Tue.Apr 09, 2019

How to Create a Great Project Plan in Just 7 Steps


A great project plan can make your life as a project manager much easier. Learn how to create a project plan in this detailed guide. It all starts with the project plan.

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Deciding the Level of Detail Needed for a Release Plan


“How much detail do we need for our release plan?”. This is an important question to ask at the beginning of a software development project, or in the case of a long-standing product team, before the development of a major release of a system.

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Project Management Q&A: What is the Best Way to Accumulate PDU Points?

Arras People

How can I gather the PDUs for “Giving Back to the Profession” Any leads on this would help me accumulate the PDU points that I need. There are several different routes you can take depending on time available and your preference for sharing knowledge.

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AgilePM documentation based on building blocks

Henny Portman

If you look at the AgilePM (The DSDM Agile Project Framework) documentation set-up you could ask yourself if it’s not too much for an agile way of working? In AgilePM the following documents are described: Terms of Reference. Business Case. Prioritised Requirements List.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Just Keep Swimming: Using LiquidPlanner to Manage the Big Swim


I spend much of my life outside of LiquidPlanner in and around bodies of water. I’m a passionate open water swimmer — marathon swimming , in particular—and a big part of that passion is giving back to the sport.

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What is the Most Fundamental KPI for Services Businesses?


Today’s services businesses are facing shrinking project margins. In order to deliver each project as efficiently as possible, services firms are utilizing Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) more than ever.

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Agile vs the PMO - thoughts?

Brad Egeland

Writing a doc for a client titled “Will Agile Kill the PMO?” ” I know how this story ends because I’m writing it, but would like various opinions. Please comment your thoughts, email me or connect with me through the contact form on this site and let me know if I can quote you personally if I decide to go that route. Thanks

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Planning a Successful Project: The Project Manager’s Guide

Function Point

Taking on new projects and completing them on time and on budget can sometimes be no more than a rosy idea. Nearly 40% of project management failures are caused by a lack of defined goals. These 5 phases of project management are all critical aspects to keeping your team on track and moving towards the same goals. Initiating a New Project. The beginning stages of a new project can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming.

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Benefits Management – How We Can Help

Tony Adams

During today’s PMChat, we discussed the importance of Project Benefits Management – why it matters, why we often get it wrong and what we can do to improve our project, programme and portfolio outcomes. This is an evergreen topic and is always fun to revisit – we last discussed it in mid-2017. This post gives you a taste of the discussion, together with a list of the questions – I hope you enjoy it. Why Benefits Management Matters.

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?

How to Totally Nail Your Project Delivery Timeline


Imagine that you were going to build a house. Would you jump right in and dig a hole for the basement, crossing your fingers that you’d figure things out as you went along? Probably not. Before so much as picking up a single tool, you’d form a plan. You’d get an understanding of all of the different steps and teams that would be involved. You’d figure out the order that tasks needed to be accomplished in (after all, you can’t put on a roof before you have walls).

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Is the PMO Serving the Organization?

Brad Egeland

Whether you have a formal project management process in place or not in an organization, but projects are still happening all around. Inside business units (BUs) need work done. Outside clients need new services, software, and reports or tweaks to existing solutions already in place. Projects just happen. Ideally, we’re ready to meet those needs with some formal project management practices in place.

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Baseball Deal to Sign Cuban Players Cancelled

Brad Egeland

According to Bleacher Report, Pres. Donald Trump has cancelled a deal set in place last December that would allow MLB to sign Cuban Players - similar to the deals in place to draft players from Japan and South Korea. The reasoning is that trade with Cuba is currently banned and the Cuban Baseball Federation is part of the Cuban government. thus nullifying the deal. Read the full report