November, 2021

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What Is Project Collaboration? Tools & Tips for Team Collaboration

ProjectManager.com

What Is Project Collaboration? Project collaboration is a method by which teams and team leaders plan, coordinate, control and monitor the project they are working on. This collaborative project management process works across departmental, corporate and national boundaries and helps especially with projects as they grow in complexity. With the trend towards remote teams and moving data to cloud servers, project collaboration, which has always been foundational to effective project management ,

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Why are people leaving project management?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Nearly 1 in 5 project managers have considered leaving their job: 37% of professionals have thought about quitting project management in the past year. The figures look even worse for those who identify as having ‘some project management experience’: 41% have considered or seriously considered leaving it all behind and finding a different career.

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Getting Results – The Bottom Line of Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Some project managers make a big fuss over risk management. And others use lots of acronyms and big words to impress people. But at the end of the day, all that really matters is getting results. For eighteen years, I worked for a property and casualty insurance company. Each year, our senior management team would meet with a credit rating agency to share our goals, strategies, and progress.

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Risk management (2) - The FMEA method

Inloox

Risk analysis with the FMEA method The abbreviation FMEA stands for Failure Mode and Effects Analysis. The FMEA method is therefore much more than just a risk management method. It is a much more comprehensive reliability technique and is used, among other things, in the design and development phases of new products. In project management, this tool is mainly used in quality assurance and risk management.

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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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How to receive feedback

Scrum.org

Feedback is a critical part of building an adaptive organisation. While people have talked about how to give effective feedback , little has been said on how to receive feedback. In the early years of Radically, we tried to build a strong feedback culture, and frankly, we overdid it. We were so passionate about the growth of our people that feedback came too thick and fast, and it all became a bit much.

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Top 10 Project Management Methodologies – An Overview

ProjectManager.com

What Is a Project Management Methodology? A project management methodology is a set of principles, tools and techniques that are used to plan, execute and manage projects. Project management methodologies help project managers lead team members and manage work, while facilitating team collaboration. There are many different project management methodologies, and they all have pros and cons.

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Black Friday Deals for Project Managers 2021

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Many companies offer their best discounts of the year on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. The ones focused on project management are no exception. It isn’t just a good day for great deals on electronics! We’ve rounded up all the deals that we think you might find useful, including the best discounts of the year on Project Management Professional ( PMP ) ® certification training or professional development options including some of the partners I work with regularly and am proud to be a

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Project Risk Management: From Principles to Methods

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute (PMI) recently published the Project Management Body of Knowledge Guide (PMBOK®), Seventh Edition which is radically different from previous editions. In this article, let’s see how the PMBOK® Guide, Seventh and Sixth Editions differ, explore the Risk Principle in the Seventh Edition, and look at how risk management methods relate to principles.

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Risk Management in Projects (1) – Introduction

Inloox

New blog series on risk management in projects In the coming weeks, we will focus on a very relevant topic in project management: Risk management. This area of project management is very important, as projects are confronted with permanent changes and thus constantly with new risks. In our first post we will give a short overview and a basic introduction to this topic.

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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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How A Culture Of Learning And Experimentation Can Prevent Zombie Scrum

Scrum.org

Some time ago, we hosted an experience interview with Carsten Lützen. Carsten is an Agile Coach at the LEGO Group and the founder of Agile Ideas. He has a passion for improving teams, facilitating powerful learning moments, and is an experienced graphical facilitator and professional Solution-Focused Coach. You might also know Carsten from his YouTube channel , in which he shared hands-on tips & tricks about Agile, coaching, and facilitation.

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Context counts but whose?

Kiron Bondale

The concept of tailoring has been referenced in all editions of the PMBOK® Guide but the topic starting receiving more coverage in the Sixth Edition and finally was given a full section in the most recent edition. But before we can start tailoring we need to answer the question of what context needs to be addressed. External. Outside the performing and receiving organizations, the environment within which the project is being executed needs to be considered.

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25 Fun Icebreaker Games for Meetings

ProjectManager.com

Meetings. Ugh. Am I Right? If you think this way about meetings, chances are others do, such as the team members you’ve called together to discuss a vital aspect of the project you’re all working on. Instead of dismissing meetings whole cloth, you could try some icebreaker games to make them more fun and productive. Icebreaker activities are also a great team building exercise for traditional and remote teams.

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Project Estimating: The Only Guide You Need

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The weather is the talk of the office. The heatwave is one good reason to work long hours – at least we have air conditioning which makes life bearable. The top temperatures are water-cooler subjects: is it 34 degrees outside or 33? Frankly it’s too hot, but it has made me realize one thing: I am no good at estimating. In fact, I’ve always known that I’m not good at estimating.

