Project Management Techniques – 21 Articles to Better Manage Projects

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The Brainzooming blog wasn’t originally focused on project management techniques. Implementing innovation in organizations reluctant to embrace the changes needed to survive and grow requires what we’ve come to call “strategic project management.”

Visualizing Project Planning Success for 2016

Braden Kelley

An Unconventional Approach to Manage Your Projects

Rmukesh Gupta

Almost everyone project manager that I meet wants to find out a way to do two things: Deliver their projects on-budget and on-time Be innovative in their approach while doing so. Yet, we know that most projects are neither on-budget nor on-time. The bigger and more critical the project, the more likely that it will over-run budgets and get delayed. So, why is it that most large projects fail? This needs to happen before the project is started.

Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask.

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Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

of Management, to analyze five years of. used Spigit’s idea management software. accepted by management — per thousand. ideation projects), engagement (more. Hundreds of companies now use idea management software to. Properly managed, raw ideas move through.

Traditional vs Agile Project Management for Innovators

Innovation Excellence

Which is the superior approach to project management, Waterfall or Agile? After talking with an expert on project management, I learned that’s not the right question. Instead, we should ask, “Which tool is best for this project?”

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A Project Management Methodology Evolving: Agile EVM

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Project management methodologies are very rarely one size fits all for every project. Program managers often must customize methodologies to suit their needs, occasionally even blending methodologies to satisfy all project and stakeholder requirements.

The Evolution Of Project Management — Trends For 2018

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Increasing productivity is an ever-present goal for project managers, and the evolution of the project management discipline is positioning PMs for success. Managing the performance of a project is one of the biggest challenges project managers face.

Project Management – 8 Chracteristics of a DRI

BrainZooming

What’s the project management answer to addressing this tendency among teams and team members? The acronym represents someone we’re always looking for in project management to make sure we will make progress. Project Management and 8 Characteristics of a DRI.

Earned Value Management Improves Project Performance. Here’s How.

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Part of a program manager’s role is to constantly seek ways to improve project performance. Is there a better way to manage this project?”. Program managers can quickly become overwhelmed with project improvement plans. Product Management Project Management

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Unexpected details pop up, as small as UX that needs clean-up, and as big as a previously unforeseen flaw in the infrastructure of a project. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided.

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from Our Escape Room Fail

BrainZooming

7 Forgotten Project Management Skills from an Escape Room Fail. Our fail suggested seven solid project management skills we neglected to use. We didn’t select a project leader. We didn’t manage our scarcest resource: time.

Four Ways Projects Get Delivered

Rmukesh Gupta

So when I read this post by Mike Shipulski on the nature of projects, I really had to share it with all of you. If you are in the business of leading or managing projects, this is a mandatory read. Not Right, Not Done, Not On Time, Not On Budget – Mike Shipulski in his post titled – The Four ways to run projects. . Most projects start out trying to be 100% right, 100% done, 100% on time and 100% on budgets.

13 Change Management Experts Share Their Tips

Braden Kelley

Recently my colleague Daniel Lock collected and published points-of-view (POV) from 13 change management experts on implementing fast, dramatic and powerful change.

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Project Management Considerations for the Open Organization

Innocentive

Having the right project management tools and techniques are essential for successfully embracing open innovation. As traditional boundaries are crossed, established project management approaches simply don’t provide the kind of tools and techniques that are needed to maximize the multidisciplinary inputs.

How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. We can measure the project’s and program’s progress with a variety of product burnup charts. Possible measures you might use in projects and programs.

3 Fatal Flaws Limiting Project-Based Innovation

Innovation Excellence

Fewer conversations focus on how innovation occurs in the context of professional services that deliver project or program outcomes for clients. In examining the typical life cycle of professional services projects, there appear to be at least.

Can project managers be innovative?

Values Centered Innovation

This year’s Project Management Conference in Dallas focused on all things innovation. As project managers, you are always innovating with each project you manage, no matter how small or large the scope is, and no matter what the topic is.

Tips for Project Managers: Overcoming Obstacles and Completing Projects on Time

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percent of companies complete 100 percent of their projects, Gallup reports. This is a somewhat alarming statistic that begs the question, “Why is it so difficult to complete projects?”. 1: Overcome the Vagueness of Project Goals by Asking the Right Questions. Only 2.5

Bridging Your Skills Gaps With Project Management Software

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The people within your project can make or break your success. The best team players can still ruin a project, however, if they lack the right skills to get the job done. These tools can also help evaluate gaps mid-project and prevent future problems. Before You Begin a Project.

