June, 2023

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9 Realistic Ways to Up Your Project Budget Management Skills

Function Point

Having strong project budget management skills is crucial to the success of any agency. Subsequently, it’s something that keeps a lot of project managers up at night. Whether you’re a new project coordinator first flexing your project budget muscles or a seasoned project management professional looking to further hone your talents, these easy tips can help you improve your project budget methods.

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5 Project Management Trends You Should Know in 2023

LiquidPlanner

If there’s one thing that my career as a project manager has taught me, it’s that while the fundamentals of delivering a good project don’t change much, the environment in which we have to do the delivery is constantly changing. I don’t think I could have predicted how different the technological landscape would look to what I started out using. Equally, the economic and political landscapes that also shape the context of our work are hugely different to what life was like 20 years ago.

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How Project Managers Can Stay Relevant in the Agile World

The IIL Blog

By Monika Muddamshetty Agile emphasises that self-organizing teams have a greater chance of success. Self-organizing teams collaborate and communicate as a group to drive work forward and decide what to focus on next. Some frameworks discuss how roles like product owner, product manager, and scrum master contribute to making that happen by ensuring the cross-functional team is aligned with the product/project vision and team members work cooperatively to advance in the right direction.

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How to Hire Remote Full Stack Developers For Startup Projects?

Proofhub

Hire Remote Full Stack Developers For Startups, especially when they are starting out, it is exceptionally hard to hire developers. They are already short on employees and budget and technically in no position to compete with established companies in the market. Hiring developers get more difficult when they actually start their hiring process as developers prefer to pursue established organizations for their career.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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How To Avoid Out of Scope When Managing Your Projects

ActiveCollab

Staying within the defined scope of your project helps you deliver on the deliverables you agreed upon within a reasonable timeframe. However, out-of-scope happens to be one of the biggest challenges project managers face during project management. Since no project is immune to out-of-scope, you need to identify the causes and what to do to prevent your project from going out of scope.

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10 Effective Strategies to Save Time and Boost Productivity

Project Risk Coach

THIS ARTICLE CONTAINS AFFILIATE LINKS. WE MAY EARN A COMMISSION IF YOU CLICK A LINK AND MAKE A PURCHASE. IT DOES NOT COST YOU EXTRA. THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT! In today's fast-paced projects, time is a valuable resource. We often find ourselves struggling to accomplish everything on our to-do lists, leading to stress and burnout. However, by adopting efficient strategies, we can optimize our time and increase productivity.

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Educational Insights: Building Leadership Skills in Aspiring Project Managers

Tactical Project Management

For organizations to succeed in today's fast-paced, competitive business environment, effective project management is crucial. Leadership is a crucial aspect of every manager’s professional capacity and potential. Aspiring project managers must possess outstanding leadership skills in addition to excellent technical abilities. In addition to managing tasks and resources, a project manager's duties also include inspiring and leading a team to accomplish project objectives.

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Proof of Concept: Definition, Importance, and Examples

Wrike

With any business venture, you need to create a compelling case for your product or service to solve a particular problem. Before you can persuade the customers to pay, there needs to be concrete evidence that you can offer the solution. A proof of concept (POC) provides just that: evidence that your ideas can come to fruition and work in a practical sense.

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Learnquest Scrum Master: Course Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you considering the LearnQuest Scrum Master Certification ? I’ve done a lot of project management training in my 20+ years as a project manager. Continuous development is so important, and learning new skills helps you stay current in the job market. However, I’m not and never have been, an agile expert. I’ve worked with Scrum teams and Agile development teams, I used Kanban during lockdown to help plan our days and the homeschooling, but I can’t say that I’m experienced in Agile ways.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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What Are Construction Submittals and Why Are They So Important?

ProjectManager.com

Planning for construction projects isn’t enough. It’s essential to verify that the right products were included in the installation. These construction submittals primarily involve architects and engineers who oversee that process. Construction submittals are an integral part of construction project management. We’ll define the term and explain its importance.

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The GPM P5 Standard Makes International Development Projects Sustainable

Green Project Management

International development projects (ID) aim to improve people’s lives in developing countries. However, these projects often need more resources, complex stakeholder networks, and high levels of uncertainty. Effective project management is critical to overcoming these obstacles, and the P5 standard can be a valuable tool for organizations managing international development projects.

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Unraveling the Causes of Troubled Projects: A Closer Look

Project Risk Coach

In the world of project management, troubled projects can be a source of frustration, stress, and disappointment for both teams and stakeholders. These projects often fail to meet their objectives, experience delays, exceed budgets, or even result in complete failure. While every project is unique, there are common underlying causes that contribute to their troubled state.

