August, 2020

12 Sure-Fire Ways to Improve Project Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Mike was a functional project manager in an organization where I managed a PMO. He was winsome and a hard worker. But his projects were trending in the wrong direction and his manager was not happy with Mike's performance.

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5 Ways to boost your team’s creativity

Girl's Guide to PM

Creativity is the cornerstone of innovation. Thinking creatively is what takes your work from average to outstanding. Creativity fixes problems. It looks out for risks. It delivers better products and services, supporting the creation of better solutions for customers and businesses.

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Don’t neglect your “back to the office” plan!

Kiron Bondale

It would be an understatement to say that project managers have had to deal with a lot of change this year. Projects have had their budgets vastly reduced or been cancelled outright, and remote work has become the norm rather than the exception.

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Project Administrator Job Description

ProjectManager.com

Projects are not done by a single person. There are many stakeholders who each have a vested interest. Project managers are the ones tasked with planning, monitoring and managing the teams, but PM’s can’t manage it all alone.

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

Making Agile Work With Metagility (With David Bishop From Agile Worx)

The Digital Project Manager

The post Making Agile Work With Metagility (With David Bishop From Agile Worx) appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. DPM Podcast

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How to Communicate Risks

Project Risk Coach

Ninety percent of a project manager’s job is communication. And one of the most important things to communicate is your risks. How do you communicate risks? Communicating Project Risks 1. Understand Your Stakeholder Needs and Preferences It all starts with your stakeholder.

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5 Types of Project Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

In Collaboration Explained: Facilitation Skills for Software Project Leaders there’s a whole section on different types of meetings, what they are for and how they work. I read it and thought, ‘Everyone knows how to run a meeting, surely?’

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3 Easy Ways to Keep Your Virtual Team on Track When Working Remotely

Project Bliss

This is a guest post by Adrian Johansen. In a matter of months, COVID-19 has impacted pretty much every aspect of our normal daily lives. It’s changed the way we educate our children to the way we socialize and how we get our entertainment. Even more, it’s changed the way we work.

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How to Manage Virtual Teams: Team Building, Tips & Tools

ProjectManager.com

For many project managers, the only obstacle to embracing a virtual team is the perceived difficulty of managing one. You’re not in the same office as your team, and you’re worried everyone will feel disconnected. In such an environment, you think that there is no way to maintain productivity.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

What Is Runn.io? Overview Of Runn Resource Planning & Forecasting Software

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is Runn.io? Overview Of Runn Resource Planning & Forecasting Software appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning Tools Resource Scheduling

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Vigilance is vital to avoid velocity vices!

Kiron Bondale

After daily coordination events (a.k.a. Scrums, standups or huddles), velocity might be the most misused tool by teams new to agile and the stakeholders supporting them.

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Assessing risk

Musings on Project Management

Most of us -- that is, all but the few formally trained in risk assessment -- really suck at risk assessment, a necessary first step toward managing risk. Why so? Bias, for one thing. Confirmation bias being a biggie: we all want confirmation that our thinking, experiences, and instincts are right for the situation we find ourselves in. But, of course, we know objectively, even if not. Risk Management

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4 Steps for More Effective Meetings

Girl's Guide to PM

We all know the problem: We spend far too much time in stuffy conference rooms, discussing problems, listening to people’s opinions, brainstorming products and strategies.

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

How to Network: Building Business Relationships That Feel Authentic

Project Bliss

Knowing how to network doesn’t come naturally for most pople. But networking – and building business relationships – is one of the most valuable things you can do for your career. After all, your network can help you grow in your career.

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Strategic Planning Models: An Introduction to 5 Popular Models

ProjectManager.com

Organizations are always looking for ways to improve. It’s how they stay relevant and, more importantly, profitable. But you don’t get better just by desiring it. It takes strategy, and then a model to implement that strategy.

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10 Best Visual Project Management Software To Track Progress

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Visual Project Management Software To Track Progress appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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What is Change Management and Why Does Your Company Need It?

MavenLink

Implementing and retaining new business solutions can be difficult for any company that has established their own way of working. However, no matter how successful your company may be, the time will always come when outdated methods are in need of revision or replacement.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

Estimating Agile Projects.Or Not

Leading Answers

Project managers generally like plans and estimates so we can forecast when things should be done and how much they may cost. It helps manage client expectations and answer the type of questions they ask, such as " When will it be done? " and " How much will it cost?

How Leadership Affects Projects (And How You Can Lead Yours)

Girl's Guide to PM

Sarah Coleman is co-author of Project Leadership, a book in its third edition exploring how leadership and project management intertwine. The last edition came out 16 years ago – yes, people were talking about project leadership even then!

How to Find the Perfect Company Culture Match for Your Job Search

Project Bliss

Do you consider company culture during your job search? A positive company culture can make a huge difference in how much you love your work. It can mean the difference between dreading going to work each day, or absolutely loving your job. But it doesn’t just happen by chance.

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Is a Virtual Team Right for You? The Pros and Cons of Virtual Teams

ProjectManager.com

More organizations have taken to virtual teams. They have, obviously, skyrocketed in practice over the course of this year. It certainly seems like virtual teams are here to stay, but are they right for your company? Are virtual teams the magic bullet to end all ills for your company? Simply put, no.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

How Did Project Management Skills Prepare Us for the New Normal?

LiquidPlanner

“Reopening schools” has been the buzz phrase in the news recently and much of the rhetoric has revolved around economic impact, the safety of students, and the potential for increased Coronavirus outbreaks.

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Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Traditional and Agile Life Cycles with MS Project

MPUG

Work breakdown structure (WBS) is a key element for management planning, monitoring, and control of a project or a program scope. Regardless of the chosen life cycle (predictive, iterative, incremental, adaptive, or hybrid), WBS plays a role in almost every project.

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PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group with Mike Griffiths - September Start

Leading Answers

Following the great success of the pilot program, I will be launching another Supported Self-Study Group in September. For more details and schedule of Zoom calls email me at SeptemberACP@gmail.com.

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4 Key Drivers For Team Engagement

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m still constantly surprised when I hear that people work in a command and control style management hierarchy. It’s not something I’ve been part of for years and I don’t believe it works – at least not in a project management, office-based environment.

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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?

Leveraging Agile to Get Predictable

Leading Agile

Agile isn’t ever really about Agile. It’s about creating business outcomes.

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Product Update: All Projects Page Massive Redesign, Notifications and More!

ProjectManager.com

Overview Projects: Powerful Project Reporting at-a-Glance. Simple yet powerful project and portfolio management is at the core of what we do, and with this new release, gaining insight into your project performance has never been more customizable.

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How OKRs Can Help Project Teams Get Up to Speed After Lockdown

LiquidPlanner

The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to transform their operations during the first six months of 2020, with lockdowns and social distancing rules driving a massive shift from centralized office working to remote working, affecting teams across all departments and putting many projects on hold.

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