April, 2020

How to Make an Agile Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

Managing a team is a balancing act. They need direction, but if you’re too hands on then you can often stifle their process. What can a team leader do that doesn’t micromanage their team to death, but inspires them to greater heights of productivity? An agile workflow can help.

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COVID-19 and agile are strange bed fellows

Kiron Bondale

COVID-19 is like that car accident just up ahead which you know you shouldn’t be focusing on while driving, but which draws the attention of all around it.

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Agile Project Management: The new go-to for marketing teams in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest contribution from Monica Georgieff, Agile Coach and Trainer at AgileSherpas. Monica Georgieff. What does this new decade have in store for marketers running projects? So far, a turbulent pandemic, uncertainty, crisis, and a volatile global situation.

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Kanban Powered Business Agility

The Digital Project Manager

The post Kanban Powered Business Agility appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Agile

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Running Projects from Home – The New Normal

Arras People

For many of us, being flexible at work and working from home was an occasional luxury. But since the 23rd of March, for so many people, its become the new normal. Making this change is a process that may be difficult for those not used to prolonged periods of time away from the office.

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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Risk Analysis

Project Risk Coach

In this blog post, we will explore the differences between qualitative and quantitative risk analysis. What is each? And when should you perform these processes? Let's dive in. Qualitative Risk Analysis Once you've identified your risks, it's important to evaluate your risks.

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How will I get a job as a remote project manager if I’ve never been one before?

Kiron Bondale

While checking my LinkedIn feed this morning, I saw an update indicating that there are over 2,000 job postings for remote project managers on just one North American employment site.

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How to maintain a positive attitude about work

Girl's Guide to PM

The skies are grey around our way. And with everything else happening in the world, it can feel like a challenge to keep a positive attitude at work when team members are preoccupied or just don’t want to work on your project.

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What Is Modern Requirements4DevOps? Detailed Overview & Explanation Of Requirements Management Features

The Digital Project Manager

What is Modern Requirements4DevOps? Read on to discover how Modern Requirements4DevOps works—what problems it can. The post What Is Modern Requirements4DevOps? Detailed Overview & Explanation Of Requirements Management Features appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Easter Vacation 2020

Arras People

The Arras People team will be taking a break over the Easter Weekend and all operations will be closed from Thursday evening on the 9th April 2020 until 9-00am on Tuesday 14th April 2020.

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8 Things Great Project Managers Say Every Day

Project Risk Coach

Stop and consider the words you've spoken recently to your project teams. How would you characterize them? Are you speaking words that bring clarity, courage, and confidence to your teams? Are you asking the right questions to keep your team focused?

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How to Run a Planning Meeting (Checklist Included)

ProjectManager.com

Meetings—there can be too many. Meetings are sometimes held to discuss when to meet: it can feel absurd. However, meetings are not some useless artifact from business past. They are an important means of communication.

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Lessons in testing from a pandemic

Kiron Bondale

Ontario has the second highest number of cases of COVID-19 within Canada but it lags all other provinces in terms of testing when measured on a per capita basis.

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Risk management: what's to know?

Musings on Project Management

If you only know one thing about Risk Management, know this: Schedule slack is your most powerful tool Poorly developed instincts and skills in the use of this most powerful tool are leading causes of poor risk management If you are a Systems person a strategic thinker; an integrator; a "it all has to work" person -- you'll translate schedule slack into to "loose coupling" Loose. Risk Management system engineering

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How To Create Agility In Projects (With Dimitar Karaivanov)

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Create Agility In Projects (With Dimitar Karaivanov) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 04: Transformational Change Requirements

Green Project Management

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned the world upside down, and many countries and communities have been forced to make dramatic changes in lifestyle, plans and expectations. What is being demanded in many of these communities is a dramatic transformational change.

Knowledge Management (Part 4): How to Implement and Use Knowledge Management Systems Correctly

Inloox

The implementation of knowledge management is a multi-stage process and should be regarded as a separate project within the company. The previous blog post has already defined the organizational steps of the knowledge cycle. This post explains the next operative steps in the process.

