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Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking


Lean Thinking, described and popularized in the book “Lean Thinking” by James Womack and Daniel Jones, is summarized as: “focusing on delivering the most value from a customer perspective, while reducing waste and fully utilizing the skills and knowledge of those doing the work”.   Lean Thinking embodies a wide range of principles and techniques. It’s about people first. O verproduction.

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How to: Be a more consistent project manager

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of being flexible, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the importance of being consistent as well. The post How to: Be a more consistent project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management


New results of a PwC repor t sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards. The full report reveals fascinating insights regarding the dynamics of economic growth and change. A comparison of these two groups of countries is stunning.

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Big challenge: Getting your project team to work as a team!

The Lazy Project Manager

A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. A project team is a group of people who work together on a project with a common goal. They have different skills and specializations but their work all culminates in the delivery of the project. Numerous studies have shown that a project progresses effectively when the team is working on activities that are clearly defined and planned. Communicate.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

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Do You Make These Quality Management Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Last week, I talked about How to Develop a Quality Management Plan. Today, I’d like to share common quality management mistakes. Being aware of these failure points can help you and your project teams to identify and manage quality risks. Quality Management Mistakes. Failure to Define Quality. Quality means different things to different people. A builder describes his quality homes.

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5 Things to Consider When Invoicing Questionable Customers

Brad Egeland

I'm a small business owner in the form of consulting and marketing. So I do a lot of invoicing and most of what I do is prepaid services. My model is a bit different than most, but like all of you, I still invoice for everything and still run into invoicing concerns.every single month. Here are five things I think all of us should consider when invoicing our client base. Nothing is free.

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Dilbert on the challenges of project planning

The Digital Project Manager

The realities of any complex digital project – imperfect planning and clients that don’t get it. The post Dilbert on the challenges of project planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General The PM life

Projects and project management in Sri Lanka


The name of “Ceylon” may still be more familiar for the island south east of India nowadays being the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. Actually, the island´s name changed quite often. The Portuguese called the island “Ceilão”, which made it finally into English as “Ceylon” and was used until 1972. This exemplifies already the eventful history of Sri Lanka.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Paymo Resource Scheduling

Paymo App

After months of hard work we’re back with a mega-update that will make 2017 your best planned year. We’re excited to bring Resource Scheduling to Paymo. Now you can visually manage your work, people and time bookings in a beautiful timeline. The Paymo resource scheduling tool will allow you to: click & drag to schedule bookings and assign tasks directly on the timeline.

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?


When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. But before choosing between these two models, leaders need a strong understanding of how each provides certain advantages. With some research, you can decide whether a waterfall model is the best way to move forward.

5 Apps To Stay On Track With New Year’s Resolutions


We’re in the middle of February, and it’s a good time to ask this awkward questions – how are your New Year’s Resolutions? Easy, we don’t want to check your results correctly, because it’s not difficult to guess that some of you just gave up the decisions. But let’s get deeper through it – maybe […]. Productivity

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5 Ways To Create Self-sufficient Teams


There is no doubt that a self-sufficient team is the pillar of a successful project. Moreover, for it to flourish, the workplace should be driven by trust and mutual respect. In such optimized environment, both the project manager and team members can work together hand-in-hand to deliver the best possible output. However, often, a workplace is less than ideal, where obstacles emerge, and problems occur. A project manager, thus, should influence the ambiance to make it conducive for optimal productivity. There are five ways to do so.

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How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

Arras People

We regularly carry out project management careers clinics – it’s a service for project practitioners who want to talk through a particular career challenge they have, often having a third party helps them get some perspective – and sometimes we like to share some insights from some of the sessions. So, what do you do? That was pretty much my first question.

New PM Articles for the Week of February 6 – 12

Practicing IT Project Manager

New project management articles published on the web during the week of February 6 – 12. And this week’s video: Kevin Kelly’s TED talk on “cognification,” the inevitable process of making things smarter so humans can focus on inefficient things like innovation and discovery. Best line: “Efficiency is for robots.” Just 14 minutes, safe for work. Must read! Established Methods. Agile Methods. Enjoy!

