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.

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. What these new life cycles do differently? What is an iterative life cycle?

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.

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.

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.

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. Project Charter.

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Action Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

When you’re making a project, you start with a strategy. It can also be looked at as an explanation of one’s strategy or course of action to be taken for the successful completion of a project. The action plan is specific and related only to a project, not outside tasks.

How to Conduct a Feasibility Study

ProjectManager.com

What is a feasibility study and why is it so important for a project? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains what project managers need to know about feasibility studies in this short tutorial video. And, will the project get you the ROI you expect? Prepare a projected income statement.

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Project Initiation: How to Start Your Project Off Right

ProjectManager.com

Great projects often start with great hopes and expectations. But if a project isn’t initiated correctly, then those hopes and expectations aren’t anchored in a solid foundation, and your project can drift off course and head for disaster. What Is Project Initiation?

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.

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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.

Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation

ProjectManager.com

Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you practical steps you can take to innovate by using co-creation and project management techniques. In Review – Project Management Best Practices for Innovation and Co-Creation. Best Practices for Project Management.

Impress Clients and Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

Enjoy the interactivity of cloud-based data visualization tools like Pincello and build, update and share project visuals directly from your browser to impress clients and executives. Web-Based Project Management Tool for Unified Communication. And the clock is ticking ….

12 Key Project Management Principles & How to Use Them

ProjectManager.com

The phrase “project management” is a simple description of a complex activity. Before you can even plan the project, you must get it approved by stakeholders and sponsors. We haven’t even mentioned the tools you’ll use to manage all the project variables.

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Pseudo Agile, Hyper Agile – Isn’t Plain Agile Enough?

International Institute of Learning

Project teams begin to see the benefits of Agile as they compare it to other methods of project management, i.e., Waterfall, they may be currently using. Project teams who have been certified or qualified are utilizing agile methods based upon industry guidance and best practices.

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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.

Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

Its aim is to manage the fruition of project life cycles , supply chains and resultant efficiencies. As projects go, it’s one of the more complicated. Entrepreneurship The Project Manager Blog

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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The 10 Project Management Terms You Should Know

MindGenius

The 10 Project Management Terms You Should Know. To achieve success within the field of project management, communication is essential, but this means ensuring everybody involved in the project is singing from the same hymn sheet. As with most other disciplines, project management has its own jargon, and this is often taught through project and programme management courses. Also included within the plan will be a work schedule and a budget for the project.

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.

A Step-by-Step Guide to Creative Briefs

ProjectManager.com

Depending on the project, teams think and speak in wildly different ways. The creative brief helps creative teams understand their part in the larger project and, in so doing, better shape the overall strategy, goals and tools for the project. Marketing The Project Manager Blog

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8 Aspects That Will Make You the Best Entry-level Project Manager

PM Basics

You look at the requirements of an entry-level Project Manager , and it is frustrating! Is it that difficult to become a Project Manager? They don’t know how to state what an entry-level Project Manager should know. Can You Grasp Project Management?

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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The 5 Project Management Steps You Don’t Want to Forget

Teamweek

Some people spend a lifetime training to be an efficient project manager. Whether you have recently started as a project manager or unintentionally took on the role, following the right project management steps will help you become successful. Project Initiation.

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Managing Team Conflict and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

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.

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.

12 Innovative Examples of Project Management Software

MavenLink

Project management software (PMS) helps companies more effectively manage both day-to-day and long-term projects by providing crucial insights into the lifecycle of tasks and availability of resources. Finding the Right Project Management Software for You.

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 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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How to Exploit Junior Project Manager Interview Questions

PM Basics

Junior Project Manager interview questions are tricky in many senses. From one side, you need to show an understanding of Project Management. I interviewed junior project managers more than any other PMs. Today, I want to share what an interviewing project manager wants to hear.

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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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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