The Agile Origins of Project Management 2.0

Wrike

In my previous post that was also cross posted on CloudAve, I brought up the topic of enterprise agility. My conclusion was: to be agile and adapt quickly to the ever-changing business environment, you need to be able to blend top-down control with bottom-up agility in a “Ying and Yang” style.

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Simple setup for using SharePoint for project communication

Guerrilla Project Management

This short video shows Project Managers a simple setup of SharePoint to organize project documentation. I used this same configuration on a recent project and it worked really well. It is a very basic setup using SharePoint built-in document and list management features. Please leave a comment below and let me know how you are using SharePoint in your. Tools & Techniques

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The Case of the Missing Project Sponsor

Guerrilla Project Management

A project should never be approved without an official sponsor, who is willing to lobby and fight for it. Unfortunately, there are still many organizations that don’t have a decent project governance process for project selection and approval. As project managers, we get too excited about new projects that we sometimes start work without a. Tools & Techniques

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33 Selected Blogs about Innovation, Project Management and 2.0: Vote for the Best!

Wrike

What project management blogs do you read? I’ve assembled a list of blogs that give me substantial food for thought when I write on innovations in project management. The list also includes blogs that serve as great sources of information about Enterprise 2.0, new management methodologies, leadership, motivation, as well as useful project management tips you can use in your day-to-day job.

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Level 5 Leadership with Project Management 2.0

Wrike

In my last post , I raised the question of how a new type of leader that emerges with the development of collective intelligence looks like and what his/her role is. We concluded that Project 2.0 leader’s role is to motivate his/her team and make the team members more productive, in order to complete the project on time and on budget. He or she needs to be able to guide the collective intelligence of his or her team and leverage it to the benefit of the whole company.

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Why Project Management 2.0 Is a Different Ball Game

Wrike

that I attended in October, I met many project management practitioners. Some of them asked me about my views on Project Management 2.0. One of the questions was “How is Project Management 2.0 different from what many organizations have today?”. I decided to summarize my answers and came up with a short list of key factors that distinguish Project Management 2.0 from traditional project management. They are: Environment.

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What Project Management 2.0 IS and what it IS NOT (Part 1)

Wrike

in January, 2008. The trend evolved, as does my thinking, so it’s about time to elaborate on that old definition and give you my take on what Project Management 2.0 is and what it is not. What it IS about. Democratization. The project management discipline as it’s traditionally known “emerged in the 20th century, specifically around the Second World War, through the mega projects that were required.

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“Win a Book!” Series: the Collaboration Economy (Review of “Wikinomics”)

Wrike

Update : The book went to Laura, who commented on this post on Thursday, October 22, 2009. ” series with it. The second reason is that this book is a perfect way to start your Enterprise 2.0 journey, as it explains the transformation of the business environment by Web 2.0 technologies in very plain terms. The main goal of “Wikinomics” is to draw your attention to the processes that take place and trends that emerge in the present economy. Web 2.0

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Project Management 2.0: New Definition

Wrike

Project Management 2.0 is an approach to managing projects that is brought to life by the use of Web-based, emergent, collaborative project management software and that focuses on collective intelligence, productivity and project leadership as the basic factors of project success. Here’s what I mean by some of the specific words in this definition.

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What Project Management Books Should You Read?

Wrike

People often ask me to advise them on the best resources that will help them deepen their project management knowledge or start their own project management journey. One of Wrike’s clients recently asked me: “I’ve been given the green light to seek out any useful resources in the field of Project Management to further my professional development. I’ve Googled a few things, but can’t really decipher what would be beneficial vs. a waste.

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Hear about Project Management 2.0 at pm411.org

Wrike

Not so long ago, I was interviewed by Ron. Holohan, MBA PMP. Ron is the author of the popular pm411.org site, which is. dedicated to all the topics related to project management: tools, tips, methodologies, books, you name it. What I really like about pm411.org is that. Ron tries to look at the practical side of things and pays attention how the. material he blogs about can be applied to real-life projects, including his.

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What Project Management 2.0 IS and What it IS NOT (Part 2)

Wrike

I’d like to give you my take on what Project Management 2.0 IS NOT.I see the three main things here. Project Management 2.0 IS NOT : Chaos. Lightweight Project Management 2.0 tools and practices bring project management into a new context. However, unleashing freeform collaboration with the help of the new technologies does not mean the loss of control. Quite the opposite is true.

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Set Hours in Task Duration

Wrike

Besides project discussions , another feature often asked for by many of our users–estimation of task duration in hours–is now live in Wrike project management platform. To help you build a more precise schedule, we’ve added the ability to set task duration to minutes (1).

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Can you Become Agile, When Managing Projects the Top-Down Style?

