What will 2013 bring?

PM for the Masses

It’s been a while since you last heard from me, but I am happy to let you know that I have big plans for PM for the Masses for 2013. The post What will 2013 bring? Happy New Year!

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PMI-ACP Exam Lessons Learned - Do NOT Underestimate it!

Deep Fried Brain

PMI-ACP Lessons Learned: I'm pleased to inform you that I PASSED the PMI-ACP exam yesterday (Oct 28, 2013), couple weeks earlier than my original estimate. Passing any exam is a matter of. Agile Lessons Learned PMI-ACP

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Dan Pink on the Surprising Truth about Moving and Motivating Others

Guerrilla Project Management

Dan Pink shares the big ideas in his books A Whole New Mind, Drive, and To Sell is Human on the surprising truth about how to move and motivate others. Dan Pink has written three books that have changed the way I think about motivation and influence. First, in A Whole New Mind, Dan shifts.

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PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Exam Study Material [Updated for 2015]

Deep Fried Brain

Updated for PMI-ACP Exam 2015: I wrote this blog post in Oct 2013 when I was preparing for the PMI-ACP exam. As I was going through process, I was collecting and documenting the list of study. Agile Contact Hours PMI-ACP Sample Questions

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Next Generation of Project Management: Leading Strategic Projects and Having Fun

Guerrilla Project Management

Aaron Shenhar on how the next generation of project management will transform project management practitioners into strategic leaders focused on business results. Dr. Aaron Shenhar says that the Project Management profession is ready for the next generation in its evolution.

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006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard

PM for the Masses

Hello everyone and welcome to episode 6 of the Project Management for the Masses Podcast! Today we will talk about risk management and the man who wrote the book on it, Mr. Carl Pritchard. On today’s episode we will talk about: What’s the PMBOK Guide? What is risk and risk management? Why take a methodological […]. The post 006 Risk Management and the Secret Sauce of Carl Pritchard appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez

PM for the Masses

I’m glad to bring you episode 2 of the PM for the Masses Podcast! Have you ever wondered what axiology is? Me neither. However, my guest today has convinced me that it is one the most powerful tools for one’s personal success. Being the Project Manager for a small company, I often felt like I […]. The post 002 Think Better and Use Your Strengths to Improve Your Weaknesses: Axiology with Traci Duez appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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How to Get the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification

Guerrilla Project Management

Cornelius Fichtner has helped nearly 25,000 students prepare for the PMP exam with The Project Management PrepCast and offers one of the best PMP exam simulators on the market. He recently developed The Agile PrepCast – a study tool that helps those who plan to take the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification exam. In this.

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Be Prepared: Setting the Stage for a Successful Vendor Management System Implementation

Guerrilla Project Management

KEY TAKEAWAYS A VMS implementation is only as clean as the data. The way you collect and organize your data can make or break your install. In order for an implementation to be successful, it may need to go in stages. Take full ownership of the elements assigned to your internal team.

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021 My Chat With Michael Sliwinski: Here’s Why Nozbe Is Such A Popular Productivity Tool

PM for the Masses

Think about your to-do list. Is it paper-based? Is it on a computer application? Is it on your smartphone? Now imagine all the complaints you have about the system you are using. Think about all the “wouldn’t-it-be-nice-if” features that you wished your productivity system had. My guest today, Michael Sliwinski, did exactly that. Then he […].

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How to Lead Highly Creative Professionals: Balancing Creative Freedom and Management Rigor

Guerrilla Project Management

Author Lina Echeverría shares leadership insights from her new book “Idea Agent”, based on her vast experience assembling and nurturing cutting-edge innovation teams at Corning Incorporated. How do you lead highly creative professionals on your project without stifling them?

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Learning Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

The Limited WIP Society Bangalore Chapter held its 2 nd Meetup at Pune on Oct 26. The session was hosted by BMC, India and their office. A group of about 25 Lean/Agile enthusiasts met on this Saturday morning.

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PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction

PM for the Masses

After months of planning and preparation, I am so thrilled to launch the PM for the Masses Podcast. The ribbon is officially cut! On this episode “zero” I introduce myself and tell you what this show is all about. I would love it if you would subscribe to the show in iTunes using this link. […]. The post PM for the Masses Podcast: Introduction appeared first on Project Management for the Masses.

