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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

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By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

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By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ].

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Practical and Tactical Techniques for Managing Remote Teams

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By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMCA, MCPM, PMI Fellow Managing a remote team is new territory for many businesses. In order to help manage effective and productive virtual teams, implement these useful tips and suggestions: Keep in mind that when one person is remote, everyone is remote to that person.

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Innovation Project Management

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By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). We are excited to bring you this blog post on Innovation Project Management, which is adapted from Dr. Harold Kerzner’s new book of the same title.

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?

The Effective and Innovative Virtual Team Leader

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By Frank P. Saladis, PMP, LIMC MCCP, PMI Fellow. Virtual teams have been a part of the business, public, and not for profit environments for many years. In the late 1980’s and early 1990’s the internet began to significantly influence how information and meetings were managed.

Are You There? Hello…?

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By Keith Wilson, MBA, B.Comm., PMP, MCP, MCT, CSM, CSPO, KMP, CDA. Virtual meetings/teams can be new territory for many of us. It can be especially difficult to be sure all attendees are getting the most out of the meeting.

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Tips for Working from Home During the Covid-19 Crisis

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As we face the current societal and organizational struggles of a worldwide health crisis, many employees and teams are finding themselves working from home for the first time, or for the first time on a daily basis.

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The 5 “Don’ts” of Project Management

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By Liam Dillon, PMP, PMI-ACP, PgMP, PfMP. Senior Consultant, IIL | Managing Director/President, Turlon & Associates. Reading various blogs, articles and papers on how to be successful as a project manager got me thinking about what NOT to do as a PM.

The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

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LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam.

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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.

Key Themes at IIL’s 2020 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

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By Sander Boeije. June 4 th , 2020 will mark the opening day of IIL’s 5 th annual Agile & Scrum Online Conference. In the past years, this conference has grown into a community of agile enthusiasts, with participants coming from all over the world and all kinds of industries.

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Transforming to an Agile Enterprise

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By Sandeep Shouche Most executives will hear the Agile buzzword and ask their teams to “do this agile thing.”. For many executives, Agile only means: Do it even faster than before. Deliver whenever I want it. Don’t question when I want to change it.

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Capture More Agility by Tailoring Practices

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[This post is a sneak preview of Jesse Fewell’s talk at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference , and is based on his upcoming book Untapped Agility ]. We’ve been told that to achieve more innovation, more collaboration, or more agility, we need to adopt modern practices.

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“Discounting” theory as a framework for assessing remote work proficiency levels

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Working virtually with team members dispersed nationally or across the globe is nothing new and our use of this way-of-working has been steadily increasing over the last few decades.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Lifting the Language Barrier

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“If you differ from me, my brother, far from harming me, you enrich me.” ” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, aviation pioneer, writer and poet, 1900 – 1944.

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Using Page Layout Features with Efficiency

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. Page Layout. This is a long article, because there’s so much to it. It seems not much has been written about this tab. In this blog, I’ll cover the items shown here (which do not include all the commands in the Page Layout tab).

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People Innovation: A New Vision to Innovate

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By Luigi Morsa, Ph.D. . Nowadays, companies are very conscious that if they want to be competitive, they have to innovate. The conquered market shares can rapidly disappear or drastically be reduced.

Sorting (and beyond!)

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog, I’ll discuss sorting, likely beyond features you knew were available! We’ll start with this screenshot of a file: It needs sorting. There are many ways to sort data.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Overcoming Distance and Cultural Barriers to Virtual Teamwork

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“Out of sight, out of mind.” ” This expression exists in many cultures. In some cases, the distance makes us far from the mind. In others, it is from the heart that we are far.

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Spotlight on Virtual Teams – What makes them work?

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By Susan Parente, PMP, PMI-RMP, PMI-ACP, PSM I, CSM, CSPO, CISSP, CRISC, RESILIA, ITIL, GCLP, MSEM. In MBA programs, we often learn methods and techniques for efficient and effective project management. But how do we use these methods when our team is not co-located? In our current age of social networking and global businesses, knowing how to work with virtual teams is becoming a requirement.

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Key Takeaways from ‘The Phoenix Project’ DevOps Simulation

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By Paul Wilkinson | Owner/Director, GamingWorks.

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Rich Sheridan on Leading with Joy

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Rich Sheridan is the CEO of Menlo Innovations and the author of Joy, Inc. and Chief Joy Officer. As opening keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he inspired us all with his uncommon approach to leadership and productivity in the modern workplace.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Advanced Filtering in Excel

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog I’ll continue the discussion from my last blog on basic filtering. This one is on advanced filtering. Let’s continue with the same worksheet used from the last blog: You can use advanced filtering for any of the features you use basic filtering.

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IIL’s Trusted Virtual Trainers Contribute to Virtual Top Tips Report

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Over the past 25 years, IIL has been providing clients with thousands of virtual training experiences and we’ve learned a lot in that time; delivering high quality virtual learning is not an easy task!

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Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

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Lisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink and the bestselling author of Why Simple Wins.

Key Themes at IPM Day 2019

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LeRoy Ward, IIL Executive VP of Enterprise Solutions and Sander Boeije, Program Manager – IIL Online Conferences . On November 7, 2019, IIL will celebrate the 16 th anniversary of International Project Management Day, also known as IPM Day. Initially conceived by Frank P.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Developing Your Benefits Realization Plan

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LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . Is it possible to deliver a project on time, on budget, and to scope and still have an unsuccessful project? Now more than ever, the answer is yes – because today’s projects are all about benefits and value.

Basic Filtering in Excel

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP . In this blog I’ll discuss filtering. In another continued blog, I’ll talk about advanced filtering. First, what is filtering? We’ll define it by looking at a very simple illustration.

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Pseudo Agile, Hyper Agile – Isn’t Plain Agile Enough?

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Joanna Durand on Why Passionate Leadership Matters

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Joanna Durand is Global Head of the Enterprise Project Delivery Excellence Office at TD Bank.

Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

How to Hide and Show Rows and Columns in Excel

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. In this blog we’ll explore the various ways to hide and show rows and columns. The bulk of the discussion will address columns, but it applies to rows as well (unless otherwise noted).

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Stephen Denning on Business Agility

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Stephen Denning is a former director of the World Bank, renowned speaker and author (his most recent book, The Age of Agile , has 4.5 stars on Amazon).

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Dates and Times in Excel

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. After reading this blog you should be an expert in Excel’s Dates and Times. If you enter the number 1 in cell I1, for example, then look at the Home tab’s Number Format’s dropdown, you’ll see this (without the arrows!):

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Excel Shortcuts

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By Bob Umlas, Excel MVP. Excel has hundreds of keyboard shortcuts. In this blog, I’ll describe some of my favorites. Ctrl+Shift+ numbers 1 thru 7, and 0 (and the tilde key, ~) can be used for formatting.

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Embedding Operational Reports: Everything Product Managers Should Know

Speaker: Dean Yao, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Logi Analytics

Businesses are run with analytics - but companies continue to struggle with interpreting, analyzing, and distributing data. Operational reports help get information to the people who need it most, in formats they understand, and in a timeframe that matters. Join the webinar to learn how embedding operational reports can give your users a precisely formatted, ready-to-analyze view of their operational activities. World-class software teams are embedding operational reports to empower end users with interactive data visualizations, detailed information, and highly precise formats that can be shared via email, PDF, print, or online.