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2021 Online & On-Site Events for Project Managers

Epicflow Blog

2021 is going to be full of both online and offline events for project managers engaged in different areas of business: construction and engineering, IT, healthcare, and many others. Biggest Online Project Management Conferences in 2021. Webinars for Project Managers.

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Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role. What Does a Project Manager Do?

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Industrial Psychology for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Professor Tirado is a native New Yorker, and when he started out in this field he was one of 5 people in the world who married together managing initiatives through projects and industrial psychology. Project management is affecting how humans perform or adopt technology.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

This article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them. What is a Risk-Adjusted Backlog? Prioritizing based on business value is an example of the lean concept of 'Taking an Economic View of Decision Making.'

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5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

Refinement is simply the ongoing activity of having these conversations and thus an essential product management activity. This gives the Product Backlog a level of transparency that reduces the risk. 5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement. Scrum Teams do it all the time.

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Overview and Key Themes of IIL’s 2021 Agile & Scrum Online Conference

International Institute for Learning

IIL’s 6th annual Agile and Scrum Online Conference: Co-Create for Greater Value opens on June 3, 2021. Agile has become one of the hottest topics in the project management world, mainly due to its proven success in software projects and its ability to deliver quick and real value to customers.

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What Is Poka Yoke | How to Use It & Why Is It Important?


Mistakes are an inevitable part of production and management. Proofing and error analysis are important parts of end-stage management. No matter the industry or business, companies invest their capital to review and evaluate their deliverables, to avoid the risk of an error.

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6 Most Efficient Online Timer(s) to Track Your Billable Hours


Since the inception of lean Agile project management , the organizational paradigm has inclined, more or less, towards managing remote teams that can work from anywhere rather than office-based staff. Issue management. Project risks.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 2: SIPOC Workshop Strategies


This second session will cover SIPOC workshop strategies. Session number two, the SIPOC Workshop Strategies. Jeff Bongiovani: And then ultimately describe how to set SIPOC workshop goals and strategies. And I say, “You guys can leave, send in your manager.”

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects


Without proper preparation and knowledge of management, it is easy to fail before the eCommerce store can have its first customer. The problem that I’m talking about is associated with eCommerce business project management?—?which What exactly is eCommerce project management?

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The Complete Glossary of 614 Project Management Terms


Project management terminology can be complicated. It doesn’t matter whether you’re working towards your PMP certification or simply managing projects casually in your organization, knowing core project management terms always helps. All Project Management Terms.

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What Is PDCA Cycle And How To Use It In Project Management?


Similarly, adopting changes in management is a much-needed constant process. Perfecting a project requires a lot of hard work, timely management , and frequent evaluations. It is a project planning tool and is a key element of lean management.

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10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business


A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

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Remote Employee Onboarding – A How-To Guide (+ Checklist)


Especially when managing a remote employee onboarding process, this helps employees overcome the challenge of not being with their new colleagues in person. Email/calendars Collaboration systems (IM, project management tools etc.) Every new starter is different.

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6 Reason to choose Agile Project Management over Traditional Project Management


Project management has become an essential part of our fast-paced world. From small and medium to large scale, every business size depends on project management to successfully deliver their products and service. What is Traditional Project Management.

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Process Improvement Plan: Everything You Need to Know

ProProfs Project Management

It is accompanied by a documented strategy to overcome these bottlenecks for improvement. Check out the Best 17 Workflow Management Softwares To Improve the Process. Minimizing Risks. Integration of process improvement measures can reduce such risks significantly.

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How To Become a Successful SAFe Agile Coach?


SAFe is designed to give teams flexibility and help manage some of the challenges larger organizations have when practicing agile. These challenges make it difficult in: Managing inter-team dependencies to deliver an Increment. What is SAFe agile.

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Large-Scale B2B Telecom Projects: Managing Profitability from Order to Cash


Large-Scale B2B Telecom Projects: Managing Profitability from Order to Cash. And with the increasing volume, come higher stakes for managing and delivering them profitably. Opportunity Development: Managing Work Even Before the Project Work Begins.

