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. That projects should be broken down into separate stages is accepted wisdom.

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. What is a Project Life Cycle? The cycle concludes with the project completion.

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. Once project managers know what they’re up against, the next to step is to analyze the data and identify root causes.

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. Project newsletters.

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. Personally my take on this is, PRINCE2 has been considered the defacto standard accreditation in project management for a while now.

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. Every project is different. Project Baselines.

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.

Introducing the PRINCE2 Principles

Project Health Check

PRINCE2 is a popular UK Project Management methodology, that continues to gain traction in other locations around the world. As such, is provides as alternative to the Project Management Institute's (PMI) A Guide to a Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK), and it's Project Management Professional Qualification (PMP). Then there is the PRINCE2 "Processes", equivalent to the PMBOK "Process Groups" - essentially the flow of phases throughout the Project Life cycle.

Business Leadership for IT Projects [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

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

The Causes of Conflict On Project Teams

Girl's Guide to PM

Projects can be a hotbed of conflict. From the difficult stakeholder who wants to undermine the project’s success to a disagreement about a feature of a deliverable, project work lends itself to workplace conflict situations. The sponsor and the project manager.

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Software Development Life Cycle and Project Management

PM Basics

Software Development Life Cycle is on every job description for a Project Manager. But there is a real problem here: With so many different frameworks and project management approaches, life cycles are so confusing. Why Do You Need a Project Life Cycle?

7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Here are 7 of the best productivity apps for project managers. The students aren’t project managers but they do have to manage projects, and later in their careers they’ll be handling big budget projects so the need tools that will grow with them and yet be simple to use.

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Introductory project management courses. Introduction to Project Management - a self-paced course that teaches practical ways to use project management skills, whether your project is large or small. Intermediate project management courses.

Project Management Life Cycle

ActiveCollab

No matter what methodology you use, it should include all the stages of an average project life cycle. The project life cycle defines the beginning and the end of a project, including the work that should be done in each phase and the people who should be involved in it.

Agile Project Management With Scrum or Kanban (2018 Guide)

PM Basics

Agile Project Management is common for Software Development and Telecommunication industries. There is no standardized agile project management approach. However, I would like to share my framework that described a possible application of Agile Project Management. MS Project.

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Step 3: Project Management Best Practices

The Tao of Project Management

Deploying Project Management Best Practices Having established where the organisation currently is on the capability maturity model and planned how to get to the next level in steps 1 and 2 we can now start to roll out the best practices. Before starting any of this I believe it is absolutely essential to involve all the organization’s project managers in the process (after all they are all key stakeholders).

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What Project Managers say About Significance of Kanban Boards?

Taskque

What is its significance in life of a project management professional? In this article, you will get all the answers in the light of project management professionals’ experiences and recommendations. Kanban is actually one of the project management methodologies. Kanban !

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What is Project Management?

The IIL Blog

Both were the outcomes of projects. In short, the design and construction of the Panama Canal, and the design and manufacture of the Boeing 787 were projects. That’s called Project Management. “ Projects have been around for thousands of years. That’s a project.

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Difference in Software Development Project Management and Project Management

PM Basics

I firmly believe that project management approach should be universal. It should fit in with software development project. Read this article to ensure you address the most significant problems of software development project management. Pin it to your project management board.

What are Deliverables in a Project? | Project Deliverables Template

Techno-PM

Project Management Deliverables Deliverables is a very common term used in project management. A project may have multiple deliverables to be accomplished during the course of the project life-cycle. Project Management Templates

Step 4: Program Management Best Practices

The Tao of Project Management

Last week we looked at deploying project management best practices, this week we look at a very similar process for deploying program management best practices: Deploying Program Management Best Practices Once again it is essential to fully involve all the organization’s project and program managers in the process. Once again the process starts with defining, documenting, agreeing and implementing a standard program life cycle.

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Step 2: Improving Your Capability Maturity

The Tao of Project Management

For example if you decide you are currently at project management level 2: repeatable (you will have documented project management methodologies and a standard project life cycle in place; and you will be involving your project managers in the definition and agreement of these standards). Obtain management support and authorisation to enforce compliance with the standards and monitor this through the project office.

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Waterfall project management- A tutorial

Binfire

Waterfall project management method was published by Winston W. Waterfall is sometimes also referred to as traditional project management method, but in this paper we will use Waterfall exclusively. Waterfall was first employed in the software and IT projects.

Project’s Hierarchy of Needs

Binfire

Project’s hierarchy of needs defines what is needed to happen for teams to achieve success in their projects. . Project’s theory of needs is based on Maslow’s Hierarchy of needs. It is common knowledge that most projects finish late or fail altogether.

