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Free Google Sheets Timeline Template: Create Plans Online

When managing teams, it’s essential to create timelines to track their progress as they execute their tasks. Project management software is the most efficient way to create timelines to plan, assign and track their tasks. Other tools can be used to create timelines, though, such as Excel spreadsheets or Google Sheets. This Google Sheets timeline template can create a timeline in just four simple steps that won’t require any formulas or any advanced settings.

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Project Management Apprenticeships: A UK Guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I have mentored project managers for years, and recently, more of my mentees have been going through project management apprenticeships. I really rate the training on offer and the support (although to be fair, the different awarding organizations who offer the training can vary widely in their support). Maybe an apprenticeship in project management would be the right career move for you?


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How to Get Scope Right in the First Place


Accurately defining the scope of a project and getting stakeholder signoff early on is one of the keys to project success. It is incumbent upon you to get your scope right during the definition stage. For a deeper dive into defining scope and getting stakeholders on-board, refer to the previous article – Scope Creep: How to Prevent a Major Source of Project Failure.

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New Broom, Sweeps Lean! Four ROI, Efficiency and Productivity Hacks for The New IT Project Decision Maker

Project Accelerator News

“A new broom sweeps clean, but an old broom knows the corners.” I always think of this proverb when a project leader tells me about their new, more senior role and the radical plans they have to “shake things up”. It IS tempting to make a grand, headline grabbing move to justify your organisation’s faith in you, investing in a new portfolio software application or churning your talent, for instance.

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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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Navigating the World of URL Shorteners: A Comprehensive Guide

Productivity Land

URL shorteners have become a tool on the internet, simplifying web addresses into shorter, more easily shareable links. Whether you’re in marketing, blogging, or active on media, knowing how to use URL shorteners is key to boosting your presence. This guide will delve into the advantages of URL shorteners, address any drawbacks, and offer guidance on selecting the right one for your requirements.

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How Scrum Differs from Traditional Project Management

Learn the core differences between Scrum and traditional project management in this Responsive Advisors Lightning Round. Highlighting Scrum’s adaptability, team empowerment, and innovation focus, we contrast these features with the rigid frameworks of traditional project management. We provide a clear understanding of how and why Scrum offers a more effective value delivery solution.

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Scope Creep: How to Prevent a Major Source of Project Failure


Why do projects go wrong? One major reason is scope creep. Stakeholders keep adding work for the team, without providing the extra resources they need, or enough time to do it. In the end, something has to give, and sometimes that results in an obvious project failure. This is scope creep, and we need to stop it. What is Scope Creep? At some point early in the development of a project, we need to establish the scope of that project.

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Why Is It Important to Conclude the Sprint With the Sprint Retrospective?

This article was first published in the newsletter. Subscribe to to be the first to receive articles like this. The Sprint Retrospective is an event that provides a forum for reflection. It enables the team to pause, look back, and openly share accomplishments and problems, nurturing a sense of unity and trust. By focusing on value-driven outcomes and waste reduction during the Sprint Retrospective, the team ensures that every task, process, and decision is purposeful a

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Scrum is NOT Dead

In this video, I explore the questions: Is Scrum dead? Is Scrum just "rebranded waterfall"? Is Scrum likely to become obsolete as more teams learn and practice XP? Please join me as I walk with the dog and share my thoughts on the topic. 00:29 Scrum is not dead 01:45 There is plenty of ZOMBIE Scrum out there 02:36 I believe we'll see a refinement in future 03:35 "Scrum is rebranded waterfall" 04:05 The elephant in the room 05:06 Avoid pessimism 05:36 As for Xtreme Programming 07:41 As for me… En

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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.