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100+ Project Management Statistics & Facts To Remember in 2019

ProProfs Project Management

Project management is an essential part of every organization. Whether you are overseeing a team or leading major projects and their execution process, it is essential to keep everything in line to ensure project success.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach.

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Getting the Most Out of Your Project Planning Sessions

Project Smart

As a manager or team leader, you should be full to the brim with innovative ideas about how you can improve both your workflow and business objectives.

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?

5 Insane Project Management Techniques in Today’s Market

nTask

Video Source – ProjectManager.Com. Since we have read numerous blogs on project management techniques, I still feel there is something lacking. “Project” and “Management” are two different derivatives.

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Sprint Planning in Scrum (Part 1): Why sprints will never be perfect

Inloox

Scrum vs. Perfectionism Sprint planning and perfectionism only fit together to a limited extent. Perfectionism conflicts with the basic idea of Scrum. Scrum is primarily characterized by it iterative and regular approach. The process is mainly based on experience and is divided into regularly repeating stages called “ Sprints ”. Let’s take a look at why your team won’t think of everything in sprint planning and why that’s totally okay.

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Four Stages to Project Risk Removal

Project Smart

As a project progresses from an idea sketched on a white board to a preliminary plan and into a full-fledged project management plan with a schedule and all the bells and whistles, it will gather risks around it like moths gather around a light. Risks will pop up during every phase of the project.

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The Journey Towards Embracing Agile: A Holistic Approach for the PMO

Planview

The past four blogs in our series are based on the whitepaper, The Agile PMO: 5 Steps to Driving Agility at Scale and have centered around how the PMO can guide the enterprise towards greater agility.

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Work Breakdown Structure 101

Project Smart

The Work Breakdown Structure, usually shortened to WBS, is a tool project managers use to break projects down into manageable pieces. It is the start of the planning process and is often called the 'foundation' of project planning.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

130 top project management influencers 2019

Henny Portman

Happy to find my name on a list of 130 Top Project Management Influencers of 2019 (not in the top, but in the list) by the Digital Project Manager. Have a look at 130 top project management influencers 2019. English Post

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Using Visual Planning for Easier Project Management

Project Smart

Maybe you're a 'visual' person who needs to see in order to understand. Maybe you're an auditory person who prefers to hear in order to best comprehend. Wherever you fall, I think we can all agree that a visual planning system for project management is a great way to go. Project Planning

The Ultimate Guide to Effectively Managing Remote Workers

GanttPRO Project Management

Forget about office expenses with a remote team. Make sure you cover everything remote employees need to know when they join. GanttPRO is online Gantt chart software that helps thousands […]. News GanttPRO Productivity Project Management Remote work Tips

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Agile Adoption: A Case Study

Project Smart

Time to market and remaining competitive are amongst the drivers of Agile adoption. New breeds of project execution processes have been proposed recently as lightweight alternatives to the traditional phased approach. These so-called lightweight processes fall under the umbrella of Agile methodology.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

The Ultimate Guide to Effectively Managing Remote Workers

GanttPRO Project Management

Forget about office expenses with a remote team. Make sure you cover everything remote employees need to know when they join. GanttPRO is online Gantt chart software that helps thousands […

Creating a Project Budget: What You Need to Know

Project Smart

When starting a project, it is difficult to know how much it will cost. Project managers are held to account for their budget estimates and with so much uncertainty in projects, it can be one of the project managers' greatest challenges.

Tracking a Risk

Project Smart

Every project carries some element of risk. Being able to deal effectively with these risks can be what makes or breaks a project in the end. The result of all risk management should be the ability to track a risk from beginning to end.

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Project Overload: Are You 'Killing' Your Best People?

Project Smart

When you have great people, there's always the temptation to overload them. They become your 'go-to' people for all manner of questions and issues. The danger, though, comes when you overload them. Training

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Estimating Project Work Gone Wrong

Project Smart

Estimating project work is fraught with opportunities for things to go badly. The customer wants new work done on the project - work that isn't currently part of the scope, of course.

Carrying Out a Feasibility Study: How to Make a Smart Decision

Project Smart

Let's start by defining what we mean by a 'feasibility study'. According to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, "it's an examination of a situation to decide if a suggested method, plan, or piece of work is possible or reasonable."

Can Agile Reduce Complexity?

Project Smart

Agile methodologies promote lightweight practices to establish a flexible framework that operates within broadly defined roles in order to achieve the desired outcome. Iterative and incremental cycles, comprising dynamic interactions, evolve to become a highly collaborative and productive team.

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Avoiding Project Failure: It's Not Rocket Science

Project Smart

It's said that every project is unique; however, the underlying causes of project failure are usually the same. When you know what these causes are, you can minimise the chances of problems and increase your likelihood of success.

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How To Take Action on Customer Discovery

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

We all want to build successful products - and that means satisfied customers. Before anything else, you must understand what problems you can solve. The best way to do that is to get out of the building and start asking questions. But how can you make the most of those conversations, and ensure that you walk away with productive insights? Join Nick Noreña, educator, entrepreneur, and currently Innovation Coach and Advisor at Kromatic, as he covers how we can effectively action our findings from customer discovery conversations.

3 Ways to Ensure Your Project Meeting Is Worthwhile

Project Smart

From time to time, everyone will find themselves planning for and conducting some sort of meeting, right? Who hasn't led a meeting before? Raise your hand. Thought so. And for project managers, that can be something that occurs several times per week.

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Executing Large Transformation Projects

Project Smart

Large transformation projects for any organisation are uncommon, but do happen occasionally. In these projects, the base systems and operations of a multinational company are changed significantly and across various geographies.

Generating Momentum in a Project

Project Smart

The hardest part of a project is often just getting started. Moving from a good idea to a project team on the ground working and executing a solid plan is tough. You must generate momentum. After all, an object at rest stays at rest, but an object in motion stays in motion.

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Hitting a Moving Baseline Target

Project Smart

The baseline of a schedule is a set point in time that allows everyone involved in the project to look back and see the baseline. If the project's going well or ahead of schedule, you might be glad to show off the baseline.

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Make an Impact with Analytics and Journey Maps

Speaker: Kirui K. K., Co-founder and CEO of Tanasuk Africa

If you want to offer a better user experience, it can be tempting to track each and every data point in your product. However, this can quickly get complicated and overwhelming as you collect more and more data. How do you know which metrics will help you improve? Kirui K. K., Co-founder & CEO Tanasuk Africa, wants you to know that analytics don't have to be complicated to make an impact - no matter the size of your company. Join him as he explains how to create a customer journey map, then use that map to figure out the metrics you need to know - and how to use them.

Seeing the Project Through to the End

Project Smart

You know the feeling. Getting a project from the beginning is awesome. I don't mean one you've acquired from another project manager who is leaving the company, being shown the door, going on leave or needed on another engagement.

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Are You a Collaborating Project Manager?

Project Smart

Collaboration seems to be one of the latest and greatest tech and project management catch phrases. We've had Web 2.0, agile, cloud, web services, DevOps, hacks.to name a few. And now collaboration seems to be an important key word. Role of the Project Manager

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Ten Key Project Issues to Avoid - Part 1

Project Smart

No matter how hard we try, no matter how well prepared we are, there are still "icebergs" out there waiting to sink our projects. All the planning, all the risk management, and all the issue tracking won't make all of these avoidable or make all of them disappear.

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