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. That projects should be broken down into separate stages is accepted wisdom.

Everything You Need To Know About the 4 Phases of a Project Life Cycle

Teamweek

When a project begins, the amount of planning, preparation, and work required to complete it can be overwhelming. A break in the chain can compromise the entire project. What is a Project Life Cycle? The cycle concludes with the project completion.

Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive

iZenBridge

All projects across industries follow a life cycle approach. Often I have seen there are so many questions in mind for many PMP® aspirants on different types of life cycles. What these new life cycles do differently? What is an iterative 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.

Four Steps to Breathe Life Back into a Dying Project

Clarizen

While it is obviously a last resort, there are times when it’s necessary to gracefully kill a project vs. allow it to continue its terrifying one way journey towards oblivion. Once project managers know what they’re up against, the next to step is to analyze the data and identify root causes.

How To Create A Simple Project Plan (Project Planning Process)

PM Basics

Let me put this straight: Project planning is a challenging and complex activity. You need to apply knowledge and skills from all aspects of project management. Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. The motto of a Project Manager.

Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Managing a project can be complicated, especially when different departments have to work together. As each department works on a project, each one likely uses a methodology that they’re most comfortable with to provide them with the results they want. Project Charter.

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Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. In Review – Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation. Best Practices for Project Management.

Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

But that work isn’t a one-time activity, of course: it’s a process that flows from one task to the next. Managing that work process is called logistics management. Logistics management is a detailed process of organizing and implementing an operation.

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.

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Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

ProjectManager.com

Great projects often start with great hopes and expectations. But if a project isn’t initiated correctly, then those hopes and expectations aren’t anchored in a solid foundation, and your project can drift off course and head for disaster. What Is Project Initiation?

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). Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle.

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. Every project is different. Project Baselines.

Pseudo Agile, Hyper Agile – Isn’t Plain Agile Enough?

International Institute of Learning

Project teams begin to see the benefits of Agile as they compare it to other methods of project management, i.e., Waterfall, they may be currently using. Project teams who have been certified or qualified are utilizing agile methods based upon industry guidance and best practices.

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The 10 Project Management Terms You Should Know

MindGenius

The 10 Project Management Terms You Should Know. To achieve success within the field of project management, communication is essential, but this means ensuring everybody involved in the project is singing from the same hymn sheet. As with most other disciplines, project management has its own jargon, and this is often taught through project and programme management courses. Also included within the plan will be a work schedule and a budget for the project.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Briefs

ProjectManager.com

Depending on the project, teams think and speak in wildly different ways. The creative brief helps creative teams understand their part in the larger project and, in so doing, better shape the overall strategy, goals and tools for the project. Marketing The Project Manager Blog

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8 Aspects That Will Make You the Best Entry-level Project Manager

PM Basics

You look at the requirements of an entry-level Project Manager , and it is frustrating! Is it that difficult to become a Project Manager? They don’t know how to state what an entry-level Project Manager should know. Can You Grasp Project Management?

Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

Software Development Life Cycle is on every job description for a Project Manager. Understanding of SDLC can make the whole process more efficient. When I googled “software development life cycle definition” I found different variants. Project Initiation.

7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Here are 7 of the best productivity apps for project managers. The students aren’t project managers but they do have to manage projects, and later in their careers they’ll be handling big budget projects so the need tools that will grow with them and yet be simple to use.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Introductory project management courses. Introduction to Project Management - a self-paced course that teaches practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Intermediate project management courses.

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software

MavenLink

Project management software (PMS) helps companies more effectively manage both day-to-day and long-term projects by providing crucial insights into the lifecycle of tasks and availability of resources. Finding the Right Project Management Software for You.

Step 3: Project Management Best Practices

The Tao of Project Management

Deploying Project Management Best Practices Having established where the organisation currently is on the capability maturity model and planned how to get to the next level in steps 1 and 2 we can now start to roll out the best practices. Before starting any of this I believe it is absolutely essential to involve all the organization’s project managers in the process (after all they are all key stakeholders).

