Tue.Apr 16, 2024

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The 5 Phases of Project Management Process and Techniques

NimbleWork

Project management is a multifaceted discipline that combines techniques, processes, and strategies to plan, execute, monitor, and control projects effectively. Whether you’re overseeing a software development project or managing a construction project, understanding the key project management processes, techniques and strategies are essential for achieving success.

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How to Create a Timeline in Excel (Free Templates Included)

ProjectManager.com

Excel is a versatile spreadsheet tool that can create a variety of graphs, charts and forms, including timelines for projects. In this blog, we’ll go through each step needed to create a timeline in Excel and explain the advantages and disadvantages of doing so. Why Should You Create a Project Timeline in Excel? Learn how to create a timeline that can be used to visualize how tasks or projects will be executed over time, identify who will be responsible for completing them and identify milestone

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Navigating Resistance: The Agile Adoption Journey for Effective Leadership

Scrum.org

The path to success change is often strewn with obstacles, primarily due to resistance from within the organisation itself. Understanding these barriers is crucial for any VP of Delivery aiming to lead an agile transformation successfully. Let's explore the ten common sources of resistance and discuss the importance of addressing these challenges to ensure successful leadership and project implementation. 1.

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Black diamond risk management

Musings on Project Management

If you snow ski, you understand the risk of a Black Diamond run: it's a moniker or label for a path that is risk all the way, and you take it (for the challenge? the thrill? the war story bragging rights?) even though there may be a lesser risk on another way down.

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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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Scrum With Azure DevOps!

Scrum.org

Reflecting on my journey through Azure DevOps and its alignment with Scrum, I've come to realise the nuanced relationship between tools and philosophy. Azure DevOps, built by agile teams for agile teams, offers a platform that, when tailored correctly, can significantly bolster your Scrum practices. This realisation was not immediate but evolved as I navigated through the intricacies of customising Azure DevOps to serve our unique Scrum landscape.

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What Happens to the Scrum Master if the Team Is No Longer Doing Scrum?

Scrum.org

This article was published in the AskScrum.com newsletter in the previous weeks. Subscribe to AskScrum.com to be the first to receive articles like this. When a team moves away from Scrum, the Scrum Master role often evolves. This allows them to apply their skills in new contexts, like embracing leadership and mentoring teams in alternative approaches.

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New series: How Wrikers use AI in their professional and personal lives

Wrike

Most tech companies these days are heavily focused on AI — and for good reason. In the span of just a few years, developments in the area have spurred so much innovation at a rate that makes your head spin! From OpenAI’s ChatGPT to Google’s Gemini and Gemma to X’s Grok , there’s a new form of AI everywhere you turn. Our philosophy at Wrike has always been to use our maximum technological capabilities while keeping humans in the driver’s seat.

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6 Reasons Why Agile Methodology Spells Success for Small Teams

NimbleWork

Small teams often face unique challenges in managing projects efficiently and delivering value to stakeholders. In today’s rapidly evolving business landscape, the ability to adapt quickly to changing priorities, collaborate effectively, and stay focused on delivering customer value is more crucial than ever. The challenges include limited resources, time constraints, and a lack of specialized expertise, which can hinder their ability to execute projects effectively.

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Resource Management Best Practices: 17 Rules & Strategies for Motivated Teams

GanttPRO Project Management

Resource management is one of the factors for successful project execution and a driving force behind organizational advancement. Proven resource management best practices are vital for planning, organizing, and utilizing […] The post Resource Management Best Practices: 17 Rules & Strategies for Motivated Teams first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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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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Introducing the new Time Off In Lieu (TOIL) extension: A flexible alternative to overtime pay

Hub Planner

With the release of Time Off in Lieu , Hub Planner customers can now track accrued Time off in Lieu directly within Timesheets and visualize it on the Vacation dashboard. Create multiple company policies, manage resource settings, and easily request TOIL. In today’s fast-paced work environment, flexibility and work-life balance are more important than ever.

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The Project Manager’s Guide to Leading Multiple Teams

NimbleWork

Project managers play a pivotal role in ensuring the successful execution of projects, acting as the driving force behind team coordination, resource allocation, and stakeholder management. Their responsibilities span from initiating projects and defining their scope to monitoring progress, mitigating risks, and ultimately delivering the desired outcomes.

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Product Teams

Scrum.org

Some of the highest-performing teams I have ever worked with were part of a Product team. A Product team is when multiple Scrum teams support a single product. Product teams share a single Product Backlog and create a combined, done increment at least once per Sprint. They share ownership of product delivery and are aligned toward a common vision. By consolidating efforts and resources, Product teams foster an environment conducive to delivering substantial value with each Sprint.

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T-shirt sizing in Agile and Waterfall Projects

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Embarking on project estimations can often feel complex - where the path forward is unclear, and the potential for missteps is high. This is where the concept of T-shirt sizing shines as a simple estimation technique. Imagine estimating the scope and effort of your project tasks with the ease of choosing a T-shirt size—XS, S, M, L, XL.

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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?