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. Agile Project Management agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidity

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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.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

amium

Many teams skip this crucial step in project management: proper project planning. When you plan the best path from original idea to completed project, you’re making sure your team has the tools and direction to be successful. What are process groups?

Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software

Wrike

Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results. What is business process management, after all, but the methods and tools used to monitor, streamline, and improve business processes?

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

The Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Let’s look at how to start the risk management process. 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.

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

The Five W’s of Project Planning

Arras People

Project Planning should start with the 5W questions before getting to the How. With all of the tools, techniques and processes available to project teams, we sometimes lose sight of the simpler perspective. 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.

3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike

Wrike

Here’s a hint: your first step should be to create a project work plan. . . . But what is a project work plan , you ask? A project work plan allows you to outline the requirements of a project, project planning steps, goals, and team members involved in the project.

Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

Planning before Scheduling

Herding Cats

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. ‒ Build a Risk Adjusted Project Plan in 6 Steps.

Brett Harned’s Guide to Project Planning

The Digital Project Manager

As a digital project manager, a huge part of your role is to create project plans to help you keep projects on track. But that’s not all a project plan should do. A project plan is arguably the most important document created on your project. At its core, a plan should communicate your project approach and the process your team will use to manage the project according to scope. Posted in General Tools.

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?

Coherent Design and Development Process

Herding Cats

Planning , controlling, and applying sy s tem engineering to transform a contractually defined operational need into a system / end product definition and an optimized design that incorporates equipment , personnel, facilities , computer programs, and procedural data. The definition should be in terms of required system / end product performance parameters and planned technical approaches tailored to the program requirements.

Wilo's Law and Mature Communications Processes

Herding Cats

To make some conjecture that some process will fix the problem - Estimates are the smell of dysfunction and NOT Estimating will fix that dysfunction - is naive at best and willfully ignorant of Root Cause Analysis at worse. Avoid Verbal Orders is a critical process in any critical situation. NoEstimates Management Planning Principles Project Management Requirements Risk Root Cause AnalysisA popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law.

Why the Stage Gate Process will Make You a Better Project Manager

Online PM Courses

The Stage Gate Process gets too little love from Project Managers. In a Stage Gate process, you break your project into stages, or phases. In this article, we look at why a stage gate process will enhance your project management, and how to make it work. Planning Meeting.

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

A stable and sturdy project management is one of the crucial factors to make a project process work. In the corporate world, an organization needs more than just top-notch tools and up to date process to bring the project to its full potential—it also needs a strong manpower, a human resource that has a particular set of skills and capabilities that will greatly contribute the entire organization. Cet article How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project Management Basics: 6 Steps to a Foolproof Project Plan

Wrike

When it comes to planning your very first project , you may not know exactly where to begin. Follow these six steps to create a foolproof project plan and lead your team with confidence. Next, estimate due dates for each deliverable in your project plan.

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

Project-Management.pm

Business Process Management was not an essential tool for project management since the latter has a set of alternative factors that can work on its own. The new emergence of business techniques call for merging the two together: gone are the days where project management was an independent branch of the business organization—for the success of the project, it has to be dependent on business process management. Business Process Management: What You Need to Know.

Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

Over the years Arras People has been dissecting and writing about the project management recruitment process on the Camel Blog, providing advice, hints and tips on how any project management jobseeker can improve their job hunting tactics. Application Process. Short listing Process.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

Project Health Check

Now let us spell out a structured Process that we suggest: Plan Lessons Capture - Lessons Learned (L.L.) But "plan" may also mean putting in place the infrastructure for L.L. - The Project Quality Plan is the best place to Outline the general approach to Lessons Learned.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Over the years (30 something years) I come to understand and write about the Principles, Processes, and Practices of project success in a wide variety of domains. There are 5 Principles, 5 Practices, and 5 Process that can be applied to increase the probability of success of all projects.

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.

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.

Running Your First Sprint Planning Meeting

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Spring Planning is an integral part of setting your team up for a successful Sprint. Luckily, these meetings are fairly easy to master once you’ve perfected a few key planning processes. It’s up to the Scrum Master to facilitate the process and maintain this balance of powers. This rarely happens, but should it take place, the team would stop all work and start the Sprint Planning process over from scratch.

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.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

Practices and Process are Fads. A Process is a series of steps and decisions involved in the way work is completed. Here's my version in the form of questions that when answered form the foundation for the Practices and Processes. Principles are timeless.

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.

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.

Client Onboarding Process Coupled With Project Management

Leankor

Client onboarding is the process of introducing new clients to your firm in an effective and organized way. The process commences at order placement and continues up to three months or so depending on the complexity of the product.

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

I've since lost my handbook issued at TRW for the Software Development Lifecycle processes used on the programs we worked, but the loop approach of plan, do, study, act was at the basis of that method. A recent Twitter post make the false claim that.

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.

How 5 PM Experts Create a Fail-Safe Project Management Plan

Wrike

Poor planning can doom your project before work even begins. A thorough project plan can prevent scope creep, overblown budgets, and missed goals. But actually sitting down and planning a project can be an overwhelming task. Essential Components of a Project Management Plan .

Project Planning- A complete tutorial

Binfire

Meticulous project planning is something that anybody who wants to succeed in managing projects should strive for, but few really achieve it. If you make a list and in it you write 10 items that you plan to do in a day or a week, it is a good start but it is not good planning yet.

Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

There is a quote introducing PI Planning content on the Scaled Agile Framework website. But if there is one common denominator between all SAFe implementations, then it has to be the PI Planning. So what is PI Planning? And what does the ‘PI’ in PI Planning mean?

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

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes. The response to change rate ‒ how fast can you make corrective actions to the system to keep it on plan. The plan can be the temperature of the room.

How To Develop A Contingency Plan ?

Project-Management.pm

A contingency plan isn’t just exclusively for calamities. Contingency planning , in general, is all about planning and preparing for certain occurrences such as loss or shortages of people, clients, data, budget, and other relevant factors that undermine its subjects. That’s why every existing project or business must have a contingency plan in order to have a smooth workflow and it will be easier tackling issues and threats that way.

Extending Portfolio Kanban with Enterprise Services Planning

Digite

Transformation approach using the enterprise services view, balancing system demand with capability, planning and prioritization using a visual decision framework, using decision support analytics like probabilistic forecasting and cost of delay.

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The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

In this article though I’ll show how you can simplify this process… a lot! No matter how funny it sounds, you’ll need a plan to chose the right project management software. The plan doesn’t have to be too complicated, but is mandatory.