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The Future of Resource Management: Are You Prepared?

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Three ways resource management moves toward continuous delivery success. Resource managers don’t have to be philosophy majors, but they do have to have a philosophy that encapsulates the culture of their company. If they have an entire PMO to manage, this skill might very well hold the key to that PMO’s future—as a trusted business partner or as a department that produces very little business value and may very well be on its way out.

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Agile Project Management vs. Managing Agile Projects

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Serious business or herding cats? There’s a lot of buzz about Agile transformation right now, particularly in the realm of project and portfolio management. Publications like Forbes and CIO have been writing about its application across the enterprise for years, while firms like Forrester and Gartner have generated multiple reports on its impact on operations.

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Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition

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On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management. The webinar discussed the transformation of project management offices from tactical or task driven portfolios to more strategic approaches with defined business goals.

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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO

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Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. As you start your budgeting and plan out goals for the year ahead, you might want to take a step back and look at your trajectory from a 1,000 ft. view and assess your strategic portfolio maturity.

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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?

5 Key Benefits of Optimizing Your Resource Management Process

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Learn how successful businesses are improving efficiency and productivity through retaining talent and optimizing their resource management process. Successful businesses are finding ways to improve profitability levels, streamline costs and eliminating waste.

How to Improve PMO Resource Planning

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A step by step guide to prioritizing your people PMO resource planning is an ever growing concern for any project management office (PMO) leader.

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The Top Five Basics for Managing Agile PPM

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In May a research firm released a project portfolio management (PPM) market forecast for 2016 to 2024. The reason that I am not covering their report in detail is because after reading it, I was mostly overcome with a sense of dj vu.

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The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

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Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

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In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. These include: Fostering an environment where collaborative decision making is easier and more fruitful.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

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On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle. Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. They’re closed off from each other.

5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects

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The Gartner PPM Summit is the annual event that brings together top project and portfolio management leaders from all over the world. Last week we were fortunate enough to partake in the activities and leaving the event left us with a lot to think about and digest. If you have not attended this event, suffice it to say the content is motivating and enlightening.

Strategic Portfolio Management 101

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Back to school for the latest stakeholder-focused techniques. I don’t know about you, but at this time of the year I become energized by the smell of freshly-sharpened pencils and the fresh promise of brand-new, blank notebooks.

5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management

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At KeyedIn Projects we always recommend that PMOs take a top down approach to project, program and portfolio management - focusing on the people, deliverables and money required to deliver your projects, as well as the benefits they will deliver.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The Impact of Technology on Project Management: Pre-1950s to the Modern Age

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Project management (PM) dates back as far as there has been a need to achieve things.

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Doing More with Less: PMO Metrics to Keep You from Drowning

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In this fable, are you the fox or the goat? There once was a fox that fell in a well. A goat happened by and asked him, “Sir Fox, isn’t that water fine to drink?” ” The fox said, “Oh yes, Sir Goat, it’s the finest I’ve ever tasted!” ” at which point the goat jumped in the well. The fox, quite bedraggled and waterlogged by now, quickly persuaded Sir Goat to let him climb out on top of him, and the fox, in turn, promised he would go get help.

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5 Key Reasons Why You Need a PMO

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Ever wondered what it takes to build a great project organization? Well a PMO is a great place to start, helping you to standardize processes and drive up project success rates.

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4 Secrets of how Top Performing PSOs Cope with Changes in Customer Demand

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Professional services projects rarely run smoothly. Things happen: external events change client priorities; tasks overrun; a key member of the project team gets sick.

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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.

Where Do Resource Managers (RMs) and Their Employers Agree? Three Need-to-Knows for Your PMO

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New survey clearly shows that RM leaders are both well-respected and in short supply. What do RMs and employers say about the burgeoning field of RM leadership? As I read the RMI Survey Results, I felt a distinct sense of dj vu.

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Why Control, Insight & Visibility are key to avoiding the Service Delivery Execution Gap

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On paper, managing Resources, Projects and Billing all sounds relatively simple. So why do so many organizations struggle. Well in reality many organizations create an Execution Gap where there are silos of information all over the place. They’re closed off from each other.

Understanding the Importance of Hyper Efficient Project Management for Coping with Changes in Customer Demands

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The fundamental pillars of tight project management are the same for any size of business, from the small and medium enterprise, up to the larger corporate.