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Risk Psychology: Understanding Risk Personality Types and their implications for project decisions

Guerrilla Project Management

Geoff Trickey, Managing Director of Psychological Consultancy Ltd, shares a framework for understanding Risk Personality Types and their impact on project decisions. Conventional risk management in projects has focused primarily on the nature of the risk itself and the methods to quantify and manage risks. The critical importance of the human nature of risk has.

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Project Schedules, Hamster Wheels, and Your Team’s Hidden Superpower

Wrike

“Failing to plan is planning to fail,” – some sources attribute this saying to Winston Churchill, while others refer to Benjamin Franklin, or Alan Lakein, author on time management.

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What does project management mean to me?

Stepping Into Project Management

Project management for me as with everyone else is all about managing projects. Obviously how projects are managed and how you want to reach your goal depends on how you look at it.

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How should teams be build?

Stepping Into Project Management

When an actor comes to me and wants to discuss his character, I say, “It’s in the script.” If he says, “But what’s my motivation?” I say, “Your salary.” Alfred Hitchcock, filmmaker (1899–1980) Jim Collins talks about getting the right people in the bus in his book “Good to Great”.

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Agile Requirements with User Story Mapping

Sudipta Lahiri

The Limited WIP Society Bangalore Chapter held its 3 rd Meetup at Digite’s Bangalore office. A group of 20+ Lean/Agile enthusiasts met on Saturday morning at 10am. The focus of this Meetup was Agile Requirements.

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Book Review - PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Mike Griffiths

Deep Fried Brain

For anyone embarking on his/her journey toward the PMI-ACP exam, one of the first hurdle is to get the right study material. Unfortunately, there isn't an AgileBOK per se (a reference standard. Agile PMI-ACP Review

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Project Management at the United Nations: Projects Management for Sustainable Social Change

Guerrilla Project Management

Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N and the challenges of development and sustainable social change projects. Ricardo Vargas is the director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations (U.N). His work at the U.N is focused on improving the. Ricardo Vargas, director of the Project Management Practice Group at the United Nations, on project management at the U.N

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Designing the Plane While Flying It: Organizational Change Management at Cisco

Guerrilla Project Management

Doug Walton, PhD., shares insights on how Organizational Change Management helps Cisco chart a course for continuous change in the fast-paced, competitive, and global high tech industry. How does an organization maintain its market leadership when its processes, technologies, and entire business model are changing at all levels, constantly, and continuously? Drawing upon years of. Doug Walton, PhD.,

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Holidays, Vacations, and PTO? No More Scheduling Headaches

Wrike

Managing large teams means more challenges, especially with employees spread out across departments, cities, or even continents. There are a lot of things to keep in mind in order to avoid schedule conflicts.

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10 Phrases That Can Ruin Your Project Kickoff Meeting

Wrike

A project kickoff meeting is a lot like tuning a music band before an important gig: set the wrong pitch and even Chopsticks might turn into a cacophony. The fact is, how you get started matters. In the case of a kickoff meeting, a couple of careless phrases can discourage and mislead your team.

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Managing the Availability of Online Tools is Easy with User and Collaborator Licenses in Wrike

Wrike

Key Lime Interactive runs studies in usability and user experience optimization. Among the products they evaluate are eReaders, video games, mobile wallet solutions, and entertainment apps. The team usually runs multiple concurrent research projects while having many more in the pipeline.

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What Can We Learn from Project Failure? 5 Lessons from Project Management Experts

Wrike

When you run a project, there are a lot of components that need to be managed together: information, people, time, as well as specific challenges and threats.

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Book Review - PMI-ACP Exam Prep by Chris Scordo (1000+ Practice Questions)

Deep Fried Brain

Recently I passed my PMI-ACP exam. I had signed up for PMI Membership, which gave me access to PMI's eReads and Reference library, before the exam. This book (PMI-ACP Exam Prep: 1000+ PMI-ACP. Agile Books PMI Membership PMI-ACP Review Sample Questions

2013 28

Change Intelligence – a Conversation with Dr. Barbara A. Trautlein

Guerrilla Project Management

I recently interviewed Dr. Barbara Trautlein, author of the book Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change that Sticks and the originator of the CQ®/Change Intelligence® System. Barbara explains how we can use the CQ model to diagnose our change intelligence and how it can help us leverage our personal change leadership. Change Management Podcasts

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New Daily Zoom on Timeline and Workload View for Super Accurate Planning

Wrike

A typical day often includes an ongoing chain of small activities rather than one huge task. The more tasks there are, the trickier it might be to keep them all straight, so you need to organize them in such a way so that nothing gets forgotten.