Your Basic Guide to IT Project Governance Framework

Project-Management.pm

Projects have since been a lifeline of an organization; everything is a project these days and these help companies keep up with the ever-growing changes happening around the market. However, a project just doesn’t function on its own. The process won’t even work unless there is manpower involved, as well as methodologies and standards implemented for projects to be delivered successfully. This is one of the purposes of project governance.

25 mistakes project managers make

Binfire

The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated. 25 Common mistakes project managers make.

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The Road to Effective Project Management Governance

Project-Management.pm

What really is project management governance? With countless articles and books in the business spectrum conveying such practice, project management governance is in the sense, subjective. There’s no correct description of it and it’s safe to say that individuals or groups who employ and encounter project management governance have developed their own understanding of it. To be more precise, project management governance. Project Management Governance.

What We Can Do About It (4)

The Tao of Project Management

Step one was to consider the skills of the project manager, s tep two was to consider the needs of the organisation, and step three wa s to consider the projects and make sure they are business critical. But we can't just stop there, for even if a project is business critical it can still go wrong or cease to be business critical. Ideally this would be at the end of each project stage. Red is critical and urgent: the problem must be addressed or the project will fail.

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Job Openings

Stepping Into Project Management

So, here are a few: Project Manager (United Health Group)- Hyderabad (India) Project Manager – Job No. Hello there! How have you been? I thought I should let you know on some of the openings in the job world happening right now. I have never done it before, posting it on the blog.however, I thought since I get them a lot, why not put it up for you. If this help you find a job you love, that makes it all worthwhile.

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The Project Manager’s Ultimate Guide to Creating a Project Timeline

Teamweek

Ask any project manager, and they’ll tell you that the teams, tools, and resources they use will vary from one job to the next. It all depends on the project scope. The timeline serves as the blueprint of a project. Create a Project Scope Statement. Project Management

Gantt Chart is the right tool for tracking all projects even Agile

Binfire

There are many project management methodologies in use today. All have different ways of managing projects and each fit certain projects based on size or complexity. They use different tools and methods to plan a project and track it during project life cycle.

Communications Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Project Communications Management is the process of planning, collecting, storing, and updating project information. The Communications Management knowledge area that a project manager spends the most time on. Review project plans. Have a project war room.

Project Review

The Tao of Project Management

So step one was to consider if the project manager has the necessary skills to manage projects. Step three was to make sure that only projects that are critical to the business take place and that the projects that do take place are measured on the actual benefits they deliver to the business at the end of the project. This way projects that are going wrong or getting into difficulties get fixed or stopped before they can have a serious impact on the business.

Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used by software engineers and IT professionals for the past sixteen years. But the tide is turning and Agile project management is gaining wide acceptance as a valid process for most projects. History of Agile project management.

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Agile project management- A tutorial

Binfire

The Agile project management methodology has been used in the software development and IT industry for the past sixteen years, but recently it has gained wide acceptance by many number of industries and organizations. History of Agile project management. Project Planning.

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The NextGen (Agile) “Tester”

Sudipta Lahiri

Let us understand these: Early Involvement : testing was generally considered to be a late in the SDLC cycle activity. With Agile thinking focus on continuous delivery, testers need to get involved early in the project life cycle, understand the business and be an integral part of the team.

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What Does Enterprise Project Management Mean?

Leankor

Enterprise project management is a field of organizational development dedicated to just that. Using the available resources, businesses organize their projects according to an established system of information. All projects should be able to be managed at once through the same system. A streamlined business will operate more efficiently and finish projects more quickly. The History of Enterprise Project Management. The Benefits of Enterprise Project Management.

Risk Management: PMP Study Guide (PMBOK 6th Edition)

ExamsPM

Project Risk Management includes all the processes involved in risk identification, regulation, and mitigation on a project. Expected time (when) in the project life cycle. Project manager’s role –. Keep stakeholders informed of project progress.

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Project Management Certification – A guide

Binfire

This article is a guide on how to obtain a project management certification and resources you need to do so. If you are planning to get a project management certification, this article is for you. Before you start planning to take your certification exam, you need to consider the following three points: 1- You need a few years of practical experience in project management before you can take the certification test, usually 2-3 years of relevant experience.

Risk Management in Five Easy Pieces, with Apologies to Jack

Herding Cats

Managing Cost, Schedule, & Technical Performance Risk Is The Basis Of Good Project Management. Risk management is essential to the success of any significant project. Risk management is an important skill that can be applied to all projects.

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