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. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively. Since 2017, project resource management has focused not only on human resources, but also on the equipment, materials, and supplies. Read on for steps you can take to improve resource management on your projects!

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How to Start a Career in Project Management: Answers to FAQ

Epicflow Blog

A profession of a project manager has always been in demand and seems to be gaining momentum more and more. million project experts by 2027. Besides, about 88 million employees will be needed for project management jobs. . What Does a Project Manager Do?

What is Project Management?

The IIL Blog

Both were the outcomes of projects. In short, the design and construction of the Panama Canal, and the design and manufacture of the Boeing 787 were projects. And these projects were led by competent and highly trained individuals, appropriately named Project Managers, who applied knowledge, skills, techniques, and tools, to all the project activities to produce the end result that met the requirements. That’s called Project Management. That’s a project.

ONEPOINT Projects - Scaled Agile Done Right

Brad Egeland

COMBINING THE BEST OF STANDARDS-BASED PPM WITH SCALED AGILE ​ ONEPOINT's innovative, hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2. By covering the whole project life cycle and integrating with leading enterprise applications such as Jira, Confluence, Slack and SAP, ONEPOINT enables a new way of integrated project work

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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Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

Two project managers are shortlisted to manage the project. During a pre-project discussion meeting with business owners, organizational leaders, and other stakeholders, one project manager informs the group of the following: The site will have a multi-layered architecture with hot standby facility. The other project manager informs that with the Smart Website the following will occur: A 50% reduction in response time for prospective buyers.

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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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. He has delivered over 350 lectures around the world in over 25 countries and has been described as ‘perhaps the most entertaining and inspiring speaker in the project management world today’.

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

Project Management Five

The PMI definition of Define Activities is “… the process of identifying and documenting the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables.” Project management plan – Schedule management plan – Scope baseline 1.

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.”.

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). Project Health Check - projecthealthcheck.org

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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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? Therefore, you should be able to communicate effectively and build trust with multiple technical and non-technical business units, as well as across other cultures and geographies while managing multiple projects. . Project Management Institute suggests the following variants of certifications for PMs: .

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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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. That’s why MNCs strive to leave no loose ends while managing projects. . Usually, they have fewer and small projects; therefore, they sail through the development process smoothly.

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.

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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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! This plan addresses how the information is needed and lays out the requirements of stakeholders, keeping in mind the needs of the project.

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 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 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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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.

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. History of Agile project management.

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! This plan addresses how the information is needed and lays out the requirements of stakeholders, keeping in mind the needs of the project.

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.

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 Certification – A guide

Binfire

This article is a guide on how to obtain a project management certification and resources you need to do so. If you are planning to get a project management certification, this article is for you. Before you start planning to take your certification exam, you need to consider the following three points: 1- You need a few years of practical experience in project management before you can take the certification test, usually 2-3 years of relevant experience.

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. While it is projected that there will be a spurt in project management roles, the race to attain a job in the said role is bound to become increasingly challenging with each passing year. The below-listed essentials of a project management resume is a great place to begin: 1.

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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. Though widely used, this form of process management can often be confusing for managers and team members who are new to formal project management. . The Project Management Institute (PMI) created the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge).

How to Become an IT Project Manager Without Experience

PM Basics

So, it’s time for you to become an IT project manager. Is it possible at all to become a project manager in an IT company like that? For sure, the easiest way to become a software project manager is by getting a promotion inside an IT company. So, if you are just starting your career, I strongly recommend getting a job on an IT project in any other capacity like QA, Developer, DevOps, Business Analyst, or a Scrum Master. Career of an IT Project Manager.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. Management of Novel Projects Under Conditions of High Uncertainty,” A. A Risk Management Methodology for Project Risk Dependencies,” Tak Wah Kwan and Hareton K.N., Use of Benefits of Tools for Project Risk Management,” T. Defining Uncertainty in Projects ?

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Management of Novel Projects Under Conditions of High Uncertainty,” A. A Risk Management Methodology for Project Risk Dependencies,” Tak Wah Kwan and Hareton K.N., Use of Benefits of Tools for Project Risk Management,” T.

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