Earned Value Primer: The Basics of EVM

Online PM Courses

How best to monitor and report on the performance of your projects and predict their future performance? PMBoK & PMP PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Cost Management Project Management Tools and Techniques Project Schedule Management cost management Earned Value

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10 Essential Project Management Skills for Project Managers of 2019

nTask

With project management field reaching new heights each day, it has become imperative that one must possess a distinct set of essential project management skills to achieve project success. One of the most essential project management skills has to be communication.

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Crisis Management: How to Lead During a Crisis

ProjectManager.com

Sometimes leading a team, project or organization goes well. Jennifer noted that whether you’re leading a team , project or organization, things are either going well or poorly. That took the team member away from the project to deal with a family emergency.

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18 Best JIRA Alternatives For Agile Project Management in 2019

Workzone

JIRA from Atlassian is one of the most popular project management tools for software development teams. Not to mention, some small businesses with a growing tech team struggle with JIRA’s plans, which can cost up to $12,000 per year for a team of 500 users.

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From Onboarding to Expert: Refining and Optimizing the LiquidPlanner Experience

LiquidPlanner

The refining stage tends to kick in once you’ve been using LiquidPlanner long enough to focus on proactively managing project risk. When your projects have deadlines, you want to capture that as a deadline date in the project edit panel. Project Costing.

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25 Best Teamwork Project Alternatives To Use in 2019

Workzone

In a business world that increasingly relies on collaboration and communication among team members that may be spread around the globe, project management software is becoming a necessity. Trying to handle complex projects through email simply isn’t a viable solution. MS Project.

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What is the Difference Between Agile vs Waterfall?

TrustRadius Project Management

*This article has been updated on February 21, 2019 based on new research conducted by the TrustRadius team*. Before undertaking any development project, the most important decision to make is how to approach the project as a team. It’s a simple truth of development projects.

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Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

Effort Distribution to Estimate Cost in Small to Medium Software Development Project with Use Case Points,” Putu Linda Primandari and Sholiq, The Third Information Systems International Conference, Procedia Computer Science, 72, pp. Estimating Probable System Cost,” Stephen A.

Taking the Element of Chance out of Project Profitability: Five Factors to Watch

Keyedin

Project profitability can be won or lost at the execution level. Here are five critical control points that project managers should have front-of-mind when looking for ways to improve project delivery in professional services and, ultimately, their companies’ fiscal health.

2019 52

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. Risk Management is Project Management for Adults - Tim Lister. Management of Novel Projects Under Conditions of High Uncertainty,” A.

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How to achieve Greater Client Satisfaction and Profitability through Improved Project Management

Keyedin

In a recent webinar on better business performance for professional services we explored how efficient project management doesn’t have to involve major new technology investment. The important thing to bear in mind is how cost-effective this can be. Driving project performance.

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7 Key Factors Driving Successful Project Management in Professional Service Delivery

Keyedin

Efficient service delivery is based on getting the project management engine as finely tuned as possible so that it runs smoothly. This is what we are referring to as the seven key drivers of successful project management. Assuring Project Profitability.

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A Compendium of Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Let's start with a critical understanding of the purpose of managing risk on software development projects. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program. 85 1 Feb 2019. “An

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5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact.

5 Quick Wins for Driving Increased Employee Utilization with Effective Project Management

Keyedin

Having the ability to allocate resources more effectively to every project and respond rapidly to changes in workload are key to maximizing employee utilization and increasing your billable hours without increasing headcount.

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Are you managing project performance for profit?

Keyedin

In fact, just 77% of professional services projects are delivered on time. And as deadlines slip, so invariably costs mount, eating away at your profit. So far, so good.

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15 Great Ways Project Management Can Help Your Growing Business

Keyedin

Learn how improved visibility and control over your projects and resources can help improve business efficiency and effectiveness. If your business delivers products or services, as your business grows your will certainly need some way of managing projects. Many SME’s are simply scared of the term “Project Management” or end up implementing a host of non-connected, counter-productive tools.

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Taking the Element of Chance out of Project Profitability: Five Factors to Watch

Keyedin

Project profitability can be won or lost at the execution level. Here are five critical control points that project managers should have front-of-mind when looking for ways to improve on project delivery and, ultimately, their companies’ fiscal health.

