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15 Powerful Benefits of Project Management

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Many organizations don’t fully understand the benefits of project management. Here’s how your skills and expertise help organizations deliver greater value for their efforts. This article was originally published on September 30, 2016, and has been updated.

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MoSCoW Prioritization Method-A Simple Guide

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The Moscow Prioritization method can help you and your product team decide what you need to focus on for your project. If you’ve got multiple key stakeholders lobbying for various features, having a way to score them can help determine which product features to focus on first.

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Tuckman Model of Team Development: Forming Storming Norming Performing

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The Tuckman model of team development describes the stages that groups go through as they mature. By moving from forming, storming, norming, and performing, your team will perform well and produce great work.

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Most Common Project Management Roadblocks to Avoid for Better Outcomes

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This is a guest post by Shree Krupa. Project managers do a lot of firefighting. Every day, project managers are putting out fires, both internally within the team and externally with clients. They juggle multiple tasks, manage stakeholders’ expectations, and navigate tricky situations.

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Psychological Safety & Employee Wellbeing: Building a Healthy & Accountable Work Environment

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg - Chief People Officer, The Granite Group & Melissa Doman M.A. Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist

In this webinar, Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, and Melissa Doman, Organizational Psychologist & Mental Health at Work Specialist, will discuss methods for developing and maintaining employee wellness and psychological safety in your workforce!

How to Use the Pomodoro Technique for Productivity and Focus

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Among the many productivity hacks out there, the Pomodoro Technique is one of the simplest and most effective. It’s a great time management tool for increased focus and productivity.

2021 249

How to Run a Meeting That Gets Amazing Results

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You may think you know how to run a meeting. But it takes more planning and effort than you may be doing now. This checklist of activities to do before, during, and after your meeting tell you exactly how to run an effective meeting that participants will actually enjoy.

2021 249

5 Agile Metrics to Improve Performance and Quality

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This is a guest article from Gilad David Maayan. Agile has been a buzzword for many organizations in the last few years. And while many organizations are “adopting” an agile methodology, many are not fully embracing it. Effective implementation of agile requires a cultural shift.

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Design Thinking: Human Centered Design for Innovative Problem-Solving

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What Is Design Thinking? Design Thinking is a human centered approach to innovative problem-solving. Design Thinking seems to be a hot buzzword these days. You’ve likely heard it mentioned in meetings or hallway talk around the office.

How to Make Your Virtual Meetings More Engaging

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It can be tough to make your virtual meetings more engaging. But doing so can ensure you’re getting the most value from the session, and creating an experience your remote meeting participants will enjoy. Meeting participants are by now accustomed to meeting online.

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Enhance Employee Wellness to Retain High-Performing Teams

Speaker: Eric Torigian - Managing Director, Advisory Services, CHRO Solutions

During this informative webinar, Eric Torigian, Managing Director at CHRO Solutions, will explore how organizations are emphasizing employee wellness, how that has helped workers attain a healthy "life balance", and how, as a result, this has contributed to corporate success.

How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

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Have you wondered if project management was a good career path for you, and if so, just how to become a project manager ? Do you find yourself naturally organizing, planning, and keeping track of plans of goals?

2020 156

Use the STAR Method to Ace Your Next Interview [Free download & Examples]

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The STAR method is a simple framework for answering behavioral interview questions. It formats your interview answers in a way that shows interviewers how your experiences make you an outstanding candidate for the job you’re interviewing for.

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Alternative Project Management Job Titles

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Photo by Nick Morrison on Unsplash. This list of project management job titles can help if you need to find other names for the role. When you’re thinking about moving into a project management career, you’re likely looking for jobs with the title “project manager.”

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11 Effective Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss

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Difficult bosses are everywhere. At some point in your career, you’re likely to have a difficult boss. So, what do you do when you find yourself in this situation? Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels.

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Employee Wellbeing & DEI: Supporting Inclusivity Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

Speaker: Catherine Mattice - Culture Consultant, Business Coach, Strategic HR Expert

Join Catherine Mattice as she details actionable steps for encouraging and reinforcing inclusive behavior from the employees’ first day all the way to their last.

Top Virtual Leadership Skills for a Great Remote Work Culture

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With remote work here to stay, virtual leadership skills are critical for productive teams. Photo by Karolina Grabowska from Pexels. The trend towards remote work is rising.

15 Common Cognitive Biases That Twist Your Thinking

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These common cognitive biases are rampant and can easily skew your thinking. We’re all vulnerable to being misled and not thinking as clearly as we could – even when we think we’re behaving in our best interest.

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5 Things In The Office Blocking Your Productivity

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This is a guest article written by Ashley Wilson. Productivity is a big issue. When a workplace is inefficient, it leads to missed deadlines, eats time, and affects employee morale. In extreme cases, it can even make your company a less safe place to work.

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Creating Psychological Safety for a High-Performing Team

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As a project manager and team lead, creating psychological safety is an essential part of creating and maintaining high-performing teams. What is Psychological Safety?

2021 156

Employee Wellness: How to Make Remote Work for You

Speaker: Abby Guthkelch, Global Head of Executive Engagement at Meta

In this session, we will explore how organizations are putting trust at the heart of their remote-first strategies and providing equal access, opportunities, benefits, and inclusion to support workers to achieve a healthy “life balance."

7 Simple Ways to Improve Your Active Listening Skills for Better Communication

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Communication skills are critical for your career. And great active listening skills can serve you in valuable ways you may not have considered. It seems everyone spends a good chunk of their day with their eyes glued to a cell phone.