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Fifty Great Project Management Blogs

Herding Cats

On Line PM Course has listed the 50 Greatest Project Management Blogs in alphabetical order

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2017 11

The Android Apps That You Must Have To Work and Travel


While you are traveling, there are situations where you are not able to turn your laptop on. But what if you have to? If you really must send a message to your team or an important file to your manager but you are currently on a bus, you will have to find your luggage, take […].

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

How to manage tasks at work


Everyday all of us work on tasks. From mundane chores at home to tasks at work, most of our days are spent planning, working, monitoring and completing tasks. The ability to create and Manage tasks at work is fundamental to the success of us as individuals and the businesses we work for. Every startup should learn the lessons covered in this article. 1-Things to do at Start of a project.

Does a Project Manager Have a Fiduciary Duty?

Practicing IT Project Manager

At Musings on Project Management, John Goodpasture recently posted his reflections on whether the project manager is a fiduciary. He asks the rhetorical questions, “At some point, some ox is going to get gored. And then who blames the fiduciary? And to what risk is the fiduciary held?” That caveat aside here is my response. Other Jurisdictions.

Focus on individual impacts when communicating risks!

Kiron Bondale

A recent article by Uzma Khan and Daniella Kupor in Harvard Business Review adds support to the argument for keeping things simple when it comes to communicating risks. In their own words “Thus, adding prizes that make a sweepstakes objectively more valuable ends up decreasing the sweepstakes’ perceived value. This biases us against taking positive risks and avoiding negative ones.”

Is risk management really that effective?

Ron Rosenhead

I was looking for a blog posting put out a few years ago. Sadly, I did not find it but I did find something else…. Yes, I found a blog posting called where’s my whistle? I explored the need for a systematic risk process for projects. I reflected that while this has got better, it is not that much better. …. In the last 6 month I have seen an interesting array of clients. No is how I answered.

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

Why Don’t 50% of People Do Stakeholder Engagement?

Girl's Guide to PM

I recently ran a survey about stakeholder management (thanks, by the way, if you were one of the people who filled it out) and the results surprised me. While I haven’t got the full results yet, I have done a bit of analysis on them and I wanted to share what I know so far with you. Here’s how it breaks down. I know what that’s like. It just doesn’t work. Not processes or documents.

Strategic Thinking For A Successful Business Growth

A strategic plan is basically nothing if it doesn’t rely on strategic thinking. With the right person for such tasks, strategic planning will be easier to plan and implement. First, why the need for strategic plans? Usually, the reasons are: to generate sales, to help organization improve, create an edge against competitors. The list goes on. But it’s all about the organization’s stance and status in the business industry. An organization needs to have it a definite place in the market because, one: competitive advantage and two: a reputation. The following are: Strategic planning.

Podcast 112 – How To Rescue A Troubled Project

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how to rescue a troubled project In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Michel Dion about how to rescue a troubled project. How do you know if a troubled project can be rescued or if it really should be shut down? Michel Dion has expertise in project and portfolio management. He is […]. The post Podcast 112 – How To Rescue A Troubled Project appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

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2017 10

PM as Fiduciary?

Musings on Project Management

Consider this explanation of a fiduciary: In a fiduciary relationship, one person, in a position of vulnerability, justifiably vests confidence, good faith, reliance, and trust in another whose aid, advice or protection is sought in some matter. In such a relation good conscience requires the fiduciary to act at all times for the sole benefit and interest of the one who trust So, what are we Project Management

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Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?


We’ve been reading and writing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution —or Industry 4.0. Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers. As a result, productivity is predicted to be on an upswing, even though manual resources aren’t keeping up. This translates, for some teams, into doing more with less.

Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome! APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months. If your goal this year is to put yourself in that bracket and get studying for a certification, then I’m here to help! BrainBOK. Product: BrainBOK.

Taking a Career Break from Project Management

Arras People

We see people all the time who are looking to return to project management having taken some time out. Often the conversations focus on how to get back in after taking an extended break. That’s another post for another day because the actions or approach you take will largely depend on what it is you’ve been doing in that career break. Why is it important? Time to reflect. Negatives.

More on technical debt

Musings on Project Management

I'm not shy about recommending the other guy's stuff. Here's two postings worth the read on things you can do to deal with technical debt: Phillipe Krutchen Concrete things you can do about your technical debt Scott Adler 11 Strategies for Dealing With Technical Debt Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read agile

Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.