The Importance of Training in Earnest

Arras People

The importance of training is vital to all projects, programmes and portfolios in order to ensure Efficiency, Consistency and Quality. Training is important because it results in fewer mistakes and a better final product. When employers have a well-trained team, it ultimately leads to a more profitable and efficient workplace environment. This level of training ensures that consistency and governance are maintained and auditable. Trained staff equals success.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019- By Role

Arras People

In a recent blog The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 , we explored the results from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset to identify the take-up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. Scrum is the only Agile based certification making an appearance in the top 10. Agile seems to be on the agenda for the programme manager cohort taking 3 of the top 10 slots, higher than any of the other groupings.

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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. Project management training is the glue that holds your career together. So, as you start to plan your calendar for the year, we’ve offered a rundown of the best project management conferences in 2019. RICS Valuation Conference 2019. Change Management 2019.

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5 Best Icebreakers for Meetings & Training Seminars


Today, we see different companies looking to learn different icebreakers for meetings & training seminars. The Concept of Icebreakers for Meetings & Training Seminars in an Organization: Many organizations work on their employees’ communication skills by scheduling training sessions on the subject of icebreakers for meetings. If you are part of such company or let’s say an Agile work environment, then you are already aware of how icebreaker activities go.

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The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019

Arras People

Taking data from the 2019 PMBR (Project Management Benchmark Report) dataset we were able to construct the table below which shows the take up (or not) of PM certifications in the UK. Agile – Is it really that Hot: Agile certifications (highlighted in green in the table) are still surprisingly low considering the noise that surrounds the Agile space. The post The Top UK Project Management Certifications in 2019 appeared first on arraspeople.

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The Best Scrum Tools of 2019 for Agile Project Management


Over the past few years, Scrum has become the default face of Agile Project Management. One of the most popular Agile frameworks, Scrum is widely adopted by software and non-software development teams alike. It’s one of the most widely used Agile tools for Scrum, so without a doubt, the second spot in this list goes to Jira. Targetprocess is one of the most flexible Agile tools available in market.

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Best Project Management Software of 2019

In order to help you sift through all of the best pm software platforms online, we’ve spent months doing research, testing different software, and putting together this list to help you confidently answer the question: “What’s the best project management software of 2019?”. So without further ado, here are the best project management software companies of 2019: 2019 Best Project Management Software Rankings.

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Remembering and Using Your Project Management Training

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

You attend a training course, how do you make sure you’re doing everything you can to get the most out of what you are learning? How do you make sure that once the training is over and you head back to the office, that you’re still able to utilise what you have learnt? From as early as 1981 with Michalak’s research called ‘The Neglected Half of Training’, there has been problems highlighted about the transfer of learning. Training Needs Analysis.

10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019


If you’re looking for a sure formula to success, acquiring and honing these skills should be one of your top priorities in 2019. Some of the ways you can easily learn project management skills are: Professional Training: get yourself enrolled in some professional courses which will help you in systematically developing project management skills. You can find plenty of online courses too if you want minimum human interaction while getting trained.

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5 Best Project Management Certifications and Courses of 2019


From the 1960s to early 2000s, Agile Framework adoption was still in its infancy. Teams and organizations who were looking to expand, unknowingly adapted to a specific set of daily rituals that were later termed as Agile Project Management, PMP and other such condiments. The average certified project manager has undergone various vigorous project development units, with each one being a training module of its own nature. The 5 Best Project Management Certifications of 2019.

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How to Write a Business Case

In fact, in some lean or agile organizations, over-reliance on documentation is seen as a clear impediment to innovation and collaboration. Watch Our Business Case Training Video. This post updated December 2019). Project Management Project Management Training Videos

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How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Plus PMI want to put more emphasis on Agile ways of working. It was going to change at the end of 2019 but now the date is 1 July 2020. As such, the exam needs to reflect the “value spectrum” (whatever that is) encompassing predictive, agile and hybrid approaches.

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Want to become an Agile Project Manager? Training and Certifications to consider

Virtual Project Consulting

Want to become an Agile Project Manager? Important Training and Certifications to consider. Agile Project Management Agile Agile certification agile project manager Agile training PMI scrum

100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

80% of federal IT projects were self-described as ‘iterative’ or ‘Agile’ in 2017. 93% of communication service providers are using agile project management methodologies. Only 11% of companies use the Agile project management methodology. 71% of respondents use the Agile project management methodology more frequently than in previous years. 76% of organizations believe the agile methodology will be preferred over the waterfall methodology by 2020.

