June, 2022

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Calming Project Management Anxiety

LiquidPlanner

Remember that hit from the ’80s, “Who Can It Be Now”? The vocalist seems racked with paranoia, wondering who could be knocking on his door. “Is it the man come to take me away?” ” And later in the song, “go away, don’t come around here no more.”

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15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you want to improve communication on your projects ? And yet make it easier to do at the same time? In this article I’ll share 15 tried-and-tested tips for effective project communications. Use a milestone tracker. The milestone tracker I use is a simple Excel spreadsheet.

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Program Manager vs. Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

ProjectManager.com

Project manager vs. program manager. The two roles often differ in their day-to-day tasks and the overarching approach to their role.

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PMBOK® Seventh Edition Principles and Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition in July 2021. This edition is a principles-based guide as opposed to the process-based guide of the Sixth Edition. In this article, let's look at each principle and why each one matters with respect to managing risks.

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How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.

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How current are your risks?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve often referenced Dr. David Hillson’s definition of risk as “ uncertainty that matters ” in my articles about project risk management. The last word in that short sentence is critical.

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Risk, but no plan

Musings on Project Management

In my experience, a lot of projects operate more or less on the edge of risk, with no real plan beyond common sense and a bit of past experience to muddle through if things go wrong.Problematic, as a process, but to paraphrase the late Donald Rumsfeld: You do the project with the resources and plan you have, not the resources or plan you wantYou may want a robust risk plan, but you may not have. Risk Management

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Project Quality Plan: The Easiest Guide (With Template)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The big risk as a project manager is that you hit all the project management success criteria: being on time and on budget, but what you deliver doesn’t meet the customer’s requirements.

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Software Development Estimation: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Software development estimation is an essential part of many projects. Even before the planning stage , it’s critical to create an accurate forecast of the project’s duration, costs and more. Despite its importance, software development estimation is often overlooked.

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How to Manage Project Uncertainty Better

Project Risk Coach

Do you want to be the Sherlock Holmes of project management? Let’s look at three ways to manage project uncertainty better. We find these aspects of uncertainty in the PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition – ambiguity, complexity, and volatility. Project managers walk into the unknown with each new project.

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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

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How are you allocating and returning contingency reserves?

Kiron Bondale

Most project managers will include some contingency reserves within their budget to offset the negative financial impacts of realized risks. Determining how much to put aside for a rainy day might be done from a top-down method such as using a flat percentage derived from past projects (e.g.

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What Is Project Resource Management? Ultimate Guide + Best Tools

The Digital Project Manager

If the future of project management is people management, then it stands to reason that any PM worth their salt should be an expert at mastering project resource management.

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10 Tips to Lead Successful Remote Retrospectives

nTask

Let’s face the reality, all the agile methodologies weren’t exactly created with distributed teams in mind.

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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W.

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Enhance Employee Wellness to Retain High-Performing Teams

Speaker: Eric Torigian - Managing Director, Advisory Services, CHRO Solutions

During this informative webinar, Eric Torigian, Managing Director at CHRO Solutions, will explore how organizations are emphasizing employee wellness, how that has helped workers attain a healthy "life balance", and how, as a result, this has contributed to corporate success.

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What Is Project Accounting? Principles, Methods & More

ProjectManager.com

To stick to your project budget, you have to track costs. Project accounting, as with general accounting, is a method by which project managers can manage project finances.

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Mixed methodologies: Agile and.

Musings on Project Management

There comes a point where more planning can not remove the remaining uncertainty, instead execution must be used to provide data and remove uncertainty. This quote comes from a nicely argued case -- from the agile blog 'leading answers' -- for mixing agile methods in rather traditional businesses, like the oil and gas exploration/production business If ever there was a business that. agile Teamwork Virtual teams

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Who makes the rules for your team?

Kiron Bondale

Playing a board game without all participants having a consistent understanding of the rules is a frustrating, time-wasting experience. The same is true when a team starts to work together for the first time.

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On Demand PM Webinars from OnePlan

Brad Egeland

On-Demand WebinarsON-DEMAND Agile Portfolio Lean Portfolio Management with Azure DevOps and OnePlan If you are planning and tracking work in a complex domain, like software and product development, best practices dictate using an empirical process and leveraging shorter feedback cycles.

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Unlocking Your Supply Chains True Potential in The Midst of Disruptions

Speaker: David Food - Head Of Supply Chain at Board International

In this webinar, Supply Chain Futurologist David Food will discuss how to manage risks and build customer loyalty in the midst of disruption. Don't miss out!

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From Servant Leadership to Shared Leadership

Mike Griffiths

This is part one in a series on leading agile teams from the Beyond Agile book. We will examine what leadership entails and how it applies to agile teams. Then discuss the transition from servant leadership to shared leadership.   EQ as a Foundation for Leadership.

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area. The horizontal bar of the “T” represents their broader skill set.

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Change Control Board: Roles, Responsibilities & Processes

ProjectManager.com

It’s a given that there will be changes to the project plan during the project execution phase. It’s impossible to factor in everything — from weather to supply chains to change requests — something is going to conspire against your schedule and budget.

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What is a Residual Risk & What is Secondary Risk? | Video

Online PM Courses

In this video, I answer the questions what is Residual Risk and what is a Secondary Risk? And also the term Inherent Risk, too. The post What is a Residual Risk & What is Secondary Risk? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management: What is.

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Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

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How To Use A Project Management Portfolio To Nab A New Job

The Digital Project Manager

A project management portfolio is a useful tool to expand on your resume and demonstrate your mad skills as a project manager. But, once you’ve created your portfolio, how do you use it to get the gig—whether that’s your next job, your next project, or that long overdue raise?

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Chaos to Calm with LiquidPlanner

Brad Egeland

LiquidPlanner , founded in 2007, established a methodology I have written about before. Just this month, they released the next generation of their product.

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The Shape of Projects

MPUG

Introduction. In this article, I’m referring to IT projects with the ‘shape’ of them being their visible form. Projects, IT projects in particular, come in many different shapes (i.e., plans).

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How to organize a notebook for work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Whether you are hybrid, home-based, or completely in the office, notebooks are a part of many people’s working life. But how do you organize notes in a notebook? A lot of it is personal preferences but there are also plenty of good practices for managing daily tasks in your work environment.

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.

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Records Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re managing a traditional, agile or hybrid project, they all have one thing in common: documentation. Depending on the methodology, project management requires a lot of paperwork, which is why records management is so important.

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Product Portfolio Management: What It Is and Why It Matters for Business Leaders

Epicflow Blog

For the growing companies, it’s crucially important to keep track of all their products and make sure they are in demand and meet customers’ needs.

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Self-Leadership: How to Become a HERO

Inloox

Content. What does Self-leadership mean? Become aware of yourself. Regulate yourself. Find your intrinsic motivation. Become a HERO. Karim Benzema is a phenomenon. Last May, the soccer star brought the possibly most coveted silverware, the UEFA Champions League trophy, to Madrid for the fifth time.