November, 2023

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Implementing AI in your projects: how to start and improve

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you are like many project professionals, you have likely worked with artificial intelligence (AI) in some capacity. In our annual global survey , one in five (21 percent) respondents say they are using AI always or often in project management. Whether you’re already comfortable leveraging AI for projects, or you’re completely new to AI, one thing is certain: the rise of ChatGPT and other commercial generative AI has greatly accelerated AI’s workplace infiltration.

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Top 12 Agile Tools and Methods to Use in Predictive Project Management

Online PM Courses

Agile has changed Project Management. I offer you the wealth of agile tools and methods that we can bring to bear on any predictive project. The post Top 12 Agile Tools and Methods to Use in Predictive Project Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Most Common Project Management Pitfalls

Ganttic

Effective project management is the backbone of successful businesses and initiatives. However, even the most seasoned project managers can find themselves entangled in the web of common pitfalls that hinder progress, derail timelines, and threaten project success. In this blog post, we’ll explore the top project management pitfalls and discuss strategies to steer clear of them.

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A Guide to 7 Successful Steps in Project Post-Mortem Analysis

NimbleWork

Have you ever come to the end of a project that and wondered what could have been done better? If the project was not successful, are you curious to learn what contributed to the poor result? A project post-mortem may help to answer some of these questions. What is a Post-Mortem in Project Management? A post-mortem in project management is a structured review or analysis conducted after the completion of a project.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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How to Use Project Management Principles to Better Manage Your Inbox

Proofhub

Email overwhelm is a serious productivity killer. Navigating an overwhelming, disorganized inbox takes up significant time in your day — time you could be spending on the focused work that really matters. If you want to be successful and productive, you need to get out of email overwhelm. And one of the best ways to do that is to treat email like a project and apply project management principles to managing your inbox.

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The Ultimate Showdown: Product Manager vs. Project Manager

nTask

Get ready to witness the epic clash between Product Manager and Project Manager – the titans of business and tech! In one corner, we have visionary product managers, armed with boundless creativity and market expertise. Their mission is to captivate customers with innovative products and shape the future.

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Project Health Checks By Dr. Harold Kerzner

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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How to create a project implementation plan

Planio

If you work in project management, your job isn’t done until your users are happy — but that isn’t always the case. Data from the Harvard Business Review shows that a meager 35% of projects worldwide are deemed successful by the people who build and use them. As every project manager knows, it’s almost impossible to get from A to B on a project without something going wrong.

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Organizational Process Assets: Definitions, Examples & Templates

ProjectManager.com

There are many things that are needed when managing a project. Front of mind are resources and intangible things like leadership, experience and general know-how. But there are also tangible items that are just as important. Some of these are called organizational process assets. These organizational process assets are critical to a project’s success and its operations.

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Strategic Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Impact

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions.This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expendi

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Smart glasses: The future of work productivity?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

After decades of novelty releases that never quite hit the mainstream, wearable tech is finally having a real moment in the sun. The market has been primed thanks to years of good offerings from the smartwatch department, and with the proliferation of augmented reality (AR), smart glasses are poised to be next to take the world by storm. If you don’t personally have a smartwatch, I bet you know someone who wears one to work.

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How to select people for agile teams

Scrum.org

Many organizations are striving to become more adaptive a means not just to survive, but to thrive. The success of an adaptive organization hinges significantly on the capabilities of its people, which often raises the question of how to select people for agile teams. Those who excel in an adaptive environment exhibit three key characteristics. To begin with, they welcome uncertainty while maintaining their focus.

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9 Best Project Management Certifications in 2024

The IIL Blog

By: Dr. Michael Shick, MSPM, PMP, CSM Are you looking to change careers or grab hold of the ever-evolving world of project management? As 2024 unfolds, certifications beckon with more promise and potential. With –many paths, selecting the proper project management certification can be your game-changer–the difference between searching for a job and landing that dream position!

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Top 6 Blind Recruitment Tools for 2024

Teamweek

Unconscious biases impact hiring decisions. Gender, age, university degree, or ethnic background influence our first opinion about candidates — and not always in a good way. Statistically, job applicants from minority ethnic backgrounds need to send 60% more applications to get a positive response. Among workers aged 50-69, 36% feel disadvantaged when applying for jobs due to their age.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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10 ways to stay calm under pressure (at work and in life)

Planio

We live in a world of increasing pressure — to perform, to provide, and to be available. With remote working blurring the line between our work and personal lives, 26% of people say they expect to feel even more stressed in the future. Of course, pressure and stress go hand-in-hand. Over time, if you can’t find ways to relieve the pressure, your stress levels will become unmanageable, leading to psychological consequences such as burnout and panic attacks.

