August, 2023

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The Role of Intuition in Decision Making: Can a Project Manager Trust Their Gut Feeling Over Data?

Green Project Management

Lately, there are lots of headlines screaming about the takeover of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the projects, I want to set the record straight: AI isn’t about to replace the Project Manager. Yes, we live in a time where data analytics and algorithmic predictions are at the forefront, shaping how we execute projects. Beneath the […] The post The Role of Intuition in Decision Making: Can a Project Manager Trust Their Gut Feeling Over Data?

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Project Management for Parents

PM for the Masses

In today's episode, we're joined by Hilary Kinney to discuss 'Project Management for Parents'. We'll explore the integration of project management principles in parenting and how it promotes harmony and efficiency within the family. Don't miss out! The post Project Management for Parents appeared first on PM for the Masses. In today's episode, we're joined by Hilary Kinney to discuss 'Project Management for Parents'.

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Ten Surprising Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a 'learning endeavor'. So, here are ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years. The post Ten Surprising Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Impact That Artificial Intelligence Might Have on Project Management Practices

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. and Elissa Farrow, Ph.D. August 30, 2023 Background For decades, companies have recognized the need for legal representation on projects. Legal representation appeared in procurement management and became one of the knowledge areas that is needed in most companies for successful project delivery. Both customers and contractors have traditionally identified on their project organizational charts the position of a project officer (PO) for legal and procurement matters.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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100+ Project Management Terms: PM Terminology Explained

ProjectManager.com

Everything you need to know about project management terms is here in one list! Plus we’ve added handy links to help you dive deeper into different topics with videos, articles and even our round-up of all resources so you can put these important terms into practice with your projects. Check back often, as this list of project management terminology is ever-evolving, just like project management itself!

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Best of PMTimes: 7 Tips on How to be a Great Project Manager

PM Times

Project management may sound easy, but taking up the role of a Project manager requires sword play with the right wit. Many a times, when the Project Manager is at fault or does not abide to an employee’s needs, the company is bound to lose a valuable resource. A good Project Manager is hard […] The post Best of PMTimes: 7 Tips on How to be a Great Project Manager appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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How AI is Improving Early Warning Systems in Project Management

Planview

Project management is akin to navigating a ship in choppy waters. Whether you’re plotting the course for your product development or managing a portfolio of initiatives , you’re bound to face the daunting challenges of accurately predicting project milestones and costs and steering projects toward valuable, cost-effective conclusions. Applying machine learning to project management challenges can pave the way for smarter, more efficient, lower-risk projects and higher-quality product

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Guide to Project Management Methodologies: Which One is Best for You?

Online PM Courses

We often describe Project Management as a methodology-driven profession. And there are a lot of Project Management methodologies. The post Guide to Project Management Methodologies: Which One is Best for You? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Project Success: Implementation AND Adoption

Velociteach

Software projects have two measures of success. First, building and implementing working software. Second, having people use and adopt it. Project managers tend to focus their attention on delivering the application. But the project’s real success rests on user adoption. Once, I led a large project. The application was delivered on-time, on-budget, and with the documented scope.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Project Portfolio Manager Job Description

ProjectManager.com

While there are similarities between a project manager and a project portfolio manager, they’re different positions with different responsibilities. Let’s take a look at what a project portfolio manager is, what skills and education the position requires and end with a sample job description to help you fill that position. What Is a Project Portfolio Manager?

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Making the Difference: Problem Solving vs Decision Making

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you ever find yourself stuck between a rock and hard place, unable to decide what the best course of action is? I have. Whether it’s what desk to put in our new conservatory space (and I’ll tell you what we ended up deciding later), or who to invite to meetings, or managing to order everyone else’s food and then getting so overwhelmed with having made decisions all day for all the people that I couldn’t choose anything for myself.

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Has Agile Stalled?

Scrum.org

Sitting at lunch during Agile 2023, I felt deja vu. I have attended many Agile conferences. My first was in Chicago in 2009. I have only missed two during those fourteen years. I have witnessed the growth of Scrum, the rise of DevOps, the impact of XP, the expansion of SAFe, and the growing connection to professional coaching. I have seen tool vendors come and go.

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Balancing Expectations: Sponsor and PM

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here?

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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What Topics Will Be Covered at This Year’s IPM Day 2023?

