May, 2020

Toggl Plan Review ? Simple Project Management Tool For Agile Teams

The Digital Project Manager

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The Informal Project Manager

The Lazy Project Manager

Not a Project Manager? But you are a Project Manager? Then book your place on this Free webinar. link]. The Informal Project Manager. There are three strata inside organisations today. There is ‘Business As Usual’ (BAU) what your business is all about, what do make, what you sell, what you offer, there are ‘Projects As Projects’ (PAP), the big scary changes that demand a full-time project manager, and ‘Projects As Usual’ (PAU).

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organisation. In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders. See this list (and some extras) on Amazon. Leading Change by John P. Kotter. Professor John P.

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Project Management Q&A: Will CAPM Help Fulfill the PMP Pre-Requisites?

Arras People

I’m currently studying for my CAPM as I have nowhere near the hours needed for the PMP. Will the CAPM help get me into a position to gain the hours? We all know that certifications and training courses alone don’t get you the job, that’s the same whether it’s the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) ® , Project Management Professional (PMP) ® or anything else.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Create a culture of appreciation within your virtual team

Kiron Bondale

Sabina Nawaz’s article “ In Times of Crisis, a Little Thanks Goes a Long Way “, which was published this week on, is a great reminder of the need we all have to be appreciated. In a blog post from a few years back I’d written that team members need to possess sufficient Capacity, Capability and Commitment to contribute towards the success of the team.

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Working Backwards: A New Version Of Amazon?s ?Press Release? Approach To Plan Customer-Centric Projects

The Digital Project Manager

One of the many legacies of Steve Jobs was his annual product launch keynotes. The post Working Backwards: A New Version Of Amazon’s “Press Release” Approach To Plan Customer-Centric Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics

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Risk management: hierarchy v. mesh

Musings on Project Management

Almost anyone who's been around projects for a few years has experienced hierarchy: it's like a pyramid, with one person at the apex and a number of layers spreading out below, interconnected, for the most part, top-down. On the other hand, another structure is like a mesh, wired for the most part peer-to-peer, and mostly flat -- few hierarchical titles and few top-down controls, and lots of. Risk Management

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Task Management for Teams: 15 Tips for Staying on Track

Girl's Guide to PM

Projects are made up of tasks. Lots of them. Staying on top of your tasks as a team is so important if you want to hit your project deadlines. In this article we’ll cover everything you need to know about task management and how to keep your team on track managing their tasks. What is task management? First, we should make sure we’re talking about the same thing. Task management is the process of identifying, recording, doing and closing a task.

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How to Develop Empathy for Better Work Results

Project Bliss

If you’ve wondered how to develop empathy, it is possible. It may be challenging at times, especially when dealing with difficult personalities or in a charged emotional state. But practicing empathy has a place even at work, and it’s possible to tap into it in appropriate situations. Emotional Intelligence and Empathy. It’s well established that emotional intelligence is a critical trait for strong leaders.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Three more team building lessons from gardening

Kiron Bondale

A few years back, I wrote an article in which I provided some gardening tips to developing good teams. I’m spending more time tending my garden these days so I decided to share a few more lessons for those wishing to cultivate a team building “green thumb” Fertilization should be regular, but situational.

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The Best Collaboration Software of 2020 for Remote & In-House Teams

Collaboration is more important than ever as more people are working from home and teams are distributed across the globe. Getting people to work together in a room is hard enough, but when they’re miles or even a time zone away it can feel close to impossible. Collaboration software is the grease that turns the collaboration wheel. It helps teams work better together.

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List Of The 10 Best Agency Management System Tools For 2020

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The oldest technique in risk management

Musings on Project Management

The oldest technique in the book, indeed before there were even books, is "acceptance" To drive a car is to accept the risk that the other driver isn't too drunk, too sleepy, too unskilled, too distracted, too whatever To take on debt is to accept the risk that you'll have the means to repay without bankrupting yourself To take on unsecured credit is to accept the risk (trust, really) that. Risk Management

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

5 Tips To Re-Energize Your Daily Standup Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

Regular readers will know that I’m not an expert in Agile, by any means. So I’m delighted to bring you this guest contribution by Elisa Cepale who lives and breathes this stuff in her day job. Elisa, over to you…. Elisa Cepale. I facilitate daily standup meetings for our support team.

