Category: Project Management

  • A3 Thinking

    As a leader, a big part of your job is to solve problems as they come. There are many approaches and tools that can help in the area of problem solving which is the driving force behind continuous improvement. They range from the more complex Six Sigma methodologies to the simple A3 thinking approach.

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  • PEST Analysis

    PEST analysis is a strategic and structured tool for evaluating the external environment of an organization. It allows any organization to understand the macro-environmental factors that affect its performance and its ability to grow. The aim is to understand how those external factors will affect the business, then take appropriate actions to adapt to the […]

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  • Four Field Matrix

    A Four Field Matrix is an effective model for planning, organizing and making decisions. It is a two-dimensional chart that consists of four equal-sized quadrants. Each of the quadrants will describe a different aspect of information. Sometimes it is referred to as the Four Quadrant Matrix or the Four Celled Matrix.

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  • Project Closure

    Projects are time bound by nature. They have to be implemented within a specific period of time. Project Closing is the final phase and an important aspect of the project life cycle. It is, however, one of the most neglected project management activities. A Project Closure is often used in this phase to formally close […]

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  • RACI Matrix

    Also known as Role Matrix, RACI Chart and ARCI Matrix. When several people work on a particular project for example, it is easy to assume that someone else is taking care of an activity or assignment. You may hear arguments like, “I didn’t know I was supposed to do it” or “I thought she was […]

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    RACI Matrix
  • Risk Analysis

    Risk Analysis is a process that helps identify and assess potential threats that could affect the success of a business or project. It allows to examine the risks and includes means to measure, mitigate and control them effectively. It is part of the larger process of risk management although risk management can also refer to […]

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  • PDCA Cycle

    The PDCA cycle is a four-step model for problem solving and continuous improvement. It provides a simple and structured way for solving problems and creating positive change. It is widely recognized as the basis of continually improving the quality of processes, products, and services. The PDCA cycle is an easy to remember four logical sequenced steps (Plan, […]

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  • Gantt Charts

    When managing projects, large number of activities are to be controlled and completed on time. If you miss a deadline, the costs may increase considerably and you may even be penalized. A Gantt Chart is a visual representation that provides an instant overview of the status of a project. It outlines all activities involved in […]

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  • Project Charter

    A Project Charter is a one page document that summarizes the fundamental information of a project before it begins. It clarifies the project objectives and scope, addresses the needs of the stakeholders, and defines the roles and responsibilities of the project team. The information in the project charter is critical for obtaining leadership support and […]

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  • SIPOC Analysis

    A SIPOC Map is high-level summary of the process. It provides a big picture view of the important elements of the process to gain deeper understanding of the context in which the process occurs. SIPOC is an acronym that stands for Suppliers, Inputs, Process, Outputs and Customers.

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