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Software Review: Vizzlo [2016]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You'll also like: Software review: Simplestimate [2016] Find out more about how to make estimating simple with this software review of Simplestimate. Online and Windows [2016] Learn why iMindQ mindmapping software could be just the tool for your project team. Software Review: Project Viewer for Primavera [2016] This article was updated with minor amends on 27 March 2016. Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7 General Information. Name: Vizzlo.

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Software Review: ProjectManager.com [2016]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You'll also like: Software Review: Project Viewer for Primavera [2016] This article was updated with minor amends on 27 March 2016. Software review: Simplestimate [2016] Find out more about how to make estimating simple with this software review of Simplestimate. General information. I last reviewed ProjectManager.com in 2013. Time to revisit the software and see what has changed. Name: ProjectManager.com. Vendor: ProjectManager.com. Hosting options: Online.

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What I’m Reading [October 2016]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You'll also like: What I’m Reading: February 2016 My round up of project management reading, novels and a few children's recommendations for the month. What I’m Reading [March 2016] See what books I've read this month and what I recommend, both for children's books, adult fiction and in project management. What I’m Reading: July 2016 Find out what I've been reading this month: all the fiction and business books condensed into one page!

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Software Review: BusiBI Project Manager 2016 v5.7

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Name: BusiBI Project Manager 2016. You'll also like: Software Review: Project Viewer for Primavera [2016] This article was updated with minor amends on 27 March 2016. Software Review: ProjectManager.com [2016] ProjectManager.com is fully-featured project management software for teams, complete with Gantt chart, which you don't always find in online tools. General Information. Vendor: BusiBI. Hosting options: iPad. Cost and plans: £3.99

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What I’m Reading: July 2016

Rebel’s Guide to PM

PRINCE2 Agile also gets a fleeting mention, What I’m Reading [April 2016] Find out what I've been reading and why I've been inspired to be my Personal Best. What I’m Reading: February 2016 My round up of project management reading, novels and a few children's recommendations for the month. What I’m Reading [March 2016] See what books I've read this month and what I recommend, both for children's books, adult fiction and in project management.

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What I’m Reading: December 2016

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You'll also like: What I’m Reading: January 2016 Find out what I've been reading over the last month or so. OK, What I’m Reading: February 2016 My round up of project management reading, novels and a few children's recommendations for the month. What I’m Reading [October 2016] Find out what I've been reading this month, both personal and professional books, and what I thought of them. As the holidays approach it’s hard to find time to do any reading.

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What I’m Reading [April 2016]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You'll also like: What I’m Reading [March 2016] See what books I've read this month and what I recommend, both for children's books, adult fiction and in project management. What I’m Reading: February 2016 My round up of project management reading, novels and a few children's recommendations for the month. What I’m Reading: January 2016 Find out what I've been reading over the last month or so.

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What I’m Reading [March 2016]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You'll also like: What I’m Reading: February 2016 My round up of project management reading, novels and a few children's recommendations for the month. What I’m Reading: January 2016 Find out what I've been reading over the last month or so. It’s been an odd month for reading. I’ve tried to choose things to read that are short because while I like the escape of a novel, I am struggling to find the brainpower to commit to anything for any length of time.

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The What, Why, and How of Project Requirements

Project Risk Coach

Learn technical skills to accelerate your projects through requirements development How big of a deal are project requirements? The Project Management Institute says, “47% of unsuccessful projects fail to meet goals due to poor requirements management.”

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Plan?

Project Risk Coach

The Project Plan Checklist Have you left anything out of your project plan? Check out this project plan checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. I like to keep my project plans as simple as possible. For many project plans, I will only have three or four of the items in this checklist. But I like to make sure that I’ve not skipped something that was needed.

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Digital PM Summit 12th – 15th Oct 2016, San Antonio

The Digital Project Manager

The post Digital PM Summit 12th – 15th Oct 2016, San Antonio appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Posted in General. If you’re wondering how to spend your digital project management training budget this year, look no further than this year’s Digital PM Summit. Set in sunny San Antonio, it’s the place to make new #dpm buddies and mingle with 350 like minded peeps.

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How to Identify Scope Risks

Project Risk Coach

8 ways to identify scope risks Some project managers struggle to identify scope risks. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. First, individuals may lack a concrete understanding of scope; scope seems to be a nebulous concept. WHAT exactly is scope? Second, individuals may not know HOW to identify scope risks. Either way, the failure to identify (and manage) scope risks can be costly. It’s like an overdrawn bank account. There are all kinds of penalties and fees if you know what I mean.

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12 Project Management Related Tools to Consider for 2016?

Brad Egeland

In this presentation, I'd like to share 12 such products that are definitely worth checking out for your 2016 project management needs. Comindware Process Comindware Process is an innovative solution that combines management of projects, processes and cases that might reshape project management in 2016. I've been a project manager for a long time. I started out using ABT's Project Workbench. It apparently is still around - it still exists as a free tool called Open Workbench.

