Top Project Management Conferences of 2019

ProjectManager.com

New year, new opportunities to advance your project management career. 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.

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Top 9 Project Management Word Templates (Updated Nov. 2019)

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Instead of reinventing the wheel each time you start a new project, wouldn’t it be great to have a resource that collected a bunch of documents that have been already outlined to serve the purpose of managing a project? On this page you can find a variety of project management templates that have already been structured to ask the questions you need to ask and show you how to answer them so you can get that information all in one place to use for managing your project.

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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? I’m sure you take away tips and ideas for making this your best year yet managing projects at work. I couldn’t fit it all in this blog post.

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Change Management in Project Management- An Ultimate Guide

ProProfs Project Management

Unexpected changes in project activities.’. This factor cannot be taken lightly because unplanned changes not only shift your priorities but also cause delays. That’s why change management in project management is deemed as a crucial element. One of the recent industry reports doing rounds on the internet also supports this fact by revealing, ‘ 56% of projects succeed, thanks to the proper talent and change management.’. Project Management

Overcoming Resistance to Change with Change Management

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Change management is one of the most challenging components of a project’s success, but having acceptance for the changes a project brings will help realise the benefits of the project. Otherwise known as leading change from the middle , this approach is achieved when project, programme and portfolio managers are equipped with the skills to respond to the complexity of rolling out projects, while at the same time accounting for inevitable change.

The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

ProjectManager.com

What do you need to know to succeed at project management? While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager. The vast range of project management tools , terms, skills and knowledge that are within its discipline can be intimidating. What is PMBOK in Project Management? PMBOK stands for Project Management Body of Knowledge.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

ProjectManager.com

That’s largely due to agile’s ability to adapt to change and incorporate customer feedback, both of which are essential in today’s world where technology is constantly evolving, and swathes of information are just a few clicks away—including public customer reviews. So if a foundation of agile is working fast and changing rapidly and often, while continuing to iterate on the project, what’s the definition of done in agile?

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Celebrating Women in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

For the last four years, I’ve published my annual women in project management blog for ProjectManager.com. Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. Stevens is a podcaster, author, speaker and works with women in project management to reinforce within themselves their true value to their team, company and industry. It’s Time to Change the Ratio.

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Challenging project leaders to lead confidently in uncertain times

Girl's Guide to PM

Strategy Execution’s Top 10 Trends for 2019. At the beginning of every New Year, Strategy Execution aims to release its Top 10 Trends list to help guide you and your teams through the constantly changing business landscape. This type of rapid change and growth requires project leaders to foresee the problems before they have happened and make decisions faster than ever before. Adaption is key and underpins every other aspect of the Trends list for 2019, as you will see.

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Our Top 10 Project Trends for 2019

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

The most effective leaders will be those that work to complement their traditional project management tools with an advanced skill set, centred on adaptive thinking. Here are our 10 project predictions to watch out for in 2019: Disruptive Technologies Will Continue Their Trajectory. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing. Most project-based workers today manage vendor relationships in some capacity. Managing Changes in Change Management.

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7 Benefits of Working as a Team for Successful Project Management

nTask

nTask is always motivated to hone project management skills. Since I am an Agile Project Manager, part of my responsibility is to orchestrate different activities that lead to team-building experience – for that to work, it is imperative for our organization to have a sense of teamwork. In Agile project management, working as a team goes to the advantage of the business. Part of the reason is the misconception about the roles of the scrum master and the project manager.

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

Taskque

Men and women from all over the globe came together to share ideas, discuss problems with experts and meet project management professionals to pick their brains. The below guide is for all the project management professionals who are willing to grow and succeed and aspire to make the most of International Project Management Day, without actually having to visit the International Institute of Learning. Get certified and grow yourself as a project manager. Blogs.

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7 Leadership Styles Examples That You Need to Know

nTask

You may have seen one or two people in the company who get promoted and acquire the responsibilities of a division head, manager or any other senior-level post. We also call it favoritism where a certain employee tends to stick around whenever senior management walks in. The worst kind of transactional leader is a person who holds employees against their will to turn in a submission or meet a deadline for upper management’s benefit. 36 Best Free Productivity Apps of 2019.

Overcoming Status Quo Bias to Boost Productivity

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This is usually meant as a negative appraisal, such as not promoting major change to address present issues such as income inequality, homelessness, etc. It also reflects a fear of loss, in that people often worry that changing something is not going to improve the situation but make it worse. That said, it’s important to know if change is needed, and whether or not the proposed change is a good solution. Related: How to Make a Change Management Plan.

