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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Celebrating Women in Project Management

Even after all that time, women in project management are still a hidden key to our global and economic sustainability. It’s a process, a mindset and a shift to keep our global economy sustainable, innovative and engaged.

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9 Inspirational Teamwork Examples

That fertile soil that nourished and sustained them was far from their Liverpool home. To make for a more cohesive team, the astronauts worked with many of these groups, making the human connection that is the blood of any team.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

Agile has been around since 2001, when a small group created the Agile Manifesto in response to traditional approaches of managing software development. Agile process promotes sustainable development. These days, it seems like everybody is all about doing things agile.

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The Toyota flow system

Henny Portman

The Toyota Flow System (TFS , developed by Nigel Thurlow, Professor John Turner, and Brian Rivera, 2019 ) can be described as a system of patterns, practices and techniques to enable organizations and institutions to achieve desired outcomes in a complex world.

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6 Qualities to Look for in Project Management Software


When you’re looking for the right project management software for your organization, it can be helpful to start with a group brainstorm about the different steps needed to take a project through to completion.

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Questioning Agile Dogma

Leading Agile

How can the same principle be a good idea in 2002 and a bad idea in 2019? I’d like to consider the following in this post: Sustainable Pace. Sustainable Pace. We always observe a ripple effect of secondary benefits, once sustainable pace has been achieved.

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How to Master Rockefeller Habits to Scale Your Business


If this is something your group struggles with, you’ll want to determine where the disconnects are and resolve them right away. While the team vision for Elon Musk’s company, Tesla, is “to accelerate the world’s transition to sustainable energy.”.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (1): Steady Progress with Kaizen


But if you want to improve project management processes in a sustainable way, you should first get an overview of the various possibilities - from radical methods to fundamental ways of thinking. Working in small groups is often helpful here.

Re-imagine your Scrum to firm up your agility

Gunther Verheyen

Individuals are grouped into ‘teams’ The teams are ‘coached’ into complying with standard sets of practices and processes, unified Sprint lengths and electronic process tools. It is gradually re-merging your organization towards a networked system of self-sustaining product hubs.


Quick & Easy Ways to Get Organized At Work (And Stay That Way)


Sustain a mindset of only touching something once when you need it by putting it away immediately after use. Set up group discussions, private chats, and even organize specific team conversations to keep everyone in the loop on projects they are doing together.

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Agile NXT Future Friday retrospect

Henny Portman

Friday May 10, 2019, I was one of the 40 participants of the first Agile NXT Future Day conference organized by Xebia. The group was split in two to facilitate discussion and active participation. The next Agile NXT Future Friday will be held Friday September 13, 2019.

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Prioritizing Tasks: Strategies Every Manager Needs to Know


I can then move, delete, or mark them complete as a group instead of wasting valuable time editing them one by one. Eisenhower sustained his decades-long productivity streak by using a strategy that came to be known as the Eisenhower Matrix. “Where do I begin?”.

The 4 Best Trello Alternatives for Kanban Project Management


Make use of comments, instant messages, chats and group discussions or email. Extensive options for team collaboration through comments and likes, email, instant messaging, group chat, activity stream, calendars, and workgroups.

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How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?


Step 2: Start with a group of excited people. They benefit and sustain the company in the long-run. Businesses are moving forward – if you are not moving with that speed, you are losing quite a lot of business.

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Being or Becoming?: Millennials in Software

Leading Agile

Work weeks of 70 to 90 hours were common, on a sustained basis. Generally, as a demographic group, Millennials aren’t “more educated” than previous generations. There was a time when I coached a group of kids at a community center.

Cultural Fit versus Cultural Fit

Pawel Brodzinski

If we chose likability as our guiding principle to judge cultural match we would end up with a group of people similar to each other. Sure, there wouldn’t be much conflict in such a group. There is a remark on hiring I’ve heard quite a few times recently.

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Project Innovation – a Value Chain Approach

Tony Adams

In his 1998 book Competitive Advantage: Creating and Sustaining Superior Performance , Michael Porter’s value chain provides the foundation approach to breaking a company down into a series of critical and interrelated activities, allowing us to examine each in turn and pinpoint the most valuable innovation opportunities. It does this by using a “grouped process” approach to deconstruct a business into three thematic groupings – Configuration, Offering and Experience.

How to Effectively Run Construction Management Projects


The build team meets with the client to go over the best ways to operate and sustain the new facility. As you can already tell, being a project manager involves juggling a lot of balls while also bringing together different groups of people to support a common goal. Construction is thriving. According to expert researchers, the industry is forecasted to reach over $1.4 trillion by 2021.

How To Be More Productive: 18 Top Tips To Help You (Don’t Miss The Last One!)


Group similar tasks together. But the way to cut down on switching between tasks is to group similar ones together. Before you read one more article on how to be more productive, remember this: Be kind to yourself and your mistakes.

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Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An

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5 Simple Tips For Successful Startup Project Management


A team is a group of people who care, cooperate, communicate, and are committed, no matter the distance. It sustains employee enthusiasm and brings your startup principles to life. Proper planning prevents poor performance.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Project Risk Identification Based on the Interaction of Risks from the Approach of Multi-Agent Simulation,” Peng Huang, Peng Di, and Jinrui Li, 4 th International Conference of Energy Equipment Science and Engineering , 2019. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

I served as the VP of Program Management of the ITC (Information Technology and Communications) group, providing ERP, purpose-built IT, voice, and data systems for 5,000 employees and contractors of the Bomb Factory. .

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Digital Transformation & Artificial Intelligence: Is your Organization ready?


And by 2019, 40% of all DX initiatives will be related to AI. During the summer of 1956 , a group of scientists met in the University of Dartmouth, New Hampshire and coined the term ‘Artificial Intelligence (AI)’.

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How To Make 2018 A Successful Year for Your Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Guess what my tip would be for 2019? It takes much more than attendance on a course to create sustained changes in performance,… Click To Tweet. Ray McKenzie , CSM, is Founder and Principal of Red Beach Advisors , a management and business consultant group.

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Project Management Questions I Get Asked Most

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I'll take these one at a time, and group my questions into these themes. The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019. Sustainable success comes, to a large extent, from your project culture. I've been involved in training Project Managers for over 20 years.

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