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Every Scrum Team works on a vibration - Professional Mind series (#2)

#2 blog post of the Professional Mind for Professional Scrum Series If you look at Scrum Teams all around the world, you recognize a spectrum of productivity from completely passive to fully proactive teams. Productivity is a word that is used to represent the state of our way of working as a team. But beneath it, there is a more fundamental concept called vibration.

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How to Choose a Project Name: Tips & 10 Project Code Names

Most organizations use project names as they’re a quick way to remember projects and programs. Some project managers think those names should describe a project’s purpose or its main goals, while others simply choose cool or catchy project names to lighten up the mood in the organization. While it can be challenging, creating project code names is a meaningful task that you and your team will value.


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Tuesday Tip #3: Customize Your Availability and Never Be Overbooked


Planning around personal schedules is a headache for any manager. Combine that with changes in project scope or timing and it’s no wonder that people end up overloaded and stressed. Lacking insight into someone’s real time availability when you’re assigning their work can have serious consequences including: Missed deadlines Strained relationships Diminished productivity Having a balanced workload is critical for the health and well being of your team.

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Product Owners, you do NOT accept the work in the Sprint Review

In 2001 Ron Jeffries coined the 3Cs acronym[1]. 22 years later it is still more then current and relevant, especially in a Scrum context, even though it originated originally in eXtreme Programming. Card, Conversation, Confirmation Card The card can be either a physical card or a ticket in an electronic tool. It is the place where the Scrum team writes (a strategic Product Owner delegates much of the work to the Developers) down all the relevant information for a Product Backlog item.

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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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Win at Digital Transformation By Connecting Portfolio Management and Value Stream Management 


No organization in any industry is immune to the necessity of digital transformation to remain competitive. Four out of five CEOs are looking to digital technology investments to counter current economic pressures, including inflation, scarce talent, and supply constraints. However, many digital transformation initiatives struggle to deliver the expected financial value, with more than half lagging behind original estimates, according to a Gartner survey of CIOs.

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Setting Priorities in a Multi-Project Environment: What You Need to Know

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In our hectic world, where you have many irons in the fire, prioritization is the only key to getting things done successfully. The same is true for project management. When you have a dozen projects in the pipeline, you won’t be able to deliver them all successfully without determining what matters most for the moment. However, setting the right priorities can put things in perspective.

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The importance of Transparency during the entire Sprint (05)

Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and transparency is one of the three pillars. During each of the Scrum Events, and throughout the Sprint itself, the Scrum Team and the stakeholders need transparency so there is a common understanding. Transparency as such is way more than bringing “visibility”. It is about reaching ”a common understanding”.

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The Key to Making an Efficient Content Pipeline in 2023


What is the meaning of the content pipeline? As content creation continues to accelerate in the digital age, it’s important to stay ahead of the game by finding ways to build an efficient content pipeline.

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When mystery is actually progress

Musings on Project Management

Got a mystery in your project?Can't figure out what's happening, orCan't find the root cause -- after following all the methodologies -- for what you measure or observe?Perhaps you are making progress!

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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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Are Productivity Boards Any Good


Are you looking for a way to boost your productivity and get things done? Look no further! In this blog post, we will be discussing the effectiveness of productivity boards and how they can help you stay focused and organized. Keep reading to find out if productivity boards are the answer to your productivity woes.

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The full recruitment cycle: all you need to know


As a recruiter or part of the HR department, you are challenged with the unique task of finding the best talent for your organization. You already know that conducting an effective recruitment process is key to the success and growth of a business, but are you completely utilizing the full recruitment cycle ? Full cycle recruitment, also referred to as full life cycle recruitment or end-to-end recruiting, usually begins with the posting of a job vacancy, followed by interviews, screenings, and a

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Goal Management: All You Need To Know


Everyone has goals, from small personal ones to big professional ones. But managing these goals can be daunting and time-consuming. You may have the best of intentions and the most ambitious desires, but if you don’t have a system in place to track and manage your objectives, you won’t get very far.