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.

10 Conflict Resolution Strategies that Actually Work

ProjectManager.com

That conflict exists is not the issue, but having an effective conflict resolution strategy to resolve that conflict if it begins to impact the business is crucial for any manager. Here are 10 conflict resolution strategies that can help you manage volatile team members.

What Is Strategy?

Arras People

But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a “high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty” Yet strategy is different from vision, mission, goals, priorities, and plans. Project Management business strategy strategy

Risk Response Strategies: Full Roundup

Online PM Courses

Risk response strategies are the basic ways you can handle project risks. In this article we’ll examine the risk response strategies you have available to you, what they mean, and when you should use them. ’ This video introduces a four-stage risk management process.

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How to connect business strategy with project management

Moira Alexander

Think of the strategy and PM connection in construction terms, where the step of pouring footings and foundations needs to adequately support all other work that follows and ultimately the final structure -- in this analogy the final structure are the end goals. Suresh Srinivasan, CTO at NYU Langone Medical Center , tells CIO, within the NYU IT department there are two key components that link the business strategy and project management.

Content/Process Workshop

Brett Harned

If you work on any web design projects, you know that finding the right ways to account for content in the overall process can be difficult. You've got goals to meet, expectations to set, stakeholders to inform, a strategy to develop, and a whole mound of content to rewrite.

Process Groups and the 5 Steps of Traditional Project Management

Redbooth

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.

Successfully Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

So far in this blog series, we have defined strategy, covered the basis of strategic planning, and discussed who to include in your strategic planning team. Part 2: Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast. Step 1: Start with strategy.

Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects

Online PM Courses

So what are the secret strategies that experienced Project Managers use to manage multiple projects? The Number one Strategy that will help you Manage Multiple Projects. Serial mono-tasking is the essential strategy. Secret Strategies to Manage Multiple Projects.

Why your business strategies must constantly change

Moira Alexander

Policies and processes. In today’s business environment, knowing how to successfully navigate these changes and develop appropriate and effective processes to properly manage such change is a must. It’s virtually impossible for organizations to make sound strategic decisions and completely accomplish objectives when deprived of strong change management strategies. “If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.” -Lao

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Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

Optimizing Your Digital Presence For The Web When you’re considering any data-driven marketing strategy, you can’t exclude SEO , or Search Engine Optimization.

How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

Project-Management.pm

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?

Elements Of A Successful Data-Driven Marketing Strategy

Brad Egeland

Optimizing Your Digital Presence For The Web When you’re considering any data-driven marketing strategy, you can’t exclude SEO , or Search Engine Optimization.

What is Strategy?

Herding Cats

Strategy is a much overused, misused, and abused word. It's tossed around by those who are unfamiliar with Strategy Making roles in businesses. . Strategy is creating fit among a company's activities. The success of a strategy depends on doing many things well - not just a few. If there is no fit among the activities, there is no distinctive strategy and little to sustain the strategic deployment process. The Framework for IT Strategy . Strategy

It’s time to introduce a selection process for project sponsors

Ron Rosenhead

In our book “Strategies for Project Sponsorship” (published by Management Concepts) we made the suggestion the company should be making every effort to interview for project sponsors. Strategies for Project Sponsorship published by Management Concepts.

Begin to Deliver Strategy… Fast

Planview

If you’ll recall, we previously got you set up to translate your organization’s strategy into a top down vision with metrics in the blog, “ Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly.” Effective strategy planning will take multiple departments.

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.

Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly

Planview

If you are part of the process that collects the list of projects, you are spending ridiculous hours collecting and consolidating. Then, you pass the list of projects to those who “align” those projects to strategy? Who is responsible for delivering strategy?

This Set of Stakeholder Engagement Strategies will Power You up

Online PM Courses

The standard ‘four-box’ approach to deriving stakeholder engagement strategies can easily leave newer project managers believing there are just four basic strategies they can use. In fact, there are many stakeholder engagement strategies you can choose from.

Insights into the Project Management Job Seeking Process

Arras People

Over the years Arras People has been dissecting and writing about the project management recruitment process on the Camel Blog, providing advice, hints and tips on how any project management jobseeker can improve their job hunting tactics. Application Process. Short listing Process.

Can Agencies Positively Impact Client Strategy?

Function Point

How can your agency positively impact your client’s business strategy? From an organizational structure to go-to-market strategies, there are a number of ways that creative agencies can assist their client in achieving their goals. Principal / Director of Strategy.

How to Manage Stakeholder Engagement: 15 Practical Strategies

PM Basics

In the majority of cases, you will notice an unusual buzz around “following the processes and policies” stuff. Here are a few things that will help you make correct decisions: 15 Strategies to Control Stakeholder Engagement. Let them follow standard processes and policies.

The 5 Reasons You Need Planning a Strategy

Project-Management.pm

Planning a strategy is time-consuming; apart from exerting so much time and effort in it, you need to gather experienced people for the job. And the people should be devoted and not chicken out once the strategy plan is implemented. Another factor to take note is when planning a strategy; you cannot go wrong with specific and clear details. From the plan down to its tasks , the strategic plan should be free from vague information and confusing processes.

