Communications Planning: A Quick Guide

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This seems simple enough, but sharing information with everyone clearly and consistently requires a plan. That’s where communication planning comes into play. What Is Communication Planning? What Is the Purpose of a Communication Plan? Why do we need a plan at all?

Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Management Plan?

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Have you left anything out of your project management plan? Check out this checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. As I define a project management plan, I strive for clarity, brevity, and simplicity.

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Production Planning in Manufacturing: Best Practices for Production Plans

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Operations continue to become more complex, and this means production requires more thorough planning. A production plan is the best way to guarantee you deliver high-quality products/services as efficiently as possible. What Is Production Planning? Plan with Gantt Charts.

What Is Rolling Wave Planning?

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Sometimes the whole picture isn’t clear when you’re planning a project. Others still prefer forms of agile software development where they have room to adjust their project plan. That type of agile project management is called rolling wave planning or wave planning.

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Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

The Quality Management Plan in Project Management

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The quality of your work can make or break a project, which is why a quality management plan is so important. Let’s explore the impact a quality management plan can have on a project, how to make one and look at some templates to get you started. What Is a Quality Management Plan?

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Project Plan Template

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Download this free project plan template to scope out your work and break it down into manageable components; then schedule and assign the tasks needed to complete your project. A project plan is the foundation of all the work you do in leading a project to a successful completion.

Best Project Planning Software of 2022 (Free & Paid)

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The best project planning software gives managers the means to build a project plan , manage team members, control costs and stay on schedule. Yes, project planning software is massive. The Benefits of Project Planning Software. Plan with Interactive Gantt Charts.

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What Is Demand Planning? Tips, Strategies and Tools

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That’s where a process called demand planning comes in. What Is Demand Planning? Demand planning is a cross-functional process that businesses use to meet customer demand while avoiding supply chain or inventory management disruptions. Why Is Demand Planning Important?

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How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan

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Let's look at how to develop a project risk management plan. As a bonus, I will provide a risk management plan example and a risk management plan template. Here are some questions that we should answer in our plan: How will you identify risks?

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

What is Agile Project Planning? An Introduction for Beginners

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Today we’re going to sidestep the philosophical, though, and instead focus on agile planning in project management, and specifically, creating an agile project plan. What is Agile Planning? Create and execute agile project plans easily with ProjectManager.

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How to do Rolling Wave Planning

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Rolling wave planning, also known as progressive elaboration, is an iterative planning technique to use when it’s difficult (or pointless) to schedule too far ahead. Primarily more detailed planning in the immediate future and less detailed planning towards the end of the project.’.

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How to Make a Program Management Plan

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However, that doesn’t mean they don’t programs don’t require the same laser focus on planning that individual projects require. Before explaining what a program management plan is, it’s important that we’re clear on the difference between program and project management.

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5 Tips for Better Agile Release Planning

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Product features and stakeholder requirements constantly change, and your initial product development plan might look very different as the project evolves. Agile release planning, also known as scrum release planning, is an alternative to the traditional waterfall approach.

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Rapid Product Research During Uncertain Times

Speaker: Holly Hester-Reilly, Founder and Product Management Coach, H2R Product Science

Every choice we make right now can make or break us. If we want our products to grow we need to practice rapid, continuous product discovery to understand and adapt to the changes in our customer’s lives. Join Holly Hester-Reilly as she shares her knowledge from years of experience teaching product managers and researchers on how to make evidence-based product decisions with rapid research.

Secrets to Effective Supply Chain Planning

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This is called supply chain planning. Let’s take a closer look at supply chain planning and what it means for your business planning. What Is Supply Chain Planning? Our live dashboard gives you a high-level view of what’s happening in your supply chain plan.

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Communication Plan Template

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Whether you need to define communication objectives, or identify stakeholders and channels, you can use this communication plan template to schedule project communications and establish a feedback loop that keeps everyone up to date. Related: Project Planning Software.

Small Business Plan Template

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To start your small business journey off on the right foot, download our small business plan template and break down your idea into actionable components. Our small business plan template will guide you through every step of the way. Download Small Business Plan Template.

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How to Create a Project Execution Plan (PEP) – Free Template Included

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Coming up with a great idea is only the beginning: t o realize it, you need a project execution plan (PEP). A project execution plan is a document for executing projects that helps you strategize, come up with project management processes and put the whole thing into action.

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

Fortunately, this year’s survey shows they are: • Seventy-eight percent of companies plan to either increase or maintain. many plan to add them in the next 12 months? 30 percent plan to increase their investments in the next year. Do you plan to increase investment in embedded.

