February, 2022

11 Leadership Mistakes and How to Avoid Them


Coming to a leading position may sound like a career dream coming true. But a closer look at a whole load of responsibilities reminds me of how much hard work is required to be a good manager. If you’re already on this journey, it’d be useful to know what kinds of mistakes you’d prefer to avoid so you stay on track towards your professional goals. … Collaboration Leadership Guest Post

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7 Ethics Tips For Project Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A project manager approached me recently with a problem. She knew that some of the data that was being submitted in internal reports was — frankly — made up. It was made up with the best intentions from educated guesses and extrapolation.

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Gray Is A Color You Want To Avoid

Clinton M. Padgett

In project management, back and white are your friends – murky gray is not. As a project manager, you want to deal with clear and verified information, not assumptions. When assumptions are made and not validated, mistakes get made, timelines get delayed, and projects fail.

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PMOs Shifting from Watchdogs to Strategic Enablers

Project Risk Coach

Unfortunately, many Project Management Offices (PMOs) become nothing more than a watchdog, one that ensures compliance to a strict set of rules. In this article, we will explore why this happens and what it takes for PMOs to become strategic enablers.

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Psychological Safety & Employee Wellbeing: Building a Healthy & Accountable Work Environment

Speaker: Tracie Sponenberg - Chief People Officer, The Granite Group & Melissa Doman M.A. Organizational Psychologist, Mental Health at Work Specialist, Former Clinical Mental Health Therapist

In this webinar, Tracie Sponenberg, Chief People Officer, and Melissa Doman, Organizational Psychologist & Mental Health at Work Specialist, will discuss methods for developing and maintaining employee wellness and psychological safety in your workforce!

The Risk of Inaction (ROI)

Green Project Management

Investopedia explains Return on investment (ROI) as a performance measure used to evaluate the efficiency or profitability of an investment or compare the efficiency of a number of different investments.

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You say “positive risks”, I say “opportunities”

Kiron Bondale

Similar to my previous article, this topic stemmed from a discussion I had with the learners of the PMP preparatory course I taught this week.

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How We Chose the Perfect Planning Poker Tool

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Planning poker® is a great technique for scrum teams. It is a team-based estimating approach to work out the efforts involved for achieving business goals. Even serious developers like gamification! Our company is a part of Wisebits Group and develops an online entertainment streaming service.

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The Project Resource Management Process: A Complete Guide

The Digital Project Manager

Picture this: you’re a project manager tasked with delivering training to government officials in the next six months, but you have limited insight into the project resource management process—that is, how the human resources and materials required to deliver the project are estimated, allocated, and managed. Where do you begin?

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Are You Tired of Missing Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

I have had the privilege of managing three Project Management Offices (PMOs), composed of several project managers. The best project managers were the ones who had a habit of identifying and managing risks. Let's look at three ways you can improve your risk identification and reduce major misses.

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Enhance Employee Wellness to Retain High-Performing Teams

Speaker: Eric Torigian - Managing Director, Advisory Services, CHRO Solutions

During this informative webinar, Eric Torigian, Managing Director at CHRO Solutions, will explore how organizations are emphasizing employee wellness, how that has helped workers attain a healthy "life balance", and how, as a result, this has contributed to corporate success.

8 Resource Management Challenges That Every PM Needs to Know


You’d agree with me that a company’s biggest asset is its resources. However, no matter the size of it, resource management challenges are natural to occur. Keeping a perfect balance between your team members and the back-to-back projects can be a hustle.

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Risk Breakdown Structure for Projects: A Complete Guide to RBS


Uncertainty is a certainty in projects. Risks will arise and threaten the successful delivery of your project. Using a risk breakdown structure (RBS) is how you prepare for the unexpected.

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When standard is no longer “standard”

Kiron Bondale

Project management standards such as the PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition state that contingency reserves, which are established to offset the cost or schedule impacts of realized identified risks, are considered part of the project budget and cost baseline.

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15 Tested & Practical Tips from Women in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I wanted to share some tips from the fabulous women in project management whom I have interviewed on this blog. Looking back through the discussions we had, there is so much wisdom and what struck me was the total willingness to share.

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Employee Wellbeing & DEI: Supporting Inclusivity Throughout the Employee Life Cycle

Speaker: Catherine Mattice - Culture Consultant, Business Coach, Strategic HR Expert

Join Catherine Mattice as she details actionable steps for encouraging and reinforcing inclusive behavior from the employees’ first day all the way to their last.