Project Analytics: Visibility that Aids Risk Management

Speaker: Miles Robinson, Agile and Management Consultant, Motivational Speaker

Product Managers face changes that put delivery at risk. This session will focus on the use of a One-Dimensional Product Backlog from a risk management point of view.

Charting Change Book Launch Special – Free Visual Project Charter™ Poster Download

Braden Kelley

In celebration of the launch of Braden Kelley’s latest book – Charting Change – we are proud to make two new poster size downloads from the Change Planning Toolkit™ available for a limited time for FREE: Visual Project Charter™ – … Continue reading → Change ACMP change management PMI PMP project charter project management Visual Project Charter

The Benefits of Incorporating Earned Value Management Into Your Project Management Approach

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When it comes to making project decisions, the more data available, the better. For program managers, earned value management (EVM) provides data beyond that provided by traditional project portfolio management (PPM) methodologies, allowing program managers to make more informed decisions.

How Project Managers Can Create a Team Culture of Accountability

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One of the top professional buzzwords that project managers throw around is accountability. Accountability is a key element to project management because it allows team members to own mistakes and take steps to rectify them.

How Integrating EVM and Risk Management May Provide Better Project Control

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One of the biggest challenges for a program manager is to maintain control of projects. Scope creep, overspending, missed deadlines and lack of communication are all common pitfalls to project completion. Earned value management looks to the past to predict the future.

The most common innovation project failures

RTI Innovation Advisors

No, the reasons that corporate innovation fails are many and varied, almost as differentiated as the number of industries and business models and management styles that are in evidence. Note that they have very little to do with "good ideas" and almost everything to do with management commitment, definition, resource allocation and other things that executives and managers are supposed to do well, regardless of the setting.

Tips to Effectively Train and Mentor a New Project Manager

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In order for mentors to be effective, they need to have a strategic plan for growth with their mentees and commitment to help newer project managers. For example, let’s say a mentor wanted to help a mentee manage more solo projects. Learn to Find the RAID in a Project.

Conference Wrapup – Change Management 2015

Braden Kelley

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, … Continue reading → Change agile agile development agile project management change management Conferences events project management

How Reliable is Intuition in Mature Project Management?

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As any seasoned project manager can attest, reality can sometimes evolve rapidly and in unpredictable ways, which is something no decision-making framework can fully anticipate. Fortunately, intuition is something project managers can actively develop over time.

Planning Your Project Success in 2016

Innovation Excellence

The truth is that for most of us project managers, whether we want to admit it or not, the process of creating a project charter is one that we often dread.

The Innovation Project Matrix

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Managing Innovation Project Pipelines

Do We Need Managers or Management?

Tim Kastelle

In the early days, a management consultant used the familiar chiefs/Indians line to predict they’d fail. If the structure of the management committee was a problem, they would have failed by now. It’s time to start reimagining management.

Keep Project Delay From Turning Into Project Failure

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When a big project goes off the rails, it can turn into an acrimonious fight, with lots of finger-pointing and accusations lobbed from all directions. And if the project is big enough, the press may even shine a spotlight on that trouble. Analytics Product Management Project Managemen

Projects Are How Innovation Happens

Gregg Fraley

Projects, Projects, Projects. What’s quite simple about innovation is that projects are what make innovation real. Unless they are in the context of an actual project. That thing is innovation projects. Those experts are all about projects.

The 5 Best Management Apps for the Innovative Workplace

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Strategies Boomerang Clockify google innovation project managment SyncSpace tasks team management TrelloBusinesses are always on the lookout for the next best idea that will help skyrocket them to success - but, once you've found this new idea, how do you put it into motion?

How to Rescue a Troubled Project

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Every project manager takes on a new assignment expecting the best outcome. In a perfect world, careful planning would lead to high-quality projects that are submitted on time and on budget. Review the Project As Soon as You Start Missing Milestones.

Improve Your Project Management Systems With the Five Levels of Maturity

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The success of project management strategies within an organization can be measured in five stages of maturity. Even companies that seem to hit their deadlines and complete projects on budget can lack maturity without the right management systems. Better Project Estimates.