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Project Management and Artificial Intelligence: Bring It On!

The IIL Blog

By Alan Zucker November 8, 2023 Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform project management. Gartner estimated that AI may replace 80% of project management activities by 2030. A recent article in Harvard Business Review described “How AI Will Transform Project Management”. I say, “Bring it on!” I look forward to the opportunity. AI is powerful, potentially disruptive, and will change what project managers do and how they work.

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Top 12 Agile Tools and Methods to Use in Predictive Project Management

Online PM Courses

Agile has changed Project Management. I offer you the wealth of agile tools and methods that we can bring to bear on any predictive project. The post Top 12 Agile Tools and Methods to Use in Predictive Project Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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What Is a Decision Matrix? (Example & Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Projects can be viewed as a series of decisions. From planning to execution, project managers and their teams are constantly choosing between one option and another or even many different options. Using a decision matrix can help them better evaluate their choices and prioritize work. Learn what a decision matrix is and when you should use it. We’ll even link to a free decision matrix template for Excel that you can use when next trying to figure out the best course of action.

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The Ultimate Showdown: Product Manager vs. Project Manager

nTask

Get ready to witness the epic clash between Product Manager and Project Manager – the titans of business and tech! In one corner, we have visionary product managers, armed with boundless creativity and market expertise. Their mission is to captivate customers with innovative products and shape the future.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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“Scrum is Dead” and other Scrum Myths

Scrum.org

When we uncover the truth, we arm ourselves with valuable insights, and that's truly empowering. It brings clarity and the ability to make informed choices, breaking free from the confines of misinformation. So, remember, 'the truth shall set you free' isn't just a saying—it's a reminder that seeking and embracing the truth gives us the power to navigate our work life with purpose.

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5 Ways to Efficiently Manage Tasks with Work Management Software

NimbleWork

Too many sticky notes, lists and emails with things to do? Work management software is the answer! Without a centralized work management tool, we see teams struggle with miscommunication. Tasks can be misunderstood or lost amongst the many messages we are all fielding every day. Tracking progress is a huge manual effort, leading to missed deadlines and duplicated work when team members are not aligned.

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Don’t Blame Agile for Bad Agile

Project Management Essentials

An agile backlash is underway. Some organizations have declared victory, fired their agile staff, and moved on. Others are agile in name only or are “doing” agile but have not fundamentally changed the way they work. We should not blame Agile for bad Agile. The problem is not with the values, principles, and practices. Instead, it is with organizations and their approach to agility.

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How to create a project implementation plan

Planio

If you work in project management, your job isn’t done until your users are happy — but that isn’t always the case. Data from the Harvard Business Review shows that a meager 35% of projects worldwide are deemed successful by the people who build and use them. As every project manager knows, it’s almost impossible to get from A to B on a project without something going wrong.

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The Automattic Creed: Long Range Thinking That’s Agile

The Strategic Project Manager

This post discusses the ‘creed’ for a software technology company, Automaticc. It goes deep with line by line thoughts on the creed, as well as detailed discussion of implications for strategy and project management. This is full of ideas for action for the strategic PM. The Automattic Creed I bumped across this today, and thought I would share it.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Cost Performance Index (CPI) In Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Projects cost money. Everyone knows that. But what’s harder to discern is if the project is worth the investment. The last thing stakeholders want is to discover the project isn’t financially effective. That’s where the cost performance index comes in. We’ll discuss what the cost performance index does and how it does it below. We’ll share the formula for calculating the cost performance index in project management and even provide an example to better illustrate how it works.

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How to select people for agile teams

Scrum.org

Many organizations are striving to become more adaptive a means not just to survive, but to thrive. The success of an adaptive organization hinges significantly on the capabilities of its people, which often raises the question of how to select people for agile teams. Those who excel in an adaptive environment exhibit three key characteristics. To begin with, they welcome uncertainty while maintaining their focus.

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Artificial Intelligence in Portfolio Management: Shaping the Future of Strategy

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Elissa Farrow November 8, 2023 In the ever-evolving landscape of portfolio management, organisations can now leverage advanced technologies to not only improve traditional practices but to also unlock new dimensions of efficiency and effectiveness. Portfolio management extends beyond the realms of definition and delivery; it now encompasses the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to refine prioritisation, long-term forecasting, and strategic management.

