Mon.May 22, 2023

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Creating an Employee Skills Matrix


A skills matrix is used to identify the skills and competencies of your team members. With it managers can assign tasks more effectively, give your team the knowledge to grow, and improve productivity and morale. Here we’ll discuss the importance of this tool, plus templates and a step-by-step guide to putting one together for your team with resource management software.

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Collaboration with Structure

In the fast-paced world of software development, agile methodologies have revolutionized the way teams work. Among the various frameworks, Scrum has emerged as a popular choice for its focus on flexibility and iterative, incremental development. One of the key reasons behind Scrum's success lies in its ability to strike a delicate balance between providing structure and fostering collaboration within teams.


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Best Practices for Portfolio Project Management: Processes and Tools


Managing a single, complex project feels like a Herculean task when you nail the project deadline with a high-quality output. But what if you took that experience up tenfold? Handling multiple projects, or portfolio project management, is an entirely different beast. It’s a juggling act that could lead to chaos, missed deadlines, and the dreaded burnout without the right tools and processes.

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Retrospective Facilitation: A Simple Hack to Go from Good to Great

TL; DR: Retrospective Facilitation — Going from Good to ? Great The magic technique to turn a boring Retrospective into an outstanding Retrospective is the rotation of the facilitator role equally among all team members. Check out the following ten benefits of this Retrospective facilitation practice, from boosting learning and skill development to ensuring continuity to encouraging ownership. ??

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Why and How to Earn Your PMP® Credential

Gaining your Project Management Professional (PMP) certification can be very beneficial for any project manager. Most successful PMP candidates treat preparing for the PMP exam as a personal project. As such, it requires careful planning and a structured approach. Eligibility criteria must be met, and the exam is known for its difficulty, sometimes requiring multiple attempts.

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Killing a Major Project is Hard


Introduction This article is a follow-up to an article that I published last fall ( Killing a Project ) that discusses what to do when pulling the plug or canceling a project, regardless of its size. Now I am going to concentrate on how to pull the plug on major projects, which is a difficult decision requiring complicated and objective evaluations.

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How to master release planning (+ Free Agile release plan)


With 80% of companies using Agile project management methodologies to run their businesses, release planning has become more important than ever. Release planning is the glue that connects your product vision and overall strategy to your day-to-day product development. Releases are the culmination of weeks or months of hard work — and without a clear and organized release planning schedule, all that work can end up going to waste.

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Boost Your Workflow: Evaluating Top Productivity Tools for Streamlining Business Operations and Success

Productivity Land

This post is developed in partnership with BetterHelp. In today’s fast-paced business environment, productivity is key to success. To stay competitive and achieve your goals, it’s important to have the right tools and strategies in place to streamline your operations and maximize your team’s output. Luckily, there are many productivity tools available that can help you do just that.

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How to Hire Remote Developers in 6 Steps


Hiring is never an easy task, but when hiring a remote dev team for your custom software needs, the process gets even more complicated. Assembling an excellent remote dev team takes more than two to tango. Finding a remote software developer with expertise in programming languages, frameworks, and databases while sharing the same organizational values is an uphill battle for HR managers.

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Master Citizen Development with PMI’s Three Offerings: Foundation, Practitioner and Business Architect


In the previous article, we discussed Key Concepts and Benefits of Citizen Development. In this article, we will be discussing the three different offerings provided by the Project Management Institute (PMI) for citizen development. As a reminder, citizen development is the process of non-technical individuals creating or contributing to the development of applications or software within their organizations.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How To Empower Enterprise Communications Teams With Project Management Software


In a fast-moving, dynamic business landscape, enterprise communication professionals have the opportunity to enhance their communication prowess and make a significant impact. Because keeping track of multiple projects and teams can often be overwhelming, this is where project management software comes in. Try Wrike for free The Importance of Project Management Software in Enterprise Communications Project management software has become an integral tool for modern businesses, enabling enterpri

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Hybrid working/Asynchronous audiobook/New ways in schooling/Workplaces for the anti-work trend

Lynne Cazaly

3 things needed in hybrid working As the world of hybrid work keeps evolving and changing, we’d do well to check on how it’s going and what tweaks and changes are needed. Two out of three key requirements for people seem to be lacking. Let’s look at them: ?Choice or Autonomy ?Mastery or Learning ?Connectivity in all its forms. From your experience and observations, which one/s are working in hybrid do you think?

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Decision-Making AI for Project Portfolios – with Stuart Easton | Video

Online PM Courses

Can AI help us make better decisions? Especially for selecting Project Portfolios. I discuss decision-making AI with Stuart Easton. The post Decision-Making AI for Project Portfolios – with Stuart Easton | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Creative Brief: 3 Examples to Help Drive Creative Agency Success

Function Point

Earlier this year, we completed two Webinars on using creative briefs in the design process. These Webinars were very well attended and I’m not surprised. The term “creative brief samples” is a highly searched term on the web. Since the Webinars and our subsequent posting of briefs for critique by the users of FP, we have developed 3 creative brief examples to contribute to this discussion.

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The Credential Everyone Wants: The PMP Certification

The Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification is one of many professional credentials that is awarded by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®. Currently, there are approximately 1.4 million PMI PMPs awarded by PMI, the world’s leading authority on management. The PMP® certification is accredited against the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001 and ISO/ANSI 17024 standards.

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Fixing Broken Work/A New Skill/Meet Less/Café Work Life/Productivity Theatre/Work Week Insights

Lynne Cazaly

Fixing the broken bits of work Will AI fix work? It’s a great question that new ways of working people are asking and wondering about. In Microsoft’s latest Work Trends Index Report we get to see how much we’re: - drowning in information - detesting meetings … still - wishing work had no meetings at all, and - innovating, not.