Fri.Nov 29, 2019

10 Chats & Diagrams for Better Project Management

ProProfs Project Management

Managing a myriad of projects always takes a heavy toll on business owners because there are many problems that can halt the workflow. That’s the main reason why businesses always prefer to get experienced and certified project managers on board.

Thinking Tools for Sensemaking

Lynne Cazaly

Sensemaking is our ability to understand the deeper meaning of what’s going on. In a crazy cray-cray world, with pressure to process vast amounts of information in lengthy meetings, we need to make sense as quickly as possible. But how? Do we sit around a meeting table, talking and listening as best we can? Sadly, this is the default and gives us too much talk and not enough sense. You know, non-sense. So do this instead: CLARIFY THE CONTEXT. Why are we doing this work?

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Top 7 Leadership Articles: Autumn Edition

Epicflow Blog

Leadership is a property that has no limits. It requires constant self-improvement as it’s closely related to interpersonal interaction. For a good business leader, lifelong education is a must if they want to be surrounded by true followers.

Traverse the Breadth

Lynne Cazaly

Once you’ve got context (see previous post), go wide on a topic before going deep. Map out the scope of what this thing could be. It may not be where you are right now, or where you’re going, but identifying how broad this thing is helps see where our thinking could go. Once you’ve labelled or identified the breadth of a topic, you can draw people in to focus on different parts. When tangents are taken by people trying to make sense, you can see where they are on the breadth.

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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?

Guru surgery

Resource Guru

It’s amazing how supposedly temporary beta solutions have a habit of becoming quite permanent. I’m talking about our poor lobotomised guru as shown here: Fortunately, we finally got round to removing that awful loading animation for the schedule and replacing it with a much nicer one.

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