Wrike

Before, but recently, I came across some very interesting research data, so I decided to give this topic a different angle, taking the present economic conditions into consideration. The ups and downs of our economy are enough to make any executive dizzy. Just look at U.S. Steel (X). In the second quarter of 2008, the company achieved record profits, yet in November, executives laid off 675 workers and postponed the construction of a new $450 million plant.

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Join 100 Passionate Projects 2.0 Managers

Wrike

I’m a strong believer in collective intelligence and the power of social media in promoting it. I launched the group hoping that it would be a great place for people who are enthusiastic about the new trend to share their ideas and contribute to the ongoing conversation about how Enterprise 2.0 technologies influence traditional project management practices. So it is. I’m happy to announce that the Project Management 2.0 Facebook group now has 100 members and is growing every day!

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Project 2.0 Teams: Creating Project Communities

Wrike

In my two latest posts (about Level 5 Leadership with Project Management 2.0 here and about Leading Collective Intelligence ) I wrote about leaders and leadership aspects in Project Management 2.0. Now, it’s time to discuss project teams and their transformations in the PM 2.0 reality. I came across a very interesting blog discussion lately. Social media evangelists Dennis D. McDonald and Lee White discuss the introduction of Web 2.0 tools like blogs, wikis, social networks, etc.,

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Leading Collective Intelligence

Wrike

It’s been a long time since I wrote my last post. The end of the last year and beginning of this one were very busy and exciting. I was participating in several industry conferences, meeting new people, getting new ideas from them and picking up some interesting topics. One of them is leadership in project management. The development of collective intelligence and collaborative Web 2.0 solutions gives this topic a whole new angle.

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Project Management 2.0 is Nominated for the IT Blog Awards 2009

Wrike

is Nominated for the IT Blog Awards 2009 appeared first on Blog Wrike. , won the best IT Project Management blog award from ComputerWeekly.com last year. The post Project Management 2.0 Project Management awards blogging events project management Team Management

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Being Economical with the truth

Guerrilla Project Management

When it comes to reporting project status, project managers have to make tough decisions about what to report, when to report it, and how to report it. These decisions are more challenging during crisis situations, when careful crisis communication becomes a very sensitive component of any status reporting. You feel the sensitive nature of crisis. Leadership Mindset

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Sometimes failure is an option

Guerrilla Project Management

We spend so much of our time preparing for the success of our project but we hardly invest any time in preparing ourselves for coping with the aftermath of failure. Yet, it is inevitable that some of our projects will fail, no matter how much efforts we personally invest in them. The reality is that. Mindset

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Assuming Equality

Guerrilla Project Management

If there is one thing I learned from leading complex projects, over the last few years, it is that self confidence remains the foundation of successful project leadership. Without self confidence, it does not matter how well we know our project management processes, as we may not have the courage to make the tough calls, Leadership Mindset

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Uncovering the Project Manager Blind Spots

Guerrilla Project Management

Transitioning from individual contributor to project manager is one of the hardest phases of one’s career, especially for those of us with a technical background. The habits and behaviors that made us successful in the past are unlikely to make us successful as project managers. Often, these become blind spots that we have to learn. Mindset

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Why a blog about Guerrilla Project Management?

Guerrilla Project Management

It has taken me months to finally decide to publish my first blog post. I thought long and hard about what I wanted this blog to be about. I knew from the start that I wanted it to be about my passion for project management but I wasn’t clear on what kind of topics I. Mindset

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Project Management 2.0 Books Series and Giveaway

Wrike

trend, as well as help you in your everyday project management battles. In addition, to make the series more exciting, I decided to run occasional book giveaways. All you will have to do to be eligible for such a giveaway will be to comment on a review. The author of the best comment will get a book for free. Now, get comfortable, prepare yourself for a few interesting reads about some outstanding books that will help you become a Project Manager 2.0. The post Project Management 2.0

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Project Management 2.0 is Featured on the SlideShare Home Page

Wrike

As always, your feedback is welcome in the comments. The post Project Management 2.0 is Featured on the SlideShare Home Page appeared first on Blog Wrike. Project Management events resources Wrike mention

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Project Management 2.0 Is Getting Traction

Wrike

(IMF). My major impression from these presentations is that more and more managers today are interested in innovating their project management practices. Some managers have already tried applying various new-generation technologies to manage their projects and are ready to share their experiences, while some are still watching and listening, figuring out what will be the best way to initiate innovations in their company. Project Management 2.0

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Project Management 2.0 for Kindle Users

Wrike

Many of you probably have already bought a Kindle, Amazon ‘s original wireless reading device, or at least heard about it. I personally love the idea of this device. You don’t have to buy and carry along tons of books you want to read. It’s all there inside of a single gadget, and it is available anytime, anywhere. I’ve already ordered Kindle DX , and I’m in great anticipation of it.

