October, 2020

Office Timeline Review: The Pro Timeline Maker [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you need a timeline maker for project communications or to create executive briefings? In this review of Office Timeline Pro, I’ll share the pros and cons of the PowerPoint plugin. Summary. Product: Office Timeline. Pricing: A one-year licence for the Pro version costs $99.

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5 Ways to Improve Your Digital Project Management Process

The Digital Project Manager

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Cost Benefit Analysis for Projects – A Step-by-Step Guide

ProjectManager.com

When managing a project, one is required to make a lot of key decisions. There is always something that needs executing, and often that something is critical to the success of the venture. Because of the high stakes, good managers don’t just make decisions based on gut instinct.

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Think top-down and bottom-up for agile transformations

Kiron Bondale

A question which I’m asked regularly during my classes is what the best place is to start an agile transformation within a company?

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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.

40 Reasons PMOs Fail

Project Risk Coach

I've been managing projects and programs for more than 20 years. I've seen a little bit of everything. I've also had the joy and the pain of implementing three Project Management Offices (PMOs), two in Information Technology Departments and one Enterprise PMO.

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How to earn PDUs fast in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Is your re-certification cycle coming to an end for your PMI certificate? Do you need to quickly get your PDU total up to the minimum so you can stay certified? You’re in the right place! Read on for tips for how to earn PDUs fast.

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Counter-party risk

Musings on Project Management

Define counter-party: In a transactional relationship, the other party to -- or participating in -- the transaction is your counter-party. In project situations, there are usually many counter-party transactional arrangements, such as contractors and suppliers with transactional relationships. And within the business there may be transactional relationships among business units and the PMO. Oh business analysis contract Risk Management

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How to Make a Quality Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

You got the project delivered on time and within budget, but your stakeholder deems the project a failure. The quality just didn’t meet their expectations—bummer.

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Why project work doesn’t get completed early…

Kiron Bondale

I usually advise my students to encourage their team members to not provide padded work estimates, but rather to make schedule contingencies visible and tie these contingencies to milestones rather than to individual activities.

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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.

The Confusion Over Risk

Project Risk Coach

Why are many project managers confused over risks? Why do some project managers include positive risks in risk management and others do not? Let's clarify what we mean by the term risk. Risk is a Choice Merriam-Webster defines risk as “the possibility of loss or injury: peril.”

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How To Make A Project Roadmap (With Roadmap Template)

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Make A Project Roadmap (With Roadmap Template) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning

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How I Do It: Stakeholder Communication

Girl's Guide to PM

Communication is about 80% of my job. I don’t profess to get it right all the time, but over the years I’ve built up a few solid techniques that work in most situations. Today I’m letting you in on how I do it.

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Lessons in How to Drive Large Scale Digital Transformations

Clarizen

Projects come in all shapes & sizes. Sometimes they are in the form of inbound requests for new marketing material, in the shape of IT implementations, or involve client-specific deliverables.

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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.

How to Manage Multiple Projects

ProjectManager.com

Managing multiple projects at once can be a bit like a juggling act. Every action taken in one project needs to feed into the next with fluidity and poise, and when done right, a skilled portfolio manager can make it seem like no trouble at all.

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But what will our staff do if we don’t focus on their utilization?

Kiron Bondale

Lean thinking encourages us to focus on maximizing value delivered to stakeholders rather than maximizing the utilization of the people, equipment or material resources contributing to value streams.

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17 Powerful Ways to Learn Project Management

Project Risk Coach

Years ago, I had a great job managing about 50 Information Technology professionals. However, I wanted to become a project manager. Therefore, I made a difficult decision to change companies and jobs. Consequently, I needed ways to learn project management quickly.

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10 Best LMS (Learning Management Systems) Comparison

The Digital Project Manager

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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.

How to Manage Fixed Date Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a fixed date project? A fixed date project is one that has a defined — and often unmovable — end date for delivery. Hitting the date is compulsory, which means we can’t plan the project as we would normally do using best practice scheduling techniques.

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8 Phases of the Tech Project Explained

Brad Egeland

This article explains the 8 phases of a project. It features and explains the full real world life cycle of a tech project. enjoy!

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What Is Change Control in Project Management?

ProjectManager.com

It’s a cliché to say that nothing is constant except for change, but the adage certainly applies to anyone who has ever managed a project. Sometimes stakeholders want something different from what they had requested during initiation. Teams get sick. Weather gets in the way. Supply chains break.

Batches? We don’t need no stinking batches! (Or do we?)

Kiron Bondale

Emphasizing flow through the reduction or elimination of batching of work items is desirable but this is not always efficient or practical. So what are some of the factors which might force us to batch work items?

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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.

How to Deal With Pre-assigned Project Resources

Project Risk Coach

Looking for ways to improve your project success? People matter more than technology and processes. However, project managers rarely choose their teams. Let's talk about how to deal with pre-assigned project resources. Are you working in an organization where your project resources are preassigned?

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What Is PrivMX? Tool Overview & Explanation Of Features

The Digital Project Manager

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How to Earn Leadership PDUs for PMP Renewal in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

If you are like many Project Management Professional ( PMP )® certification holders, you might be finding it hard to source enough quality learning materials for your Leadership PDUs. Panic no more, I have all the details you need below.

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Real Project Management 101: Reasons for Project Change Management

Brad Egeland

Change management. Scope management. Change orders. Not always among the most fun or interesting tasks that a project manager involves himself with on the projects he is leading. Of course there is always the feather in the cap you get by bringing in new revenue from a newly identified change order.

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?

Communication Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

Whether you need to define communication objectives, or identify stakeholders and channels, you can use this communication plan template to schedule project communications and establish a feedback loop that keeps everyone up to date.

5 Things Marketers Should Do Before the 2020 Holiday Season

Workamajig

With the holiday season just around the corner, we take a closer look at how to prepare for these crucial months in our latest article. The holiday season is important every year, but this year, it somehow feels even more crucial.

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Be Bold; be brave; be calculating

Musings on Project Management

I would hardly think today of making my first flight on a strange machine in a 27-mile wind. I look with amazement upon our audacity in attempting flights with a new and untried machine under such circumstances. Yet faith in our calculations and the design of the first machine, based upon our tables of air pressures, secured by months of careful laboratory work, and confidence in our system. Innovation Quotations risk decision Risk Management

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