Strategic Planning in Business

ProjectManager.com

That’s why smart businesses plan for the future as best they can through strategic planning. By planning strategically for the future, a business can anticipate potential unknowns and embark on a journey where they’re most likely to achieve their goals. What Is a Strategic Plan?

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Project Planning for Beginners

ProjectManager.com

Project planning is one of the foundational pillars that supports the practice of project management. In Review – Project Planning for Beginners. Project planning is very important in any project, Jennifer said. Why do you feel you should have done a better job at planning?

How to Plan a Webinar

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you everything you need to know to plan a webinar. In Review – How to Plan a Webinar. As when planning any project , Jennifer noted that the first step is to go through the who, what, when, where, why and how of the webinar. Have a Backup Plan.

25 of the Best Planning Quotes

ProjectManager.com

It seems that people have been writing about planning for as long as people have been writing. No enterprise, whether it’s assembling the space shuttle or getting dinner on the table, is done well without a plan. He’s referring to the necessity of including risk in any thorough plan. “By

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day

How to Make a Contingency Plan

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard the phrase, “Always have a Plan B.” ” Well, “Plan B” is just common vernacular for what’s known as a contingency plan. The use of contingency plans is widespread and applies to any business venture.

How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to make a disaster recovery plan. In Review – How to Make a Disaster Recovery Plan. Disasters happen, Jennifer said, but recovery must be planned. Just like any plan, a disaster recovery plan is made up of pieces.

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The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Warning – do not use the same plan for every project. Work with your team to right-size your risk management plan. The risk management plan should be commensurate with the size and complexity of your project. For large, complex projects, the plan may be much longer.

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Capacity Planning: The Secret to Successful Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Not that long ago, a project manager – who, for the purposes of this article has asked to remain anonymous – was planning out Phase 2 of her project. She produced a project plan and resource plan, and kept timesheets so she could justify why she was doing so many hours on this project.

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How to Make a Change Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

A change management plan can be the difference between project success and failure. 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. What Makes Up a Change Management Plan?

Turning Metrics into Dollars: How to Turn Your Analytics Data into a Real Financial Model for your Startup

Speaker: Tristan Kromer, Lean Agile Coach, Kromatic

Some teams struggle to constantly optimize conversion rates without understanding the financial impact of those conversion rates. Sometimes that 0.1% increase isn't worth the engineering time we're spending! You'll learn: How to turn basic dashboard metrics into a financial model.

How to Develop a Quality Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at the project risks when there is no quality management plan. The Quality Management Plan. Before we discuss the quality management plan, let’s get our arms around the concept of quality. What is a Quality Management Plan?

Project Start-Up: The Plan for a Plan

Project Health Check

Du ring the Project Start-up and planning phase, projects will execute detailed planning processes to produce a Performance Measurement Baseline of Cost/Schedule/Scope and an associated Project Management Plan. Project Planning

Plan A (or B, C, D)

Musings on Project Management

There is always Plan A: "Do nothing" This is actually different from "do no harm"; do-no-harm could be Plan B Following that theme, sticking with Plan A could actually be harmful. thus, Plan B could be not only less harmful but also could be essential for limiting harm So, presume there is always Plan A, and good management principles say: there should be a Plan B What about Plan C. planning

Why You Need a Reliable Business Continuity Plan

ProjectManager.com

What percentage of those businesses have developed a business continuity plan is unclear, but one thing is certain: it’s better to have one than not. What Is a Business Continuity Plan? Why Do I Need a Business Continuity Plan? How to Create a Reliable Business Continuity Plan.

Overcoming Annual Planning with Adaptability

Arras People

At its heart, this issue involves innovating to overcome cumbersome project lifecycles so annual planning will no longer have a death grip on the business. No doubt, figuring out how to extend the PPM for strategic “adaptable” planning is where the rubber hits the road.

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Featuring baselines, subsidiary plans, and other ancillary plans Do you know the 5Ps? Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance. If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan? Subsidiary Plan Description 1.

3 Tips for Optimising Your Project Plan

Arras People

Today’s post is a guest article from Deltek, they’re part of Arras People’s project management software directory and always have good insights to share when it comes to the technical aspects of project management, in this case project planning.

Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of posts on the topic of Capabilities Based Planning. Capabilities-based planning enables the enterprise to identify business and technical needs, allocate resources, and track activities and outcomes. . Capabilities Planning

No plan. no worry!

Musings on Project Management

Planning is an unnatural process, it’s much more fun to get on with it. The real benefit of not planning is that failure comes as a complete surprise and is not preceded by months of worry. ‒ planning Strategic PlanSir John Harvey Jones My thanks to herdingcats for posting that bit of insight where I could find it. Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any.

How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Let me put this straight: Project planning is a challenging and complex activity. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. It’s a step by step guide to project planning. For me, planning is one of the most exciting parts of the project management.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan? Check out this project plan checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. I like to keep my project plans as simple as possible.

