Project Management Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

If so, it might be time to start implementing proven project management processes and phases at your organization in order to bring your company’s workflow under control. This involves another set of processes: Scope: Make sure the project deliverables have been completed as planned.

The Battle Between Process and Progress

Girl's Guide to PM

As Project Managers, we’re all familiar with process. In fact, sometimes it can feel as if a project manager’s world is but a never-ending universe of interlocking processes and procedures. After all, project managers are not process monkeys. It needs processes.

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?

Software Review: Vizzlo [2016]

Girl's Guide to PM

How Software Reviews Happen. This is how the software review process normally goes for me. Software company: We’ve got a really cool product we’d like you to review. Software company: So will you review it? Software Review: iMindQ 4.1 Software

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Find the Best 2016 Project Management Software

Simplify your project management software evaluation process in one easy step

How to Surface The Right Lessons Learned with CornerThought Software

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m delighted to be partnering with CornerThought lessons learned software for this article. Lessons Learned Software To The Rescue. As regular readers may know, I review a lot of project management software tools. It’s really about the standard project management processes.

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The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

Paymo App

When we talk about the best project management software, there’s no such thing as “one size fits all” or “the ultimate project management software” The best project management software is the one that fits your workflow and really helps you getting the job done.

Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Slenke.com: How To Get Started [Software Review] , first appeared on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Slenke has been around since 2015, but you might not have heard of this Canadian-built project management software tool. The process is all pretty much the same.

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.

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.

Value of MVP and Knowledge Discovery Process

Pawel Brodzinski

Given that Lunar Logic is a web software shop we often talk with startups that want to build their product. If only we could have such a discussion about every feature that we build in our products we would add much less waste to software.

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Process is King Part 2

Herding Cats

I wrote a post about Process is King a few years ago. Came across a few posts about how people trump process. fail to put those people in a process that can guide their success. . People without process is an undirected effort and where I work, that's called waste.

The 5 Elements of an “Enterprise-Centric” Project Management Software Solution

Clarizen

When it comes to choosing new project management software, enterprises typically rely on scorecards, content (e.g. Increase your business agility with Clarizen’s project management software.

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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.

A PM’s Guide to Agile Software Development

Project Bliss

Everybody’s talking about agile software development these days: project managers, software developers, IT directors, small startups and big corporations. What is Agile Software Development? Agile teams prioritize collaboration, adaptability and working software.

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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.

Coherent Design and Development Process

Herding Cats

Providing the rationale and the definitive specifications for all hardware software, facilities, and personnel required to carry out and s!support We're working on a white paper "Increasing the Probability of Program Success with Continuous Risk Management," for the Joint Space Cost Council, Scheduler's Forum. During our research, I found a paper "Management Disciplines: Harbingers of Successful Programs," David Acker, Defense Systems Management Review , Summer, 1979.

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.

Best project management software

Binfire

What is the best project management software for your team and your project? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What is our budget for PM software?

Task Management Software

Binfire

Good task management software is a great tool to plan a project from the high-level concept ideas to the small tasks needed to complete the project. In fact, the most basic and yet the most important element of a project management software is its task management features.

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

Herding Cats

Then let's look at the actual description of how iterative and incremental development took place in “Managing the Development of Reliable Software,” R. Williams, Proceedings of the International Conference on Reliable Software, April 21-23, 1975.

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The Beginner’s Guide to Using Project Planning Software

Paymo App

The project management practice depicts a step-by-step process that helps you establish everything you need to do on a project. How to plan a project from start to finish using project planning software. Best project planning software options.

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The True Importance of Project Collaboration Software

TrustRadius Project Management

Thankfully, there is also an increasing amount of project collaboration software available to teams. In today’s business environment, software can address many of the challenges that come up with collaborating on a project. Key Areas Where Software Can Help Project Collaborations.

Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

Software Development Life Cycle is on every job description for a Project Manager. Everyone wants you to know how to develop software applications. Understanding of SDLC can make the whole process more efficient. Some say it is a process or an approach. Have you noticed?

Process Reduces Agility? Only on De Minimis Projects

Herding Cats

A popular toss off aphrase in some agile circles is process reduces agility. I've been in the software development business for 30 years, mostly in the Software Intensive System of Systems world, where embedded systems are 100 times more prevalent than business, web and desktop systems.

