October, 2022

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Project Sponsors are the Key to Unlocking the Potential of Sustainable Project Management

Green Project Management

In recent months, there has been an uptick in interest in sustainable project management. In 2022, GPM has seen a 20% increase in downloads of our P5 Standard for sustainable project management. GPM training, both in person and online, is growing in popularity, as evident in the growth of certification numbers this year. Additionally, the […].

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What’s The Future of Project Management in 2023 and beyond?

Rebel’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? There’s a trend towards more and more knowledge work being run in a projectized way, which means more and more people doing project management as part of their day job.

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Which risks were realized for my campaign project?

Kiron Bondale

Those of you who read my articles regularly will know that I took a hiatus from writing about leadership and delivery topics over the past couple of months to focus on my first time campaign running for one of the city councilor seats in Welland. Election day was this past Monday (October 24) and unfortunately, while I received a fair number of votes, it was not enough to unseat one of the two incumbents in my ward.

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What Is a Program Manager? (Job Description Included)

ProjectManager.com

In project management, a program is a set of related projects that are executed simultaneously by organizations to make the most out of their resources and maximize their return on investment (ROI). Program management requires company-wide collaboration and lots of planning. A program manager oversees this process. What Is a Program Manager? A program manager is a leader who oversees the planning, executing and tracking of programs.

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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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What is Risk Threshold in Project Management?

Project Risk Coach

In everyday life, a threshold is a strip of wood or stone that forms the bottom of a doorway. And we cross that threshold to enter a room. Projects have risk thresholds that we may cross. In this article, we will explore what a risk threshold is, why it matters, and look at some examples. What is Risk? The PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition defines risk as an uncertain event or condition that, if it occurs, has a positive or negative effect on one or more project objectives.

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Project Management and Artificial Intelligence (AI)

International Institute for Learning

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Recently, I conducted a webinar on PM 2.0/3.0: The Future of Project Management. During the Q&A session that followed, I was asked if PM 4.0 (which I am now researching and will be publishing shortly) would include a discussion of the role of artificial intelligence (AI) applied to project management. I was also recently interviewed by a person working on a graduate degree, who asked what I believed would be the relationship between project management and AI in th

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Best 12 Project Management Certifications (2022)

ProjectManager.com

There are several project management certifications that you can get to become a project management professional. To determine which one is best for you, you’ll need to think about things such as your project management skills, the career path you want to choose or your desired project management methodology specialization. Choosing the right certification and training program for your project management career is an important decision.

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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2023 edition)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organization. In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders.

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When Is It Time to Stop Using Scrum?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: When Should a Team Stop Using Scrum? When is the time to look beyond Scrum? After all, many things—ideas, practices, mantras, etc.—outlive their utility sooner or later; why would Scrum be an exception? Moreover, we are not getting paid to practice Scrum but solve our customers’ problems within the given constraints while contributing to the sustainability of our organization.

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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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Critical Chain in Managing Multiple Projects

LiquidPlanner

Project management methods have evolved for centuries, from records at the Pyramid at Giza to rebuilding London churches after the Great Fire of London in 1666, to the Great Western Railway. The best-known modern methods of managing projects efficiently are: The Gantt chart developed by Henry Gantt in the 1910s . Critical Path invented in the 1950s.

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ERP systems explained simply

Inloox

The origin and meaning of ERP systems The first predecessor of ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) was developed and established in industry more than 100 years ago. EOQ (Economic Order Quantity) did not require a computer at all, only pen and paper were used to improve time planning in production. For over half a century, this paper-based system was the standard.

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How to Use Idea Management for Effective Team Collaboration

Proofhub

Idea Management Team collaboration requires active participation and engagement from your employees. But getting them to be participative shouldn’t be a demand from their superiors. Team collaboration will only be effective if it’s a voluntary action and desire from the individuals involved. The result of effective team collaboration reflects clearly on the outcome of a project compared to one person taking on all the tasks.

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Project Prioritization: How to Prioritize Projects & Strategy

ProjectManager.com

One of the big challenges any organization faces is aligning its strategic planning and business goals with the projects it takes on. In small organizations, project prioritization isn’t always critical. On the other hand, in larger organizations, there can be a huge divide between strategic goals and the project portfolio. In any sized organization, there are some simple methods that allow you to effectively prioritize your projects so that you can apply the strategic vision of your organ

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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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How to Get Projects From Strategy

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a question I’m hearing quite a lot at the moment: How do I turn my company’s strategy into actual projects? It’s good to have a strategy, of course. But a strategy that stays in a fancy PowerPoint presentation isn’t helpful to anyone. That’s not a strategy, it’s a document. OK, you need the document first, as a communication tool to explain the strategy to everyone, but you know what I mean.