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Virtual Project Management: Benefits, Challenges & Tools

ProjectManager.com

Working remotely is more than common, it’s becoming a necessity for any number of reasons. There are advantages to securing the best talent wherever they might live. It helps an organization’s bottom line. Sometimes, an act of God will disrupt the normal flow of work.

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Do your experiments fail even before they are run?

Kiron Bondale

(Many thanks to Scott W. Ambler for his tweet which inspired this article: “ The experiment failed successfully! “). One of the many traits associated with business agility is the frequent running of experiments.

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15 Ways to Make Empathy Your Secret Superpower at Work

Project Bliss

You may be surprised at all the ways empathy can be your secret superpower in the workplace. I’ve worked with many project managers and leaders throughout my career. They’ve had different personalities and different leadership traits. I’ve work with those who were admired and loved.

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A Project Manager’s Guide To Work Breakdown Structure

The Digital Project Manager

The post A Project Manager’s Guide To Work Breakdown Structure appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning PM Best Practices Topics

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COVID-19 Sustainable Lessons 06: The Cost of Delay

Green Project Management

“The early bird may get the worm, but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.” ” No idea who said this. “Sometimes the early bird gets the worm, but sometimes the early bird gets frozen to death.” ” Myron Scholes Many of us instinctively procrastinate and delay.

Game theory in risk management

Musings on Project Management

In any moment of decision, the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing. Theodore Roosevelt Actually, that's Teddy's version of cousin FDR's famous "Try something!" But what if it's all about a threat -- something external -- for which you have no experience? Call in your PMO team and brainstorm? Perhaps game theory Risk Management

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How to Make a Process Improvement Plan

ProjectManager.com

Project management is made up of processes. Project managers and their teams depend on those processes to ensure that a project runs smoothly. But what about those processes? Are they chiseled in stone or can they be improved?

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5 Ways to Manage Project Stakeholders Expectations Better

LiquidPlanner

Depending on the scope and ambition of your upcoming project, going public and asking for stakeholders to pitch in support of your development efforts might be the most logical financial decision to make.

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Seven Aspects of Project Risk in 2020

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

Ahead of its January meeting in Davos, the World Economic Forum published its Global Risks Report 2020, based on the input of 750 experts and outlining the biggest risks faced by economies over the next 10 years [1].

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How to Estimate Project Costs | Video

Online PM Courses

Cost estimation is critical for project managers. But, it’s hard to estimate project costs well & poor estimates cause project budget over-runs. The post How to Estimate Project Costs | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

A Deep Dive into Risk Matrix Reporting

MPUG

Working with projects, programs, and portfolios, generates a lot of data. For example, in project management you have data such as planned start, planned cost, planned story points, total number of risks, etc. That said, data on its own doesn’t give you or a stakeholder any real value.

Virtual agile teams?

Musings on Project Management

Somebody asked: can a virtual team do Agile? 20 years ago, at the dawn of Agile, the answer might have been no. 15 years ago, more less at the peak of the AOL texting app Instant Messenger and the dawn of the smart phone and smart-phone personal networking and conferencing, the answer might have been yes, but with reservations. Now, the answer is "Of course", with some adjustments. agile Virtual teams

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Knowledge Management (Part 2): Why It Is Necessary to Manage Your Company’s Knowledge

Inloox

The last blog post examined the most important basic terms about knowledge.

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Remote Lean Coffee

Growing Agile

This morning we hosted a Lean Coffee session. It was my first time hosting a virtual lean coffee. I thoroughly enjoyed connecting with others and learning from each other.

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Project Tasks vs. Business Objectives (& Why They Should Be Aligned)

Clarizen

The best internal project managers are able to help their companies achieve business objectives by completing successful projects on time, on scope, and on budget.

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Quick Take: My Favorite Women-Authored Blogs

LiquidPlanner

When I joined LiquidPlanner as the Director of Marketing toward the end of 2019, I was pleased to find that our blog features many strong, independent, and talented female authors.

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PMXPO – The Virtual Event Before Virtual Events Were Cool

Keyedin

PMXPO , the largest virtual event for project managers hosted by PMI (the Project Management Institute) had its 13 th edition of its relished event this past month.

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