2023

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Implementing AI in your projects: how to start and improve

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you are like many project professionals, you have likely worked with artificial intelligence (AI) in some capacity. In our annual global survey , one in five (21 percent) respondents say they are using AI always or often in project management. Whether you’re already comfortable leveraging AI for projects, or you’re completely new to AI, one thing is certain: the rise of ChatGPT and other commercial generative AI has greatly accelerated AI’s workplace infiltration.

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53 Questions Developers Should Ask Innovators

TechEmpower - Project Management

At TechEmpower, we frequently talk to startup founders, CEOs, product leaders, and other innovators about their next big tech initiative. It’s part of our job to ask questions about their plans, challenge their assumptions, and suggest paths to success. The conversations are interesting and varied because they’re about new, exciting, different things.

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How can a Scrum Master avoid being seen as a Project Manager?

Scrum.org

Some organizations don’t understand the difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager. In those situations, Scrum Masters can find themselves being asked or even pressured to manage tasks, make decisions, or perform other duties inconsistent with the accountability of a Scrum Master. How can a Scrum Master serve the team and the organization without simply becoming a Project Manager by another name?

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10 Project Meetings to Guide Your Project Management Team

ProjectManager.com

Project meetings often feel as if they’re in the way of your work. If you’re not working from an agenda or you don’t manage those meetings, that can be true. But meetings are critical for project planning and team collaboration. That’s why there are so many project meetings and each has its own focus and importance. Let’s take a look at 10 different types of project management meetings and define them, and we’ll start with the definition of what a project meeting is.

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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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The Art of Mastering Project Surprises: Easy Strategies for Managing Unplanned Work

Traxidy

The Art of Mastering Project Surprises: Easy Strategies for Managing Unplanned Work By: Steve McBroom, Founder, Traxidy (Click to follow me on LinkedIn) In this post, we will review the importance of working through project issues and the associated unplanned project tasks, as they arise, and provide effective strategies to manage them. Effective project management involves monitoring progress closely and adjusting as needed to ensure the project meets its objectives.

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A Guide to 7 Successful Steps in Project Post-Mortem Analysis

NimbleWork

Have you ever come to the end of a project that and wondered what could have been done better? If the project was not successful, are you curious to learn what contributed to the poor result? A project post-mortem may help to answer some of these questions. What is a Post-Mortem in Project Management? A post-mortem in project management is a structured review or analysis conducted after the completion of a project.

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Uncovering the Role of Risk Owners in Agile Projects

Project Risk Coach

It's a simple question, "Who owns the risks in agile projects?" However, I find many people need help when I ask. In this article, let's uncover the role of risk owners and how to perform risk management in agile projects. What is a Risk Owner? A risk owner is an individual who is responsible for identifying and responding to potential risks that could affect the success of a project.

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13 Reasons to Choose Agile Project Management Methods

LiquidPlanner

Are you thinking about introducing agile processes to your project management methodology? You’ve a few case studies, you’ve perhaps even seen agile working effectively at other companies. But now it’s time to dive into the details and decide. Additionally, it may not be enough for you to know that agile methods are a logical addition to your toolset at work.

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LeadingAgile’s Top 10 Field Notes 2023

Leading Agile

As 2023 draws to an end, like most of you, we’ve been busy taking inventory of how it went. We had some wins, some losses, and a TON of opportunities to learn and grow. Now, we turn our attention to 2024. In preparation, we’ve been pouring over this year’s data and we were curious to know what 2023’s top performing Field Notes were.

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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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5 Powerful Benefits of Capacity Planning in Professional Services Organizations

PM Times

Finding it difficult to mitigate skill shortages in your professional service firms? Are you constantly struggling with frequent hiring/firing cycles? Is a pertinent mismatch of skills affecting most of your projects? If yes, then it’s high time for your organization to create an efficient resource capacity planning framework. It is key to bridging these […] The post 5 Powerful Benefits of Capacity Planning in Professional Services Organizations appeared first on Project Management A

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Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management: UVA Darden Course Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently I audited the Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management course from University of Virginia Darden Business School. It’s one of the most popular project management courses on Coursera. I’ve put together this Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management course review to answer all your questions so you can save time deciding whether it is right for you.

