December, 2022

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Using the 5 Whys in Project Management

LiquidPlanner

Nearly 2,500 years ago, Socrates (when he was not occupied with founding Western philosophy and instructing his star student, Plato) pioneered a method of asking questions that led people to draw conclusions and pursue deeper truths and realities.

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Five Techniques for Risk Identification in Projects

Project Risk Coach

Risk identification is an integral part of project risk management. It is essential for any project manager to know what risks might affect a project and navigate them. This article will examine the five techniques for risk identification. Techniques for Risk Identification 1.

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Project lessons I learned from installing ceramic tiles

Kiron Bondale

For those of you who are Do It Yourself (DIY) pros, you may not consider this a significant accomplishment, but not usually being a DIY’er, I am quite pleased with having installed ceramic wall tiles for the first time ever. In this particular case, the tiling was backsplash for our main bathroom sink area.

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8 Essential Project Management Documents You Need to Know About

Epicflow Blog

Project management involves creating lots of documentation. If you look into project management standards, you will find at least a dozen of various plans, multiple types of reports, and numerous other documents.

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Unlocking Business Agility: Leveraging the Power of Strategy Execution

True business agility is impossible if execution is disconnected from strategic planning. Download this eBook to learn about the key capabilities every organization must adopt to more effectively & strategically execute all work across the enterprise.

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How Culture Can Impact Communication in the Workplace

Rebel’s Guide to PM

It’s no secret that culture can have a big impact on communication. Just think about how much harder it is to communicate with someone from a different country who doesn’t speak your language. But culture can affect communication even when everyone speaks the same language.

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What Is The Project Life Cycle: The 5 Phases & Why It’s Still Important

The Digital Project Manager

What is the project life cycle? Is it even relevant these days? Sure, agile complicates things a little bit, but the project life cycle is still a useful way to think about projects.

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Top 10 Agile Estimation Techniques for Project Managers In 2023

nTask

One of the things agile project managers struggle the most with is an accurate agile estimation. How are PMs identify the time and effort required to accomplish a task in the backlog? How can one be sure that their plan will work in the long run? When things get tough for PMs, they turn to […].

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Strategic Project Management and the Agile Crystal Method

The Strategic Project Manager

The agile Crystal methodology provides a unique flavor to the general agile approach to managing projects. This post defines what the agile Crystal method is, key aspects of the mindset behind the Crystal approach, strategic consideration, and impacts for project managers.

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Six sins with work boards

Kiron Bondale

Regardless of what type of work your team does, work boards can be a helpful tool. But just because they can be helpful doesn’t mean they are always implemented well.

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How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.

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What Is Lean Portfolio Management? A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Having many projects to manage in a portfolio can be daunting. You need to strategize and plan your resource allocation to ensure that every project has what it needs when it needs it. There are many ways to do this and one of which is lean portfolio management.

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Everything You Need to Know About Release Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you have a release manager on the team? Or are you wondering whether it would be a pretty good job to move into? It wasn’t until I worked in IT as a project manager that I had a lot of contact with the release management process.

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Exploring Monte Carlo Analysis: What You Need to Know

Project Risk Coach

You are a project manager and have to make decisions on the fly. And this can be particularly difficult when estimating the cost and the timeline of complex, volatile projects.

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10 Critical Project Management Concepts You Absolutely Have to Know

Online PM Courses

If you're starting out, you may be wondering: what are the most important Project Management concepts that you need to understand? The post 10 Critical Project Management Concepts You Absolutely Have to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

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The innovators' lament.

Musings on Project Management

Recently heard: this lament from IT innovation workers:[We] encounter ironclad corporate hierarchies and resistance to change, a paradox in [our] industry that thrives on innovation and risk-taking."They" They" want things in a particular order; they want case studies and past experience. IT doesn't work like that. There is no past experience. We have to reinvent ourselves every day.As reported by. agile Project Management

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Five benefits to creating a schedule network diagram

Kiron Bondale

Whether you have taken a foundational project management course which covered practices for predictive approaches or you were studying to take the PMP exam, you are likely familiar with schedule network diagrams.

