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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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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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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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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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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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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The Difference Between Right Sizing and Same Sizing of Work Items (and Why You Should Care)

Scrum.org

In the world of Agile practices, where adaptability and effectiveness reign supreme, two terms often pop up: Right Sizing and Same Sizing. What does “Same Sizing” even mean? Is it possible to eliminate variability as implied by “Same Sizing”? These seemingly similar concepts can make a significant difference in your Agile journey. Understanding these terms is crucial for effective backlog management and sprint planning if you're a product manager or product owner.

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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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5 Ways to Efficiently Manage Tasks with Work Management Software

NimbleWork

Too many sticky notes, lists and emails with things to do? Work management software is the answer! Without a centralized work management tool, we see teams struggle with miscommunication. Tasks can be misunderstood or lost amongst the many messages we are all fielding every day. Tracking progress is a huge manual effort, leading to missed deadlines and duplicated work when team members are not aligned.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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6 Effective Ways to Mitigate Resource Risks in Project Management

PM Times

Do you face challenges securing specialized skills for your projects in advance? Is your organization experiencing frequent unplanned employee attrition? Are you finding it hard to identify suitable candidates for critical positions? If your answer is “yes” to the above questions, it’s high time to develop strategies to mitigate these resource-related risks.

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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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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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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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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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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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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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Episode 189 – Harmonizing Potential – The Jazz of High-Performing Project Teams

Velociteach

The podcast by project managers for project managers. Learn from the intriguing parallels between a jazz ensemble and an effective project team. Gerald J. Leonard demonstrates that music and project management share common principles as he offers a unique perspective on fostering a high-performing project team through the integration of music, productivity, workplace culture, and neuroscience.

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Capital Budgeting: Definitions, Steps & Techniques

ProjectManager.com

Capital is money. In finance, capital is money that a company has, such as earnings or credit, which it can spend or invest on assets. Figuring out what to spend its capital on, such as capital spending on long-term assets, is part of capital budgeting. First, we need to define capital budgeting, what a capital budget is and why it’s important. Then we can go through the capital budgeting techniques and the steps to a capital budgeting process.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Resource Forecasting Guide for Project Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Managing resources in professional services firms is crucial for maintaining sustainability and achieving anticipated employee performance goals. But unfortunately, many resource managers have to rely on approximation and guesswork because they don’t have the right tools and techniques. In the dynamic business environment, companies need accurate estimations for timely decision-making and futureproofing workforce availability against market volatilities.

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Your Next Scrum Master Should Be Your Manager

Scrum.org

Two years ago, Todd and I published an episode of Your Daily Scrum on our YouTube channel titled - “ Can a Manager Be the Scrum Master? ” Our advice was to avoid this “anti-pattern” due to the challenges of maintaining openness, focus, and effective self-management within the Scrum Team. We were wrong. Organizations should stop hiring Scrum Masters and empower delivery managers and directors to take on the Scrum Master accountabilities.

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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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Top 23 Recruiting Metrics to Track (+ FREE TEMPLATE)

Teamweek

How many recruiting metrics are there, and which one should you track? That’s similar to asking, “How long is a piece of string?” While a piece of string can be any length, great hiring managers and recruitment teams should aim to track as many recruiting metrics as they can. The reason is twofold: By accurately measuring the impact of your hiring efforts, you can find out what you can improve across the recruitment funnel.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.