April, 2021

The PMO Game Changer: A Value-Driven Project Resource Management

The Lazy Project Manager

GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE. What is a Value-Driven Project Resource Management? GRAB YOUR FREE EBOOK HERE. Project resource management by PMO has changed significantly in the last 20 years. It is no more a mere spreadsheet for allocating resources to the projects and plug the holes.

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Have You Left Anything Out of Your Project Management Plan?

Project Risk Coach

Have you left anything out of your project management plan? Check out this checklist to help you identify the baselines and plans that will be most helpful to each of your projects. As I define a project management plan, I strive for clarity, brevity, and simplicity.

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Good Project Manager vs Bad Project Manager

Girl's Guide to PM

What makes a bad project manager? And how can you be a good project manager? In this extract from their new book, Jahn Karsybaev and Fred Obiero share the characteristics and behaviors of successful and unsuccessful project leaders. — Leadership. Fred Obiero.

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Making a Construction Estimate: 5 Tips for Better Outcomes

ProjectManager.com

Budgets are a foundational pillar of any successful construction project. You need money to buy materials, create blue prints, secure permits, rent equipment, pay for your crew and more. Your construction budget allows you to achieve your objectives.

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.

Sales for Project Management: Understand Your Market

Arras People

When trying to break into project management you need to know your product as we have previously discussed; having cracked that, you next need to understand the market you are pitching it into.

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Psychological safety breeds team resilience

Kiron Bondale

HBR published an article this week on how leaders can help their teams to recover quicker from disruptions. Given the events of the past year, this topic is apropos and is likely to remain so for the foreseeable future.

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How to Create a Work Breakdown Structure

Project Risk Coach

One of the reasons that project managers fail to properly estimate their projects is they miss key activities when developing their schedules. Why does this happen? The failure to engage stakeholders and create a work breakdown structure (WBS).

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Project Management in Healthcare

Girl's Guide to PM

What’s it like being a project manager in healthcare? I worked in the healthcare sector in the UK for 12 years.

5 Free Project Report Templates (Weekly Status Report Included)

ProjectManager.com

Throughout the life of a project, you must report on a wide variety of information. This information will be compiled into different reports and passed along to managers, investors, clients and other stakeholders. From there, reports can be used to make project decisions and adjustments.

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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!

Top 20 project management methodologies

Moira Alexander

With the right project management methodology, project management offices (PMOs) can assist their organizations in improving business outcomes — but this requires more than recognizing organizational priorities.

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10 Best Open Source Resource Management Software In 2021

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Open Source Resource Management Software In 2021 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Planning Tools Resource Management & Scheduling Tools

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Seven Sins of Reviews

Kiron Bondale

Whether your team follows a specific framework or has taken a mix-and-match approach with its practices, a tenet of agile is the use of short feedback loops to support inspection and adaptation.

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6 Practical Ways to Actually Improve Your Cost Management

Project Risk Coach

Think about it for a minute – what have you done in the last six months to improve your cost management? How many of your projects came in over budget? Let's look at some practical ways to actually improve your cost management.

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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

The 3 Types Of Employee Engagement You Should Know

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest post by Matt Diggity. Wouldn’t it be great if project team members were engaged with their work, leapt at the opportunity to hit their milestones and proactively progressed their tasks without you having to chase them?

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How to Create a Milestone Chart: Gantt Chart Milestones Explained

ProjectManager.com

Projects, whether they’re large or small, are journeys. They begin with planning and initiation and ideally end with the achievement of deliverables. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean the starting point and finish line are the only points that matter.

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Step-By-Step Guide to Agile Planning- Drafting And Executing Projects

nTask

With the ever-growing competition in the market and a need for perfection, companies look for ways to improve their processes for better results. One such way of improving performance in Agile planning. Agile panning is used by a whopping 71% of organizations to manage their projects.

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10 Best Marketing Resource Management Software In 2021

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Marketing Resource Management Software In 2021 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Marketing Project Management Software Resource Management & Scheduling Tools

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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.

Chronic Complainer or Cursed Cassandra?

Kiron Bondale

Having the courage to speak up within a team without fear of social repercussion is a symptom of a higher level of psychological safety. Depending on the context of the complaint it might, in fact, be evidence of Challenger Safety which is the top level of Dr. Timothy R.

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How to Develop a Simple Scope Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

How can you develop a scope management plan quickly that provides value to the project? It's not as complicated as it may seem. Some project managers check the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) for advice, which I think is a great place to start.

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Using Video for Communications [Project Case Study]

Girl's Guide to PM

I like doing the communication bits of projects, and when I worked on a large software rollout there was plenty of opportunity to create buy in and engagement through communication.

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A Quick Guide to Action Items & Action Item Lists

ProjectManager.com

More likely than not, you have created an action item without realizing it. If you’ve ever written a to-do list, you’ve made yourself a set of action items—errands to run, household chores to complete, people to contact, etc.

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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.

Visual Project Management Tools: List Of The Top 9 Tools In Town

nTask

Seamless communication, clarity, and transparency are the key essentials for the efficient completion of a project. Unfortunately, incorporating these fundamentals requires more than just your regular project management tools.

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10 Best Gantt Chart Software For 2021

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Gantt Chart Software For 2021 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Planning Tools

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A hero culture might be a sign of low psychological safety

Kiron Bondale

(Homelander image is from the Amazon Prime series. The character was created by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson.).

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AGILE: mixing methods

Musings on Project Management

There comes a point where more planning can not remove the remaining uncertainty, instead execution must be used to provide data and remove uncertainty. This quote comes from a nicely argued case -- from the agile blog 'leading answers' -- for mixing agile methods in rather traditional businesses, like the oil and gas exploration/production business If ever there was a business that. agile

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

IR35: The biggest shakeup in project management careers for a decade

Girl's Guide to PM

What is IR35? The IR35 we’re all talking about at the moment is off-payroll legislation. It’s all about whether or not someone is considered an employee of the company, taking into account certain factors around employment status. Why is IR35 happening?

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How to Create a Master Production Schedule

ProjectManager.com

Manufacturing is a complex process. It requires a balance of production capacity and the necessary materials to fulfill orders. Once you’ve got your inventory secured, you need to schedule your production. Creating a master production schedule is crucial in ensuring your supplies match demand.

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Your Guide to Going Paperless in 2021

nTask

Creating a paperless office was first theorized in 1975, in a Business Week article by a man called Vincent E. Giuliano. The term “paperless office” is still going around but the need for organizations making the switch is becoming more and more obvious.

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