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The secret weapon to precise project planning: Parametric estimating (with examples!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is parametric estimation? Parametric estimating is a form of project estimation that works for time, resource and cost estimates. It uses parameters (characteristics) to create estimates based on what you already know, so in that respect it’s useful for a project manager because it’s reliable. You get accurate data because they are data-based and thought-through – it’s a quantitative approach.

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Acumatica Construction Edition: Key Features and Integrations

ProjectManager.com

Acumatica has many modules for construction. However, Acumatica Construction Edition isn’t a fully functioning construction project management software. While construction general contractors can use Acumatica’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage operations, they’ll need integrations to share construction project data. Let’s look at how integrations for the Acumatica Construction Edition can give general contractors and their teams the best of both worlds.

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Rethinking Planning in Scrum: From Project Management to Agile Mastery (From PM to PSM 18)

Scrum.org

The Planning Performance Domain in traditional project management provides a framework for organized and coordinated project progression. However, in transitioning to a Scrum Master role, the approach to planning undergoes a significant shift. Scrum embraces a more adaptive, iterative planning process, acknowledging the fallacy of small numbers - the idea that increased detail in long-term planning often leads to larger margins of error.

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Still using Spreadsheet and Stickies? The Risk of “Fragmented Work”

NimbleWork

Too many teams in too many organizations use spreadsheets , notepads and email to plan and track the work they do. This results in lost time tracking the latest versions of work plans, documents and deliverables, lost knowledge and learning when people leave, and high cost of project governance. Using a project/ work management platform helps harness two critical organizational assets – especially for Knowledge organizations – knowledge and people.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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Scrum Team is Not.Scrum Team is.

Scrum.org

In the Scrum framework, the Scrum Team is the backbone of it. However, misconceptions about the accountability and dynamics of a Scrum Team can hinder its effectiveness. To maximize the potential of Scrum, it’s essential to understand what a Scrum Team truly is and what it is not. This article aims to dispel common myths and provide a clear picture of the Scrum Team’s core principles and practices.

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How to Make a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets: Ultimate Guide With Visual Examples & Beneficial Alternative

GanttPRO Project Management

A Gantt chart has become a reliable tool for Google Sheets users, enabling them to plan, organize, and manage project tasks efficiently. If you wonder how to make a Gantt […] The post How to Make a Gantt Chart in Google Sheets: Ultimate Guide With Visual Examples & Beneficial Alternative first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Organizing for Project Success by Humanizing Work! – Webinar Series

NimbleWork

Even as the world has moved on to a “Project-driven Economy, where companies are spending more than 50% of their budgets on change and improvement initiatives, their teams are struggling to effectively manage their work and projects without an effective organizational work management policy, framework, and technology – using nothing more than spreadsheet , email and sticky notes.

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Microsoft Planner vs. Project vs. Celoxis: Which Tool is Best?

Celoxis

Compare Celoxis, Microsoft Planner, and Microsoft Project to find the best project management software. This PPM tool comparison highlights features, usability, and pricing.

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Agile is Dead! Long Live Pragmatic Agile!

NimbleWork

Let’s face it – Agile has been the way the world has moved over the last two decades. However, implementing Agile can be a challenge for most organizations. Over the years, the lean/ agile methods – with contributions from different bodies of knowledge – have become increasingly difficult to implement and follow. The Pragmatic Agile capabilities from Nimble addresses this challenge.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Un Product Owner Profesional

Scrum.org

Un Product Owner Profesional El Product Owner tiene la responsabilidad de maximizar la entrega de valor. Esta responsabilidad puede requerir desarrollar una variedad de competencias y habilidades como son: Liderar hacia el valor, Involucrar en la visión, y evolucionar el producto con la validación a través de un enfoque incremental y empírico. El Involucrar en la visión implica definirla y colaborar con los interesados y equipos Scrum para ponerla en uso y en práctica.

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It’s Time to STOP Overloading your Teams – A Lean Approach to Work Management

NimbleWork

Knowledge work teams – marketing, HR, operations, product and IT teams around the world struggle with too much work, unclear or conflicting priority and clogged workflows due to context switching. Lean principles for Product Development and Value Stream Management have been around for a long time. However, their adoption has been somewhat restricted to software product and engineering teams.

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The Role Of Agile In Lean Change Management

Scrum.org

Shifting an organisation – of any size and in any industry – from a traditional Waterfall approach to project management towards a more dynamic Agile approach demands fundamental changes in the ways people work. As the 14th Annual State of Agile Report noted: “Agile adoption improves key capabilities needed to respond to current business challenges, especially those resulting from the pandemic.

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Visualize your Work – The Secret to Successful Project Management

NimbleWork

A picture is worth a 1000 tasks/ links. In spite of excellent project management practices and tight project control, project managers and teams struggle to communicate the status of projects , seek help when needed, and ensure that all stakehlders are on the same page. The importance of visualizing your teams’ workflows and work cannot be overstated.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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How to Manage Competing Priorities: 5 Effective Strategies and 5 Tips to Prevent Them

Epicflow Blog

Whether at work or in everyday life, we don’t like to appear in situations where we don’t know which way to turn because there are too many tasks, and everything is important. However, it’s common in the modern fast-paced project environment — overlapping deadlines, the same resources required for several projects, or competing stakeholder requirements, to name a few.

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Breaking Free from the Delivery Drain: Emphasizing Product Discovery

Scrum.org

Product Managers and Product Owners often find themselves caught in the delivery drain, where their time and energy are consumed by the operational aspects of getting a product out the door. This focus on delivery not only drains their resources. But also forces them to operate on an operational level, leaving little room for the strategic and tactical thinking that drives real product innovation.

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7 Ultimate Alternatives to Indify Notion Widgets for Superior Productivity

UPQODE

In the digital age, where efficiency and organization drive personal and professional success, tools like Notion have become essential. Notion is a dynamic workspace application that merges note-taking, task management, databases, and calendars into a singular, streamlined platform. A significant feature that enhances Notion’s functionality is its use of widgets—integrated tools that offer dynamic information displays and functional enhancements directly within your pages.