The IIL Blog

By Cynthia Snyder Dionisio August 23, 2023 Blended Remote/In-Person Teams More than ever, project managers are leading blended remote and in-person teams. According to WFH Research, of the overall workforce, 13% of employees work from home full-time, and another 28% work from home part-time. By 2025, the percentage of people working from home full-time is expected to climb to 22%.

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Five questions to answer before seeking a project management mentor

Kiron Bondale

Whether it is in one of LinkedIn’s project management discussion groups or in PMI’s Projectmanagement.com community, one of the more frequent requests made by members is for mentoring. Sometimes the mentee has done a good job of articulating their needs which will increase their odds of finding a suitable mentor but this is the exception, not the rule.

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Meeting Planning Steps: How to Plan a Meeting

ProjectManager.com

It’s understandable why people often moan at the prospect of a meeting. They can be long and not very effective uses of one’s time. But meetings are important. They are a great way to communicate to a group and get that group working better together. To remove the stigma attached to meetings, learn meeting planning. What Is Meeting Planning? Meeting planning sets the agenda for the meeting.

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The unbreakable bond: How outstanding service = brand loyalty

Rebel’s Guide to PM

One irrefutable reality stands out in the fast-paced world of business, where competition is tough and consumer expectations continue to evolve: outstanding service is the cornerstone that holds the customer/brand connection together. It’s true: what you know to be the case from your own interactions with brands is borne out by research. And unsurprisingly, excellent service is the key to making customers come back time and time again.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Where to Start with Scrum? Is Value Stream Mapping Your Answer?

Scrum.org

In our training and coaching sessions, we're frequently asked, " Where do we start? " Whether teams are new to Scrum or refining their methods, this remains a challenge. In this blog series, drawing from our vast experience, we'll guide you through it. Welcome to the first post. Consider this analogy: Amazon Prime is celebrated for its speedy next-day deliveries, while Alibaba might take weeks or even months for international orders.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change in Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

When people say they have a culture problem that’s preventing them from sustaining change in an Agile Transformation, what they’re really saying is that they have a cognitive dissonance problem. You have an inability to help people see how Agile is going to improve the organization. Blaming people and telling them they’re being resistant to change isn’t going to close the gap and make that cognitive dissonance go away.

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Mastering the Art of Strategic Thinking

The IIL Blog

By Deepak Bansal August 2, 2023 A survey conducted by the Global Leadership Forecast, one of the most expansive leadership projects in the world, found that strategic thinking is a highly sought-after skill in leaders. It ranked among the top three critical leadership competencies including inspiring commitment and leading change. What does strategic thinking even mean?

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Mastering the B2B Customer Journey: A Comprehensive Guide to Mapping & Optimizing Success

Proofhub

Are you eager to boost your business’s conversion rates, foster unwavering customer loyalty, and skyrocket your profitability? The secret to achieving these goals lies in optimizing your B2B customer journey map. By carefully examining every step of your customers’ experience and fine-tuning those crucial touchpoints, you have the power to create a flawlessly smooth journey that will leave a lasting impression.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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How to Build a Risk Culture in Your Team

ProjectManager.com

What Is Risk Culture? Risk culture is simply an organization’s employee’s awareness, attitudes and behaviors towards risk and how they’ll manage it. An organization that has a risk culture simply means they’re prepared for identifying, managing and mitigating risks as issues arise in their work. Having a risk management plan won’t reduce risk, but can reduce its negative impact on an organization.

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5 Fab Online Resources for Project Management Certification Prep

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you want to land a good project manager role, one of the things to consider is certification. When I did my first project management training, it was all classroom based. Fortunately, that isn’t the case any longer and if you can’t take a week off work or travel to a training center, there are plenty of online resources that will help you get ahead in your certification journey.

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What if the Scrum Master wasn't the event facilitator?

Scrum.org

Original French version here. Context You only have to read Scrum Master job descriptions to observe the importance given to facilitation in organizations' applications. Employers expect the Scrum Master to facilitate Scrum events. But is this expectation legitimate or even relevant? Pros of having a clearly identified facilitator When companies make the effort to find out what agility and Scrum are really all about, they realize just how far-reaching the changes in mental models are.

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Technical Review: A Trusted Look Under the Hood

TechEmpower - Project Management

Many CEOs of software-enabled businesses call us with a similar concern: Are we getting the right results from our software team? Most innovators don’t have a technical background, so it’s hard to evaluate the truth of the situation. We hear them explain that their current software development is expensive, deliveries are rarely on time, and random bugs appear.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?