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Is a Virtual Team Right for You? The Pros and Cons of Virtual Teams

More organizations have taken to virtual teams. They have, obviously, skyrocketed in practice over the course of this year. It certainly seems like virtual teams are here to stay, but are they right for your company? Are virtual teams the magic bullet to end all ills for your company? Simply put, no.

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The 10 Best Project Planning Tools In 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post The 10 Best Project Planning Tools In 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

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How Leadership Affects Projects (And How You Can Lead Yours)

Girl's Guide to PM

Sarah Coleman is co-author of Project Leadership, a book in its third edition exploring how leadership and project management intertwine. The last edition came out 16 years ago – yes, people were talking about project leadership even then!

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How to Find the Perfect Company Culture Match for Your Job Search

Project Bliss

Do you consider company culture during your job search? A positive company culture can make a huge difference in how much you love your work. It can mean the difference between dreading going to work each day, or absolutely loving your job. But it doesn’t just happen by chance.

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Looking for the unique

Musings on Project Management

"When I plan a project, the first thing I do is make a list of what's unique . what will my new and untried experiences be for myself and my team, and what's new for the customer: will they see the value?" Not actually me, but others whom I respect say this It strikes me that what is said above is just common sense; profound in its plainspoken words But, then what? Having identified the Project Value Risk Management

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KeyedUp 2020: Unlock the Power of Your Portfolio


The excitement is growing because we are only six weeks away from our KeyedUp Conference where we take a deep dive into KeyedIn solutions, plus the latest trends in PPM, PMO methodology and transformative digital tools.

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4 Key Drivers For Team Engagement

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m still constantly surprised when I hear that people work in a command and control style management hierarchy. It’s not something I’ve been part of for years and I don’t believe it works – at least not in a project management, office-based environment.

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4 Considerations When Setting Up a PMO

Brad Egeland

Use code 'BRAD20' for 20% MindGenius 20 or MindGenius Online Your organization has decided to take the next step.

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Don't ask for data if.

Musings on Project Management

The first rule of data: Don't ask for data if you don't know what you are going to do with it Or, said another way (same rule) Don't ask for data which you can not use or act upon And, your reaction might be: Of course! But, alas, in the PMO there are too many incidents of reports, data accumulation, measurements, etc for which there actually is no plan for what to do with it. Project Management

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Seven Strategies to Improve Project Productivity


As we live and work through a global pandemic with all of its uncertainties and stresses, it’s all too easy to get stressed over our to-do lists. From team members to project managers, the general theme heard from everyone these days seems to be “overwhelm.”

10 Best Visual Project Management Software To Track Progress

The Digital Project Manager

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Agile Planning: What Is It & How You Should Do It

ProProfs Project Management

Change is the only constant. Heraclitus. Being adaptive to change is extremely important, irrespective of the industry you are working in. You cannot be skeptical about this, because you cannot reap benefits for a longer time if you fear going outside of your comfort zone.

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Agile Intro for Waterfall Teams

Brad Egeland

Are you a longtime Waterfall business analyst or project team member an environment moving to an Agile methodology for managing projects and performing software development activities on those projects? Then this article may be a decent intro for you.

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Project Management Techniques That Deliver Results


As the novel coronavirus outbreak swept across the world, the work-from-home arrangement became the new norm for most businesses. Although some states have been slowly reopening, most enterprises are still on a remote set-up.

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The Top 5 Resource Capacity Planning Tools For Teams Of All Sizes (Free & Paid)


As a project manager, you’re constantly negotiating to find the best resources for your team. That’s because having the right resources can make or break a project.

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A Step-By-Step Guide On How To Delegate Work


A Simple Guide On How To Delegate Work Effectively Delegation is not merely assigning tasks and waiting until the work is finished. It is about choosing the right people for the job and making your expectations clear and concise.

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Choosing the right approach for project delivery

Agile Advice

Let ’s begin by agreeing that the quest for success starts with the right approach to support project delivery.

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3 Steps to the Best Project Meetings

Brad Egeland

Use code 'BRAD20' for 20% MindGenius 20 or MindGenius Online From time to time everyone will find themselves planning for and conducting some sort meeting, right? Who hasn't led a meeting before? Raise your hand. Thought so.

