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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Production Planning in Manufacturing: Best Practices for Production Plans

ProjectManager.com

As the creation of products and services has become more extensive and varied, manufacturing has become more elaborate. There are, quite literally, more moving parts than ever before. Operations continue to become more complex, and this means production requires more thorough planning.

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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?

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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How To Build A Culture Of Data-Driven Estimation (with Marcel Petitpas from Parakeeto)

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Build A Culture Of Data-Driven Estimation (with Marcel Petitpas from Parakeeto) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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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.

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.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

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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11 Essential Time Management Skills

Project Bliss

Time management skills help you work efficiently, get the right work done, and still maintaining a balanced life. Use these critical skills to manage your time well, and see fast benefits in both your career and personal life. This is a guest post by Lori Wade. Everyone craves career success.

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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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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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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

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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7 Tips For Better Cost Control & Expense Control

ProjectManager.com

In order to understand cost control, you must first understand why it is used: monitoring expenses and identifying risks in order to increase profits. Not to be confused with cost management, cost control has its own set of objectives that can save businesses money.

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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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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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.

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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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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How to Create a Project Brief (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Projects don’t just happen. There’s a lot of work before they’re approved, and once they have been given the go-ahead, there’s even more planning and scheduling needed! How do you communicate that information with stakeholders and the team so they understand the project?

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

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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10 Top Process Improvement Tools You Need to Create a More Sustainable Business

nTask

A study by BCG/MIT finds that 90% of executives deem sustainability to be important, yet only 60% of companies incorporate sustainability as part of their business strategy, and even less (25%) integrate sustainability into the core of their business model.

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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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When there's no Plan B

Musings on Project Management

If there's no Plan B, then the first rule is "Make Plan A work!"And And it might require that you be aggressive about making Plan A work. no fooling around.No Plan BWait! Isn't there always a Plan B somewhere?A A general officer once told me: If there's no Plan B, invent it!Insure Insure for failure?Maybe Maybe you can insure against the failure of Plan A. Perhaps that's your Plan B -- just get your money back, human factors risk Risk Management

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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.

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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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 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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