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The Grateful Agile Leader

International Institute for Learning

Risk Management Guru – Agile Specialist – IIL Senior Instructor. We know that servant leadership is an excellent match for Agile methods. What other leadership styles have a home in the Agile approach? Servant Leadership is also very important in Agile.

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How Will a Project Management Course Help My Career?

Arras People

This style of management provides a higher level of bureaucracy, documentation, oversight, and traceability than the agile approaches. Agile project management. Agile project management has its roots in software development where it is essential to ‘be responsive’ to customer needs. It achieves this responsiveness by frequent, continuous and cyclical delivery (in Scrum Agile these delivery cycles are known as ‘sprints’).

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SoundNotes Live at Agile 2019: Day One

Leading Agile

Last week, the biggest conference in the Agile industry took place in Washington DC at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center. Creating a Culture that Supports Agility w/ Rachel Howard. We’ll talk about how to create a culture that not only supports Agility but also helps people thrive. In this live talk with Chris Papadakis and Yaton Bowens of LeadingAgile, we discuss creating the right system to lead an effective Agile Transformation.

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51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019]

ProProfs Project Management

Agile board lacks functionalities. Agile dashboard. Comprehensive training tool. The post 51+ Best Project Management Software & Tools [Updated Oct 2019] appeared first on ProProfs Learning. Project management software helps in not only managing multiple projects, but also streamline workflow and improve your teams performance exponentially.

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‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

To find out more about more about the internationally recognised professional qualifications, such as PRINCE2® and APMP, which can help to boost your career prospects contact SPOCE Project Management Ltd, the training professionals and longest standing PRINCE2®training company in the world, who specialise in delivering Global Best Practice examined training events. They offer a wide range of courses which can be tailored to suit any form of training need.

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5 More Advanced Training Options for the PMO

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Back in 2015, we took a look at the five advanced training options for people working in PMO. Agile. There’s no denying that Agile approaches in project delivery have been a ‘thing’ for a while now and for people working in PMO it has been no exception. That has ultimately meant an upskilling in Agile approaches to complement existing waterfall knowledge. Find out more about the original five advanced training options for PMO practitioners.

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10 Latest Project Management Trends You Must Know in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

It is 2019, all the companies that are trying to run their business are focusing on one thing and that is project management. There have been a lot of project management trends in 2019 that have come into the picture here. It’s 2019 and the trends in technology are changing at the speed of light. They needed training and some degree of expertise working with collaborative online software like Google Drive. Agile Project Management is Mandatory.

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Management Training Programs to Consider in 2019


Management Training Programs to Accelerate Professional Success. A management training program can be a great option because it is like taking a short elevator ride to get yourself higher up the ladder of success. Even if your company does not have in-house management training, you can still find programs to give you the development you need. Dale Carnegie Leadership Training for Managers.

The Newbie Guide To Agile Project Management


Agile is the new normal. No, today everybody is agile, with more companies adopting the methodology with every passing year. Jokes aside, Agile has earned its reputation. What is Agile project management? The main principle of Agile project management is breaking a large project into a number of small tasks that can be accomplished within a relatively short period of time. those who first came up with this saying were definitely thinking Agile.

6 major factors affecting resource capacity planning in 2019

Resource Guru

If you’ve ever tackled capacity planning before, you know it’s more complicated than one simple formula—and 2019 is welcoming a host of factors affecting resource capacity planning that is novel to this decade at an unprecedented scale. Before getting to 2019 capacity planning trends, let’s review the three historical biggest problems resource managers have faced since “capacity planning” formalized into a specific framework. What’s new in 2019 is the demand for mentorship programs.

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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. Project Management Blogs about Agile and Agile Methods. They vary from APM-centred content, to clearly promotional content (largely from services and training providers) to some of the best UK project management thinking.

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Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. In IT projects DevOps is nothing more than pure Agile implemented properly. While Agile popularity is at its height, DevOps is still very fresh for many. While it looks like there are some similarities between Agile and DevOps many are wondering what are the differences if there are any. Can we really talk about DevOps without Agile?

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

When I first learned about Agile methods in 2002, the principles seemed to offer an ideal solution to many organizational issues common at the time. How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? It’s time now to move forward to the next level of proficiency in software delivery; what we might call “post-Agile.” ” A lot more is possible than was imagined when “Agile” was first defined.

