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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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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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The Grateful Agile Leader

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By Susan Parente, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSM, CSPO, PSM I, CISSP, CRISC, PMI-RMP, RESILIA, ITIL, GL®CP, MS Eng. Risk Management Guru – Agile Specialist – IIL Senior Instructor. We know that servant leadership is an excellent match for Agile methods.

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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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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

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.

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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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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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.

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.

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?

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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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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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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

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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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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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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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.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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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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.

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

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Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

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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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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Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

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Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

Why Business Analysts and Digital Project Managers are Needed Now, More Than Ever

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LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL .

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Before Transforming The Experience, You Need to Disrupt Yourself

Speaker: Vivek Bedi, Product Expert and Keynote Speaker

Every company is (soon to be) a technology company. Undergoing digital transformation is the key to succeeding in this digital era - but the process isn’t all innovation and shiny new tech. Join Vivek Bedi, a product expert with 18 years of experience across Fortune 100 companies and startups alike, as he shares his expertise on how to strike the right transformation balance and change your product mindset.

Will a Project Management Certification Help Your Career?

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Let’s say you’re well-qualified in your technical skills—be it Java, programming languages, infrastructure, networks or system administration.

How to Prioritize Work When Everything Is #1

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All projects—especially large, complex projects—need clear priorities. Easier said than done. You can count on technical projects, no matter how well-planned, to involve change orders, re-prioritization and the regular appearance of surprises. It’s just the natural order of things. But still.

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Ask a PM: How to Get Proper Estimates

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Dear Elizabeth: I work in a technical team as a project manager. We do a lot of projects that are innovative (for us), and my development colleagues always seem reluctant when it comes to project planning. They won’t give me timescales that will help me plan.

What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

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Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order.

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.

The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

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What do you need to know to succeed at project management? Everything! While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager.

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Enterprise Collaboration: Strategy & Tools

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Collaboration is a call to action that is sounded by many in business. Managers and upper-echelon executives sing its praises. They ask teams to work more collaboratively in order to boost productivity. The irony is that these same people often neglect collaboration within their own circles.

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How to Write a Business Case

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A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

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How to Create a PERT Chart

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A PERT chart can help you manage your project. But what is a PERT chart and how does it assist project managers when they’re working on larger, more complex projects? What Is a PERT Chart? PERT is an acronym that stands for P rogram E valuation and R eview T echnique.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.