Connecting Project Benefits to Business Strategy for Success

Herding Cats

The answer is they come from the Strategy of the IT function. Where is the strategy defined? What are the measures of the outcomes connected to each other and connected to the top level strategy to the strategic needs of the firm. NoEstimates Balanced Scorecard Strategy

The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Project-Management.pm

And the answer to all of these is in the guise of project portfolio management process steps. The project portfolio management process steps mentioned below cater to all types of organizations that execute portfolio management to reach their business objectives and their strategic goals. Remember that these project portfolio management process steps don’t fix your woes within a day or week; treat it as the start of your path towards an efficient portfolio. .

Agile at Scale – Outcome Driven (or Broken)

Tyner Blain

Taking agile, a process otherwise optimized for small, cross-functional, collaborative teams and making it work at scale is fascinating. You realize (by gaining new information, outside of the development process) that your team is going to fail, so you need to change.

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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. Here are some strategies to get you started.

Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy

amium

In the article, Yuri shares some valuable lessons that we learned when we redefined our go-to-market sales strategy when we launched Amium. Through Yuri’s article, readers can get an inside view of how a company pivot affected our prospecting approach, changed our sales management strategy, and helped define the new skills that our sales team needed to succeed in the new model. The post Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy appeared first on Amium.

The product launch playbook: 25 tips and strategies for a flawless launch

Planio

Research the market and turn your ideas into strategy. Put everything together in a launch day strategy (and use your project management tool to track it all). Debrief your go-to-market strategy. Research the market and turn your ideas into strategy.

User Onboarding: 9 Steps to Perfecting your Onboarding Process

Planio

Let’s take a deep dive into what makes a powerful user onboarding process, the tools and resources you have at your disposal, and some of the best practices used by your favorite startups and companies. The essential elements of a great onboarding process.

You Won’t Believe What These Five Lenses Can Show You About Your Product

Tyner Blain

The Product Strategy Grid. Steven Haines wrote The Product Manager’s Desk Reference , and from ( the first edition of ) his book I learned about the product strategy grid. I believe the product strategy grid is a fantastic tool for.

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Cut, Cut, Cut: Elimination Strategies To Boost Productivity

Project Management Hacks

Elimination is an underrated productivity strategy we all need to practice. If elimination is such a great strategy, why isn’t it more popular? Before you start the elimination process, you need a positive aim.

How to Analyze Business Strategy to Improve Your Projects

Brightwork

Connecting projects to organizational strategy can improve projects in several areas including preparation of business cases, request management, planning and resource allocation, risk management, budget control, and collaboration. What is a Business Strategy? Before starting the analysis, I want to define what exactly Strategy is. Johnson & Scholes (2005) define strategy as “the direction and scope of an organization over the long term”.

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The Potential of Agile

Tyner Blain

If you decide in advance which problems are important to solve, then you will get roughly the same amount of value out of your solution regardless of what process you use. The agile process gives you frequent opportunities to validate the hypotheses on which your product strategy is built.

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Risk, Their Sources, and Handling Strategies

Herding Cats

A deeper understanding of frequent risk identification trends and biases pervasive during system design and development is needed, for it would lead to the improved execution of existing identification processes and methods. . episteme), is uncertainty from the lack of knowledge of a quantity or process in the system or an environment. This uncertainty is modeled as a stochastic process of an inherently random physical model.

Project Management Career Q&A – Strategic and Business Management Development

Arras People

Strategy management, financial planning processes; portfolio management and strategy execution are all areas for consideration. Q&A Project Management Careers Business Management business strategy PMI Strategu strategy Talent TriangleAs a project manager thinking about my development for the coming year, what would you recommend in the ‘strategic and business management’ portion of the Talent Triangle?

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Top Time Management Strategies to Keep Employees Stay on Track

Proofhub

What are the must-to-know time management strategies? When you get your focus right, your brain will process the information in one direction, and your time management will improve rapidly.

High Turnover? 8 Strategies for Employee Retention [Guest Post]

Brightwork

The scouting and rehiring process costs precious money and time, resources that could be better used on completing company projects. Here are eight organic strategies that can improve your employee retention rate. Focus on the Interview Process In the case of employee retention, the root of any potential problems lies within the job interview process. 8 Strategies for Employee Retention [Guest Post] appeared first on BrightWork.

How to Build a Powerful Deliverables Strategy from Scratch

Workzone

Examples of industry-specific deliverables include: Advertising/Marketing: Brand Strategy Report, Collateral (physical or digital), Website/Social Media Copy, Campaign Definition/Metrics, Sales Literature. Crafting your deliverable strategy. What is a deliverable?

6 strategies for choosing the right project management tool

Hive

Choosing a new project management tool can be an intimidating process, but breaking it down into these six steps will ensure you choose the right tool for your team’s needs.

10 Strategies for Managing Multiple Projects at Once

LiquidPlanner

You could block your time for one client, or one project, or to do one task like return phone calls or process invoices. Use processes, systems and tools to stay organized so that you can always find documents and plans that relate to a particular project or client.

Good Enough

Tyner Blain

MVP is an experimentation process, not a product development process. MVP / Lean Startup is a learning process fueled with hypothesis testing, following the scientific method. Instead of trying to shoehorn it into a product-creation process, simply don’t.

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How To Improve Your Project Management: Success Strategies from Workzone

Workzone

It depends on if you establish your processes and the work you put in to manage your actual work. Is the current process ideal, or do you wish there could be tools to help you get them done more efficiently? Is there a way to repeat certain processes? Now’s the time.