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The Efficiency Trap

Guerrilla Project Management

I encourage Project Managers to use tools that are portable from project to project, from team to team, and from company to company. The common denominators are MS Project, MS Excel, MS Word, and MS Visio, MS SharePoint, and MS PowerPoint. I use a combination of MS Project and MS Excel for the project schedule. Tools & Techniques

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I am back!

Stepping Into Project Management

A lot has happened since my last post and I apologize for leaving without much notice and keeping the blog almost empty for months now. I have reached one of my major goals and it has taken a chunk of the time. Plus work keeps me really busy along with travelling.

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Wrike and Crescent Sock Company

Wrike

Learn how Wrike helped Crescent Sock Company double their efficiency by replacing as many as five other apps that they previously used for project management. Customer. Crescent Sock Company is the oldest operating hosiery mill in the United States with over a century of expertise in knitting socks.

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Virtual Watercooler Breaks: The Value of Informal Communication in Remote Teams

Wrike

Recently, I came across an interesting study by a well-known German university. It revealed that about 80% of successful ideas created in teams were born from informal conversations, both in co-located and virtual teams.

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How to Build a Culture of Sharing in Distributed Project Teams, and More Questions from PMI Dallas Chapter Dinner

Wrike

The first event on my 2013 speaking calendar was the dinner meeting at PMI Dallas Chapter. After the short holiday break, the new year quickly gained momentum. The topic of remote collaboration and its efficiency brought up a great discussion.

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An Essential Soft Skill for Project Managers: Recognizing and Beating Productivity Killers

Wrike

Based on your experience, what soft skills do you think a successful project manager should possess? Some aspects that are frequently emphasized within our industry are leadership, communication, problem solving, mentoring, and more.

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Why Agile Transformation Fails?

Stepping Into Project Management

Originally published at Xebia Blog Organizations move into Agile because it sounds cool, team’s wants to transform and deliver more, have collaborative culture and make work fun. Very few actually look into the changes that will be required to bring in to make the transformation successful. The first resistance initiates with the need to change. Change means new learnings and probably more of un-learmings.

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Andatech’s Tips: How to Develop a Habit of Logging and Updating Tasks on Time

Wrike

If you have just started using Wrike, at first some employees may forget to log and update their tasks in the system. Don’t worry, Andatech ’s best practices will help you deal with this problem quickly!If

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Tips for Introducing Granular Workload Organization to Your Project Team (Inspired by the Discussion at PMI LA Chapter)

Wrike

Meet-ups with fellow project managers keep bringing up thought-provoking discussions and interesting ideas on how to maximize the efficiency of project teams. This time, I want to share some notes from the February dinner meeting of the PMI LA Chapter. After my presentation that focused on the ways of making distributed teams efficient, one of the most interesting questions that I heard from the audience was how to introduce a team to a granular work breakdown.

2013 28

Fish Philosophy

Stepping Into Project Management

Last week I spoke in Agile Tour Hyderabad, traveled for work and came back home with fever and cold. 2 days later I was happily back at office though still sick. Loving what you do is the best way to keep yourself inspired. If you are into project management, read 6 things you should know about being one I think so much has been said about the fish philosophy already, there’s not really much to say about it.

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Applying WCM to the Software Industry

Sudipta Lahiri

I recently spoke at Symbiosis University on how WCM (World Class Manufacturing) thinking is being applied to the software industry. World Class Manufacturing [WCM] is the collective term for the most effective methodologies and techniques to realize the objectives of: A) Products of consistent high quality B) Delivery on Time of the desired quantity and C) Product at the lowest cost.

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Improving predicatability with Kanban

Sudipta Lahiri

I did a webinar on how simulation models applied with Kanban systems could be used to improve the level of forecasting capability that Project Managers have today. You can see this webinar here… . Kanban Lean Agile ALM Project Management Forecasting Prediction Simulation

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