Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

There’s always room to better oneself, make connections and get a picture of the industry: all good reasons to take time to visit one of the many project management conferences held in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019. deliver:Agile 2019.

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How To Make 2019 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Would you like to make 2019 a successful year for your projects? I asked people two questions: What should people managing projects be aware of as we go into 2019 to make 2019 their most successful year ever? What will you be doing in 2019 to have your most successful year ever?

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Agile strong -- a reveiw

Musings on Project Management

Perhaps Understanding why you're sticking around is also important So, here's my top ten reasons why agile has worked for me 1. Agile is a "best value" method: it's doctrine is centered on value and accomplishment for the customer and user, not so much adherence to cost and schedule--though the sponsor's investment can not be exceeded, so cost is at. agileTrying to remember how you got here?

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Agile C.R.A.C.K. customers

Musings on Project Management

Barry Boehm, a noted software methodologist with a long and illustrative career at TRW, DARPA, and USC, and author of the COCOMO model and Spiral methodology, writes about the ideal customer for agile projects. agile customerBoehm's perspective: -- Collaborative: they will engage with their customer peers and with the development team -- Representative: they know the product or system requirements.

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The Third Wave of Agile

The third wave of Agile is here

The illusion of agility (what most Agile transformations end up delivering)

Gunther Verheyen

Agility is a unique and continuously evolving state that is typical to a specific organization with its people and its history. A traditional (industrial) approach to becoming more Agile commonly creates no more than an illusion of agility.

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Make 2019 amazing

Gunther Verheyen

Regardless, work hard to turn 2019 into an amazing year, of insightful experiences, challenging encounters and exciting adventures, both personal and professional. Agile Scrum 2019 Scrum ValuesDear compagnon, reader, follower, liker.

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The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

Project Management Career PM Leadership Project Management Training Project Management Careers Advice project management training agileAny output from any Project and Portfolio Management (PPM) tool is only as good as the information and data that you input.

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What’s in YOUR sprint backlog?

Kiron Bondale

Remember that one of the three pillars of Scrum and a key principle of most agile approaches is transparency. Meaningful, significant work should be visible to all as agile doesn’t encourage hidden factories. Agile Project Management agile project management

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How to “Brexit Proof” Your Project Strategy

Arras People

Held at the prestigious IoD (Institute of Directors) the speakers looked at how Project Leaders could apply Agile PMO, risk management, project governance, procurement, and change management to the range of project controls and management challenges Brexit will pose.

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance

F.W. Taylor: should we care?

Musings on Project Management

By 1915, agile human factors process QualityHow many project managers are still laboring with the aftermath of Fredrick Winslow Taylor, more popularly known as F.W. Taylor? Taylor Who? You might ask: Who was Taylor? Good question F.W. Taylor was one of the first to study business systematically -- an original "operations research" guy. He brought 'Taylorism" into the business culture in the years leading up to World War I.

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Agile Estimation A SoundNotes Tutorial

Leading Agile

Estimating work in Agile is something many people struggle to understand. This episode of SoundNotes is a brief tutorial on Agile Estimation and some of the ways you and your team could estimate work. For More on Agile Estimation.

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Raise No More Devils: Improving Organizational Capacity

Leading Agile

The so-called “agile scaling frameworks” seem to add administrative overhead, new roles and titles, and procedural “rules” without addressing practical problems. Adopting Agile Agile Management Agile Transformation Business Agility Scaling Scaling Agile Transformation

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2019 Project Management Conferences You Won’t Want to Miss

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are looking to attend a project management conference in 2019, chances are there is something happening near you that will be fun and meet your professional goals. January to March 2019. PMI Sweden Passion for Projects: Stockholm, Sweden 11-12 March 2019. IRNOP 2019: TBA.

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A Guide to Designing Delightful Dashboards

Speaker: Daniel O'Sullivan, Product Designer, nCino and Jeff Hudock, Senior Product Manager, nCino

Importance of agility and iterative processes. We’ve all seen the increasing industry trend of artificial intelligence and big data analytics.

Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I am agnostic about agile. In the 25 years I have been using agile approaches, I have seen companies like LeadingAgile and LitheSpeed form, grow and prosper. I offer my own training courses in agnostic agile, focussing on the philosophy and tools available for a variety of circumstances. If wearing purple hats produced better results than agile then I would be all for purple hats and ditching agile.

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Ten Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years

Online PM Courses

Advice for Project Managers Effective Project Manager Agile Project Management Checklists Competence Governance Satir Model Self-control stakeholder engagement Tim ListerProject Management is a 'learning endeavor'. That is, when you do it properly, you learn from every experience. And, as we start a New Year, I want to share ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years.

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Agile in 2018

Agile Coach

In 2018, the Agile ecosystem continued to evolve and expand. Those who have been practising agile for years (or more than a decade) seemed to be calling for a simplification of agile, proclaiming that we need to get back to basics. How to Hire an Agile Coach. 4 Steps to an Agile Transformation. The post Agile in 2018 appeared first on Jason Little.

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Issue #2: New Time Management for a Project Manager

PM Basics

Agile Landscape. How does Agile work on a project level? What about Agile on a business level. A bird’s eye view on the agile frameworks forest. Project Management Weekly Reading List #2 is here. If you pick just one thing from the list – take the first one.

