Thu.May 16, 2019

Why PMOs Need to Invest in Project Manager Skill and Experience

MavenLink

Take this simple test – it will only take a few seconds but will tell you a lot. Do you believe that all projects are equal? Do you believe that all project managers are equal? The answer should be obvious but often isn’t within organisations. How Are You Approaching Project Management?

Agile Practices: How to Run a Lean Coffee

Project Bliss

The term Lean Coffee doesn’t sound like a productive meeting session. But that’s EXACTLY what it’s intended to be. It’s structured in a way that allows participants to quickly talk through various topics they choose in a short amount of time. Sounds promising, you say?

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11 Ways to Build the Strengths of Your Team Members

LiquidPlanner

To lead a top-performing team, you need to do more than direct and delegate work. Truly effective managers can recognize the unique strengths of each team member and optimize all those natural gifts. If you’re in a leadership position, this might sound like a daunting task, but it’s not.

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Using Operational Excellence to Be More Productive

ProjectManager.com

People often think of productivity on an individual scale: how can I be more productive? But most of us work for organizations, and if the organization isn’t productive, then you can’t be productive either.

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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.

Artificial Intelligence In Project Management: Pros & Cons

ProProfs Project Management

The advent of artificial intelligence (AI) has raised various questions and theories among people. Right from “whether AI is ethical?” to “how exactly will it change the world?”, there are numerous questions that are yet to be unanswered. But, what about the questions we can answer?

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25 Practical Project Team Development Practices

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Project managers don’t usually have a specific budget for team development, and yet, as the PMBoK says, teamwork is a critical factor for project success, and developing effective project tea ms is one of the primary responsibilities of the project manager.

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Phrases Used for Technical Performance Measures

Herding Cats

All project progress is measured independent of resources expended - Mr. Gary Bliss, Director Performance Assessment and Root Cause Analysis (PARCA), US Department of Defense. The phrases used here are the results of research conducted on behalf of PARCA.

Why We’re Hardwired To Love The Hustle (Hint: It's Complicated)

Trello

The struggle is real. Or is it? Productivity

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Managing information overload in a world of too much %$#&* information

Lynne Cazaly

The Institute for the Future said cognitive load coping was a 'got to have it' skill for 2020. I've been keynoting at conferences on Day 1 giving delegates these much needed 'cognitive load coping' skills. Are we ever 'taught' or 'shown' what to do in a situation of information overload? Many people zone out, reach for the comfort of their mobile device, feign understanding (head nodding) or daydream. Info overload at conferences happens: ?? g-r-a-d-u-a-l-l-y (end of Day 1 you feel zombie-ish).

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

We are more than pale, male stale

Lynne Cazaly

Quote diversity. For your blog, presentation, proposal or slide deck … when you want to quote someone, quote with diversity. There’s a bias here and we need to act on it to counter it. Not all your quotations need to come from Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein or Henry Ford. It’s worth finding greater diversity. You don’t need to choose from the first 4 quotes that come up when you Google ‘innovation quotations’ or ‘leadership quotes’. It’s lazy … and biased.

Know where your thinking is at

Lynne Cazaly

With all the information flooding in to our mind - posts, meetings, documents, reports, media. plus the things we make up in our own mind - knowing where your thinking is at is a powerful form of self-leadership. Where are you? ?? Are you at HINDSIGHT - the past? This is about stories, sharing what happened and it helps us make sense of now or the future via what has already taken place. ?? Are you at INSIGHT - the now, present? This is where information is coming in ("incoming!!")