Our webinar Lean-Driven Project Management shared some lean principles and practices and gave examples of how they could be used in a large variety of projects. Here, the presenter continues the conversation with this Q&A session that followed his presentation.
Lean practices have revolutionized the manufacturing industry; the application of lean principles have also had a big impact in construction, IT, services and health care. In this webinar we will share some of those principles and practices and give examples how they can be used in a large variety of projects.
Has your organization or quality management team gone through the effort of adopting the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) strategy for making improvements to various processes? This talk will dive into what it really takes for an organization, or even a department within, to make true gains from the PDCA process.
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While numerous key performance indicators (KPIs) typically influence IT projects generally, the benefit of tracking all of them may be outweighed by the cost to do so. Therefore, each project must carefully select and manage those KPIs most relevant to its specific situation. This sample template can be used to define KPIs; also included is a table with examples of possible KPIs for each of the previously defined project-critical success factors (PCSFs) and a metric (measure and dimension) for each KPI. Use in conjunction with the article Determining IT Project Health.
This deliverable relates both a project charter and a project record form to be used during the initiating phase of a given project. It gives a high-level overview of the project including the budget, scope, resources and roles and responsibilities.
Need to document a non-conformance identified in a quality audit or other process review? This form helps you document the problem so that corrective action can be initiated. To be signed by the resident engineer, quality manager and contractor.
This single-page PDF flowchart depicts the process for facilitating communication about requested changes among the stakeholders of any project, providing a common process for resolving requested changes and reported problems, and reducing the uncertainty around the existence, state and outcome of a change that has been requested in a work product. Use it as a visual refresher or teaching tool.
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Traditional testing practices are the hands that slow agile teams to a stagnant, waterfall state. Testing itself isn’t bad or anti-agile...but how you think about testing can make or break your agile success.
Transferring a team deliverable from continent to continent carries with it additional risks in addition to those expected from co-located workforces. There are planning and facilitation tactics you can use to mitigate these risks—and even build improved collaboration in the process.
What constitutes a troubled project? The answer is truly in the eyes of the sponsor, but as project managers we need to measure objectively and then decide how to use those facts in our go-forward plans. Here the author puts everything in the context of the triple constraint.
Claims arise in a project mainly due to lack of clarity in scope and specifications, ambiguities in contract clauses, interface scope with other projects, site conditions and time constraints. Here we discuss various scenarios and issues that can arise during project execution—along with possible solutions to address the issue of claims management in construction projects.
Our closing webinar for the November Book Club selection (Project Management Simplified: A Step-by-Step Process) had more questions after the broadcast was over. Here, the author covers the additional questions and answers that came out of that session.
A quality process is typically entrenched as a documented procedure or a quality document or standard that governs the creation of services, products and activities that produce results. Here is some help developing this important document.
This article describes a useful technique for tracking project and task progress in situations where project resources are less than fully cooperative due to conditions outside project manager or sponsor control. It can also be applied with specialized or uniquely skilled resources that are challenged to accurately report progress due to communication issues--or are over-loaded with work for other projects or operations.
Agile is all about managing change, but every organization has a different rate of change. We generally think about agile as removing impediments to accelerate development and keep up with change. It also has an important role to play in placing constraints on change so that it doesn’t spin out of control. This article is a case study of how too much change can lower quality and lead to products that completely miss the mark.
For a long time, the constraints of time, scope and cost have been the key attributes that a project management professional had to handle effectively for project success. However, project success encompasses much more.
Many organizations consider quality improvement as a critical factor of success for competitiveness. The goal of continuous improvement attempts to not only meet customer requirements, but to also do it at the lowest cost. Values obtained as a result of the calculation need to be analyzed to prepare plans for improvement and set goals for reducing the cost of quality.
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|Experiences with different process modelling tools||Jan Rottberg||Aug 11, 2017 11:02 AM||0||2|
|What's the minimum number of years of experience a "senior" project manager should have?||Cris Casey||Aug 10, 2017 5:52 AM||1||18|
|assumptions template||Albert Mun On Wong||Aug 9, 2017 10:17 AM||0||1|
|Senior PM needed:||Tatiana Patton||Aug 8, 2017 2:28 AM||0||0|
|PDU Credit for Transactional Yellow Belt...?||Jonathan Fedor||Aug 7, 2017 10:57 AM||1||2|
|Project Management & Lean Six Sigma||Adnan Shareef||Jul 17, 2017 9:39 AM||0||0|
|Find or make PM templates?||Michael Shanklin, MBA, PMP||Jul 14, 2017 1:13 PM||0||3|
|If out-of-tolerance product is accepted by the Owner for work performed by in-house construction staff, is a response to a Non-Conformance Report (NCR) required?||Henry Hattenrath||Jun 17, 2017 3:01 PM||0||2|
|What's The Difference Between Scrum & Kanban?||George Lewis||Jun 7, 2017 4:49 PM||2||16|
|Quality of PM?||Stéphane Parent||May 25, 2017 10:04 AM||0||0|
|What is a Project Manager?||Von Brickhouse||May 21, 2017 8:40 AM||7||24|
|Do I need to be certified to lead the QA Team?||Dr. Zulk Shamsuddin||May 19, 2017 7:51 AM||0||12|
|Quality Enhancement Project||Loïc Hascher||May 15, 2017 12:42 PM||0||9|
|Tools vs Techniques||George Lewis||May 8, 2017 9:46 PM||1||18|
|Seven Basic Quality Tools||Aejaz Shaikh||May 8, 2017 3:25 PM||0||8|
|Game Theory in Project Management||George Lewis||Apr 30, 2017 3:58 AM||2||9|
|Study group for PMP aspirants planning to become PMP||Pavan Nallamalli||Apr 27, 2017 4:23 PM||0||7|
|Inspections and Audits are they the same?||George Lewis||Apr 13, 2017 1:51 AM||0||4|
|Quality !!||Aejaz Shaikh||Apr 11, 2017 2:51 AM||0||4|
|Feedback||Jeffrey Semon||Apr 8, 2017 2:56 AM||0||2|
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