

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New to Project Management – No Experience!

Arras People

I need a little advice; I changed my career path and decided on project management, I earned the CAPM because I don’t have formal experience – any suggestions on how to use transferable skills to my advantage? The first is can you use your new-found knowledge about project management in your current position or elsewhere in your current organisation. There are general five top areas; planning, reporting, methodology related, issues/risks/change and secretariat.

2018 141

Project Management Intuition: Why Some Have It and How You Can Get It

ProjectManager.com

So, there’s a lot of sense in letting your gut, or your intuition, inform your decisions when managing projects. Any serious project manager would do well to read his books. Any project manager might have an intuition about this or that topic. Another book every project manager should read is Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking, Fast and Slow. Developing Your Project Management Intuition. Browse the web for interesting articles, visit a museum or read a magazine.

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Project Management – Where to Find the Jobs

Arras People

Everyday dozens of new project management jobs are created and filled. Projects of all shapes and sizes need to be managed and in many cases that means hiring in a project professional (hurray!). For example: Arras People — Project and programme management roles (of course we’re going to plug it, come on!). Newspapers, trade magazines and professional journals often have dedicated job sections on their websites. Project Management Professional (PMP).

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Most of them already appear in our Comprehensive list of [22] Project Management Podcasts. How do People Consume Project Management Blogs? Churn in the Project Management Blogging World. Pro Project Manager.

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AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. Do you analyze backlogs and scope outlines for potential risks, or review estimates for commonly missed activities? This is the not too distant future of AI assisted project management. June was Technology month at Project Management.com, and there have been a few articles about AI taking away project management jobs. Likely a candidate for an AI takeover long before the project manager. (My

AI Assistants for Project Managers

Leading Answers

However, long before our jobs as project managers are taken, AI will help us. Do you analyze backlogs and scope outlines for potential risks, or review estimates for commonly missed activities? This is the not too distant future of AI assisted project management. June was Technology month at Project Management.com, and there have been a few articles about AI taking away project management jobs. Likely a candidate for an AI takeover long before the project manager. (My

Tips & Tools for Project Roadmaps

ProjectManager.com

Due to all of the minutia of a project, it’s easy for a project manager to get lost in the details, and lose track of the big picture. The last thing a project manager (or anyone leading a project) should do is blindly go forth; sometimes it’s necessary to pull over and ask directions. A roadmap is also not a project management tracker. Instead, a project management software is better designed for this daily task tracking.

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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. That can include radio, TV, newspaper and magazine advertisements. As stated earlier, you can’t change the date of your event, so you’ll want to be as prepared as possible for any risks or issues that may pop up on the day of your event. We have the tools to keep all the parts of your event, from managing vendors to promotions, organized.

How To Make Time for Professional Development

Girl's Guide to PM

The best project managers invest time in professional development. It might not always be easy, but continually learning is one of the sure-fire ways of staying on top of the trends in project and programme management. Below are some options for finding time to fit training into your working week, including how to collect those Professional Development Units project managers need to maintain your PMI credentials. Making Time to Study for a Project Management Certificate.

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Top 10 Project Management Blogs to Follow In 2019

Taskque

Project management has evolved from few basic principles into a domain of knowledge. Thankfully, many bloggers are helping project managers to stay updated with the latest tools, techniques, methodologies, processes and much more through their blogs. In this article, you will learn about 10 most popular project management blogs that every project manager must read in 2019. Informative and how to articles make it a blog that every project manager should bookmark.

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How to Manage People Who May Be Older Or Wiser Than You

Teamweek

I can’t remember the name of the women’s magazine now, but the article was directed at professionals who found themselves reporting to a much-younger new boss. When I started out in project management, I was so close in age to my team members that relating to them was easy. Then I was asked to orchestrate the 25th-anniversary issue of a major client’s magazine, and nearly half the people on my team were ten to 15 years older than me. Team Management

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Focusing on What Matters #IPMDay19

Girl's Guide to PM

This year, the theme of International Project Management Day is ‘Focusing on What Matters.’. So, what matters in project management? Risk management? Mike Belch, associate director at consultancy RSM, spoke to Project Magazine recently and was open about his experiences with stress. Every project management office or major project should have a mental health champion to make sure there are people who can be constantly looking for problems.

