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How To Motivate Your Project Team

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Ruth Pearce knows everything there is to know about motivating your project team. She’s even written the book on it. I caught up with Ruth to find out more about how to motivate teams and why it’s something you should be actively doing. Ruth, let’s start at the beginning.

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10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate

Project Risk Coach

Project managers are not just managers. They’re leaders. Project managers shape and influence their project culture for good or bad. Tolerance can be a great trait. However, project managers must be deliberate in what we will tolerate and what we will not tolerate.

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10 Strategies for Successful Project Execution

Is your organization failing to close the gaps between strategy and project execution? Fortunately, there are strategies ( and tools! ) you can use to help you close those gaps, yet it isn’t easy. And you’re not alone in this challenge.

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5 Ways to Create a Cybersecurity Focused Culture in the Organization

Brad Egeland

The importance of privacy and security cannot be overstated in an age where so much of our business infrastructure relies on technology. Unfortunately, it’s also this reliance that makes our infrastructure the perfect target for malicious actors.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

The problem with strategy.

Musings on Project Management

Ideas matter, but they do not matter as much as intellectuals and [market strategists] think they do. What matters far more is [project craft], which is about sensing, adjusting, exploiting, and doing rather than planning and theorizing. It is the skill of judo player who may have plans but who important characteristic is agility. It is what philosopher Isaiah Berlin called "understanding rather. Strategy

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How To Manage Your First Meeting With A Project Sponsor

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Meeting a project sponsor for the first time is an opportunity to impress. It’s also your chance to start the project off well by understanding exactly what it is that your sponsor wants from you. You can start to get an idea of how the two of you will work together to achieve those objectives.

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The Practical Guide To Writing Acceptance Criteria: Best Practices & Examples


If there’s a topic that has been discussed in online forums since time immemorial, it has to be Acceptance Criteria. . While there is a lot of buzz around the term, a lot of organizations face trouble when writing the acceptance criteria. This throws the development team off balance. . The result? .

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What Is Gap Analysis In Project Management?


Regardless of how much planning you do, whenever you are executing a project, you may still face plenty of challenges. The idea is that you will eventually want to have the tools in place that helps to assess the requirements.

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Do You Know How to Plan and Manage Reliable Project Compliance?

Online PM Courses

Understanding project compliance is not a negotiable skill-set. However, we are often left to figure it out for ourselves; learning as we go. The post Do You Know How to Plan and Manage Reliable Project Compliance? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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6 Best Practices for Operational Reporting

Meeting requirements alone is no longer enough. Today’s users need insightful reporting built on accurate, real-time data. In our eBook, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts to embedding operational reports, and how to avoid common reporting mistakes.

What Is Lead Time? How to Calculate Lead Time in Different Industries

Projects are all about delivering a product or service. Whether you’re working in project management, manufacturing, supply chains or inventory management, you need to deliver something valuable to your customers. This is why lead time is so important.

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10 Secrets To Being a Good Sponsor

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What does it mean to be a great project sponsor? The project sponsor’s role is diverse. It’s far more than being a figurehead for the project. It’s a decision-making, direction-setting role.

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5 Quintessential Work Management Tools For New Project Managers


Top Five Work Management Tools For New Managers In 2022 If you are a new manager, chances are that you are still trying to settle in a new role. When we take charge of a managerial position, it’s natural for us to get excited as well as anxious because there’s pressure to deliver.

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10 Tips to Help You Write Great User Stories


Writing good user stories is an art that comes by practice and not by simply wishing. User Stories form a vital part in developing functionality of a product. . If you’re looking for tips to write good user stories, then this blog post is for you.

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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

Resource Guru turns 10 ?? 

Resource Guru

Cast your mind back 10 years to 2012. It was the year Barack Obama was re-elected as President. The year the Olympic Games were held in London. And the year Queen Elizabeth celebrated her Diamond Jubilee. But way, way bigger than all that… Resource Guru was born!

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Three Ways to Improve Cybersecurity in the Organization

Brad Egeland

As we look ahead, there are many reasons for optimism in cybersecurity. Defenders are maturing in their approach, we're getting better at articulating cyber threats in the language of business risk, and we're continually improving cross-sector collaboration. But we still face a challenge navigating the changing threat landscape, something I discussed with industry peers on an HP-hosted CISO panel.

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7 Awesome Meeting Habits That Will Make You Money

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Let’s face it, most of us deal with unproductive meetings every day.

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9 Amazing Tips for New Managers


New To Management? Here Are 9 Tips To Help You Image Source: Pexels Finally, you have been promoted to be a manager after years of hard work or maybe you have been given an offer to work as a manager at a new company.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

The Time Is Now – Change the Way You Work In 2022 With Dynamic Planning


Has your business ever suffered a setback because you “stuck to the plan” a bit too stiffly? Well, making and following plans is a big part of businesses but plans do not guarantee success.

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Don’t ignore project risk: 3 tools for project management success | Trello


There’s an old sailor’s proverb you could just as easily apply to project risk management: “When the boat reaches mid-stream, it is too late to stop the leak.” In other words, hindsight is 20/20.

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2022 Trends in Industrial Cybersecurity

Brad Egeland

In a cybersecurity landscape marked by the pandemic’s upheaval, there’s considerable opportunity for bad actors and a persistent challenge for cybersecurity pros. It’s a dangerous time for critical infrastructure companies that are consistently outmatched by sophisticated and well-funded attackers. Improving industrial cybersecurity in 2022 and beyond requires that several trends and initiatives come to fruition that push back against attacks and protect the public.

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How 6 Real Managers Get A Work/Life Balance

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Work/life balance comes up time and time again when I speak to people. We’re all desperate for a bit more time in the day, either to fit in more work or to fit in more slippers-and-TV time or something in-between.

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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

What’s Needed in an Organizational Change Management Model?

The Strategic Project Manager

This post looks at how you can leverage what you need from 10 different organizational change management models to effect change. The Change Life Cycle Framework is covered for the first time among of these frameworks in this blog.

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The 9 Most Common Product Backlog Mistakes And How To Avoid Them


The Product Backlog is a major Agile and Scrum Artifact. A lot of teams struggle while managing it. . Why is that? . What are the reasons? . To all your questions, we have answers. Before we look at the 9 Product backlog mistakes to avoid, let’s do a quick revision of the Product Backlog. .

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Everything You Need To Know About Just In Time Manufacturing


If you are familiar with the world of supply chain and logistics, you must be aware of the buzzwords such as Just in Time (JIT) inventory and Just in Time manufacturing.

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Looking for a Successful and Experienced Project Manager?

Brad Egeland

I am available. 22 years experience. Private and public sector experience. High level security clearance obtainable. Contact me or email me.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

5 Easy Ways to Keep Tasks Out of Your Inbox

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you guilty of using your email inbox as a To Do list? You get sent a message that needs actioning, but right now you’ve got to dash to a meeting or deal with a query. And the email sits there until you decide to have an inbox clear out and realize you should have done something with it.

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Resource Leveling: How to Optimize Resource Allocation and Utilization

Epicflow Blog

What if you allocate resources to project tasks and realize that some employees are required for several assignments at the same time? Or a team member’s workload turns out to exceed his or her actual capacity?

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Sprint Goals: How to Define, Set, and Achieve Better Sprints


You might have heard the term ‘Sprint goal’. It certainly has sparked a lot of interest by scrum teams. . While there is so much information available, organizations are failing to draft the perfect sprint goal.

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