February, 2020

4 Tips for Developing a Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Steven Covey introduced the concept of Quadrant II activities—working on things that are important but are not urgent. Planning is a powerful Quadrant II activity that can save you time and energy. Think about the future so you can make better decisions in the present. Let’s talk about how to plan your risk management. First Things First Some people think of risk management plans in the wrong way. Risk management plans are not a list of risks and how you plan to respond.

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The Best Way to Make a Work Plan

ProjectManager.com

Before you can accomplish your goals, you need to plan how to reach them. A work plan creates a clear path to those desired outcomes. Along that path will be resources, constraints and other elements that need to be identified. Of course, the work plan won’t be written and initiated by a single person. It’s a plan of action for a project that should eventually be submitted to board members and stakeholders for approval.

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3 Ways A Work OS Can Make You A PM Superhero

The Digital Project Manager

You know the drill. You’re updating your plans and timelines, and yet you’ve got a. The post 3 Ways A Work OS Can Make You A PM Superhero appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools PM Hacks & Productivity Tools Tools PM

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The Project Risk Management Quiz

Project Risk Coach

Webinar: How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020 Time: @ 10am PST / 11am MST/ 12pm CST / 1pm EST. register now. The post The Project Risk Management Quiz appeared first on Project Risk Coach. Personal Development Uncategorized

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

5 Strategies to Improve Team Productivity on Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Wouldn’t life be better if your team were, well, just a little bit more productive? If there was less chat and more doing? It is possible to create an environment where project team members can be more productive, by creating good habits. You’ve read all the articles, you’ve got ideas about how things could be better. But no one is telling you HOW to get your team to adopt new ways of working.

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How to Create a Project Risk Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

Most of your project problems can be avoided or greatly reduced through risk management. The simple act of identifying and discussing risks goes a long way towards reducing problems in your project. Let's look at how to develop a project risk management plan. As a bonus, I will provide a risk management plan example and a risk management plan template. Here are some questions that we should answer in our plan: How will you identify risks? Who will be involved?

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How to Make a Cost Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

You know how it goes—you’re a few months out from a deadline, and your team isn’t anywhere close to finishing the project. You’re quickly running out of budget and time, and you’re starting to stress. Should you tell the stakeholders, or wait a little bit longer? Well, you’re not alone at least, as this situation happens to more than 45 percent of all large-scale IT projects.

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Ultimate Guide to Project Risk Management

Online PM Courses

Risk is inherent in the nature of a project. So, that makes project risk management a central part of the project management toolset. The post Ultimate Guide to Project Risk Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Management Tools and Techniques Project Risk Management Step-by-step Guides project risk management Risk Happens risk management TimLister

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Why Identifying as a Project Business is Critical For Success

The Lazy Project Manager

The following article is the first of four in a series on ‘Project Business’ and is authored by Daniel Bévort. I have long commented on, and grumbled about if I am honest, that most project conversations talk about internal projects and not external, client facing, business oriented projects – both of which are important but with the latter representing most of my personal career experience. As such I am delighted to share these articles with you.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Pilot Study – How to Make It Work

ProjectManager.com

Projects are risky, and project managers seek to reduce that risk. There are many ways in which they can do this, from a risk assessment to researching historical data on like projects and thorough planning. While issues inevitably arise in any project, the more they can be identified and controlled, the less they’ll be a problem. But what about the whole project? Will it work it? Will it be cost-effective and be completed within a reasonable timeframe?

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Project Management Job Titles: Understanding the Types of Roles in Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

If you’re searching for a project management job, you’ve no doubt come across a range of different job titles. Which one should you go for? Even the jobs called ‘project manager’ seem to have a lot of variation in roles and duties. And therein lies the challenge. What ‘project manager’ means to one business will be slightly different to how another company uses the term. There are some industry-recognised job titles – the ones you’ll most commonly see.

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Go slow (to go fast later)

Kiron Bondale

The January 2020 issue of PM Network provide a case study for one of the 2019 PMI Project of the Year finalists, the Société de transport de Montréal’s (STM) eight-year project to modernize the underground Montréal rail system. I have a soft spot in my heart for this system, having spent most of my formative years in Montréal and having been a frequent user of its services while commuting to university and my first job.

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7 Reasons Why Networking is Critical for Your Career

Project Bliss

Networking is one of the most important things you can do for your career. Here’s why you need to prioritize it even when you’re not looking for a job. Many people don’t start to think about networking until they’re looking for a job. Networking can be incredibly valuable for helping you land that next position. As a matter of fact, most jobs are secured through networking. A 2016 LinkedIn Survey found that a staggering 85% of all jobs are filled through networking.

