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1. IPMA Conference on Diversity in Project Management Conference


As a common initiative both from IPMA together with its member associations in the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Iceland the first Diversity in Project Management Conference took place from April 10 to 11 2017 in s-´Hertogenbosch in the Netherlands.

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Tapping the Based of the Talent Triangle for Hidden PDUs


When it comes to renewing your PMI credentials it can sometimes be a challenge to find the full complement of Professional Development Units (PDUs) you need. Now the PMI Talent Triangle has been introduced, PMP credential holders need 8 PDUs from each of the skill areas.

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Hey Project Manager, are you a more of a Jedi or a Stormtrooper?

Green Project Management

This past week I was having a conversation with a colleague on what they should look for in a project manager. Out of curiosity, I did some digging across various organization’s standards at what they describe as the “role of a project manager”, here is what I found.

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Overcoming „projectitis“ in organisations


During the past fifty years projects became quite popular in organisations. Research indicates that in some countries more than one third of the GDP is performed through projects, with some organisations running more than fifty percent of their turnover through projects.

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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.

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Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example.

Green Project Management

We just posted a media release to announce a partnership with Village Green Global, who will sponsor a series of initiatives in the Russel Island, Solomon Islands.

Managing collaboration in virtual project teams


Due to global workshare many projects are performed through teams scattered all over the world.

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What Is Strategy?

Arras People

Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy?

Tool Review: 10,000ft Plans

The Digital Project Manager

There’s an ongoing debate about how project management tools will fit into the future of work. As digital PMs, we’re needing to adapt to the. The post Tool Review: 10,000ft Plans appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Reviews Tools

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The Bad Apple Syndrome in Process Improvement

Herding Cats

When process improvement starts with the solution, it's common to anchor this improvement on the Bad Apple syndrome. The Dilbert Manager, the bad apple on the team, and another example of starting with the symptom and skipping to the solution, bypassing the root cause.

10 Questions: Rich Mironov

The Clever PM

For the second installment of my “10 Questions With…” I reached out to one of my mentors in the PM/Consulting space, Rich Mironov. I met Rich many years ago at ProductCamp Seattle, where he was giving a presentation about the struggles and challenges of the role that really spoke deeply to me and where I […]. Product Management Agile Definitions Good PM Influence Leadership Learning Organization PM Problem Solving Roles

The RASIC-Chart – a key tool for collaboration in projects


One of the key factors for successful collaboration in projects is having clear roles and responsibilities assigned.

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Project Success Hinges on Identifying, Engaging and Managing your Project Stakeholders

Arras People

Most advice for improving project management skills targets such factors as aligning your project deliverables to your objectives, holding productive meetings and delegating workloads.

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

5 Simple Steps For Handling Difficult Conversations Better

The Digital Project Manager

As digital project managers, much of our work is about successful communication. Handling difficult conversations well can put a stop to poor team performance, financial. The post 5 Simple Steps For Handling Difficult Conversations Better appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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Portfolio Management Best Practices : Doing the Right Way

Imagine this scenario: you are a president of a particular project management division under a certain company. You do your own routine every day once you step inside your office. Employees are doing their jobs, but for some reason, they are not completed on time, changes have to be made every second, and the plan is a flop. The obvious is right under your nose. What are the causes of project failure? Why do projects still fail despite careful planning?

Challenging the C-Level Executives

The Lazy Project Manager

How to get Fired at the C-level goes beyond the constraints of a book.

Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Like most North American kids growing up in an urban environment, my son learned to drive cars with an automatic transmission. Now that he’s been driving for a year, I’m starting to teach him to handle a manual transmission.

Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

New PMI-ACP Workbook


I am pleased to announce the availability of my new PMI-ACP Workbook. This new workbook focusses on a smaller subset of 50 key topics.   My original PMI-ACP Exam Prep book distilled all the relevant content from the 11 books on the PMI-ACP recommended reading list in a common voice.

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Boost Your Productivity with Kanban Boards


The Productivity Problem. If a project team is struggling, a common reaction is to host a daily stand-up meeting. The term “stand-up” has a wide interpretation. Many of the stand-ups I’ve attended have turned into sit-downs because the meeting lasted for an hour rather than a few minutes.

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Against all odds – learning from great projectors: Jakob Fugger


With this article we continue a series of pioneers and projectors to learn from. You are all encouraged to write about great projectors out of your context so we may learn from them and improve our way of performing projects.

Bad Management Behaviours

Herding Cats

I belong to an invitation blog for military people. In a recent post, they had a post from the York Region District School Board D'Youville College, Aleksandr Noudelman about leadership. This post resonanted with me when I hear about simple and simple minded soultions to symptoms that involve bad management. Of course these solutions don't address the Root Cause, so they never get fixed .

Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

What stories do your charts tell?

Kiron Bondale

Organizing the delivery of project scope into sprints provides stakeholders with an opportunity to objectively assess progress at regular intervals. Comparing what was delivered against what remains in the overall release or project backlog helps us understand when we might be done.

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How Mobile Project Management Can Improve Jobsite Efficiency


Construction sites are infinitely complicated places that require multiple projects working at once to deliver the project on time and under budget.

40+ Resources To Help You Find the Ideal Remote Location Jobs!


The internet is full of the opportunities for people who want to work remotely. A few years ago it was unthinkable to do the job sitting in front of the computer on the comfy couch at home, with a cup of coffee and a dog behind you. There are many marketplaces that provide the remote […].

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2017 20

The 10 Project Portfolio Management KPI To Adopt

Metrics are convenient and easy to use. They measure and estimate cost, project duration, and ensure that the projects are where they are supposed to be but it doesn’t guarantee that it will solve all your problems. These metrics are meant to assist managers and their teams to gain a chance of the project success or an expected ROI benefit. Everything still lies in human resources.

Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

How to Facilitate a Successful Project Launch

Project Risk Coach

What does it take to facilitate a successful project launch? Let’s look at two scenarios, one that results in potential failure and one destined for success.

The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Project Management – Part 2

The Digital Project Manager

In Part 1 of our Ultimate Guide to Freelance Digital Project Management, we covered getting started as a freelance digital project manager by figuring out. The post The Ultimate Guide to Freelance Project Management – Part 2 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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How are projects approved in your company?

Ron Rosenhead

I travel a lot and see many companies trying and deliver major changes through project and programme management. There are sometimes problems with this: there are often too many projects on the go within the business with resources thinly stretched.



There are certain measures to be taken if a business is to be thriving and the risk of its failure mitigated. Some people consider the idea in the core of a project to be a key question which needs to be kept in one’s mind. Others believe it to be finances. All of them are […].

Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.