Wed.Sep 20, 2023

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You’ve Chosen a Career in Project Management…Now What?

The IIL Blog

By Veronica Thraen September 20, 2023 In a previous article, I provided three ways to test your readiness for a career in project management when you are looking for a change or just starting your professional career journey. Choosing to embark on a career as a project manager could be one of the wisest and timeliest decisions you make. The Project Management Institute (PMI), the world’s leading certification body for project managers (PMs), predicts that the global economy will need 25 million

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Production Capacity: Formula, Examples

Production capacity is an essential metric for manufacturers. It informs their production planning, helps them give their customers more accurate lead times and forecasts cash flow. To better understand production capacity, we’ll define the term and go into greater detail as to its importance in manufacturing. Then we’ll explain how to measure production capacity and provide a couple of examples to better illustrate it.


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How to Improve Meetings with a Terms of Reference

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are your meetings a bit long and unstructured, regardless of how much effort you put into making a good agenda ? We used to have meetings like that until we implemented a terms of reference for the meeting series. Now everyone knows what the meeting is for and what their role in it is. You can create a meeting terms of reference using the template structure below and streamline your committees.

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Non-Technical Leaders in Scrum

The adoption of Scrum, an Agile framework known for its flexibility and adaptability, has extended beyond the realm of software development. Today, Scrum is utilized in various industries, and as a result, leaders from diverse backgrounds are tasked with guiding Scrum teams. While technical expertise can be an asset, it's not always a prerequisite for effective leadership in an Agile environment.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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5 Resource Allocation Planning Tips


In the world of project management, success hinges on your ability to harness resources effectively. Imagine your project as a high-speed train, and resource allocation planning as the tracks that guide it to victory. Without a well-thought-out plan, your project may derail before it even leaves the station. But fear not, resource allocation planning is your ticket to a smooth ride towards your goals.

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Sailing the Waves of Organizational Change Chaos

The IIL Blog

By Kim Essendrup and Kate Anderson September 20, 2023 Organizational change isn’t a possibility – it is a certainty. And as organizations change, so do their goals, strategies, teams – and the projects they deliver. These changes can make you, as project managers, feel like you are on a tiny boat lost at sea, trying to navigate your project through the waves and changing winds.

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Stakeholder Disagreements

It’d sure be nice if all the Stakeholders for a Scrum Team all agreed with the Product Owner on the direction for the product wouldn’t it? Or would it? Sounds kind of boring to us! Fortunately or unfortunately, Product Owners often have to navigate the challenges of working with Stakeholders who all hold different views on the direction of the Product.

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The Science Behind Great Teams: How Neurotransmitters Shape Success

The IIL Blog

By Thomas Friend September 20, 2023 In the world of teamwork, we often hear the age-old adage, “Great teams have great chemistry.” But there’s much more to this saying than meets the eye. It turns out that the right mix of chemicals in our brains, such as Dopamine, Serotonin, and Oxytocin, plays a vital role in cementing unity within teams.

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Sprint Retrospektive: Nutze die 4-Cs-Karte für eine gehirngerechte Gestaltung, die zum Lernen und aktiven Mitmachen einlädt

In den letzten Beiträgen habe ich dir bereits gezeigt, wie du deine Workshops gestalten kannst, indem du Methoden aus dem Buch „Training from the Back of the Room“ von Sharon Bowman anwendest. Es ging darum, langweilige Einführungen zu vermeiden und den Workshop auf unvergessliche Weise abzuschließen. Diesmal zeige ich dir, wie du die 4-Cs-Karte aus „Training from the Back of the Room“ nutzen kannst.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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9 Project Management Software That Integrate with Xero


Xero is a technology company that provides cloud-based accounting software for small and medium-sized businesses. It helps them easily manage their day-to-day financial operations by simplifying and automating financial tasks, such as invoicing, payroll, and expense tracking. Pairing good accounting software with a comprehensive project management solution is the smartest and fastest way to improve business operations.

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Why is a Culture of Continuous Learning and Improvement Required in Project Management?


In the fast-paced, evolving landscape of today’s world, continuous learning and improvement has become a critical component of success for organizations. Business leaders can no longer afford to view these processes as mere journeys with fixed destinations; they are dynamic experiences that require adaptability, commitment, and a growth mindset.

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Aspectos del liderazgo Ágil

Una transformación ágil es un proceso complejo, desafiante con muchos problemas que algunas veces se estanca debido a líderes que no maduran en la adopción del empirismo y hacen el cambio para resolver problemas complejos a través de la entrega de valor en ciclos cortos. Los líderes permiten el crecimiento o limitan el crecimiento de los equipos y la capacidad de ser ágiles en la organización.

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New Schedule permissions, upgraded time off emails, approval reminders, and more

Resource Guru

If you’re sharing the same hemisphere as us, summer weather and wardrobes are slowly departing. Despite the busy vacation season behind us, we made sure that we didn’t take time off when it came to improving Resource Guru. Here’s what we’ve been working on over the last few months. Schedule access for everyone. We’ve updated our permission settings and opened up our much-loved Schedule to everyone.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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The Allure of "One More Change"

Scrum uses an incremental approach to value delivery. Incremental delivery - or delivering value frequently - is a core concept of Scrum and yet it is so often misunderstood. Some might argue that it's wasteful to not make a few additional small changes or updates when you're already deep in the code. However, this perception is often rooted in a misconception.

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How to Assess Organizational Culture | Video

Online PM Courses

Before embarking on any culture change, maybe you’ll want to assess the existing organizational culture first. The post How to Assess Organizational Culture | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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RE+ 2023 Recap: A Showcase of Progress in Clean Energy


Last week Sitetracker had the privilege of attending, exhibiting, and presenting at RE+ 2023, North America's largest energy conference and exhibition. The post RE+ 2023 Recap: A Showcase of Progress in Clean Energy appeared first on Sitetracker.

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Grow your agency by reclaiming your time with Karl Sakas


What you’ll learn ? Not everything deserves your time. After all, it’s the ONE resource that should be used with the utmost attention. Tune in to: Take back control of your time as an agency owner Create the schedule (and the agency) you deserve Push back when employees and clients go too far Get access to the webinar ? Get access to the webinar by filling out the form below.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Wrike in Action: Check Out Our Uniquely Powerful Customization


Think back to the last three jobs you had. Each organization had a completely different way of working, right? Every working environment is entirely unique, whether it’s the chain of command, the documentation, or the language used. So why would we think one-size-fits-all work management software is a good idea? At Wrike, we know better. Our software powers more than 20,000 organizations around the world with 2.4m users in almost every field or industry.

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