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. At first, the concept of the project management process and its practical adaption can seem a little daunting, but this article will give you everything you need to set up PM processes and phases at your business. How to Implement a PM Process in Your Organization.

The Stakeholder Management Survey Results Are In!

Girl's Guide to PM

Thanks again to everyone who took my stakeholder management survey at the end of last year. The respondents to the survey stated that they do it because: It helps secure project resources (71%). Nothing like a bit of honesty in an anonymous survey! I did a couple of interviews to validate the survey responses and when I told one interviewee that people were responding that they didn’t have the time, he laughed.

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PMXPO - Survey Says!

Keyedin

We thought it would be interesting to survey the event attendees with these three questions: What’s the biggest challenge you face today with your projects? The results are in and… Survey Says! Now these survey answers may give you an idea of who attended the PMXPO event, but what we’d like to point out is the following findings: PMOs of all sizes are faced with these top two challenges : Resource management - tracking time, capacity and demand planning, all of it.

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PMXPO - Survey Says!

Keyedin

We thought it would be interesting to survey the event attendees with these three questions: What’s the biggest challenge you face today with your projects? The results are in and… Survey Says! Now these survey answers may give you an idea of who attended the PMXPO event, but what we’d like to point out is the following findings: PMOs of all sizes are faced with these top two challenges : Resource management - tracking time, capacity and demand planning, all of it.

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New Study: 2018 State of Embedded Analytics Report

informs decision makers while they’re in the flow of current thought processes within apps—without losing. Analytics Report, survey participants reiterated those sentiments. Another key finding in this year’s survey: 90 percent of respondents indicated that embedded analytics.

Surveys Said: Agencies Need a New Approach to Compete

MavenLink

How marketers can use statistics from both surveys, to examine ways in which marketing services organizations can better position, compete, and gain market share in this increasingly challenging environment, writes, John Reese, Senior Vice President of Marketing at Mavenlink. Using statistics from both surveys, we can examine ways in which marketing services organizations can better position, compete, and gain market share in this increasingly challenging environment.

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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. But what happens when the need to follow organisational process inevitably conflicts with making project progress? After all, project managers are not process monkeys. We are not process workers, production line operations – or trained gerbils. It needs processes.

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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it

nTask

According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties. What is Business Process Improvement? Supporting Business Processes : serve the basic business.

Inside the PMP Question Writing Process

Leading Answers

Information is power, and it never hurts to be more aware of the process before taking the exam. Discussing the relative merit of the PMP or the application process is outside the scope of this article. This complete process is depicted below: Why This is Useful.

Survey - How Certified is Your PMO and How Effective is the PMO Leadership?

Brad Egeland

Let's have a little fun and do a new survey. Please note - this survey is sponsored by Cheetah Learning , providers of excellent project management training and certification services - they even guarantee you'll pass the PMP exam so check them out if you're thinking of becoming certifiable! 5 - Extremely effective 4 - Very effective 3 - Needs some improvements 2 - Struggling and needs process or leadership improvements 1 - On the brink of disaster - needs big makeover Submit

How to Package and Price Embedded Analytics

can beat out hundreds of surveys. If so, moving the feature to an optional add-on may also reduce friction in the sales process. up the sales process—not just in current deals, but (as we’ll explain later) in future revenue streams as well.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated

Wrike

In a survey from RingCentral on communication app overload in the workplace, 70% of workers said the volume of communication they receive is a top challenge. Does this sound like your current work project intake process? Here are 4 signs your project intake process is outdated and some simple steps to build a well-defined project intake process that’ll take your team into the future. Sign #2: There’s no formal process to turn requests into projects.

5 Candidate Selection Tools to Speed up Your Hiring Process

Teamweek

To help you make fast but effective hiring decisions, we gathered our favorite candidate selection tools, designed to make your hiring process sleeker and more efficient. Plum does this by making you create a Match Criteria Survey before you advertise any open role.

Tips to Create the Perfect Intake Process Template for Project Work

Wrike

One of the best ways for her to do so is to create a successful process that can be replicated again and again. So she decides to create an intake process template that she can use to streamline all of these work requests and set her team up for success. . The benefits of creating an intake process template. Standardizing the work intake process flow will require some work up front, but the numerous benefits make it well worth it.

