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A pilot project is not always the best way to start your agile journey

Kiron Bondale

Many of us would agree that when you are trying to implement a large change, start small. Just as it is easier to swallow a small pill than a huge one, the ability to adopt and sustain change is often simpler when the change involves baby steps.

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Women in Project Management: Rachel Mata

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Rachel Mata , Lead Project Manager at Edu-tech company Instructor Brandon. She currently lives in Bogotá, Columbia and I was excited to learn more about her career and life in South America. Rachel, how did you get into project management? It came to me from nowhere.

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10 PMO Problems and How to Manage Them

Project Risk Coach

One of my popular blog posts is 40 Reasons PMOs Fail. In this article, we go a step further. I highlight 10 of the 40 PMO problems and provide ways to manage them. 10 PMO Problems and Solutions 1. No project sponsor or project charter for the implementation of the PMO.

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Ask an Expert

The Lazy Project Manager

I have noticed on Linkedin, over the last few weeks, a number of posts by ‘experts’ in the area of PMOs.

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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.

7 Best To-Do List Apps for Work in 2021

Productivity begins with a to-do list. It’s the first step towards organizing your work and getting it done. To-do lists are essentially a repository of tasks, but they can be much more than that. To-do lists can describe the work, prioritize it and more.

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How I learned to manage multiple projects and still leave the office on time

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m running a webinar on the skills you need to manage multiple projects on 4 February. Register here. There’s another project I’m just waiting to hear about,” said my sponsor. I silently groaned.

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9 Best SharePoint Alternatives to Use in 2021


One thing that we have learned in the project management paradigm and the overall organizational world, is that there is no guarantee of something being extraordinary if it has been a part of the market for a long time.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training


Professional Scrum Master training is highly interactive training for 14 hours, and students learn by doing it in class. We use multiple tools and techniques to facilitate online training to make it practical for you.

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Request for Information (RFI) Template

Throughout the execution of a project there are points in which procurements require some clarity. To get the answers questions and capture the back and forth with the supplier in a paper trail, a request for information (RFI) is required.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

7 Things We've Learned After a Year of Online Meetings


For almost a year now, the Corona pandemic has determined our daily lives. The consequences also turned our working lives upside down. Last year, many employers around the world had to change their work culture from working in the office to working from home.

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The Grit Factor [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve just finished reading The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World by Shannon Huffman Polson. It’s the story of what makes someone succeed, and the importance grit plays in career success.

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The Ultimate Guide to Process Management in 2021


The organizational paradigm is made up of many small cogs that have to be oiled up in order to make the whole machinery function properly, and if you fail to do that, you are going to have a business that doesn’t have the ability to evolve into something better or even function properly as is.

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Use PPM Software to Deliver Flexible Capacity and Resource Planning


“Our people make the difference,” is now a somewhat cliché statement that’s been used by thousands of companies over the years to convey the importance of their employees in delivering stellar products or services.

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Gantt charts are not project plans

ProProject Manager

Sample Gantt chart. A critical component of the project is the project management plan. We’ve talked about developing a project management plan and schedule: Project planning – problems, scope, and deliverables , and Scheduling tips and techniques.

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What can project managers and leaders learn from Larry King?

Susanne Madsen

​Larry King, the legendary US television and radio host who passed away at the age of 87, had an unquestionable talent for making his interview subjects the true stars of his programs. He was known for asking short and uncomplicated questions and letting his curiosity guide the conversations.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability.

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Digital Project Management: Everything You Need to Know


According to the Pew Research Center , around 90% of Americans use the internet and 77% of Americans own a smartphone. These figures suggest how prevalent the digital age really is. And with the world has moved online, it is no wonder of the rise in digital project management.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Being curious about you

Growing Agile

2020 has been a tough year for many, myself included. This pandemic has shifted our lives completely. I haven’t seen my friends in a year. I haven’t met any of the people I’ve worked with in the past year. And the only people I’ve spent time with are those living in my house.

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Top 8 Challenges All Project Managers Face at Work

PM Basics

In the previous email, I shared the truth about being a project manager. Lots of other readers were able to relate to it. What about you? In short: . Your manager expects you to know everything about project management right from the beginning.

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The Risk Management Life Cycle in the Context of Projects, Programs, and Portfolios


“Project Creates. Program Guides. Portfolio Decides.” – from the book, I Want To be A RMP.

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Xebrio Demystifies Project Management - Try it Today

Brad Egeland

I stumbled on Xebrio from a comment left online from one of their very satisfied users in response to one of my project management articles.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

Task Automation in 2021


If you want to free up 30% of the time you spend working on daily tasks, task automation is probably the way to go. And if you want to learn how to automate tasks you have come to the right place.

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Product Owner. Not the Agile name for project manager or other outdated functions.

Gunther Verheyen

The Product Owner in Scrum is accountable for the value delivered. Besides the fact that value is a very different driver than volume is (think outcome versus output), that accountability can hardly be demonstrated without a clearly identified ‘product’. Product is the vehicle to deliver value.

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5 Ways to Avoid Cutting Your Workforce


The year 2020 was a challenging time for businesses around the world in nearly every industry. The COVID-19 pandemic brought sudden changes to daily work life and reduced revenue in ways that have left organizations scrambling for solutions.

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects


Online selling is an enormous and profitable type of business that many hope to get their foot into. Not just offline retailers but also online retailers want to create new eCommerce business projects and earn more profit.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

How to Build a Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

​The Project Management Office. It just sounds official, doesn’t it? An impressive title. Not all organizations have a project management office, or PMO. And not all should. But it’s definitely a good idea for larger organizations that are running many projects.

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The FLEKS model

Henny Portman

FLEKS is a Hybrid Project Management Model, which aims at providing a way to manage projects, develop products and deliver the highest possible value within the context of a project and its stakeholders. Businesses and projects are embedded in a complex and ever-changing environment.

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What is Test Driven Development (TDD)? Tutorial with Example


One of the principles from a manifesto for agile software development states that – Continuous attention to technical excellence and good design enhances agility. But how do we focus on technical excellence? Well, for that we need to explore a bunch of good and useful technical practices.

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