Back to Basics: A Master Class on the 4 Phases of the Project Life Cycle

Planio

But every project–from redesigning a website to building the Colossus of Rhodes–follows the same four phases of the project life cycle : Initiation. The project life cycle is the ultimate guide to take you from idea to finished product.

What is Project Life Cycle and What Are its Phases

ProProfs Project Management

As project managers and even as team members of a project, we all know that leadership and management is a field on its own, even referred to as a scientific field. . You’ve probably heard about the project life cycle, and here we’ll be taking a closer look at this topic. .

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Why the Professional Services Project Life Cycle Needs More Focus on Collaboration

MavenLink

The standard project life cycle has been used by countless companies to manage their business processes for many years despite the growing complexities surrounding project management. What are the Phases in the Professional Services Project Life Cycle?

What is the Project Life Cycle and How to Use It Better?

Workamajig

The project life cycle describes the stages a project goes through as it progresses from start to finish. A well-defined life cycle brings order and structure to the project. This article will demystify the project management life cycle and help you run better projects. Few things in project management are more hotly debated than this: The project life cycle. Professional Services Life cycle.

Everything You Need To Know About the 4 Phases of a Project Life Cycle

Teamweek

When a project begins, the amount of planning, preparation, and work required to complete it can be overwhelming. A break in the chain can compromise the entire project. This is why experienced project managers divide their projects into four phases that simplify and add structure to the process. Understanding what each one consists of and how one flows logically into the other will help you keep your project organized from concept to completion.

Key Personal Qualities of an Excellent Project Manager

Epicflow Blog

Read more: What Do Companies like Apple, Amazon, and Google Look for in Project Managers? Let’s immerse deeper into the sphere of project management from the perspective of character traits that assist in gaining your occupational success. Key Responsibilities of a Project Manager .

A Step-By-Step Guide to Improving Your Resource Management

The IIL Blog

Project Managers and their teams carry out planned projects on a daily basis, such as the development of new applications. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively. Since 2017, project resource management has focused not only on human resources, but also on the equipment, materials, and supplies. Read on for steps you can take to improve resource management on your projects!

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Project Management Life Cycle-Iterative & Adaptive

iZenBridge

All projects across industries follow a life cycle approach. Often I have seen there are so many questions in mind for many PMP® aspirants on different types of life cycles. Why do we need anything other than predictive life cycle, which goes quite sequential and looks perfect? What these new life cycles do differently? In summary, in this life cycle, we can predict the full flow of work.

Four Steps to Breathe Life Back into a Dying Project

Clarizen

While it is obviously a last resort, there are times when it’s necessary to gracefully kill a project vs. allow it to continue its terrifying one way journey towards oblivion. However, well before that becomes a possibility, project managers need to pull out the jaws of life, grab a defibrillator, and administer some CPR — because if the project management gods are on their side, they’ll be able to breathe life back into a dying project.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Management Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Have you left anything out of your project management plan? Check out this checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. As I define a project management plan, I strive for clarity, brevity, and simplicity.

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In-Depth Overview Of 5 Phases of Project Management Life Cycle

nTask

Regardless of the scope of your industry or the company you are working in, having an understanding of the project management cycle is a must. When managing a project, you have to ensure the successful accomplishment of each task on time. What Is Project Life Cycle?

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A Different Kind of Project

Project Risk Coach

Life is filled with new adventures and experiences. Projects are unique, some more than others. Let's look at how to manage a different kind of project. Project managers may be asked to manage a project, unlike anything they've ever faced. Develop a Project Charter.

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Using a Risk Assessment Matrix for a Qualitative Risk Analysis

ProjectManager.com

All projects have risks, but not all risks are the same. There are many potential risks that can affect a project and you need to have a risk management process in place to manage them. If you’re using a risk assessment matrix, you can identify project risks and their severity faster.

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Identifying and Overcoming Resource Constraints in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Resources are what you need to execute your project plan—people, equipment and materials. Managing those resources is part of how you deliver a successful project. Each task in your project plan will have project resources like people, time and a budget attached.

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Project Time Management: Strategies, Tips & Tools

ProjectManager.com

Time is not on your side when it comes to project management. While project managers haven’t figured out how to bend time and space to their bidding, there are time management techniques that you can use to manage the time you spend on tasks. What Is Project Time Management?

2021 291

The PMO Game Changer: A Value-Driven Project Resource Management

The Lazy Project Manager

What is a Value-Driven Project Resource Management? Project resource management by PMO has changed significantly in the last 20 years. It is no more a mere spreadsheet for allocating resources to the projects and plug the holes. 1 Reduce Overall Project Resource Cost by 10-30 %.

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25 Years Project Management Experience: Do I Really Need PRINCE2?

Arras People

“Even though I’m a veteran project manager, I’m not PRINCE2 certified, but that seems to be all companies want in their PM job descriptions. ” In our experience at Arras People we find a good deal of employers ask for a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, but when we delve deeper it transpires the organisation isn’t working stringently to the process but they are working within a structured environment.

How to Make a Quality Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

You got the project delivered on time and within budget, but your stakeholder deems the project a failure. Quality might be the unsung hero of project management, and quality management is the methodology to keep your project delivering at the highest level.

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What Is a Project Deliverable? Definition, Examples & More

ProjectManager.com

Projects create deliverables, which are simply the results of the project or the processes in the project. That means a deliverable can be something as big as the objective of the project itself or the reporting that is part of the larger project.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. There’s also a checklist of project artifacts by phase at the end, which you can use as an aide-memoire for creating your own documentation. The project deliverable is a new app.

