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.

A Quick Guide to Business Process Mapping

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.

The Best Risk Management Tools & Techniques for PM Pros

That’s why there are never enough risk management tools and techniques to have at your disposal when planning for a project. Risk Management Tools & Techniques. To begin the brainstorming process, you must assess the risks that could impact your project.

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4 Things Every Task Management Tool Needs

Projects are a process with a start and end that deliver a product or service, but that leaves out the essential building block of every project—tasks. Salvation comes in the form of a task management tool. But not all task management tools are created equal.

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Design Hacks for Non-Designers: Ask Expert Laura Klein

Speaker: Laura Klein, Principal at Users Know and Author of UX for Lean Startups

Phase-Gate Process in Project Management: A Quick Guide

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.

3 Easy Project Management Tools Anyone Can Use

Project management tools have evolved as well. The tools people prefer to use have always been the catalyst for change. Over time as technology improved, the tools available to use continued to do the same. However, these tools vary widely in complexity.

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Mastering the Decision-Making Process: A Practical Guide

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?

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.,

Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

Girl's Guide to PM

I ran a subscriber-only webinar recently about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. These are questions about collaboration tools that I hear time and time again, so I know many of you have the same queries.

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Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers

It’s one of the many tools to help, not hinder, the progress on a project. Constructive criticism is a process to help improve something through a valid and well-reasoned opinion. The post Constructive Criticism: A Powerful Tool for Managers appeared first on

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Musings on Project Management

A coffee shop discussion on process redesign and process improvement led me to state the obvious to my caffeine-charged debaters: Managers responsible for the business buy results [and outcomes], not process. Process, by itself, does not sell well; what sells is results. Process per se is a tool. process Project Management

Communications Tools: The Project Banner

Girl's Guide to PM

This article, Communications Tools: The Project Banner , first appeared on Girl's Guide to PM. I should have measured it first as we’ve just had the ceiling painted as we’re in the process of moving into that room and I was nervous about bashing it with the support pole.

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Zen Project Management

Tools can make us more effective, but sometimes they can be distractions. Take project management tools. Put another way, A fool with a tool is still a fool When I was young, I had a riding lawn mower.

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5 Tips for Better Decision Making (With Process)

Girl's Guide to PM

Something you can do to make decision making easier is to have a process for it. A process helps you step through the different options to give yourself confidence that you’ve covered all the angles and are ready to make the decision. The Decision Making Process. The decision making process is the main tool for making decisions. I haven’t come across ‘tools’ where you can plug in all the data and out pops the decision you should make.

6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

What tools and techniques can project managers use for controlling risks and getting the results they are looking for? In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Risk Control Tools and Techniques.

How Data Visualization Tools Can Improve Your Project Management

People process information differently, and there are many types of intelligences. It shows process and projects in a visual format that pulls people out of the weeds and adds context to their tasks, whether that be with a dashboard , graph or slide presentation.

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6 Tools and Techniques for Controlling Risks

Project Risk Coach

In these risk review sessions, the team discussed the effectiveness of the risk responses and the risk management processes. Let’s look at six tools and techniques recommended in the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for controlling risks. Risk Control Tools and Techniques.

5 Leadership Assessment Tools You Need to Try

Leadership is multifaceted, and so are the tools to assess and work on improving those skills. Leadership assessment tools provide practical steps that you can apply to measure your leadership and then work towards boosting relevant skills. The Best Leadership Assessment Tools.

5 Features Your Work Intake Process Tool Should Have


Streamlining the work intake process is a hurdle for many teams. The right tool can help refine a system for how you and your team accept project requests without additional headaches and hassle. 5 Must-have features for your work intake process tool. The intake process.

Signs that Your Project Management Process Needs an Update


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’.

Tool review: Admation

The Digital Project Manager

Project management tools often make the mistake of trying to be everything, to everyone. They create masses of functionality without a real vision of workflow and how the tool might be used by ad agencies and their clients to deliver projects. Posted in General.

