December, 2020

The 2021 Project Management Report

Girl's Guide to PM

We surveyed 220 project managers to better understand what it’s like to work in project delivery. In this original research, we share some brand new project management statistics.

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Risk Mitigation Plan: Definition & Top Strategies

ProjectManager.com

Risk is always present. This is true in life and projects alike. If we were to try and avoid all risks, it would be paralyzing—not to mention impossible. We couldn’t step out of the house, let alone embark on a project. There’s just too much that could go wrong!

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How On-Demand Project Financials Inform Faster, Better Decisions

Clarizen

It’s not easy to keep track of project costs. It’s even harder to relate them to resources, time, and budgets while projects are still ongoing. Often, we find ourselves waiting to the end of the month (or even longer) to see accurate project financials.

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Project Management Q&A: How to Return to Project Management After Time Away

Arras People

I’ve taken a couple of years off to care for a relative. Now I’m finding it impossible to get back into a project management role. Any advice? Returning to full-time employment after time away (for any reason) can be a difficult process. But there are steps you can take to make it easier.

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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.

10 Best Project Management Tools For Remote Teams In 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Project Management Tools For Remote Teams In 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Remote PM Tools

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Creating a Common Collective for Distributed Teams

The Lazy Project Manager

We have all experienced an amazing transformation in the last year, one which has, in many ways, accelerated changes that we already beginning to happen, in the way we work, where we work and how we work as part of a team. The following is a guest article from my friends at CROOW.

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Project Management Software Comparison for 2021

ProjectManager.com

Most everyone is probably happy to see 2020 go and has high hopes for a brighter 2021. But it’s undeniable that the changes that occurred over the last year aren’t going away. One example is the work-from-home trend.

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5 Insider Tips and Tricks for Working Well as a Remote Team

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Jane Courtnell of Process Street. January 2020, I was in a minority. By March, I was joined by the majority of workers transitioning into a work-from-home lifestyle. The COVID pandemic had only perpetuated an already present trend.

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Myth Busting the December Job Market!

Arras People

“December is a bad time for job hunting” has become a generally accepted theory in the recruiting world. But is this statement actually true?

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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.

Psychological safety is not about being nice

Kiron Bondale

Daniel Goleman wrote this week in an HBR article with regards to emotional intelligence: “ …one of the most persistent things I see people get wrong about the concept is that it equates to being “nice.” But it doesn’t, and misunderstanding this can get people into trouble.

2020 224

How To Improve Your Bottom Line Through Projects

Project Risk Coach

Successful companies know a little secret – making your dreams a reality requires alignment between your strategies and your projects. It's not a matter of just working harder; success requires doing the right things at the right time with the right people.

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Tackling Challenging Activities in Project Management Like a Pro?

nTask

Project management is a complex beast. There are so many activities in project management that delivering a successful project and quality outcomes can become difficult.

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What Is Work Management? How to Manage Work for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

Project management spends a lot of time on the work that must happen before any project can be executed. Researching the feasibility of the project, planning for its success, scheduling tasks, organizing resources and building a budget are all important.

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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.

Top 11 Cities for Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

What are the top cities for project management in the world? We looked at hotspots for megaprojects and compared them to the outlook for project management careers.

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Putting 2020 in the Rearview Mirror

Green Project Management

When COVID-19 decided to lay claims to 2020, every organization on the planet was impacted. As we search for the light at the end of the tunnel (and hope it is not an oncoming train), we are all faced with the question, “what now?”

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Will you be a champion for team psychological safety?

Kiron Bondale

The final stage in the three-step model for building psychological safety within your team is to champion it. A champion is not afraid of taking on all challengers and you might face plenty of those. You may have some team members who are used to getting their way by ridiculing or bullying others.

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What Is Streamtime? Overview & Tour Of Features

The Digital Project Manager

Discover how Streamtime works—what problems it can help you solve and who uses it, along. The post What Is Streamtime? Overview & Tour Of Features appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Reviews Tools Tools Time Tracking Sponsored

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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.

10 Best Resource Planning Tools of 2021

nTask

An essential part of delivering successful projects is connecting work with the right people. Resource planning includes a lot of variables. Fortunately, there are multiple resource planning tools available to simplify and streamline the process and make project scheduling a breeze.

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How to Make a Timeline in 5 Steps (Timeline Makers Included)

ProjectManager.com

Timelines are the backbone of any project. They’re an incredibly useful visual tool that lays out your tasks in chronological order. This helps managers create schedules, prioritize work and organize tasks.

2020 254

Review Engaging stakeholders on projects

Henny Portman

The book Engaging stakeholders on projects – How to harness people power , written by Elizabeth Harrin is the starting point if you want to get a better understanding of stakeholder engagement and it gives you a lot of practical advice, tips for improving practice key takeaways and action steps for successful stakeholder engagement.

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Integrated Change Management. The missing ingredient to drive adoption in your major change programs

Keyedin

Delivering the best portfolio of projects faster and responding faster to changing priorities is not just about new technology, processes and more training. Our current situation has brought forward years of plans to change the way organizations work into a matter of months in some cases.

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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.

Do your team members feel unsafe to lead?

Kiron Bondale

An article published this week on HBR.org indirectly identified another casualty of low psychological safety: future leadership. In the article, the authors highlighted three key reasons why capable people are reluctant to lead.

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The Right Way to Think About Cost Savings with Agile

Leading Agile

Cost savings is a tricky subject with Agile. But it’s not because Agile can’t impact cost savings. It’s because Agile has very little impact on direct and immediate cost savings. The problem is, most people think the wrong way about how to save on cost with Agile.

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Project Management for Your Life

nTask

Do you ever feel that you are on top of your game at work and have everything organized but once you come home things are slipping through the cracks? Don’t worry, this stuff happens to the best of us. After all, we are all humans, and project management makes up for a portion.

Project Timeline Template

ProjectManager.com

Create a Project Timeline in Excel with this free template. If you’re looking to schedule a project and need a timeline, having a project timeline template is a great way to start collecting all your data in one place. Using an Excel timeline template will set you on the road to project success.

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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?

Sequential vs Cumulative

Musings on Project Management

I'm a sequentialist.When planning a project, I think first about how to sequence the scope: do this first, then that. Or, do these things in parallel, followed by this or that.MS Project, and similar tools, are the sequentialists go-to tool for planning sequences and establishing the sequential order of the project. Not so fast!What What about cumulative, non-sequential, scope and effects?For For these, human factors planning Project Management

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Best Project Management Books: Your Step-stones to Success

Online PM Courses

Project management books are a great way to learn - for new project managers and for those of us with experience under our belts. The post Best Project Management Books: Your Step-stones to Success appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Advice for Project Managers Agile Project Management Best of.

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Project Management System: The Basics

Clarizen

What is a Project Management System? The term “project management system” is widely used to describe two major pieces of the overall project management puzzle. The first piece is essentially an approach to getting work done.

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