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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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?

How to Make a Change Management Plan

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?

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

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

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.

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

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.

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.

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 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 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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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 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

How to Build the Perfect Project Plan


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.

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.

How to Create a Project Communication Plan

Brad Egeland

​ Effective communication is the essence of project management, making a communication plan vital. If you don’t have a plan or want to update your current plan, read on!

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

Putting risk register and project plan together

Musings on Project Management

David Hulett has a presentation on his website,, entitled "Schedule Risk Analysis using the Risk Driver Method and Monte Carlo Simulation". In this presentation, he develops an interesting operating idea: first, shift the Monte Carlo method to the higher level of events on the risk register, and then use those results as drivers on the schedule. His idea he explains this way: Risk Management

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Microsoft Project Plan - Master Plan


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

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

Project Management Financial Planning Glossary of Terms


Budget at Completion): A rolled-up amount that is calculated by multiplying planned work by hourly cost rates, and then adding non-labor budget costs as applicable. Planned Value (a.k.a. This is calculated by dividing the earned value by the planned value.

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.

How to develop a PMO strategic plan

Moira Alexander

Having a solid company-wide strategic plan provides the blueprint that all PMO initiatives should align with and be measured against. Given the likelihood of project failure , organizations are under increasing pressure to develop a PMO strategic plan. Strategic-level (PMOs), also known as enterprise project management offices , are essential in developing, maintaining and communicating effective project, program and portfolio practices.

Are You Properly Planning for Testing on Your Tech Projects?

Brad Egeland

planning is important no matter how badly you, or your customer or your senior management want to push to get started. Your first order of business is to plan well. Well, plan 15 times, say “go!” Be careful and plan properly, not sloppy.

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.

How successful is your sprint planning?

Kiron Bondale

Sprint planning is one of the standard events within the Scrum framework. Successful sprint planning lays the foundation for a successful sprint but this just completing the ceremony doesn’t mean it is delivering value. Sprint planning is that singular opportunity to get everyone’s buy-in on what will be accomplished in the upcoming sprint.

How To Create The Perfect Project Plan. The Definitive Guide

The Digital Project Manager

What went wrong for project planning, and is it still useful for project management? We tackle the tricky question, ‘does a good project plan matter?', share a handy project plan checklist infographic and give you a step by step guide to creating a project plan complete with a website redesign project plan template. The post How To Create The Perfect Project Plan.

How to Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, How to Juggle Work With Your PMP Study Plan , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. For project managers, many of us want to get certified, but we simply can’t find the time given our work and social commitments for a PMP® study plan. Develop a PMP Study Plan.

Event Planning in a 2×2 Framework


Event Planning is Pure Multi-tasking. Anyone who has ever tried to plan a small party can imagine, professional event planning is no joke! From start to finish, there are many different phases in the event planning process. Digital Tools for Smoother Event Planning.

Planning the Perfect Project: A Project Manager’s Guide


As well as the people management skills necessary to get the most out of their team, a key to the effectiveness of PMs is the creation, and following of, an excellent project plan. Here we’ll take a look at how to plan out the perfect project.

When you shortcut your project planning

The Digital Project Manager

The post When you shortcut your project planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Posted in The PM life. The PM life

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.

Planning Your Project - How Collaborative??

Brad Egeland

When in the planning stages of your project, questions you will need to ask include: How collaborative can or should my project planning be? And How much should I involve my team in planning the project?

How to Make a Time Management Plan You’ll Actually Use

Everyone has their own idea of a good time management plan. It’s great to plan, but the execution is where things often go awry. No matter how good your plan is, if you don’t use it, then it’s useless. Read on to discover a time management plan that you’ll actually use.

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7 Essential Project Planning Concepts that Work

PM Basics

Planning is science and art. A plan should be feasible, challenging, realistic, usable, efficient and optimal. Below are the project planning concepts that will help you to deliver a plan that leads to project success. A plan is Not Only About Schedule.

5 Reasons Why Capacity Planning Is 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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Sprint plan: common sense goes here

Musings on Project Management

In an email blast of a blog posting, guru Mike agile planningNow, let's here it for common sense! More and more I see this asset creeping into the advice we get about Agile, and even more so about how to handle the various things that show up in a sprint. The latest: trying to "freeze" hard the sprint backlog may be impractical. It may be more slushy than a hard freeze. Didn't we all know that all along?]

5 levels of Agile planning. and the DoD

Musings on Project Management

Some years ago I picked up this nice summary image of agile planning over several time cycles. It came from a white paper at " entitled "Scaling Agile Processes: Five Levels of Planning Fortunately, to give some credibility to his thesis, the author says right up front that agile methods don't scale to enterprise level without some changes!

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