Mon.Mar 27, 2023

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Creating a Personal Readme for Scrum Masters

TL; DR: Creating a Personal Readme for Scrum Masters with ChatGPT Providing a personal readme to your new teammates and stakeholders as a Scrum Master is a great way to build trust and rapport while managing expectations at the same time. I do so regularly and having a template for that purpose comes in handy. Therefore, I thought it also might be an excellent exercise to test ChatGPT on more practical aspects of a Scrum Master’s work.

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Our project management future is analog…

Kiron Bondale

I’ve just finished reading The Revenge of Analog and The Future is Analog by David Sax. In both of these books, he provides compelling arguments supported by a number of case studies taken from different domains to show that while some might envision the future as becoming more and more digital, we will continue to cherish and yearn for analog experiences.

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Minimize your maximum schedule

Musings on Project Management

To minimize your maximum schedule is a good thing. Or, it should be.Here's how to do it:Subordinate all other priorities to the most important tasks. This begs the question: is there an objective measure of importance, and from whom or what does such a measure emanate?If you can measure 'importance' (see above) then do the densest tasks first, as measured by the ratio of importance to time.

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What is Stakeholder Analysis? (With Free Stakeholder Engagement Plan)


If you want your projects to succeed, you need your stakeholders on board early. Unfortunately, too many project managers and development teams are eager to build and skip the stakeholder analysis stage. But this is a mistake. Stakeholder analysis is the best way to identify, categorize, and plan your engagement strategy with everyone who’s interested and can influence the outcome of your project.

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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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Sustainability: Debunking the False Notion That It Adds Costs

Green Project Management

What comes to mind when we hear the term “sustainability”? Sustainability is multifaceted and complex. It is wide in range, and its spectrum encompasses everything from modern slavery to energy efficiency. To many, when you ask them, “what is the first thing that pops into their head when you hear the word sustainability,” it usually […] The post Sustainability: Debunking the False Notion That It Adds Costs appeared first on Driving Sustainable Change.

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ActiveCollab Is the Backbone of Our Work


Havelkadesign [[link] was created in Osijek (Croatia) by interior designer Jelena Havelka, who holds an MA in Interior Design diploma from the prestigious University of Westminster in London. Last year the company celebrated its first decade of successful work. OUR STORY The business adapted through the years. We started with personalized home interior projects, while currently, we are focusing on complex turn-key projects, which mostly specialized office interiors for IT companies.

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Top 10 Project Management Challenges Faced by Agencies (and How to Overcome Them)

Function Point

Project management is a vital component of any successful agency, but it can also be one of the most challenging aspects to navigate. From tight deadlines, and constant pressure, to a lack of communication between stakeholders, there are a variety of obstacles that can arise throughout the project lifecycle. In this article, we will be exploring the top 10 project management challenges faced by agencies and how to overcome them.

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Using Timeline View for A Sprint in MS Project Agile

Management Yogi

Timeline view is a useful view in MS Project traditional as well as Agile. With this view, you can quickly visualize the complete Sprint, features in a Sprint, tasks along with features, various Sprint events as well as increments as milestones.In another article, I’ve demonstrated such capabilities. You can read the article here: Adjusting A Sprint in Progress with MS Project Agile.

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How Instant Gratification Affects the Way We Work


Understanding how instant gratification affects the way we work helps us to avoid behaviors that don’t serve us, and optimize habits and patterns that do. Let’s suppose you own a piece of property that is overgrown with branches and vines. One path crosses the property and allows you to walk quickly from one side to the other. This pathway is established, so it’s easy to take it every time instead of creating new paths that allow you to see more of your land and explore what it offer

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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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How To Flex Your Creative Muscle In Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

According to a LinkedIn Global Talent Trends report, creativity is one of the most desired and versatile soft skills in today’s workforce. I often find myself wondering what is creativity strategy’s place in project management? As the workforce environment shifts and companies increasingly look to recruit multi-disciplinary employees, project managers will be asked to reimagine […] The post How To Flex Your Creative Muscle In Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project M

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What Is Lead Time?


In an ideal world, things would happen when you snap your fingers. But you know that it never works that way in reality. There’s always a delay — getting from point A to point B takes effort and, more importantly, time. To plan anything effectively — whether it’s a project or a production process — you need to understand how long it takes to go from starting line to the finish line.

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Scrum im Selbststudium – Teil 16: Das Scrum Team übernimmt die Verantwortung, jeden Sprint ein wertvolles Inkrement bereitzustellen

Willkommen zum 16. Artikel der „Scrum im Selbststudium“-Artikelreihe. Solltest du den letzten Artikel verpasst haben, findest du ihn hier. Wer ist Teil des Scrum Teams? „Der zentrale Bestandteil von Scrum ist ein kleines Team von Menschen, ein Scrum Team. Das Scrum Team besteht aus einem Scrum Master, einem Product Owner und Developern.“ – Scrum Guide, 2020 Ein Scrum Team besteht also aus einem Product Owner, mehreren Entwicklern und einem Scrum Master.

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How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the PM Profession?

Online PM Courses

How will Artificial Intelligence impact the Project Management profession? I speak with the leading academic, Dr Nicholas Dacre. The post How will Artificial Intelligence Impact the PM Profession? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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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.

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10 Employee Time Tracking Software


Are you looking for an effective way to track employee time and boost productivity? Look no further! This blog will provide you with a comprehensive list of the top 10 employee time tracking software that can help you monitor and manage employee hours easily.

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Trevor Smith – Senior Consultant

Clint Padgett – Project Success

Trevor is a Senior Consultant with PSI since March 2022. He previously worked with companies in the semiconductor and heavy manufacturing sectors across the country, enjoying learning about new organizations and working with the individuals at those companies to help them succeed with their projects. Prior to joining PSI, Trevor spent nine years in the Army as an Infantry and Signal Corps Officer.