Project Management Processes & Phases

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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.

Process Optimization: Get More From Your Processes

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No process is perfect immediately. Process optimization methods can help guide those tweaks and improvements. But if these workers have some glaring inefficiencies in their process, then the rest of your facility can be entirely thrown off course. What is a Process Optimization?

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How to Make a Process Improvement Plan

ProjectManager.com

Project management is made up of processes. Project managers and their teams depend on those processes to ensure that a project runs smoothly. But what about those processes? Too often processes are relied on as if they were somehow perfect and cannot be touched.

2020 299

How to Define a Workflow Process

ProjectManager.com

First you need to define a workflow process. What Is a Workflow Process? Workflow is the definition, execution and automation of business processes: where tasks, information and documents are passed from one person to another for action according to a set of procedural rules.

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.

2016 399

Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. It puts the focus on the software and the related business processes in a powerful way by using different scenarios. Michael K.

A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

ProjectManager.com

That guide is called business process mapping. An Overview of Business Process Mapping. With a clear diagram or detailed business process map, it is easy to see where improvements in the business process can be made to increase efficiencies and productivity. Software.

Next Generation Project Management Software

Girl's Guide to PM

The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. In this article we look at emerging software in the PPM space and discuss how its selection and implementation needs to be done in line with an overarching digital strategy. Digitalization and Collaboration.

2016 385

Best Project Planning Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

That’s where project planning software comes in: it’s a project manager’s best friend. Project planning software gives project managers the means to control costs and stay on schedule. Yes, project planning software is massive. 2020 Best Project Planning Software Rankings.

2020 245

Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

ProjectManager.com

Our mastery of the decision-making process plays a big part in the outcome of our lives, as life could be easily defined as a series of decisions. 7 Steps for an Effective Decision-Making Process. You plan your projects , so why shouldn’t you plan your decision-making process?

Phase-Gate Process in Project Management: A Quick Guide

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When you have a long-term project that needs to be evaluated regularly, and you’re dealing with numerous stakeholders, the phase-gate process could be an ideal fit for your organization. What is the Phase-Gate Process? Stages of the Phase-Gate Process.

The Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-Solving Process

Project Bliss

The Osborn Parnes creative problem-solving process is a structured way to generate creative and innovative ways to address problems. Origin of the Osborn Parnes Creative Problem-solving Process. The two collaborated to formalize the process.,

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

2016 318

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. Read my other project management software reviews.

2017 314

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. You can do this in Easy Projects with our resource planning software.

Software Review: Roadmap Planner [2017]

Girl's Guide to PM

The software comes with templates so you don’t have to create from scratch unless you want to. Roadmap Planner creates a strategic plan aligned in swim lanes so you could adapt it for recording any process if you wanted. Read my other project management software reviews.

2017 286

Best Resource Management Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

What is Resource Management Software? Resource management software is a tool that is used by organizations balance their resources and their capacity. The following are a handful of the best resource management software currently available. The software has limited features.

2020 289

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?

GamePlan Project Management Software Review [2019]

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a review of GamePlan software using Firefox browser and Safari on my iPad, in April 2019. Languages: I didn’t see any options to change the software language. GamePlan is unlike any other project management software I’ve seen. Software

2019 278

The Best Gantt Chart Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Today, we’re breaking down the best Gantt chart software options so you can make the smartest decision for your team. Next, let’s take a look at 10 industry-leading Gantt chart software providers, starting with our very own. Time tracking software.

2020 305

Best Project Management Software of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Therefore, it makes sense why successful companies rely on project management software to keep them on track. Building a business foundation on project management software can be a very effective tactic; thus, making the right choice is extremely important.

2019 278

Software Review: Vizzlo [2018]

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 This article contains affiliate links

2018 208

Risk Management Plan - What is the Process?

Brad Egeland

Risk Management Planning What is the Risk Management Process? So, most times you can expect to make lots of lists to keep up with the entire process. Presently, there is no greater priority than the prevention of a data breach.

How to Fund a Software Development Project

ProjectManager.com

A critical success factor for a software development project is how it is funded. In this blog I’ll explore several common options for funding software development projects. Related: Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide. The Secure Funding Process Goal.

2019 321

Taking on PPM Software Myths

Arras People

It’s no different in the software implementation space where some things sound like good ideas but really aren’t. Prospective customers often start their project portfolio management (PPM) software implementation journey with a few preconceived ideas that probably don’t give them the best chance for success. Are you ready to implement your project management software yet? Download our free e-book to learn more about the common myths around the use of PPM software.

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.

2018 327

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. An introduction into PMBOK process groups and knowledge areas.

Best Project Management Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

Therefore, it makes sense why successful companies rely on project management software to keep them on track. Building a business foundation on project management software can be a very effective tactic; thus, making the right choice is extremely important.

2020 198

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.

2016 156

Task Management vs Project Management vs Process Management: Which Software Do You Need?

ProProfs Project Management

Many of them are routine tasks like processing purchase requisitions, travel requests or leave approvals. When Jess’ university introduced a live chat software , things were hardly better – it’s the same stress as emails but in real-time. Scaling Operations Requires Process Automation.

The Best Gantt Chart Software of 2019

ProjectManager.com

Today, we’re breaking down the best Gantt chart software options so you can make the smartest decision for your team. Next, let’s take a look at 10 industry-leading Gantt chart software providers, starting with our very own. Time tracking software.

2019 234

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?

51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019]

ProProfs Project Management

Project management software helps in not only managing multiple projects, but also streamline workflow and improve your teams performance exponentially. The best way to do so is by choosing the right project management software that offers all the features you need.

2019 86

Streamline Business Processes With IT Project Management Software: The Ultimate Guide

ProProfs Project Management

Now, if I ask you what’s the process of hiring an employee in your organization, what would you say? Some of you wouldn’t know the entire process in detail, while some of you might have an idea but don’t really know how the HR team goes about it. What are Business Processes?

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.

Signs that Your Project Management Process Needs an Update

EasyProjects

Whatever the case, here are five signals from the universe that indicate your project management process is due for a refresh. Process vs Methodology. Let’s first clarify what is meant by the word ‘process’ and how it is not to be confused with the term ‘methodology’.

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement [SIPOC Template Download]

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. It’s a great tool to facilitate discussion and common understanding when dealing with processes that can be complex – and gets you off to a great start.

2018 182

What does it take to launch agile software? Q&A with Jordan Husney, CEO and Founder of Parabol

Girl's Guide to PM

Why would you launch a new project management software tool when the market is so crowded already? The Agile Manifesto was written in 2001—which was the same year Rally Software was founded. Why is there so much software choice?

2020 252

Team Collaboration Software: 3 Must-Have Features for Productivity

ProjectManager.com

The promise of technology doesn’t always coincide with reality, but this is not the case with team collaboration software. Social media might be working out the kinks, but in business, team collaboration software has brought people together. How Team Collaboration Software Works.

2019 272

online task management software is enabler

Binfire

With the advent of online task management software , managing work just got easier. This article is not about how to use an online task management software. You can learn to use any software by trying it. Online task management software benefits.