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).

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Top Project Management Conferences of 2020

So, save the date and mark your calendars, whether analog or digital: here are the top project management conferences of 2020. Change Management 2020 Conference. 2020 Project Management Symposium. The Power of Projects 2020. The Resource Planning Summit 2020.

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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?”.

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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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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project

The Best Gantt Chart Software of 2020

It also allows users to create templates that they can use to save time and standardize critical processes. When it’s time to analyze project processes, team members can export all data, including information saved in a Gantt chart, into a PDF or Excel file.

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What Is Scrumban? How It Differs from Scrum & Kanban

It’s a visual system for managing work as it goes through a production cycle or process. What scrumban does is take the prescriptive nature of scrum, which resides in an agile framework, and uses the process of improvement that is key to kanban.

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The Best Self-Help Books to Make 2020 Your Best Year Yet

But we do know that when it comes to business, leadership, personal productivity and work-life balance, a slew of seriously helpful self-help books has recently been published that can help you make 2020 your best year yet. In the process, he’s collected some actionable tips.

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Communication Management Techniques Every PM Should Know

Project communication is the process of identifying key information that will be shared with team members and stakeholders throughout a specific project. Include a review process: At which points will you send out communications?

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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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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs

Project Development: Everything You Need to Get Started

If project management is the house that you’re building, then a project development process is the blueprint your contractors need to get started on everything. This process is typically developed by the project managers attached to the project.

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Transparency improves customer satisfaction

Kiron Bondale

I have no issues with a delay resulting from a medical triage process. Agile Process Peeves agile project management customer satisfaction Stakeholder analysisThe link between transparency and trust is well known.

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Handling complexity requires psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

I wrote two weeks back about Complex Adaptive Systems (CAS) and the benefit of models such as Cynefin and the Theory of Constraints for being able to understand them. What I didn’t focus on in that article was how important the people element is when dealing with CAS.

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5 Agile Metrics to Improve Performance and Quality

Project Bliss

Read on to learn how to use agile metrics to improve your work processes. If you have no feedback from which to improve your processes, you cannot gain the benefits of agility. Watch out for increasing cycle times, which can indicate failing processes.

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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

How do you handle unresponsive key project stakeholders?

Kiron Bondale

Identifying critical dependencies, failure points in decision processes and stakeholder unresponsiveness issues from past projects can help us to be better prepared. It is a common challenge for anyone who has managed projects for a meaningful amount of time.

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4 Corporate LMS Software Trends in 2020

TrustRadius Project Management

As 2020 approaches, which trends should you focus on, and which ones are smoke and mirrors? We had Cornerstone, a 20-year incumbent in corporate learning management, lend us their Content team to help us pull back the curtains on 4 of the most important trends for 2020.

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Enhancing Productivity for Project Managers in the New Year


As a project manager, you’re there to make sure everyone is stable in the overall processes to complete goals. In the New Year, businesses are eager to dive into new tasks and goals.

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Project Management Trends for Agencies: What to Skip, What to Adopt


I’ll do a deep dive into the trends that will define project management in 2020 and beyond. Get the process to manufacture one widget right and you can usually scale it to produce 10,000 widgets. In 2020, I don’t need to remind you that silos are bad for business.

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Project Management Methodologies 101: The What, Why, How, & Types Explained

ProProfs Project Management

Creating a winning formula for efficiently implementing business processes. A methodology is a framework of processes, methods, and practices that project managers employ for the design, planning, implementation and achievement of their project objectives.

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4 Traits of the Successful Project Manager

Brad Egeland

The project manager needs to develop processes for finding truth and narrowing down inputs without getting overly frustrated.

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Does the PMO Really Need a DIrector

Brad Egeland

And I will say that sometimes the organizational chemistry and process flow doesn’t always allow for the utopia that I’m going to describe. It’s how the viability of the PM processes is maintained. Company policies, processes, planning, etc.

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Buyers Guide: How to Choose The Best Project Management Software

ProProfs Project Management

Before we dig into the process of selecting project management software that ranks #1, it is essential to know why and what do you need in a PM tool. Going for the trial period can be a time-consuming process and you’ll have other work at hand as an urgent requirement.

