December, 2021

How to Respond to Project Risks

Project Risk Coach

Once we've identified our project risks, we should plan and implement responses. In this article, let's look at ways to respond to project threats and opportunities. In our projects, we discover threats that may limit our ability to achieve our goals.

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Hybrid is the norm, not the exception

Kiron Bondale

I frequently see questions asked in project management discussion groups about hybrid projects. As I wrote in last week’s article, projects themselves can’t be waterfall, agile, traditional or hybrid but how we approach them can be. But what does “hybrid” really mean?

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Product Manager vs Project Manager – What’s the Difference?

Product Manager vs Project Manager. While both are leadership roles and the titles are similar, there’s a difference between a product manager and a project manager as Jennifer Bridges, PMP, explains. Here’s a screen shot of the whiteboard for your reference!

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New world of work; What will 2022 bring?

Arras People

So, another challenging year draws to a close with a direction of travel which reminds us that COVID19 has not gone away; a stark reminder that as a society, we still have to work out how we are going to live with the challenges which the virus presents, both personally and professionally.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Engaging Stakeholders with Gamification [video]

Girl's Guide to PM

In this video Elizabeth Harrin discusses how merging engagement and gamification creates engagification, a methodology to help people take action on projects. Watch the video to listen (about 30 minutes).

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10 Best Project Management Calendar Tools For Scheduling

The Digital Project Manager

Time to trash the tacky pin-up calendars and a bottomless hunger for Whiteout for a digital project calendar that is flexible, versatile, and shareable. The post 10 Best Project Management Calendar Tools For Scheduling appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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New Year’s Resolutions and retrospectives

Kiron Bondale

Tis the season – for New Year’s resolutions. Like lessons (rarely) learned sessions at the end of projects, annual resolutions have received their fair share of ridicule.

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How to Manage Ad-Hoc Projects and Ad-Hoc Requests

Projects rarely go as planned. There is always the potential to get new data, project or product updates, reviews or any number of last-minute requests. How do you deal with these ad-hoc requests? Ad-hoc means that it’s specific—something that will not be repeated.

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Use the STAR Method to Ace Your Next Interview [Free download & Examples]

Project Bliss

The STAR method is a simple framework for answering behavioral interview questions. It formats your interview answers in a way that shows interviewers how your experiences make you an outstanding candidate for the job you’re interviewing for.

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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

3 Project Planning Considerations for the New Year


New Year, New Projects, New Directions = a New Plan. You are very likely in the process of planning where your company is headed next year. If not, it’s time to get started. Looking ahead is an important component of good leadership and project management.

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Thank you 2021

Girl's Guide to PM

As 2021 comes to a close, I would like to take a moment and reflect on the year and thank everyone that has made a Girl’s Guide to Project Management a success this year. It is always one of my favorite parts of the year. I hope I’ve remembered everyone!

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Resource Planning Visualization: Software, Charts, & Why Do It

The Digital Project Manager

The post Resource Planning Visualization: Software, Charts, & Why Do It appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Topics

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That’s not funny!

Kiron Bondale

“ Laugh and the world laughs with you ” goes the old saying, but that’s not always the case in the workplace. An HBR article covering research conducted in health care on the impact of humor in clinician-patient interactions is equally applicable in other industries.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Project Kickoff Meeting: How to Write a Kickoff Meeting Agenda

Project managers put a lot of time and effort into researching the viability of their project. But all that work is pointless if they don’t communicate the purpose of the project to their team and clients. That’s why a kickoff meeting is so important. A kickoff meeting puts everyone on the same page.

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Six Ways How Dev And Marketing Teams Can Collaborate Effortlessly


Image credit: Pexels There is no team without collaboration. As Steve Jobs once stated: “ Great things in business are never done by one person ”. While different departments are responsible for their parts of the project, they all form a single company.

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Top 10 Client Reporting Tools for Small Businesses in 2022


Business Intelligence (BI) reporting for small businesses lets owners and decision-makers see the big picture. Reporting software collates information from various sources and reports real numbers and trends to deliver an easy-to-digest package of reports.

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Best of 2021: Here Are Your Favorite Blog Posts This Year


In 2020 the top positions were dominated by posts on working from home and knowledge management. As the pandemic is far from over, this year's list includes our personal lessons learned from a year of (mostly) working from home.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

10 Best Project Timeline Management Software [2021]

The Digital Project Manager

This project timeline management software review covers 10 tools and all the info you need: pros and cons, pricing, features, integrations, and screenshots to help you choose something that fits your needs.

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Review Project Management Maturity Model Fourth Edition

Henny Portman

Project Management Maturity Model Fourth Edition, written by J. Kent Crawford, is a comprehensive but complete guide to understand and use the maturity model PMMM. The PMMM is based on the knowledge areas of the 6 th edition of the PMBoK guide and the five levels of maturity from CMMI.

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Best Project Management Software Comparison for 2022

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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Employee Motivation: Benefits And Ways To Motivate Your Workforce


Image Source: [link] As the competition in the corporate world is inflating generation by generation, the workforce is being delegated a truckload of targets to reach the competitive benchmark. We all know how pressure and burden can discourage an individual.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

LiquidPlanner Named a Top Solution for Portfolio Management

LiquidPlanner , a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, recognized LiquidPlanner as one of the best project portfolio management software options of 2021.

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Process Management Software – Best 8 Tools To Use In 2022


Business process management has taken the front seat in recent years. Keeping in view the steady increase in business process management, it is estimated that the market will be worth $13 to $14 billion soon.

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10 Best Web-Based Resource Scheduling Software

The Digital Project Manager

Ditch the ratty coil-bound notebook and dried-out office pens—it’s time to take project management resource scheduling wholly online. The post 10 Best Web-Based Resource Scheduling Software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Resource Management & Scheduling Tools

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Project Management: Agile and Waterfall Explained

International Institute for Learning

By Karim Radwin , CAIA, PMP. Since the Agile Manifesto was written in 2001 by a group of software practitioners, Agile approaches have been taking over the project management scene at a steady pace. Some say Agile is a mindset, not a methodology.

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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.

What Is Alternative Analysis in Project Management?

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That is to say—you can reach the same outcome through different means. To discover those means, you can use an alternative analysis. An alternative analysis is how project managers choose how they’re going to approach a project.

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Try GamePlan for the Best in Project Communication

Brad Egeland

In a business you need to communicate business plans internally with your team, to the board, to investors and to clients. Everyone understands a plan in GamePlan because it is presented visually on the GamePlan Whiteboard.

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Agile and the Enterprise

Musings on Project Management

Applying agile methodology in your software project? Working for an organization large enough to be called an 'enterprise'? Probably that's good.Why so?Access Access to resources is the main reason. You may have heard that agile is all about small self-directing teams -- yes, that's part of the doctrine. But how many teams are needed for your project? Dozens? Hundreds even? Where do those people, Project Management

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