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Top 23 Recruiting Metrics to Track (+ FREE TEMPLATE)

Teamweek

How many recruiting metrics are there, and which one should you track? That’s similar to asking, “How long is a piece of string?” While a piece of string can be any length, great hiring managers and recruitment teams should aim to track as many recruiting metrics as they can. The reason is twofold: By accurately measuring the impact of your hiring efforts, you can find out what you can improve across the recruitment funnel.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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IT Incident Management: How to Manage IT Incidents

ProjectManager.com

An incident is when something happens that isn’t expected and usually has a negative impact on what you’re doing. When working in information technology (IT), an incident can shut down a network or server and stop work, which is why IT incident management is so important. Before we go into the process of IT incident management, let’s first understand what the term IT incident means and how IT incident management is defined.

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Scrum Is Not the Point

Scrum.org

When I work with customers, the ones who have the biggest troubles are the ones who are obsessed with ”doing scrum right”. I get that Type A personality desire to do something correctly and follow the rules but the problem is that they end up focusing on the wrong thing. Scrum is not the point. Let me clarify. If I’m working with a company on their agile transformation or their implementation of Scrum or doing a Scrum training for their team, they’re not wrong in thinking that Scrum is important

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Episode 188 – Unlocking the Strengths of Dyslexic Individuals on Project Teams

Velociteach

The podcast by project managers for project managers. In this episode we dive deep into the world of dyslexia and how it impacts a team’s productivity and success. Carlene Szostak and Madeline Szostak Hoge discuss the challenges dyslexic employees face and how to harness the unrealized potential of a diverse workforce. Table of Contents 03:10 … Defining Dyslexia 03:59 … Dyslexia and Dysgraphia 04:54 … Indicators of Dyslexia 06:20 … Carlene’s Motivation 10:06 … The Impact of Dyslexia in the

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Responsibilities and Best Practices of SaaS Product Manager

Proofhub

In today’s tech-driven world, Software as a Service (SaaS) is revolutionizing businesses across the globe. Companies are turning to SaaS to simplify operations, gain a competitive edge, and speed up their time to market. Statista predicts the SaaS market to soar to $197 billion in 2023, with expectations of hitting $232 billion in 2024. These figures demonstrate the vast potential of the SaaS market and the lucrative opportunities it offers for businesses.

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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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Why and How to Earn Your PMP Credential By Mike Griffiths

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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The Illusion of Velocity

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Illusion of Velocity In this article, I explore the pitfalls of ‘The Illusion of Velocity’ in agile contexts, peeling back the layers of traditional metrics as leadership tools. Moreover, I point to the advantages gained from leadership engaging directly with teams. Understand why servant leadership and practices like the Gemba Walks are crucial for coping with complex, adaptive environments toward actual progress.

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What Construction Project Managers Should Know about Change Management

PM Times

A conference talk on the challenges faced by project managers of the 21st century lists several factors experienced across industries: scope management, information technology, team dynamics, customers’ satisfaction, lean management, communication, innovation, and quality. The construction industry in particular is prone to change. Part of this is due to the nature of its workforce. […] The post What Construction Project Managers Should Know about Change Management appeared first on

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How to Beat the Market: Is It Possible? 

Productivity Land

Introduction The financial markets have always been a realm of intrigue for investors seeking to outsmart the competition and achieve impressive returns. While many approaches and strategies exist, a new contender has emerged in recent years. In this article, we will explore whether it is indeed possible to beat the market and the potential role of platforms in this endeavor.

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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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The Growth in Importance of Project Value By Dr. Harold Kerzner

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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Sprint Goal Setting: The Compass for Your Scrum Journey

Scrum.org

At the outset, Sprint planning might seem straightforward, but it's a tad more intricate than one might initially understand. It's not just about what you aim to achieve in the coming Sprint, but also how this goal ties into the broader picture – the product vision and the customer's desires. Peeling back the layers, it becomes clear that setting a Sprint goal isn't a simple tick-box exercise.

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The Ultimate Guide to Agile Methodology – Everything to Know and Tips

nTask

Agile is like that friend who insists on taking the scenic route but ensures you soak in every detail along the way. It’s all about taking a large project and slicing it into bite-sized pieces, making the journey of development an iterative and enjoyable adventure.

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Recharge to Reach the Finish Line: A Leader’s End-of-Year Strategy

The IIL Blog

By Brandon Fargis November 8, 2023 Every fall, a drive through the Blue Ridge Parkway is a tradition that never fails to ground me. The sight of leaves turning to a tapestry of red and gold is a yearly ritual that brings perspective and a sense of renewal — a necessary pause for any leader amidst the bustle of business life. As a lifelong North Carolinian, I find that embracing our state’s seasonal shift is a powerful reminder of change’s constant and steadfast rhythm.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.