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The 9-Step Checklist for Kickass Project Kickoffs


The robustness of your processes, the transparency of your communication - it will all be tested at project kickoff. So how do you go about the project kickoff process? This is why it is crucial to bring in you, the project manager, into the sales process.

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What Are Key Project Activities In Project Management


Fundamental #2: Develop a work breakdown structure Creating a (WBS) Work Breakdown Structure is an important part of the project management process. This process demands team efforts and multiple perspectives for the given project. Conclusion Project management is a tricky process.

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Leveraging Agile Principles for Portfolio Management – Guiding Principle #2


And, as mentioned earlier, an agile portfolio management methodology can encompass traditional waterfall projects, which is helpful for deliverables that need a linear process or hybrid projects that use traditional and agile methods. In my last article, I talked about agile work methodologies and how they help organizations improve overall performance and deliver greater value both internally and externally.

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Project Leader vs. Project Manager: The 7 Essential Project Leadership Skills


On the other hand, as we said before, a project leader differentiates themselves by focusing on the people, processes, and work environment related to the overall project rather than the technical aspects of what’s being built, or one more narrow aspect of the process.

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Develop your project leadership skills in the new year

Susanne Madsen

Ask the team member if they feel that the delegation and escalation process between you is working and if they are getting the support and guidance from you that they need. ​A new year is upon us.

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How Do You Conduct Resource Planning as a Savvy PMO?


Once you figure out which processes and strategies work best, you can add more resources later. Having both internal and billable rates helps in estimating costs and streamlining the process when roles are assigned to a project.

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2020 Project Management (Part 4)

Girl's Guide to PM

When the process says do this, and you know it’s not going to work. The post 2020 Project Management (Part 4) appeared first on Girl's Guide to Project Management. Watch Part 1 here. Watch Part 2 here. Watch Part 3 here. Transcript.

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How Important is Security on our Tech Projects

Brad Egeland

And if risk planning is part of the project process and timeline, too often security is given almost no attention at all. This question begs to be answered. Especially in the wake of the recent breaches in digital security across just about every government agency.

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5 Cybersecurity Tools and Services to Consider

Brad Egeland

Varonis specializes in unstructured data -- file and email systems that store valuable spreadsheets, word processing documents, presentations, audio and video files, emails, and text. My background is primarily information technology and project management.

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4 Steps to the Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

Put good processes, practices, and templates in place. With repeatable processes and templates in place, your organization then has the tools for success and is not leaving each project’s success up to chance or luck.

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Automation for Boosting Digital Marketing: Tips and Tricks

Brad Egeland

You don’t have to manually synchronize data across multiple platforms and can instead use PieSync to automate this process. The process starts with eliminating tasks that are repetitive and time consuming by immediately automating them using scripts and other tools.

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Top Project Management Conferences in 2020

Epicflow Blog

Willing to attend a project management conference in 2020? 2020 Project Management Conferences in Austria. Project Management Conferences in Australia 2020. 2020 Project Management Conferences in Canada. 2020 Project Management Conferences in France.

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7 Proven Ways Lean Six Sigma Methodology Can Speed Up Your Business Growth


Lean Six Sigma is a methodology used to minimize defects and errors and improve the process. One of the worst things about defective processes is that they cost you money. With zero tolerance for faulty processes and products, Six Sigma drastically reduces the number of defects to 3.4

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Stop, Drop and Roll: Ways to Prevent and Cure Employee Burnout


In addition, if there is a lack of clear-cut processes and procedures, then everyone may be trying to solve the same problems in different ways, which can lead to confusion and wasted time and energy.

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Simplifying Project Human Resource Management – A 101 for Managers

ProProfs Project Management

Project Human Resource Management is the process of managing every human resource or person or stakeholders related to any ongoing project and ensuring that the person works properly until the project delivery. . Let’s take a closer and deeper look at each of these processes.

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5 Things to Ask a Prospective Client

Brad Egeland

So, I’ve changed my process. The end users of either the current process that you’re going to be working on or the end users of the potential new process you’ll be implementing need to be included – probably both if they are different groups.

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