What is the Project Life Cycle and How to Use It Better?

Workamajig

The project life cycle describes the stages a project goes through as it progresses from start to finish. A well-defined life cycle brings order and structure to the project. This article will demystify the project management life cycle and help you run better projects. Few things in project management are more hotly debated than this: The project life cycle. Professional Services Life cycle.

A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications. However, there are a lot of challenges, many of which arise because of limitations in current processes and tools, which impede success. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively. Utilize processes where possible to reduce administration.

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Project Management Process: The Basics

Clarizen

Edwards Deming once wrote that “if you cannot describe what you are doing as a process, you do not know what you are doing.” Project Management Process Groups. Initiating : processes that are required to define and authorize a new project, or a new phase of an existing project.

Product Manager vs Project Manager – What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Product Manager vs Project Manager. While both are leadership roles and the titles are similar, there’s a difference between a product manager and a project manager as Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains. What Is a Project Manager? Project Manager Responsibilities.

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Demystifying the PMBOK Process Groups

Wrike

Generally speaking, projects require five process groups — initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. These are known as the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge) process groups. What are the process groups of PMBOK?

Define Activities, discussing the 49 processes one by one (9/49)

Project Management Five

We’re near to the double digits in our process adventure! The PMI definition of Define Activities is “… the process of identifying and documenting the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables.”

9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. There’s also a checklist of project artifacts by phase at the end, which you can use as an aide-memoire for creating your own documentation. The project deliverable is a new app.

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

ProjectManager.com

What Is a Project Management Methodology? A project management methodology is a set of principles, tools and techniques that are used to plan, execute and manage projects. There are many different project management methodologies, and they all have pros and cons.

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25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

“Even though I’m a veteran project manager, I’m not PRINCE2 certified, but that seems to be all companies want in their PM job descriptions. ” In our experience at Arras People we find a good deal of employers ask for a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, but when we delve deeper it transpires the organisation isn’t working stringently to the process but they are working within a structured environment.

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan? One of the reasons is that project managers may not know what to include. I’ve developed this checklist to help you develop your project management plan including baselines, subsidiary plans, and ancillary plans. Every project is different. Select only the planning elements that are appropriate for the size and complexity of your projects.

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Coming to Switzerland

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’, along with many other books on Project Management, PMO development, Executive Sponsorship, Transformation Leadership, and Speaking Skills.

What Is the Project Management Life Cycle?

ProjectManager.com

What is the project life cycle? It’s everything the project goes through, from inception to close. Each step in the project management life cycle, which consists of distinct phases used in traditional project management, is explained in this post.

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Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

Two project managers are shortlisted to manage the project. The other project manager informs that with the Smart Website the following will occur: A 50% reduction in response time for prospective buyers. However, in this article, our focus will be on projects.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Project Portfolio Management – or PPM - is the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used by project managers and project management offices to analyze and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. What a PPM should be The right PPM will help you analyze and choose the right projects. Knowing your resource requirements and allocations is a key to proper project staffing.

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Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

PRINCE2 is a popular UK Project Management methodology, that continues to gain traction in other locations around the world. As such, is provides as alternative to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and it's Project Management Professional Qualification (PMP). They aren't detailed processes or procedures, they aren't step-by-step plans or rigorous methods.

When to Use Waterfall vs. Agile

iZenBridge

When you start a project, the one of the most important discovery is to select a life cycle approach. Let’s clarify the most important reasons for selecting a project life cycle approach -Especially between waterfall and Agile. According to the PMBOK® Guide Sixth Edition Predictive Life Cycle is: “A form of project life cycle in which the project scope, time, and cost are determined in the early phases of the life cycle.”.

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My designation is not Project Manager – AM I eligible for PMP® Certification?

iZenBridge

He told me that he handles technical end to end project management. Actually his main concern was – Am I eligible for PMP® certification as my designation is not Project Manager? You can take the PMP® exam even if your title is not project manager. Process.

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Project Resource Management: The Ultimate Guide on How to Master It

Girl's Guide to PM

Resources are the largest contributor to successful project delivery , and project managers spend significant time planning and managing their activities. Both resource and project managers work in tandem to develop resourcing strategies for projects.

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Why Is Project Management Important and Its Advantages

ProProfs Project Management

Project management doesn’t seem important when you evaluate it on paper, but it has a directly proportional relationship with business growth. . It’s no brainer that when you manage in-house or clients’ projects appropriately, you enjoy amazing brand equity and economic benefits.

Picking a Project Management Methodology

MPUG

Organizations that perform IT projects may select a project management methodology that follows the same system of practices, policies, procedures, techniques, and rules as others developing new projects within their organization. Projects drive change! Project sizes.