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Minecraft Scrum - 3 Years of Teaching and lLarning

Scrum.org

“The Minecraft experiments.” This is how I refer to each of the 4 times we are in the game within the course. Minecraft creates an immersive world, so players see each other at work, building structures and learning the controls. It is as if you were there with them in the metaverse, building a world in the future. The use of the game enables conversation around teamwork and individual growth.

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15 Reasons Why Your Team Should Track Time

LiquidPlanner

Tracking how your team spends their time can have a wide range of positive impacts on the organization and its employees. But the idea of time tracking and providing estimates likely has many negative connotations for your workforce. Some view time tracking as a way of micromanaging or holding team members firmly to their initial estimates. Some may consider this a lack of trust, where leadership needs to watch their every move.

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6 Things your Project Client expects from you

Inloox

The importance of the client in the project The client is the person or organization that should be your focus throughout the project. The success of your project is not only determined by objective criteria, but more importantly by the subjective assessment of the client. If they are dissatisfied with the result of the project and their expectations have not been met, you can consider the project a failure.

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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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Using OneNote For Project Management: Easy Templates & Meeting Minutes

The Digital Project Manager

Microsoft OneNote is the underrecognized superhero of a project manager’s world. Many people tend to overlook the product for what they feel are flashier note taking tools, like EverNote, Notion, or Clickup. While all three are solid products, OneNote is often ignored as it is a freebie included with every Microsoft Office 365 account. As […].

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Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM): Understanding ROM Estimates

ProjectManager.com

No one needs to tell you that projects cost money. But how much they’ll cost is an open question. The closer you can come to an accurate forecast of project costs, the more likely you’ll deliver a successful project. Rough order of magnitude (ROM) can help you better estimate project costs. But what is ROM and how can you calculate ROM estimates?

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7 Factors of Good Governance

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Projects ideally sit within a governance framework that is bigger than the project team. It’s actually easier to work in an environment where there is governance in place because it gives you boundaries. And, like toddlers, people respond well when they know how far they can go. But what does governance on projects actually look like? Here are 7 factors that make up good governance.

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How to get the most from your Sprint Retrospective Event

Scrum.org

According to the 2020 Scrum Guide, “The purpose of the Sprint Retrospective is to plan ways to increase quality and effectiveness.” Scrum Teams must take the Retrospective seriously to achieve these outcomes. Let’s look at three tips for getting the most from your Sprint Retrospective and several agenda ideas that you can use to keep this event fresh.

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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 to win buy-in from senior stakeholders

LiquidPlanner

Ask any project manager why projects fail, and you’ll get a long list of reasons. One of the things at the top of most lists will be people: specifically, not having buy-in for the project. Without support, even the best ideas fail before they really get going. . It’s a common problem, but it doesn’t have to be your problem. In this article, we’ll share 3 easy ways to get stakeholder buy-in for your projects so you can start strong and finish successfully. .

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Modularized megaprojects: What we can learn from Tesla (Part 2)

Inloox

In the first part of our two-part blog post, you learned that complex planning and a multitude of dependencies can make a project a very fragile construct. If a project fails, it always fails in its entirety. This is because the project only adds value after it has been 100% completed successfully. In this second part, we show to what extent the modularization of a project can provide a remedy for the problems mentioned, what is meant by positive and negative learning, and the relevance of modul

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4 Useful Mind Mapping Techniques For Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Project managers have a lot of responsibilities on their plate. The job can be quite demanding, from ensuring that projects are completed on time and within budget to ensuring that all stakeholders are happy. One of the most important tools at a project manager’s disposal is mind mapping. Mind mapping can help organize thoughts and […]. The post 4 Useful Mind Mapping Techniques For Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Event Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Having an event is a like executing a project. It has a plan that’s executed by a team with a deadline with the final deliverable being the event. Just like a project, event management is the way you make sure everything seamlessly comes together for your stakeholders. Event management can be anything from a birthday party for your kid to a business convention and everything in between.

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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.