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

The post 5 Ways to Improve Your Digital Project Management Process appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Communication Leadership & Team Management Quality Management Risk Management Topics

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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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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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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper 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.

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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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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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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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.

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.

2020 242

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!

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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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 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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10 Best LMS (Learning Management Systems) Comparison

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best LMS (Learning Management Systems) Comparison appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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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.

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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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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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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Social Media Marketing with Project Management Tool

nTask

With the increased popularity of social media sites, social media marketing is also on the rise. This phenomenon calls to question: how you can manage social media marketing for your company. Project management tools are a great way to help you manage social media marketing.

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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.

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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What Is PrivMX? Tool Overview & Explanation Of Features

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is PrivMX? Tool Overview & Explanation Of Features appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Reviews Tools Sponsored

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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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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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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.

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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Business Process Improvement: What it is and How to Implement it

nTask

According to surveys conducted, as of 2016, 66% of enterprises run a business process improvement program occasionally or never. Of the 20% that undertake process improvements , 5% record little to no success, 28% experience success limited to individual departments but do not record enterprise-level success, and 19% experience success after significant difficulties.

15 Easy Ways to Earn PDUs in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

Do you need to earn PDUs to maintain your PMI certification? You’re in the right place! In this article we’ll cover what you need to know about the different categories of PDUs and how many you need to get, plus some simple and free ways to earn PDUs in 2020.

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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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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

Schedule Management Plan: How to Make & Maintain One

ProjectManager.com

Proper schedule management helps you deliver a project on time. The process starts before the schedule is even made, and continues throughout the project. An ideal plan includes setting expectations, including how to develop, manage, execute and control the project schedule.

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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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Inside the PMP Question Writing Process

Leading Answers

When you hear the words “PMP Exam” what springs to mind? If you already have the credential, then probably the study period and stress associated with obtaining it. If you are thinking of taking the exam, then maybe some apprehension and anxiety.