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Developing a Project Plan [Video]

Project Risk Coach

I recommend that you develop a project charter prior to developing your project plan. Here’s a checklist to help you with your project plan. The post Developing a Project Plan [Video] appeared first on. 2=Planning

Agile and Plan-Do-Check-Act

Musings on Project Management

This is not as stuffy as it sounds: Plan-Do Check-Act -- Plan-do-check-act (PDCA) envisions planning--just enough, and gasp! perhaps an estimate as well--for what is to be done, then doing it—that is the plan-do. agile planning QualityNext, measure results—measuring is the. check activity (did someone say: accountability?)—and and Then act on the measurement results. To act in the. PDCA sense means to reflect upon.

How to Plan Your Risk Management From Start to Finish

Project Risk Coach

Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy. Let’s talk about how to plan your risk management from start to finish. Some people think of risk management plans in the wrong way. Rather the plan is your approach to risk management.

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How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda)

The Digital Project Manager

Are you actually doing what you want to accomplish with your sprint planning meetings? Here’s an overview of sprint planning meetings, why and how to do them, and a free sprint planning meeting agenda template. The post How To Run A Sprint Planning Meeting Like A Boss (+ Meeting Agenda) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile How-to Guides How-to Managing And Controling How-to Project Planning Topics

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How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

5 Questions for Developing a Scope Management Plan How can you develop a scope management plan quickly that provides value to the project? Not familiar with terms such as a scope management plan, WBS, or scope baseline? 2=Planning scope management

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How to Improve Your Strategic Planning, Analysis, and Alignment

Project Risk Coach

The best-laid plans of mice and men oft go astray. Today, let's look at a step-by-step process to improve your strategic planning, analysis, and alignment with a particular focus on risk management. What I found over the years is the most important thing is for a team to come together over a compelling vision, a comprehensive strategy for achieving that vision, and then a relentless implementation plan. Strategies may include action plans, projects, and programs.

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Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a project communication plan template, but it focuses on the summary milestones to hit during the project life cycle. Happy comms planning! This month’s free template is one you might not have come across before but it’s one of the most useful spreadsheet tabs I have.

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How to Right-Size Your Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

One reason a project manager may have a bad reputation is bloated project plans. While I’m a fan of planning, let’s use some common sense and right-size our risk management plans. Plans should vary in size, dependent on the size and scope of your projects.

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Risk Management Plan - What is the Process?

Brad Egeland

An ideal way to ensure this is by having a risk management plan so that you can avoid a data breach, which will ruin your IT supply chain up and down. Risk Management Planning What is the Risk Management Process? Thus, distorting your math plans.

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Making Better Business Decisions with Continuous Planning

Arras People

The PMO community have often discussed the problems in portfolio management surrounding planning. If only if was so simple to effectively plan a portfolio of programmes and projects which fit neatly into an organisation’s financial year – life would be so much simpler but alas no.

Tool Review: 10,000ft Plans

The Digital Project Manager

The post Tool Review: 10,000ft Plans appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. There’s an ongoing debate about how project management tools will fit into the future of work. As digital PMs, we’re needing to adapt to the.

How to Build the Perfect Project Plan

Redbooth

A project plan is that big snapshot, but it’s also a living document – a daily record of what’s getting done, the conversations between colleagues, the upcoming to-dos, and the deadline keeper. What is a project plan? The project plan makes progress quantifiable.

Plans without resource control

Musings on Project Management

I've been involved in a frustrating project for a while now: My sponsor only understands fixed scope, price, and schedule All my resources work for 3rd parties The 3rd parties' interests only partially align with my sponsor's interests My sponsor can make no commitments of resources since the sponsor "owns" no resources My sponsor keeps asking for a project plan -- mostly, a project schedule Project Management

How To Create A Project Communication Plan (with FREE template)

The Digital Project Manager

I used to think project communication plans were a waste of time for projects that. The post How To Create A Project Communication Plan (with FREE template) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication How-to Guides How-to Project Planning Topics

Microsoft Project Plan - Master Plan

Techno-PM

Master Project Plan in Microsoft Project Plan Many organizations prefer to manage large scale projects in separate work plans, where each group has its own plan which is maintained by them (at times with the help of the PMO). Master Project Plan MS Project

20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Your project management plan is more than just a schedule of work. Although I am guilty of using ‘plan’ and ‘Gantt chart’ interchangeably. So what does go in the project management plan? Below you’ll find 20 things that make up a comprehensive project management plan.

The Five W’s of Project Planning

Arras People

Project Planning should start with the 5W questions before getting to the How. On project planning, understanding & communicating the five W’s can provide context and perspective for the low-level details found within the individual project plans: 1. As I have watched my two daughters develop over the past 21 years I am stuck by how their approach to gaining knowledge has matured.