Reference Architecture vs. Reference Implementation

Leading Agile

In this clip from TriAgile 2019, Mike Cottmeyer is explaining the difference between Reference Architecture and Reference Implementation and why understanding the base patterns of Agility are so important to the success of your Agile Transformation.

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IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – IT Risk Management Strategies and Best Practices. Evaluate and Rank the Risk: Once we evaluate the impact of risks and prioritize them, we can begin to develop strategies to control them.

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Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

ProjectManager.com

In that time, she’s learned plenty about crafting successful growth strategies for businesses, which she shares in this video. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – Key Business Growth Strategies for New Businesses.

Risk Response Strategies: Full Roundup

Online PM Courses

Risk response strategies are the basic ways you can handle project risks. In this article we’ll examine the risk response strategies you have available to you, what they mean, and when you should use them. How many Risk Response Strategies are there?

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Strategy Implementation Needs Great Portfolio Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In recent years, portfolio management has evolved from an administrative process, in which projects are selected and prioritised, to one of the key ways in which organisations can focus on strategy implementation. Portfolio Management Strategy Execution

A Strategy for Engaging and Dealing With Difficult People

Girl's Guide to PM

In fact the best solution is to put a strategy in place before you are even faced with the problem, so that you will be better prepared and get a more successful outcome should you be faced with the dilemma. Planning an exit strategy is a smart move that helps you move roles.

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The Canvas Strategy

Zen Project Management

One piece of advice I appreciated is what he called the canvas strategy. The name refers back to when apprenticeships were common; a budding painter learns his craft by serving under a master and doing such things as preparing his canvas. This strategy will accomplish a number of things. I’m making my way through the Tim Ferris' book Tools of Titans. It’s well over 600 pages but it has a lot of useful, interesting advice, though I'll admit some of it is a bit out there.

Managing Team Clashes: Tips and Strategies for Conflict Resolution

MPUG

Here are some tips and strategies for preparing for and managing conflict as a project manager. You’ll have documented conflict resolution techniques to refer to in the future, too. The post Managing Team Clashes: Tips and Strategies for Conflict Resolution appeared first on MPUG.

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Failing to Deliver Strategy… Slowly

Planview

Then, you pass the list of projects to those who “align” those projects to strategy? Who is responsible for delivering strategy? This process is stifling innovation and costing the organization thousands of man-hours and likely resulting in failing … or what I refer to as failing-slow.

The product launch playbook: 25 tips and strategies for a flawless launch

Planio

Research the market and turn your ideas into strategy. Put everything together in a launch day strategy (and use your project management tool to track it all). Debrief your go-to-market strategy. Research the market and turn your ideas into strategy.

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Resist Business B.S.—Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?

LiquidPlanner

Strategy fails for two reasons: either the strategic plan is flawed or the strategy is a mess. The root cause of both failures is confusion around about what strategy is and what it is not. The trouble comes when strategic objectives and executional tactics are also considered strategy. We’ve all seen a set of tactics presented as a strategy. Why Wouldn’t We Rebel When Strategies Fail?

Risk, Their Sources, and Handling Strategies

Herding Cats

Knowledge can be brought about the aleatory uncertainty through Reference Class Forecasting and past performance modeling. The duration of this Task is derived from Reference Classes or Monte Carlo Simulation of aleatory uncertainty that creates a risk to the event or deliverable. . Risk identification during early design phases of complex systems is commonly implemented but often fails to identify events and circumstances that challenge program performance.

Project Management 101: Strategies to Grow Your Creative Agency Now

Teamweek

They confirm their ideas, collect resources, and use both strategy and technology to create deliverables. Share this image on your site: Project Management 101: Strategies to Grow Your Creative Agency Now. Normally, you love your job as a project manager at a creative agency in London.

How to Build a Powerful Deliverables Strategy from Scratch

Workzone

Examples of industry-specific deliverables include: Advertising/Marketing: Brand Strategy Report, Collateral (physical or digital), Website/Social Media Copy, Campaign Definition/Metrics, Sales Literature. Crafting your deliverable strategy. What is a deliverable?

Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Other options include apps like Evernote – where you’re capturing your note-taking in a device which you can then easily refer to on multiple devices later. It also means that I can refer to it at any time because it’s recorded.

PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources. PMO Project Management Strategy Execution

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10 Performance Metrics Examples Project Managers Can't Afford to Miss

MavenLink

Also referred to as: Budgeted Cost of Work Scheduled (BCWS). Also referred to as: Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP). Also referred to as: >Budgeted Cost of Work Performance. Also referred to as: the indicator of the project’s cost efficiency.

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What to Look for in Easy-to-Use Project Management Software

MavenLink

User experience” is the phrase developers use to refer to the steps a user has to take to complete a certain action. Project Management Strategy

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What is a Business Intelligence Strategy and do you need one?

Hydra

What is a Business Intelligence Strategy and do you need one? Business Intelligence (BI) refers to technologies, applications and practices for the collection, integration , analysis, and presentation of business information to support better decision making

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Strategy (#Strategy). Here's how to connect dots between strategy, mission success, programmatics, and technical performance management in units of measure meaningful to the decision makers. Success starts with a Strategy for the project. Strategy.

