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The Future is unknown

Scrum.org

The future is unknown. The future is unknown and although some people claim to be able to predict the future, most people can't. But to look a little ahead, into the future, to have a sense of when certain items on the Product Backlog are finished, predictability would be very useful.

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10 Best Free Resource Management Software In 2021

The Digital Project Manager

I’ll gladly pay you Tuesday for resource management software today—or wait, scratch that, I’ll just go and get it for free! The post 10 Best Free Resource Management Software In 2021 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Resource Management & Scheduling Tools

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Resource Guru

In 2019, Wellingtone , a UK-based PMO consultancy, surveyed 150 organizations about the state of project management.

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Why a Majority of Projects Fail and How to Avoid it

Brad Egeland

If we had a magic potion that would make it so no projects could ever fail, there's no question we could sell it for a ton of money.

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Why You Need to Prioritize The Employee Experience in 2022

Speaker: Steve Luh, Alexis Barone, Nick Roco

In this interactive discussion, Wrike’s Nick Roco, Steve Luh, and Alexis Barone will provide recommendations on how to deliver employee experiences that separate you from your competition.

Top 7 Tools and Apps for Professional Services Organizations

EasyProjects

The business world can argue about every topic in the world, except for one fact: change is inevitable. The changing scenery in industries and organizations derives from innovations and workers looking to adapt to new tools and processes.

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8 Project Management Software Benefits: Why Use It?

The Digital Project Manager

The post 8 Project Management Software Benefits: Why Use It? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Topics

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5 Tips for Better Thinking

Lynne Cazaly

Here they are … because better thinking leads to better decisions and results and outcomes. Think about thinking 2. Be aware of loops 3. Add to your mental model toolbox 4. Make diversity the rule not the exception 5. Remember emotional agility (and Susan David, Ph.D. book ‘Emotional Agility’ is a beauty!) Read more about each of these five tips in this Entrepreneur Media article by Aytekin Tank from JotForm. cognitive learning skills thinking work skills

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20 Years & 20 Success Stories: InLoox Anniversary E-Book

Inloox

The hands-on success stories describe the challenges companies from various industries faced, how they structured their project management and which advantages they achieved by using InLoox. Download our eBook for free and read project stories from these and other industries: Automotive industry.

Work that works

Lynne Cazaly

So says PepsiCo with their new flexible working model, ‘work that works’ in this article 80,000 staff will never work a standard 9-5 working week again. “Instead, the business has empowered its managers to determine which of their team members are needed in the office and when, and what work can be completed remotely, on a project-by-project basis.” ” Wow! It’s pretty big isn’t it.

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

My door is open

Brett Harned

I recently jumped back out in the hallway of my career and decided to return to my career in project management consulting and coaching. This is a space where I’m most comfortable, energized, and effective.

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What to do when you dread the week ahead

Lynne Cazaly

Mondayitis is when it hits but many of us feel the dread of the working week before that, while we’re still in the weekend! An article labels the ‘Sunday Scaries’ that feeling when you’re already overwhelmed by what’s ahead and you haven’t even started the working week yet! Do you dread?

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Overwhelmed with to-do

Lynne Cazaly

When the ratio of to-do and done seems to be weighted in favour of to-do… what do you do? Many people take the overwhelm path. It’s all too much. But here are 5 steps that might help , thanks to Art Markman’s article in Fast Company. And if you don’t have time - or energy - to read it, I made you a picture of 5 steps. Do them, one by one. argh overload overwhelm productivity

Are you making things easier

Lynne Cazaly

Today I’m working with a group of leaders on building their facilitation skills. Facilitation at its heart means ‘ease’, to make progress with ease. And ease is a great perspective to take. Ask yourself - are we making this harder than it needs to be? what could we do that would make it easier? - how can I make it easier for them? what does the team think would make it easier? Easy doesn’t mean it’s not good or not valuable.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

Resisting the flexible future

Lynne Cazaly

It’s not that we have to work remotely, it’s that we are ‘clinging’ to office based practices. At least someone or some people are clinging. It may not be you. You might be good to go with a more flexible working arrangement. But clinging to old practices has happened for centuries. The new is uncertain. ‘We’re not adopting new ways until we have proof that they work’, said a leader recently.

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Too much information

Lynne Cazaly

The answer isn’t to communicate less. It’s to adopt some better practices. This article from the World Economic Forum ties nicely to some of the thinking in my book ‘Argh! Too much information, not enough brain’ There’s plenty of information to be had. There’s so much that it even has a name : infodemic. And synthesising or reducing information all the time isn’t the answer either.

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Do the switcheroo on your thinking

Lynne Cazaly

How readily and easily might you be able to change your mind? What would it take? The more cognitive flexibility you have, the better able to respond and adapt to change you’ll be. It makes sense, right, but still we see people ‘dig in’, ‘stick to their guns’, ‘hold the line’ But in these times of crazy change and uncertainty, convicted beliefs may be more practical if they loosened up a little.

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The most important person to influence

Lynne Cazaly

Much is written about influence: how to use it, who is impacted by it and how to get more of it. Of all the people you focus on influencing, do you put effort into influencing yourself? Do you know what to do to change your state, how you’re feeling, or what you’re doing? Rather than just accepting things for how they are or ‘going with the flow’, a more deliberate practice is to be able to influence yourself. To shift and change how you think and respond to things.

2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

Do this simple thing to make your ?brain work better

Lynne Cazaly

For all the hours we’re intensely focusing, working, pushing for deadlines and trying to be productive, there are times when we need something … softer. How about this : do you like the idea of ‘soft fascination’? It sounds a little dreamy, a little curious, and as it turns out, highly recharging and refreshing. Overworking our attention wears it out. There isn’t a never ending supply. We have to recharge. Frequently.