November, 2019

What Is a PMO? PMO Meaning and Examples

Teamweek

In the last decade, more and more corporations have developed a project management office (PMO) to benefit their business. When you set up this kind of office correctly, it can help you become a more efficient and productive company.

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4 Tips to Keep Your Project Costs in Check

LiquidPlanner

Perhaps you’ve had those moments when you’re pulling together some budget information, and crunching some numbers from lots of Excel spreadsheets and emails, and your palms start to get a little sweaty. Which project costs did you miss?

Resource Leveling: How Can You Use it in Project Management?

MPUG

A person inexperienced in project management may think that resource leveling is a method of making use of resources having the same height.

Risk Mitigation

Celoxis

Risk is an inherent part of every organisation, no matter the size or the sector in which the company is operating. Every team has to deal with some risks in the span of a project. So, to tackle the negative impacts due to unlikely scenarios, risk management strategies are developed.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

5 Ways To Give (Thoughtful) Thanks To Your Team

Trello

A simple “thank you” can truly go a long way. Whether it’s around the boardroom table, in a Slack channel, or privately outside the workplace, the act of showing gratitude can lift the spirits of anyone receiving some positive praise. Productivity

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More Trending

5 Ways to Give (And Receive) Negative Feedback

Planio

Feedback rules everything around us. Whether it’s talking to your customers about what features they want or getting feedback from your boss on a website redesign , we all benefit when we step out of our own heads and hear what others think.

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Project Management and Story Telling

Bridge the Gap Consulting

I friend of mine, who is also a project manager, has a knack for taking the most boring topic and turning it into an interesting story. Want to be riveted by the importance of Python programming in the mid-90’s? Get ready for a 20 minute history lesson plus some predictions for the future.

Do your performance evaluation and recognition systems support cross-functional teamwork?

Kiron Bondale

While it is usually Wally who openly expresses those thoughts which we normally keep to ourselves, Dilbert is letting his inner voice do the talking in today’s strip. Let’s imagine for a moment that Dilbert’s co-worker is part of a cross-functional team which Dilbert is part of.

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A Guide to Sprint Planning 101

Brad Egeland

Planning. Necessary, but not usually the most exciting part of any project, software development effort or process. And for agile development processes, it's the same thing. Sprint planning, or iteration planning, is an event that is embedded within the Scrum framework.

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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.

10 Ways to Engage Project Stakeholders

Project Risk Coach

Do you have a stakeholder engagement plan? Have you stopped to think about the diverse needs of your stakeholders? Which stakeholders have the most power and influence? When and how will you engage these people? What is a Stakeholder Engagement Plan?

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The Ultimate Guide to Getting People to Take Responsibility At Work

Girl's Guide to PM

Much of what we do today relies on other people – other people who don’t work for us. Whether it was as part of a project or another professional interaction, I’m sure you have met colleagues who aren’t taking responsibility at work for their tasks.

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The Complete Guide to Project Risk Assessment (Free Template)

Workamajig

Project risk assessment is an essential part of any project management plan. This guide shares 6 key steps in assessing project risk. Running a project can sometimes feel like the plot of a Final Destination movie. No matter how much you prepare for it, disaster is always right around the corner.

Sample Project Plan For Your Next Project

ProjectManager.com

There are many steps that are taken just to get a project approved. The project has to have a goal and then a criteria for defining its success. But once you’ve sold the project with a strong business case and presentation to your stakeholders, the fun really begins.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

5 Resource Planning Tips for Project Managers

LiquidPlanner

Anyone that manages a team knows that organization and an efficient workflow are critical to effectively allocating your talent, meeting deadlines, and getting everything done on time and under budget.

‘The Apprentice’ Project Manager – A True Representation?

Arras People

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How to Develop a Resource Management Plan

Project Risk Coach

How is it that some coaches, leaders, and yes even project managers can take a rag-tag group and shape them into a high-performing team? How do these individuals secure the physical resources? It’s not an accident. It starts with a resource management plan. What is a Resource Management Plan?

What we want from project management tools in 2020

Girl's Guide to PM

I don’t often wear a watch, but when I do it’s a very unassuming watch with real hands. Not a smart watch. I’ve been a little bit in awe at colleagues who get WhatsApp messages on the wrists. I’m not sure if I would want that, but I do love the simplicity of it.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Technology Challenges

The Lazy Project Manager

Now that you know you are in the ‘VUCA’ world can technology help in any way? The VUCA world challenges an organisation by: Presenting boundaries for planning and policy management. Confounding the ability to make decisions in an accurate, relevant and timely manner.

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The 10 Project Management Knowledge Areas (PMBOK)

ProjectManager.com

What do you need to know to succeed at project management? Everything! While there’s some truth to that joke, it’s not helpful to the student or the experienced professional who is looking for a way to understand the myriad responsibilities of being a project manager.

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Tool Overview: Mavenlink Software Platform For Modern Services Organizations

The Digital Project Manager

The post Tool Overview: Mavenlink Software Platform For Modern Services Organizations appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools Tools Marketing Tools PM Tools Resource Scheduling

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I may be a “Crazy Fool” but I consider the A-Team to be agile!

Kiron Bondale

When teaching agile classes, I’m occasionally asked if I could provide an example of an agile team from cinema or television. While the first Avengers movie does a good job of illustrating Bruce Tuckman’s stages of team development (especially storming!), they are far from being agile.

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

How to Reduce Issues in Scope Management

Project Risk Coach

In this article, I will share three primary issues in scope management–not including all the work, gold plating, and poor alignment with objectives and goals. And, we'll look at solutions for each. First, let's examine what scope management includes.

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How to Plan for Next Year

Girl's Guide to PM

In this short video, I talk about several things that are important to make sure 2020 gets off to a great start for you.

Are you living in a VUCA world?

The Lazy Project Manager

Do you recognise this? Is your business life ‘Volatile – Uncertain – Complex – Ambiguous’? Well don’t panic, you are certainly not alone, but you should accept that you are part the ‘VUCA’ world today! VUCA is an acronym originally used by the American Military.

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How to Make an Action Plan (Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Whether at home or at work, we all have goals. And to get there, we need action plans to get us started and keep us productive. What Is an Action Plan? What is an action plan? Generally, it’s a proposed strategy or course or action.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

How Corporate Website Projects Go Wrong: A Cheat Sheet for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The post How Corporate Website Projects Go Wrong: A Cheat Sheet for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Risk Management

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Small is beautiful for product backlog items

Kiron Bondale

One of the reasons for having small work items at the top of a product backlog is so the team is able to complete them within a short amount of time.

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Project Management Tools and Services to Consider for 2020

Brad Egeland

The world of project management requires leaders and doers and shakers to make it happen. To make project successful, keep teams cohesive and collaborating toward a great final solution or product or successful implementation. But, no doubt, the road to get there requires much to happen.

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