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E-Learning Tools For Project Managers

Arras People

There are also plenty of apps that can be used as tools as well. While Dropbox has become a popular tool to save files, Dropbox Paper allows you to take notes, and add headers and checklists.

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Decision Making Tools for Group Decisions

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article I will give you a few tools to help you facilitate the process and direct your team’s efforts and energy in the right direction. The Group Decision Process. Making a decision as a group is a 3-step process: Deciding whether you need your team. Agree decision making tools and decide. My preferred practice is to rely on tools that were specifically developed to assess the optimal level of team involvement.

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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.

Project Management Communication Tools [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

When Bill Dow asked if I wanted to review his book on project management communication tools, I jumped at the opportunity. Seriously, this book contains everything you ever wanted to know about all the tools and documents available to you for communicating about your project.

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Tools for testing

Musings on Project Management

Tools linked to process, and process linked to tools, are always grist for debate in the agile space. Defect tracking is one of those processes that begs the question: to engage with a tool or not? Many say: Put the defect on a card, Put the card on a wall in the war room, and Work it into the backlog as a form of requirement that is commonly labeled "technical debt". For sure, that's. agile Testing

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

ProProfs Project Management

Before we jump into our list of best project management tool you can choose, let us talk about why a tool is needed in an organization. Why is it Important to Choose The Best Project Management Tool? Best Project Management Tools & Software. Business decision tool.

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Project Estimation: Master the Tools and Techniques

Online PM Courses

There are at least four things that make estimating for projects a difficult discipline: Project Estimation – Master the Tools and Techniques. Methods and Tools for Project Estimation. We’ll start by looking at traditional project estimations methods and tools.

4 Signs Your Project Intake Process Is Outdated


If your team is so inundated with new tasks coming from all directions and is siloed between tools, they simply can’t complete projects at the speed your business requires. Does this sound like your current work project intake process?

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. Voice of the Customer is a powerful tool for getting that information - for more successful projects and less rework. How-To how-to Process

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How to futureproof your PPM software selection process


Simple tools work well for smaller teams, but as you scale, you need to consider solutions that will also scale. When a team is small, its projects are normally small meaning that the resources required are much less and more manageable with simple tools.

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?

Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You


Every great piece of software starts with a plan and a clear process in place. Luckily, there are numerous software development processes you can choose from when you’re starting your next project. But which software development process is right for you?

The 5-Step Expert Guide To Choosing Collaboration Tools

Girl's Guide to PM

. Since my book Collaboration Tools for Project Managers came out, one of the things I’m asked frequently is ‘how do I choose the right collaboration tool for my team?’. It’s critical to step back and consider your team as a unit before you even start investigating tools,” she says. “Do

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Don’t over-process your project management communications!

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article in October 2015 describing how the eight forms of waste (a foundational lean tool) can affect project teams. Let’s do a deeper dive into the waste of over-processing. So what are the impacts of over-processing on the project manager’s part?

The Best BPM Tools & Process Analysis Tools To Try in 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Best BPM Tools & Process Analysis Tools To Try in 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. ToolsYou're asking, "Are there any better alternatives for Microsoft Project out there?" We've reviewed the best Microsoft Project alternatives that are more powerful, easier to use and cheaper. Choose from this list of the best MS Project alternatives for creating Gantt charts, project plans, and other PM essentials.

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How To Do An Effective Project Selection Process?

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?

The five failures of agile tools

Kiron Bondale

For organizations transforming their technology delivery from traditional to agile approaches, there’s a need to evolve team practices, tools, leadership behavior and stakeholder change appetites in parallel to avoid realizing the risks of being agile while standing in a waterfall.

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Advice for Project Managers: How to Save Your Job, and Process vs Tool


Dear Elizabeth : Process or tool—which comes first? Our executive team disagrees about this every time we evaluate our project and work processes and start to consider software tools—current and new ones. Process Fan.

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