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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Girl's Guide to PM

If you aren’t using PRINCE, or if you want some general guidance as well about project closure documents and so on, read this next: How to close a project. A project has a start, a middle and an end, so closing a project is an important part of the project management lifecycle.

The Lazy Way to Deliver Better Presentations

The Lazy Project Manager

[link] BOOK TODAY – OFFER CLOSES SOON. Helping you to deliver better presentations: What makes a good Presentation and what doesn’t. The make up of your Audience. Managing Content and Time. Designing the best Format to get your message across. Planning for the possible Risks.

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Comparing Agile Methods: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not at all experienced in formal Agile project management, but I know it is something that I need to know more about. Today I’m partnering with Eylean to give you an overview of three agile methodologies: Scrum, Kanban and Scrumban.

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Product Planning Fundamentals: Develop a Product Plan in 6 Steps

Have you ever wondered what it takes to create a product so iconic that the whole world knows about it? Consider the Apple iPhone. How does a company go from making computers in a garage to commanding nearly 50 percent of the global smartphone market? It requires two things: vision and planning.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

It’s the end of your project, but has the moment been prepared for?

Kiron Bondale

I’m sure some of you have led projects where everything appeared to be going swimmingly right up to the finish line only to find that you had somehow stepped into the project equivalent of the Hotel California.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Two.

Growing Agile

This is the second part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. In this post we will focus on principles 4-6. “Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project.

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Do You Know How to Craft the Perfect Project Name?

Online PM Courses

Does your Project Name matter? The name we hear can color our perception of a project. But naming projects is tricky, so how can you get it right? The post Do You Know How to Craft the Perfect Project Name? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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MindGenius Templates for Every Project Management Need

Brad Egeland

I’ve been part of organizations that allowed project managers to use whatever tools necessary to manage their projects.

2020 108

Business Project Manager Responsibilities: You Need To Know About


Business Project Manager Responsibilities: A Brief Overview Find out the key business project manager responsibilities that an experienced pro must fulfill to ensure a successful project execution and delivery. “As As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Project Management Trends [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

There are trends in all industries and professions. Project management is no different: we see trends come and go, or stay with us and develop over time. Recently I’ve been reflecting on what the shifts are and where that is taking us as project managers.

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Management Basics: What is the Difference Between Efficiency and Effectiveness?


"Efficient work" and "effective results" are common terms in project management - but what is the meening behind them? When it comes to time management or productivity, project managers often talk about processes that need to run more efficiently in the future or, in the worst case, you hear them saying: "You work effectively but not efficiently" But what does this mean and is there even a difference between effectiveness and efficiency?

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How to Manage Virtual Teams: Best Practices


If you find yourself in the position of managing a virtual team , you’re far from alone. Statistics show that this kind of team structure is on the rise. And why not? With them, the benefits are enormous! The world is your oyster, allowing businesses to utilize the best talent from anywhere.

2020 78

Kanban 101

Brad Egeland

Do your project meetings start with questions like this: "So what are you working on right now?" What was it I should be doing next because I'm almost done with my current task?" "How How soon before 'x' happens?"

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

How to Become an IT Project Manager Without Experience

PM Basics

So, it’s time for you to become an IT project manager. But you don’t have a relevant degree, experience, or technical background…. Is it possible at all to become a project manager in an IT company like that? Yes, it is.

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What’s the Profile of a Good Project Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Ben Snyder, CEO of project management training and consultancy firm Systemation. In this article, Ben Snyder looks at the different skills/behaviors that lead someone in a project manager’s role to become successful.

2020 245

Toggl Hire’s Smart Test: A Revolution in Hiring


Hiring needs a revolution. Recruiting with resumes is a time-consuming, expensive , and unfair process for both employers and candidates.

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Returning to the (Electronic) Cottage

Leading Answers

This is not a post about rich people now able to visit their second homes after the lockdown—instead, a revisit of the concepts of decentralized work being the new way of undertaking projects.

2020 78

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

101 Series Starting this Week

Brad Egeland

I've decided we need to have a 101 type series published somewhere and here on my site and blog seems like a good place.

2020 111

Webinar Recap: Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Sam Huffman’s Microsoft Project Do’s, Don’ts, and Cool Customizations webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

2020 52

Book review: The Power of Slow

Girl's Guide to PM

Normally when I read books to review I take notes as I go. But I have read The Power of Slow a couple of times, and I don’t have any notes on it. I think I just got sucked in to the book, and read it fast, which was probably not the point.

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16 Best Agile Project Management Tools For Software Development Teams


Agile project management is more popular than ever. That’s because over 75 percent of organizations realize the value of agile methods for delivering projects. But, given the recent rise in remote work, managers are struggling to find agile project management tools that fit their needs.

2020 52

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Recruitment Realities in a Covid-19 World

Arras People

Last week (1st July) John Thorpe was invited to speak on PMO Flashmob’s weekly virtual networking session PMO Working From Home.

2020 209

Why Wistia Always Makes Time for Brainstorming | TeamGantt


See why brainstorms are part of good project planning and how Wistia defines project scope to simplify video production and get everyone aligned on the plan

2020 85

Three Features to Love about Project for the Web


Project for the Web was released at the end of 2019. Since that time, Microsoft has added new features to the application on a regular basis.

2020 56

Upgrade Your Workflow with these Best Todoist Integrations!


No matter the industry you’re working in, you probably know how hard it is to. Tools

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

The Joys and Challenges of Vanemapuhkus, the Estonian “Parental Vacation”


They call it a vacation. The Estonian term vanemapuhkus literally translates, word for word, into “parental vacation”. Any parent who’s been on this so-called vacation knows that it’s almost always anything but. I’d describe it as a parental bootcamp.

2020 52

Review Leading the transformation

Henny Portman

The book Leading the transformation – Applying agile and DevOps principles at scale written by Gary Gruver and Tommy Mouser gives a refreshing look how to start your agility transformation.

2020 56

An Audience with The Lazy Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

BOOK YOUR PLACE TODAY BEFORE IT IS TOO LATE [link]. Join Peter Taylor, for a 2 hour Webinar Extravaganza (with suitable breaks for remote attendance): Keynote: The Lazy Project Manager. Fun: Who wants to be a ‘Lazy PM’ Millionaire.

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