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The core components of IT Portfolio Management

Keyedin

IT portfolio management emphasises a strategic focus on goals such as revenue growth, cost reduction, regulatory mandate and business continuity rather than just typical operational objectives such as project cost, timescales and deliverables.

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5 Quick Wins for Driving Increased Employee Utilization with Effective Project Management

Keyedin

Having the ability to allocate resources more effectively to every project and respond rapidly to changes in workload are key to maximizing employee utilization and increasing your billable hours without increasing headcount. In this article we explore 5 quick wins for increasing employee utilization through effective project management. #1. Monitor employee utilization and project costs People costs are often the single largest part of project costs.

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Are you managing project performance for profit?

Keyedin

In fact, just 77% of professional services projects are delivered on time. And as deadlines slip, so invariably costs mount, eating away at your profit. The truth is that the only way to ensure profitability of a project is through rigorous, ongoing performance monitoring: using professional services project management software to not only track whether key stages are being delivered on time, but gaining a granular insight into the progress of every task.

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How to achieve Greater Client Satisfaction and Profitability through Improved Project Management

Keyedin

In our recent webinar Better Business performance for Professional Services – How to Increase profitability and Client Satisfaction through efficient project management , we explored how efficient project management doesn’t have to involve major new technology investment.

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7 Key Factors Driving Successful Project Management in Professional Service Delivery

Keyedin

Efficient service delivery is based on getting the project management engine as finely tuned as possible so that it runs smoothly. This is what we are referring to as the seven key drivers of successful project management. Assuring Project Profitability.

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Compendium of Works to Increase Probability of Project Success

Herding Cats

Here's a collection of presentations, briefings, papers, essays, book content used to increase the Probability of Project Success (PoPS) I've written and applied over my career in the software-intensive system of systems and other domains. Project Performance Management (#PPM).

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The core components of IT Portfolio Management

Keyedin

IT portfolio management emphasises a strategic focus on goals such as revenue growth, cost reduction, regulatory mandate and business continuity rather than just typical operational objectives such as project cost, timescales and deliverables. With IT portfolio management , project planning is viewed as a fundamentally top-down initiative and external stakeholders are required to take part in the decision making process.

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15 Great Ways Project Management Can Help Your Growing Business

Keyedin

Learn how improved visibility and control over your projects and resources can help improve business efficiency and effectiveness. If your business delivers products or services, as your business grows your will certainly need some way of managing projects. Many SME’s are simply scared of the term “Project Management” or end up implementing a host of non-connected, counter-productive tools.

2019 40

5 Major Benefits of Adopting an Effective Project Portfolio Management and PMO Initiative

Keyedin

In this post we explore the five major types of benefits to be gained by adopting an effective Project Portfolio Management/PMO strategy. Minimizing the risks to individual projects in terms of business impact. Making sure that success not only happens today, but is more likely with future project initiatives. When you have a good handle on past project metrics, it makes it much easier to predict future factors like resource utilization.

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Today, PMOs working with waterfall (predictive), agile and hybrid project methodologies have a difficult time identifying a single version of the truth, which causes serious obstacles to productivity. Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes. The original post was published on project-management.com here.

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DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. A #Noestimates advocate makes the claim that having a ±10% accuracy for estimates of cost and duration is a dangerous thing.

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How to achieve Greater Client Satifisfaction and Profitability through Improved Project Management

Keyedin

In our recent webinar Better Business performance for Professional Services – How to Increase profitability and Client Satisfaction through efficient project management , we explored how efficient project management doesn’t have to involve major new technology investment. The important thing to bear in mind is how cost-effective this can be. Software drives efficient processes for every aspect of project planning and service delivery.

2019 40

Agile, Waterfall and Hybrid: Managing the Multiple-Methodology Portfolio

Keyedin

Today, PMOs working with waterfall (predictive), agile and hybrid project methodologies have a difficult time identifying a single version of the truth, which causes serious obstacles to productivity. Siloed project information scattered across numerous systems and geographies blocks decision-makers from insights into cost and schedule problems and cripples performance-measurement processes. The original post was published on project-management.com here

2019 40

DDSTOP The Saga Continues

Herding Cats

There's been a rash of conjectures about all kinds of bad business, project, and software development (agile and traditional) management ideas of late. For cost and schedule, there are databases containing 1,000's of past projects. Using Function Points in Agile Projects.

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