What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

Hybrid Project Management: The Next Step for Agile. But there does seem to be a trend in accepting that agile approaches like Scrum can fit within a hybrid framework. The future of project management needs to be more agile. Efficiency is more than having the right process.

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Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

It requires being able to differentiate between the benefits of Agile, waterfall and blended approaches, understanding the pros and cons of each. There are trends in all industries and professions. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers.

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Office Timeline Review: The Pro Timeline Maker [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

Basically, you can timeline anything, even Agile sprints and release schedules. You might think that every project is unique, but I bet most of the work you do follows a common process or has a similar flow for decision-making.

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Best Project Planning Software of 2020


2020 Best Project Planning Software Rankings. Once the plan is in play, project managers have transparency into the process to make sure the actual progress matches the planned progress. It is suitable for large and small teams, whether working in an agile or more traditional methodology. It offers collaborative features and can be used within an agile framework or with more traditional methodologies.

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Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions. However, as I would still like to help, writing an article on five of the most common agile myths will give me a reference to provide to folks in the future. Agile projects and agile methodologies. Agile is not a method ( which is what most folks mean when they use the word “methodology” ).

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A New Litmus Test for Agile in 2020

Leading Answers

When should we be using an agile approach for our project? The agile convert might claim “Always,” just as the predictive enthusiast could scream “Never!” Agile suitability tools are nothing new. Sometimes a single process is sufficient; sometimes, a hybrid might be necessary.

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Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In

Lindsey Marymont

Agile Portfolio Management. Agile Maturity & Change Management: 3 Steps for Achieving Executive Buy-In. Large-scale change is difficult for any organization, and no less so when it involves growing Agile maturity in project and portfolio management. Skip to main content.

New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. But, of course, this means that there is room for some new material as well and I am delighted to share three new presentations/keynotes that I will be presenting in 2020 (and beyond).

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How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team


They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. An agile workflow can help. For a long time the agile framework influenced teams outside of the software development sector from which it originated. People are evangelical about agile. There are those who are almost rigid in their adherence to the agile framework. Is there a way to teach your team to have an agile workflow without the restraint of an established framework?

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Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Five Highlights of the 2020 PMI Job Report

Arras People

The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) membership magazine – PM Network – has just released the January issue with a report – 2020 Jobs Report – available for project management practitioners to take a look at (currently only available for members). There’s two things here – AI in the solution of a project, delivered to a customer and AI being used by the project itself, to automate processes for example.

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Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

Many traditional project management deliverables have agile alternatives. Yet we rarely see agile communications management plans. Given the high rates of change often experienced on agile projects, we might expect more emphasis on communications to keep everyone on the same page.

Agile Project Management: The new go-to for marketing teams in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest contribution from Monica Georgieff, Agile Coach and Trainer at AgileSherpas. However, beyond the bad news we’ve had to deal with since the beginning of this year, these changing circumstances have ushered in a different kind of enthusiasm for making process improvements in how we work together as well. We’ve got the data to show you exactly how marketers are taking this period in their stride using Agile practices. Does Agile work for marketing?

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Best Project Management Software of 2020


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 2020?”. So without further ado, here are the best project management software companies of 2020: 2020 Best Project Management Software Rankings. This post was updated January 2020).

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Innovating and Driving Agility with Tech: No-Code Development

Speaker: Gautam Nimmagaadda, CEO, Quixy

Product Managers: are you wondering what your teams will look like in the future? If so, it's time to look to no-code development. With it, you can leverage hyper automation, strengthen and accelerate growth, and drive value. Your teams will be able handle more projects, and focus on the real challenges. This webinar harnesses the wisdom of today's business leaders and the global pioneers of tomorrow. Join Gautam Nimmagadda, CEO of Quixy, and learn how to leverage tech to drive agility with citizen development and the no-code movement.

Review People Over Process

Henny Portman

Levine wrote with People Over Process – Leadership for Agility a very pragmatic and down to earth book about leadership and agile projects. The classic formulation of agile in the Agile Manifesto has no role for leadership. People over Process is the third book.

Illuminating the Intangibles of Agile

Leading Answers

We intuitively know that a successful agile adoption requires more than copying agile practices. You may have seen the “agile iceberg” model that shows the visible practices agile teams perform as the tip of an enormous iceberg supported by a mindset, values and principles.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban. Agile Methods: The Basics. Agile is agile is agile? Who Makes Up The Agile Team. Read More: 5 Structures for Agile Teams. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes.


Estimating Agile Projects.Or Not

Leading Answers

There has been a debate raging since 2012 about the use and value of estimates on agile projects. For software projects following an agile approach, the team is often asked to estimate the development effort for stories in the backlog.

Effective Team Communication Tips for Agile Professionals in 2020


Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines communication as “ a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behaviors. ”. Written communication is the process of writing, typing, or printing words, numbers, or symbols.

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Effective Team Communication Tips for Agile Professionals in 2020


Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines communication as “ a process by which information is exchanged between individuals through a common system of symbols, signs, or behaviors. ”. Written communication is the process of writing, typing, or printing words, numbers, or symbols.

