The Daily Process Mess

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Daily Process Mess appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. We are a digital marketing agency and we have a small team of 4 people handling around 20 clients. We've tried Scrum and, like you said, the time spent in the rituals as ridiculous and they quickly got sidelined. We are so disorganized that we literally start each day not sure what to work on or what's the most important for a client or deadline or objective.

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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?

Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. Over-processing occurs whenever someone continues to work on an activity past the point where it would be deemed acceptable from a customer’s perspective or past the point where meaningful value is being added.

5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier

The Digital Project Manager

The post 5 Tips For Making Process Improvement Easier appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. When setting out to write this, I intended to focus on our agency’s slight (but important) shift to Scrum in recent months. This is happening.

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project

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.

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video]

Project Risk Coach

The post Stakeholder Influencing Process [Video] appeared first on If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Often times, the problems we encounter as project managers are not technical; they are interpersonal issues.

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Process Improvement In the Second Grade

Herding Cats

Reflection - with this process, what do we learn? Journal papers, books, actual data collected ourselves using good data analysis techniques - not the pesky Flaw of Averages approach, but an actual data collection process?

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management into your Business Processes?

Hydra

Why should you integrate Knowledge Management (KM) into your Business Processes? By Paul Whiffen, Hartfield KM Consulting Ltd. Knowledge Management

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.

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: Make process change happen using project retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

So you’ve just run a retrospective at the end of your project and you have a good amount of feedback about your processes, your team, The post How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

Software Development Process Improvement Opportunities

Herding Cats

When we hear about all the suggested ways to improve the effectiveness of our development effort, if we're to going work on improvements, let's go where the REAL money is. . Here's the IT budget for the Federal Government.

Find the Best 2016 Project Management Software

Simplify your project management software evaluation process in one easy step

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.

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

By now Minimal Viable Product (MVP) is for me mostly a buzzword. While I’m a huge fan of the idea since I learned it from Lean Startup , these days I feel like one can label anything an MVP. Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product.

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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. A popular quote in the agile community is Wilo's Law. It's one that states hey it's not my fault no one understands me, Wilo's Law says.

Achieving project excellence through continual process optimisation

Hydra

Achieving project excellence through continual process optimisation; h ow making incremental improvements it is possible to achieve excellence over the long-term.

How Can The Automation Processes Help You With Your Work?

TimeCamp

When asked about the “force” that will have the biggest global impact in the next decade, 85% of the interviewees voted for “Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning.”

People deliver projects; not processes

Ron Rosenhead

Now I know from discussions with groups that projects rarely fail to deliver for ‘process’ reasons – not completing a template fully or missing out a step in the project management life cycle. People deliver projects not processes.

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.

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.

Episode 110: Unlock Your Ability to Lead using The Responsibility Process

PM for the Masses

In this episode, Cesar and Traci interview Christopher Avery, PhD. He is a reformed management consultant. After a decade helping corporations help smart, ambitious professionals find ways to cope with lives they don’t want and think they can’t change, he realized coping skills are overrated. A better skill is knowing how to apply your innate […] In this episode, Cesar and Traci interview Christopher Avery, PhD. He is a reformed management consultant.

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5 Ways Project Management and Lean Manufacturing Speed Up Processes

LiquidPlanner

The challenge with lean is that, despite its attraction to many executives who want to cut costs and increase productivity , a lean process doesn’t happen overnight. Here are four examples of how lean manufacturing principles and project management approaches intersect, and make your process faster and better: 1. With Agile, you can incorporate continuous feedback into each chunk of work, or sprint, so that you continually improve the process as you go along.

No more initial estimates? NOOOOOOOOOOO!

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: communications , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity , Project scheduling , Risk management , Stakeholder analysis , Valuable projects. It’s unfortunately an all too familiar scenario.

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Remember that these project portfolio management process steps don’t fix your woes within a day or week; treat it as the start of your path towards an efficient portfolio. .

Hiring Process for Growing Businesses

ActiveCollab

Instead, it will be a constant process of attracting new candidates, figuring out who’s the best, and keeping the talent pipeline full. You will need to adapt your hiring process in order to scale. Hiring process. The process has 3 stages: sourcing, screening, and interviewing.

PMP Application Audit - Step-by-Step Process

Deep Fried Brain

Most fears are uncalled for and probably stem from the confusion around the audit process. PMI PMP application audit is probably the most feared part of PMP Certification. If you understand the. Application FAQ PMI PMP PMP Audit

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.

Large Programs Require Special Processes

Herding Cats

Acquisition Category 1 (ACAT 1) programs are large - large is greater than $5B, yes Billion with a B. This Integrated Program Management Conference (IPMC) 2013 presentation addresses the issues of managing these programs in the presence of uncertanty. .

BPM: Improving your Company’s Business Process Management

Runrun.it

The post BPM: Improving your Company’s Business Process Management appeared first on For Managers | Personal Development Hacks. Companies, big and small, are always on the search for ways to get their businesses into metaphorical Olympic swimmer shape. A lot of blog gurus talk about getting your business to be the most productive it can be through hacks, tips, advice, stretching your legs every ten minutes… we’ve all read the posts. Today let’s […].

Connecting Five Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

Herding Cats

To increase the probability of project success, many things have to happen at the same time. Here's are Five principles and practices that can increase that probability of success. Principles and Practices of Performance-Based Project Management® from Glen Alleman. Related articles. Managing in Presence of Uncertainty. Applying the Right Ideas to the Wrong Problem. Good Project and Bad Project.

Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Tagged: agile project management , improving project management , Process compliance stupidity. Agile Facilitating Organization Change Project Management agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidity

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Project-Management.pm

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. The two governance processes should be implemented constantly to keep track of the scope creeps, risks , opportunities, and also safeguard the following resources from running out. To stay within deadline means having a governance process that everyone will adhere to.

Rational Unified Process (RUP)

ActiveCollab

What is Rational Unified Process (RUP)? Coming next week. project-management upcoming

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! The post The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software appeared first on Paymo.

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

Wrike

The post 3 Step Process to Building a Project Work Plan Template in Wrike appeared first on Blog Wrike. . Ever left an important project meeting with a notepad or Wrike task full of notes, but no idea what the actions items are … or even where to begin? You’re not alone.

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. In this domain today, Agile processes are the basis of engineering those systems. IMPLEMENTATION OF NEW ACQUISITION PROCESS FOR INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS.