Tue.Dec 05, 2023

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THE GREAT POWER SHIFT

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Scroll across the map below to see how much unpaid overtime employees in each state worked throughout 2023.

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Project Budget Template for Google Sheets

ProjectManager.com

Excel project budget templates are one of the most popular tools to create a project budget. However, Excel isn’t the best tool for project budgeting as it doesn’t allow project team members to collaborate online, sharing files among team members it’s a time-consuming process, among other productivity drawbacks. Because of the hurdles of using Excel for project budgeting, many project teams are now using Google Sheets to create their project budgets and collaborate online.

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5 Ways to work smarter, not harder

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Did you know that in the US an employee individual typically works overtime in a year equating to not being paid until 14 February ? That’s 233 hours of ‘free’ work we give our employers because overtime is unpaid. For me, working from home for a portion of the week has given me back a balance that I didn’t have when I was in the office everyday.

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Podcast: Unlocking Business Agility with Evidence-Based Management with Patricia Kong, Todd Miller, Ryan Ripley, and Kurt Bittner

Scrum.org

Patricia Kong , Todd Miller, Kurt Bittner, and Ryan Ripley, authors of Unlocking Business Agility with Evidence-Based Management, joined the Mastering Agility podcast to talk about their latest book. About the book: Leverage Evidence-Based Management, a scientific method, to enable organizations to achieve goals under conditions of uncertainty. Organizations often believe in the certainty of their plans and see every deviation from the plan as a sign of failure.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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The Human Experience in the Digital AgeBy Stephen Plante

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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The Meta City, Remote Work, & the Strategic Project Manager

The Strategic Project Manager

This post provides an overview of the “Meta City” phenomenon – a fascinating evolution of society and geography. It then provides examples of three large organizations and how they are moving in new directions strategically and operationally, in line with Meta Cities. Finally, the post discusses several impacts to consider in the practices of strategy and project management.

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Becoming a Scrum Master - Laurens Bonnema's Insightful Story

Scrum.org

Today, we're thrilled to share a remarkable story from our recent "Becoming a Scrum Master" series, featuring none other than Laurens Bonnema, a seasoned professional Scrum trainer and Scrum Master. His journey, rife with challenges, learning experiences, and triumphs, offers invaluable insights for anyone aspiring to master Scrum. The Unconventional Start Laurens' introduction to Scrum was anything but ordinary.

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Deliver Minimum Viable Value (MVV) from your Kanban System

NimbleWork

Over the years, many Kanban systems have struggled to reach higher maturity levels. Explore how implementing a few simple practices can make a substantial difference. By adopting/adapting these ideas, you can potentially achieve remarkable results, although the extent may vary from team to team and across different environments. Discover practical tips to optimize your Kanban system’s maturity in our upcoming webinar by Sudipta Lahiri, an Accredited Kanban Trainer and Kanban Coaching Profe

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How can we tell if the Scrum Master is doing a great job?

Scrum.org

An excellent Scrum Master ensures the team self-manages, improves continuously, and removes obstacles effectively, leading to better autonomy and reliable delivery of quality, valuable increments. Each Scrum Team is unique, and the indicators of a great Scrum Master may vary based on team size, maturity, organisational culture, and specific challenges.

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Strategic Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Impact

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions.This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expendi

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On being accountable

Musings on Project Management

Are you accountable?Most of us want to answer 'yes, of course!'; how could it be otherwise? Most of us would endorse these ideas:I'm always accountable for what I do. I'm accountable for that which I am responsible.

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Mass Hiring 101: Strategies for Volume and Quality

Teamweek

In an ever-changing employment landscape where recruitment processes are becoming more complex and competitive, companies often find themselves in need of mass hiring strategies to ensure a steady supply of skilled employees. The challenge, however, is to achieve a balance between volume and quality. While hiring at scale is essential to fill crucial positions and meet company goals, merely filling an empty seat quickly with the first candidates who come your way won’t do much for the busi

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Scrum: How long should your Sprint be? Single vs Multi Scrum Teams

Scrum.org

Did you ever notice that a lot of scrum teams are having two-week sprints? Is that the right thing to do? A lot of people say we need to be consistent, we need to have the same sprint length so that we’re all on the same rhythm, etc. I think there is a fundamental problem with that. Why would you have every team having the same sprint? There might be some situations where that would be valid.

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A Startup’s Guide to Building a Strong Online Presence on a Budget

Binfire

As the modern world becomes increasingly tech-driven, innovation and digital agility are rapidly becoming critical determinants of business success. As a founder or stakeholder in a tech startup, you’re likely no stranger to the rapid pace at which technology evolves. But having a groundbreaking product or solution is only half the battle. How do you ensure that your tech startup stands out in the crowded digital realm?

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.