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4 Reasons Project Management Skills Should be a Priority in Early Education

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This is a guest article by Brantlee Underhill, Managing Director, PMI, North America. The pandemic of 2020 and beyond has revealed a plethora of urgent needs across various aspects of society.

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Business Analyst vs Project Manager: The Differences To Know

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What does a business analyst do on a project, and how is that different to the role of the project manager? The headline is that the two roles serve different purposes but a lot of the skills used are similar across both positions.

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The 5 Skills You Need For Managing Complex Projects

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Sometimes projects can seem a bit overwhelming. I know – I’ve cried with frustration after a meeting where totally the wrong people put together an unachievable plan. Complexity adds to the overwhelm.

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The 5-Step Expert Guide To Choosing Project Management Software

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Since my book Collaboration Tools for Project Managers came out, one of the things I’m asked frequently is ‘how do I choose the right collaboration tool for my team?’.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Change Management in Agile – Seeking Expert Knowledge

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Are you an expert in change management or feel that you have solid strategies with outstanding results? Do you have a wealth of experience with agile /lean project management? MMU would love to hear from you.

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Terms of Reference [Free Template]

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It must be time for a new template! This month’s free project management template is a Terms of Reference document. This is a really versatile document.

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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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Sciforma Review [2021]

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Are you looking for a robust, scalable PPM solution that can manage the whole project life cycle and show you what’s being worked on at any one time? In this review of Sciforma, I’ll share the pros and cons of this enterprise-centric project and portfolio management tool. Summary. Product: Sciforma.

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14 Common Project Risks (+ more)

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Risks matter. Stuff happens on projects, and if the worst happens, it’s better to know about it in advance. That’s the point of risk management: thinking about what might go wrong before it does, so you can put a plan together to deal with it if it does.

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

PRINCE2 and PMBOK: How They Compare

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I was interviewed by Diego Nei for the Brazilian blog, Papo GP (Talking PM – I think I’ve got that right). We were talking about PRINCE2®, what it means to get qualified and how it compares to the PMBOK Guide.

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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AI in Project Management: An Interview with Lloyd Skinner

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Lloyd Skinner. Where is artificial intelligence taking project management? AI has turned up in the project management trends articles over the past few years and it’s now most definitely here to stay.

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Industrial Psychology for Project Management

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Professor Tirado is a native New Yorker, and when he started out in this field he was one of 5 people in the world who married together managing initiatives through projects and industrial psychology.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2021 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

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The PRINCE2® certification exam is tricky to pass because of the style of objective testing and the number of questions you have to answer. But PRINCE2 itself is not a difficult method to learn – and the official manual is actually pretty easy to follow and understand.

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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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How to List Project Management Skills on Your Resume

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When I brainstormed a list of project management skills to put on my resume (which over here in the UK we call a CV), it was a long list. If you’re putting together an application for a job, you’ve probably found the same.

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Understanding RAG in Project Management

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Have you seen project status reports with colored boxes in different shades of green, amber, and red? Or project names written in those colors where the rest of the text is black? That’s the RAG status of the project. According to PMI, 11.4% of investment is wasted due to poor project performance.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Meeting Management Techniques for Project Managers

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I’ve been booking meetings for the next couple of months because I know my team get very busy, and if we don’t schedule the time we won’t meet to talk about the big stuff.

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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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Project Management Communications Q&A

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Alexis Dondic has over 15 years of experience in the auto industry and more recently she has worked in a strategic communications role on projects. She also works as a trader and a coach.

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10 Free Project Management Templates

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I know you love free project management templates. Here are 10 of the most-clicked free templates from this site. Enjoy! Project initiation templates. How to take over an existing project with free checklist.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

4 Categories of Project Management Methods

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(This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure.). What is a method in project management? A method is how you do something. It’s the way you achieve a result; the steps you take to get the output or the deliverable. Think back to when you did science experiments at school.

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Project Budgeting: An Interview with Sol Benady

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Sol Benady is a management consultant, Fintech entrepreneur, and program manager working in the banking sector.

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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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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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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

What can I do with a degree in project management?

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Are you wondering whether it’s worth getting a degree in project management? Or what you can do for a job once you finish your bachelor’s or master’s studies? This article is for you!

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Project Decision-Making: A Process Guide For How To Do It Better

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We were due to go live with our pilot software launch but things didn’t feel right. We had the go/no go meeting and as I sat in the office, it just felt like we weren’t ready. My project sponsor was on holiday in Canada.

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6 reasons to get certified in project management

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This is an article by Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn Solutions. Krishna Kumar, CEO of Simplilearn Solutions.

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Project Assumptions: A Complete Guide

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What happens when you are putting together your project plan and you don’t have all the answers? One way to deal with that is to use assumptions: an educated guess. An assumption is a way to simplify or otherwise fill in missing pieces of a project.

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Why Operational Reporting is Still Critical in Modern BI

In a world full of new features, traditional reporting is still a critical requirement for businesses. Read further to understand the reasons behind its lasting relevance and why it should continue to be an integral part of modern analytics solutions.

Forget everything you think you know about project management training

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Project management training courses are everything you need only part of what you need to succeed in this job. We’re flipping the script. For too long, this profession has been all about getting the certification and ticking the box to say you’ve taken an exam.

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9 Essential Project Management Competencies

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We’re almost at the end of the quarter and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development in the months ahead… and there’s a lot of choice.

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Why you need to engage stakeholders (and how to do it well)

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Early on in my career, I had a call from the post room manager. She was confused – and angry. Bags and bags of extra mail had arrived, she didn’t have the staff in to sort it and she had heard that it might be something to do with me. It was.

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How to Choose a PRINCE2 Course Online

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You’re looking for the best PRINCE2 course online. In this article, I’ll share what to look for in an online training provider and how to choose the right PRINCE2 certification course for you.

What is Data Storytelling? The Value of Context and Narrative

This beginner’s guide explains what data storytelling means for your company’s business intelligence and data analytics, the importance of leveraging it today, and how Yellowfin’s own set of storytelling tools can enrich your insight reporting efforts.