Project Management Processes & Phases

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


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 [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

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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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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.

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement

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.

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.

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.

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Software Developers Don’t Need Permission or Forgiveness

Leading Agile

This one is for software developers. ” In particular, I’m thinking about the notion of keeping the software design clean at all times. Ron Jeffries has an article describing how fundamental refactoring is in the basic professional practice of a software developer.

The Process of Choosing the Best Project Management Software

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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.

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.

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. How To Get Started [Software Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, 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.

Enterprise Scrum Development Process Flow

Herding Cats

Here's how we write software for money, on a deadline, with a mandatory set of Capabilities and Features that implement those Capabilities. This process flow has been applied in a wide range of technical and business domains.


Software Developers Always Want to Go Faster

Leading Agile

Notwithstanding all these pleonastic niceties, the truth is the speed with which a developer operates the keyboard is not the constraint in any software delivery process. The post Software Developers Always Want to Go Faster appeared first on LeadingAgile.

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.

Hiring Process for Growing Businesses


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.

How to Speed up Your Project Management Process with 5 SaaS Applications

Paymo App

Project management process bottlenecks. The 3 main things I have so far noticed about project management processes: The more detailed the planned steps, the less likely they will be realized. Let’s look at how GDrive can fit into your project management process.

What’s Worse Than Not Automating Your Software Delivery Pipeline?

Leading Agile

An unattended software delivery pipeline frees technical staff to spend more time on value-add activities rather than tediously performing repetitive tasks by hand, such as. The company wanted to automate their dispatching process. Even better: It was the right process.

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


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.

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


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.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

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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.

Principles, Processes, and Practices of Project Success

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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


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?

Coherent Design and Development Process

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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.

Task Management Software


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.

Automate Open Source Code Management with the #1 Software Composition Analysis Tool In WhiteSource

Brad Egeland

The company’s solution integrates fully into the build process, no matter the programming languages, build tools, or development environments. WhiteSource integrates fully into your build process, no matter your programming languages, build tools, or development environments.

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Voice of the Customer (VOC): a Powerful Tool for Valuable Customer Insight

Project Bliss

Getting the Voice of the Customer (VOC) tells you if you’re on the right track in your product or process improvement project. For example, if you develop software that your peers use, then your customer is internal. You can ask survey questions about any part of a product or process.

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The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

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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 .

The Classic Misunderstanding between Principles, Practices, and Process

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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 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.

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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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.

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?

The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

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

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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.

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”).

Closed Loop Control and Granularity of the Estimating Process

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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.

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.

Zen and Code Maintenance

Leading Agile

The connection with software development/maintenance is probably obvious. Tying Up Loose Ends in Software. Keeping code clean at all times really ought to be considered baseline job performance for a software engineer. Warning: This may be a little bit preachy.

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