Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Books This article contains affiliate links

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The Must-Read Reading List for Project Communication and Collaboration

Girl's Guide to PM

Here’s my Must-Read Reading List for some great pointers on the skills, process and experience of engaging people and working together, whether your job is to lead or to follow. Tom Kendrick, Amacom 2012. . Project teams communicate and collaborate by default, don’t they? Erm, no.

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Visualizing Project Flow Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams


In my recent article, Sequencing Product Backlog , I used the shortest weighted processing time (SWPT) strategy to sequence a product backlog in order to minimize flow time and work in progress [1]. Flow time is the sum of a unit’s wait time and processing time. 2012).

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Webinar Recap: How to Run Scrum Projects with Project for the Web


He has extensive experience in working with business processes, people, knowledge in information technology, and financial accounting activities. Articles

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Project Management Statistics: 45 Stats You Can't Ignore


We've compiled all the latest data in this article. As we wrote earlier, creating a project management office (PMO) can drastically improve productivity and bring greater clarity to your PM processes. 49% of project managers report to the PMO (up from 42% in 2012).

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Free project management certifications

Moira Alexander

Founded by Harvard University and MIT in 2012, edX is one of the biggest MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms available and offers many project management (PM) courses. Six Sigma: Define and Measure - an introduction to the Six Sigma methodology and DMAIC cycle for process improvement with a focus on the define and measure phases. To read this article in full or to leave a comment, please click here

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

What the Data Say About IT project Risk in the Public Sector,” Alexander Budzier and Bent Flyvbjerg, in Commonwealth Governance Handbook, 2012/2013: Democracy, development, and Public Administration, Commonwealth Secretariat, December 2012. 4, December 2012, pp. 21 September 2012.

Reading List for the Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The program management processes should seek to reduce uncertainty in the variable of the project. If there is no process in place to reduce these variables, the probability of project success is reduced. Related articles.

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A Compendium of Works to Increase the Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here are my collected works, presentations, briefings, journal papers, articles, white papers, and essays, used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've developed and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems domain. Managment Processes.

2008 59

Scheduling Schemes and Heuristics for Leveling


An unleveled schedule (adapted from Peter Brucker and Sigrid Knust, Complex Scheduling , 2nd ed, Springer-Verlag, 2012, Figure 3.2, The example above and the topics below are covered in Peter Brucker and Sigrid Knust’s Complex Scheduling (2 nd ed, Springer-Verlag, 2012, pp. Figure 1.

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Scrum and Kanban Revisited


As the article bemoans, this has been going on since 2012. We decided to initiate a short campaign from outside to bridge this discussion from our side and as the first step in that, I am honored to publish the article ‘Scrum and Kanban revisited’ by Mike Burrows, originally published on Mike’s blog – AgendaShift. The article provides great insights on the Scrum and Kanban methods, especially the debate surrounding the two. 2012 really is calling.


Surveys Said: Agencies Need a New Approach to Compete


has grown substantially -- from just fewer than 29,000 in 2012 to more than 36,000 in 2016 (the last year the U.S. Whether that process entails keeping track of information in common file-sharing platforms or investing in knowledge retention-specific technology, it’s time well spent.

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Risk Management Resources

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Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. Claude Bocquet, Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 2012.

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Where Should the PMO Fit in the Organization?

Brad Egeland

A 2012 report from PM Solutions indicated that 87% of surveyed organizations have a project management office in place compared to only 47% in a similar study performed in 2000. I realize not everyone and every organization needs a project management office (PMO).

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Estimating is a Learned Skill

Herding Cats

The same process for estimating is applied to multi-billion dollar projects we work. And the same process is applied to the Scrum development processes on those projects. . Here's some materials that provide the tools and processes needed to learn how to estimate. Group Processes in Software Effort Estimation,” Kjetil Moløkken-østvold and Magne Jørgensen, Empirical Software Engineering, 9, 315–334, 2004. 3, August 2012. 1, 2012. 30–41, 2012.

A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Management: A Combined Analytic Hierarchy Process and Decision Tree Approach,” Prasanta Kumar Dey, Cost Engineering , Vol. Norton, The Systems Engineering Process Office, MITRE Corporation, 6 June 1999. Claude Bocquet, Reliability Engineering and System Safety , 2012.

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7 Steps to Create a Useful Knowledge Base


Mix it up with videos, case studies, and articles. How to write an effective knowledge base article. But it’s not as simple as throwing up a few support articles on a blog and calling it done. Frustrated with their current tool for creating knowledge base articles?

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

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This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. There is naturally occurring variability from uncontrolled processes. Aleatory uncertainty is expressed as a process variability.

Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

We have a full article on Personal Leadership that you may enjoy: Get Better Project Results with Personal Leadership. Focus on processes, systems and procedures. This table first appeared in Brilliant Project Leader , by Mike Clayton (Pearson, 2012) (US|UK).

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Resources for Cone of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The planned uncertainty not only needs to decrease over time passing, but this reduction diminishes any impacts of risk on the decision-making processes. From his article in an IEEE magazine often quoted by No Estimates advocates. . Related articles.

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Project Prioritization: Stop Working on the Wrong Projects!


In this article, we will introduce you to different approaches and methods for project prioritization and give you an idea of how Meisterplan can help you implement project prioritization. And you develop clear criteria and processes to do this and assign a clear ranking to each project.

