March, 2022

What Is The Project Life Cycle: The 5 Phases & Why It’s Important

The Digital Project Manager

What is the project life cycle? Regardless of what project management methodology or framework you’re using, every project follows the same life cycle.

7 Tips for Managing International Project Teams

Rebel’s Guide to PM

When I was working in France, my Indian colleagues rang to tell us they were being sent home after office buildings in Bangalore were damaged: the death of Indian film legend Rajkumar had prompted spontaneous violence amongst mourners on the streets.

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Resource Management: Process, Tools & Techniques

Resource management is one of the most important aspects of project management. That’s because projects need resources and those resources must be managed. Project resources are all the raw materials, equipment and human resources necessary to execute project tasks. What Is Resource Management?

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How to Overcome 12 Common Requirements Mistakes

Project Risk Coach

How often have you found new requirements towards the end of your projects? Or perhaps your team said they had gathered the requirements, but in reality, the team had hastily rushed through the requirement process resulting in rework, missed deadlines, and another blown budget.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

What challenges teams most with Scrum?

Kiron Bondale

One of the clichés about Scrum is that it is “easy to understand but difficult to master” The first part of that is obvious with the Scrum Guide is only eleven pages (if you don’t count the title page, purpose and table of contents).

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What Is The Scaled Agile Framework®? Explained For Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Scrum, Kanban, Lean…and now SAFe®. The SAFe framework has shown up to the project methodology party. If you don’t want to be left out, let’s get to know our new party guest—the SAFe framework.

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Estimate at Completion: A Complete Guide + Template

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do your stakeholders ask you questions like these? Now we’ve approved the budget and the project has started, how much will it really cost? We had a big delay last month. What has that done to the budget? How much will we have spent on this work by the time this project is finished?

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Agile Project Management: Principles, Meetings, Values & Tools

What Is Agile Project Management? Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering a project through short planning cycles called sprints.

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Risk Management Approaches

Brad Egeland

Few project leaders want to spend the up-front time and money to actually put together a risk management plan, but it truly needs to be your first step in effectively managing risks on your project.

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6 Best Practices for Operational Reporting

Meeting requirements alone is no longer enough. Today’s users need insightful reporting built on accurate, real-time data. In our eBook, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts to embedding operational reports, and how to avoid common reporting mistakes.

What do you call a Product Owner with no authority?

Kiron Bondale

In 2003, Barry Boehm and Richard Turner coined the acronym C.R.A.C.K. to remind us of the key characteristics of an effective Product Owner: C ollaborative – Are they able and willing to negotiate with stakeholders about needs, wants and priorities to come up with an optimal product scope?

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What are the differences between management and leadership - and how does it relate to PMs?

Susanne Madsen

In recent years there has been much debate on how to characterize management versus leadership.

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Visionary's approach to Risk Management

Musings on Project Management

And expect a parachute to followFrom the Netflix series "Inventing Anna"Actually, in the book "The Network" by Scott Wooley -- which is a pseudo-biography of Edwin Armstrong (vacuum tube amplifier inventor, among many electronics inventions. 42 patents and IEEE Medal of Honor) and David Sarnoff (founder of RCA and NBC) there are many "Leap!" projects described, to include but not. acquisition risk decision

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Gate Reviews: What Project Managers Need To Know

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project governance is an important part of project management processes – even if it’s not the most exciting part of getting work done. As a project manager, part of your role is shepherding the work through the project lifecycle.

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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

What Is a Stakeholder? Definitions, Types & Examples

Stakeholders are important to every project. They are impacted by the project, be they investor or customer. But what is a stakeholder? There’s more than one answer to that question.

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14 Best Agency Project Management Software for Agile Teams


With the changing marketing trends and rapid digitalization, agile and user-friendly agency project management tools are predominant. Various parameters are crucial for the success and growth of your agency.

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Do less, finish earlier

Kiron Bondale

There are three commonly referenced approaches for reducing schedule duration: crashing, fast tracking and scope reduction. Crashing is the addition of labor or equipment to effort-driven activities in the hopes of shortening their durations.

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10 Best Visual Project Management Tools To Skyrocket Team Efficiency


Tired of going through rows upon rows of project information in boring, colorless Excel sheets? In this article, we look at the best visual project management tools that help you create a project plan, track tasks, and project progress visually.

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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

The THREE things to know about statistics

Musings on Project Management

Number One: It's a bell, unless it's not For nearly all of us when approaching something statistical, we imagine the bell-shape distribution right away. And, we know the average outcome is the value at the peak of the curve. Why is it so useful that it's the default go-to? Because many, if not.

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How I learned to manage multiple projects and still leave the office on time

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Watch my free webinar training on the 3 critical skills you need to manage multiple projects. Learn the skills you really need to juggle all your work! There’s another project I’m just waiting to hear about,” said my sponsor. I silently groaned.

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The 12 Agile Principles: Definitions & How to Use Them

Agile principles are the foundations of agile. Agile is a project management methodology that allows development teams to set up a dynamic work management framework. This method is based on 12 guiding principles, known as agile principles.

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Cost Estimation in Project Management – An Introductory Guide for PMs


Big surprises in the budget are never something we are all fond of. It just puts the whole project off track and demotivates the team, too, more like reverse gear. Thus, cost estimation in project management is essential for predicting the project’s scope.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

22 Cybersecurity Tools for 2022

Brad Egeland

I am gathering input for a feature article on Cybersecurity software tools to consider for 2022. If you have one to suggest or think that your company's offering should be included, please contact me asap or email me.

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Tips to create a hybrid work schedule to fit your workplace requirements


How To Create A Hybrid Work Schedule To Meet Modern Work Requirements Image Source: ProofHub The coronavirus has transformed the way we have been working since times immemorial.

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Be a sequentialist first; beware the accumulations!

Musings on Project Management

I'm a sequentialist.When planning a project, I think first about how to sequence the scope: do this first, then that. Or, do these things in parallel, followed by this or that.MS Project, and similar tools, are the sequentialists go-to tool for planning sequences and establishing the sequential order of the project. Not so fast!What What about cumulative, non-sequential, scope and effects?For For these, planning Project Management schedule

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How to Create a Project Team Culture with Colin Ellis

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I recently did a Live Q&A with Colin Ellis in my Facebook group. Are you a member yet? Sign up for the Facebook Project Management Cafe and join in the discussion. We discussed creating a project team culture. You can watch the video or read the transcript below. Colin Ellis.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Scrum Methodology: Roles, Events & Artifacts

The scrum methodology was developed as a response to rigid project management approaches such as the waterfall method, which didn’t adapt to the needs of agile product and software development teams.

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How to Manage a Marketing Team as a Project Manager?


The rapid evolution in the structure and processes of digital marketing has left project managers with constant thought on how to manage a marketing team while squeezing out its full potential. This is a rather compelling yet critical matter.

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The Fundamental Guide To Agile Coaches And Their Roles and Responsibilities


Agile is a word that was added to the corporate dictionary two decades ago and is still relevant today. The Agile adoption rate increase from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021 has left the business world stunned.

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