Work 3.0: Enterprise Work Management Solutions Power Next-Generation Collaboration for the Post-Pandemic Enterprise


Enterprise Work Management Solutions Power Next-Generation Collaboration for the Post-Pandemic Enterprise. Beyond Project Management. The goal of project management is to guide projects from kickoff to completion through key milestones within a set timeframe. Project management.

Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 1: Overview of SIPOC and Systems


Jeff is currently the lead course developer for Edward’s Performance Solution and oversees the production and maintenance of courses on project management, systems engineering, software development, business process improvement, and cybersecurity. Risk owners.

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Role of the PMO: How It’s Currently Evolving

Planview Blog

Facilitator/management advisor : This most advanced PMO archetype focuses on portfolios, not projects. These professionals advise leaders about which projects to undertake based on strategic objectives, resource capacity, risk, and other factors.

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Can Scrum work for hard deadlines?

Scrum works well with deadlines because it’s based on empiricism, lean thinking, and an iterative approach to product delivery. Lean thinking means eliminating waste to focus only on the essentials, and iterative delivery involves delivering usable product frequently. . Lean Thinking.

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Webinar Recap: SIPOC Workshop Facilitation – Part 3: Workshop Facilitation and Questions


I have a tendency to believe that if you have one field of study or another field of study behind a certain theory, like project management theory or systems engineering theory, really what you’re doing is taking that attention and focusing it on certain values.

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Five Ways Enterprise Work and Project Management Solutions Transform Complexity to Profitability Post-Pandemic


Five Ways Enterprise Work and Project Management Solutions Transform Complexity to Profitability Post-Pandemic. Fortunately, as the world changed, sophisticated enterprise work and project management evolved with it. Flexible Work Management Aligned to How People Work Best Now.

Product Discovery Anti-Patterns Leading to Failure

And this is precisely the point: The Product Owner miraculously identifies what is the best way to proceed as a Scrum Team by managing the Product Backlog. Apparently, there is a difference in the inspect & adapt cadence when product strategy and Sprint Backlog are compared to each other.

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Webinar Recap: Transformative Leadership: How to Elevate your Impact with Less Effort and None of the Stress


Ravi is an executive career coach and long-time veteran of Microsoft, where he led product management and marketing teams for several global software products and services. I ran product management, planning and marketing teams.

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Plans are nothing; planning is everything

Professional Product Ownership is a high art and science; it employs overlapping approaches such as Jobs-To-Be-Done theory (made famous by Clayton Christensen, Tony Ulwick and Alexander Osterwalder) as well as ideas from Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Design and others.

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23 Product Owner Anti-Patterns from Job Ads: The Snitch, the Whip, the Bookkeeper, the Six Sigma Black Belt™

Usually, the organization’s people management department will create the job advertisement’s final text and post it to the chosen job sites. Sometimes, the people management department copies from other Product Owner job ads that they believe correctly reflect the organization’s requirements.

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Deciphering Goals

Risks, politics, personal agendas often subvert the original goal either by design or unwittingly, turning high impact outcomes into mediocre outputs. Figure 1 Product Management Onion with Goals and their Categories. Figure 2 One-to-Many Relationship from Strategy to Tactics.

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Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?


Satya is a management professional, speaker, coach, and author of six books, including, I Want To Be a PMP. That is Project Management Institute. Now, project management is a vast topic. You have Lean. And that way, your project management is effective.

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Webinar Recap: Want To Be A PMI-ACP? The Primary Steps to Take


Satya is a management professional, speaker, coach and author of six books, including the book I Want To Be An ACP. So, first thing it is coming from PMI, which is Project Management Institute, a body for project management related certification based in the US.

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Webinar Recap: Do You Know How to Recover a Project?


Like I said, I know this area very, very well, very passionate about it as a PMO director for many, many years and a PMO manager. And so when you think about, how do you tackle this, the first thing you’re going to look at is from a project management perspective.

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