September, 2020

Top 5 Reasons to Go Agile

Brad Egeland

Still running waterfall projects or development initiatives and need the push to go agile? Contemplating agile but you need some easy to explain reasons to go to your senior management with in order to get them to say “yes” to the conversion?

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5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Scrum Master Training

Agilemania

I often receive a question from people asking - WHY one should attend a PSM training when it is not mandatory for taking the certification? The post 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Scrum Master Training appeared first on Agilemania. Blogs

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5 dos and don’ts during the Sprint Planning

Agilemania

We had an online meet-up on this topic yesterday, and I felt we were a little off track as there was a large group of participants, so the discussion went in multiple directions. I think this happens with a large group of people and different levels of experience.

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What’s The Future of Project Management? (2020)

Girl's Guide to PM

What is the future of project management? Let’s look ahead and see what the next 10 years will bring for project management software, jobs, and the role itself. Does Project Management Have a Future?

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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.

Project Plan Template

ProjectManager.com

Download this free project plan template to scope out your work and break it down into manageable components; then schedule and assign the tasks needed to complete your project. You can also use this template to manage workloads and tasks as changes occur.

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How To Exploit and Enhance Project Opportunities

Project Risk Coach

Imagine a project manager that focuses primarily on identifying and managing project threats and very little on opportunities. This one-sided mindset can be costly. The best project managers know how to exploit and enhance opportunities. What is a Project Opportunity?

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Consistency: A better way to approach your project business in the ‘new normal’

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor. The Lazy Project Manager. I n the 2020’s can there be any remaining justification for using worksheets to build and store project cost calculations? Sanity check!

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Planning for those project disasters that no one wants to think about

Kiron Bondale

Harvard Business Review published an article this week about how boards can prepare for unexpected calamities such as pandemics, natural disasters or cyber-attacks.

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How to Manage Project Scope Without Scope Creep (with examples)

Girl's Guide to PM

Most projects don’t deliver their original scope: 54% of projects fail to deliver the agreed-upon functionality. One of the reasons for that is scope creep – and that’s what this article is all about. What is scope creep?

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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.

Risk Register Template

ProjectManager.com

Plan for project risks with this risk register template for Excel. Define risk priority and the potential impact for each. Risk is going to happen, but with this free risk tracking template handy, you can prepare for it and have a response already thought out and in place.

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Why You Need Digital Project Management Training in 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post Why You Need Digital Project Management Training in 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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PMP® vs. PMI-RMP® Certification

Project Risk Coach

Do you have your PMP® certification, but you're thinking about obtaining another Project Management Institute (PMI) certification? PMI offers eight certifications. Let's compare the Project Management Professional (PMP®) and the PMI Risk Management Professional (PMI-RMP®) certifications.

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Plan v Objective

Musings on Project Management

"In war [projects] nothing goes according to plan, but always remember your objective" Israeli generalGood advice. And, of course, your objective always is -- or always should be: Apply your resources to maximize their value added while taking the least risk to do so.But our general's admonition begs the question: Is "nothing goes according to plan" the same as there's "no value in planning"? And Bayes estimate planning Project Management Project Value

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.

Securing contingency reserves is the responsible thing to do!

Kiron Bondale

If you have ever taken a course in project management, you may have learned the differences between contingency and management reserves.

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What is a Program Manager?

Girl's Guide to PM

First we should start with a definition of program management. What is a program?

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Project Budget Template for Excel

ProjectManager.com

A project budget contains the financial details of your project, including the estimates of all the money you need to layout to lead a successful project, from resources to materials. Monitor project expenses with this Excel budget template.

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A Complete List Of The Best PPM Tools

The Digital Project Manager

Compare the best PPM tools by pricing, features, integrations, and pros & cons in this expert project management review. Project portfolio management software helps you manage resources & risks and leverage cross-project data for more strategic high-level decisions.

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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.

3 Ways to Reach Project Decisions

Project Risk Coach

Project managers are faced with numerous decisions. And many times, you need to engage your project team in reaching project decisions. Voting may be used to quickly make a decision. A decision is reached when the largest block of individuals vote for an option is called: A. Majority vote B.

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6 Steps To Increase Productivity with Team Goals

Project Bliss

A focussed team is a productive team. And, a productive team is the one that gets things done. Working toward common team goals can help. The following is a guest post from Vartika Kashyap. Have you ever come across an instance where your focus seemed to be shifting from the goal itself?

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How does psychological safety relate to holding space?

Kiron Bondale

I’m always happy to learn something new when it relates to the topics which interest me and even more so when it is something which I should have run across long ago. During an event this week, a participant shared that their secret facilitation power is holding space for the participants.

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Unito App Review: The Sync Solution for Your Systems [2020]

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you struggling with teams that use lots of different tools? Are some of your stakeholders into Asana and others need Jira to work? In this review of Unito, I’ll share the pros and cons of this automated sync tool that is the answer to all your too-many-tools problems. Summary. Product: Unito.

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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.

6 Ways to Track Project Expenses

ProjectManager.com

Projects cost money. Being able to manage and track expenses is what keeps the project within a budget. Stakeholders are not likely to consider the project a success if it costs them too much. Remember the triple constraint: cost, scope and time.

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10 Best Agile Project Management Software [Free & Paid Options]

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Agile Project Management Software [Free & Paid Options] appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools General Tools

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5 Reasons You Need Enterprise Agility Consulting

Shami Ahuja

The existing situation with COVID-19 has jolted everyone into realizing that enterprises have to be nimble and have the agility to adjust to sudden changes.

5 Ways to Improve Your Start-up’s Project Management

LiquidPlanner

The concept of start-ups is a rage, as witnessed in the last few years. People are becoming more risk-friendly and bearing the flags of an entrepreneur.

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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?

Let’s flatten five agile fallacies!

Kiron Bondale

In 2015 I wrote an article intending to debunk some common myths about project management. Like many of you, I spent a reasonable amount of time during my first few years participating in online forums correcting agile misconceptions. Unfortunately, just like lopping heads off the Hydra, every time I’d address one myth, a short time later it would re-emerge. Recognizing the futility of trying to permanently suppress fallacies, I stopped responding to such discussions.

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How To Ask To Work Remotely

Girl's Guide to PM

During 2020, many of us didn’t have to ask to work remotely. It just happened. However, now that there are calls for office workers to hit their desks again, we have to consider if that’s the life we want.

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Sample Project Management Flow Chart

ProjectManager.com

You’ve heard the term before, but what is a flow chart? In project management, a flow chart is a visual aid to understand the methodology you’re using to manage the project. The diagram shows the interdependent and parallel processes over the course of the project’s life cycle.

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