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What's Missing from the Agile Software Development Paradigm

Herding Cats

References . [1] Tiako, Information Science Reference, 2009. . Agile software development is framed by a manifesto , a set of 12 principles, several methods. These are all focused on developing software, delivering that software to those paying the developers.

4 Things to Keep in Mind When Building a Product Launch Template

Wrike

This strategy ensures that every product launch is more successful than the last. In order to make your product launch strategy successful, you need to make every step actionable. It took 400,000 engineers, technicians, and scientists.

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What Does a Project Manager Do in a Marketing Agency?

Wrike

Here’s the straightforward definition: A marketing agency works with clients to develop and implement a variety of marketing strategies and campaigns. . Solid knowledge of marketing strategies. There’s a lot that businesses need to get done.

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What is gap analysis? Uncovering the missing links to successful performance

Moira Alexander

Gap analysis is a method of comparing the actual level of performance versus the desired level of performance for a business process, project, strategy or IT solution. Gap analysis definition.

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How to Supercharge Lead Generation With Project Management

Wrike

The scenarios listed are all helpful examples of present and future strategies you can begin thinking about as we move on to examine what this all means for you as a marketer. . Developing outbound strategies for prequalified leads.

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Why Everyone Is Talking About Customer Experience & What It Means for Your Business

Wrike

Customer service refers to a single aspect of the customer experience, usually in the form of making a purchase or asking an employee for assistance. He provides examples from well-known brands that you can use to model your own strategy moving forward. Strategy.

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Adopting Business Agility at Moonpig: A Case Study

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Inspired by Jonathan Smart , I refer to these outcomes as “better, faster, happier”. Agile Strategy ExecutionA well-known start-up in the UK, Moonpig is all about making someone’s day brilliant.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute of Learning

To do this we need to be pragmatic and adopt agile, lean, or even traditional strategies when they make the most sense for our context. In DA we use the term value to refer to both customer and business value. References.

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How to Build and Use a Risk Register

Project Risk Coach

Impact, also referred to as severity or consequence, is the amount of impact on the project. Risk Response Strategies. Strategies for threats include: accept the risk, avoid the risk, mitigate the risk, or transfer the risk.

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Fallacy of the Day

Herding Cats

Act as the reference for validation and stakeholder acceptance. 2] " Aligning IT to Organizational Strategy ," . [3] NoEstimates Agile Architecture Business Capabilities Debunking Decision Making Fallacy of the Day Logical Fallacy Root Cause Analysis Strategy Systems TheoryRequirements, as traditionally used, are a separation tool. To separate the "thinkers" from the "doers". In software this is a HUGE mistake! This conjecture is a fallacy.

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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. Compile the data and present your strategies, goals and options. Marketing strategy.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align the portfolio with strategy and to select suitable metrics to track progress. Project Portfolio Management and Business Strategy. There is a circular link between strategy and project portfolios.

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Maintain a Healthy Project Portfolio with Metrics and Reviews

Arras People

Maintaining a healthy portfolio requires organizations to align the portfolio with strategy and to select suitable metrics to track progress. Project Portfolio Management and Business Strategy. There is a circular link between strategy and project portfolios.

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20 Things For Your Project Management Plan [With 3 Free Templates]

Girl's Guide to PM

Reference the business case and any prior documentation. It’s always easier to reference other documents than try to reproduce them in here. Execution Strategy. If you have a fully-fledged requirements document then you can always reference that.

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How to Perform a SWOT Analysis (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. The next step is to take this data and build a strategy based on it. What is a SWOT analysis, and why are so many successful companies using this powerful tool? Jennifer Bridges, shows you the what, why and how.

2019 359

How to Plan to Leave Your Job

Girl's Guide to PM

I joined a webinar about preparing an exit strategy from your current role – in other words, how to leave your job on good terms. You should prepare an exit strategy so you can leave your current job easily. Have you ever thought about how to prepare to leave your job gracefully?

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Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

ProjectManager.com

Operational excellence is when an organization executes its business strategy with consistency and is more reliable in that action than its competitors. It should be consistent and have reliable execution, which means implementing company strategy on an ongoing basis.

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The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute of Learning

Each question on the PMP Exam is tracked to at least two academic references (which PMI does not reveal) and to the Outline. Business Environment: Covering the link between projects and organizational strategy, this domain also includes compliance and organizational change management.

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Are you living in a VUCA world?

The Lazy Project Manager

Volatility refers to the speed of change in your business, sector, industry, location, etc. Complexity refers to the number of factors that need to be taken into consideration when making decisions or plans. Ambiguity refers to a lack of clarity about how to interpret something.

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The Volatile World

The Lazy Project Manager

Jeroen Kraaijenbrink writes: ‘Volatility refers to the speed of change in an industry, market or the world in general. The days of nice 3, 4, 5-year plans are long, long gone, yes, there might be some long-term strategy associated to a vision but not at a detailed planning level.

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