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Cost Performance Index (CPI) In Project Management

ProjectManager.com

Projects cost money. Everyone knows that. But what’s harder to discern is if the project is worth the investment. The last thing stakeholders want is to discover the project isn’t financially effective. That’s where the cost performance index comes in. We’ll discuss what the cost performance index does and how it does it below. We’ll share the formula for calculating the cost performance index in project management and even provide an example to better illustrate how it works.

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How to manage team conflict (& 5 strategies for conflict resolution)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Projects can be a hotbed of conflict. From the difficult stakeholder who wants to undermine the project’s success to a disagreement about a feature of a deliverable, project work lends itself to workplace conflict situations. And project managers contribute hugely to that because we go out and look for it. We challenge leaders, we talk about risk and what might go wrong and we call people out on poor performance through project monitoring and control.

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Creating a Product Wall (2/7) - Roadmapping

Scrum.org

Join the Mastering Agility Discord community! This article continues from the Product Wall introduction article. These series are co-written with Ryan Brook based on our upcoming book. You can download our free Product Wall Mural template here. Now we have covered the general overview of the entire Product Wall, we break it down piece by piece. In this article, we explain the Roadmap section.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Artificial Intelligence in Portfolio Management: Shaping the Future of Strategy

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Elissa Farrow November 8, 2023 In the ever-evolving landscape of portfolio management, organisations can now leverage advanced technologies to not only improve traditional practices but to also unlock new dimensions of efficiency and effectiveness. Portfolio management extends beyond the realms of definition and delivery; it now encompasses the potential of Artificial Intelligence (AI) to refine prioritisation, long-term forecasting, and strategic management.

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Generative AI – The End of Empty Textboxes

TechEmpower - Project Management

We recently completed a web-based application that uses a unique algorithm to match professionals with new career opportunities. As part of the onboarding process, the app asks both job seekers and employers what they’re looking for - in a text box - while providing a few suggestions in a pop-up. If you’ve ever used a similar application, (or if you’ve ever used the Internet at all) you’ve probably seen this approach before.

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A Complete Guide to eCommerce Project Management

Proofhub

Ecommerce project management entails the systematic strategy of planning, organizing, coordinating, and regulating the numerous activities involved in building and running a store online. It includes various tasks, from early idea and planning to creating UX/UI design, development, launch, search for a good Magento support service , and other ongoing optimization.

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What Is an IT Budget? IT Budgeting Basics (Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Information technology (IT) runs most businesses. It’s hard to imagine a company without an IT department. But those devices don’t run for free. Managing information costs and managing information security for those costs are part of making an IT budget. First, we need to understand what an IT budget is, how often they’re made and what is the best size for one.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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How to Manage Multiple Projects: 2024 Guide

Ganttic

Managing one project can be a daunting task, even more so is managing multiple projects simultaneously. Even professional project managers and team leaders are horrified by managing big or numerous projects without project management tools and strategies. Dealing with a workforce, deadlines, budget, tasks, resources, stakeholders, and challenges of a project demands a lot of skill and experience.

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Is your Manager ready to be the Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

There’s been a slow moving shift in the industry towards eschewing full time traditional Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches in favour of having line managers (Engineering Managers, Delivery Managers, etc) take on the Scrum Master Accountability. I’ve talked a bit about this here. The trend has accelerated recently as companies have had to make tough decisions around overall head counts.

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The Growth in Importance of Project Value

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. November 15, 2023 All management disciplines, project management included, contain words and expressions that have meanings susceptible to change over time. Some expressions, such as the work breakdown structure (WBS) and statement of work (SOW) have undergone very few changes. On the other hand, the term “project value” has had multiple interpretations based upon the type of project, when in the project life cycle the term is used, and who is using the term.

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Beyond Algorithms: The Human Factor in AI-Driven Sustainability

Green Project Management

In an era where generative AI is revolutionizing industries, the promise of leveraging such technology for sustainability is tantalizing. The IBM Institute for Business Value’s guide, “The CEO’s guide to generative AI Sustainability,” underscores the potential of AI to scale sustainability efforts, offering CEOs a beacon of hope in the daunting quest for responsible growth. […] The post Beyond Algorithms: The Human Factor in AI-Driven Sustainability appeared first on Driv

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.