5 Features Your Work Intake Process Tool Should Have

Wrike

Streamlining the work intake process is a hurdle for many teams. We thought so, which is why we’re sharing what to look for when starting your search for a work intake process tool. 5 Must-have features for your work intake process tool. In fact, in a survey of 300 agency leaders , 27% of respondents found creative briefs to be incomplete and inconsistent. The intake process. How does your team receive project requests from internal and external clients?

Control partners should have skin in the game!

Kiron Bondale

For example, quantifying the cost of control or conducting regular satisfaction surveys with delivery staff are two methods in which we could bring back skin in the game. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management improving project management PM compliance issues Process compliance stupidityI finally completed reading Nassim Taleb ‘s book Skin in the Game which I had written about in a recent article.

Project Portfolio Management - PMI “Pulse of the Profession” Survey

Keyedin

When the Project Management Institute (PMI) released their “Pulse of the Profession: The High Cost of Low Performance” survey for 2014, I was fascinated by the study’s insights and heartened to see the many places where it validated the KeyedIn Projects “gospel” of effective project portfolio management. Process maturity’s impact on success over time.

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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. As your business grows, you should come up with processes and options that can scale with your progress. Appropriate project management processes help you identify, record, and resolve these alterations, and keep your undertaking on course.

How effective are your agile ceremonies?

Kiron Bondale

We could also conduct regular surveys with key participating stakeholders to gauge their satisfaction with the product and with the team. Agile agile project management improving project management Process compliance stupidityWe hope that by conducting effective ceremonies we will achieve the agile trinity of improved value delivery, better quality and more fun.

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Project Portfolio Management - PMI “Pulse of the Profession” Survey

Keyedin

When the Project Management Institute (PMI) released their “Pulse of the Profession: The High Cost of Low Performance” survey for 2014, I was fascinated by the study’s insights and heartened to see the many places where it validated the KeyedIn Projects “gospel” of effective project portfolio management. Process maturity’s impact on success over time.

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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. If you want to know that you’re on the right track when you’re leading a process or product improvement project, how can you be sure you’re addressing the right concerns? Depending on the culture of your workplace, if your customers are internal, they can get frustrated if the processes and tools are modified with little or no consideration for the user.

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How Do You Create a Strategic Plan? An Overview of the Strategic Planning Process

Teamweek

One of its most robust features is its timeline management tool, which can create the schedule needed to get the strategic planning process started. The strategic planning process requires you to align your client’s or company’s desired outcome with an actionable timeline. The ability to track your tasks using simple tools that you can customize for the project is essential to the strategic planning process.

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5 Ways to Make Your Business Move Faster with Environment Optimization

Epicflow Blog

Harvard Business Review has conducted a survey about the impact of competitiveness on risk-management and decision-making characteristics. Though mistakes slow down any process so it’s better to avoid them. How To business multi-project management software resource management risk management process risk planning process strategic project successYou’re a business owner or CEO.

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Nudges might lead to better project governance

Kiron Bondale

If a survey of teams was conducted to find out what they hated the most about working on projects, governance is likely to rank fairly high. Facilitating Organization Change Process Peeves Project Management governance improving project management management failure

Top Tips for Reducing Risks as a Construction Project Manager

Wrike

They plan, control, and optimize the project delivery process in order to ensure a high-quality result — i.e. a project that meets expectations and is completed on schedule and under budget. One survey from the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) found that 80% of contractors say they struggle to find qualified workers. According to Project Management Institute’s 2018 Pulse of the Profession survey, 21% of projects fail due to taxed resources. .

4 Reasons to Have a Professional Services Management Template

Wrike

This year, Wrike did a survey measuring the biggest professional services project management challenges. For example, when we asked respondents to pick their top 3 work challenges, there was a 6-way tie: Keeping projects on track, managing different client processes, too many projects, too many manual tasks, consolidating feedback, disconnected tools — is your head spinning yet? Your team needs processes that empower members to be project management experts effortlessly.

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The Ultimate Guide To Digital Marketing Automation

Wrike

Social Media Today’s 2019 State of Marketing Automation Survey found that 75% of companies already use at least one kind of marketing automation tool. What marketing automation processes are there? Why Wrike helps with the marketing automation process.

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Workflow Management vs. Project Management: Different but Both Critical

Wrike

Whether those steps are dictated by procedure, born out of habit, or made up along the way, a workflow represents the process of getting things done. . Recurring processes and routine objectives are best served by workflow management because it’s repetitive. . Because enterprise workflow management creates an infinitely repeatable process , it can be really helpful with automating everyday assignments, making teams more efficient, and minimizing roadblocks.

