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11 Project management skills employers expect you to have

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Let's say that we’re almost at the end of the quarter and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development in the months ahead… and there’s a lot of choice. I don’t have the time (or the requirement) to take a certification course, but I’m always prepared to develop the project management competencies I need to succeed.

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Change Champion: Key Roles & Responsibilities

Organizational change is hard. It’s like turning a giant boat. Organizations aren’t usually thought of as flexible. They need a change champion to help them make that change. Of course, a change champion isn’t the whole picture in a change management process, but they’re vital for change. For those unfamiliar with what a change champion is, first, we’ll define the terms and then explain their importance in organizational change management.


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AI as a Scrum Team Member

Image Every Scrum Team wishes they had time each Sprint to accomplish more. By leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), teams can get that time back and become more effective. AI is revolutionizing various industries, and its potential to enhance how people and teams work is becoming increasingly evident. The term “co-pilot” used most often by Microsoft is a great one as it lends a competent “right-hand” to enhance the abilities of a professional.

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IPM Day 2024: 20 Years of Recognizing Project Managers for their Outstanding Contributions to the World

The IIL Blog

By E. LaVerne Johnson Founder, President, and CEO A look back at the history, impact, and evolution of International Project Management Day, and what lies ahead for the profession. What is IPM Day and Why It Matters The International Project Management Day (IPM Day) is our way of giving back. We set aside the first Thursday in November each year to recognize the great work that project managers do every day all over the world.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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Is your enterprise Agile?

Musings on Project Management

Applying agile methodology in your software project? Good! Working for an organization large enough to be called an 'enterprise'? Probably that's good.Why so?Access to resources is the main reason. You may have heard that agile is all about small self-directing teams -- yes, that's part of the doctrine. But how many teams are needed for your project?

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How to Make a Change Management Communication Plan

Change is inevitable, but successful change requires management, communication and planning. Change management communication is a key process to ensure that change is implemented properly by making sure everyone understands that change. The change management communication plan facilitates change management communication. Learn how to write a change management communication plan and get a free template to ensure it’s thorough to successfully deliver change.

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You can't skip Refinement

Some teams think that if they skip refinement, they're saving time, but that's not true at all. Teams must understand what is needed before they can deliver value. Refinement will happen. It's just a matter of whether it will be done in Sprint Planning, during the Sprint, or whether you will do it in advance of the Sprint as part of regular, planned refinement activities.

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How to manage creative projects: Tips for agencies & designers


While “creativity” is often treated as some ethereal quality that materializes when you least expect it, the truth is that creativity cannot exist without order, structure, and planning. Unfortunately, there’s almost always a push and pull between creative teams and project managers. Full-blooded “creatives” want freedom to explore, ideate, and come up with unique ideas.

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Software: Is it ever Done?

Musings on Project Management

The software is never done!Certainly not news; and certainly not profound to any engineer, coder, or PM working in the software industry, writing apps, or supporting software enabled devices.Users have come to expect routine and regular updates to all things software.Ooops, not so fast!What about the automobile industry?Traditionally: the car is done!

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How do you use CAPM to become a PMP?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

So you’re already a Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®? Congratulations! Now you might be thinking of moving on in your career to earn the Project Management Professional (PMP)® designation. The good news is that your CAPM studies and exam experience will help you get there faster. If you’re ready to take the next step, let me explain how to use your CAPM credential to fast-track your way to passing the PMP exam.

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Field Service Management: Key Areas, Challenges & Tools

Work isn’t only performed in an office, and field service is an example of this. For example, a contractor works on one’s home or a professional services firm installs a new system in a client’s office. Field service management is a process to deliver customer satisfaction and service provider efficiency. Before explaining that, let’s make sure we’re clear on field service and field service management.

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Product Backlog is Not. Product Backlog is.

In Scrum, the Product Backlog is a vital tool for managing work and delivering value to stakeholders. Despite its importance, there are often misconceptions about what the Product Backlog actually is and how it should be used. Misunderstanding the product backlog can lead to inefficiencies and missed opportunities to deliver value to customers. This blog aims to dispel these misconceptions by exploring what the Product Backlog is not and what it truly is, providing clarity and enhancing its effe

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Rebel PMO: How to claim your seat at the strategic table


Creating a strategic PMO doesn’t require rebellion, here are some steps to take to bridge the gap between project management tactics and company goals. Project managers (PMs) and the leaders in the Project Management Office (PMO) are crucial resources in any efficient business. Managing day-to-day operations requires PMs to track multiple deadlines, milestones, expenses, and resources.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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RATP Group ADO-IE Case Study: Streamlining Project and Resource Management in the Global Transportation Sector


With a presence in 15 countries and on 5 continents, RATP Group is the world’s third-largest urban transport operator and has been a historic operator in the Parisian transportation sector for over 70 years. If you’ve ever ridden the famous red double-decker buses in London, commuted in Paris by subway, or toured Tuscany by railway, then you’re already familiar with some of their work.

