May, 2024

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Four Core Questions That Every Project Plan Should Answer

TeamGantt

A project plan is your best strategic tool for keeping projects on time and budget. See how to create a plan people want to read by answering 4 key questions.

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10 Steps for Successful Project Completion (Templates Included)

ProjectManager.com

Project planning, execution, monitoring and controlling are often the focus of project management. Even project initiation gets attention, but project completion is usually mentioned as an afterthought. That’s a mistake. Every phase of a project is important. Project completion is more than delivering on time, within budget and meeting quality expectations.

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I asked ChatGPT to make 10 pictures of project managers… and the results are surprising

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I asked ChatGPT to make me some pictures of project managers for an article I was working on and the results were surprising. Or rather, as a female project manager, the results were not surprising at all. There's lots of chat in the world of project management at the moment about the value of AI, but what are the biases that sit behind that AI? Anyway, before I rant, let me show you what happened when I ran my ChatGPT 4o experiment.

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Avoiding Road Rage: Ensuring a Smooth Project Ride

PM Times

One recent unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon, I was running errands alongside two-thirds of the American populace. Having finished the current errand, I reached for the seat belt, confirmed I heard the familiar “click”, and was off to complete my final run for the day. Truthfully, I was tired and moderately cranky, due to the fact […] The post Avoiding Road Rage: Ensuring a Smooth Project Ride appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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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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Risk Management: Chains and funnels

Musings on Project Management

What to make of chains and funnels? And, if I also stick in anchors, does it help? What I'm actually talking about is conjunctive events, disjunctive events, and anchor bias:Conjunctive events are chains of event for which every link in the chain must be a success or the chain fails. Success of the chain is the product of each link's success metric.

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The Art of Project Management: Essential Upskilling Strategies for Success

The IIL Blog

By Steven Briggs May 8, 2024 Learning and development are crucial for professionals seeking to advance their careers, as it equips them with the necessary tools and skills needed to facilitate professional growth and reach their goals. Project managers keen on levelling up in this field are well aware of the future benefits this industry offers. At present, project management is a high-income field, with many employment opportunities in various industries such as Information Technology (IT), fin

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Eleven IT project lessons to be learned at … Tatton Garden Show

Project Accelerator News

Blog by Nicol Cutts, Head of Projects, Professional Services at Stoneseed. In recent weeks, I’ve shared IT Project Management learning that can be gleaned from Crufts dog show and Chatsworth International Horse Trials. It seems there’s an IT Project Management lesson everywhere you look! When a colleague heard that I was heading to the RHS Tatton Garden Show in July, she said that even I couldn’t find project management teachings in the topsoil.

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Can a Project Manager be a Scrum Master?

Scrum.org

When companies dip their toe in Agile waters, they often start by simply trying out an Agile framework such as Scrum to deliver something relatively small, such as a project. And that's a great way to start. However, with this comes the question: Can a Project Manager be a Scrum Master? The answer is yes - but with caution. While the transition may require some adjustment and a shift in mindset, Project Managers possess a wealth of experience and skills that can - for many - actually be benefici

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7 Ways To Ensure a Project’s Success

TeamGantt

Uncover 7 key factors of a successful project and why you should strive to meet each step, even before you begin managing and launching your next big idea.

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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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What Is Kanban? Meaning, Definitions & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

Kanban is all the rage in project management. In fact, kanban has grown so much in popularity, there are now countless project management tools to help people plan and prioritize tasks on kanban boards, which are visual panels with virtual cards that can be moved around by the user to arrange orders of tasks or to-do items. If you’re not familiar with this methodology, there’s a high chance you’re asking yourself “what is kanban” or “what does kanban mean?

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Interim Investing and ESG: The Evolution of Investment Strategies in Projects

Green Project Management

In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria have rapidly moved from the fringes to the forefront of global investment strategies, profoundly influencing how projects are evaluated, financed, and implemented. This seismic shift reflects a broader acknowledgment within the investment community of the significant impact that sustainable practices have on long-term profitability and risk […] The post Interim Investing and ESG: The Evolution of Investment Strategies in

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A Real Project Manager’s Guide to RAID

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Ever wondered what RAID is all about in project management? You'll hear project managers talking about their RAID logs as part of how to manage a project , or updating the RAID, but what does it all mean? I've been working with RAID logs for over 20 years, so I have plenty of practical tips to share! My RAID log is THE most useful tool I use to keep my projects on track, and it will do the same for you.