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How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

5 Questions for Developing a Scope Management Plan How can you develop a scope management plan quickly that provides value to the project? It’s not as complicated as it may seem. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock. Some project managers check the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) for advice, which I think is a great place to start. However, project managers may make the following mistakes: Individuals may see the PMBOK as a prescription and include every element for every project.

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8 Things All Bad Project Managers Have in Common

Project Risk Coach

Bad project managers create project cultures filled with stress, confusion, and little progress. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not aware of their behaviors. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock. Let’s run through a list of eight things that all bad project managers have in common. And let’s talk about things to do to remedy these behaviors. Too many meetings.

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SwiftKanban Feature Update- Dec 2016

Digite

The post SwiftKanban Feature Update- Dec 2016 appeared first on Digité Blog. With the December update, we have made a huge breakthrough in 2 major areas which have been in our backlog for a long time and have been repeatedly requested by customers across the globe. Card Color by Different Card Attributes. Visualization” is the primary goal of Kanban and the Kanban board is the heart of any Kanban system.

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What’s difference between project management and change management?

Moira Alexander

Project management involves the use of people, processes and methodologies to plan, initiate, execute, monitor and close activities. It is designed to meet an organization's project goals, and hopefully overall strategic objectives. Change management, similar to project management, involves people, processes, and tools to effectively help organizations manage all the changes that occur, whether as a result of project initiatives, or other factors that might impact the business.

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What is the Management Reserve for Project Budgets?

Project Risk Coach

How to budget for the unknown unknown risks Have you ever had a budget crisis due to the lack of a management reserve? Unforeseen work comes knocking at your door. You look at your budget, but you don’t have the funds to handle this work. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. There is a better way to handle the unexpected. You can — assuming that your organization supports the concept of reserves — create a management reserve when estimating the cost of your project.

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You Can Unlock the Power of Integration Management

Project Risk Coach

How Bring All the Pieces Together If you were asked to describe project managers with one word, what would it be? Planner? Leader? Organizer? These are all great descriptors, but I’d like to offer my favorite — Integrator. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock (edited in Canva). The word “integrate” means to “combine (one thing) with another so that they become a whole.”

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2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update

Green Project Management

The post 2016 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit Update appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time. This past week the UN Global Compact Leaders’ Summit took place in New York and for the fourth straight year, we took an active role. The compact is a voluntary initiative based on CEO commitments to implement universal sustainability principles and to take steps to support Sustainable Development goals. What is great about the compact […].

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How to choose the right project management tools

Moira Alexander

The right tool for the right job goes the old adage, but knowing exactly what criteria you should consider and how to go about evaluating each of the project management (PM) tools at your disposal can be time-consuming and even frustrating. So we've taken some of the legwork out of it by offering some key considerations, broken down into three primary categories that should be included in your evaluation. We'll start with the business model, strategy and needs. Category 1: The business.

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How to Get Awesome Results Through Your Projects

Project Risk Coach

The Power of Results-Based Goals Project sponsors send a message to their project teams and other stakeholders through the goals contained in their project charters. The focus of the goals — either business results or project activities — will drive the project team. As Steven Covey said, “Begin with the end in mind.” ” Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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Risk management for agile projects

Kiron Bondale

What are the implications to project risk management when you choose to deliver a project using an agile approach? Here are a few similarities: Risk needs to be managed through the project’s lifetime, not just at the very beginning. Even though the team might tackle high risk requirements earlier in the life of an agile project than they might a traditional one, this doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t keep an eye on threats and opportunities through late stage iterations.

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My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016

Project Risk Coach

Approximately 42,000 visitors came to The Project Risk Coach in 2016, up from 33,000 visitors in 2015. Top Blog Posts for 2016. Please Take My Reader Survey for 2016. Reader Survey 2016. The post My Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts of 2016 appeared first on It’s been a great year. So much so, I’ve decided to leave the corporate world to help more project managers than ever. Thank you for making this possible.

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5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider for 2016 and Beyond?

Brad Egeland

My background is primarily information technology and project management. What I've learned from my experiences in those areas and from attendance at the last five Black Hat digital security conferences and from everything I've read and studied everywhere is this.everything can be hacked. Everything. Does that have to be me and my projects? Maybe. Does that have to be you and your organization and your projects? Maybe.

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Are you ready for remote project management?

Moira Alexander

Managing projects is a demanding job, and it's more seem challenging when you add in the fact that you're doing it remotely. But it doesn't have to be. After identifying all the possible barriers to remote project management, as well as some of the possible solutions, your business should further analyze and document the readiness of your teams, processes and technologies. Here are some factors to include in the evaluation. The business model and infrastructure.

