June, 2021

5 Pre-Vacation Stress-Busting Tips for Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from GirlsGuideToPM.com. When I’m on holiday I want to be, you know, actually on holiday. Enjoying my vacation time, chilling out with a cocktail and a barbeque and playing ball with my kids.

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Parametric Estimating: A Project Manager’s Guide with Examples

Girl's Guide to PM

What is parametric estimation? Parametric estimating is a top-down form of project estimation that works for time, resource and cost estimates.

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Back to Basics: A Master Class on the 4 Phases of the Project Life Cycle

Planio

If you build software for a living, you probably don’t think you have much in common with real estate developers, sculptors, or ancient Pharaohs. But every project–from redesigning a website to building the Colossus of Rhodes–follows the same four phases of the project life cycle : Initiation.

Project Manager Job Description (with free copy+paste examples!)

ProjectManager.com

Project managers are the point person in charge of a specific project or projects within an organization. We regularly feature project management resources to help train PMs to land jobs in the industry or develop better skills in their current role.

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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.

Why Agile Transformations Fail & 3 Things To Start Doing Today

The Digital Project Manager

The post Why Agile Transformations Fail & 3 Things To Start Doing Today appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Insights Topics

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How to Improve the Performance of Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

Watch what happens when new teams are formed? Maybe you’ve seen a new team of baseball players, a music group, a civic group, or a business team. The initial dynamics can be rather rocky and uncertain, even with skilled individuals. Let's explore ways to improve the performance of your project teams.

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PRINCE2: The Project Management Method Explained

Girl's Guide to PM

What is PRINCE2? PRINCE2 is a project management method. It’s structured, and experience-based, created from the lived experience of thousands of project managers and successful projects. PRINCE2 stands for Projects IN a Controlled Environment (Version 2). And it’s not spelled PRINCE TWO!

The Lazy Project Manager introduces…

The Lazy Project Manager

Episode 1 – Meet Tim Stumbles of Office Timeline. A free Zoom gathering where Peter Taylor, The Lazy Project Manager, introduces some of his friends from the wide world of project management. Episode one is Tim from Office Timeline. Book your free place today here [link]. And share the link with everyone you know. About the Me: Peter Taylor: Speaker, Consultant, Trainer and Coach, Peter is the author of the number 1 bestselling project management book ‘The Lazy Project Manager’.

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Construction Project Manager Job Description (with Free Example!)

ProjectManager.com

The construction project manager role is a unique position, though it shares many of the attributes associated with any kind of project manager.

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?

10 Best Project Management Software With Invoicing

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Project Management Software With Invoicing appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools PM Tools

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The model might be basic, but it isn’t common

Kiron Bondale

(Photo by Moose Photos from Pexels ). George Bernard Shaw said: “ The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place ”. This quote came to mind while I was contemplating the basic communication model which many of us learn about early in our careers.

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Five Ways to Improve Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Communication is the vehicle for successful projects. From the beginning to the end of a project, the project manager and team must plan, execute, and deliver the required products and services while interacting with stakeholders. What are you doing to improve your project communication?

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Project Communication Management: What is it all about?

Girl's Guide to PM

Did you know that 56% of your project budget might be at risk due to poor communications? Perhaps that number (from research by PMI ) surprises you, but I’m sure you aren’t surprised by the fact that good communication management on projects leads to higher success rates.

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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.

12 Effective Strategies To Drive Sales Productivity in 2021

nTask

In 2020, many companies had to rethink how they operated — whether they wanted to or not. Businesses had to keep up with constantly shifting changes and disrupt the typical day-to-day goings-on to stay afloat.

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Calculating Estimate at Completion (EAC)

ProjectManager.com

Even the most meticulously planned projects experience unforeseen changes, and when this happens, we need to quantify the effect these changes have. Luckily, there are formulas that eliminate the guesswork.

How to Train a New Employee in an Ongoing Project?

Proofhub

When you have a new hire on an ongoing project the basic factor that needs to be kept in mind is compassion. The person is stepping into an unacquainted environment with people who are acquainted with each other.

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Training beyond IT teams

Growing Agile

Recently we’ve been training quite a few teams that do not have any link at all to software development. I thought I’d share a little about what we’ve changed in our training to adapt to a new context.

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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.

8 Ways You Can Better Respond to Unrealistic Demands

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest post from Colin Gautrey , an author, trainer and executive coach who has specialized in the field of power and influence for over ten years.

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9 Essential Project Management Competencies

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re almost at the end of the quarter and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development in the months ahead… and there’s a lot of choice.

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The Rhythmic Dance of Agile with Cadence

MPUG

Odissi is one of the classical dances of India from the coastal state of Odisha. Based on archeological evidence, it’s possibly the oldest living classical Indian dance. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), US, notes in its web-archives that Odissi is two to three thousand years old.

Root Cause Analysis: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Issues arise in almost every project. But knowing there is an issue is one thing; figuring out how to resolve it is another. If you’re missing deadlines and the quality of your product or service is suffering, there’s a problem.

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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.

An Ultimate Cheat Sheet to Manage Your Time and Plan Your Workday

Proofhub

You can’t control everything that happens each day of your life. However, it is possible to manage most of your daily activities effectively. To achieve the same, you must be adept at time management ?—?something something many people struggle with.

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Estimating Projects: What you Need to Know

nTask

Estimating projects is part and parcel of project management for any project. However, estimating projects with accuracy is not always so successful. In fact, many of the issues in project management can be traced back to failed attempts at estimating projects.

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The Path to Troubled Projects

Project Risk Coach

Every project manager wants to be successful, right? We start each project with intentions of delivering value for our organizations. So, how do projects fall into troubled waters? One day at a time. It's a gradual process, one that's often unnoticed.

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6 Real Project Managers Show You How To Manage Multiple Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Managing lots of projects at the same time is tough. Here’s how 6 project managers stay on top of multiple projects – and keep their sanity.

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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.

Use Case Template: Introduction of Change Management with InLoox

Inloox

Digitalization, sustainability and, more recently, global pandemics are probably the most influential challenges facing companies today. For organizations this means that they inevitably will have to adapt.

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Change Request: How to Submit, Manage and Execute

ProjectManager.com

We say it all the time — change is inevitable. This adage is as true for projects and organizations as it is for everything else. Change can feel like an inconvenience or a response to unexpected trouble.

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The funnel and the pyramid!

Musings on Project Management

In every book written about project management, the PMO is at the apex of a pyramid. Sometimes, as in Agile project methodology, the pyramid is flatter than most, but always there is an identifiable top figure. Fair enough. But Robert Gates, former Defense Secretary [and holder of many other government titles] writes that he often felt like the pyramid was inverted and thus took the look of a. leadership pmo

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