Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

But knowing a methodology isn’t the pinnacle of achievement, as Kevin Longergan points out in this article. There are lots of applications for this in project management including: Identifying potential risks through natural language search Improving risk assessments Testing risk response Allocating resources and resource levelling Intelligent scheduling Automating mundane and repetitive tasks as Andy Crowe explains in this article Improving consistency in process and decision making.

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

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In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Leading Change (2012) is a comprehensive guide to his 8-step process for managing change. The Catalyst (2020) is so good! Books This article contains affiliate links

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Project Management Process & Phases

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In simple terms, the Project Management process is the art of managing all components of a project from starting to closure using a structured scientific methodology. Let’s learn about the whole process while discussing 5 project management steps of a project life cycle.

How The PMP Exam is Changing in 2020

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It’s widely known that the Project Management Professional (PMP)® exam is changing in July 2020, but what exactly is going to be different? It was going to change at the end of 2019 but now the date is 1 July 2020. Processes – this is where all the technical PM skills will sit.

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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. We don’t share this opinion, which is why soft skills cannot be named a 2020 trend.

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Project Budget Template for Excel

That process isn’t free. When you have downloaded and created your project budget template, there are all the fields necessary for you to get started on this pivotal project planning process. This post was updated September 16, 2020).

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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]. 1] World Economic Forum, The Global Risks Report 2020, 15 th Edition. [2]

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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

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In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. I use them for packing suitcases, writing articles, inducting new members of staff and meetings. You’ll probably have a similar list of things that you use to speed up your project management and support other aspects of the systems and processes you use. Project Management Skills Software This article contains affiliate links

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

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One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. Change control or change management is the process of managing unplanned but desired influences on the project. Managing scope starts and ends with a robust change management process.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

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Read my 5 Step Expert Guide to Choosing Collaboration Tools before you meet any vendors, and work through that process. Software This article contains affiliate links I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. I think people had a great time and the feedback was fantastic. I certainly got a bigger buzz out of presenting my own webinar than I was expecting!

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Summer Edition

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In his article, Adam Roseman suggests using a system of managing remote teams. In this article, Marcel Schwantes dwells upon the need for and ways of transforming companies into data-driven organizations as well as the role of leaders in this complex process.

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. 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 Process Peeves Project Management Project management terms Project performanceLike many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions.

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3 Ways to Get Microsoft Project Online

In this article, we’ll show you how to do that. and you’ve completed the import process. This post was updated September 15, 2020). You need to manage your projects online, so you’re considering the options, including all the Microsoft Project online options.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

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You will not revise and standardize your processes. They aren’t always up-to-date with the latest processes and practices. Build a Career This article contains affiliate links I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work.

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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

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Closing a project in PRINCE2 uses a variant of the Managing Stage Boundary process, as this closure activity happens at the end of the last stage. What Are the Objectives of the Closing a Project Process? How To PRINCE2 This article contains affiliate links

What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

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Worsley also excludes steering group members from ‘engagement’ saying that the governance process is enough for them. I will often not specifically ‘engage’ senior steering group members because they have already heard the information from me through our governance processes. Books Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links “I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M.

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How has project management changed?

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Robotic Process Automation is here to stay, along with AI, natural language processing, big data and all the other data-driven processes. And less on following rigid processes. This is a massive move towards project leadership instead of simply implementing processes. Build a Career Software This article contains affiliate links. We aren’t managing projects now in the same way that people managed projects years ago.

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How To Take Over An Existing Project [Free Checklist]

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If your work so far has uncovered things that concern you, then consider investing some time in a formal healthcheck process. Templates This article contains affiliate links Consider this. You’ve recently been asked to take over an existing project. Your handover hasn’t been that great. The previous project manager might have moved on to do something else and you’ve got the project as part of an internal reshuffle of resources. Or they might have left the company.

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In 2020, Marketers Must Keep Their Eyes on the Ball


In 2020, marketers may find themselves learning a thing or two from sports teams. In this article, Jen Dodos explains how marketers can get their houses in order, maximize what they have, and keep their eye on the ball for a successful year. A Winning Game Plan for 2020.

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How Organisations Can Set up New Project Leaders for Success

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The evaluation of the new leaders should dictate the subject matter and process of the training. The new leader assimilation process helps overcome problems occurring in all of these areas, as detailed in the next section. However, organisations should further customise this integration process and allow the leader to assimilate in an organic, more beneficial manner. Build a Career Software This article contains affiliate links

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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

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There won’t be any surprises as they’ve seen the process the whole way through. Stakeholder Engagement This article contains affiliate links Why is stakeholder management important to project success? Because we need people to get the project work done. However, stakeholder management is a very narrow way of looking at how we work with people on projects to achieve a common goal. A better question would be, “Why is stakeholder engagement important?”

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5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

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You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be better. Sharing round a link to one more ’10 ways to be more productive’ article just isn’t making change happen. Be Productive Stakeholders This article contains affiliate links

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10 Awesome Productivity Tools for Marketers in 2020

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Without adopting some smart ways to make processes faster, it is very difficult to keep your productivity up. . So, to make sure that you are making good use of technology to achieve your marketing-related goals, here’s a list of 10 amazing productivity tools of 2020.