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5 Cool PivotalTracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

PivotalTracker is an important component of any agile project management environment. I know this from experience because I work as an agile manager. At its core, PivotalTracker is a cloud-based agile project management software. It is teeming with a bunch of nifty features that make task management, communication and collaboration a huge convenience. Also, it is not feasible for Agile project managers to change the Sprint backlog over and over again.

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Holiday Handover at work (with email templates)

Girl's Guide to PM

They can then use this as a reference while you are away and update it with anything that changes. If you have an automated approvals process or a project management workflow, such as the change management process, set up a delegate for your time away so that you don’t inadvertently stop changes or processes moving forward while you are away. Remind your manager and/or project sponsor. We’re approaching the summer holidays – yes, really! –

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Why Time Management is Important (25 Proven Hacks)

nTask

If we talk in the context of why time management is important, I have to agree that a lot of us waste it as an indispensable resource. Why Time Management is Important. These are the kind of statements that are a living testament to why time management is important for your work life as well as personal life. In this article, I’ll be highlighting why time management is important and give you 25 Super Tips for mastering the art of productivity.

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Project Charter Template

ProjectManager.com

This free project charter template is what you’ll follow to create the document to present to a senior management person within the organization, usually called a business sponsor. A project charter, on the other hand is based on the SOW and gives the project manager the authority for a project kick-off. A project charter, however, comes after the SOW and gives the project manager the authority to kick-off the project and spend the budget. Free Project Management Templates

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Change Log Template

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There’s one thing constant across every project: change. Change management is how projects stay on track. A change log template is the tool that makes it all possible. If you’re looking for a way to control and manage change in your projects, then download ProjectManager.com’s free change log template. Why You Need a Change Log Template. But when a plan meets the real world things change. As already expressed, change is a constant.

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Change Request Form

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Change is a constant and must be managed like any other aspect of the project. A change request form controls the process of dealing with change. Why You Need a Change Request Form. A change request form is the part of the change management process, which is a discipline that helps project leaders prepare, equip and support change. Change happens, and if one doesn’t respond to it, the change can derail the project.

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Requirements Gathering Template

ProjectManager.com

The free requirements gathering template has a cover page that states the name of the project and features a box that tracks the versions and why changes were made (as there will always be changes generating this document). The project requirements are broken into seven subsections: user requirements, functional requirements, system requirements and software interfaces, user interface requirements, workflow activities, change management and risk management.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant. Major changes to project management will occur in 2020 due to much of the new material that the Project Management Institute (PMI) has published and will be testing on in the new version of the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® exam beginning in June 2020. By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D.

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5 Cool Pivotal Tracker Alternatives for Efficient Agile Project Management

nTask

Pivotal Tracker is an important component of any agile project management environment. I know this from experience because I work as an agile manager. At its core, Pivotal Tracker is a cloud-based agile project management software. It is teeming with a bunch of nifty features that make task management, communication and collaboration a huge convenience. Also, it is not feasible for Agile project managers to change the Sprint backlog over and over again.

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Why Time Management is Important – 25 Super Tips for Mastering the Art

nTask

If we talk in the context of why time management is important, I have to agree that a lot of us waste it as an indispensable resource. Why Time Management is Important. These are the kind of statements that are a living testament to why time management is important for your work life as well as personal life. In this article, I’ll be highlighting why time management is important and give you 25 Super Tips for mastering the art of productivity.

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The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute of Learning

In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam. In this post, I will provide important information about the new PMP ® Exam and answer the following questions: When is the PMP Exam changing? Why is the PMP Exam changing? What is changing in the new PMP Exam? When is the PMP Exam changing? Why is the PMP Exam changing?

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? The list of international events presented in this paper involves the ones covering not only project and portfolio management challenges but also relevant topics of construction, engineering, product development, and more. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria . Learn about digital transformation, engagement strategies for employees and management, and how to manage stakeholders in digital projects.

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Book Review: The Power of Project Leadership

LiquidPlanner

I’ve been a longtime student of both Project Management and of researchers like Brené Brown , who explore emotional intelligence with leadership. Despite continuous improvement in Project Management processes and technology over the past few decades, projects are still not being delivered on time, to scope, or within budget. . So, how can Project Managers overcome these odds? Project Managers battle through complex environments daily.

