Tue.Mar 24, 2020

Project Roles & Their Responsibilities


You’ve got a project to do. But who is going to execute that plan and turn the abstract into the practical? Your project team: the most valuable resource for your project. If you’ve been tasked with a project and think you can do it on your own, then you’re in for problems. No matter the size of the project, there are schedules and resources to manage, which is a full-time job. Then there are the people who take the various tasks and see them to completion: they need managing too.

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Review Project Excellence Baseline

Henny Portman

A few weeks ago, I was for a three-day assessment training regarding the IPMA Project Excellence Model in Vilnius, Lithonia. For 3 days, by using action learning we familiarized ourselves with the Project Excellence Model. This model will be used to judge which large and mega-sized projects will receive the project excellence award. The Project Excellence Model (PEM) is described in the book Project Excellence Baseline for Achieving Excellence in Projects and Programmes.

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18 Top Video Conferencing Apps – Free and Paid


When you are on the phone with someone, ever wonder what their body language is? Or how their face looks after you suggested an idea to a project? With a phone call, those reactions are largely missed. With a video conference call, it’s almost unavoidable. Many teams are already using video conferencing apps today, but many more are turning to video as a way to stay in touch as they approach remote work for the first time. Why video conferencing apps?

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The Social Project Manager [Interview]

Girl's Guide to PM

This interview was first published in 2015. How do you balance the need to collaborate with the governance and control that’s required in a project environment? That’s the question answered by Peter Taylor’s new book, The Social Project Manager. Today I’m interviewing Peter, whom you might know as The Lazy Project Manager. He’s a bit of a character on the UK project management scene and a respected author and commentator particularly since, like me, he also does the job.

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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.

Daily Scrum Pocketcasts – Episode 1

Gunther Verheyen

Ever since the accidental creation of my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” in 2013, and its deliberate evolution in 2019, I’ve been receiving inquiries about an audiobook version. So far, I have not been able to make that happen but the current pandemic storm got me into implementing the audio idea in a different form. On Tuesday 24 March 2020 I delivered the first “ Daily Scrum Pocketcast ” in which I have read following chapters from my book: Foreword by Ken Schwaber.


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Great leaders rise during a crisis

Susanne Madsen

"When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.” ” Elbert Hubba ​As COVID-19 has put most of the Western world in lockdown, managers, leaders and their teams are finding themselves with a plethora of new challenges. People have to quickly adapt to working from home, protect the physical and emotional well-being of themselves and others, revamp businesses to better serve the public and simply staying afloat.

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WFH – The Complete List of Remote Work Resources


In the face of the global health crisis, many companies had to switch to a. Productivity remote work remote work resources

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?????[PJPM] – How to Ask for a Promotion and Always Get it

PM Basics

Getting a promotion is a challenging endeavor. Lots of companies don’t have a transparent process of getting a promotion. It’s all subjective to your boss and her perception of your work. However, there’s a strategy that works universally across all organizations. To get a promotion, you need to exceed expectations. You need to make or save money for the company. Create additional value beyond your job description. Or least beyond the efforts that others put.

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