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The 5 Most Important Business Benefits of a Successful PMO

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Enterprises struggle with uncovering how to best use project portfolio management (PPM) tools to accelerate their business benefits and fulfil business strategies.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

The core components of IT Portfolio Management

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IT portfolio management emphasises a strategic focus on goals such as revenue growth, cost reduction, regulatory mandate and business continuity rather than just typical operational objectives such as project cost, timescales and deliverables.

Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust

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Reporting project metrics to clients and partners is a continual frustration for project-driven organizations. Discussions often arise around the best way to produce reports and share them with customers, both internal and external.

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5 Ways Project Team Collaboration can Drive Innovation

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Collaborative enterprise work management is becoming more and more essential. Waiting for new ideas, single flashes of inspiration and 'Eureka' moments from the same individuals simply isn't enough.

5 Tips for Improving Project and Task Management

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At KeyedIn Projects we always recommend that PMOs take a top down approach to project, program and portfolio management - focusing on the people, deliverables and money required to deliver your projects, as well as the benefits they will deliver.

Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity

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Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps. So your busy, business is booming, but yet you still think you can get more out of your team. All too often companies strive to improve productivity and utilization without truly understanding the current state of play. In this article we discuss some simple ways in which you can analyze the performance of your team to help drive productivity.

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Directors: What are PMs saying behind your back?

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At KeyedIn Projects, we regularly hear hostility towards senior managers and the roles they should play in projects. Some project managers are quite vocal about how useless they find their C-Suite and would want them to stay clear altogether.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Employee Utilization and Productivity

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Learn how to analyze team productivity to improve your organizations effectiveness and efficiency in 5 simple steps. So your busy, business is booming, but yet you still think you can get more out of your team. All too often companies strive to improve productivity and utilization without truly understanding the current state of play. In this article we discuss some simple ways in which you can analyze the performance of your team to help drive productivity.

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Three Project Management Lessons Learned from the London Crossrail Project

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I just read an interesting article about London’s Crossrail project which connects London’s west, east and centre via a 118-kilometre light rail system.

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Your Post-Launch Toolkit for Understanding Your Users

Speaker: Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product, Simple Health

If you've ever launched an MVP, you know that the journey has only just begun. How do you figure out what to do next? You know that you need to look at how different user segments react, but how do you quickly distinguish signal from noise so you can iterate and improve? Join Brittney Gwynn, former Director of Product at Simple Health, as she explains how you can use early customer feedback, usage data, and continuous experimentation to optimize your journey to product-market fit. Whether you're at a brand-new company, or looking to innovate within a more mature organization, or anywhere in between, you'll come away with a new skill set, ready to make the most of your launches.

The Scary Truth of Spreadsheets

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Spreadsheets are everywhere. They have infiltrated PMOs of all sizes and are wreaking havoc on projects managers costing them precious time and resources to maintain. You may be wondering “if spreadsheets are everywhere and used by so many people, what can be so bad about them?”

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7 Key Factors Driving Successful Project Management in Professional Service Delivery

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Efficient service delivery is based on getting the project management engine as finely tuned as possible so that it runs smoothly. This is what we are referring to as the seven key drivers of successful project management.

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Sharing Project Data With Customers: Letting Go of Your Fear, Saving Time and Building Trust

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Reporting project metrics to clients and partners is a continual frustration for project-driven organizations. Discussions often arise around the best way to produce reports and share them with customers, both internal and external.

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5 Quick Wins for Driving Increased Employee Utilization with Effective Project Management

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Having the ability to allocate resources more effectively to every project and respond rapidly to changes in workload are key to maximizing employee utilization and increasing your billable hours without increasing headcount.

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A Simple Framework for Complex User Goals

Speaker: Hannah Stegen, Customer Service Manager, Crescendo

How can you measure and affect your users' behavior if they're not doing something that's easily measurable? You can monitor usage, activation, retention, and more, but those metrics don't always align with every one of your goals for your users. Hope is not lost, however: with the right framework, you can still make sure your users are on track. Join Hannah Stegen (she/her), Customer Success Manager at Crescendo as she explains how you can monitor even the most complex user journeys by breaking them up into Attitude, Intention, and Behavior.