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Project Management Q&A: How Do I Develop My Leadership Skills?

Arras People

Developing new habits takes time (on average 66 days according to research from Lally et al, 2009) so stick with it and you will start to see the results you’re looking for. >>Arras I’d like to focus on my self-development this year, especially on the leadership side. Where would you recommend I start? With the leadership side of the Talent Triangle it’s all these behavioural skills like influencing, negotiation, team building and so on.

How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

2009). Paper presented at PMI® Global Congress 2009—North America, Orlando, FL. Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about.

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Client Success: Scorch Agency Increases Profit Margins by 20% with Mavenlink

MavenLink

Scorch has been the agency behind numerous disruptive marketing campaigns for some of the most recognized brands in the world since 2009. Scorch Agency is an innovative B2B content marketing organization that is changing the way companies curate and strengthen their online presence. Learn how Scorch gained an in-depth understanding of their company that led to new levels of growth and success through Mavenlink. About Scorch.

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Susan Stamm: Superstar Press, 2009. Scott Berkun: O’Reilly Media, 2009. . Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no. That certainly hasn’t been the case for all the teams I have worked on. Don’t assume your project team will know how (or even want to) communicate well and collaborate with each other.

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Sequencing Product Backlog

MPUG

Reinertsen (2009) suggests that if we are indifferent to processing times, we would sequence the features in decreasing order of value. This is known as shortest processing time (SPT) sequencing (Baker and Trietsch, 2009). This is known as shortest weighted processing time (SWPT) sequencing (Baker and Trietsch, 2009), although Reinertsen refers to it as Weighted Shortest Job First (WSJF) sequencing.

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Girl's Guide to PM

He’s worked with digital agencies since 2009 and enjoys facilitating teams, building solutions, and refining processes. This is a guest post from Charlie Davidson. Charlie Davidson. Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area. The horizontal bar of the “T” represents their broader skill set.

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What You Need to Know About PRINCE2 2017

Arras People

The last change, in 2009, had quite a big overhaul, but what about this one? “The 2009 version of the PRINCE2 guidance devoted an entire chapter to tailoring, but it came towards the end of the guidance. Axelos announced that there will be a new update to PRINCE2 later this year. According to Axelos , the guidance has been updated – the principles, themes and processes remain the same – to concentrate on the application of PRINCE2 and how best to tailor it.

2017 178

GirlsGuideToPM: My Top 10 Articles of All Time

Girl's Guide to PM

2009. I declared 2009 the year of the Office Goddess and I wrote a series of posts about how to excel at work. In case you’ve only just stumbled across this blog, this year I’m celebrating 10 years of blogging about project management. I thought it was time to look back and see what the stand-out articles were over the years. Here are the top 10 articles year by year. 2006. I reported on the state of the Gypsy Moth IV project : the restoration of a historic yacht.

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Summary of Capabilities Based Planning

Herding Cats

The Influence of the Concept of Capability-based Management on the Development of the Systems Engineering Discipline Elena Irina Neaga, Michael Henshaw and Yi Yue, 7 th Annual Conference on Systems Engineering Research 2009 (CSER 2009). There have been some recent posts about managing scope, defining needed Features, determining how to release software to stakeholders - in both traditional and agile processes.

Ace the PMP Exam [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

Jack Risos obtained his PMP certificate in 2009. When I first wrote Collaboration Tools for Project Managers the publishers put ‘Elizabeth Harrin, PMP’ on the cover. I had to get that taken off – I’m not a PMP, although I feel very familiar with the PMBOK Guide ® concepts. It’s simply something I’ve never got round to doing.

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Have we learned anything?

Kiron Bondale

Back in April 2009, I published my very first blog article titled “ Lessons Learned; Avoid the Oxymoron “ Since that time, I’ve gained a broader appreciation of the multiple challenges organizations face when trying to get sustainable, reusable knowledge out of projects and felt it was time to put a capstone on my writing about this specific topic.

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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

It’s not a new idea and has been around since 2009 when Jim Benson and Jeremy Lightsmith started it in Seattle. The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. But that’s EXACTLY what it’s intended to be. It’s structured in a way that allows participants to quickly talk through various topics they choose in a short amount of time. Sounds promising, you say? But then isn’t that what OFTEN happens in meetings with no structure?

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DIPMF Review

Leading Answers

The financial slow down of 2008 -2009 saw its share of cancelled projects in Dubai. I have just returned from the Dubai International Project Management Forum ( DIPMF ). It was a very enjoyable and impressive conference, focussed on innovation in project management. Mark Langley, president and CEO of the PMI, gave a keynote presentation on the importance of innovation.

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