In Anticipation of PMI Global Congress North America 2012

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We’re excited to offer some new panels and topics for 2012 as well. The post In Anticipation of PMI Global Congress North America 2012 appeared first on Blog Wrike.

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LPM, Lawyers and Project Managers

Knowledgeline

A 4 year college degree, plus 2-3 years of work experience and class work (4,500 hours to be exact), on-going education needed to maintain your standing, and passing a brutal 4 hour - 200 question entrance exam (that has created a cottage industry for exam prep). What does this sound like?

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Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking Model for Project Management

Guerrilla Project Management

Ann Herrmann-Nehdi shares insights about Herrmann’s Whole Brain® Thinking methodology, a model that enables project managers to better understand and leverage their preferred thinking styles.

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12 Essential Conversations for Project Success

Guerrilla Project Management

Shawn Kent Hayashi shares insights from her book on the 12 fundamental conversations every project leader should master to be truly effective. Listen to the audio or download the full transcripts below.

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The GPS for Your Change Journey: Change Readiness Assessments

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Get Some Free Project Management Training and PDUs through June 8th

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This is a very quick message to let you know of an incredible way you can get some free project management training and earn PDUs (if you are PMI certified). My friend Josh Nankivel from pmstudent.com is running a campaign to raise awareness to Autism.

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Essential Leadership Skills for Global Project Managers – Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

Most training programs on leading global teams tend to emphasize unique aspects of each culture. By this I mean they train on what you can do and can’t do or how you can act within the boundaries of proper behaviors in a particular culture. This is useful to understand a culture but not sufficient to. Global Rollouts

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How to identify, prevent, and recover from project failure

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Todd Williams says that as a project manager, your reputation, your job, your career, and your entire organization could be at risk if a major project fails. Todd should know – he is an internationally known leading authority, consultant, speaker, and educator on project auditing and recovery.

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How to Conquer Information Overload – A conversation with Dr. Joanne Cantor

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Joanne Cantor shares insights from her latest book Conquer CyberOverload: Get More Done, Boost Your Creativity, and Reduce Stress. Do we own our electronic gadgets or do they own us?

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The Mythical Project Manager: Part 1

Guerrilla Project Management

Our project management “Education System” has created and still perpetuates the “Mythical Project Manager”. You know the one with the superpowers to control every aspect of the project and deliver every project successfully on budget, on scope, and on time every time. He (or she) is creative yet risk-averse, visionary yet operational, flexible yet structured. Leadership

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Change Takes AGES: A Brain-based Model for Making Change and Learning Stick

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Tobias Kiefer, Director of Global Learning and Development at Booz & Company, on how to create brain-friendly change programs that stick. What’s the latest research telling us about how the brain wants to learn and process change?

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Industrial Psychology for Project Managers with Bernardo Tirado

Guerrilla Project Management

Bernardo Tirado, an Industrial Psychologist, shares insights on how Industrial Psychology helps project managers maximize team performance.

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Certified ScrumMaster Training - Review and Feedback

Deep Fried Brain

As I mentioned in the previous two posts, I attended a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) class in Singapore, last week. The course was conducted by GoodAgile, and offered by ISS, NUS. One of my colleagues. Agile Project Management Training Review Scrum

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Modal LPM

Knowledgeline

When you talk to hard-core project managers, one of the tell-tale signs of their 'school' of LPM is what language they use to describe their process and one of the hardest things for some PM's to acquiesce to is the short-comings of their school. From my experience, there's no perfect PM methodology, each has great characteristics, but each has flaws. The ideal LPM program is derived not from one methodology (PMBOK, Scrum, Agile, Waterfall, Prince, etc), but by cherry picking the best from each.