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An all-new Dashboard that’s all about you

Resource Guru

In the chaos of a busy working week, focus can be elusive. We’ve completely redesigned our Dashboard to give everyone a space where they can shut out the noise and turn their attention to the most important action items in their day. Let’s take a look at what’s changed. Slick, stylish, and irresistibly scrollable Let’s start with the obvious – our new Dashboard has an entirely new look and feel.

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Embracing Agile: A Developer's Journey from Tradition to Innovation

Scrum.org

Starting as a developer, my experiences were largely shaped by traditional project management practices. At companies like Merrill Lynch and a generator manufacturing firm, I found these methods to be rigid and often disconnected from the actual work we were doing. This disconnect led me to question and, ultimately, seek alternatives. My transition to Agile and DevOps wasn't immediate.

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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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Risk Mitigation in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Risk is something every leader knows well. No decision in any organization occurs without some potential for loss. We all need to become comfortable with some risks. We are never going to eliminate all risks. So our best course of action is to prepare a risk mitigation plan so that we can manage those risks that are the most dangerous to our organization effectively before they have the opportunity to negatively impact us.

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Maker vs. Manager: How To Schedule For Your Productivity Style

Trello

A schedule isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. A well-planned schedule could maximize productivity for one but become a source of stress for another. The fact is, a schedule is best laid out depending on your role and its demands. Different roles have different priorities and in some projects, you’re faced with a combination of roles — one that morphs from individual contributor one day to manager the next day (or Superman by night).

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10 Emerging Project Management Trends In 2024

The IIL Blog

By Elissa Farrow, Ph.D. and Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Introduction: Project management, is a dynamic field, continually evolving in response to changing business needs and technological advancements. Stepping into 2024, we believe that the project management trends will reflect a notable shift from traditional methodologies towards more dynamic, business-focused, and people-centric approaches.

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5 Tips for Making a Retrospective Meeting More Productive

NimbleWork

A retrospective meeting, often associated with agile methodologies like scrum and kanban , is a crucial opportunity for a team to reflect on their recent work and identify areas for improvement. Retrospectives should ideally be done at a regular cadence. However, what happens if your team does not find them engaging or useful. What if there is little interest in doing them?

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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 Write an Exception Report | Video

Online PM Courses

When things start to get out of control, good governance demands you make an Exception Report. Here's how to do it. The post How to Write an Exception Report | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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How Can AI Enhance Project Management?

GoSkills

These key AI applications and strategies lead to better productivity and project outcomes.

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How to Track Your Project Performance with GanttPRO: Overview Dashboard

GanttPRO Project Management

Following the previous release with the updated task settings, we are glad to present another one. From now on, in one place, you can track your project’s key indicators to […] The post How to Track Your Project Performance with GanttPRO: Overview Dashboard first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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6 Effective Ways to Mitigate Resource Risks in Project Management

PM Times

Do you face challenges securing specialized skills for your projects in advance? Is your organization experiencing frequent unplanned employee attrition? Are you finding it hard to identify suitable candidates for critical positions? If your answer is “yes” to the above questions, it’s high time to develop strategies to mitigate these resource-related risks.

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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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Google Project Management: Professional Certificate Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you ready to dive into my Google Project Management: Professional Certificate review? I’ve done a lot of project management training in my 20+ years as a project manager, and those courses helped me understand the skills, tools and techniques required to succeed leading projects. Luckily, many of those training programs have been paid for by my company over the years, or provided as internal courses.

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4 Common Misconceptions About Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

As a community, we have developed a handful of team-based Agile approaches over the years; some of which we would consider scaled. But here we are. More than 20 years past the signing of the Manifesto, and we still don’t have this whole thing nailed. Implementing Agile, especially in larger, more complex organizations, still seems to be a black art.

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The Illusion of #Velocity ?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Why Velocity Is a Useless Metric from a Management Perspective Typically, the obsession with velocity doesn’t originate from the team itself. It trickles down from management. Equipped with spreadsheets and performance dashboards, leaders often turn to easily quantifiable metrics like velocity to gauge progress. But what if this managerial focus on velocity is a fata morgana obscuring the path to true agility and value?

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Best Teamwork Quotes: 35 Motivational Quotes for Teams

ProjectManager.com

You can spend hours reading business books and browsing blogs about teamwork, but sometimes, teamwork quotes from history seem to say more than an entire book ever could. And since every team can use a little extra motivation once in a while, we set out to find the best teamwork quotes for you to share with your employees to get your team working at their best.

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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.