Wed.Sep 22, 2021

Project Time Management: Strategies, Tips & Tools

Time is not on your side when it comes to project management. Work piles up and deadlines approach quickly. While project managers haven’t figured out how to bend time and space to their bidding, there are time management techniques that you can use to manage the time you spend on tasks.

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Project Budgeting: An Interview with Sol Benady

Girl's Guide to PM

Sol Benady is a management consultant, Fintech entrepreneur, and program manager working in the banking sector.

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Why do we need Estimation?


If our estimates are wrong most of the time, why should we even attempt estimating in the first place? Since we are in a complex world and the requirements, customer demands, and technology change rapidly, we know little about what & how we are going to develop. We learn more through empiricism.

Accept what you can’t change, change what you can’t accept

Brad Egeland

Managing projects is not an easy, straightforward task. There are playbooks, but do they really apply to any given project? Do they provide a basic framework to follow? Yes, in many cases. But show me an inflexible project manager and I will show you one that will fail more often than succeed.

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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.

4 Tips How to Gain Managerial Alignment in Your Organization without Gantt Charts


Managing multiple projects in parallel within a portfolio of projects requires strong managerial alignment. Managerial alignment is when managers are in line with their supervisors and the ones that they supervise.

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How to Spot Trends Early and Pivot Your Marketing Strategy


Learn how to spot trends early and create more compelling marketing campaigns in our latest article. As a marketer, you’re essentially in the business of trends. At any given point, you’re making, chasing, or amplifying trends. Pursuing trends can be tricky.

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5 Reasons to Consider pmxboard Full Agile Management Board Set for your professional and private life!

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1.The first and the only full Agile and Lean Management Set! The most comprehensive Agile Management Set in the world Everything you would need in order to build your complete Agile process is in one package.

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Certainty Is Poisonous. Curiosity Gives Life.

As I stepped outside for my morning walk just before dawn, I took in a different scene than normal - it was very foggy out. It was beautiful to see the neighborhood scenery slowly appear before me as I wondered at the daybreak beaming between tree branches. .

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Managing Tasks As A Project Manager: 3 Key Strategies For 2022

The Digital Project Manager

Learn about the value of systems thinking for project management, and get three key strategies for managing tasks using systems thinking. The post Managing Tasks As A Project Manager: 3 Key Strategies For 2022 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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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!

Hello Hybrid - ebook

Lynne Cazaly

As many workplaces experience more hybrid ways of working - some people are here, some there, some on site, some working from home - the challenges of engaging and leading in this environment can be tricky.

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Smells Like Team Spirit (Free Stickers and Scrum Poster)

. This week marks the 30th anniversary of the release of the Nevermind album by Nirvana with the iconic song "Smells Like Teen Spirit" which became the trend setter for an entire genre. We took the occasion of the anniversary and turned it into something fun by creating an agile sticker (4"x3.8"

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Weapons in the battle of distraction

Lynne Cazaly

Imagine wearing a huge motorcycle helmet that blocks the ‘out there’ and let’s you focus on the ‘in here’ It has a screen, noise cancelling everything and lets you get on with it, minus distractions. This seemingly crazy idea from 2017 was earlier considered by SciFi Pioneer Hugo Gernsback in the 1920s. ‘The Isolator’ as it was called earlier, was designed to block out the distractions that are all too familiar to us.

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Building a Working Relationship with Your Project Sponsor – With Jonathan Norman | Video

Online PM Courses

Jonathan Norman has a lifelong interest in communication at work. We talk about building a working relationship with your project sponsor. The post Building a Working Relationship with Your Project Sponsor – With Jonathan Norman | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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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.

Brighten up your creative mindset

Lynne Cazaly

Creativity isn't just for artists, painters, sculptors and creators. It's helpful for problem solving, opportunity making, perspective taking. Check out this quick video tip on how to build your creative mindset. creative creativity innovation learning perspective problem solving

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A high potential for. burnout

Lynne Cazaly

Why is it some people working with some leaders in some environments experience burnout. yet other don’t? This difference is stark and at the heart of why some things fire us up. and others burn us out. In this Forbes article by Alain Hunkins , it’s revealed that “engaged employees who have job flexibility tend to work more hours per week than the average employee, while reporting higher wellbeing.

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Psychological safety in a hybrid world

Lynne Cazaly

The mix of some people here, some people there, some people anywhere, is creating this hybrid world of work. And it requires some subtle responses. Psychological safety is still psychological safety. No matter where people are working from. Amy Edmondson’s work is extended here in collaboration with Mark Mortensen in this Harvard Business Review article that’s a must read for leaders and managers. Navigating the hybrid world of work requires a step by step process.

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Back-to-back is bad to worse

Lynne Cazaly

If the view is ‘full of colour’ when you look at your diary or schedule, you could be in the back-to-back brigade who don’t get a break. The scheduling - and acceptance - of a day of meetings running one into the other, is tiring, inefficient and distracting. This Forbes article by Bruce Rogers talks more about how our brains needs a break. Our ability to focus lessens as the day goes on and the cognitive load of no, or few, breaks doesn’t serve us either.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

Connecting with no watercooler

Lynne Cazaly

Many people grieve the spontaneous and serendipitous connections at the watercooler. Lots of moments have been lost with remote work: interactions in the kitchen, collecting documents from the printer, walking to and from (and in) the bathroom, riding the elevator, walking to the station or car park, strolling to the cafe, walking between meetings. So many incidental interactions and happy collisions (or avoidance ??) that were happening, and now aren’t. Alex Howland, Ph.D.

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Team Building is Booming

Lynne Cazaly

Ropes courses, race around the world games and traditional team building stuff has all but disappeared without the face to face work of the past year. But if all of your online gatherings are all work and no play, it’s not bringing the relaxation, connection and laughter potential that a more human, fun experience can bring. Many leaders are tapping the creativity that’s come from the online team building boom.

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So smart. but making silly decisions

Lynne Cazaly

As we try to cope with the overwhelm of daily information, our brains work to protect us. from ‘over-arousal’ When it’s all too much, we create oversimplified ways of thinking. It’s easier. But this means we can slip up in our decision making. WATCH OUT for ways of thinking that are: 1. Binary (yes/no) 2. Intuitive (based on the past) 3. Confirmative (aligned to our biases) 4. Primary Effect (we overlook the ripple effect).

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You couldn’t work from there. could you?

Lynne Cazaly

How many work places and work spaces might you have? Three? ‘Third place’ is a term from Ray Oldenburg, sociologist and author of ‘The Great Good Place’ The third place came about as suburbs grew : ‘if our homes were the “first” place, and our offices the “second” place, then the “third” place was most everything in between - or the more informal places where community gatherings would occur.’

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.