February, 2017

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Boosting PMO's with Lean Thinking

LeadingAnswers

Lean Thinking, described and popularized in the book “Lean Thinking” by James Womack and Daniel Jones, is summarized as: “focusing on delivering the most value from a customer perspective, while reducing waste and fully utilizing the skills and knowledge of those doing the work”.

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The Program Canvas – A useful tool for designing programs

IPMA

During the 2014 IPMA World Congress in Rotterdam, Theo van der Tak, Björn Prevaas and Hans Cremer introduced a new concept for designing a program by using a “Program Canvas”.

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How to: Be a more consistent project manager

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of being flexible, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the importance of being consistent as well. The post How to: Be a more consistent project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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Rethinking Resource Management

Arras People

Resource management has been one of those topic areas that always seems to come up when project practitioners talk about specific challenges they face in programme and project management – I guess it’s because it is the people side of projects – the notoriously difficult bit.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

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The World in 2050 – and some implications for project management

IPMA

New results of a PwC repor t sets out the latest long-term global growth projections to 2050 for 32 of the largest economies in the world. The research was started in 2008 and updated every second year from 2011 onwards.

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What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager

Wrike

. . The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the walls of your cubicle.

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Take Your Questions From Good To Great: 15 Examples

Project Management Hacks

What questions do you use most often in your work? You may be focused on squeezing out incremental gains – how can we process 2% more transactions per day through this system? In some cases, that type of question is just right.

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Project Management Careers Q&A – PMO Manager Career Path

Arras People

I’ve been working as a PMO Manager for a number of years now and I want to progress further into portfolio level PMOs, getting involved in strategy execution and generally working at a more senior level. What do I need to consider to make this transition? As well you know, there are many different types of PMO in existence so the transition you make will largely depend on this – the culture, context, and the type of services provided by your PMO today.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

15 Clever Ways to Save Time at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

There are no shortcuts in project management really, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few ways to speed things up?

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INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things To Prepare Before You Start Any Project

Celoxis

INFOGRAPHIC: 5 Things To Prepare Before You Start Any Project. best practices communication Customer Experience infographic Project Management celoxis Online project management software project management project risk management stakeholder management web based project management tool

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Competition first, collaboration second?

IPMA

Competition first, collaboration second? During his Inauguration Speech Donald Trump he made the following statement: “ From this day forward, it’s going to be only America first, America first.

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4 Tips for an Effective Project Management Plan

Wrike

Leaders always have to be ready to adapt to changing circumstances and meet fresh challenges. However, they’ll most likely reach successful outcomes with a thoughtful project management plan. What is a project management plan? It’s a road map that directs a team from the start date to completion.

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7 project management tips

How to manage projects within a fragmented workforce

Join the conversation on Slack

The Digital Project Manager

Our goal is to elevate the conversation surrounding digital, leadership, and the world of digital project management., so we’re trying something new. Right now, on. The post Join the conversation on Slack appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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What is PRINCE2 Agile All About?

Arras People

I have been working with PRINCE2 before it became PRINCE2 and for the last 10 years I have been a PRINCE2 trainer and consultant so I am already sold on PRINCE2. I have also been a software developer and used agile development methods and have never seen the two as being in conflict.

Do You Make These Quality Management Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Last week, I talked about How to Develop a Quality Management Plan. Today, I’d like to share common quality management mistakes. Being aware of these failure points can help you and your project teams to identify and manage quality risks. Quality Management Mistakes. Failure to Define Quality.

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INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team’s Skills

Celoxis

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Project Management Processes - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This free eBook will help you to identify the appropriate project management process to apply at any point in your own project.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution … and what it means for project management!

IPMA

Klaus Schwab, the founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, has published a new book with an attention-grabbing title: “The Fourth Industrial Revolution”. Schwab explains that we have a chance to shape this revolution. It will fundamentally alter how we live and work.

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Project Success Means Knowing.

Herding Cats

To increase the Probability of Project success means we have to know something about the attributes and measures of the Five Immutable Principles that enbale this project success, when managing in the presence of uncertainty. All engineering projects, including software projects, are a constrained optimization problems. How do we take the resources we have and deliver the best outcomes requested by those paying? The answer is to apply the microeconomics of decision-making to the problem.

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How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives

The Digital Project Manager

So you’ve just run a retrospective at the end of your project and you have a good amount of feedback about your processes, your team, The post How to: Make process change happen using project retrospectives appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Promoted

What Project Management Training Do Project Practitioners Really Value?

Arras People

That’s just one of the areas we look at in this year’s Project Management Benchmark Report from Arras People, launched today. We’ve also covered what practitioners think about: the new Chartered Status, recently awarded to the Association of Project Management (APM).

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Project Manager's Guide to Getting Things Done

9 tips on how to manage your team’s workload.

In support of strategic colocation

Kiron Bondale

A recent Harvard Business Review article provided the analysis on a research study conducted by Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor into potential benefits of strategic colocation.

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5 Things to Consider When Invoicing Questionable Customers

Brad Egeland

I'm a small business owner in the form of consulting and marketing. So I do a lot of invoicing and most of what I do is prepaid services. My model is a bit different than most, but like all of you, I still invoice for everything and still run into invoicing concerns.every single month.

2017 28

“Everything must change”

IPMA

One of my favorite singers is Randy Crawford and I often listened to her 1976 debut album “ Everything must change.” ” Those words have a different meaning in my mind now, when I work as a project management teacher, researcher and advocate. We, advocates of project management, sometimes claim that it is all about the ability to change. Organisations need to be able to modify and adjust to new circumstances, new markets, new clients and changed requirements.

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development… and there’s a lot of choice.

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Secrets of an Elite Project Manager

Fast track your way to the top by learning the secrets of the trade from three top project management experts.

The Dangerous Myth of “Consensus”

The Clever PM

As Product Managers, we’re often involved in making decisions and driving others to decisions that need to be made — sometimes dragging them kicking and screaming toward the future. And in doing so, there’s often an undercurrent of “reaching consensus” that runs through discussions and permeates meetings comprised of varying people with a wide breadth […].

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The Canvas Strategy

Zen Project Management

I’m making my way through the Tim Ferris' book Tools of Titans. It’s well over 600 pages but it has a lot of useful, interesting advice, though I'll admit some of it is a bit out there. He breaks the book up into three areas; Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise. The book is really just a summary of podcasts done over the years with some other advice added in. One piece of advice I appreciated is what he called the canvas strategy. The idea really came from Ryan Holiday.

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Dunning-Kruger and Modern Software Project Management

Herding Cats

In " Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments ," David Dunning and Justin Kruger state that the less skilled or competent you are, the more confident you are that you're actually very good at what you do. Their central finding is not only do such people reach the erroneous conclusion and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.

Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc.,

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Agile Adoption: Decreasing Time to Market

This Refcard is focused on helping you evaluate and choose the practices for your team or organization when getting to market faster is of prime importance.