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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An Introduction to Supply Chain Management (SCM)

The field is anything but static, with developments continuing to this day, including taking into consideration issues of sustainability, as well as other ethical concerns, and incorporating risk management.

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What Is the Definition of Done for Agile Teams?

The four main thrusts of the manifesto are: Focus on individuals and interactions rather than process and tools. Agile process promotes sustainable development. Agile was never intended simply as a tool of IT project management.

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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.

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How to Handle Digital Transformation Pain Points

Epicflow Blog

Hoping that everything can be built in-house and that complex large-scale production can be managed with the help of tools already in use will only hinder company growth and successful digital transformation. Make sure you have the tools to optimize production.

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Key Growth Strategies for New Businesses

But it’s these experiences—both good and bad—that taught her the best strategies and tools for enabling business growth. Look to Your Competition: They can give you a canary in the coalmine view of the market and whether it can sustain growth or not.

Strategic Planning in Business

Both are points that can be mapped, and once you have these destinations on the horizon, then you can use tools to survey how to get there. That means having the right tool to plan, monitor and report on all the various tasks and resources.

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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Best Tools For Managing A Virtual Team


7 Effective Tools For Managing A Virtual Team The era of digital entrepreneurs is on the rise and with that comes the need of having virtual teams. and most importantly, what tips and tools to use to ease up the process? Need a tool that helps you manage a high-performing virtual team?

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6 Qualities to Look for in Project Management Software


For instance, if software successfully tracks tasks and progress but requires PMOs to move back and forth between file sharing, markups and versions, client feedback, resource management tools, and more, then it’s only an added step in an already complicated process.

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Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

International Institute of Learning

As a keynote speaker at IIL’s Leadership & Innovation 2019 Online Conference , he shared impactful theories and models that left us thinking about innovation in an entirely different way. IIL Global (@IILGlobal) March 7, 2019.

Future-proofing Your Business with Cyber-Security & Risk Management

Brad Egeland

No, the problem is not that most haven’t been investing in cyber security tools. Ideally, the only way you can build a sustainable future for your business would be through getting ready for what the future holds. Ideally, you need to invest in the right tools for the right purpose, especially when resources are scarce. Invest in Data Analytics Tools Business data is a cyber-security gold mine. 60% of small businesses close shop six months after a cyber-attack.

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How Much Time is Required For PMP Exam Preparation?


Now, in 2019, things have gotten quite tricky. We again asked around for the average preparation time of PMP exam now in 2019 and got quite interesting answers. After 4 months too late to sustain effort and focus.”.

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Necessary Big Data Management Best Practices For Optimal Infrastructure

Brad Egeland

Use The Tools Available Two things primarily facilitate Big Data: cloud computing—which provides a variety of infrastructurally enhancing applications —and the Internet of Things (IoT).

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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Slack, Flow, and Continuous Improvement

Leading Agile

WIP limits are a tool we can use to try and maximize flow, within whatever constraints apply in a given situation. That’s realistic, practical, and sustainable, and it won’t break the Lean system or burn out the workers.

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Three Must-Reads to Build Better Teams


Crucial Conversations: Tools for Talking When Stakes Are High by Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, and Switzler. The book provides action plans, tools, and resources for leaders to improve trust in their organization.

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How to Master Rockefeller Habits to Scale Your Business


The best way to keep everyone in the loop is with a professional and powerful project management tool like Teamweek. Additional tools like Slack can be integrated to make the communication channels even more streamlined.

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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*. Based on a February 2019 poll on, fewer than one in five professionals said their organization uses the waterfall methodology.

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


Take a look below to learn about the why, the how, and the organizational tools to help you along the way. Following the steps you’ve taken above, ensure you have a set spot where you keep each belonging or work tool at your desk. Organizational Tools.

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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. The eco-system, this newly established Scrum zone, is facilitated with tools, infrastructure and space.


Why Choose Agile Project Management Software for Mobile App Development Projects?

ProProfs Project Management

Using the responsibility, flexibility, and leadership, an agile method makes it possible to develop a sustainable, high-quality mobile app. The best part about agile project management software, such ProProfs Project, is that with only one tool you can achieve a lot.