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Focusing on Results, Not Agile Approaches

Leading Answers

2019 marks the 25 year anniversary of Scrum and DSDM. I am agnostic about agile. I received more training in Scrum by Ken Schwaber in 2002 and offered a training role (before they were called CSTs)  but I have never offered Certified Scrum Master training. In the 25 years I have been using agile approaches, I have seen companies like LeadingAgile and LitheSpeed form, grow and prosper. As 2019 starts, I am doubling down on my “Yes, and…” commitment.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

November December 2019 January. The focus will be taking Agile to the next level in your organization. I’m not an Agile expert by any means but if Scrum is your wheelhouse, this could be a good event to get to. Agile and Beyond: Detroit, Michigan, USA, 19-21 May 2020.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. Agile Rises from the Tech Store to the Top Floor. Agile has emerged from an IT methodology to one that can be applied throughout the organisation – even at the very top. We’re seeing Agile emerge to the C-suite as executives realise how this mindset and practice can help organisations change and adapt their strategies more quickly.

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The 18 Most Influential People in Project Management

The 2019 incarnation of the summit will be in Orlando, Florida from October 20-22. Related: Top Project Management Conferences of 2019. Lindsay Scott is the director of Manchester, UK-based PMO Learning Limited which is dedicated to helping PMO professionals get the most out of their careers with training and organizational development opportunities. He writes consistently on his blog about software development and lean, Kanban and agile development principles.

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Agile Project Management Principles


In the project management and software development fields, Agile project management principles realized and practiced. . Companies are making huge investments in Agile and DevOps tools and training. The benefits of Agile are well known. Agile helps with speedy roll-outs, continuous improvement, flexibility and reacting to market or customer changes. Most people don’t know the Agiles guiding principles. If you are not using Agile yet, you should.

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How to Stay Flexible as a Manager & Why It’s Important

In terms of managing projects , there are two poles on the spectrum of how that work is done: agile and waterfall. Agile is all about change. So, in some environments, we have the agile environment and the waterfall environment when we’re talking about projects. Well, agile, just by nature, things are changing. That’s how agile works. Project Management Training VideosThe only constant in a project is change.

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Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference


We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed. Challenges arise when senior leadership has yet to adopt an Agile mindset, even if their teams have.

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How To Stay Compliant Using Agile

Agile Advice

Unlike the conventional waterfall approach towards compliance, agile compliance completely revolutionizes how organizations can meet regulatory requirements. Which begs the question, why should you consider agile compliance? Why Agile Compliance Is An Optimal Solution.

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2019 Scrum Master Trends Report

2018 was a big year for the Scrum Master with Glassdoor describing the importance of the role and LinkedIn listing Scrum Master as one of the most promising jobs of 2019. More and more organizations appreciate the importance of agility, to be able to respond more rapidly to ever changing market conditions. The 2019 Scrum Master Trends Report is an update to the 2017 Scrum Master Salary Report that Age of the Product conducted in 2017. Training and certification matter.

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Where to Start in Finding a Great PMO Job

Arras People

PMO Training. Well, training is just one of the routes to keeping up to date but it’s more than that. Taking training also shows you’re committed to what you’re doing; that learning is important for your own development. Recognised training is also good for the CV. There are the project management ones – like PRINCE2 , Agile. And that’s not even considering all those avenues of training that don’t produce a certification at the end of it.

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Key Skills for Agile Developers

Brad Egeland

As organizations examine the need to stay waterfall or go agile, they can’t help but also examine the current skill set of their developers and really look hard at what costs may be involved to make the jump to agile development. What training will be involved? That said, what are the key skills or characteristics needed for agile developers? Knowing how and when to use it is a key skill in the agile development world.

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All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? The Only Project Management Guide you Need


The Project Management Institute (PMI) – This is an excellent resource for anyone who is willing to get certified and attend training. Guerrilla PM – Being Agile is the next big thing. The post All Set For International Project Management Day 2019? When Lori Milhaven collaborated with Laverne Johnson, the result was the first IIL (International Institute of Learning) conference.

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Lean Portfolio Management Operations: An Agile Approach


Traditional approaches, which are typically more lengthy and linear in fashion, may inhibit the flow of innovation and value through your organization, and as such, making it challenging to undergo a Lean-Agile transformation without transforming your organization’s approach to portfolio management. Now, let’s delve further into developing an agile approach for Lean portfolio management operations. Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE). Lean and Agile PMO

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