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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Girl's Guide to PM

If you aren’t using PRINCE, or if you want some general guidance as well about project closure documents and so on, read this next: How to close a project. A project has a start, a middle and an end, so closing a project is an important part of the project management lifecycle.

Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a product so iconic that the whole world knows about it? Consider the Apple iPhone. How does a company go from making computers in a garage to commanding nearly 50 percent of the global smartphone market? It requires two things: vision and planning.

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post from Charlie Davidson. Charlie Davidson. Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area.

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All hands abandon plans!

Kiron Bondale

Articles have been written about the importance of doing just enough planning to develop confidence in what we are proposing to do as well as the perils of either too much or too little planning.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

10 Simple Ways to Ease Stress at Work and Love Your Job Again

Project Bliss

Photo by Studio Republic on Unsplash. Stress at work is unavoidable. Use these ten tactics to ease the stress and love your work again! The following article is a guest post by Raymond Chiu. Raymond is the Director of Operations for Maid Sailors Commercial Cleaning Service New York.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

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Fighting Uncertainty in Project Management: Arm Yourself with the Right Tool

Epicflow Blog

In project management, even if you’re a talented and experienced project manager, you definitely know you can’t control everything.

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Management Basics: What is the Difference Between Efficiency and Effectiveness?


"Efficient work" and "effective results" are common terms in project management - but what is the meening behind them? When it comes to time management or productivity, project managers often talk about processes that need to run more efficiently in the future or, in the worst case, you hear them saying: "You work effectively but not efficiently" But what does this mean and is there even a difference between effectiveness and efficiency?

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How to Identify and Hire a Strong Project Manager


Hiring a new project manager can be stressful and time-consuming. Most employers are looking for the perfect mix of ability and skills, and for someone with a personality that fits with the team’s culture.

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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.

Kanban 101

Brad Egeland

Do your project meetings start with questions like this: "So what are you working on right now?" What was it I should be doing next because I'm almost done with my current task?" "How How soon before 'x' happens?"

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

Girl's Guide to PM

I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work.

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How to Become an IT Project Manager Without Experience

PM Basics

So, it’s time for you to become an IT project manager. But you don’t have a relevant degree, experience, or technical background…. Is it possible at all to become a project manager in an IT company like that? Yes, it is.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

Susanne Madsen

Resistance to change is an interesting phenomenon that is often quoted as the number one reason why projects and change programmes don’t deliver the results they set out to.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

Leading Answers

This is not a post about rich people now able to visit their second homes after the lockdown—instead, a revisit of the concepts of decentralized work being the new way of undertaking projects.

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101 Series Starting this Week

Brad Egeland

I've decided we need to have a 101 type series published somewhere and here on my site and blog seems like a good place.

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16 Best Agile Project Management Tools For Software Development Teams


Agile project management is more popular than ever. That’s because over 75 percent of organizations realize the value of agile methods for delivering projects. But, given the recent rise in remote work, managers are struggling to find agile project management tools that fit their needs.

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Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Time Management: Five Tips That Successful People Do In the First Working Hour


Time Management: Five Tips That Successful People Do In the First Working Hours Becoming successful in anything you decide to do in your life is greatly connected to how organized you are and how well you manage your time.

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Sharepoint for Project Management

Brad Egeland

From configurable lists to document management, search, and automated workflows, SharePoint is a one-stop tool for your projects. If you decide to use SharePoint for project management, you’ll need to configure your site – or ask your IT team to do so. Both options are time-consuming!

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

There are trends in all industries and professions. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers.

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Project Management Tools: How to Choose the Best One for Your Organization

GanttPRO Project Management

Project planning is a crucial part of every company. Global consultancy Bain & Company reports that by 2027 most work will be project-based. Because of most processes getting automated or […]. News GanttPRO Project Management Tips

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

MS Project: An Ever-Evolving Solution


From DOS to Windows 10. I started using Microsoft Project (MSP) in its earliest DOS beginnings around 1986, and it reminded me of Microsoft’s Excel. In other words, I initially felt Project was a subset of Excel.

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Extrinsic Versus Intrinsic Motivation: Which Drives You and Your Team, and What to Do About It


Illustration: Jo Xiuan Zhou. One of the beautiful things about humans is that we all think differently. And that goes beyond what we think—which political party we support or whether we believe that Rihanna was great or spectacular in Ocean’s Eight —into how we think.

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Managing Projects with Zenkit - the Power of Simplicity

Brad Egeland

It can be stressful to find the right tool to start your project. You could choose something simple, but five years from now you'll have to switch to something more capable. Or you could start off with a big, complex tool. But this is way too complicated at the beginning and slows you down.

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What’s the Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Ben Snyder, CEO of project management training and consultancy firm Systemation. In this article, Ben Snyder looks at the different skills/behaviors that lead someone in a project manager’s role to become successful.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

5 Steps to Apply Agile Principles to Your SMB

GanttPRO Project Management

Agile practices have found their way into different industries and lines of work, including marketing, HR, product development, and business operations in general. This methodology was created primarily for software […]. News GanttPRO Agile Project Management

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Upgrade Your Workflow with these Best Todoist Integrations!


No matter the industry you’re working in, you probably know how hard it is to. Tools

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5 Online Courses for Project Managers

Virtual Project Consulting

Discover some of the Top 5 Online Project Management courses available today and make an informed decision about the best course for your needs. Project Management online training project management training project manager

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