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Brilliant SMART Goal Examples for Managers

Teamweek

It stands for Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, and Timely, all criteria that managers need to strive for when they establish goals for their projects. These days, what differentiates a successful manager from an average one is their ability to create and set SMART goals. Let’s take a closer look at what that means, along with some SMART goal examples for managers. Have the manager submit sales totals at the end of each week. Be a Better Manager.

What Project Managers Can Learn from the Outdoor Enthusiast

LiquidPlanner

While the worlds may feel completely separate from one another, project managers and business leaders can learn a great deal from the adventure experts; our PMs for the outdoors. For the project manager, preparedness requires understanding where risks lie and being ready to address them should it become necessary. The gadgets you see in the magazines? The post What Project Managers Can Learn from the Outdoor Enthusiast appeared first on LiquidPlanner.

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15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Education PDUs are those earned from formal and informal learning across the three areas of the PMI Talent Triangle: Technical, Leadership and Strategic and Business Management skills. Leadership and Strategic and Business Management PDUs count for every certification you hold.

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15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

I colour-code the date column too, with red, amber and green to show whether the delivery is on track, at risk or needing serious management attention. I also have checklists as a reminder for the daily, weekly, monthly and annual project management tasks I should be doing. Read next: Overcoming poor communication in project management by dealing with interference. That includes: Newsletters Press releases Internal magazine articles Posters Flyers and leaflets Photos.

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12 Steps to Creating a Successful Project Scope

Scoro

This year’s State of Project Management Survey reveals that only 23% of organizations complete projects on time, with just 43% staying within budget. According to a 2018 report from the Project Management Institute , controlling the project’s scope is a universal top driver of success.

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Principle Based Management

Herding Cats

In that simple statement is the key to Principle Based Management of Other People’s money. †. The second school of thought involves “principle-based leadership/management”—that is, trusting people in leadership positions to make good decisions even without a rule to hide behind. Developing principle-based management processes doesn’t start with individuals. For example: In R ules Based Management , responsibility is usually the avoidance of some outcome.

Expert Tips on Lessons Learned [Video]

Girl's Guide to PM

I worked in safety reporting, and then I moved to change project management, and then I worked as a risk and value analyst on major project division within Network Rail. A lot of the time, I noticed that there’s this desire in the project management community to get things done. You talked a little bit about working major projects, and setting up a project right, and the value management side of things. Have that clearly agreed with the project management team.

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80+ Awesome Online Resources for Project Managers

Wrike

Where can you go to talk Gantt charts, work breakdown structures, and Agile workflows to your heart’s content with other project management aficionados? There’s a treasure trove of valuable information available online for anyone looking to sharpen their project management skills. . We’ve compiled a list of over 80 of the very best online resources for project managers, including online training sites, podcasts, ebooks, tools and templates, blogs, and more. .

Why do most projects fail?

Binfire

Forbes magazine also opined about the high rate of project failures recently. . The inexperience of the project managers? What is the opportunity cost of project management, you ask? This statement is by no means against using Agile project management. 2-Lack of experience by the project manager. Small projects may not need a project manager. But, for a good size project, an experienced project manager is a must. 4-Identify project risks.

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FedEx Project Manager Profile: Leigh Espy

Project Management Hacks

Leigh Espy, FedEx Project Manager. What is like to work as a project manager? In today’s article, you will hear directly from Leigh Espy about her journey into project management success at FedEx. For further insight on Leigh’s entry into project management, read her blog post: How I Made the Move to IT Project Management With No Technical Experience. In 2003, I managed a project to set up a new customer at my company’s data center.

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PMI Education Contact Hours and PDUs: Your Essential Guide

Online PM Courses

The PMI is currently the most widely used source of professional project management accreditation. The Project Management Institute, or PMI, is the largest professional body for project managers, and provides several tiers of accreditation for professional status. Educational Contact Hours are a measure of the formal time you spend learning project management as part of your preparation for a qualification. Project Management. Project Management Education.

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The Most Popular Project Management Hacks Articles of 2016

Project Management Hacks

Project Manager Salary: 4 Key Insights To Earn $100,000 Per Year. Many readers are interested in earning more money as a project manager. This article answers tells how to put the odds in your favor to earn $100,000 per year in project management. Conflict Management Techniques From the PMBOK Guide. In this article, I explain the fundamental techniques for managing conflicts. As project managers, you are changing the organization.

