Reference Class Forecasting

Herding Cats

The reference class estimating process is part of that skill and experience. The mechanics of household goods has a reference class parameter for the size of 33,000 pounds. Our long time friends have moved to our neighborhood here in Colorado. Their moving van arrived today.

Simple Guide to Business Process Mapping – a Valuable Skill All Project Managers Need

Project Bliss

If you’ve been asked to complete a business process map it may feel overwhelming. And k nowing how to create business process maps is useful in many situations. Once I learned how to create business process maps I used them a lot. What is a Business Process Map?

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Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management


Let’s take a closer look at process groups and how they help you move through the five traditional stages of project management. What are process groups? Baking a Pie Metaphor for Process Groups. The planning process group has a lot of work to do.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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?

Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software


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?

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.

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

PM Basics

Nevertheless, project planning is a structured and logical process. At each moment of the process, you’re in need of information that you don’t have yet. Most of the processes are interrelated, and you don’t know where to start from. You need to evaluate each process.

Why setup virtual PMOs and when should PM templates be standardized?

Kiron Bondale

I’m not referring to a PMO which is staffed by geographically distributed team members but rather one which has not been established as a staffed organizational entity. If the information within it is going to be ingested by some automation to feed other processes then standardizing the format will improve processing efficiency and quality. Process Peeves Project Management Project Portfolio Management improving project management PMO Process compliance stupidity

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Can IBM’s Watson Improve your Organization’s Lessons Learned Process?

The IIL Blog

In the practice of project management, we are encouraged to collect, store, reference, and add to “Lessons Learned” to avoid the mistakes (as well as benefit by the best practices) employed by others in our organization in their work on projects.

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

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.

Going Global With Wrike: How We Built an Efficient Localization Process


We managed to build the entire localization process in less than a year, which would not have been possible without Wrike — both because it’s the perfect platform for collaborative workflow building and because of the amazing team behind it.

How to Make Change Management Bearable For Everyone ?

It’s a process to enhance the organization’s performance, as well as paving the road to numerous opportunities such as changes in job roles, structure, and work system. With these changes come a set of process or approaches to take into account to ensure that changes benefit the organization. The Truth About Change: Why It Is A Complicated Process. People prefer monotony because they are used to it the whole process. Process Change.

What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution. Gap analysis process. Gap analysis definition.

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Search Engine Marketing Defined & Where SEO Fits In

One marketer may say that SEM covers the act of marketing a website via any search marketing activities, while another may say it only refers to paid search marketing activities. According to this definition, search engine marketing is a term that refers both to paid search and SEO.

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

International Institute of Learning

Technically, it is preferable to avoid this terminology of pseudo-agile when referring to where your organization is at in its adoption of agile simply because it can be misinterpreted or confusing. Using some agile processes, but really preferring to adhere to a waterfall model.

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Key Questions You Need To Ask Your Applicant Tracking System (ATS) Vendor


An Applicant Tracking System is a software application specifically designed for recruiters, talent acquisition pros, and their hiring teams to create an efficient and streamlined recruiting process. Identifying Bottlenecks in the Hiring Process. Recruiting Process

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What if the PMBOK Guide was a Choose Your Own Adventure® book?

Kiron Bondale

While their 2012 reference book for Disciplined Agile Delivery provided guidance for teams interested in tailoring their delivery approaches, the new book delves much deeper into the key goals, decision points and options for those decision points.

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What’s the Real Value of Project Management?

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! The verb form can be especially helpful for the actual practice of project management, like when a project manager is estimating the value of a process or pain point, but we’ll explore that topic later.

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What Is SIPOC? How to Use a SIPOC Diagram

It’s a method to improve process, and Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how it can be used as yet another tool to help you manage your project. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! It’s an acronym that stands for Supplies, Inputs, Process, Outputs and Customers.

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The Importance of Data Governance for Business

The process of maintaining the integrity of your data, protecting it and making it available as needed, requires a plan of action. This includes creating processes that provide accountability to make sure data management is effective. An Ongoing Process.

Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

This can make project collaboration between departments difficult, due to differences in process and methodology. Project integration management is a way of making various processes work together. It is used as a reference document as the project moves forward.