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How to Write Better Meeting Notes in 5 Steps (With Free Meeting Notes Template!)


Sit through enough meetings and you’ll start to think their only purpose is to book another meeting. While your main responsibility is to always make sure you’re planning (and attending) effective meetings, it’s what you do after the meeting that counts. But it isn’t always clear what that is.

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Structural Agility, a next tree

Henny Portman

The quest to find more trees for my agile forest continues. Structural Agility is again a way of working that fits in the culture targeted box of my The bird’s eye view on the agile forest overview and complements ‘frameworks’ like Scrum, SAFe, Less, disciplined Agile, et cetera.

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How to Start an Agile Project following a Hybrid Approach

Virtual Project Consulting

As a Project Management Professional and Agile Practitioner, the startup of a new project is one of the most important activities to lead. Discover how you can start well to finish well.

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7 Tips on How to Fire Someone Remotely


We frequently write about hiring remotely (surprise), but today, we are venturing over to the flip side. The “F” word – the art of letting someone go. It can be challenging to fire someone when you work from an office, but even more so when you’re working remotely.

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Being a 'Yes' Man for the Project Customer

Brad Egeland

Use code 'BRAD20' for 20% MindGenius 20 or MindGenius Online One thing I’ve realized as I have been managing projects that get handed over to me from some sales person or account manager is this: they rarely tell the customer “no.”

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Nudges might lead to better project governance

Kiron Bondale

(From Monty Python’s Flying Circus – Eric Idle). If a survey of teams was conducted to find out what they hated the most about working on projects, governance is likely to rank fairly high.

Marketing Project Management: How Data Analytics Can Help


With the growing competition, it has become challenging for businesses to thrive. With so many businesses offering the same set of services and products, consumers have got a lot of options.

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Understanding Risk Breakdown Structure


When it comes to risk management , a risk breakdown structure is a powerful tool in a project manager’s toolkit. According to the Project Management Institute (PMI), a project risk is defined as “an uncertain event that, if it occurred, has an effect on at least one project objective.” .

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14 Ways to be More Productive at Work, at Home, and in Life


Illustration: Zack Rosebrugh. What does it mean to be productive? We all strive to be more productive. Being productive is one of those things which are generally accepted as good, such as being kind, compassionate, or helpful. The problem is, most people don’t know how to define productivity.

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Never Leave Project Success to Chance

Brad Egeland

A project kick-off meeting should be given the same focus as the project as a whole. Think of it as setting the scene for the tone of the whole project. Anything less than full focus for this meeting will put the project at risk from the outset.

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Great Charisma: 7 Secrets of How to be Charismatic

Online PM Courses

Project Managers get things done through people: our team and our stakeholders. So, being charismatic can surely help us. What are the secrets of Charisma? The post Great Charisma: 7 Secrets of How to be Charismatic appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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How to Communicate Effectively With Your Manager When You Don’t Agree With Their Plans


Not everyone loves the ideas that their manager or management team comes up with. Sure, you can swallow your opinion and agree with whatever they suggest. But, what if the idea is genuinely bad?

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MPUG Gives Back


Due to Covid-19, MPUG has seen many in our network experience sudden changes in their projects and/or employment. Some have lost their jobs entirely. Emily Gray has been working in the field of recruitment and talent management since 2011.

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Top Places to Work Remotely in 2020 [Comic]


Working from home can be great, at least when your home setup is great. And even when it’s not so great, current circumstances ( global pandemic ) mean that we have to, great or not. Even in the distant post-pandemic future, many predict that working remotely is here to stay.

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Use MindGenius' Project Planning Template for Repeating Project Success

Brad Egeland

Once approval for a project to go ahead has been given, project planning will begin. There are a number of outputs and activities associated with this project phase. The example (see text below) provides a framework for structuring and organising these activities.

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What is CAPM? PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management | Video

Online PM Courses

What is CAPM? It is PMI’s entry-level professional qualification: Certified Associate in Project Management. All the basics you need in a short video. The post What is CAPM? PMI’s Certified Associate in Project Management | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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