February, 2023

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Uncovering the Role of Risk Owners in Agile Projects

Project Risk Coach

It's a simple question, "Who owns the risks in agile projects?" However, I find many people need help when I ask. In this article, let's uncover the role of risk owners and how to perform risk management in agile projects. What is a Risk Owner? A risk owner is an individual who is responsible for identifying and responding to potential risks that could affect the success of a project.

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What Is Change Management? Process & Models Explained

ProjectManager.com

One thing is certain: change is going to happen in your organization or project. To best plan and respond to change, first, a clear definition of change management must be understood. What Is Change Management? The term change management refers to the actions, tools and models implemented to manage different types of change either at the project or organizational level.

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Unlocking ASEAN’s Sustainable Performance with the GPM P5 Standard

Green Project Management

The ASEAN region has consistently been one of the most supportive areas in terms of adopting and integrating our tools and methods. In fact, my personal journey with GPM began five years ago when I took a training course and was inspired to take action. As someone who is passionate about sustainability, I believe that […] The post Unlocking ASEAN’s Sustainable Performance with the GPM P5 Standard appeared first on Driving Sustainable Change.

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4 Unusual Reasons Why Stakeholder Management Is Important

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Table of Contents Why is stakeholder management important to project success? What is stakeholder management? 1. Free Resources 2. Reduce and Uncover Risk 3. Increase the Perception of Success 4. Easier Project Closure Why is stakeholder management important to project success? Because we need people to get the project work done. However, stakeholder management is a very narrow way of looking at how we work with people on projects to achieve a common goal.

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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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Why do we need flat head screwdrivers?

Kiron Bondale

After taking a break from writing for a few weeks, I was planning to write about the importance of conversation in the work we do, but a late day Mastodon toot caught my attention today: “ Gantt charts are lies “ Based on the hashtags accompanying the post, the author works in the software development domain using adaptive approaches. While I can empathize with the frustration underlying the post, it resonated with me in the same manner as if someone had written “ Flat head scr

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An Effective 3-Step Change Management Process For Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

It might be cliche, but it’s true, the only constant in life is change. Right? If you’re a digital project manager (or aspire to be one) you probably know all too well how important it is to have an effective change management process. As a contract project manager and project management consultant, I help teams […] The post An Effective 3-Step Change Management Process For Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The book’s cover (see on Amazon) Stakeholder Engagement Essentials You Always Wanted To Know by Michelle Bartonico (Vibrant Publishers, 2023) is a book about working with others on projects. It’s goal is to help you “learn strategies and techniques to balance the tenets of project management with the realities of human dynamics” – something I’m very keen to make sure happens in our practice as project professionals.

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Does your project need a PCO?

Kiron Bondale

When I first read it, I found that one of the more interesting characters in Tom Clancy’s debut novel, The Hunt for Red October , was the political officer, Ivan Putin. His role is to ensure that the leadership and crew of the nuclear submarine were acting in alignment with the values and principles of the Soviet Union. He acts independent from the rest of the crew as his reporting relationship is to Moscow and not to the submarine’s leadership team.

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Process Implementation: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

As a business grows, it needs to look at new processes or ways to improve the processes it has in place. Maybe the company wants to scale and sustain its growth or increase productivity and efficiency. Whatever the objectives, process implementation is how they achieve these goals. If you’re looking to improve your business processes , you need to know what process implementation is and why it’s so important.

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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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What is Agile All About?

Scrum.org

If you’re a newcomer to all of this, you might be asking yourself: What is Agile even all about? How can organizations such as your own profit from becoming more agile? To understand what Agility is, we have to go back to how things are being done without Agile. In the past and still today a lot of projects have a plan-driven approach. A plan-driven approach means that at the beginning of a project you get together with your customer, create a vision of what the customer wants and needs and the

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Risks in the project: an overview

Inloox

Know the risks in your project! Risk management plays an enormously important role in project management. The task here is to identify, analyze, control and ultimately minimize risks. Although some risks can be eliminated with a suitable solution strategy, certain risks can never be completely avoided in the project context. Consequently, these must be kept as low as possible.

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How To Best Apply The Agile Manifesto To Deliver Digital Projects

The Digital Project Manager

True fact: a lot of people don’t understand the Agile Manifesto, and therefore they don’t understand agile. It doesn’t help that there’s a huge amount of variance in what people who think they are “agile” are doing. Some think that it’s working in two-week timeboxes, having a daily stand-up, or working off a Trello board. […] The post How To Best Apply The Agile Manifesto To Deliver Digital Projects appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Office Timeline Pro+ Review [2023]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Office Timeline is a powerful PowerPoint plugin for creating professional timelines and roadmaps. The Pro+ edition is aimed specifically at project managers needing to create timeline slides for executive briefings and project reviews. In this review of Office Timeline Pro+, I’ll share the pros and cons that I found from using this tool. Table of Contents Summary What is Office Timeline?