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Behavioral Project Management – a conversation with Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP

Guerrilla Project Management

Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D., PMP, shares his insights on the case for behavior-based project management and how we can apply its principles to deliver successful projects Benoit Hardy-Vallée says that projects often fail because organizations put more emphasis on rational factors than on employees’ psychological engagement — and the cost to organizations is enormous. Benoit suggests. Benoit Hardy-Vallee, Ph.D.,

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The Mythical Project Manager: Part 2

Guerrilla Project Management

In Part 1 of the “Mythical Project Manager” series, we discussed how today we find ourselves at a crossroad. Our organizations are demanding agility yet our traditional project management education is deeply rooted in the doctrine of “control”. Today, we already see a backlash against this traditional project management in areas such as software development. Leadership

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Involving Clients in Projects: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Both you and your customers hope you do the right thing for moving a project forward. However, the views on what exactly that right thing is might be different on both sides. In the worst case scenario, mismatched expectations get your client frustrated. And you don't want that to happen, do you?

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Scrum - from a Skeptic's Point of View

Deep Fried Brain

Three days of training and a certification exam later, I'm now officially a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The 3 days spent in the class was time well-spent. It was a good and refreshing experience. Agile Project Management Training Scrum

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Social Media For Project Managers – A Conversation with Elizabeth Harrin

Guerrilla Project Management

Elizabeth Harrin shares insights on how social media can support and supplement existing project management techniques. There’s a change happening in project management: social media tools are finding their way from branding and marketing to talent management and to the hub of companies and project teams. Elizabeth Harrin says that Project management methodologies are being.

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Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects – Part 3

Guerrilla Project Management

In my previous post Agile Practices in Large System Integration Projects and in Part 1 & Part 2 of “Tailoring Agile Practices for Enterprise System Integration Projects” series, I identify a set of key Agile practices that offer the greatest value and recommend ways to tailor them for large enterprise system integration projects. Examples of. Agile in Integration Projects

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Do you love Excel and hate MS Project?

Guerrilla Project Management

A reader on Linkedin asked: Is planning a project easier through Excel or through Project? I’m getting ready to take a class in Project 2010 and generally I’m more comfortable in Excel. Here is my response: (1) Is planning a project easier through Excel or through Project? When the schedule become too big (lots of

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FREE webinar: “Negotiating is Necessary”

PM for the Masses

It has been a while since you last heard from me. Life has been busy!I’d I’d like to tell you that I have some great plans for the Project Management for the Masses website and brand for this summer. I can’t tell you much about it right now, but all I can say is “stay tuned.”Now, ”Now, […]. The post FREE webinar: “Negotiating is Necessary” appeared first on Project Management for the Masses. Blog Products Soft Skills

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The Neuroscience of Change: a conversation with Walter McFarland

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Walter McFarland shares insights on the latest neuroscience research findings that inform how we lead organizational change Walter McFarland believes that the emerging field of neuroscience may be a source of new insight into the theory and practice of organizational change. As neuroscience research increases our knowledge of the brain, information relevant to organizational change.

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How IT Can Deliver New Business Value Every 12 Weeks – Adobe Systems Case Study

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Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management at Adobe Systems, on how her team Delivers new business value 12-week sprints. I am joined today by Paulette Scheffer, Senior Director of IT Infrastructure & Service Management, to talk about how her team at Adobe Systems delivers business value in 12-week sprints. Paula shares.

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The LOE Index: Measuring The Individual Response To Organizational Change

Guerrilla Project Management

Victoria Grady shares insights about the Organizational Loss of Effectiveness Index: a quantitative Tool for measuring individual response to organizational change. I am joined today by Dr. Victoria Grady to talk about her Organizational Loss of Effectiveness Index, a quantitative Tool for measuring the individual response to organizational change. The LOE Index is used.

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Why lean IT matters – A conversation with Steve Bell

Guerrilla Project Management

Steve Bell shares insights from his latest book Lean IT: Enabling and Sustaining Your Lean Transformation on the application of Lean in IT and recommendations for organizations wishing to start their own Lean journey. As more organizations turn to Lean to drive operational efficiencies, they are increasingly demanding speed and agility from their IT departments.

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Why Team Building Is Not An Event – A conversation with Kirk Weisler

Guerrilla Project Management

Kirk Weisler shares strategies, behaviors, and, most importantly, the mindset that should guide effective team building. Team building is the process of transforming a collection of individuals into a high performance team. My guest today says that team building is not a one time event. It is more than team exercises and icebreakers. Kirk Weisler, Kirk Weisler shares strategies, behaviors, and, most importantly, the mindset that should guide effective team building.