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ONEPOINT Projects - Scaled Agile Done Right

Brad Egeland

COMBINING THE BEST OF STANDARDS-BASED PPM WITH SCALED AGILE ​ ONEPOINT's innovative, hybrid approach to project management allows you to combine the best of Scaled Agile with all major features of common PM standards including PMI, IPMA and PRINCE2. INTEGRATED PROJECT, PROGRAM & PORTFOLIO MANAGEMENT ONEPOINT Projects is a modern, flexible, standards-based PPM web application that is available both on cloud and on premise and is trusted by hundreds of customers across industries.

What is Project Time Management?

ProProfs Project Management

Project time management refers to skills, tools, and techniques, which businesses use to manage time while working on project activities. Time’ and ‘Deliverables’ are the two major factors that you need to take care of during the project life cycle.

Benefits Realization Management for Projects

MPUG

Two project managers are shortlisted to manage the project. The other project manager informs that with the Smart Website the following will occur: A 50% reduction in response time for prospective buyers. However, in this article, our focus will be on projects.

Project Communication Plan Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s a project communication plan template, but it focuses on the summary milestones to hit during the project life cycle. It’s not pages and pages of your approach to a project communications strategy. Things you might include through the life of your project are: Steering Group or Project Board briefings. Project newsletters. Pieces for the intranet, or a reminder to update your project intranet/social network page.

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Project Management Planning Phase: Best Practices

Clarizen

Ask a project manager which project management planning phase in the project life cycle is the most important, and they might say something like “the phase my project is in right now.” approach for your next project.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan? Check out this project plan checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. I like to keep my project plans as simple as possible. For many project plans, I will only have three or four of the items in this checklist. Project Plan Checklist. Cost Baseline – approved version of the project budget.

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Resource Calendar in Project Management [4 Key Benefits]

ActiveCollab

Time management and keeping track of schedules are essential tasks that fall under the responsibility of the team leader or project manager. They allow them to supervise project-related events, milestones that will happen during the project's life cycle, and occurrences.

5 Tips for Working With the IT Helpdesk

Girl's Guide to PM

IT departments can be great places to get experience as a project manager. Much business change involves an element of technology and that’s why I’ve written in the past about there being no such thing as an IT project. Projects with an IT element are wide-ranging.

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Business Leadership for IT Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Before I’d got far reading Gary Lloyd’s Business Leadership for IT Projects I realized he was offering a critical assessment on the Standish report on project failure – thankfully. So: business team managers, project and product owners and sponsors.

Project Management Process: The Basics

Clarizen

While it is a safe bet that Mr. Deming was not specifically or exclusively referring to the overall project management process, his wise advice – or if you wish, his stark warning – certainly applies. Project Management Process Groups. Project Management Process Flow.

Project Management Process & Phases

ProProfs Project Management

Project Management is the art of coordinating resources and directing working groups to execute components of work so that each group delivers components that can be tied together into a wholesome deliverable (contracted scope of work) within schedule and budget. Develop Project Charter.

Project Integration Management – A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Managing a project can be complicated, especially when different departments have to work together. As each department works on a project, each one likely uses a methodology that they’re most comfortable with to provide them with the results they want. This can make project collaboration between departments difficult, due to differences in process and methodology. What Is Project Integration Management? This is normal operational procedure for any project manager.

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What Is the Project Management Life Cycle?

ProjectManager.com

What is the project life cycle? It’s everything the project goes through, from inception to close. Each step in the project management life cycle, which consists of distinct phases used in traditional project management, is explained in this post.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

Project Portfolio Management – or PPM - is the centralized management of the processes, methods, and technologies used by project managers and project management offices to analyze and collectively manage current or proposed projects based on numerous key characteristics. What a PPM should be The right PPM will help you analyze and choose the right projects. Knowing your resource requirements and allocations is a key to proper project staffing.

2019 118

Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimate and How to Calculate It (with example)

Girl's Guide to PM

A rough order of magnitude estimate is used to give you a very high level view of potential project costs. Ideally, you’d be able to provide a definitive estimate, carefully created from loads of input from subject matter experts and plenty of research on past projects and their budgets.

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What Is Work Management? How to Manage Work for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

Project management spends a lot of time on the work that must happen before any project can be executed. Researching the feasibility of the project, planning for its success, scheduling tasks, organizing resources and building a budget are all important.

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Lean Project Management: What Is It and Why You Should Be Using it

Techno-PM

But the methodology is now making its mark in the field of project management. If you're a project manager, a team leader, or even a regular employee, you need to know the core principles behind lean project management. Download Project Management Templates!

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A Roadmap to Success

Brad Egeland

Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world. The product is ONEPOINT Projects. ONEPOINT Projects is a modern, flexible, standards-based PPM web application that is available both on cloud and on premise and is trusted by hundreds of customers across industries.

2019 119

How to Actually Develop a Project Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

If this is true, why is it that some project managers put so little time in developing a project management plan? One of the reasons is that project managers may not know what to include. I’ve developed this checklist to help you develop your project management plan including baselines, subsidiary plans, and ancillary plans. Every project is different. Select only the planning elements that are appropriate for the size and complexity of your projects.

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Risk Analysis 101: How to Analyze Project Risk

ProjectManager.com

Before you’re able to analyze the risk in your project, you have to acknowledge that risk is going to happen in your project. By planning for risks, you begin the process of knowing how to identify, monitor and close out risks when they show up in your project.

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