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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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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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7 Secrets to Successful Project Manager/Team Collaboration

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Elisa Cepale. As project managers, it’s important that we know how to best support our development teams (and vice versa), especially in Agile environments. At White October we continuously reflect on our process to refine the way we work.

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How do you breakdown your work?

Kiron Bondale

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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.

Your Guide To Workflow Automation & The 10 Best Software Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Project managers have a lot on their plate. Juggling tasks, timelines, and resources can be a daunting task.

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What Is Advanced Manufacturing? A Quick Guide

For as long as there has been manufacturing, people have been working to increase efficiency. Faster and better products lead to greater profits and brand loyalty. Using technology to achieve efficiency is called advanced manufacturing.

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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What Is A Gantt Chart Used For? Top 4 Use Cases & Expert Tips

The Digital Project Manager

If you’re a project manager, you’ve probably heard of Gantt charts. But what are they used for? In this blog post, I’ll outline four key use cases for Gantt charts in project management. I’ll also provide helpful tips on how to create and use Gantt charts most effectively.

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Asana, Jira, Monday: the Big Three Modern PM Software Tools

Online PM Courses

There is a bewildering array of modern Project Management software tools. We look at the three Big Beasts: Asana, Jira, and Monday. The post Asana, Jira, Monday: the Big Three Modern PM Software Tools appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management Software Reviews jira

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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.

The 5 Lean Principles: Definitions & How to Use Them

Lean management originated in Japan, where it grew out of the Toyota Production System. This led to lean manufacturing, but today lean is used in more industries, such as project management, software development, construction and more.

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How To Start A Project As An Accidental Project Manager

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Help! I’m an accidental or new project manager. How do I get started? In this article we’ll help you understand what to focus on as you take on your first projects. Simon Harris. What is an accidental project manager?

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OnePlan is Strategic Portfolio Management on the Microsoft Platform

Brad Egeland

Running an enterprise means being proactive and reactive in equal measure. Reactively, market events cause disruption, triggering critical questions such as: ‘which of our products and initiatives are impacted? How do we pivot and move forward?’ ’ Proactively, the questions may be ‘what are the opportunities ahead of us? Which strategies, technologies and initiatives will make us successful?’

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Benefits Of Test-Driven Development – A Guide For Beginners


If there’s one thing that both large and small organizations desire, it’s to create a product that drives a tangible business result. . When this is the goal, the term TDD or Test Driven Development can often be seen discussed by developers and management alike. .

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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.

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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7 Best Tools for Effective Release Management In Projects


Release management tools are an indispensable part of the software development machinery. These tools are an effective way of improving your productivity and working more efficiently.

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Xebrio Software Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Xebrio brings together requirements management and end-to-end traceability with task management and test coverage all the way to release management. It’s a project management ecosystem that is perfect for technology-led teams, with workflows and an easy interface with a low learning curve.

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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 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.

A Day in the Life of a Project Manager


Most days for project managers can be fairly similar. But each day can also bring a new level of excitement depending on numerous factors. Constraints to your project plan often pop up, creating chaos that keeps you on your toes.

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Use Agile Project Management with MS Project – Transcription


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Cindy M. Lewis’ and James Mills JR.’s s webinar, Use Agile Project Management with MS Project, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Are You Getting a Strategic Advantage from Your PMO?

Brad Egeland

Project management offices can be good and bad – it all depends on how they are put together, how they are utilized, and how they are supported. They can only really be as good as their weakest link because they are really a support structure for the work being executed by the project manager and teams in them. Let's consider some areas where PMOs should be helping and think about our own PMOs while reading. are they helping or hindering?

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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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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.

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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Review Remote Team Interactions Workbook

Henny Portman

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Mastering the (new) Agile Coaching Mindset for the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR)

International Institute for Learning

Like you, I’ve been following the discussions on the 4th Industrial Revolution (4IR) for some time now. For the uninitiated, the 4th Industrial Revolution (or Industry 4.0)

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How to Use Dataflows to Enhance your Power BI Datasets


I’m a big fan of Power BI dataflows! In this article, I’ll show you why, and you will be able to reproduce the steps I’ve taken if you have sufficient Project Online permissions (minimal Portfolio Viewer permissions). The Need.

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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.

[Webinar]: Digital Organizations are Transforming to Strategic Portfolio Management - 5/19/22 @ 1pm EST

Brad Egeland

Executives are increasingly turning to digital investments to drive growth. These initiatives are designed to improve product/service competitiveness and take advantage of new market opportunities. The EPMO plays a critical role in this digital transformation effort, helping drive the organization to become more product-centric in their planning and execution. Fundamental changes to how investments are identified and aligned with strategy is critical to making this transformation a success.

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RIP – Rest In Place Projects

PM Times

With 2 plus decades experience in the project management and organizational development world, I am incessantly amazed on how a project is so closely linked the Project Sponsor, instead of the organization and the business goals it is set to achieve or influence.

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How to Become a Software Project Manager (Full Guide)

PM Basics

So, it’s time for you to become a software project manager? But you don’t have a relevant degree, experience, or technical background…. Is it even possible to become a project manager in an IT company like that? Yes, it is! Below you’ll find a full guide on how to become a software PM.

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