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What it takes to be a great project manager

Moira Alexander

Many challenges confront today's project managers -- new technologies, remote workforces and a global market to name a few. To take a project from inception to finish can be grueling and you've got to have great dedication and skills if you're going to be successful. But what sets apart good project managers (PMs) from the truly great ones? What does it take to go from being the manager of projects to a game-changing leader? Here are six skills the great PMs share.

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12 Questions for Gaining Control of Your Risks

Project Risk Coach

Are you a project manager who focuses on gaining control of your project risks? Some project managers start their projects with a strong focus on risk management. However, somewhere along the way they lose steam. They increasingly spend more time dealing with issues and implementing workarounds. They are frustrated and filled with anxiety. Other project managers start out strong. When problems occur, they turn to their risk response plan.

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How to choose the right project management methodology

Moira Alexander

In " How to pick a project management methodology (PMM) ," I covered the some of the most recognized methodologies, as well as a few high-level factors, that may impact selection decisions. These methodologies are repeatable, effective and efficient processes that help organizations streamline project activities.

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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Software review: Simplestimate [2016] Find out more about how to make estimating simple with this software review of Simplestimate. I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero.

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Next Generation Project Management Software

Rebel’s Guide to PM

About the Authors: Elizabeth Harrin ( you know me ) is the author of several project management books, including Collaboration Tools for Project Managers (PMI, 2016). Digitalization and Collaboration. The project and portfolio management (PPM) software market is changing. It is changing so fast that it’s hard for practitioners to keep up with the latest offerings. This is an edited version of a white paper I wrote with some colleagues for the PMI EMEA Summit in Barcelona.

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How to Manage a Project Like No Other

Project Risk Coach

Life is filled with new adventures and experiences. Remember the first time you rode a bike, climbed a tree, or took a job. New adventures are exciting, but they can be filled with great uncertainty. Project managers may be asked to manage a project, unlike anything they’ve ever faced. Consider Sue, an event planner, who was asked to manage a project to implement a new accounting system for her organization. Sue had no accounting background or experience in implementing software.

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The Social Project Manager’s Toolkit

The Lazy Project Manager

When: Thursday December 1 2016 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM. What: A Social event exploring everything you need to know to collaborate effectively as a project team.

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Evaluating Project Schedules Utilizing Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

Do you remember the first time you missed a project deadline? I do. I recall the embarrassment for me and my team. I promised myself I would take proactive steps to mitigate this outcome for future projects. Why do projects take longer than expected? Often times, risks occur and project managers lack adequate schedule reserves. Once burned, many project managers start a bad habit – padding their project schedules.

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How to Close a Surprise TKO Project

Project Risk Coach

Have you ever experienced surprise TKO (Technical Knockout) project? You never saw it coming. There was no countdown. Your project was over. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock (edited in Canva). Imagine a marketing project. You and the team had been charged with implementing a fresh marketing program for a long-time product. Furthermore, you’ve been asked to deliver the program in record time. The team had been working overtime for four months. Blood, sweat, and tears.

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When Projects turn to a Tower of Babel

The Lazy Project Manager

Different countries, multiple languages, global organizations…The challenge of international projects. In this day and age, international teams and projects affect most companies; and they can often be a source of headaches for project managers. They must be managed from different countries and in multiple languages. Needless to say, international projects prove to be strategic for companies that wish to remain competitive.

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The Open Door Policy

The Lazy Project Manager

The importance of being accessible but in a controlled way. I’m all for being there for people, honest I am. It’s just that people take advantage of it if I am. So for the ‘productive lazy’ project manager I would suggest that it is perfectly acceptable for the lights to be on and for no-one to be at home; not all of the time obviously, and at critical times access and visibility are all too important.

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Who Approves Your Project Change Requests?

Project Risk Coach

Some organizations lack clarity about who approves the project change requests. On one project, the sponsor tells the project manager to make the decisions. On other projects, the sponsor makes the decisions. And yet, in other cases, senior management gets involved. Image courtesy of Adobe Stock. Your project may morph into a two-headed monster without an integrated change control process, resulting in adverse impacts to schedule, cost, and scope.

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Course Review: MS Project 2016 Live Lessons–Concise Course with Precise Information and Effective Learning

Management Yogi

I believed that Author (Gowri Shankar S) MS Project 2016 MS Project Course Reviews MS Project Live Lessons Video Courses By Gowri Shankar SWhy this Course?After After I graduated in Engineering, I started and continued my career in construction industry and maintenance works. After getting experience in this field, I felt I was lagging in planning of work activities in a proper way due to working manually and missing my deadlines in some situations.

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How to Break Down Your Project

Project Risk Coach

Scope and Schedule Management How should you break down your project? Steven Pressfield said, “A great trick that I learned having worked as a screenwriter for many years, the way screenwriters work, is they break the project down into three-act structure: Act 1, Act 2, Act 3. I think that is a great way to break down any project, whether it’s a new business or anything at all.” ” Image courtesy of Adobe Stock.

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