Wed.Mar 29, 2023

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To Drive Project Excellence, Take Charge of Your L&D Efforts

PM Times

In an ideal world, you should be able to draw a straight line from your organization’s Learning and Development (L&D) initiatives to business success. It follows then that, as increased business success depends on excellence in project delivery, more companies should focus on building project management training into their core L&D programs.

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Production Scheduling Basics: Creating a Production Schedule

Production scheduling is part of the pipeline that starts with sourcing and planning. Is it the most important part? Every part is important! If you don’t have the materials, you can’t manufacture a product. If you don’t have a plan, you’ll never get your goods to market on time. But for now, let’s focus on production scheduling. We’ll define both production scheduling and a production schedule and define what production scheduling is not.


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Scrum im Selbststudium – Teil 18: Die Entwickler schaffen jeden Sprint ein nutzbares Inkrement

Willkommen zum 18. Artikel der „Scrum im Selbststudium“-Artikelreihe. Solltest du den letzten Artikel verpasst haben, findest du ihn hier. In einem wasserfallartigen Entwicklungsprozess wird die Arbeit in verschiedene Phasen wie Analyse, Design, Coding, Testung aufgeteilt und meist an verschiedene Teams aus verschiedenen Abteilungen übergeben. In Scrum sind diese Aktivitäten alle Aufgaben für die Entwickler aus einem Scrum Team.

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What Causes Construction Project Delays: 9 Reasons that Make Work Fall Behind Schedule

GanttPRO Project Management

Construction project delays are observed globally. They may happen when things don’t go according to your plan. They spoil reputation and affect the economy of countries. Thus, identifying the causes […] The post What Causes Construction Project Delays: 9 Reasons that Make Work Fall Behind Schedule first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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Lessons from a PST on preparing for the PSPO III exam - spoiler alert, I failed the first time

There are over 360 PSTs worldwide aligned to and this is an amazing community to be a part of. I have had two very difference experiences on my journey to becoming a Professional Scrum trainer (PST). I did my Professional Scrum Master PST in 2017 and then in 2020 started the process to become a PSPO PST. One journey took me 6 months, the other over 2 years.

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How to Be Productive When Growing Your E-Commerce Business?

Productivity Land

A lot of people find the idea of building an e-commerce business very interesting. However, far from all of them know which steps to take to make their business grow and end up closing back down within a year. While they like the idea of launching a business, many aren’t willing to actually do all the hard work that comes with it – but unfortunately, the only way to create a long-lasting e-commerce business is to think smart and be productive, and that takes a lot of work and planning.

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How to Hybrid: Setting Up the Team

International Institute for Learning

By Cyndi Snyder Dionisio You can have an awesome schedule and a great risk management plan, but those won’t get the project done. Instead, it is the people who get projects done. With hybrid projects, (projects that use both predictive and adaptive approaches), it can be challenging to figure out the right mix of people. Determining your team members may be easier than figuring out whether you need a project sponsor, a product owner, or both.

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5 Tips to Improve Teamwork in Your Workplace 

Productivity Land

Knowing how to work as part of a team is an essential component of most jobs and tasks. Productivity and quality of work suffer without effective teamwork, even if the group has multiple talented employees. 97% of employees themselves believe good teamwork positively affects the quality of work, so without an effective team, you will struggle to keep up with your competitors who have effective teamwork.

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Why Brand Personality Matters: Tips for Building a Memorable Identity


In today’s crowded marketplace, it’s not enough to simply have a good product or service. To stand out from the competition and build long-term customer loyalty, your brand needs personality. But what exactly is brand personality, and why does it matter? In this blog post, we’ll explore the power of crafting a unique identity for your brand, and share practical tips for building an instantly recognizable persona that customers will love.

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions. This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expend

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Leadership Tips for Project Managers

International Institute for Learning

By Mike Griffiths Welcome to part three of this four-part series introducing basic leadership ideas that any project manager or Scrum master can employ. Be sure to see article one and two , which explain leadership for project managers, outlines the five leadership roles, and reviews servant leadership. This article examines leadership styles, motivation, and psychological safety – all critical skills for today’s project manager.

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How Silent Brainstorming Easily Engages Introverts On The Project Team

The Digital Project Manager

According to Computerworld Magazine, surveys show that about 75% of people consider themselves extroverts, but anecdotal evidence indicates that the majority of IT folks are introverts. While a broad generalization, suffice it to say that digital project managers will interact with multiple personalities and preferences. There will always be those introverted folks that you want […] The post How Silent Brainstorming Easily Engages Introverts On The Project Team appeared first on The Digita

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Is SAFe Agile?

Leading Agile

I don’t spend a bunch of time on LinkedIn, but the other day, I was scrolling around and happened to catch a thread where some folks in the Agile community were debating if SAFe was actually Agile. People have been debating this topic for as long as SAFe has been around. The post generated a lot of good conversation, so I thought I’d take a minute and share how I think about this.

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Digital Transformation Strategy Framework for Strategic PM’s

The Strategic Project Manager

This post looks at the opportunities and challenges of digital technology transformation – and delves into HOW to do it. It looks at the whole picture – all elements required for a successful change transformation – which boils down to a more cultural and human set of obstacles than technology hurdles. What Is Digital Transformation?

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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Germany-based 450connect Selects Sitetracker to Enable its Radio-based Communications Solution for Operators of Critical Infrastructures


Montclair, N.J., March 29, 2023/PRNewswire/ — Sitetracker, the leading deployment operations management software for critical infrastructure providers, announced today that 450connect, a Germany-based 450 MHz wireless network operator, has selected Sitetracker’s software to help it manage and operate its essential equipment. 450connect leverages 450 MHz radio frequencies to give operators of critical infrastructures, especially utility.

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How Japanese Power Company JERA Increased Efficiency for Faster Decision-Making


JERA Co., Ltd., is one of the world’s largest power generation companies, born from the merger of the fuel and thermal power divisions of Tokyo Electric Power Company and Chubu Electric Power Company. Notably, the company set up JERA Zero Emissions 2050, making it the first domestic energy company to take on the challenge of reducing carbon dioxide emissions from domestic and overseas operations to virtually zero by 2050.

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