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Confident Meetings Management: A Masterclass

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Whatever the size of the projects you manage, you have to have meetings. And being the person who confidently chairs a meeting that is useful, finishes on time and that has people smiling (even at the end) is a way to set yourself apart from the rest of the crowd. How many meetings have you sat in, wondering why you are even there? Or have you watched as a chair struggled to assert leadership and direct the conversation?

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Preparing for the PMI® Authorized PMP® Exam: Using Sample Questions

The IIL Blog

By Ed Lively, PMP, CSM, CSPO, MCITP July 10, 2024 You’ve decided to take the Project Management Professional (PMP ® ) examination. Maybe you are new to project management, or you’ve spent the last eight years working on projects. Perhaps your organization is now requiring you to have the PMP certification or you’re motivated to become a professional project manager.

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Project Work in Scrum: Transitioning from Project Management to Collaborative Team Effort (From PM to PSM 19)

The Project Work Performance Domain in traditional project management focuses on processes, resource management, and fostering a learning environment. For a project manager transitioning to a Scrum Master, it's important to understand how these elements translate into a Scrum context, where collaboration, team effort, and adaptability are key. Potential dangers for project Managers, just picking out two from my experiences Sole Responsibility for Project Work: As a project manager, there's a ten

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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What if Agile is Not Enough for Project Success? 4 Scenarios When Agile Isn’t Enough and What to Do Instead


From time to time, articles keep emerging on our feed that Agile teams are failing. A popular article by Deloitte, “ How fragile is your Agile , ” covers the six common pitfalls teams face when using Agile for project management. But at the same time, statistics say Agile is the supreme project management methodology of all time. 70% of the companies in the U.S. are using Agile as of 2022 with a success rate of 64%.

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Release | Jira Integration


Latest Release | July 10, 2024 Major news for all of you working in the Atlassian ecosystem: LiquidPlanner now integrates with Jira. That means project managers can now connect the two and pull their Jira projects into the scheduled collection for prioritization, forecasting, and scenario modeling. How does it work? The scheduling algorithm uses the Jira time remaining field to calculate start and finish dates.

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Realtime Resource Planning and Optimization: How to Make Your Project a Success

Online PM Courses

There are many reasons why projects fail. One that many organizations underestimate is resourcing. So, let's take a look! The post Realtime Resource Planning and Optimization: How to Make Your Project a Success appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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What Makes a Good Leader?

The IIL Blog

By Sophie Hussey July 10, 2024 You can be a leader without being a manager, as leadership and management are distinct roles. Most people have had a manager who was also a leader. This person kept you motivated effortlessly, informed you appropriately, inspired you, and helped you develop. Most people have also had a manager who could, to put it politely, use some personal development time.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Elevate Scrum!

Scrum is often implemented at the team level, which can limit achieving business agility at scale. Moving beyond this "team-level agility" to a more holistic approach fosters in-team and inter-team collaboration, aligning with the " Second wave of Agile ": Five Reasons To Elevate Scrum Overcome Limitations of Team-Level Scrum : Solely implementing Scrum at the team level can create silos and hinder cross-team collaboration, leading to dependencies, integration issues, and slower delivery.

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Top AI Interview Questions (and Answers) for 2024


Given the hype over AI technology, it’s easy to forget that behind every bot lies a human brain. And with 50% of companies reporting difficulties sourcing vital AI skills , algorithm architects are precious. The global AI market is currently growing by 28% annually , and over 60% of large companies already use AI in everyday operations, meaning employees with top AI skills are only becoming more valuable in the talent market.

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Summary and review Goldratt’s Rules of flow

Henny Portman

Dr. Eli Goldratt once stated that he would eventually replace Critical Chain Project Management. Although he passed away in 2011, his daughter, Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag, authored “Goldratt’s Rules of Flow,” a book that could be seen as the one Eli wanted to write but never did. This book focuses on managing multiple projects and aims to deliver as many right projects as possible in the shortest lead time.

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Best Free & Paid Notion Widgets to Supercharge Your Workflow


In today’s digital age, optimizing your workspace is crucial for efficiency and productivity. Notion, a versatile productivity tool, allows users to integrate various widgets to streamline tasks and enhance functionality. This article provides an overview of the best Notion widgets available, helping you choose the right tools to improve your workflow.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.