Tue.Apr 02, 2024

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Why software remains insecure

Musings on Project Management

I like a lot of the stuff Daniel Miessler thinks about. He has an interesting essay about "why software remains insecure". By insecure, he means released software with known functional and technical bugs at release, and even far beyond release 1.0 and 2.0 and on and on.Why should this be?Miessler opines: ".

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Jira Kanban Board: Pros, Cons & Alternatives


Jira is project management software designed for agile software development teams. It has tools that allow you to plan sprints, track the completion of tasks, balance your team member’s workload and create product roadmaps. Does Jira Have a Kanban Board? Yes, Jira’s kanban view is one of its most popular features and software developers commonly use it for sprint planning.


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Ordering a Hierarchy! Should your backlog be flat?


In the realm of software development, the Agile philosophy has become synonymous with flexibility, rapid delivery, and, most importantly, value to the customer. Yet, in my journey as a professional Scrum and Kanban trainer, I've observed a pervasive obstacle that many teams struggle to overcome: the hierarchical management of backlogs. This structured approach, while intuitively organised, often hampers the very essence of agility that teams strive to embody.

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How AI is Driving Strategic Decision-Making in Business and Government

The IIL Blog

By Monica Mendoza April 3, 2024 Artificial intelligence (AI) has been in the news a lot recently, thanks to the recent launch of several impressive generative AI tools such as GPT-4 and Synthesia. Just a couple of years into the generative AI revolution and it’s become difficult to find any leading public or private organisation that doesn’t use AI in, at least, a few of their processes.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Improving Productivity in the Workplace 

Productivity Land

Running a small business in this era of competitiveness means being conscious of everything – competitors, the economy, internal affairs, and so much more. So you must be on top of everything to make your efforts successful. Luck plays a bigger role in external factors, but you have full control over internal matters. Managing these within your company reduces its vulnerability to outside influences and increases its productivity.

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Product Development: Using Systems Thinking to Achieve Better Business Outcomes

Leading Agile

We’re back with an all-new episode of SoundNotes where we discuss the nature of products. What are they? How are they different from services and experiences? And does it really even matter? Watch this week’s spirited conversation to see how we’re thinking about and defining products, and discover how your organization might be spinning its wheels by even having the debate.

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How to Select the Right Project Management Course for Your Needs?

PM Times

Many of us do not know how to grow in our chosen careers. After all, career growth seems like a complex puzzle. Making a career switch in today’s job market can be challenging. If you too are plagued by thoughts of how to make your mark in the world of today, then obtaining a project […] The post How to Select the Right Project Management Course for Your Needs?

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How to Navigate the Project Environment Even if You’re New to Project Management

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Project managers, have you ever felt overwhelmed by the unpredictable waves of the project environment? The terrain of project management is fraught with hidden challenges and opportunities lying in wait for the unwary. But what if you could anticipate these hurdles and turn them into stepping stones for success? Imagine possessing the ability to seamlessly integrate the intricate web of internal stakeholders and external factors into your project strategy.

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Practicing Hypothesis-Driven Development in Azure DevOps


I like to think of Scrum Product Owners as mini-CEOs of their product. As such, they should be empowered to drive value in any direction that they desire. This often requires a Product Owner to hypothesize about an outcome and then run an experiment to prove or disprove it. Rather than just building features blindly, a Professional Product Owner bases their decisions on data.

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

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 expend

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Enterprise collaboration software: What large companies need


When you’re working in an enterprise organization, collaboration can be a real challenge. You’re working across multiple departments, geographies, and teams. Your team members are working on multiple projects at one time. You’re using many different systems, processes, and apps to plan, manage, and talk about your work. The result is a really fragmented way of working that’s an obstacle to productivity, project tracking, and accountability.