3 Design Studio Management Challenges (and How to Solve Them)

Wrike

Refining and streamlining your own processes makes it easier to consistently deliver your best work. But despite these hurdles, figuring out how to facilitate successful internal and external collaboration is important, especially when you consider that one survey found that 86% of respondents blame lack of collaboration or ineffective communication for workplace failures.

Everyone’s a Project Manager, But Not Everyone Can Manage Projects (Infographic)

Wrike

We surveyed 1,464 workers about their work management processes and discovered that 94% of respondents manage projects on a regular basis, but only 47% have “project manager” in their job title or description. Without a process in place to handle many projects across different teams, meetings get canceled, deadlines pushed, stress levels rise, and projects die. Read the complete 2015 Work Management Survey.

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How to Plan Project Resources With Wrike

Wrike

That’s when you turn to your resource planning processes to identify what’s required to complete that request, and how you can allocate those resources for maximum efficiency — before anybody on your team gets started. . In this article, we’re digging into what resource management it is, why it matters, and how the right tools can make this important process much easier. . It’s the process of planning, scheduling, and allocating those resources.

Knowledgeline: New KM Survey:: by Tom Baldwin

Knowledgeline

Knowledgeline Monday, September 26, 2005 New KM Survey A group of KM professionals recently gathered by conference call to discuss the need and interest of forming a national/international group focused specifically on legal KM. Please take a few moments to complete this survey and provide your opinion. Survey Link [link] posted by Tom Baldwin - Chief Knowledge Officer at 5:06 PM 101 Comments: This blog is awesome!

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5 Team Productivity Blockers and How to Overcome Them

ProjectManager.com

According to a survey by Salary.com and America Online , employees spend an average of 1.86 According to Udemy’s, 2018 Workplace Distraction Report , 33 percent of employees surveyed said that technology and connectivity issues were the most common distractions and productivity-suckers in the workplace. Send out a survey checking in on what’s helping and what’s hurting, and then make adjustments based on the information you get back.

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5 Ways to Collect Better Customer Feedback

ProjectManager.com

Gathering feedback regarding your product or service not only improves your business process, but it makes the customer feel heard and involved. Customer Feedback Surveys. An even older method of getting customer feedback is the survey, and this old dog still has a few tricks up its sleeve. Surveys continue to be popular, especially online surveys, and that’s because they work. Surveys, emails and even chat are still a distant way to connect.

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore

Workamajig

68% - more than 2/3rd - of organizations in PMI's annual survey said that they used outsourced or contract project managers in 2018. ( As per Wellingtone's survey, only 22% of organizations use a PM software. As we wrote earlier, creating a project management office (PMO) can drastically improve productivity and bring greater clarity to your PM processes. 50% of respondents in a survey said that their biggest challenge is that PMO processes are seen as overhead.

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Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

There’s two things here – AI in the solution of a project, delivered to a customer and AI being used by the project itself, to automate processes for example. There’s a figure in the report based on PMI’s Earning Power: Project Management Salary Survey 2019 , which turns heads. The second, well, the salary survey is from PMI and therefore aren’t the people who take the survey likely to be PMP certified, the last survey publicly available, in 2018, that figure was 82%.

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Show Your Resources Some Love! Project Managers & Resource Managers – Come together, right now.

Keyedin

Data on “time to productive” for onboarding new talent adds additional complexity for resource planning drives improvements in sourcing tactics and onboarding processes. According to the survey, both PS and IT agree: there are challenges in finding available talent.

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NLP for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

A survey by the Chartered Management Institute reported that most managers rated themselves as having a Coaching style, whereas most employees rated their managers as being Directive. Peter speaking at the APM Rethinking Leadership conference.

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Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

Keyedin

New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply. As I read the RMI Survey Results, I felt a distinct sense of dj vu. A main challenge was finding people who could be strategic enablers, institute new PMO processes, and drive adoption of new technology. RMs are in the midst of that challenge now and our survey brings these issues back in the limelight.

How To Motivate Your Project Team

Girl's Guide to PM

We do it as children, we do it as teenagers (often terrifying our parents in the process) and we do it as adults. Strengths-based project management is an approach to project management that focuses on the people rather than the process. We have so much material about what processes to use, and yet it is estimated that 70% – and possibly as much as 81% – of project success depends on the human side of projects. One way is to take the VIA Character Survey at [link].

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