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The PM Skills You Can Forget About (And the Ones You Really Need to Know)


So what processes and techniques will catapult your career and what are the areas that you can… overlook? In this article I’ll look at 5 project management techniques, processes and skills that you will no doubt have heard mentioned time and time again.

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How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

Impact, also referred to as severity or consequence, is the amount of impact on the project. The risk management processes include: 1) plan risk management , 2) identify risks , 3) evaluate/assess risks , 4) plan risk responses , 5) implement risk responses, and 6) monitor risks.

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

International Institute of Learning

If you happen to have copies of either of my books available, refer to the index of read all the pages where I talk about Bob Nero, who was my CEO at Interface Systems, Inc. Do you discuss this office environment in your onboarding or interview process for new employees? .

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Bliss

This is particularly the case with complex processes or projects with lots of moving parts and many stakeholders. In those situations, it’s hard for the expert in the ‘problem’ area to see exactly what the impact of their solution might be on other departments or downstream processes.

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An Introduction to Vendor Management

This process gives you the means to establish service, quality, cost and job satisfaction goals. They can be independent consultants, a consulting company or a staffing company, which is usually referred to as a supplier. Vendor Management Process.

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Save Yourself! 7 Ways to Prevent Information Overload

Information overload is the problematic process of trying to understand something and make the right decision when we have too much information about what we’re trying to decide about. Decision makers have fairly limited cognitive processing capacity.

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10 Project Management Buzzwords and What They Mean

It might seem dense or, worse, a way to exclude people and make them feel outside of the process. A paradigm shift is something that comes along and changes everything, especially thought processes. Sprint refers to workflow, both in action, planning and review.

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Project Quality Management – A Quick Guide

Project quality management encompasses the processes and activities that are used to figure out and achieve the quality of the deliverables of a project. That’s why implementing quality control means managing both process and people. The Process of Project Quality Management.

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How to Prep for Vacation So Nothing Goes Wrong

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. They should be a person who is close to the work you’re doing and has the skills to maintain its process while you’re out. Just remember to give access privileges to everyone who might need to reference the work.

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Project Planning for Beginners

Here’s a screenshot for your reference! Planning is the process that moves a project from its start date to its end date, where the deliverables are completed on time and within the allotted budget. And then there’s the process of how we go about doing that.

Quality Assurance and Testing: A Quick Guide

Quality control is more concerned with quality earlier in the project process. This provides a systematic measurement and comparison with a standard, along with a monitory of processes and a feedback loop to make sure no errors pass through production.

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How to Make a Change Management Plan

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! Develop a Process: You need a process in order to effectively submit, evaluate, authorize and manage and control the change requests. Without a process, change management is unmanageable.

Timing is everything for your team!

Kiron Bondale

Daniel uses the common terminology of larks and owls to refer to those people who act as bookends of the working day, and refers to the majority who fall somewhere between these extremes as third birds.

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Theory of Constraints: A Guide for Project Managers

There is always at least one constraint, and the theory of constraints uses what is called a focusing process to identify that constraint, and then restructures to address it. What Is the Focusing Process? It is a five-step process. Thinking Process in the Theory of Constraints.

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Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

An integrated management system is a framework of processes and standards. Focus on process. A process of change must be applied quickly and efficiently in order for Okapi to thrive. The point of operational excellence is to constantly be working on improvements in process.

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How to Do a Project Management Audit

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! Well, improvement always comes through process. First, you create a process and use a document repository. These will serve as your artifacts or evidence or proof that Jennifer was referring to.

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Managing Compliance in Project Management

Brad Egeland

Business projects are an excellent way of implementing new ideas while improving current processes. Compliance refers to the process of conforming to various standards, rules, and requirements. Project management compliance refers to the processes, standards, and procedures that you should follow when planning and implementing a project. The following is a 5-step process for managing compliance in project management.

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Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. And co-creation is a process where brands and consumers work together to create better ideas, products and services. Repeat the Process: Do this as many times as necessary to achieve a final blueprint.

PMBOK Guide 6th Edition and Agile Practice Guide - Impacts on Credentials

Leading Answers

For the PMI-ACP there are a dozen reference books, listed in the PMI-ACP Reference List. So, the PMP and PMI-ACP exam questions are influenced by the Exam Contents Outlines more than the reference publications. The image below depicts the process.

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