January, 2024

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12 Ways to Manage Project Quality Without Drama

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Everyone wants their projects to be “quality” but I often get asked about how to manage project quality in real life. What does it mean to “do” project quality? You probably already know that you need a quality management plan , and that management, assurance and control are the pillars of doing it right. But in practice, to me that looks like a lot of project documentation, and not a lot of actual doing, so let’s talk about 12 simple ways that you can manage project quality , without it being l

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AI Project Management FAQs: How to Harness the Power of AI in Work and Project Management

Leankor

In the ever-evolving landscape of work and project management, the infusion of artificial intelligence (AI) has become a transformative force, reshaping traditional methodologies and paving the way for unprecedented efficiency and innovation. With new and innovative AI-powered technologies continuing to enter the space, many questions have emerged. This article answers frequently asked questions and sheds light on how enterprise organizations can leverage AI for advanced project intelligence and

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From Project Management Professional (PMP)® to Professional Scrum Master

Scrum.org

In my professional career I have been project manager for many years in different types of environments and for different types of projects. I have studied frameworks, methodologies, and bodies of knowledge in depth; all to serve my clients and teams as best as I could. In my quest for being at my best to serve, I have gone through accreditation processes to become a professional trainer in many of these.

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Is your startup ready for the AI revolution?

Tactical Project Management

Artificial intelligence (AI) is having a transformative impact on how we live and work. In this time of rapid technological advancement, machine learning, language processing, data analysis and robotics are making automation and data-driven decision-making a huge part of the day-to-day running of businesses in every sector. With proven enhancements in productivity, output, efficiency and […] The post Is your startup ready for the AI revolution?

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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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7 Creative Agency Project Management Tools

Scoro

Looking for the ideal project management tool for your marketing, advertising, or design agency? Agency project management tools help you plan projects, assign tasks, and keep your team on track. But with so many solutions, choosing the right one to suit your needs can be tricky. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the best agency project management software, including pricing and main features.

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Project Rough Order of Magnitude: A Key to Unlocking Effective Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Imagine you're at the helm of a crucial project, navigating through the fog of uncertainty. What if you had a compass that not only pointed you in the right direction but also prepared you for the storms ahead? This is where the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) comes into play, a tool that every project […] The post Project Rough Order of Magnitude: A Key to Unlocking Effective Risk Management appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

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How Is Artificial Intelligence Being Used in Project Management?

The IIL Blog

By Ruchi Gupta and Cyndi Snyder-Dionisio These days you can’t escape the topic of Artificial Intelligence…it has pervaded social media posts, the evening news, and everyday conversations – to a level rivaled only by the launch of the internet itself. And so, we were not at all surprised to see that at IIL’s November International Project Management Day Virtual Conference , the most attendance in any one session was at the panel discussion on, you guessed it: AI.

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How to Manage Project Cash Flow

ProjectManager.com

Projects cost money. Those funds have a life cycle of their own and project managers must understand how those costs come in and out of the project and organization. That process is called project cash flow. We’ll look at project cash flow, what it is and how to calculate and manage it. To further help understand project cash flow, we’ll also offer an example that illustrates it, and then link to a few free templates that can help you manage project cash flow.

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Effective Time Management for Project Teams

Velociteach

“Time is the scarcest resource, and unless it is managed, nothing else can be managed.” Peter Drucker Time is our only finite resource. We cannot buy it or create it. Therefore, we must spend it wisely. Effective time management is a critical project management competency. Regrettably, many teams lack these skills or discipline and consequently fritter away their time.

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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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7 Productivity Tools for Teams That You’ve Never Heard Of

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I can’t be the only one who thinks that with better productivity tools for teams, we’d be more… productive. I want to spend more time doing what matters, and that means less time worrying about tools to do the work. Today I present to you 7 productivity tools for teams that you’ve never heard of (maybe – there are some on the list that you might have come across, but I couldn’t leave them out).

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Is Your Organization Truly Agile or Just Pretending?

Scrum.org

Reflecting on my journey through the realms of agility and organizational dynamics, I've come to realize that agility is often misunderstood. It's not merely about adopting a set of practices or frameworks. Instead, it's a mindset, a way of being that empowers organizations to respond swiftly and effectively to market changes. The true essence of agility lies in its ability to transform not just processes but mindsets.

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5 Best Practices for Creating Effective Project Risk Response Plans

Project Risk Coach

In the dynamic world of project management, risks are inevitable. They can stem from various sources, including technological challenges, resource constraints, and external factors such as regulatory changes. An effective project risk response plan is crucial for navigating these uncertainties and ensuring project success. Here are five best practices to guide you in creating robust […] The post 5 Best Practices for Creating Effective Project Risk Response Plans appeared first on Project R

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Growing Your Project Management Career in 2024: Strategies for Success

The IIL Blog

By Ray W. Frohnhoefer In the ever-evolving landscape of project management, staying ahead of the curve is not just beneficial—it’s imperative. As we step into 2024, the dynamics of project management continue to shift, demanding professionals to be agile, skilled, and strategically focused. This is a guide to exploring key strategies for growing your project management career throughout the year.