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30 Simpler Asana Alternatives For Creative Teams


In this article, you’ll learn about 30 alternatives to Asana that are easy to use and help creative teams collaborate better. This article also covers: Features to look for in a project management tool for creative teams And, reasons why you may want to look at Asana alternatives.

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Management Lessons From Three Red Sox Managers


At the beginning of Valentine’s single season stint with the Sox, The Boston Globe published an article titled “ Love him or hate him, Bobby Valentine is in charge, ” in its 2012 Baseball Preview. Baseball and Management Advice.

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The Best Time Tracking Software of 2018

Paymo App

Onboarding process : We’ve gone through each step of the onboarding process to see exactly how easy it is for a user to get acquainted with a new tool. TSheets has a fast onboarding process. Hubstaff started out in 2012 as a tool to help manage small remote teams.

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Assume a Spherical Cow

Leading Agile

” I was reminded of the old joke by a recent article by John Regehr, Professor of Computer Science at the University of Utah, entitled “Closing the Loop: The Importance of External Engagement in Computer Science Research.”

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Deconstructing The Cone of Uncertainty

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But a more important idea is missing in the article. Thesis, University of Southern California, August 2012. Thesis, University of Southern California, August 2012. Coping with the Cone of Uncertainty: An Empirical Study of the SAIV Process Model," Da Yang, Barry Boehm, Ye Yang, Qing Wang, and Mingshu Li, CSP 2007, LNCS 4470, pp. Related articles. Estimating Processes in Support of Economic Analysis.

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The Trouble with Charts

Herding Cats

The findings in this document are extracted by looking for correlations between decisions or behaviors (keeping teams stable, setting your team sizes to between five and nine, keeping your work in process— WiP—low, etc.) Let's add to that a few more Statistical Processing Issues.

2017 44

My First Week With The Productivity Planner

Project Management Hacks

I used a food/health journal back in 2012 which was a key part in reducing my weight by over 50 pounds in a six month period. Unlike some journals that simply present you with blank pages, the Productivity Planner includes a short book at the beginning to guide you through the process.

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Pictures About Managing in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of PP&C processes that impact the probability of program success. We can have the shared group matrix reports and interfaces until we have a demonstration of the conversion process and member reconciliation. Related articles.

Concept of Operations

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Nature of the system to be developed - what's the basic processes of the system? Developing a Stakeholder-Assisted Agile CONOPS Development Process," Ali Mostashari, Sara A. 1, 2012. Related articles. One of the root causes of project failure is the failure to apply the first principle of the five principles of project success. What does done look like in units of measure meaningful to the decision maker?

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Deconstruction the #NoEstimates Conjecture

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Principle #1 - Trust Your Process, or Change Your Process. This is simply good process development and management. What is the Root Cause of the process not being trusted? The sampling rate to maintain control must be matched with the processes change rate.

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Data Shows Number of Workers in Gig Economy Declined

In this article, you will learn the following about the gig economy. The experts were baffled, explains the Quartz article. One professor at Babson College in Massachusetts created a course in 2012 called “Entrepreneurship and the Gig Economy,” according to Quartz at Work.

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The Agile Squad: The Organizational Model of the Future?

Check it out what you will find on this article about agile squad : The agile organization and the agile squad Benefits (and needs) of the agile squad Agile squad success stories A testament to the transformative power of collaboration.

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Managing in Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

The uncertainty is always there, it doesn't go away with specific actions in specific domains, or with the use of any tools, processes, or practices. We need a formal risk management process. Thesis, University of Southern California, August 2012. . Related articles.

Wrike vs Asana – which PM tool works best for YOU?


When you’re making the critical decision of choosing a project management system for your team, there are two names which will come up over and over again – in this post, we will present you with a detailed review of Wrike vs Asana as seen from the eyes of a project manager and team members collaborating on a specific tasks and processes. In 2012, a freemium version of the product was launched which allowed project teams of up to 5 users to use the solution for free.

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Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru: Interview With Joe Berlinger

Project Management Hacks

In 2012, I met Tony Robbins at a social event. In 2014, I started the process of seeking permission to make a film. Reviews and Article About Tony Robbins: I Am Not Your Guru. Tony Robbins is a larger than life figure who has been leading seminars around the world for decades.

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Why Most People Fail At Career Change

Project Management Hacks

In fact, Jobvite’s 2012 Social Job Seeker Survey found 69% of Americans they were either “actively seeking” a new job or “open to” a new job. For more on this topic, read my CSO article: How to get started in IT security consulting.

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Complete Collection of Project Management Statistics 2015


Need up-to-date facts and figures for a project management report, article, or infographic? Having a knowledge transfer process in place boosts the chance of project success by over 20%. [6]. Most Popular Agile Tools and Processes: Scrum – 43%. Poor purchasing processes: 23%.

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Deconstruction the #NoEstimates Conjecture

Herding Cats

Principle #1 - Trust Your Process, or Change Your Process. This is simply good process development and business management. What is the Root Cause of the process not being trusted? Or are you just taking observations and deciding that the process is broken without first finding the actual cause of the undesirable outcomes? The sampling rate to maintain control must be matched with the processes change rate. This presentation is showing up again.