Business Category: Better Project Management


What Is Your Policy on Policies and Procedures?

One of the first things needed on any policies and procedures project is to establish a framework for your policies and procedure deployment. Your framework includes the structure and responsibility for how policies and procedures originate, the repository model for policy and procedure maintenance, and the guidelines for records and retention. Your policy on policies and procedures provides the principles to guide the actions involved in deploying your standard operating procedures. Continue reading…

Has Your Process Procedures Project Stalled?

Your process is not living up to expectations, so you’ve decided to implement standard operating procedures (SOP) to improve process consistency, compliance, and effectiveness. However, that project is stalled: employees are not buying into your proposed changes, and management is growing impatient. So, how do you use your process procedures journey to your advantage?

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What Are the Final 3 Phases of Project Management?

The first phase in any project management process is Project Initiation. The second phase is Project Planning. Together the first two phases represent the seven “Ps” of planning: Proper Prior Planning Prevents a Pretty Poor Program. But you are not preparing planning for planning’s sake, you need the deliverables. The final 3 phases of Project Management are Project Execution, Project Monitoring & Control, and Project Review & Close. Continue reading…

What Is Project Planning?

The first phase in any project management process is project initiation, where the goal is to uncover the project’s scope — the boundaries for resources, expectations, results, feasibility, the team, and your requirements — and produce a project charter. Now that you know the project’s goals and scope and you have a project charter, you can move onto the next step: project planning. Continue reading…

What Project Management Documents Are Needed?

Project Management consists of managing your project plan, achieving your project objectives, and delivering the intended project results to your users, customers and management. As a Project Manager, doing this effectively requires a disciplined project management approach using key project management documents, methods, and tools to guide your progress.

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