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How to Overcome 12 Common Requirements Mistakes

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How often have you found new requirements towards the end of your projects? Or perhaps your team said they had gathered the requirements, but in reality, the team had hastily rushed through the requirement process resulting in rework, missed deadlines, and another blown budget.

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10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate

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Project managers are not just managers. They’re leaders. Project managers shape and influence their project culture for good or bad. Tolerance can be a great trait. However, project managers must be deliberate in what we will tolerate and what we will not tolerate.

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PMOs Shifting from Watchdogs to Strategic Enablers

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Unfortunately, many Project Management Offices (PMOs) become nothing more than a watchdog, one that ensures compliance to a strict set of rules. In this article, we will explore why this happens and what it takes for PMOs to become strategic enablers.

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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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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

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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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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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.

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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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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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

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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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

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Watch what happens when new teams are formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team. The initial dynamics can be rather rocky and uncertain, even with skilled individuals. Let's explore ways to improve the performance of your project teams.

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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 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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The PM Revolution: Key Trends Propelling the Project Management Profession Into the Future

Speaker: Jesse Fewell, Principal Coach, Fewell Innovation

Join this high-energy webinar with Jesse Fewell, author, coach, and project management trainer, to get practical answers and insights into what is propelling the profession into the future.

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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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 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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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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6 Best Practices for Operational Reporting

Meeting requirements alone is no longer enough. Today’s users need insightful reporting built on accurate, real-time data. In our eBook, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts to embedding operational reports, and how to avoid common reporting mistakes.

How Poor Risk Management Is Hurting Your Program

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Poor risk management is costly. Program managers are caught off guard by emerging risks. And these risks may turn into issues costing more time and money. But, it doesn't have to be that way. We can identify risks early.

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Eight Tips to Build a PMO

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Some Project Management Offices (PMOs) never get off the ground. I've seen others that are implemented and a year or so later die a slow, painful death. So, how can you build a PMO, one that thrives? Why Are There So Many Troubled PMOs? Many PMOs fail to realize their potential.

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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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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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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

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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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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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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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 Sales Enablement is Supporting Social Selling in 2022

Speaker: Brynne Tillman CEO | LinkedIn Whisperer at Social Sales Link

In this 1-hour session, Brynne Tillman from Social Sales Link will teach you why Sales Enablement teams should own Social Selling

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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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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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 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 Integrate Your Tech Stack for Seamless and Practical Application

Speaker: Patrick Rohlfsen, Engagement Manager at Wrike | Frank Saladis, PMP, PMI Fellow, Trainer, Consultant, International Project Management Event Speaker | Chris Hare, PMP, Industry Principal, PMO at Wrike

How do you choose the correct project management technology? In this webinar, you will hear from three project management professionals about the importance of having an intentional approach to choosing and integrating your technology.

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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Are You Tired of Missing Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

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I have had the privilege of managing three Project Management Offices (PMOs), composed of several project managers. The best project managers were the ones who had a habit of identifying and managing risks. Let's look at three ways you can improve your risk identification and reduce major misses.

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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.”

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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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.