Your Strategy Planning Meeting Agenda (with Template)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Have you been asked to pull together a strategy planning meeting agenda? And you’re wondering what other people do in their strategic planning sessions… I’ve been there! Strategy planning doesn’t just happen. What should a strategic planning meeting include?

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What Is Organizational Planning in Project Management?

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If you’re looking to start or grow a business (or just keep a business profitable), you need a business plan. But not all plans are the same. If you need to define your business and its objectives, you need to use organizational planning. What Is Organizational Planning?

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6 Plan Templates to Get Your Project Started Right

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Planning a project involves a lot of coordination of time, tasks and costs. It can feel like an insurmountable job, but just remember that plenty of projects are planned and executed every single day. One way to start organizing all those disparate pieces is by using plan templates.

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4 Tips for Developing a Risk Management Plan

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

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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

Material Requirements Planning (MRP): A Quick Guide

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To this end, the manufacturing industry developed material requirements planning (MRP) to improve inventory efficiency. Also known as an MRP system, it’s become a standard supply planning tool that helps product-based manufacturing businesses. What Is Material Requirements Planning?

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Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps

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It requires two things: vision and planning. But product planning is something that anyone can learn. So, let’s break down product planning to show exactly how to do it yourself. What is Product Planning? How To Plan a Product in 6 Simple Steps.

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All hands abandon plans!

Kiron Bondale

Articles have been written about the importance of doing just enough planning to develop confidence in what we are proposing to do as well as the perils of either too much or too little planning. So what are some signs that a project plan needs to be punted?

Event Plan Template

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You have to plan, execute and close within a specific timeline and a limited budget. In order to have a successful event, you need an event plan to coordinate all the elements so that they fall together correctly. A good place to start is with an event plan template.

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Potholes in your Roadmap and How to Fill Them

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor

As a Product Manager, prioritizing work on your roadmap is an important part of your role. To answer roadmap questions, you're probably familiar with frameworks like RICE and Cost of Delay. But products are built by people, and people are messy - unlike these frameworks. Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Adviser, has identified potholes in your roadmap that are preventing you from planning as best as you can. She'll take you through all the opportunities to improve your organization's relationship to its roadmap that you may have missed along the way.

What Is Aggregate Planning? Strategies & Tips

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For any company to profit from a product, there must be a strategic plan in place to produce just enough to meet that need. Aggregate planning is a technique to create an equilibrium between demand and capacity. What Is Aggregate Planning? How to Create an Aggregate Plan.

How to Create a Small Business Plan: A Quick Guide

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These changes mean that small businesses need a structured plan to navigate their growth while staying on track to achieve long-term goals and objectives. This is where a small business plan comes in. In reality, the job can be done using common project planning methods and tools.

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Manufacturing Resource Planning: A Quick Guide

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That process is called manufacturing resource planning (MRP II), and it’s a method that used to work more effectively. Well, that’s because manufacturing resource planning (MRP II) evolved from materials requirements planning (MRP I), an earlier resource planning system.

The Risk Management Plan

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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. That is, for simple projects, your risk management plan may be a page or two. For large, complex projects, the plan may be much longer. What to Include in Your Risk Management Plan. Yes, it takes time to define a risk management plan.

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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

How to Make an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

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There’s so much that might go wrong that, if you don’t have an IT disaster recovery plan in place, the damage could be irreparable. That means you have to have an IT contingency plan figured out long before anything disastrous happens. What Is an IT Disaster Recovery Plan?

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How to Plan a Webinar

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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. These are all questions to ask prior to planning. If the answer is yes, then you’re all ready to start the plan. Have a Backup Plan. Anticipate these risks and have a Plan A, B and C to address them.

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From strategy to plan to approval

Musings on Project Management

To state a strategic principle is one thing; to reduce principle to a practical plan is another; but then to get stakeholders to approve and invest in both the principle and the plan is yet another.General Eisenhower had something to say about this, and one should be fully aware that not only did his strategic principles have to satisfy those with a focus on Europe, but also in the larger context acquisition Strategy

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How to Plan an Event

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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. This blog will go over everything you need to consider when planning an event, including an easy-to-use checklist.

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Upgrading Data Security in a Crisis

Speaker: M.K. Palmore, VP Field CSO (Americas), Palo Alto Networks

In most cases, the COVID-19 crisis has sped up the desire to engage in digital transformation for medium-to-large scale enterprises. Roadmaps are rarely implemented without challenges. During this session, MK Palmore, the Field CSO (Americas) for Palo Alto Networks and a former public-sector executive, will walk through the difficulties of crisis planning execution in the midst of an organization's digital changes. He will use a combination of industry insights through statistical observations and direct customer feedback to emphasize the importance of adopting new technologies to battle an ever changing threat landscape.