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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.

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The Simple Way to Improve Prioritization on Projects

LiquidPlanner

What’s at the top of your To Do list today? Perhaps it’s something an executive called you about last night, or a new project that landed on your desk this morning. Just stop for a minute and think: is this truly your most important, highest priority work ? The real truth is most people don’t know what their top priority work should be, and in the absence of organizational clarity, they make it up for themselves.

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Get To Know Inloox: Martin - Software Engineer and Employee from “Day One”

Inloox

Martin has been working for InLoox since October 2007 and is therefore the oldest employee in our company. Today, he supports our development team as a software architect with his many years of experience. To celebrate InLoox's 20th anniversary, we asked him three interesting questions about his time at InLoox in addition to our classic "Get to know InLoox" questions.

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What Makes A Good Product Owner?

Scrum.org

This post is part of our “in-depth” series. Each post discusses scientific research that is relevant to our work with Scrum and Agile teams. With this series, we hope to contribute to more evidence-based conversations in our community and a stronger reliance on robust research over (only) personal opinions. What makes a good Product Owner? How much time should they spend with their team or with stakeholders?

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10 Best Free Project Scheduling Software For PMs [2021]

The Digital Project Manager

This free project scheduling software review covers 10 tools and all the info you need: pros and cons, pricing, features, integrations, and screenshots to help you choose something that fits your needs. The post 10 Best Free Project Scheduling Software For PMs [2021] appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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What Is a Vision Statement? 15 Vision Statement Examples to Inspire You

ProjectManager.com

A vision statement almost sounds mystical. But it’s not supernatural, far from it. Rather, a vision statement is a foundational business document. There is a lot of paperwork that clutters the office of any organization, but the vision statement is unique from the rest. Often confused with a mission statement, the vision statement has a different purpose.

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Managing Multiple Projects: The Research

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What are the key skills for working on multiple projects simultaneously? What tools do you use to prioritize your work? How do you get through the day when you’re juggling All. The. Things? I posed these questions (and more) to our community and the insights were illuminating. And unfortunately, not in a good way. In this article, we’ll dive into the statistics and you’ll learn: The top challenges facing people managing several projects at once The key skills required for managing multiple proje

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7 Best practices for stand-up meetings

nTask

Standup meetings are the daily booster shots for any organization! Most companies use stand ups for increased productivity and motivation. However, many people fail to follow the best practices for stand up meetings. So, how to keep these meetings focused? Well, in this blog we have shared the best practices for stand up meetings. However, for those of you who are new to this term, let’s first understand what it really is?

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How To Deal With Remote Work Motivation Killers

Proofhub

Source: [link] While remote work has always been appealing to the professionals who have never had the opportunity to try it out, some quickly learned that it’s not all sunshine and rainbows. During the COVID-19 crisis, millions of employees worldwide had the opportunity to give remote work a try. While some felt instantly at home (pun intended), others found it quite challenging to maintain the same level of focus and productivity.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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What Capacity Check? — Making Your Scrum Work #23

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Ignoring the Capacity Check during Sprint Planning. There are plenty of failure possibilities with Scrum. Since Scrum is an intentionally incomplete framework with a reasonable yet short “manual,” this effect should not surprise anyone. For example, the Developers are ignoring a capacity check during the Sprint Planning, and as a result, the Scrum team creates a Sprint Goal that most likely cannot be accomplished.

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The Simple Way to Fix Resource Management Issues

LiquidPlanner

If you’ve worked on projects for a while, you’ll know that making sure the right people are focusing on the right tasks at the right time is a perennial challenge. Managers want to know when the team will be able to take on new work, but they are tired of creating plans that don’t survive the week, due to new requests, changing priorities or any multitude of reasons that mean you’re dealing with uncertainty every day.

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What Is a Hybrid Work Model? Making the Hybrid Model Work For You

ProjectManager.com

Hybrid work is commonly thought of as employees who work in an office, in the field or at home. That definition has taken hold thanks to the pandemic and the sudden change in the way people work. But the hybrid work model is more than just remote or distributed teams. Project management software has proven key in supporting people who work from home.

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Best CAPM Exam Prep Tools for 2022

Rebel’s Guide to PM

You’re here because you’re looking for the best way to get CAPM certification (Certified Associate in Project Management – CAPM ®) without having to invest in a load of study guides. Well, you’re in the right place. We’ve reviewed a range of the best CAPM exam prep materials on the market and you can read our assessments below. If you’re short on time, here are our recommendations: Best CAPM prep course: The PM PrepCast for CAPM.

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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.