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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

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This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. Scroll to the bottom to download this article as a handy PDF so you can keep it for reference as you create your proposal. Granted, if the budget you build in the proposal phase is carefully put together and everything goes according to plan, you will end up using that directly as your project budget, but for the purposes of this article, let’s just stick to the proposal phase.

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

Lindsey Marymont

When it comes time to change the way things have always been done, however, the fear of the change management process can cause the most important decision-makers — CIOs, CFOs, —to balk. Who will facilitate the process? Latest Articles. Skip to main content.

Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

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In this article, we’ll go through what they mean and what you can expect to do in one of those roles. However, in this article, we’re focusing on people who predominately manage projects.

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Winter Edition

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If the sales rate decreases, think over all the parties participating in this process. To understand the figures, there’s nothing better than talking to the heroes involved in the process of data production. This process should also involve taking into account all related facts and data related to the disparities and their further investigation. Written by Art Petty, this article proposes 8 tips for managers to become better decision-makers.

Get Your Projects Fit with The Lazy Project Manager

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The new book is a look at the reason, the value, the process and the opportunities to assess the ‘health’ of your projects in order to sleep easier at night, safe in the knowledge of inevitable project success (and I am using the word ‘inevitable’ with the common meaning of ‘more likely than before’ you understand). Project processes. Books This article contains affiliate links This interview was first published in 2014. I am not fit.

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How to Make an Ideal Kanban Workflow for Your Team

In this article we’ll show you how to set up a professional kanban workflow that will work wonders for your team. Managers can monitor the workflow in real time to understand their team’s productivity, and then optimize their work processes for future projects.

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Project Management Job Description

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In this article, we’ll look at the things that make up a typical project management job description, and then look at some specialist industries plus the role of a junior project manager. To oversee the software design, build and testing process according to our internal guidelines.

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Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the first of four in a series on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort. As such I am delighted to share these articles with you. In traditional industries, processes and data are standardized no matter who is doing the work.

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Planning for those project disasters that no one wants to think about

Kiron Bondale

Harvard Business Review published an article this week about how boards can prepare for unexpected calamities such as pandemics, natural disasters or cyber-attacks. The authors close the article by reminding us that building up organizational resilience is a long game.

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Ten Ways to Solve Dysfunctional Communication Processes


Communication is the life force of each and every project and business so it needs to be fully effective to enrich the process. A dysfunctional communication process will undermine what you are trying to achieve. This is a guest post by Michelle Gillam.

Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

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I’ve learned a lot during the research for this article! The Scrum Master is the person whose role is similar to that of project manager: someone who leads and manages the Scrum process. Scrum teams have awesome change management processes. These show the tasks and what stage they are in the process of getting done. Having not lived this process myself I can only assume that it’s actually similar to the discussions I have with my team.


A Project Manager’s Takeaways from the State of Resource Management 2020


The Resource Management Institute (RMI) just released its 6 th Annual State of Resource Management Report for 2020 and the new insights it provides will prove extremely valuable to project managers (PMs) who want to achieve improvements in their organizations. Resource management has long been a critical component of project management, yet many companies are still struggling to develop and implement effective RM processes. Process.

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Task Management for Teams: 15 Tips for Staying on Track

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In this article we’ll cover everything you need to know about task management and how to keep your team on track managing their tasks. Task management is the process of identifying, recording, doing and closing a task. For example, if you are adding a flow diagram for a process that needs to be created, Where it makes sense to do so, add files into your task management software so your colleagues have the information they need to complete the work.

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A guide to Remote Work in 2020


Managing remote workers is not hard as long as you have set a good remote working process in place. . For your organization to be effective when people work from home, you need to have a set of processes and rules to lay the groundwork on how people work and collaborate. Having process and rules is good, but it is not worth the paper it is written on (if you still use physical papers) if they are not enforced!

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project


In this article, I will cover the fundamentals of WBS with the definition, the key concepts which drive WBS development such as rolling wave planning and progressive elaboration, and best practices for using WBS in predictive (Waterfall) and adaptive (Agile) life cycles. Articles wbs.

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The Best Tools for Virtual Teams 2020


But they can completely hinder the process if you make the mistake of using the wrong tool. So as to avoid a “spork situation” for your company, this article will give you 20 great tools to choose from for your virtual team management. Virtual team tools are the key to creating a better virtual team. Though this doesn’t necessarily mean a one-size fits all solution. Because more often than not, you could be left with something that doesn’t actually do as advertised. Think spork.

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Top 9 IT Project Manager Interview Questions and Answers [2020]

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They test your knowledge of project management and software development process as one. I have an in-depth article about the software development life cycle. You can also read this article: Scrum and How to be Truthful About it. Second, Scrum is time-boxed in all its processes. Also, you have a process for escalating the problems to you to make the decisions. Next, an interviewer may ask you: It’s a creative process.

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