Wed.Jul 21, 2021

What is Level of Effort (LOE)? Plus, 5 Tips for Effort Estimation

Level of effort (LOE) is a project management term that refers to a specific type of project activity called support activities. Support activities do not yield deliverables, but rather fuel tasks that do. Therefore, the level of effort is how much work these tasks will take to complete.

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Is Hybrid Really a Popular Project Approach?

Girl's Guide to PM

What is hybrid project management? Hybrid project management is a trending topic at the moment. It refers to the tailoring of the project management approach in use to deliver work.

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What are Epics, User Stories, and Story Points? | Video

Online PM Courses

Epics, User Stories, and Story Points are three terms that are widely used in Agile Project Management and some of its methodologies. The post What are Epics, User Stories, and Story Points? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Agile Project Management Project Management: What is.

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Risk Management Strategies for Financial Institutions

Brad Egeland

When managing risks, several financial institutions tend to focus their energy and time on scheduled risk management.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Best Practice Program Design

PM Times

When managing major organizational change and improvement, programmes remain the most effective framework for achieving success.

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Making Measurement Meaningful with Evidence-Based Management

More than ever, organizations must focus on their investments and efforts. The ability for organizations to be agile is what will help them pivot and sustain.

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These 3 Warning Signs Will Keep PMO Directors Ahead of the Game


Signals, Alerts, and Notifications: Preventing PPM failure. It may go without saying, but sometimes it helps to hear what you already know…part of staying in control of your project portfolio means that you are always fully aware of what is happening in it.

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Introducing the PAL-EBM Training Class

Today, launches the new Professional Agile Leadership - Evidence Based Management ™ (EBM) training course. The ideas of EBM came from a simple idea that Ken Schwaber had when looking at the medical profession and the similarly named Evidence-Based-Medicine :-).

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These 3 Warning Signs Will Keep PMO Director Ahead of the Game


Signals, Alerts, and Notifications: Preventing PPM failure. It may go without saying, but sometimes it helps to hear what you already know…part of staying in control of your project portfolio means that you are always fully aware of what is happening in it.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Time to Market - It’s Not Just About Speed

I remember when I got a brand-new racing game for the Xbox a few years ago. My sons and I unwrapped it, popped it in, and marveled at the amazing graphics. The cars and scenery looked so real, so amazing!

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Extensibility and Composability: Composable Work Management Solutions and the Road to Delivering Greater Business Agility


In today’s fast-paced and complex business environment, enterprise organizations are facing growing challenges and continuous shifts in their business needs.

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4 Ways Organizations Use Goals Poorly (and How EBM Can Help)

I am often asked how to create better goals. This comes up at the team level, and it also comes up for the wider organization. When we are dealing with complexity, there is no one right way, no perfect template, and no best practice.

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The Unified Data Model and Its Superpowers in Resource Management


A goal for many professional services firms is to make decisions and execute processes based on dependable insights. But knowing where to begin isn’t always obvious? Creating and utilizing a Unified Data Model is the essential first step.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

Your Daily Scrum: Is the Scrum Master Role an Entry Level Job?

On today’s episode of YOUR DAILY SCRUM: Is the Scrum Master Role an Entry Level Job? Todd and Ryan focus on the skills need to be an effective Scrum Master and some of the anti-patterns they've seen along the way.

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Question Everything

Michael Downard

If you’re not sure who deserves more credit for the title of this article, here are some ideas

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The Slippery Slope from Personal Task Assignment to Lack of Team Ownership and Commitment

Sprint planning is an important event that has a significant impact on the team’s effectiveness and productivity during the sprint. The most critical aspects of successful sprint planning are the level of the team’s commitment to the goal of the sprint and handling the sprint backlog.

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Definition of Done vs. Acceptance Criteria


One of the common questions among many scrum teams is the difference between the definition of done and acceptance criteria and how they affect user stories. While acceptance criteria relate more to software development, the definition of done is unique to scrum.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

Beware of the Unintended Consequences of Incentive Plans.

In industries ranging from financial services to consulting and defense, we can find countless examples of how organizations employed incentive plans that produced behavior not aligned to the organization's desired strategic goals. The items that we measure should be based on our goals.

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Management: Evidence vs. Confidence - EBM

One personality trait we look for in managers is confidence. And rightfully so: It is needed to be able to make decisions and stand by them in adverse circumstances.

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Pitfalls (challenges) of implementing EBM

We have now launched a new course – Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (EBM), and it is an exceptional occasion to share my experience with implementing the framework. I have been actively working with the Evidence-Based Management (EBM) framework since 2015.

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The Evidence-Based Management (EBM) Train-the-Trainer (TtT) Experience

Getting Started. Professional Agile Leadership – Evidence-Based Management (PAL-EBM) is the newest course in the portfolio. To prepare the launch and our trainer community for this one-day workshop, we ran several train-the-trainer events.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Professionalism, Leadership and EBM

Professionalism in Leadership. In his post on May 6 2021 Dave West described professionalism within Scrum to focus on four aspects: Values, Customer Outcomes, Discipline and helping others be more professional.

Success of implementing EBM

Previously, I have described some challenges with the Evidence-Based Management implementation. There are plenty of challenges regarding the process of applying Evidence-Based Management, there are also great results.

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Taming the Zoo with EBM – How Evidence-Based Management Helps Solve Common Stakeholder Challenges

We've all had challenges with various stakeholders coming to us with a whole bunch of different information and wanting a whole bunch of different things. Who do I listen to? What’s most important? Why do I feel like I’m in a zoo?

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It's Scrum. It's Summer. Play the Scrummer Quiz!

Although we have finished the second round of the Scrummer quiz already, but you can join this quiz anytime. We have 3 more rounds to go, including this week starting today.

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

Metas, métricas y empirismo usando gestión basada en evidencias

He sido un defensor del marco de gestión basada en evidencias ( Evidence Based Management, EBM ) de durante algunos años. . Por fin llegó el momento de la gestión basada en evidencias. .

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