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms

Workamajig

Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

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Stakeholder Engagement for Your Project Success

Epicflow Blog

The success of any project is dependent on a number of factors such as clear goals, realistic project schedule, budget, resource, risk, and uncertainty management. But the favorable outcome of a project is based not only on processes but also on people.

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What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon and Google Look for in Project Managers?

Epicflow Blog

It’s rather difficult to define what makes a project manager worthy of a dream position. So what are the main aspects that make project managers competitive? To be successful, you should keep a 20K foot view of the process while staying connected to the details.

Top 8 Challenges All Project Managers Face at Work

PM Basics

In the previous email, I shared the truth about being a project manager. Your manager expects you to know everything about project management right from the beginning. All in all, the project manager’s role has lots of challenges. He has his own projects, remember?

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

MPUG

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, or hybrid), WBS plays a role in almost every project.

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

MPUG

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, or hybrid), WBS plays a role in almost every project.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

MPUG

The recently new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the organization participated in a pre-release meeting, and had dropped a bombshell, cancel the project! Communication” is the process or act of information exchange. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

Review Agile Governance and Audit

Henny Portman

The author follows a project life cycle from idea towards a usable product including governance and control. Based on an audit objective related to the position in the life cycle, you get the main risks to consider, the audit approach including a set of questions and a conclusion. Auditing agile governance : To ensure management has established an effective and efficient framework for governance off the project, with appropriate evidence being retained.

Waterfall project management- A tutorial

Binfire

Waterfall project management method was published by Winston W. Waterfall is sometimes also referred to as traditional project management method, but in this paper we will use Waterfall exclusively. The concept of waterfall project management method is very simple; each step in planning, design and development is worked on and finished before the next step could start. Waterfall was first employed in the software and IT projects. Waterfall project management concept.

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The Twins – Communications Management and Stakeholder Management

MPUG

The recently new Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the organization participated in a pre-release meeting, and had dropped a bombshell, cancel the project! Communication” is the process or act of information exchange. This process ensures the optimal flow of information.

The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019

Teamweek

A certificate in project management is a great way to sharpen your skills and bring valuable credentials to your employer, while also increasing your own earning power in the process. The project management industry is growing rapidly, with many opportunities for advancement. The skills you learn by getting a project management certification will help you in nearly any business or management position. CompTIA Project+. Certified Project Manager (CPM).

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Project Management For Beginners: How To Manage A Project From Start To Finish

Teamweek

You don’t have to be a project manager to be “doing” project management. Whether you’re a freelancer, an in-house manager, or someone who’s just stepped into a manager’s role, learning about the basics of project management will help you manage your work better.

How to Solve the 5 Top Challenges of Manufacturing Projects

LiquidPlanner

When you work on a manufacturing project , you face some unique challenges, often with a lot at stake. To top it all off, the entire project might be following a process where design, scope, cost and time scales were fixed at the very beginning of the project—or it could be a first-time project so who knows how long parts will really take? This happens because expectations aren’t set early on in the project. Inflexible processes.

Project Charter Example and a Comprehensive Guide (+Template)

PM Basics

Project Charter helps to link requirements and scope of a project to its objectives. In this article, you’ll find a Project Charter Example for a real-life project. Table of Contents: Project Charter Example. How to Create A Project Charter.

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5 Governance Steps for Distributed Project Team Management

LiquidPlanner

Managing a distributed project team takes real skill and a definite commitment to putting a governance structure in place that enables success. This is a cardinal rule that I learned firsthand nearly two decades ago managing project teams in Korea, and it stuck with me through my career in the military. The take-away I learned with a distributed project team: a virtual presence is an absolute absence. Delivering Project Success via Good Governance.

Part II: A Simplified Approach to Determine IT Project Complexity

PM Times

This paper is Part II of the paper entitled “A Simplified Approach to Determine IT Project Complexity”, ( MacCue, C., Its purpose is to further explain the rationale behind the Core IT Complexity Model within the framework of the broader topic of IT project complexity.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, the majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. Project Planning.

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. The reason for this surge in popularity is quite understandable, a majority of projects benefit when managed using lean concepts promoted by Agile project management methodology. History of Agile project management. How do you determine size of a project?

Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. To make project successful, keep teams cohesive and collaborating toward a great final solution or product or successful implementation. Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. Gone are the days where it was only MS Project on the landscape and you either worked with it or jumped ship.

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5 Essentials of a Project Manager Resume

Brad Egeland

According to PMI’s Industry Growth Forecast , 15.7 million new project management roles will be created globally across seven project-intensive industries between 2010-2020. The below-listed essentials of a project management resume is a great place to begin: 1.

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