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Running Great Virtual Meetings: All You Need to Know

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Running a perfect meeting takes a lot of work. Running virtual meetings can be even harder due to added challenges. But it’s a skill that’s critical to master. Benefits of Running Virtual Meetings. What are the benefits of virtual meetings vs face to face?

2021 156

Project Management for Entrepreneurs: Basic Tools for Successful Projects

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If you’re an entrepreneur or consultant who feels overwhelmed and wants to have more control over your work, project management can be a big help to your startup or consulting work. “But isn’t that just more work to do?” ” you ask. Not necessarily. Using some smart approaches can save you time and money if you can work more efficiently. It can actually help you get more done more easily. And that translates to more free time and more money.

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Monroe’s Motivated Sequence: Messages with Massive Impact

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Monroe’s Motivated Sequence outlines principles of speech you can use anytime you need to move an audience to act. This powerful communication formula is easy to understand and gives you a template for creating powerful messages. Alan Monroe was a psychology professor at Purdue University.

2021 156

Hybrid, Home, or In-Office: How We Thrive

Speaker: Julie Bruns, L&D Professional, Best Selling Author, Thought Leader

Join Julie Bruns (L&D professional, best-selling author, and thought leader) for this session on practices (and the science behind them) that are simple and easy to implement, as well as extremely impactful in helping employees across all work models thrive.

Scrum Master Servant Leader: 12 Ways To Move Your Team to Greatness

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A scrum master servant leader can lead his team to greatness with this advice from Geoff Watts’s wonderful book Scrum Mastery. The following is a guest post by Charlie Davidson. Please see the Editor’s note below regarding the variation in spelling of the term Scrum Master.

2020 156

7 Reasons Why Networking is Critical for Your Career

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Networking is one of the most important things you can do for your career. Here’s why you need to prioritize it even when you’re not looking for a job. Many people don’t start to think about networking until they’re looking for a job.

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How to Handle Negative Emotions at Work so You’re Always Calm Under Pressure

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Knowing how to handle emotions at work can help you navigate tough situations. Humans are emotional creatures and embracing emotions as a part of daily life can help better you perform better when things get tough. Emotions are part of human nature, and they serve a purpose.

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11 Essential Time Management Skills

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Time management skills help you work efficiently, get the right work done, and still maintaining a balanced life. Use these critical skills to manage your time well, and see fast benefits in both your career and personal life. This is a guest post by Lori Wade. Everyone craves career success.

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Best Practices for Deploying & Scaling Embedded Analytics

Today, sophisticated capabilities such as adaptive security, predictive analytics, workflow, and writeback are taking analytics far beyond basic dashboards and reports. With cutting-edge capabilities like these, application teams are able to differentiate their products from the competition.

Use Multivoting to Simplify Group Decision-Making

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If you’re working with a group trying to choose among a large number of options, multivoting is an easy, structured approach to help your team make a decision. It’s a great tool to use with brainstorming sessions , but there are many times it can be useful.

2021 156

Project Manager Roles and Responsibilities: What does a PM Really Do?

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The job title of “project manager” is pretty common these days. But project manager roles and responsibilities can be pretty vague if you’re not already familiar with them. I know this firsthand, just by watching reactions when I tell someone I’m a project manager. When I took my first job as a project manager, my mother asked what I do. My sisters have careers she’s a bit more familiar with: chemical engineer, civil engineer, real estate development.

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How to Network: Building Business Relationships That Feel Authentic

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Knowing how to network doesn’t come naturally for most pople. But networking – and building business relationships – is one of the most valuable things you can do for your career. After all, your network can help you grow in your career.

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What Can a Project Manager Do Next? The Project Manager Career Ladder

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Have you ever wondered what career path could be next on the project manager career ladder? There are many possible options where you can apply the valuable skills you’ve honed as a project manager. I previously wrote about the different career paths that can lead to project management. And a project manager role can be fulfilling and interesting. Projects stay interesting with new challenges, opportunities to collaborate with teams, and the satisfaction of delivering value and solutions.

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Unlocking Your Supply Chains True Potential in The Midst of Disruptions

Speaker: David Food - Head Of Supply Chain at Board International

In this webinar, Supply Chain Futurologist David Food will discuss how to manage risks and build customer loyalty in the midst of disruption. Don't miss out!

Scrum Master vs Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

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Are you considering a career move? . Perhaps you’re considering Project Management because it uses many skills you already have. But wait. You’ve also heard that teams are going Agile and that Scrum Master might be a good option. Or maybe you’re already a Project Manager, and you’re wondering if a Scrum Master job might be a good move. If you think they’re similar, think again. Here I’ll explain the difference between a Project Manager and a Scrum Master.

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6 Steps To Increase Productivity with Team Goals

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A focussed team is a productive team. And, a productive team is the one that gets things done. Working toward common team goals can help. The following is a guest post from Vartika Kashyap. Have you ever come across an instance where your focus seemed to be shifting from the goal itself?

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Effective Collaboration for Outstanding Virtual Teamwork

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Virtual teams need to put forth extra effort for effective collaboration. This list helps you cover all your bases. When you’re working with teammates on a project, you’ve likely got common understanding about how you’ll work together.

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Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

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The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. But that’s EXACTLY what it’s intended to be. It’s structured in a way that allows participants to quickly talk through various topics they choose in a short amount of time. Sounds promising, you say? But then isn’t that what OFTEN happens in meetings with no structure? People just sit around and talk…and there’s often no value. How is a Lean Coffee better than that?

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.