Mon.Aug 08, 2022

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How To Avoid The 4 Sins of Meetings

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Have you ever been in a meeting where one person dominated the conversation? I have. The person I’m thinking of was a senior manager. Very well respected and a lovely guy. But he hadn’t done a hands-on frontline job with customers for quite some time. The meeting was to discuss processes. The people who did the processes were there. But they didn’t contribute as much as I thought they should.

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Agile Micromanagement — Seriously?

TL; DR: Agile Micromanagement. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Indeed, given that Scrum is a framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. For example, the Scrum Guide clearly states the importance of self-management at the Scrum team level. Nevertheless, the prevailing cause of many messed-up attempts to use Scrum result from what I call agile micromanagement, a pseudo-commitment to agile principles only to be overridden whenever i

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How To Manage Fixed Date Projects in PRINCE2®

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Planning is an essential part of what project managers do, so you would expect there to be some mention of how to deal with fixed date projects in the PRINCE2® manuals. There isn’t. Fixed date projects only get a passing mention in the Managing Successful Projects book , and you’d have to look really hard to find a mention of managing time constraints in the Directing Successful Projects book.

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What Scrum Teams Can Learn From The Ferrari F1 2022 Season So Far

The 2022 F1 season has introduced a new array of aerodynamic rules. The cars look and behave vastly differently compared to last year’s and that poses both challenges and opportunities for Formula teams. One of the biggest revelations at the beginning of the season was the car design Ferrari had come up with. The sidepods (the air intake covers on both sides of the car) look like a heavy object fell onto it and left a big dent.

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Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid Teams

The leadership style that the leaders adopt during engagement is critical in gaining team member support for building a positive thinking team. The challenge is in deciding whether to adopt an engagement focused leadership style that emphasizes human behavior characteristics such as personalities, or to a task-oriented leadership style that focuses on the work needed to be performed and the tools to be used.

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How Project Management Software Can Make Consultant’s Life Easier


Most of my Professional Services colleagues don’t utilize project management software. Why? Some aren’t aware it exists and have never tried it before. Others think the time investment to learn a new software program isn’t worth the value it could provide. . In my 10+ years of working in professional services, it’s always been a pain point to juggle multiple priorities and projects with various deadlines and resource constraints across teams.

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What Are Cost Estimation and Budgeting?


Generating an accurate estimate is one of the crucial aspects of job management, leading to successful project execution. Not only do estimates help you win new business, but they also determine the project budget, manage resources, focus on schedule, and ultimately deal with invoicing. Unfortunately, companies often underestimate what's necessary to complete the job.

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3 Säulen, die auch dir helfen können, die PSM-3-Prüfung zu bestehen

„Wie kann ich mich auf die PSM-3-Prüfung vorbereiten?“. Diese Frage erreicht mich in letzter Zeit häufig über LinkedIn. Die meisten erwarten nun eine einfache Antwort auf diese einfache Frage. Am liebsten noch in Form eines Kochrezepts. Bereite X vor, füge Y hinzu, dreimal umrühren und einmal aufkochen et voilà. Fertig ist das PSM-3-Zertifikat. . Vor einigen Jahren habe ich die PSM-3-Prüfung mit mehr als 90 % bestanden.

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How to Create a Work Plan for a Project [Guide + Visual Examples]

GanttPRO Project Management

Striving to improve your project management skills, you should clearly know how to create a work plan for a project with ease. Poor planning can be a nightmare for any […]. The post How to Create a Work Plan for a Project [Guide + Visual Examples] first appeared on GanttPRO.

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The asymmetry of value

Musings on Project Management

I've written a couple of books on project value; you can see the book covers at the end of this blog.One of my themes in these books is a version of cybernetics:Projects are transformative of disparate inputs into something of greater value. More than a transfer function, projects fundamentally alter the collective value of resources in a cybernetics way: the value of the output is all but.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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[VLOG] What Does The Scrum Master Do All Day Part 2

Hey. How did your week start? I hope you are well and keeping productive folks. The first video that I made on "What the Scrum Master does all day" received tons of positive feedback. Thanks for your support everyone. I really appreciate it. As that video has received more than 100 likes and as promised in that video, I have made the sequel to that video.