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How Agile Approaches Change Project, Program, and Product Measures

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Before agile approaches took the world by storm, we used Gantt charts and defects to measure project and program progress. Agile approaches provide us other options now. Join Johanna as she discusses: How agile approaches change what we measure.

Project tracking guide


Regardless of the project management method you use, be it Agile or waterfall or Hybrid , you need to plan in fine details. Your most important duty as a project manager is to track the project’s progress relentlessly.

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

So, it’s time to refresh our list and put up a new one, in good time for 2019. So, here then is our list of the 52 best Project Management Blogs for 2019. So, it’s time to see my best project management blogs for 2019. I hope in early 2019, it will be much more.

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To do list or task management?


Enter all your tasks into a robust task management software which support WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) even when you plan to use the agile method. . Some people call task management software to do list. This is an oversimplification of task management.

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5 Simple Tips For Successful Startup Project Management


then you might want to consider the Agile approach. Proper planning prevents poor performance. This is something all startup founders have heard probably once or twice before. But what does this mean, exactly?

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Agile Metrics for Team and Product Progress

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

You’ve seen team metrics like velocity. Velocity is not an accurate measure of a team's progress towards "done." So what should you use instead?

It’s Time to Start Planning for Resources


Managing uncertainty – Traditional and Agile approaches. The following content is based on the whitepaper, “Bigger Than a Breadbox: 10 Tips for Better Project Estimates, Part 2,” written by Jerry Manas.

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10 Task Management Skills & Tips to Manage Workload Like a Boss

nTask Blog

One of the best ways is to go Agile. Our daily lives revolve around a certain number of tasks that we identify along the way to achieve our ambitions and SMART goals. In the struggle to be at the top of our game and retaining our competitive edge, we often bite more than we can chew.

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How to Create a Proven Project Management Framework


During execution, however, they switch to the Agile methodology. Other methodologies you can consider include PRINCE2, Agile, Scrum, Critical Path Method (CPM) and Integrated Project Management (IPM).

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Project Estimation Methods


Employing traditional and Agile approaches strategically. Not just a buzzword anymore, Agile is recognized as an effective way for organizations to approach projects—some projects. But even organizations that embrace Agile know that the waterfall approach is right for other projects.

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Using Portfolio-Driven Performance to Improve Project Delivery


As a result, innovation and agility are becoming more vital than ever as organizations fight to compete in today’s marketplace, something attained through portfolio-driven performance to improve project delivery.

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A Guide to User Story Mapping: Templates and Examples (How to Map User Stories)


At the highest level, this means writing what the Agile world likes to call “epics”—large user stories that cover a huge range of functionality. Backlogs are exciting. Seeing all those potential features, updates, and bug fixes all in one place, just full of potential… Yeah, sure.

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Being Open

The Tao of Project Management

On the book front I am in the process of succession planning: the new release of Agile Project Management in easy steps is co-authored with David Morris and the new release of Effective Project Management is being co-authored with Graham Moore. First my apologies; it is a long time since I've posted anything and the reason is I have been busy on things other than project management, but project management has once again appeared on the horizon, so I should address it.

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Management Training Programs to Consider in 2019


If one of your goals for 2019 is to progress your career and learn how to be a great manager, check out the list of management training programs and others opportunities for development: Management Training Programs. If you want to become a manager in an industry that favors agile methodology, becoming a ScrumMaster is a great skills boost and get you into the Agile Manager club. Management Training Programs to Accelerate Professional Success.

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2019 Business Intelligence Predictions: What We Have To Look Forward To


What it means for you : If you already have a BI layer, make sure your 2019 plans include integrating it with more of your systems. We expect that to increase in 2019. In 2019, transparency and trust are going to be huge in service organizations.

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The 5 Best Free Smartsheet Alternatives of 2019

nTask Blog

Considered a #1 software chosen by agile teams for software development, Jira makes a pretty strong contender for Smartsheet. The tool allows teams to use workflow mapping and agile reporting techniques to make sure projects are executed efficiently.

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The 11 Best Project Management Certifications to Consider in 2019


Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP). The Agile Certified Practitioner certificate or PMI-ACP is another credential offered by the Project Management Institute. This certification emphasizes the use of agile practices in project management.

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24 Microsoft Project Alternatives for Project Management in 2019 (Free and Paid)


This is meant for software development around Agile and Scrum. Another project management solution good for Agile or Scrum is Targetprocess. Clunky. Frustrating to learn. Unfriendly. Who wants to talk that way about their project management software?

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The deliberate evolution of “Scrum – A Pocket Guide”

Gunther Verheyen

The first batch will be available 16 January 2019 and soon after in all major formats (hard copy, Kindle, PDF, eBook, ePub) via all main channels worldwide. Observations are added on the post-chasm years of Agile. Agile Scrum Werk Work Pocket Guide Scrum Pocket Guide


What are Your Services Firm’s New Year’s Resolutions?


It’s almost 2019, and while people around the world are making New Year’s resolutions, fitness goals are not just for individuals. Increasing Your Agility. If your company is not committed to increasing agility, make it your priority in 2019.

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