Project Management Processes & Phases

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If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. In project management there are five phases: initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing.

Strategic Planning in Business

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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

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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?

Processes and Project Management

Project Health Check

We regard Processes as the bedrock for successful Project Management. And not just our Project Management Processes (Schedule/Cost Management etc) but the technical delivery aspects also. So what's in a Process? What is your experience of Processes? Process Management

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

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Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. 7 Steps for an Effective Decision-Making Process. You plan your projects , so why shouldn’t you plan your decision-making process?

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.

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How to Make a Contingency Plan

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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 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?

25 of the Best Planning Quotes

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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

Project Start-Up: The Plan for a Plan

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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

How to Plan a Successful Product Launch

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If you don’t have a plan to launch that product, then you’re jeopardizing your success. The product launch is one of the most crucial processes in any successful project. The plan for a successful project launch should be developed in congress with the project plan.

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.

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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Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes. Here's a collection of posts on the topic of Capabilities Based Planning. Capabilities Planning

How to Make a Change Management Plan

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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?

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.

Lessons Learned - A suggested Process

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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.

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.

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

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

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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?

Why You Need a Reliable Business Continuity Plan

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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.

How to memorize the 49 processes from PMBOK 6th Edition in under 30 minutes

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The 49 processes (shown below) form the skeleton or outline for the PMBOK – if you fully understand the 49 processes you are well on your way to passing your PMP or CAPM exam! The Process Chart. The center of the table shows all 49 processes. Number of Processes.

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.

How to Plan Your Risk Management From Start to Finish

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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 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 Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement [SIPOC Template Download]

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If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. It’s a great tool to facilitate discussion and common understanding when dealing with processes that can be complex – and gets you off to a great start.

How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

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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 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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People Versus Process

Herding Cats

At the program level and above, the choice of a people focus or a process focus is not between two competing paradigms. This is obvious but many times lost when discussing agile processes. One school emphasizes people, while the other emphasizes process.

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?

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 Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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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?

Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

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So for a formal project, you’ll need a good Scope Management Plan. It will help you navigate the scoping process, and take full advantage of all of your hard work. But a Scope Management Plan is a tiny part of project management. Why a Scope Management Plan is Important.

Things You Need To Know About Business Process Management

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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.

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.

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?

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

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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.

It’s time to introduce a selection process for project sponsors

Ron Rosenhead

This can help to link into a development plan for those individuals. Some people will self- select themselves out of the process citing inexperience for example. Again, this is where development plans come into their own.

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 AgileConnection.com " 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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The Five W’s of Project Planning

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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.