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Escape the Rinse and Repeat Cycle with 5 Sprint Retrospective Ideas

Scrum.org

Retrospectives are a crucial component of the Scrum framework, providing teams with a dedicated space to reflect on their performance and identify opportunities for growth. However, the effectiveness of Retrospectives heavily relies on the team’s ability to keep them fresh, engaging, and tailored to the team's needs. Unfortunately, some Scrum Masters fall into the trap of using the same Retrospective agenda repeatedly, stifling the team's creativity and hindering their ability to generate innova

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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How to inspire your team like the best leaders do

Planio

The best leaders do more than just plan projects and assign tasks - they inspire their team to do great work by taking the time to build trust and show respect. Unfortunately, being “inspirational” isn’t as clear cut as other project management skills. It’s all too easy to come across as insincere, or worse, like you’re trying to manipulate or persuade your team into doing things they don’t want to (such as working long hours and hitting burnout ).

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Project management degrees: Do you need one and what you can do with it

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you wondering whether it’s worth getting a degree in project management? Or what you can do with a project management degree for a job once you finish your bachelor’s or master’s studies? This article is for you! You’ll learn: What job titles to look for once you graduate What industries you can work in What you can expect to earn How to transition from another industry via a degree Lots more!

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Project Monitoring and Control: Tools & Steps

ProjectManager.com

Projects are divided into phases to make them more manageable. All are important, especially project monitoring. Project monitoring and control is how a project manager ensures the plan they’re implementing with the project team goes off without a hitch. Project controlling involves a lot of steps to thoroughly monitor the project schedule, resources and costs.

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16 Top Recruitment Skills That All Great Recruiters Have

Teamweek

For any company to grow and succeed, you need someone on board with top-notch recruitment skills. But what does that mean, exactly? We’ll explore the core recruiting skills that make up this skillset, so you’re equipped to pick not only a good recruiter but a great one. TL;DR — Key Takeaways What does a recruiter do ? They’re responsible for sourcing and screening talent matching a company’s growth needs.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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PMBOK7 Principles, Performance Domains, and Artifacts: How Do They Work Together?

MPUG

Over a decade and a half ago my father and mother visited me in a different city, nearly a thousand miles away from home. Being very young, with few years of work experience, I was struggling to cope with the work pressure, compounded by no family or family friends in a new city with a totally different culture, language, food, and even clothing. My father was very concerned and tried to help in as many ways as he could.

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Useless Agile Metrics

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Useless Agile Metrics Ideally, a metric is a leading indicator for a pattern change, allowing your Scrum team to analyze the cause in time and take countermeasures. However, what if you picked the wrong metrics? What if these useless agile metrics lead you in the wrong direction while providing you with the illusion that you know where your team is heading?

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Everyday Agile Practices

The IIL Blog

By Alan Zucker Agile seems like a mystery to many. It has an unfamiliar vocabulary and practices. To outsiders, it feels like an exclusive club. However, when we step back and inspect agile, we see that it follows common, recognizable patterns from our daily lives. Imagine it is Thursday evening. Your family is planning the upcoming weekend. There is a fixed amount of time and many things to do.

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5 Day Productivity Challenge

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently we sent out a 5-day productivity challenge to our newsletter subscribers, and it was very well received. People wrote to us asking us to send them the days they missed or to send them on to their colleagues. We decided to round them all up in an article so that everyone can access them on their own time. Want to make sure you receive future challenges?

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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Best Gantt Chart Software of 2023

ProjectManager.com

Most project managers can’t imagine running a project without Gantt charts. This tool has been in the project management toolbox for so long that it predates computers. But once it joined the digital revolution, it became that much more powerful. We’re looking at the best Gantt chart software out there so you can make an informed decision when in the market to purchase one.

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Building a Career in IT Project Management – with Andreanna Marshall

Online PM Courses

Let's talk about building an IT Project Management career, and Scrum, with Scrum Master, Andreanna Marshall. The post Building a Career in IT Project Management – with Andreanna Marshall appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Strategic Goal Setting: Enhancing Project Management through OKRs

Binfire

Project management encompasses several moving parts that involve different teams or people. The only way to successfully complete tasks and meets deadlines is to ensure organization and coordination. The OKRs just do that. OKRs empower your team with a goal-setting framework to help you identify immediate objectives and define how to achieve them. This framework lets you align your team and stakeholders through transparency while boosting productivity and engagement.

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Scrum: The Goldilocks Agile Framework

Scrum.org

In the agile world, Scrum stands out as a Goldilocks framework. Scrum strikes a delicate balance, providing enough structure to guide teams without stifling their creativity and adaptability. Unlike traditional project management methodologies with rigid processes and exhaustive documentation, Scrum empowers teams to find what works best in their unique environments.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.