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Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate

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Recently I spoke with Lela Machaidze on Clubhouse about future trends in project management. Here are the notes from that discussion. Lela: For the last decade, there have been a lot of changes in the PM profession. The trend that is here to stay is remote work and digital teams.

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9 Types of Artifacts in Project Management

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In this article we’ll look at the types of artifacts in project management, typical documents for each type. There’s also a checklist of project artifacts by phase at the end, which you can use as an aide-memoire for creating your own documentation. What is an artifact?

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Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) Estimate and How to Calculate It (with example)

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What is a ROM estimate used for? A rough order of magnitude estimate is used to give you a very high level view of potential project costs.

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Good Project Manager vs Bad Project Manager

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What makes a bad project manager? And how can you be a good project manager? In this extract from their new book, Jahn Karsybaev and Fred Obiero share the characteristics and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful project leaders. — Leadership. Fred Obiero.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Project Management in Healthcare

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What’s it like being a project manager in healthcare? I worked in the healthcare sector in the UK for 12 years.

Project Resource Management: The Ultimate Guide on How to Master It

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Resources are the largest contributor to successful project delivery , and project managers spend significant time planning and managing their activities. Both resource and project managers work in tandem to develop resourcing strategies for projects.

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The 12 Principles of Project Management

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PMBOK 7 is the short name given to The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition , which are bundled together.

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How To Manage Constantly Changing Requirements

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This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed two chapters. Are your project requirements constantly changing? Are you expected to get something done without really knowing what it is that you are supposed to be doing?

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The 3 Types Of Employee Engagement You Should Know

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This is a guest post by Matt Diggity. Wouldn’t it be great if project team members were engaged with their work, leapt at the opportunity to hit their milestones and proactively progressed their tasks without you having to chase them?

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

Women in Project Management: Rachel Mata

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Today I’m interviewing Rachel Mata , Lead Project Manager at Edu-tech company Instructor Brandon. She currently lives in Bogotá, Columbia and I was excited to learn more about her career and life in South America. Rachel, how did you get into project management? It came to me from nowhere.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

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What is the future of project management? Let’s look ahead and see what the next 10 years will bring for project management software, jobs, and the role itself. Does Project Management Have a Future?

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9 Essential Project Management Competencies

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Project Management Rebels is a teaching-led group mentoring programme. It’s a library of curated resources with something new added each month. There are dozens of training videos at your fingertips from Day 1. It is open for enrolment through 16 April. Join today !

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The Definitive Guide to Project Success Criteria

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I get asked about project success criteria a lot – in fact, it’s one of the most searched terms on this site. So I thought it was about time that I pooled all my resources into one definitive guide to project success criteria. Let’s start with a definition of project success criteria.

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

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Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years? What astounds me is that it’s in my lifetime: in my working career, actually.

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15 Awesome Tools I Use To Manage My Projects

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Project management software tools are essential to manage projects efficiently. But they aren’t the answer to everything. In this article I’ll share my top 15 project management tools that I use for managing multiple projects. Most of what I use isn’t software-driven.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

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Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. What is scope creep?

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3 Performance Domains in Project Management

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A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition represents a major shift in the way ‘how to do project management’ is presented by PMI. Instead of the Knowledge Areas , we have the whole body of project management split up into 3 performance domains.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

The 2021 Project Management Report

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We surveyed 220 project managers to better understand what it’s like to work in project delivery. In this original research, we share some brand new project management statistics.

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The Best PMP Exam Simulators for 2021

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Here’s the TL;DR: the best PMP exam simulator is the PM Exam Simulator from the team at the Project Management PrepCast. I have used it and can vouch for it, and that’s what I’d buy if I were you.

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Office Timeline Review: The Pro Timeline Maker [2020]

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Do you need a timeline maker for project communications or to create executive briefings? In this review of Office Timeline Pro, I’ll share the pros and cons of the PowerPoint plugin. Summary. Product: Office Timeline. Pricing: A one-year licence for the Pro version costs $99.

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Project Management Collaboration Tools FAQ

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I ran a subscriber-only webinar a while back about trends in project management collaboration tools and the barriers to adopting new technology in a project environment. I think people had a great time and the feedback was fantastic.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Keeping up to date: the value of training

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Project Management Rebels is a teaching-led group mentoring programme. It’s a library of curated resources with something new added each month. There are dozens of training videos at your fingertips from Day 1. It is open for enrolment through 16 April. Join today !

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Overcoming bias in project management

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This is a guest post by Roland Hoffmann. Are you biased as a project manager? You might be surprised! In this article we’ll talk about the different types of bias in project management. Roland Hoffman. A project manager is the linchpin of a successful project.

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Parabol: Improve your retrospectives

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Are you looking for a tool to run retrospective meetings? In this Parabol review, I’ll share the pros and cons of the popular tool – it could be the right product for your agile team. Summary. Product: Parabol. Cost and plans: Free plan for up to 2 teams. Hosting model: Cloud and on-premise.

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How To Manage Multiple Projects At The Same Time

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A reader got in touch to ask me how I manage my personal project To Do list. “I I assume you have multiple projects running at the same time,” she said. “I I struggle with how to manage my project-related tasks, beyond dealing with the crisis of the day.”.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

Project Management Trends [2020]

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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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How to earn PDUs fast in 2020

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Is your re-certification cycle coming to an end for your PMI certificate? Do you need to quickly get your PDU total up to the minimum so you can stay certified? You’re in the right place! Read on for tips for how to earn PDUs fast.

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10 Career-Limiting Mistakes To Avoid

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I write a lot about how to be better at your job, how to excel at interview , how to improve your skills and so on, and I interview a lot of experts who talk about those kinds of things. Today I want to talk about the opposite: what you should avoid doing at work.

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Using Video for Communications [Project Case Study]

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I like doing the communication bits of projects, and when I worked on a large software rollout there was plenty of opportunity to create buy in and engagement through communication.

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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

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This is a guest post from Charlie Davidson. Charlie Davidson. 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.

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How to Deal with Challenging Situations Involving Stakeholders

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This is a guest article by Christine Unterhitzenberger. Most project managers will have experienced a situation where they have found a stakeholder to be really difficult. This often causes stress and it’s challenging for project managers to find ways to deal with it.

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

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Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organisation.

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What To Do When Your Team Doesn’t Believe The Project Schedule

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This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed this chapter (and another one) to the book. This one is about ensuring everyone buys into the project schedule. The One-Man Plan: A Story. Hans had spent a lot of time working on his project schedule.

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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?