February, 2021

The 12 Principles of Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

PMBOK 7 is the short name given to The Standard for Project Management and A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition , which are bundled together.

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How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. So you’ve got a problem. It’s on the issue log. You’ve pulled together the key subject matter experts who can help get the project over this hurdle. But how do you come up with the answer?

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Everyone is a Project Manager!

Arras People

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The Risk Management Process in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

When you start the planning process for a project, one of the first things you need to think about is: what can go wrong? It sounds negative, but pragmatic project managers know this type of thinking is preventative.

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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

A tool is only as good as the inputs and assumptions for its usage

Kiron Bondale

After I had reviewed how Monte Carlo simulation could help a team to understand the distribution of potential schedule or cost outcomes for a release or project, one of the learners in the class I was teaching pointed out that while such techniques can be helpful, they are only as good as the inputs provided.

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How To Manage Constantly Changing Requirements

Girl's Guide to PM

This is an extract from Project Pain Reliever. I contributed two chapters. Are your project requirements constantly changing? Are you expected to get something done without really knowing what it is that you are supposed to be doing?

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8 goals every project manager should aspire to achieve

Moira Alexander

While a chief responsibility of a project manager is to deliver projects on time and on budget, that’s no longer enough — the pandemic of 2020 has left a lasting worldwide change. Global uncertainty has complicated life for project management offices (PMOs) worldwide.

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Running Great Virtual Meetings: All You Need to Know

Project Bliss

Running a perfect meeting takes a lot of work. Running virtual meetings can be even harder due to added challenges. But it’s a skill that’s critical to master. Benefits of Running Virtual Meetings. What are the benefits of virtual meetings vs face to face?

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Small Business Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

To start your small business journey off on the right foot, download our small business plan template and break down your idea into actionable components. Before you can start your business, you need to find your niche, seek out financial backing and create a plan to bring your idea into fruition.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Proceeding without contingency is irresponsible

Kiron Bondale

I wrote an article a few months ago about the importance of securing contingency reserves , so I didn’t expect to return to this topic so soon. However, earlier this week a discussion thread on Projectmanagement.com prompted me to write one more.

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New Professional Body for PMO Professionals Launched

Arras People

The House of PMO , a new professional body for PMO professionals was launched today by Lindsay Scott and Eileen Roden – the team behind the PMO Flashmob and The PMO Conference. The House of PMO (HoPMO), headquartered in the UK with an international reach, creates a home for PMO professionals where they can develop themselves, support the development of others and contribute to the development of the PMO profession.

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20 Years of The Agile Manifesto

Girl's Guide to PM

Can you believe the Agile Manifesto has been around 20 years? What astounds me is that it’s in my lifetime: in my working career, actually.

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The Principle of Calculated Risk

Musings on Project Management

"In carrying out the task assigned. you will be governed by the principle of calculated risk. which you shall interpret as avoidance of [risk] exposure. without good prospect. as a result of such exposure. of greater [benefit]" (*)Admiral Chester Nimitz to his subordinate admirals, Battle of Midway, June, 1942"You will be governed by the principle of calculated risk"What does. Risk Management

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

How to Negotiate Deadlines as a Project Leader

Proofhub

As a project leader, you’re faced with the mammoth task of being the intermediary between clients and your team. As such, you must ensure that both parties are happy with the way the project is going.

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What Is Microsoft Planner? Uses, Features & Pricing

ProjectManager.com

In the world of planning, there’s no shortage of software offerings that let you plan and execute your project. Microsoft Planner in particular, which is included in the Office 365 suite, is a major player in the project planning software space.

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14 Best Outlook Calendar Integrations for You to Try in 2021

nTask

If you are interested in finding out the top Outlook Calendar integrations available with the software that you are using, you have come to the right place.

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The Daily Scrum Stand Up

Growing Agile

The purpose of the Daily Scrum is to inspect progress toward the Sprint Goal and adapt the Sprint Backlog as necessary, adjusting the upcoming planned work. The Daily Scrum is a 15-minute event for the Developers of the Scrum Team.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

3 Performance Domains in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge – ( PMBOK® Guide ) 7 th Edition represents a major shift in the way ‘how to do project management’ is presented by PMI. Instead of the Knowledge Areas , we have the whole body of project management split up into 3 performance domains.

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Agile means.

Musings on Project Management

Agile means: ‘Agile’ means small teams, working collectively and collaboratively, with this mission: To deliver frequent, incremental releases of innovative functions and features, prioritized for need and affordability;Evolved iteratively from a vision according to user reflection and feedback; And produced at the best possible value.(*) Agile ideas to keep in mind Requirements are too. agile

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Exploring the Scope (and Opportunities) of Digital Transformation

Leading Answers

A digital transformation means far more than offering products and services digitally. That is undoubtedly the core of it, but as this article illustrates, it goes far beyond. To start, let's review a simplified business model for a traditional bricks-and-mortar company.

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Event Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

An event is a project. You have to plan, execute and close within a specific timeline and a limited budget. In order to have a successful event, you need an event plan to coordinate all the elements so that they fall together correctly. A good place to start is with an event plan template.

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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 Productivity Factors You Probably Never Knew Before!

nTask

Are you having a tough time adjusting to the ‘ work from home ’ routine? Has your productivity plummeted in the recent months? Your productivity factors that might have gotten hit by the recent pandemic. Productivity refers to the efficiency of a person to complete a task.

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IDC Names Clarizen a Leader in Work Management and Cloud PPM

Clarizen

In two recent IDC MarketScape reports, International Data Corporation (IDC) – a leading IT and telecoms market research firm – named Clarizen a Leader in Work Management 1 and Cloud PPM 2 solutions.

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Book review: How To Be A Productivity Ninja

Girl's Guide to PM

“Time management is dead,” writes Graham Allcott in his book, How To Be A Productivity Ninja. The old time management concepts don’t work anymore, he says, because we don’t have the same working environment.

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The Value of an Agile Project Management Office

MPUG

Imagine this scenario as you start-off your day: You open your business site and the message says: “it doesn’t exist.” You then try to login to your email account, which also displays the same message. Your heartbeat goes up and you rub your eyes in disbelief. You remember receiving emails from customers about payments via payment apps, but there too, the same message is displayed, “this account doesn’t exist!” Overall, you feel like the character of the 1998 movie, Enemy of the State.

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A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

7 Steps to Building a Collaborative Plan

Susanne Madsen

Whenever I train, coach or consult in project management, it always surprises me how few people plan in a truly collaborative manner.

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Punch List Template

ProjectManager.com

A project isn’t complete until all the work is done. But what do you do when there are straggler tasks that fall outside of the boundaries of the contract? How do you keep track of these items and ensure they’ll be completed? That’s where this punch list template comes in handy.

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Self-Starter Guide on How to Present a Project Plan

nTask

After drafting an impeccable project plan, the next step is to present it to your clients. This is the turning point, as PMs have to deal with the age-old ‘ How to present a project plan efficaciously ?’ dilemma. Presenting a project plan requires more than just PowerPoint slides.

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