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5 Agile Metrics to Improve Performance and Quality

Project Bliss

Agile has been a buzzword for many organizations in the last few years. And while many organizations are “adopting” an agile methodology, many are not fully embracing it. Effective implementation of agile requires a cultural shift. Read on to learn how to use agile metrics to improve your work processes. What Is Agile? Agile is a project methodology that focuses on collaboration, flexibility, and autonomy.

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Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks. In the presence of dependencies, you’re never going to achieve the level of Agility you desire—unless you do something about them. Theoretically, you could have two teams that meet most of the criteria of an Agile team.

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What does it take to launch agile software? Q&A with Jordan Husney, CEO and Founder of Parabol

Girl's Guide to PM

And why focus on improving agile retrospectives? Jordan, what’s happening with the Agile world at the moment? The agile market is growing in size and diversity for a number of reasons, and principle among them is the rise in popularity of the agile way of working itself.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part One.

Growing Agile

Much is said and written about the Agile Manifesto that if I were to write about it, I’m sure it wouldn’t be anything that hasn’t been said before. There is less material out there around the 12 agile principles that go along with the manifesto though, so I’d thought I’d put out there my own thoughts around these 12 sentences that help us understand how to apply the agile manifesto in our daily work. The post The 12 Agile Principles.

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4 Project Management Trends of 2020: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

Project Management web resources are awash with articles about 2020 project management trends. The fact that AI as a project management trend in 2020 is discussed so vividly doesn’t make it true. So, can you speak about artificial intelligence in project management if you still control all the related processes and make important decisions by yourself? This database should contain information about processes, actions, and outcomes typical for the company.

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Review Agile transformation

Henny Portman

In the book Agile transformation – Structures, processes and mindsets for the digital age , the author Neil Perkin shows how to transform an organization to a new type of business for a new age and to become fit for purpose for both the present and the future.

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Agile Outside, it’s a thing

Project Management Five

To summarize: with a good understanding, it’ll limit inefficient processes, keeps your costs lower, assist with resource management, and helps mature your team via a skills analysis. Using Agile outside the server room. Welcome to the Eleventh Issue of TSR.

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Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. In our Business Drivers of Agility webinar series hosted by LeadingAgile CEO, Mike Cottmeyer, Mike dives deep into six key business drivers to uncover how Agile can enable organizations to connect these drivers to better business outcomes.

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The Disciplined Agile Mindset

International Institute for Learning

By Scott Ambler | Vice President, Chief Scientist of Disciplined Agile at Project Management Institute. This post is a supplement to Scott’s upcoming keynote at IIL’s Agile & Scrum 2020 Online Conference ]. The DA tool kit shows you how to apply and evolve your way of working (WoW) in a context-sensitive manner with this people-first, learning-oriented hybrid agile approach. Figure 1: The Disciplined Agile Mindset. Whence the Agile Manifesto?

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PMI’s Pulse of the Profession 2020: Creating a Future-Oriented Project Management Culture


This gives companies the opportunity to recognize important trends early and to adapt strategies and processes in order to give the organization a decisive advantage in the market and to become a pioneer in project management. Organizations therefore rely on projects during the change process.

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7 Amazing Ways to Up Your Schedule Management Game in 2020


This management is very important for the project as the success of every task and process connected to the project has to be completed according to schedule, otherwise, the customer is not going to trust the company again for their business.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ahead of its January meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2020, based on the input of 750 experts and outlining the biggest risks faced by economies over the next 10 years [1]. The easy answer, although hard to implement well, is to make sure that we use a systematic and integrated process, based on all relevant inputs. 1] World Economic Forum, The Global Risks Report 2020, 15 th Edition. [2]

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The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


We combed through best-seller lists, spoke with veteran PMs, and read a ton to put together this list of the best project management books for upgrading your career in 2020. Project management is as much about people as it is about processes. It’s a deceptively simple process.

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Top 10 Freelance Project Management Software (2020)


Features like goals, projects, and tasks management, along with agile and scrum methodology, make Asana useful for all types of freelancers. Jira is an Agile freelance project management software tool for programmers. Being a freelancer is like running a one-person show.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Four.

Growing Agile

This is the fourth and final part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. Using methods relating to an agile way of work we can easily see that the backlog should be emergent, not fixed up front. The post The 12 Agile Principles.

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5 Must Know Facts Before Implementing Agile in 2020


Agile is all the rage, and for good reason. Yes, agile methodology can bring such good results that we’ll repeat ourselves three times.) This is prevalent enough that people can say the term agile is meaningless ! If you’re thinking about implementing agile in your workplace, there are five things you need to know first. Implementing agile in 2020 requires more than a vocabulary change. It is quite easy for an organization to appear agile.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Three.

Growing Agile

This is the third part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. “ Early in my agile career, when I was still a project manager with agile tendencies, I took over a project that was ‘60% done’ When I probed a little I found out that the 60% done meant that 60% of the budget had been spent, the project was far from done. “Agile processes promote sustainable development. The post The 12 Agile Principles.

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Can We Still be Agile?

Leading Answers

How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Yes, of course we can, and in many ways, now we need to be more agile than ever as we try new approaches, learn and adapt how we work. However, let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations. The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles do not mention co-location.

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