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How to Exploit Junior Project Manager Interview Questions

PM Basics

Junior Project Manager interview questions are tricky in many senses. From one side, you need to show an understanding of Project Management. I interviewed junior project managers more than any other PMs. Today, I want to share what an interviewing project manager wants to hear.

What Project Managers say About Significance of Kanban Boards?

Taskque

What is its significance in life of a project management professional? In this article, you will get all the answers in the light of project management professionals’ experiences and recommendations. Kanban is actually one of the project management methodologies. Kanban !

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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. Waterfall was first employed in the software and IT projects.

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Agile Project Management With Scrum or Kanban (2018 Guide)

PM Basics

Agile Project Management is common for Software Development and Telecommunication industries. There is no standardized agile project management approach. However, I would like to share my framework that described a possible application of Agile Project Management. MS Project.

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Step 4: Program Management Best Practices

The Tao of Project Management

Last week we looked at deploying project management best practices, this week we look at a very similar process for deploying program management best practices: Deploying Program Management Best Practices Once again it is essential to fully involve all the organization’s project and program managers in the process. Once again the process starts with defining, documenting, agreeing and implementing a standard program life cycle.

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Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

Project-Management.pm

Projects have since been a lifeline of an organization; everything is a project these days and these help companies keep up with the ever-growing changes happening around the market. However, a project just doesn’t function on its own. The process won’t even work unless there is manpower involved, as well as methodologies and standards implemented for projects to be delivered successfully. This is one of the purposes of project governance.

Project Management Life Cycle

ActiveCollab

No matter what methodology you use, it should include all the stages of an average project life cycle. The project life cycle defines the beginning and the end of a project, including the work that should be done in each phase and the people who should be involved in it.

Project Management Basics That Will Make You a Better PM

PM Basics

Understanding project management basics is crucial for project success. These basics provide the framework for the correct approach to project management. So, what makes management of projects different from other types of management? Many organizations do projects.

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Step 2: Improving Your Capability Maturity

The Tao of Project Management

Last week we looked at the Capability Maturity Model and the process of establishing where your organisation is on it. For example if you decide you are currently at project management level 2: repeatable (you will have documented project management methodologies and a standard project life cycle in place; and you will be involving your project managers in the definition and agreement of these standards).

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How to Collect Stakeholder Requirements (Real-life Example)

PM Basics

It’s always interesting to compare how other PMs manage projects , isn’t it? So, let’s see how we collected stakeholder requirements on a real project. It’s a software project. Rather big for a fast-paced project life cycles that we have. It’s a big project.

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25 mistakes project managers make

Binfire

The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated. 25 Common mistakes project managers make.

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What are the main characteristics of an Agile project management methodology?

Proofhub

What Are the 10 Key Characteristics of Agile Project Management? For many businesses, the Agile approach to project management helps to improve the quality of finished projects. Are you using the best Agile tools for project management? save your projects from falling.

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What We Can Do About It (4)

The Tao of Project Management

Step one was to consider the skills of the project manager, s tep two was to consider the needs of the organisation, and step three wa s to consider the projects and make sure they are business critical. But we can't just stop there, for even if a project is business critical it can still go wrong or cease to be business critical. Ideally this would be at the end of each project stage. Red is critical and urgent: the problem must be addressed or the project will fail.

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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. The take-away I learned with a distributed project team: a virtual presence is an absolute absence. Why is the project being executed?

Difference in Software Development Project Management and Project Management

PM Basics

I firmly believe that project management approach should be universal. It should fit in with software development project. However, this differences should not be an excuse not to apply proper processes and tools. Many project managers focus solely on one of the Agile frameworks.

The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

Project-Management.pm

What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. To be more precise, project management governance. Project Management Governance.

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. It’s always tricky to manage a disparate set of demands, visions and expectations on any project; but it’s even trickier in manufacturing. Inflexible processes.

What Project Teams Need to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

LiquidPlanner

Project teams who can harness these technologies now will find themselves leading their industries in this coming digital transformation. The project teams that win in the new world are already positioning themselves to sail through the potential disruptions that these changes will produce.

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