The more uncertain the times, the more adaptability we need. We need to recognize that things have changed. In the age of COVID-19, we don’t know when we will find a new “normal"—which is probably longer away than we might like.
Agile is often 'sold' as a way to improve quality of products and services. One of the fundamental Agile principles is that continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility.
Lean Six Sigma techniques can be used at a smaller scale, but to be successful it needs to be adapted to the specifics of IT projects. This presentation is based on a real case study, using Lean Six Sigma to measure the impact of process improvement initiatives in a hybrid project delivery environment.
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This document allows you to manage quality within your project. It contains sheets to capture a quality management statement, a responsibilities log, an attributes sheet, and a control registry.
Use this sample monthly progress report (created for a construction/engineering project) as an outline and adapt for your own project. It contains sections for an EVA summary, progress analysis, procurements and more.
User acceptance testing of systems and components can be tedious. This simple test check sheet template focuses on test details (test action and expected outcome) and enables stakeholders to minimally record "pass/fail" results with sign-off on test outcomes by authorized testers. Adapt the template to suit your corporate needs.
While actively participating in mentorship during a project with a local design/build firm, this practitioner compiled an overview of the project management process as detailed in PMI’s A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide). Use this overview with other project managers as a tool to reference in your day-to-day PM activities (as well as share with new project managers).
이 재료 체크리스트 및 사인 오프 양식은 모든 유형의 재료 검사에 사용할 수 있습니다. 이것은 품질 관리 과정에서 건설에 널리 사용되지만 다른 비 건설 분야에도 적용될 수 있습니다.
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If we create a great environment—a great culture—we don’t need to spend time directing or engaging people. Instead, we free people to work in the best ways they can. Here are three ideas to help move from talent management to environment or culture management.
Many of our ideas never come to fruition as we become completely sucked into our daily project life. How can we make sure our vision is realized? Where do you start? Let’s look at a scenario and break down possible practical and strategic steps that we can take.
As project manager for a newly rebooted team, this author supported its natural drive for a culture emphasizing work order data integrity. A key ingredient for the project’s success was approaching the transformation project through the role of a “scribe.”
Every project has an ample amount of data. It’s at a PM’s discretion to use it effectively. Do statistics and data analytics scare you? In this article, the author shows how very simple statistical concepts can be applied in project situations—and how PMs can make effective decisions based on that.
Quality management may not be the most talked about aspect of project management, but it has the most impact on the solution. Let’s start with one of the biggest misconceptions about quality that many new PMs have...
Research and development has more pressure to deliver than any other business function. Using the consumer durable product industry as a base, this article will elaborate on four key challenges that R&D projects face—along with countermeasures that an R&D project manager can take.
In his first article, the author examined design and preconstruction in tier 1 construction projects (over US$ 100 million). This entry in the series explains the contracts and contractor requirements for planning. The project management plan consists of multiple parts requiring contractor submittal and owner approval. The elements of the plan are described along with instructive stories and lessons learned.
The benefits of outsourcing also come with various challenges—often because the vendor will execute the work with a project mindset that has limited visibility and never really looks at it from the product mindset. Agile can help instill the right outlook.
We all know how templates can help us in our jobs. But have you ever considered that your templates could be harming your project? You have to adapt each one, as they are not one-size-fits-all solutions. Here are four things to keep in mind to ensure your templates aren't dragging you down.
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