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How to Calculate Cost Variance for a Project (Formula Included)

Throughout the life of a project, project managers check in on progress and compare it to the project plan—comparing their predictions to reality. If they don’t do this regularly, odds are the budget will suffer and their project will fail entirely.

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How to use a bullet journal for project management

Girl's Guide to PM

How do you manage your projects? Whatever it is you’re managing you’ll probably use, or need, a tool to help you do it. Maybe it’s a Trello board, a Kanban board, a system of sticky notes…Asana, Toggl… a wall calendar and planner, or a combination of them all!

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Office Timeline Pro+ Review [2021]

Girl's Guide to PM

Office Timeline is a powerful PowerPoint plugin for creating professional timelines and roadmaps. The Pro+ edition is aimed specifically at project managers needing to create timeline slides for executive briefings and project reviews.

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Use MVIs for team improvements

Kiron Bondale

Two of pillars of adaptive approaches are inspection and adaptation. These can be applied to the product, service or results being produced by the team as well as the way in which those are produced.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Top 5 Freelance Project Management Applications to Use in 2021


Being an entrepreneur or a freelancer is a very tricky one-person show that either makes you successful or someone who struggles to manage clients. The work-day as an entrepreneur is full of different proposal drafting , contract creation, client on-boarding, and tax compliance.

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More Trending vs. ProjectManager: Which Is Best for Project Management?

If you’re looking for project management software, you’ll find countless options. This can make narrowing the search feel like an insurmountable task. Ultimately, choosing the right project management software comes down to identifying your needs and finding a good fit.

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Quick and Easy: This is New in the PMBOK Guide Edition 7


Founded in 1969 in the USA, the Project Management Institute is a global non-profit project management association. In 2020, the institute counted more than 600,000 members in over 200 countries, making it the PM organization with the largest membership worldwide.

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The best thing you can do to manage risk?

Musings on Project Management

You ask: What's he best thing I can do to manage risk?Answer:Make Answer:Make time your friend. Insert time buffers in your schedule around every uncertain event, around milestones that are critical to success, and around major blocks of scope that determine whether project objectives will be met.Time is your friend if it is allocated in your schedule to give you space to work, and rework, mitigations. Time Risk Management schedule

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Asynchronous Communication for Project Managers: A Tactical Guide to Getting More Done While Communicating Less


As a project manager, it’s your job to help shield your team from the constant communication, notifications, and meeting requests that threaten their daily tasks (and sanity).

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Mavenlink Industry Cloud for Professional Services™ - What is it and Why Do You Need It?


The increasingly complex, fast-paced world of professional services needs more than talented workforces and insightful managers, it needs a technology solution that can identify and support everyday business at the speed of demand.

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10 Startups With The Best Company Culture in 2021


What’s the one thing you are Photo by studio from Pexels looking for when searching for a job? That’s right. Company culture. A Glassdoor’s Mission & Culture Survey in 2019, found that over 77 percent of people across four countries?—?US,

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What Is MoSCoW Method, and How Does It Help Prioritize Tasks in Projects?


You deal with hundreds of tasks daily, and each task takes up a valuable part of your time. Dealing with all the tasks at once would be an unwise move, you need structure and order in your life to make sure you stay on top of your A-game.

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Managing Project Dependencies In a Multi-Project Environment

Epicflow Blog

In the present-day business environment, which is dynamic and uncertain, multiple projects management (MPM) as well as project portfolio management (PPM) are becoming common practices.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

Project Change Control: What You Need to Know to Make it Effective

Online PM Courses

When a project stakeholder wants something different, what do you do? You can't just say 'yes'. or 'no'. You need Project Change Control. The post Project Change Control: What You Need to Know to Make it Effective appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

Change Management in Projects – The Overlooked Methodology

PM Times

The Scenario The decision to implement a new technology solution is a significant one and, in many cases, a project that typically an organization is unlikely to undertake often.

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Virtual Meeting Etiquette?—?33 Golden Rules to Follow


Virtual Meeting Etiquette?—?33 33 Golden Rules to Follow Source: [link] The global pandemic undeniably caused a huge shift in working habits. After more than a year of work from home, a whopping 74% of employees said they expect remote work to be the new normal.

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Level Up Your Business with The Best Document Management Software


Technological advancements in recent years have made the digitalization of business processes an inevitable feat.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

All About Scope Creep: Causes, Consequences, and Tips on Preventing It

Epicflow Blog

Scope creep is a common challenge that project managers have to deal with. In an effort to make the project’s final outcome perfect and satisfy customers, project managers/team members/stakeholders may be unable to leave it well enough alone.

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How Project Management Can Help Fight the “IT and the Business” Paradox

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Have you ever heard the term “IT and the Business?” ” Have you ever said “IT and the Business?” ” Did you know every time you say “IT and the Business” a baby kitten dies?

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Do I Need My PMO Director?

Brad Egeland

Have you ever been in a situation where you were reporting to a PMO director and you wonder what value this person brings to the table? You romanticize about how much more productive you would be if you didn’t have to jump through his hoops.

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There is only one number one in your Product Backlog

One of the things you do as a Scrum Master is help your Product Owner in different aspects of their role. It doesn’t mean that you need to know how to do their job yourself, but you should be able to bring valuable practices and techniques to their attention.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

How To Create Transparency in the Workplace


Workplace transparency has become increasingly valued both by employers and employees. So much so that there are now rankings of companies that actively and purposefully make transparency part of their mission and vision. But exactly what is transparency in the workplace?

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Tailoring project management for a home move (part 1)

Kiron Bondale

Changing one’s house meets the PMBOK ® Guide definition of being a temporary unique endeavor producing a product, service or result.

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Optimal Size of a Scrum Team


A typical scrum team needs to have the necessary skills to carry out tasks efficiently while taking care of product quality and productivity. Whether you are working in a small startup or a large company, you are more likely to come to a point when you have too many members in one team.

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What to Do When Enough is Never Enough for the Customer

Brad Egeland

​ Have you ever had that project customer where no matter what you do, it seems like it’s never enough? No matter how hard you try, they’re always looking for something more or something different?

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A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

The Importance of Clear Accountability in Scrum

Scrum team consists of three clear accountabilities: one Scrum Master, one Product Owner, and Developers. Often, when working with a Scrum team struggling with excessive conflict or a lack of trust, I find the culprit is a lack of clarity around each of these accountabilities.

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Remote Employee Onboarding – A How-To Guide (+ Checklist)


Every new starter is different. Some take a few weeks to settle in, while others hit the ground running from day one. Nailing the onboarding process is a tricky task, and doing so remotely is arguably even more challenging.

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You are a fiduciary

Musings on Project Management

Alex Korda, a British businessman in the late 1930s, was quoted as saying about a project budget, with a shrug: “A lot of money—other people’s money, of course, but still a lot.”Let Let me offer some advice: when it's other people's money (OPM), it could be career-shortening to shrug off the budget or the budget overruns.And, by the way, as a PM, you have a fiduciary responsibility to always act in. Project Management

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