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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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What Is a Balanced Scorecard? (Example & Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Coming up with long-term goals for a business or organization is just the beginning of a five-year project. Making sure your daily operations are working towards achieving those strategic goals and that they’re clearly communicated throughout the business or organization greatly improves by using a balanced scorecard. If you’re not familiar with a balanced scorecard, we’ll define the term and show the four perspectives it tracks as well as explain what should be included in a balanced scorecard.

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Navigating the Challenges of Cloud Transformation

Leading Agile

Cloud transformation is not simply a technological shift but a comprehensive, multi-dimensional journey that requires strategic planning, execution, and management. It’s not merely about replacing old technologies with new ones – the crux lies in focusing on the latest technologies, which will drive the business strategy and then appropriately reshape organizational patterns, restructure processes, and redefine business models.

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7 Health tips for remote workers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Hybrid employees go into the office 2-3 days a week on average, according to research by Owllabs. That makes most of us remote for at least some of the time. Yes, there is a drive to get more people back in the office: the great power shift is seeing the presence of more and more employees being requested back in the office, but spending at least some of your week in the spare room or at the kitchen table is here to stay.

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5 kinds of Agile bandits. Planning Bandits

Scrum.org

Unveiling the Agile Burndown Trap: A Fresh Perspective on Sprint Planning Agile teams often rely on burndown charts to monitor progress throughout a sprint. Initially, this approach seems logical, a straightforward way to track how tasks diminish over time. However, after years of working with various teams, I've come to realize that this method is not as effective as it appears.

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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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Maximizing Your PMO’s Value Starts with a Mindset Shift

Planview

Elevate your Project Management Office (PMO) to become one of the most effective strategic partners in your organization. You have big plans for the new year. But how do you turn those plans into business outcomes while navigating the unexpected? It all starts with a mindset shift. Adopting a sponsor’s mindset enables the PMO to drive value across the business, even when faced with disruption and economic uncertainty.

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Why Earn a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification?

The IIL Blog

By Ed Lively, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, MCITP | IIL Senior Consultant and Trainer About the PMP® Certification The Project Management Professional ( PMP ) ® certification is the most recognized and important industry certification for project managers. It doesn’t matter what organization you are currently employed with, PMPs can be found to be leading projects in virtually every industry and every country worldwide.

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Asana vs. ClickUp: In-Depth Comparison

ProjectManager.com

If you’re researching which project management software to use, you’ve probably already compared Asana vs. ClickUp. They are two of the most popular apps on the market, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best. Certainly, Asana is simple to use and pleasing to the eyes, while ClickUp is similar to Asana, but with software development tools. However, as project management tools, they both fall short.

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Efficient Project Management: The Key to Scaling Your Small Business

Binfire

Unlocking Growth and Productivity through Strategic Project Management Approaches This comprehensive guide delves into the pivotal role of project management in the growth and scalability of small businesses. It covers critical strategies like setting clear objectives, leveraging appropriate tools, and enhancing team collaboration. The article also features real-world case studies of small businesses that achieved remarkable scaling through adept project management.

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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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I took the Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce course (Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you’ve arrived here, you’re probably ready to get into my Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce: Professional Certificate review! Digital marketing is a core skill for many people in lots of roles today, not just marketing jobs. I took the course, passed the tests and earned the certificate, just so you know that I know what I’m talking about!

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Debunking 10 Common Objections to Incremental Delivery for Software Teams

Scrum.org

Incremental delivery sounds a little intimidating. After all, that is four syllables in one word! What does it mean? Incremental delivery means that work is delivered in small packets of end-to-end functionality. It means that every Sprint, the Scrum team should deliver a Done, fully tested increment of valuable product. When developers first hear about this concept, they might be a little hesitant about it.

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11 Productivity Tracker Apps You Should Start Using Now

Teamweek

Managers and team leads often struggle to track employee productivity, identify productivity gaps, and help the team be more productive. The good news is that the right employee productivity tracker solves all these pain points. We’ve analyzed lots of tools and came up with the ten best employee productivity tracking software that you can choose from.

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Human-Centered AI Integration: Enhancing Business and Beyond

The IIL Blog

By Brandon Fargis In the ever-evolving world of Artificial Intelligence (AI), a profound opportunity beckons for leaders: the chance to harness AI’s power with a focus on human-centric values. This approach ensures that technological advancements in AI enrich both the functionality of organizations and the experiences of customers, aligning with the core principles of empathy and understanding.

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.