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Project Management Lessons from the Pluto Flyby (Work Management Roundup)

Wrike

Now that it’s Friday once again, we’re here to deliver the best reads on managing work and teams. This week, we give you articles on long-term planning, team motivation, a 15-minute productivity routine, and tools for learning as well as managing a small business. Tips for managers of every kind. More Work Management Must-Reads. 50 Motivational Twitter Accounts Every Manager Should Be Following (Eden Springs): Quote lovers, rejoice!

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Clarifying Misconceptions of the Big Launch

Girl's Guide to PM

What really works might surprise you – it’s definitely something to work on when you are thinking about positive project risk! In a Forbes magazine story eight years later, reviewing WordPress’s early history, author J. You'll also like: Launch of Project Management in the Real World! The Science of Growth [Book Review] Do you work in a startup, or digital project management? Do you think that your project should have a ‘launch’ event?

2016 204

How to Promote Accountability in the Workplace Without Driving People Insane

Teamweek

My team was supposed to produce a special anniversary issue of a client’s magazine. Employees want their coworkers and managers to be held accountable if they don’t meet job or project expectations. You see, I liked confrontation only slightly more than he did, and risked a critical project as a result. Giving feedback is one of the most important things you do as a manager. Use project management tools that involve shared resources, such as calendars and timelines.

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How to Create an Innovative Project Team

LiquidPlanner

They read blogs and trade magazines, attend conferences and trade shows and spend time with other teams who they might learn from and get inspired by. Forward-thinking teams are aware of the world around them and willing to take risks; they know how to move on from mistakes and keep executing until they hit on a new market need or improve on an existing one. Featured Project Management Teams Tips

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

Managing incoming work requests aren’t black and white. Lax communication might work well for smaller teams, but as business scales, you need a project intake request process that helps you manage both your current and incoming work properly. Leaders need to be able to manage both their current workload and project requests. Move work intake requests from IMs, emails, and chats into one funnel within your work management tool.

3 Biggest Causes Of Project Failure

Ganttic

According to the research done by Project Management Institute , more projects are actually failing and it’s causing us to lose time and money. However, the analysis of the two incidents shows that both of them could have been avoided using the same resource management and project leading principles. Regardless, what happened wasn’t solely the case of poor risk management. Experts must have a way to communicate with the managers. Project failure.

2018 73

Startup Growth – How to Achieve Consistent Growth Without Sacrificing Quality

Teamweek

Do you imagine a day when your face is on the front cover of Forbes or Time magazine? . As a startup owner or manager, your goal is to grow your business as quickly as possible without sacrificing quality. Founders use little money and take great risks to get going. From being adaptable to excelling at time management, these qualities are a necessity for the startup to stay in business and continue growing as a company. . Manage Your Time Properly.

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How to Stay Relevant At Work (Hint: It’s Called Upskilling)

Teamweek

According to a study by Training Magazine , U.S. Managers don’t want to lose their best employees to the competition. Staying relevant can reduce your risk of being laid off or, if you are ‘downsized’, make it easier for you to find another job more quickly. If you are employed in a high-risk environment, such as manufacturing or defense, you can learn in a safe setting and avoid the risk of a training accident.

2019 40

The Urge to Strangle(The Strangler Pattern)

Leading Agile

Business agility means having the capability to “turn on a dime” at low cost and with low risk, to drive innovation, respond to market changes, and overcome the competition. Mid-level IT managers compete to get their projects approved and funded. The “project” mentality all but guarantees managers will always build a canoe, and no one will volunteer to build the bridge. Unofficial IT’s risks and costs. Personal Management Portal.

2018 80

Why to Use Resource Planning Software

Ganttic

That may seem strange, but even the trip to the store and managing of a great corporation have something in common. Is it possible to manage your job without it? Each variation of “homemade” tools lead to a greater risk of human error, redundant work, file overwrites, multiple versioning etc. Started her career as a journalist in 1996, worked for various national newspapers and magazines.

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Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The planned uncertainty not only needs to decrease over time passing, but this reduction diminishes any impacts of risk on the decision-making processes. Rather than update Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq (Updated) again, let me provide a bibliography of papers describing the origins of the Cone and it's use in the management of Programs. That is an Immutable Principle of good project management. Remember Risk Management is How Adults Manage Projects - Tim Lister.

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