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

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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. This can happen if effective collaboration is not taking place during the professional services project life cycle. To succeed in this new era, services organizations need to better understand and implement collaboration throughout the 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.

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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 .

How to Master the 5 Phases of the Project Management Life Cycle

Wrike

Every project your team works on feels drastically different. But, those varying projects have more in common than you might think. So how can you make the most of this consistent sequence and nail each and every stage, regardless of the specifics of your project? Let’s explore the typical project management life cycle and how you and your team can maximize each phase for a killer project. . Project management life cycle phases.

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. However, there are a lot of challenges, many of which arise because of limitations in current processes and tools, which impede success. Project Resource Management is a process designed to use human and tangible assets, materials, and equipment efficiently and effectively. Take Project Resource Management On-Demand training from IIL Learn More.

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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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5 Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. To make project successful, keep teams cohesive and collaborating toward a great final solution or product or successful implementation. Their is training, certification, and experience that needs to be gained or earned to start leading projects. Gone are the days where it was only MS Project on the landscape and you either worked with it or jumped ship.

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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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Fighting Uncertainty in Project Management: Arm Yourself with the Right Tool

Epicflow Blog

In project management, even if you’re a talented and experienced project manager, you definitely know you can’t control everything. Making decisions in an uncertain environment is an essential part of not only a project manager’s work, but also the project team’s duties. Did you know that 32% of project managers misinterpret risks as uncertainties? It has been revealed as a result of the study conducted by the Project Management Institute.

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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. One tool every project manager should use regardless of the methodology used to manage the project, is the Gnatt Chart. This bring accountability to the project.

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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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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. Work smarter by taking advantage of fully integrated agile methodologies such as Kanban boards complementing proven, traditional tools like WBS and Gantt charts.

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. The Project Management Life Cycle. The life cycle of any project can get confusing. Usually, that’s the nuts and bolts of the project in action.

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Lessons Learned – Capture and then Release

Project Management Resource Network

Going through the project life cycle you will experience peaks and valleys, highs and lows. If you follow the practice of lessons learned then you benefit from the knowledge acquired throughout your projects. . You gain lessons with any project. Lessons could be about something good that changed the course of the project or mistakes to avoid. Whatever the lessons might be, it is important to record them, so lessons can be shared with future projects.

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. It is so because clients evaluate success or failure by considering the timeframe in which you have rendered project deliverables. What Are the Main Processes in Project Time Management.

The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool. 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. One tool does this better than any of the others on the PPM landscape.

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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. Do you have the people, tools and the resources necessary? And, will the project get you the ROI you expect? Jennifer suggested that it should be done during that point in the project life cycle after the business case has been completed.

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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. For example, in a book about IT projects one of the first assertions that he makes is that you simplify everything if you don’t do IT projects. “[M]inimize So: business team managers, project and product owners and sponsors.

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. There are also tools that can assist. You should at the very least, have a risk tracking tool or use a risk tracking template to identify and list those risks. How to Evaluate Project Risk.

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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. several reasons you should check this tool out as I have.

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Stakeholder Engagement for Your Project Success

Epicflow Blog

The success of any project is dependent on a number of factors such as clear goals, realistic project schedule, budget, resource, risk, and uncertainty management. But the favorable outcome of a project is based not only on processes but also on people.

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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. You must anchor your project at the outset by providing it with structure. Ideas are plentiful but having a project plan and executing it will help actualize those hopes and ideas. What Is Project Initiation?

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. Project management is the practice of initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing the work of a team to achieve specific goals and meet a specific success criterion at a specific time. Best Practices for Project Management.

A Complete Guide to PMIS

ProjectManager.com

An abundance of information is created, transferred and stored over the life cycle of a project. Without a way of organizing all information a project is doomed to fail. That’s what PMIS comes in, which is an acronym for project management information system. A project management information system (PMIS) is how information needed to run a project is organized. It’s the tool that gives you instant access to the signal in the noise.

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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. In project management, the action plan is literally a series of steps that must be taken to achieve whatever the project objective is. The action plan is specific and related only to a project, not outside tasks. ProjectManager.com for Executing Projects.

Define Activities, discussing the 49 processes one by one (9/49)

Project Management Five

The PMI definition of Define Activities is “… the process of identifying and documenting the specific actions to be performed to produce the project deliverables.” You’ll recall that ITTO is Input, Tools & Techniques, and Output.

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. — Project Management Institute. In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology.

How to Make a Risk Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

You identify them, record them, monitor them and plan for them: risks are an inherent part of every project. Some risks are bound to become problem areas—like executing a project over the holidays and having to plan the project timeline around them. But there are many risks within any given project that, when unchecked, can come as unwelcome surprises to you and your team. Managing your risks is arguably one of the most important parts of a project.

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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. You are the project coordinator overseeing seven other managers on civil engineering projects in several cities. 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. Next, you need to assemble a team to accomplish those tasks, and you must monitor their progress and report back on it to the project executives. We haven’t even mentioned the tools you’ll use to manage all the project variables. That is project failure.

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How to Write a Business Case

ProjectManager.com

The need for a business case is that it collects the proposal, outline, strategy and marketing plan in one document and offers a full look at how the project will benefit the organization. Projects fail without having a solid business case to rest on. This will lead to your project deliverables. Stakeholders: Whether they’re clients, vendors, upper management, departmental leaders or other contributors to the project, meet with them.

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How to Make a Scope Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

Scope can make or break a project. If you’re not keeping a finger on the scope of the project, it can quickly go off-track, messing up your schedule and depleting the budget. That is how many projects fail. Yes, scope management is one more constraint a project manager must master, but then project managers love making plans to overcome challenges. After all, the project manager is tasked with ensuring that the project reaches a satisfactory conclusion.

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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. When I googled “software development life cycle definition” I found different variants. It is covered by the project management approach. Why Do You Need a Project Life Cycle? Large Project Life Cycle.

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.

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? Project Managers that interview candidates suffer from the “curse of knowledge.”. Here is the catch: You can NOT grasp the whole project management knowledge domain. You can manage a project on a napkin.

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Logistics Management 101: A Beginner’s Guide

ProjectManager.com

In doing so, logistics management deals with integrating the flow of information and its management tools , materials handling, production packaging, inventory, transportation, warehousing and sometimes security. Its aim is to manage the fruition of project life cycles , supply chains and resultant efficiencies. Related: 3 Free Tools for Making Network Diagrams. As projects go, it’s one of the more complicated. Entrepreneurship The Project Manager Blog

Work Schedule Template

ProjectManager.com

Organize your team’s work schedule to better manage your project’s workflow with a simple work schedule template. You can note the days your team is work on the project or a particular task, as well as collect their pay rate and hours spent completing those tasks.

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Understanding the Monte Carlo Analysis in Project Management

ProProfs Project Management

A good plan can help you in risk analysis, but it can not guarantee that your project will run smoothly. If you are associated with any stage of software project development life cycle, you most probably agree with this quote. It is important to have a smartly constructed plan in place to complete a software project on time. It can help you stick to the project timeline and meet the client’s requirements. Better assessment regarding project milestones.

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. For example, in a book about IT projects one of the first assertions that he makes is that you simplify everything if you don’t do IT projects. “[M]inimise So: business team managers, project and product owners and sponsors.