September, 2022

3 Key Exercises To Build Trust In Agile Among Project Teams

The Digital Project Manager

You see it all the time: business leaders emphasizing the critical need for their organization to become agile.

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What Are Task Dependencies in Project Management?

Projects are made up of many tasks which are mapped out on a project schedule so they can be executed in a timely and organized manner. One of the most important steps when creating a project schedule is to identify task dependencies, as they’re critical for time and task management.

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Are your project team members “quiet quitting”?

Kiron Bondale

While the phrase “quiet quitting” might have been popularized recently, the behavior has been with us for a long time.

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Engaging Stakeholders with Gamification [video]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

In this video Elizabeth Harrin discusses how merging engagement and gamification creates engagification, a methodology to help people take action on projects. Watch the video to listen (about 30 minutes).

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Level up Culture & EQ | Sign up for the #CultureDrop

Once a week, culture & leadership expert Galen Emanuele gives free, actionable EQ training in 5 minutes or less. Subscribe to the #CultureDrop and access free resources & content.

What is a Program in Project Management?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The definition of a program. What is a program in project management terms? Here’s a definition. A program is a set of related projects and activities, managed in a coordinated fashion and under a structure that allows for the delivery of outcomes and benefits.

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What is Disciplined Agile (DA)? | Video

Online PM Courses

There are many different Agile methods. In this video, I want to answer the question, what is the PMI's Disciplined Agile, DA? The post What is Disciplined Agile (DA)? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Agile Project Management Project Management: What is. disciplined agile video

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How to Measure Project Profitability

As projects are all about the bottom line, you can imagine the importance of project profitability in project management. Being able to determine beforehand whether a project will turn a profit is how organizations can decide which projects to initiate and which ones to skip.

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The What, Why, & How of Risk Appetite

Project Risk Coach

A project manager makes decisions based on their risk perspective. That is to say, he or she perceives the organization and stakeholders’ desires and seeks to fulfill them. However, the project manager may miss the mark. Misunderstanding of the stakeholders’ risk appetite.

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If there's no Plan B.

Musings on Project Management

If there's no Plan B, then the first rule is "Make Plan A work!"And And it might require that you be aggressive about making Plan A work. no fooling around.No Plan BWait! Isn't there always a Plan B somewhere?A A general officer once told me: If there's no Plan B, invent it!Insure Insure for failure?Maybe Maybe you can insure against the failure of Plan A. Perhaps that's your Plan B -- just get your money back, Project Management

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Monetizing Analytics Features: Why Data Visualization Will Never Be Enough

Five years ago, data visualizations were a powerful way to differentiate a software application. Today, free visualizations seem to be everywhere. Two trends are forcing application providers to rethink how they offer analytics in their products.

Book review: Risk Happens

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Mike Clayton. Mike Clayton defines risk as “uncertain events that can affect outcomes,” in his book, Risk Happens!: Managing Risk and Avoiding Failure in Business Projects. Risk management is the most important of your project controls.

4 Ways To Improve Your Project Estimation Process

The Digital Project Manager

Let’s talk about estimation. The project estimation process is the bane of existence for so many project managers. It’s not just that it’s high-pressure, hurried, and mostly done off the sides of our desk.

8 Best Workplace Management Tools of 2022


To be super successful, your organization must be efficient, agile, and productive as well as put an emphasis over managing the internal processes that involve your most essential asset – your employees.

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Parametric Estimating In Project Management

Every project, regardless of the industry, uses a methodology to estimate time and cost to better plan projects. In the life sciences, engineering and construction industries, the method often used is called parametric estimating.

How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.

PMI-RMP® Training for the New Exam

Project Risk Coach

On April 1, 2022, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) rolled out the new PMI-RMP® exam. In this article, let's examine why the new PMI® Standards matter and what to look for in your PMI-RMP® training.

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Review: Xebrio Project Management Software Solution

Brad Egeland

Project management consists of a collection of tasks broken down into several phases to reach the final aim of project completion. Using just one project management tool to follow this process is uncommon.

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Book Review: A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Risk meetings don’t have to be boring, although in my experience they often are. A Short Guide to Facilitating Risk Management is a book that specifically addresses how to get the best out of your risk management meetings.