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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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13 Reasons to Choose Agile Project Management Methods

LiquidPlanner

Are you thinking about introducing agile processes to your project management methodology? You’ve a few case studies, you’ve perhaps even seen agile working effectively at other companies. But now it’s time to dive into the details and decide. Additionally, it may not be enough for you to know that agile methods are a logical addition to your toolset at work.

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Operations Management: Key Functions, Roles and Skills

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re a big or small business and no matter what product you manufacture or service you provide, you’re always looking to deliver the highest quality and greatest value for your customers. One way to achieve these goals is through operations management. Learn what operations management is and its key functions. We’ll also discuss the various roles and skills required to succeed in this growing field.

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Definition of Done: Business Agility Abhors Technical Shoddiness

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Definition of Done: Business Agility & Technical Excellence Most of the time, stakeholders are not interested in how we solve their problems as long as we ethically play by the rules. Instead, they are interested in the regular delivery of valuable Increments as these pave the road to business agility. However, there is no business agility without technical excellence, which brings us to today’s topic: the importance of an actionable Definition of Done.

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How to Implement Business Intelligence in 2023

nTask

Business intelligence (BI) is a collection of tools and techniques used to analyze organizational data and make better decisions. As our world continues to transition into a more digital-intensive environment, it’s essential for businesses to use the power of analytics and BI to gain insights that can help them stay competitive and profitable.

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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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12 Top Project Management Conferences You Need To Be At In 2023

The Digital Project Manager

This year marks the return of many long-standing project management conferences that went dark with the onset of COVID-19 in early 2020. There’s a reason for excitement—once again there are opportunities to network and connect with other project managers, get hands-on training and learn from experts in the field, and let lose a little bit […] The post 12 Top Project Management Conferences You Need To Be At In 2023 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Why Don’t 50% of People Do Stakeholder Engagement?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I ran a survey about stakeholder management (thanks, by the way, if you were one of the people who filled it out) and the results surprised me. I have done a bit of analysis on the results and I wanted to share what I know so far with you. The biggest reason we do stakeholder engagement activities on projects is because they help us get the resources we need for the project.

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5 Tips to Build a Harmonious Project Team in 2023

LiquidPlanner

Think your project management clients are your business’ bread and butter? Think again. Without a harmonious project team, your project could be at risk of unhappy stakeholders and clients, delayed timelines, and every PM’s greatest nightmare … scope creep. Here’s the harsh reality: Your team is what makes or breaks the entire project.

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Project Procurement Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Every business needs resources such as labor, raw materials, equipment and other inputs. Your team uses resources to execute a variety of projects such as making products or providing services. These resources must be purchased by your organization, and the procurement process must be carefully planned and executed. That’s what procurement management is all about.

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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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How Facilitation is Key to Effective Scrum Events

Scrum.org

As an agile coach I often have Scrum Masters come up to me because management is complaining there are too many meetings in Scrum and that their developers aren't 100% utilised on developing the products. I also have developers asking me if they can skip the sprint review and retrospective as they have some work to finish off for the sprint and that is a much better use of their time than sitting in a meeting.

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The Rise of Digital Transformation

Leading Agile

Organizations use Digital Transformation to reinvent their business models, processes, and technology to adapt to changing business and market needs. It may sound simple enough. Buy a new tool, introduce new software, or deploy your current tech differently, and problems are solved. In reality, Digital Transformation is a highly complex problem, and there’s no easy fix.

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What Is A Work Breakdown Structure & How To Make One: Ultimate Guide

The Digital Project Manager

Unpopular opinion: crafting a work breakdown structure (WBS) is one of the hardest project planning tasks, and ultimately one of the most important to get right. The WBS helps a project manager to 1) identify the activities that are required to complete a project and 2) organize those activities into manageable chunks of work. In […] The post What Is A Work Breakdown Structure & How To Make One: Ultimate Guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Why do stakeholders contribute?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Why do stakeholders take part in projects? You might think that’s an obvious question. After all, your project sponsor is probably the one who wanted this project to happen in the first place, and he or she has a vested interest in making it a success. But aside from the sponsor, all those other stakeholders don’t have to play nicely. They make an active choice to either help out, or hinder your project.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.