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Project Risk Management: From Principles to Methods

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The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently published the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK®), Seventh Edition which is radically different from previous editions.

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How to Cash In on Project Opportunities

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Some project managers have a defensive mindset. They focus on threats only when opportunities abound. Let's increase our chance of success by seizing project opportunities too. Table Of Contents. 1 Self Assessment Quiz 2 What is an Opportunity? 3 Is an Opportunity a Risk, Really?

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Management Plan?

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Have you left anything out of your project management plan? Check out this checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. As I define a project management plan, I strive for clarity, brevity, and simplicity.

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3 Ways to Improve Cost Estimates with Your Teams

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Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when working on cost estimates? Actually, you're not alone; you have a team. Let's explore how to engage your team members and subject matter experts to improve your cost estimates.

5 Reasons Projects Fail

Only 2.5% of companies successfully complete 100% of their projects. Project Management: Improving performance, reducing risk Keep your projects on track – download our free eBook to learn how to avoid the most common project management traps. You can also use this checklist to see if your current projects are set up for success. Kintone’s easy-to-build workplace applications keep your projects on-track with automated workflows and a single workplace platform. Download the eBook today!

How to Develop a Stakeholder Register

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A project manager does not possess all of the knowledge and skills necessary to deliver a project. Therefore, each project manager should engage the people and organizations that have interest in the project.

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How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

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One of the reasons that project managers fail to properly estimate their projects is they miss key activities when developing their schedules. Why does this happen? The failure to engage stakeholders and create a work breakdown structure (WBS).

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How to Conduct a Killer Kickoff Meeting

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One thing that I've learned after twenty years of projects. Double down on your initial efforts. And one of the most critical events is your project kickoff meeting.

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The Practice Standard for Project Risk Management

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In this article, let's discuss why risk management standards exist and which Project Management Institute (PMI) standard you should study in preparation for the Project Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP) exam ( until the updated PMI-RMP® exam comes into play April 2022 ).

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PMI-RMP: Monitor Risks

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The Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK) 6th Edition defines Monitor Risks as “the process of monitoring the implementation of agreed-upon risk response plans, tracking identified risks, identifying and analyzing new risks, and evaluating risk process effectiveness throughout the project.”

Why You Need to Prioritize The Employee Experience in 2022

Speaker: Steve Luh, Alexis Barone, Nick Roco

In this interactive discussion, Wrike’s Nick Roco, Steve Luh, and Alexis Barone will provide recommendations on how to deliver employee experiences that separate you from your competition.

A Different Kind of Project

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Life is filled with new adventures and experiences. Remember the first time you rode a bike, climbed a tree, or took a job. New adventures are exciting, but they can be filled with great uncertainty. Projects are unique, some more than others. Let's look at how to manage a different kind of project.

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How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips

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Many project managers feel overwhelmed with emails, phone calls, and meetings. They often work overtime, but few feel as though they are making progress. Although we are all given the same amount of time each day, some project managers are able to produce greater value for their organizations.

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Five Ways to Improve Project Communication

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Communication is the vehicle for successful projects. From the beginning to the end of a project, the project manager and team must plan, execute, and deliver the required products and services while interacting with stakeholders. What are you doing to improve your project communication?

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6 Practical Ways to Actually Improve Your Cost Management

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Think about it for a minute – what have you done in the last six months to improve your cost management? How many of your projects came in over budget? Let's look at some practical ways to actually improve your cost management.

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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.

8 Ways You Can Better Respond to Unrealistic Demands

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This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey , an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

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PMI Updates PMI-RMP Exam

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Are you aware that the Project Management Institute (PMI) is updating the PMI-RMP exam? The new exam will start in April 2022. Let's look at the PMI-RMP Pilot Exam process, what's different in the exam, the Pilot Exam Content Outline, and how to apply. Table Of Contents.

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Manage Risks While Compressing Project Schedules

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Project managers are pressured to deliver projects quickly. Sponsors think their project managers are magicians. And in a way, we are. Let us explore ways to compress project schedules and manage the associated risks.

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5 Pre-Vacation Stress-Busting Tips for Project Managers

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This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. When I’m on holiday I want to be, you know, actually on holiday. Enjoying my vacation time, chilling out with a cocktail and a barbeque and playing ball with my kids.

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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!

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

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Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO. He was winsome and a hard worker. But his projects were trending in the wrong direction and his manager was not happy with Mike's performance.

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How to Write Results-Oriented Goals

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I see a common problem when reviewing project charters. The goals are activity-oriented, rather than results-oriented. And this can lead to misunderstandings about what the project team needs to achieve. Let's look at how to write results-oriented goals.

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The Confusion Over Risk

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Why are many project managers confused over risks? Why do some project managers include positive risks in risk management and others do not? Let's clarify what we mean by the term risk. Risk is a Choice Merriam-Webster defines risk as “the possibility of loss or injury: peril.”

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How to Communicate Risks

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Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is communication. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks. How do you communicate risks? Communicating Project Risks 1. Understand Your Stakeholder Needs and Preferences It all starts with your stakeholder.

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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.

How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan

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Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let's look at how to develop a project risk management plan.

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How to Identify and Manage Emerging Risks

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Ask 10 different risk management experts to define emerging risks, and you will likely receive different points of view. In this article, let's define emerging risks, discuss ways to identify them, and look at different ways to manage these risks. What are Emerging Risks?

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How to Make Better, Faster Decisions

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Our projects are the sum total of all the decisions we’ve made – budget decisions, schedule decisions, scope decisions, requirements, selection of team members, and the list goes on. My goal today is to help you make better project decisions.

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7 Steps to Better Problem Solving

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All project managers face problems. Some big, some small. Some easy, some complex. In this articles, let's look at 7 steps to better problem solving. What are your most significant project problems? Communication issues. Changing requirements. Lack of clear goals. Insufficient budget. Scope creep.

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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.

How to Manage Stakeholder Conflict

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Project managers encounter conflict regularly over schedules, project priorities, human resources, requirements, and technical opinions, to name a few. Individuals, groups, and organizations have different opinions, sometimes strong opinions.

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PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Certification

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Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? PMI offers eight certifications. Let's compare the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) certifications.

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The Tale of Two Risk Owners

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In this article, we will look at what a risk owner is and why they are needed. Have you ever had a really bad day as a project manager? Imagine that you are managing a software development project.

What is the Management Reserve for Project Budgets?

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Have you ever run out of money for a project? Unforeseen risks knock at your door. You look at your budget, but you don't have the funds to respond to these risks. Let's explore management reserves for projects, who controls them, and how to estimate the reserves.

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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.

How to Become a Better Project Communicator

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Project managers spend a large part of each day communicating—facilitating meetings, emailing stakeholders, responding to texts, writing reports, and having one-on-one conversations. We are so busy, we rarely take the time to improve the effectiveness of our communication.

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The Curse of Project Management Knowledge

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Are you guilty of using project management jargon and acronyms? Do your team members understand what you are saying? If not, perhaps you have fallen under the curse of project management knowledge. Can I be painfully honest with you for a minute? What I am about to say may not feel good.

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How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

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How can you develop a scope management plan quickly that provides value to the project? It's not as complicated as it may seem. Some project managers check the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) for advice, which I think is a great place to start.

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

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This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. So you’ve got a problem. It’s on the issue log. You’ve pulled together the key subject matter experts who can help get the project over this hurdle. But how do you come up with the answer?

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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.