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The 'Top Down' vs 'Bottom Up' Approach to the Program Management Office


Unfortunately, many programs become bogged down or take on a life of their own when middle and lower layers (execution-level) become mired in the complexity of the project tools.

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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. All attendees received a workbook including the used templates and tools and the advice to learn what it takes to solve your own companies’ problems, your way—the agile way.

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The 'Top Down' vs 'Bottom Up' Approach to the Program Management Office


Unfortunately, many programs become bogged down or take on a life of their own when middle and lower layers (execution-level) become mired in the complexity of the project tools.

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Seeking Faster Feedback

Leading Agile

Leading indicators are an effective tool to help you get the performance metrics you desire. It isn’t sustainable in the long run. A couple of weeks ago my wife and I were returning to Atlanta from Virginia where we’d spent the holidays with family.

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Prioritizing Tasks: Strategies Every Manager Needs to Know


This free browser-based tool uses Gantt charts to create timelines that allow you to: Assign tasks to team members Specify and, when necessary, change deadlines Indicate task duration Color-code tasks in order of priority or any other standard you want to apply. “Where do I begin?”.

The 4 Best Trello Alternatives for Kanban Project Management


Trello is a star when it comes to project management and collaboration tools. It can be integrated with external tools to get the job done, but that means additional steps. This means you need to switch between tools to set up meetings and to monitor tasks.

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Process Optimization in Project Management (2): The 5S-Framework


One of these tools is the 5S method, with which you can optimize your working environment in only five steps. If you introduce this method sustainably in the company and if you use it continuously, you will also observe a change in the work attitude of all departments. Do you find all documents or tools immediately? S hitsuke - Sustain Without self-discipline and regular use of the 5S, the old chaos will return to most workplaces within a short period of time.

How to use Agile Principles to Transform your Business?


To me, being “agile” translates to adopting the right tools, processes, and a mindset of being nimble and delivering value as quickly and as often as reasonably possible. They benefit and sustain the company in the long-run.

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How Employee Experience & Training Affects Customer Experience


LMS software is a sophisticated tool that resolves all these pain points and allows the L&D department to hop on the cutting-edge tech train. Ability to sustain and fuel growth. Customer experience has become a goal that SMBs share on a global scale.

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Managing Virtual Teams: Challenges, Tips & Virtual Team Management Tools


These work categorization related issues were resolved after the advent of Greenberg & Antonucci’ s journal on “Creating and Sustaining Trust In Virtual Teams.”. The 5 Best Virtual Team Management Tools. They say management was a lot “easy” before the advent of IT industry.

Should You Manage Your Time or Your Energy?


Breaks are found to result in higher and more sustainable performance. Although Scoro is much more than just a time management tool, it has all the necessary features to guide your team’s everyday work. Everyone has some ideas on how to better manage their time and energy. However, there seems to be this common understanding that we have to choose between the two. What if, instead of choosing one over another we can actually manage both at the same time?

12 Ways to Motivate Employees When You Can’t Pay Them More


If supervisors practice positive emotional connections with employees, honor their promises and commitments, and show a willingness to mentor others, it will foster and sustain an atmosphere of trust and respect that employees may value more than money. Give Employees the Tools to Succeed.

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


What happens then is that our to-do list then becomes a procrastination tool. Collaboration tools and project management software can definitely help with this (more on this later), but you also have to commit to using tools like this so you don’t let down your fellow co-workers.

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11 Ways to Improve Collaboration Between Departments


Fully embracing internal collaboration tools could raise productivity 25% [link] #socbiz Small wins help sustain momentum and motivation while breaking down barriers and silo walls. This post has been updated and expanded by the Workzone team for 2019.

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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. Doblin’s Ten Types of Innovation ® framework provides a really useful tool for deconstructing our project management practice.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Use of Benefits of Tools for Project Risk Management,” T. 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.

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5 Simple Tips For Successful Startup Project Management


make sure your communication tools are consistent and clear. It sustains employee enthusiasm and brings your startup principles to life. At the end of the day, there is no single project management tool or approach to last you throughout the whole project.

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