Ask A PM: How to Convince My Team to Use Time Tracking

LiquidPlanner

The most difficult aspect is changing people’s perception and getting buy in to do the timesheets. In the past, managing and reporting time was never required, but our company has moved on in project management maturity and in the work we do. However, the good news is that it’s like any organizational change. Plan how you are going to introduce the change to working practice including a good ‘story’ about why the change is necessary.

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities. In addition, we also worked with our partners at Duke Corporate Education to analyse the state of project management and the project-based economy. This post first appeared on PMO Perspectives Blog.

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The Top Five Skills for Project Leaders

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Business leaders and corporate executives need to find the optimal way to achieve growth while at the same time, manage the risks. Risk management training teaches that an official budget – the base case – should be considered in the context of three scenarios: worst case, best case and most likely. Companies with the fundamental strategic skills and rigor will have the strength to continue growing even when the economic environment is changing rapidly around them.

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5 Takeaways: Strategic PPM Management for Products, not Projects

Keyedin

The Gartner PPM Summit is the annual event that brings together top project and portfolio management leaders from all over the world. Hearing from analysts with dozens of years of experience working with PPM leaders, learning from companies that are at the forefront of change, and being a part of the solution that drives that change was invigorating. That means enabling teams to manage risk better and respond promptly to the demands of strategic change.

The Insights Behind the Project Management Trends

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Strategy Execution released the top ten trends for 2019 a few weeks ago and my first thoughts were; we’re seeing a lot of them in the PMO community which is both exciting and nerve-wracking at the same time. When we look back over the last decade we can clearly see how much has changed for people working in project management. Vendor Management and Outsourcing is Growing. Programme Management is Maturing within Federal Government.

How to futureproof your PPM software selection process

EasyProjects

Effective Change Management. When you have to upgrade your solution, When you have to slow down operations to upgrade your project management solution, it can cause some disruptions due to retraining, changes in processes, and technical adjustments. Flexible Resource Management. When a team is small, its projects are normally small meaning that the resources required are much less and more manageable with simple tools. Demand management.

5 Ways to Become Agile: A Summary

Planview

As we finalize our six-part blog series on how to become agile, let’s take a look back at the previous five blogs and provide you with a brief summary of their key points. This must change. Funding and portfolio management approaches must also change to become adaptive. Traditional portfolio management was based on top-down controls. Often, the PMO has a reputation of championing standard project management methodologies.

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

nTask

Workload balancing and time management skills are not only associated with project managers or bosses. So, what are the essential task management skills that we all need to be effective and efficient, simultaneously? Regardless of where you stand in the organization hierarchy or personal accomplishments, this blog is for you. They are like your everyday essentials and add to your effective task management skills. Manage Change.

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5 Best Mind Mapping Software for IT & Non-IT Businesses

nTask

These new companies do a standoff of so-called best mind mapping software at their official blog. “A mind mapping software helps project managers to capture, catch and connect newly formed ideas.” Some people call it a statement of intent, but it serves the same purpose when we look at it from the perspective of project management. And that would be the actual application of mind mapping tools in project management. Besides, technology is changing.

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PMO: The Gap Closers

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In a new report from Strategy Execution, 86% of organisations which are delivering change through programmes and projects struggle to prioritise work streams and resources. There are further stats; 45% lack change management skills; 29% have poorly resourced initiatives; 27% lack project management skills. For organisations delivering any kind of change which is crucial for their business now and in the future, any figure above 1% is too much.

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Unlock All Your Team “Kan” Do With a Kanban Template

Wrike

In 2001, software developers changed project management forever by introducing Agile to the world with the Manifesto for Software Development. Agile is an umbrella of methodologies that boost productivity by empowering teams to operate with more flexibility than traditional hierarchical styles of project management. Japanese for “visual signal” or “visual card,” Kaban is centered on managing workload capacity. Ready to leverage the Kanban style of project management?

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Why Use Project Management Software for IT Teams?

ProProfs Project Management

Managing risks as and when they are encountered? Stakeholder Management. Change Management. Risk Management. Communications Management. It is crucial to ensure all these success factors are taken into account and managed appropriately in order to streamline projects and nail the execution of IT projects. Among the many solutions, the best way to tackle and perfectly manage the above-mentioned factors is by adopting a project management software.