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10 common resource management problems and how to fix them

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I mentor project managers, and the types of problems that people come up with on calls are not technical issues for the most part. Mostly, people want to chat about other people. Or “resources” as we unkindly call people in project management. Stakeholders, project team members, the colleagues doing the actual work: these are all humans with their own To Do lists, objectives set by their managers and personal and professional goals.

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“Cashing In” on Undone Work

Velocity is a complementary practice many Scrum teams use to plan future work. Here’s how it works: A team selects a point system and decides that certain types of work are worth one point and other types of work may be worth different point values. Every Sprint, the team adds up points for each Product Backlog item (PBI) that meets the Definition of Done by the end of the Sprint.

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How to write an executive summary stakeholders will love


Project managers are born communicators. According to some estimates , PMs spend 90% of their time communicating with team members, sponsors, and stakeholders. An executive summary is your secret weapon when it comes to project communication. Whether it’s a business case, project plan, or market analysis, an executive summary is a great way to get the project’s most important information across quickly and clearly.

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Is Your Workflow Holding You Back?

Reflecting upon my own experiences, the journey to refining our workflow has been both enlightening and challenging. In the realm of agile development, we often find ourselves caught in the rhythm of managing tasks and visualising our work without pausing to question the efficacy of the underlying system. It's a gradual realisation that despite our best efforts, inefficiencies and blockages within our processes can severely hamper our progress and the value we deliver.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, unveiling how deliverables translate into measurable outputs.

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Bridging the Gap in Sustainability Strategy and Project Delivery

Green Project Management

Our latest research “Insights into Sustainable Project Management” study (a free download) has unearthed a critical issue: a stark disconnect plagues many organizations, where lofty sustainability strategies fail to translate into tangible, effective project delivery. Let’s dive deeper into this conundrum, offering actionable insights and robust steps for organizations eager to sync their aspirations with […] The post Bridging the Gap in Sustainability Strategy and Proje

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Achieving Stakeholder Management Success with the Power-Interest Grid

Project Pulse Journal

By: Meredith G. Malinawan, PMP Do you need help managing a diverse array of stakeholders in your projects? Does balancing varying interests and powers within a project confuse you? A clear, actionable framework that simplifies stakeholder prioritization and analysis and enhances your ability to engage effectively with each stakeholder according to their influence and interest would help address this dilemma.

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Elevate your Project Management with SPICE


Looking for a way to enhance your control over crucial aspects of your projects, empowering you to streamline processes, optimize performance, and ensure consistent success? Then you should consider SPICE. Whether you are a seasoned project manager or just starting out in your career, understanding SPICE can revolutionize the way you approach your projects.

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Best Framer Templates to Try in 2024


Framer is a no-code platform that enables designers, developers, and anyone with an idea and internet access to build visually stunning websites. Its drag-and-drop technology and easy-to-use interface provide complete control over the design and development process, letting you tailor websites to your specific vision. Even when using a template, you can customize extensively, benefit from fast loading times, and seamlessly integrate elements from various templates.

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How to Avoid Five PMI-RMP® Exam Prep Mistakes

Project Risk Coach

Preparing for the PMI-RMP® exam requires a significant investment of time and money. How can one remove obstacles for a clear, smooth passage? Let’s look at five tragic exam prep mistakes. And here's the good news – you don't have to make the same ones.5 Top PMI-RMP® Exam MistakesMistake #1 – No PMP® Study PlanIt […] The post How to Avoid Five PMI-RMP® Exam Prep Mistakes appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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How to Prioritize Tasks With Personal Kanban Boards

It’s Friday evening, 6:00 pm and you’re watching the clock while stuck in a meeting that feels like it’ll never end. Even worse, you have a bunch of tasks that haven’t been completed, invoices to file and reports to create. You’re so busy that in reality, you get nothing done. If this is your case, a personal kanban board could help you plan, schedule and track all these tasks so you can manage your workload without feeling overwhelmed.

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Shocking Truth About Sprint Length in Scrum

Discover a common misconception about Sprint length and learn how to optimize it for your product in this Responsive Advisors Scrum Lighting Round. This video teaches you how to use risk assessment to determine the ideal Sprint length, helping you avoid costly errors and maintain team focus.

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Influencing Without Authority in Project Management By James G. Trela

International Institute for Learning

Influencing Without Authority in Project Management By James G. Trela, PMP, MBA, MS-IST, GLCP-L1 Abstract Anyone that has taken on the role as a project manager, either officially or not, knows the feeling. We are handed a project to deliver that has stakeholders from different organizations, as well as we depend on other organizations for their support to be successful.

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Building Effective Time Management Skills at Work


Everyone has the same amount of hours in the day so why is it that some people seem to achieve a lot and others don’t? Time management skills can help you work more efficiently and stay organized, whatever your role. If you’re in a leadership position, modeling good time management skills in the workplace can help others in the team build their own skills too.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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10 Top Time Tracking Software for Architects [2024]


Architects often find it challenging to track their time and bill clients accurately. They have demanding projects and work many hours, leaving little to spend on administrative tasks. This may cause poor time management, reduced productivity, and revenue loss. Time tracking software for architects can help avoid these issues with automatic timers, invoicing, and reporting features.

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Relocation Package Examples: Costs, Benefits & Tips


While sourcing from a global talent pool opens you up to numerous benefits, including greater diversity and unique skill sets, the downside is that your perfect hire is likely based elsewhere. While you might find the ideal candidate by widening your net, you’ll also likely have to persuade them to uproot their lives if you want them to relocate to a specific office.

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