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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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

A Quick Guide to Project Charters: Definition, Steps & Key Elements


Projects need approval before they can be executed. A project charter is a project planning document that sells the project to stakeholders and sponsors. If you’re able to show its viability and return on investment, the work will get the green light to move forward.

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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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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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6 Best Practices for Operational Reporting

Meeting requirements alone is no longer enough. Today’s users need insightful reporting built on accurate, real-time data. In our eBook, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts to embedding operational reports, and how to avoid common reporting mistakes.

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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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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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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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

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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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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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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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

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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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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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

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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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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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.

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SmartSuite Review [2022]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

SmartSuite brings together enterprise level processes and tasks with what you need to do day-to-day. It’s a work management tool designed for today’s virtual workforce, with automations and an simple-to-use interface that makes doing your job easier.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

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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How to Use a Project Decision Log for Optimal Results


Projects are a series of decisions. Each decision should, ideally, be the result of thorough research, counseling from the team and historic data. Project managers use a decision log to keep stakeholders updated on who authorized a decision and how it came about.

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