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BrainBOK PMP ITTO Explorer Tool - Process Interactions and Data Flow Mapping

Deep Fried Brain

Image credit: FreeDigitalPhotos.net / adamr PMP ITTO Tool: BrainBOK ITTO Explorer tool is an innovative and unique ITTO tool that aims to bring the entire PMBOK Guide to just one screen. Since its. BrainBOK CAPM ITTO PMP Project Management Processes

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How to Respond to a Frustrated Project Customer

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I'd like to say I never experience customer frustrations on any of my projects, but the truth is I've experienced some degree of customer frustration on nearly every project at some point during the process.

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Customer’s Best Practice: Consider Task Duration As the No. 1 Factor in Planning

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24 hours a day is always not enough to do everything you want and spend the time with the ones you love. Today, Susan Serra, who runs a family design business, shares a great tip on efficient time planning , so that not even 5 minutes will be wasted! Customer’s background.

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Arizona’s Only Working Olive Farm Successfully Grows with Wrike

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Every month, dozens of retail , marketing and IT companies choose Wrike to achieve their goals faster. We’re also excited to see more traditional industries discovering the power of online project management.

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Secrets to Getting Projects Done in Less Time

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The secret of efficiency in project management is pretty simple: You don't need to do everything; you need to do everything that's important. But with tight deadlines, lots of people and multiple projects, planning your time can be very tricky. Matt has first-hand knowledge of what it means to manage multiple project groups with their own goals, priorities and working habits.

2012 28

5 Powerful Ways for a Project Manager To Leverage Filters in Wrike

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Running several projects, you need to track all the deadlines, adjust the schedule, report the progress to your superiors… What a headache! Fortunately, with Wrike project management software it takes just a couple of minutes to get the exact project perspective you need.

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Are You Making the Most of Wrike?

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Now we’ve prepared some efficiency tips for you from a project management professional — and, of course, a devoted Wrike user! Francesco Mangone, with 15 years of experience in the business consulting field, shares how he saves time and makes the most of our cloud-based solution.

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7 Things a CEO Can Learn from a Project Manager (Part 2)

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In the previous post , I touched upon useful skills a CEO may want to adopt from a project manager.

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How Project Management Software Can Improve Your Workflow

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he strives to achieve in the first place when implementing a project management solution. To make the working process fast and error-free , we strongly advice keeping them in mind! link]. Leave no important data inside your inbox.

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Conduct Lessons Learned Throughout the Engagement

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A June 2010 survey that I personally conducted of project managers and project personnel showed that 57% of responders indicated that they conducted lessons learned sessions either not at all or less than 10% of the time.

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Customer’s Tip of the Day: Cut the Routine Work; Get Your Web Requests Turned Into Tasks Automatically

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We hope that Wrike’s e-mail integration is a time-saver for you and your team. But do you know that you can also leverage it for working with the requests from web forms? From our customer’s story, learn how you can easily redirect them to Wrike and instantly get all important details logged into the system. Customer’s background. Geo Spa makes it easier for travel agents to quickly find exactly what their clients want.

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Customers Tip of the Day: How to Give a High-Level Project Overview to Customers and Upper Management

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In one of our previous posts, our customer Terramera shared its practical advice on how to achieve an accurate detailed planning. In some situations, having fewer tasks on the timeline can be a more effective way to keep clients and the board up-to-date with the project planning. Sounds intriguing? Take a look at how the Swift Performance Equipment team approaches planning!In

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7 Things a CEO Can Learn from a Project Manager (Part 1)

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and important problems your team is facing. Of course, no CEO can possibly be aware of all the operational details at the same level as her employees. Nevertheless, it is important to stay connected with the workers and to stay up-to-date on the real state of things. I’d take a liberty and outline that here a CEO may turn to the experience of a project manager who is always right in the middle of the project whirl.

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