How To Do Resource Planning In Jira: My Workaround & Tips

The Digital Project Manager

Jira resource planning: this functionality remains elusive in the project management software that PMs love to hate. Don’t get me wrong—Jira is a powerhouse—that’s why we keep using it!

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Are You Tired of Missing Big Project Risks? 3 Ways to Stop It

Project Risk Coach

I have had the privilege of managing three Project Management Offices (PMOs), composed of several project managers. The best project managers were the ones who had a habit of identifying and managing risks. Let's look at three ways you can improve your risk identification and reduce major misses.

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7 Best Product Backlog Management Tools to Use in 2022


In the market, when we talk about a complete product that comes in the display, it is an excellent culmination of many individual steps that have been completed by the members of the product development team members playing different roles.

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Best Project Planning Software of 2022 (Free & Paid)


The best project planning software gives managers the means to build a project plan , manage team members, control costs and stay on schedule. To do that, it’s equipped with project scheduling, time tracking, task management and resource management features. Yes, project planning software is massive.

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Employee Wellness: How to Make Remote Work for You

Speaker: Abby Guthkelch, Global Head of Executive Engagement at Meta

In this session, we will explore how organizations are putting trust at the heart of their remote-first strategies and providing equal access, opportunities, benefits, and inclusion to support workers to achieve a healthy “life balance."

Safety is a prerequisite for effective non-solo work

Kiron Bondale

When we consider the benefits of non-solo working approaches such as pair programming or mobbing, the ones which normally come to mind are related to improvements in the speed or quality of delivery.

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How agile is your team (and what you can do about it!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest article by David Daly. Did you know, one survey found that the most common reason to adopt agile is to be able to deliver products more quickly? Yet the same survey found that 75% of people did not believe their organisation had a culture that supported agile ways of working.

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Key Skill for Project Managers: Concept Development


Does this sound familiar: A manager calls an employee in and proudly informs them about new challenges, ideas and projects. But first of all, they need a concept, and the employee has to create one. Back at the desk, the employee sits in front of a blank sheet of paper or an empty Word file.

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What Is Resource Planning In Project Management, And Why Is It Necessary?

The Digital Project Manager

Have you ever hit a part of your project where you need a certain specialist, but they’re not available? Or where you needed a physical space that should have been booked 6 months in advance?

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Hybrid, Home, or In-Office: How We Thrive

Speaker: Julie Bruns, L&D Professional, Best Selling Author, Thought Leader

Join Julie Bruns (L&D professional, best-selling author, and thought leader) for this session on practices (and the science behind them) that are simple and easy to implement, as well as extremely impactful in helping employees across all work models thrive.

11 Effective Ways to Deal with a Difficult Boss

Project Bliss

Difficult bosses are everywhere. At some point in your career, you’re likely to have a difficult boss. So, what do you do when you find yourself in this situation? Photo by Ketut Subiyanto from Pexels.

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Total Productive Maintenance Essentials: 8 Things You Need to Know About TPM


All of your resources need to be in top form to achieve the goals and objectives of your work. When it comes to equipment, there’s an approach to this called total productive maintenance (TPM).

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Planning Process In Event Management For Beginners


Event management is one of the most common and effective ways of branding your product, sharing new information or inventions. However, it is a complex field and event management for beginners can be hard.

The Complex Project Toolkit (Book Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The Complex Project Toolkit is really a book about paradigms in project management and how to encourage teams (and project managers) to stay curious and to embrace uncertainty. This is not a ‘how-to’ book with templates or checklists, but rather a scaled-out strategy view.

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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.

Product Development with the Stage-Gate® Process (Part 2): Strengths, Weaknesses, Pitfalls


The Stage-Gate® process is a process model for the targeted development of innovations - for example, in the form of products and services. In the first part of this blog series, we looked at the definition and basic principles of the method according to Robert G. Cooper.

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The principle of 'calculated risk' (updated)

Musings on Project Management

"In carrying out the task assigned. you will be governed by the principle of calculated risk. which you shall interpret as avoidance of [risk] exposure. without good prospect. as a result of such exposure. of greater [benefit]" (*)Admiral Chester Nimitz to his subordinate admirals, Battle of Midway, June, 1942"You will be governed by the principle of calculated risk"What does. Bayes Risk Management

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Top Product Owner Interview Questions & Answers [Updated 2022]


Product Owner is a misunderstood job in many organizations, yet there’s a soaring demand year after year. If you’re keen on becoming a Product Owner , then here’s an interview prep guide containing the product owner question and answers that will help you become more confident.

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