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Design Brief: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

If you’re working on a design project, wait. Before you start you need to have a design brief. It’s similar to a project brief, only focused on design. After all, you wouldn’t start driving if you didn’t first know your destination. Projects can’t be idle and exploratory endeavors.

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Build, Excite, Equip: How to Simplify Change Adoption in Your Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Build, Excite, Equip: How to Simplify Change Adoption in Your Projects, by Nicola Graham, is a handbook for business change management aimed at project managers.

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Enhance Employee Wellness to Retain High-Performing Teams

Speaker: Eric Torigian - Managing Director, Advisory Services, CHRO Solutions

During this informative webinar, Eric Torigian, Managing Director at CHRO Solutions, will explore how organizations are emphasizing employee wellness, how that has helped workers attain a healthy "life balance", and how, as a result, this has contributed to corporate success.

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How To Create A Procurement Management Plan In 8 Easy Steps

The Digital Project Manager

If you’re not using a procurement management plan and working in tandem with the procurement team, you’re missing a key step in managing risk on your project and staying on budget and on schedule.

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Gantt Chart Vs Timeline: Similarities and Differences Explained

nTask

When it comes to planning and managing projects, many people prefer the Gantt Chart method. This basic visual tool is simple to understand, easy to use, and can help you stay organized and on track. However, there are times when the Timeline method may be a better choice.

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Nobody follows the plan!

Musings on Project Management

It's so damn frustrating!You You spend a lot of time planning, coordinating, evaluating.And then it's D-Day, circumstances intervene, and nobody follows the plan ? Well, they follow bits and pieces, but the plan as such is almost unrecognizable)That's a few sentences to say what we all know:No plan survives the first touch with realitySo, if this is all too obvious, what is it you do?The The first. planning Risk Management

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All About T-Shirt Sizing Agile Estimation Technique

Agilemania

Companies who use Agile like the fact that it is not inflexible. If firms who use Agile grasp the spirit of it, they can readily adjust it to meet their own needs and assure optimal production. Agile estimation is one of the greatest instances of this.

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Unlocking Your Supply Chains True Potential in The Midst of Disruptions

Speaker: David Food - Head Of Supply Chain at Board International

In this webinar, Supply Chain Futurologist David Food will discuss how to manage risks and build customer loyalty in the midst of disruption. Don't miss out!

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What Is Resource Loading and Why Does It Matter in Project Management?

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard it countless times; teams are projects’ most valuable resource. They do the work. But a project manager has to connect each team member to that work. Resource loading is a process to keep team members fully engaged throughout the project.

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Project Requirements: The What, Why, and How

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Have you ever been a part of a project that just didn’t seem to be going anywhere? Maybe it felt like there was no clear goal, or that the requirements kept changing.

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The 10 Rs of Crisis Management

International Institute for Learning

By Edward Segal. A lot can depend on when and how a crisis is managed, including an organization’s image and reputation, operations and activities, bottom line, and future. .

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Back to Basics: What is Project Governance?

MPUG

In the year 2000, I was working for a small IT services organization. In those days, most companies were taking new initiatives, as the dreaded Y2K problem had passed without creating any trouble. My organization started an initiative to upgrade our project management methodology.

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Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

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How many ways to say "Cost"?

Musings on Project Management

How many ways are there to say "Cost"?Certainly, Certainly, more than one!When When "they" ask: 'How do YOU manage cost?", your answer is: 'It's complicated' because there are so many varieties of 'cost'.Project Project managers certainly have at least this list:Estimated cost (of course, an estimate has to be made in the context of a plan: scope and schedule and resource plans)Baseline cost (estimated cost at the. Project Management

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Three things I learned from playing board games

Kiron Bondale

The holiday season usually involves family get togethers, and one of our traditions for such events is to play one or two new board games. While playing the games is a lot of fun it is also a source of some useful lessons in project management. Have the right number of players. Most board games will provide details on the minimum number of players required and some will also indicate the maximum.

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Managing Recurring Tasks in Project Management

ProjectManager.com

It’s happened to all of us. Missing a meeting or an important task that comes up every week or month. Once we’re deep in our work, it can be hard to remember recurring tasks.

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