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Some risks aren't manageable

Musings on Project Management

Ideas about extreme risk management have been around a long time. No news there, so let's press on. Here's a working definition: Extreme risks are those for which the consequences are nearly irreversible, and the impact is near-catastrophic. And, fortunately, in most cases, the likelihood of the event is low. Because the expected value is nearly zero, but the threat so high, people are. Risk Management

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From ‘Lazy’ to ‘Agile’ Project Management

The Lazy Project Manager

[link]. This one day workshop is being delivered in Geneva on 27th February, a few places left only – see link above. Or talk to Peter Taylor about delivering it for your project team [link]. Benefits: At the conclusion of this full-day interactive classroom training, you will be able to: Understand the ‘backbone’ of smart/agile working whilst managing projects. Identify ways to apply the concept of working smarter, not harder. Apply personal efforts where it matters most on a project.

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How to Make a Construction Schedule

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects are notoriously difficult, and they’re known for encountering delays. They involve a lot of moving parts, teams, equipment and materials. If any discipline needs a well-thought-out schedule, it’s construction project management. Tools that are embedded in construction project management software , such as Gantt charts and resource management, are key features to control the many phases of a construction product. But they just facilitate the process.

How to Use a Work OS to Supercharge Your Project Management

Girl's Guide to PM

Have you ever wanted a superpower? Maybe the power to look through meeting room walls? Or to teleport yourself between locations to support your virtual team? Personally, I’d settle for knowing what my team were doing without having to constantly chase – perhaps that’s some kind of mindreading superpower. You don’t need a superpower to supercharge your project. You don’t need to be a mind reader to know what your team members are working on.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The only thing we have to fear on projects is…

Kiron Bondale

“ … the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself. ” When FDR spoke those words as part of his presidential inaugural address in March 1933, it was meant to inspire a nation to recover from the depths of the Great Depression. But looking at global reactions to the new 2019-nCoV Coronavirus, I wonder if it would have been better stated as the only thing we have to fear is our reactions to fear itself.

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The Top 6 Work Operating Systems Compared

The Digital Project Manager

For most pros climbing the corporate ladder like you, the only thing more cluttered than. The post The Top 6 Work Operating Systems Compared appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning Tools PM

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How to Become a Project Manager in 2020

Workamajig

How to become a project manager? This guide answers all your questions about becoming a project manager and landing a great job. Great pay, exciting work, unlimited growth opportunities - does this sound like an ideal career to you? If yes, then you should consider becoming a project manager. A project manager manages, well, projects. They’re the go-to people for getting work done in any kind of project-based organization (which is most organizations).

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Key Responsibilities of the PMO

Brad Egeland

A project management office (PMO) is an organizational entity usually tasked to centralize and coordinate the management of projects within an organization. ​ A PMO oversees the management of projects, programs, or a combination of both. The projects supported or administered by the PMO may not be related other than by being managed together. In many organizations projects are grouped or are related in some manner based on the way the PMO will coordinate and manage those projects.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

Best Project Planning Software of 2020

ProjectManager.com

How do you get a project off the drawing board and into the execution phase? With a plan. But project plans are unruly beasts that need to be reined in. That’s where project planning software comes in: it’s a project manager’s best friend. Project planning software gives project managers the means to control costs and stay on schedule. It’s how deliverables meet the quality expectations of stakeholders.

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The Future of Work: It’s Already Here

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve been doing some research for my new book and I’ve been struck by how many people are writing about ‘the future of work’. But so many things that are referenced as ‘the future’ are already here. AI, automation, robotics – these are all things that exist in the tools you probably already use. You might not know it, but those capabilities have been around for long enough now that they are already embedded in the way you use consumer-based products.

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Understanding the Monte Carlo Analysis in Project Management

ProProfs Project Management

A good plan can help you in risk analysis, but it can not guarantee that your project will run smoothly. If you are associated with any stage of software project development life cycle, you most probably agree with this quote. It is important to have a smartly constructed plan in place to complete a software project on time. In addition, it is essential to rethink that plan at many stages so as to make sure it works! This ‘re-thinking’ involves manual and automated measures.

Webinar Recap: PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New?

MPUG

Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s PMI PMBOK Guide 7th Edition Standard – What’s New? webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There may be exclusions, such as those steps included in product demonstrations.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Agile Principles: The 12 Keys to Adaptive Project Management

Online PM Courses

First, there was the Agile Manifesto: a statement of intent and a set of four beliefs. Then came the 12 Agile Principles. The post Agile Principles: The 12 Keys to Adaptive Project Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Agile Project Management Agile Agile Manifesto Agile Principles

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How Leaders Can Develop Great Remote Management Skills

LiquidPlanner

Remote work is growing in popularity, but succeeding as a remote manager isn’t the same thing as being able to manage remote workers effectively. Unfortunately, managers who lead partially- or fully-remote teams — but who don’t have remote work experience of their own — may not understand what employees need to be successful in these environments.

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How to Make a Resource Breakdown Structure (RBS)

ProjectManager.com

There are many aspects to planning a project. They tend to revolve around the triple constraint of time, cost and scope. One such orbit is resources. Resources can be impacted by all three of those constraints and therefore require a method to control them—sometimes even a resource management software. “Resources” is a broad term, of course, and speaks to not only materials and equipment used in a project, but the human resources.

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