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How to Meet a Tight Deadline Without Sacrificing Quality

Project Bliss

When your project has a tight deadline, follow these steps to deliver in a short time without sacrificing project quality or team sanity. photo source: Pexels. The following is a guest post by Heather Redding. Project deadlines are valuable to teams in multiple ways. Deadlines keep people focused and help them manage their time effectively. They also help with quality control. Well-planned deadlines give management and teams plenty of time to inspect completed projects for mistakes. .

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Building virtual teams starts with effective kick-off meetings

Kiron Bondale

Remote teaming is not a new concept but physical distancing restrictions have forced many project managers who had never previously worked with teams of dispersed team members to quickly adapt. While this transition might create a few hiccups with a well established team it will much more challenging when we are working with teams whose members have never worked together.

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Lessons Learned Template

If you want better results from your team and your work, you should regularly stop to think about what was learned at the end of each project. This will get you thinking about what’s working well and what can be improved. To help you do this, we’ve created a lessons learned template for Excel. At the end of each project, fill out this worksheet and watch how a little bit of reflection can help you achieve better results at work! Get Your Free Lessons Learned Template: Download Now. Great!

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

How To Write A Project Scope Statement That’ll Save Your Bacon

The Digital Project Manager

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The biases come out

Musings on Project Management

Under stress, the biases come out Not only do the risks change, but risk attitudes change as well The stakes may be higher; the consequences greater. Now is the time to revisit the best book ever written on risk management -- in my opinion "Against the Gods, The remarkable story of Risk" by Peter L. Bernstein is an excellent read and ambitious premise well delivered. Perhaps the best. Risk Management

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Managing All The Things Webinar

Girl's Guide to PM

In this webinar for PMI Phoenix Chapter, I talk about how to reframe your work and stay on top of your To Do list with creative strategies for managing everything — even when it feels like everything is a priority. Project managers are busier than ever. We need smart tactics for workload management and different ways to think about the work we do to prevent overwhelm and boost productivity. In this webinar, I discuss practical strategies to help you manage all the things on your To Do list.

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How Valuable is the PMP Certification?


According to research from PMI , the project management industry only stands to grow in the 2020s. Consider the following project management career statistics: The project management-oriented labor force in seven project-oriented sectors is predicted to grow by 33 percent by 2027. That’s 22 million new jobs. By 2027, employers will need about 88 million individuals to fill project management roles.

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

How can we evaluate risks more objectively?

Kiron Bondale

Objective : Expressing or dealing with facts or conditions as perceived without distortion by personal feelings, prejudices, or interpretations (Merriam-Webster). I responded to a discussion thread on this week about categorizing risks and after doing so, I spent some time thinking about the impacts of bias on how we evaluate risks.

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A Quick Guide to Scrum Artifacts

Scrum is a flexible framework that’s designed to help self-organized teams execute projects quickly in an agile environment. Clients or customers often change ideas mid-stream. The dynamic nature of these projects makes evident the need for each team to offer transparency and share information quickly and effectively. Thus, successful agile sprints make use of scrum software and scrum artifacts to convey key information, deliver transparency and keep the project rolling on time.


Workshop: Master Sprint Planning

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There's a new tension in town.

Musings on Project Management

There's a new tension in town. Remote v Local 30M+ Americans have jobs and are working from home (the Remotes) 60M+ Americans can't work from home (the Locals), and 50% of them may not have jobs. If that's not enough to amp the tension between the haves and have-nots, then consider the risk management regime of each: The Remotes have a much lower risk environment from Covid-19, but also. human factors Project Management

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

How Project Managers Can Lead the Way in Sustainability


Sustainability is a critical business focus and a key driver of change in the way that organizations operate, and in the way, that project managers approach their work. Projects that were previously managed in isolation from things like organizational strategy and corporate governance and at a distance from the wider world of society and the environment, must now be aligned with all of these things. .

Playing in the Gray of Hybrid

Leading Answers

Gray areas occupy the transition from one world to the next. Neither black nor white, predictive nor agile, project managers are increasingly finding themselves in the gray area of hybrid project management. This can make us feel uncomfortable since we are neither faithfully following either approach—instead living a compromise between seemingly different value systems. We could get uncomfortable, guarded and hesitant to embrace the reality we face.

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Use the 7 Habits to create highly effective agile teams

Kiron Bondale

When Dr. Stephen R. Covey’s wrote his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People®, it was used by individuals for self-improvement but the same habits could also help teams in their journeys to greater agility. Be Proactive®. Dr. Covey wrote “ The proactive approach to a mistake is to acknowledge it instantly, correct and learn from it. “ Just as individuals should blame everything on others, agile teams need to own the mistakes which arise from their behavior.

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