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Cost: Let's review

Musings on Project Management

How many ways are there to say "Cost"?Certainly, more than one!When "they" ask: 'How do YOU manage cost?", your answer is: 'It's complicated' because there are so many varieties of 'cost'.

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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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The Move to Product Thinking is Gaining Momentum

Scrum.org

At Scrum.org, we have a website that draws in millions of visitors, all thanks to our small but efficient team and robust cloud infrastructure. This setup allows our team to make instant changes to the website, introduce new products, or publish a blog with the potential to reach thousands of people. The power of LLMs and Generative AI amplifies this reach, offering innovative ways to access information, generate content, and structure it according to the customer's needs.

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Organising Around Value Stream Increases Business Agility

The IIL Blog

By Nagaraja Gundappa First things first – let’s define business agility: Business agility, alternatively called enterprise agility and organizational agility, is the ability of an organization to rapidly adapt to market and environmental changes in productive and cost-effective ways according to PMI’s Disciplined Agile. So, business agility is not just many projects across the business adopting agile software development.

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Shop Floor Management: Planning, Scheduling and Control

ProjectManager.com

Businesses are always looking for ways to improve efficiency. Manufacturers are no different, except in the areas in which they seek to standardize and streamline their production processes. One method they use is shop floor manufacturing. For those new to the term, let’s first define its parts, such as what is a shop floor and a shop floor plan. Then we’ll explore shop floor management, what a shop floor manager does and best practices to achieve the benefits of effective shop floor management.

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What is an Agile Release Train? (ART)

Online PM Courses

In this video, I answer the question, what is an Agile Release Train (ART) in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)? The post What is an Agile Release Train? (ART) appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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10 Data Protection Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Does your project include processing of personal data? Or any other kind of data? Or sharing data between organizations? Chances are, you're going to have a workstream of activity related to data management and data protection. I've worked on a lot of projects with a data migration element, and many of my projects require DPIAs (more on those later).

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Project Toys

Musings on Project Management

I generally do not endorse products on this blog, and this posting is not an endorsement per se, but more of a "heads up" because in the PMO there are always a lot of documents and things to write, many to a multi-lingual project team. Here is a tool that might be of use.

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Great Developers go beyond coding

Scrum.org

Most of us have the same image of a good Developer in our minds: someone who puts their head down and diligently types away, checking tasks off a list: ticket in, ticket out. They are reliable, productive, and usually keep themselves out of the way. This is all well and good, but we want to challenge this notion by showing how a great Developer can be something more.

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App Modernization: How to Manage Risk and Generate ROI as You Go

Leading Agile

You moved a critical application to the cloud, expecting infrastructure and operational expenses to decrease. It didn’t play out like you thought. You are paying much more than you planned, making you reconsider why you moved it to the cloud in the first place. But there was a reason you moved to the cloud, and running an application on your infrastructure just puts you right back where you started. 3 Major Components Driving Cloud Costs The major components of your cloud cost are compute, st

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

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

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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RAG Status in Project Management: Importance & Benefits

ProjectManager.com

Key performance indicators (KPIs) provide projects with a lot of data. But to know whether those KPIs are on target requires more than just a gut feeling. You need a way to quickly and expertly evaluate whether project goals are being met. That’s what a RAG status does. RAG status begins with understanding the acronym and how RAG status is used in project management.

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What’s the Difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager

Online PM Courses

How does a Scrum Master differ from a Project Manager? Let’s look at why they may seem similar and how the roles are very different. The post What’s the Difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Managing Money on Projects: Training (June 2024)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you want to better understand your project finances under control, even if you don’t have much experience managing money on projects? You might have studied project budgeting as part of a training course. You might have read a lot about how to manage the finances, but now you feel more confused than ever, trying to piece it all together on your own!

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By the rules, or not?

Musings on Project Management

A lot of great outcomes are directly from emergent innovationEmergent meaning the properties were not predictable from analyzing the constituents; they surprise us all when the integrated constituents all came together and something new appears!

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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.