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The Next Wave of Project Management: Planning Intelligence


There are so many impactful quotations about planning. Here are just a few that you might recognise: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail!” Benjamin Franklin. “An An hour of planning can save you 10 hours of doing.” Dale Carnegie. “A A goal without a plan is just a wish.”

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Modern Data Architecture for Embedded Analytics

Data has gone from a mere result of applications & processes to being crowned king. Picking the right avenue to data architecture depends on your organization’s needs. Development teams should build in stages, starting with a task that can be solved.

Don't risk the team (in extremis)!

Musings on Project Management

Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Formula solution Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do. what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like that lend objectivity to the process (not playing. favorites, etc). Note: more on this in the "6x2x1". human factors Project Management

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RICE Framework for Prioritization in Product Management

What are you going to put on your product roadmap? It’s not an easy question. Which product gets the green light? What features need priority? The RICE framework provides a scoring model for product managers when prioritizing roadmaps.

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Preventing Kickbacks to Those with the Power to Purchase

Project Risk Coach

Charles Hall This is a guest post by my twin brother Charles. He is a CPA and a Certified Fraud Examiner. He is a partner in the firm McNair, McLemore, and Middlebrooks & Co. Charles lives in Macon, Georgia, with his wife Kelley.

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Professional Development Day 2022 – IGNITE!

International Institute for Learning

Friday, September 23, 2022, 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM EST. PDD 2022 Ignite your future with new skills, add to your professional network, and develop as a leader. Earn up to 10 PDU’s. Together we will ignite your career path toward greatness.

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Blueprint to Modernize Analytics

The longer you wait to modernize your application’s analytics, the longer it will take for you to realize this value. A blueprint helps you define your new solution, plot out how to get there, and determine what you’ll need in terms of time and resources.

5 Simple Reasons Why Processes Don’t Work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I bet you have plenty of project management processes, don’t you? One for risk, one for escalations, one for changes, issues, new project kick-off, closure, logging dependencies… the list goes on and on. We couldn’t work without them. But they don’t always work.

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How to build the best project team: The 4 key features


What makes a good project team? At the beginning of each project, the project manager has to put together a suitable project team. For this purpose, the requirements of the respective project are usually evaluated. To meet these requirements, certain project-specific skills are needed.

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You've been asked to write a strategic plan (ugh!)

Musings on Project Management

Who wants to write a strategic plan?Really, Really, nobody, unless you are a professional planner and that's your livelihood.But, what if you're asked to write, or help write, a plan?Of Of course, you can "google" it; and you'll find no lack of help with templates and outlines and even some process.But here's a bit from my experience.Ask for the narrativeAsking for the narrative from whomever has asked for. Strategic Plan

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Product Lifecycle Management (PLM): A Quick Guide

Products have a lifespan just like everything else. After they’re born, they develop, mature and eventually die. That journey is called product lifecycle management. Like any aspect of creating a product, it involves many processes.

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Best Practices for Deploying & Scaling Embedded Analytics

Today, sophisticated capabilities such as adaptive security, predictive analytics, workflow, and writeback are taking analytics far beyond basic dashboards and reports. With cutting-edge capabilities like these, application teams are able to differentiate their products from the competition.

FastTrack Schedule 2022 is the Best Tool for Teams to Plan and Track Their Projects

Brad Egeland

In a world full of project challenges, FastTrack Schedule 2022 is the best tool for teams to plan, track, analyze, and report their projects. ​ FastTrack Schedule 2022 - completely redesigned for macOS 13 Ventura, macOS 12 Monterey, 11 Big Sur, 10.15 Catalina, and 10.14

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How to Improve Demand Planning


There is a consensus among leaders and managers – supply chain problems are enormous, causing steep expense increases, loss of business opportunity, and customer frustrations. The pandemic has exacerbated this problem, and uncertainty and change seem to be the only sure things.

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How to Get Ready for Next Week

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Sunday nights in this house are a buzz of activity. For me. Everyone else seems chilled out after the weekend. On a typical Sunday I spend the evening making sure my outfit is planned for the morning, packing my laptop bag, preparing snacks, and finding my train ticket.

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