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. Long ago a very senior piping engineer on a multi-billion refinery piping design system, asked us software weenies .

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.

Two Parallel Processes of Project Success - Both Value and Delivery are Needed

Herding Cats

Software development is a Value Creaton activity, but Value cannot be determined unless we know the cost to produce that value and when that value will be available for use by those who of paid for that Value. For software development, those scarce resources are people, time, and money.

The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

If you’re here, it means that you’re looking for time tracking software that you will use yourself or with your team. Onboarding process : We’ve gone through each step of the onboarding process to see exactly how easy it is for a user to get acquainted with a new tool.

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Software Cost Accounting

Herding Cats

But in the software development world, the domains of IT, there are two other colors of money. There are two types of software that are developed for a business: 1) internal-use software, and 2) software developed to be sold, leased or marketed (“software to be sold”).

Difference in Software Development Project Management and Project Management

PM Basics

It should fit in with software development project. However, this differences should not be an excuse not to apply proper processes and tools. Read this article to ensure you address the most significant problems of software development project management.

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Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

Herding Cats

For software, this can be value produced (assuming we have a unit of measure for that value in the for of effectiveness, performance, key performance parameters, or technical performance measures ). DP6Jw is an overview of this process. To control this process using feedback and corrective actions ‒ in the same way, your closed loop controller for your air conditioner or heater does - a sampling rate is determined based on the rate of change of the underlying processes.

FileHold Document Management Software with Workflow and Approval

Brad Egeland

Some Comparisons to Sharepoint ​ Document management Software (DMS) doesn't seem like something you would need to give a lot of thought to from a project management standpoint. To learn more I connected with Russ Beinder the CTO, of FileHold Software to examine FileHold's capabilities and uncover how it compares to and differs from SharePoint in certain capacities. This makes life easier for all parties involved in its usage and upgrade process.

Your Crash Course on PPM Software

Project-Management.pm

There is no magic cure to fix these issues overnight, but there is somewhat a solution to make jobs easier and create balance in the system: these are the PPM Software. What You Need to Know About PPM Software. Project Portfolio Management (PPM) software warrants managers in charge to deal with advanced project endeavors easier. Additionally, PPM software enables teams or staff to collaborate or share ideas, as well as create comprehensively organized schedules.

All form and no (agile) substance?

Kiron Bondale

“ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ” Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr’s warning reminds us that it is very easy to ignore the Manifesto for Agile Software Development’s value statements. Tagged: agile project management , Process compliance stupidity.

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Basis of Estimating Software Development

Herding Cats

The estimating of software development is both straightforward and complex. Here are some resources that will provide guidance to produce credible software development estimates, in both traditional and agile domains. Software Sizing, Estimation, and Risk Management: When Performance is Measured Performance Improves , Daniel Galaorath and Michael Evans , Auerbach, 2006. Software Sizing and Estimating: Mk II FPA , Charles Symons, John Wiley & Sons, 1991.

Software Economics

Herding Cats

Here's some thoughts on the economics of software development using other people's money, after 3 weeks of working a proposal for a major software intensive system of systems using Agile. Core business processes are still in effect, no matter the funding profiles. Monetized value allows the decision process to use ROI, IRR, Analysis of Alternatives. Economics of Software Development. Process is King.

What are the Technical Skill of a Software Development Project Manager?

PM Basics

“I do not have the technical skill to become a software development project manager.” You do need to know the software development process, what goes into creating software applications. The glossary of a Software Development Project Manager. Hardware vs. Software.

Use and Misuse of Statistics of Process Improvement Studies

Herding Cats

There are several studies on how software development can be improved by applying various process. Some studies have very large data sets, with analysis of each process and the differences between the processes. Here's a checklist for the steps needed to produce a credible answer to - Is there any difference between one process or another process for improving the outcomes of a process. Were the important concomitant processes also measured?

Quote of the Day - Estimating Software Costs

Herding Cats

In extensive research of over 20,000 software development projects spanning 18 years, it is found that more projects are doomed from poor cost and schedule estimates then they ever are from technical, political, or development team problems.