June, 2022

Calming Project Management Anxiety


Remember that hit from the ’80s, “Who Can It Be Now”? The vocalist seems racked with paranoia, wondering who could be knocking on his door. “Is it the man come to take me away?” ” And later in the song, “go away, don’t come around here no more.”

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15 Practical Tips to Improve Project Communication

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you want to improve communication on your projects ? And yet make it easier to do at the same time? In this article I’ll share 15 tried-and-tested tips for effective project communications. Use a milestone tracker. The milestone tracker I use is a simple Excel spreadsheet.

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Program Manager vs. Project Manager: What’s the Difference?


Project manager vs. program manager. The two roles often differ in their day-to-day tasks and the overarching approach to their role.

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Project Management Software For Beginners: Best Tools & Top Use Cases

The Digital Project Manager

In this day of apps, AI, and the metaverse, it’s hard to believe there was a time where technology did not play a central role in our lives. When I started my career as a project manager, I enrolled in a project management course at my local community college to get some training.

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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.

PMBOK® Seventh Edition Principles and Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

The Project Management Institute (PMI) released the PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition in July 2021. This edition is a principles-based guide as opposed to the process-based guide of the Sixth Edition. In this article, let's look at each principle and why each one matters with respect to managing risks.

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Risk, but no plan

Musings on Project Management

In my experience, a lot of projects operate more or less on the edge of risk, with no real plan beyond common sense and a bit of past experience to muddle through if things go wrong.Problematic, as a process, but to paraphrase the late Donald Rumsfeld: You do the project with the resources and plan you have, not the resources or plan you wantYou may want a robust risk plan, but you may not have. Risk Management

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Project Quality Plan: The Easiest Guide (With Template)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The big risk as a project manager is that you hit all the project management success criteria: being on time and on budget, but what you deliver doesn’t meet the customer’s requirements.

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Software Development Estimation: A Quick Guide


Software development estimation is an essential part of many projects. Even before the planning stage , it’s critical to create an accurate forecast of the project’s duration, costs and more. Despite its importance, software development estimation is often overlooked.

What Is Project Resource Management? Ultimate Guide + Best Tools

The Digital Project Manager

If the future of project management is people management, then it stands to reason that any PM worth their salt should be an expert at mastering project resource management.

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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.

How to Manage Project Uncertainty Better

Project Risk Coach

Do you want to be the Sherlock Holmes of project management? Let’s look at three ways to manage project uncertainty better. We find these aspects of uncertainty in the PMBOK® Guide, Seventh Edition – ambiguity, complexity, and volatility. Project managers walk into the unknown with each new project.

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How are you allocating and returning contingency reserves?

Kiron Bondale

Most project managers will include some contingency reserves within their budget to offset the negative financial impacts of realized risks. Determining how much to put aside for a rainy day might be done from a top-down method such as using a flat percentage derived from past projects (e.g.

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10 Tips to Lead Successful Remote Retrospectives


Let’s face the reality, all the agile methodologies weren’t exactly created with distributed teams in mind.

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How To Be An Estimating Superhero

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I love things that make my job easier. A statistical model for estimating isn’t normally something I’d put in the ‘make my job easy’ box, but I might just have found one that works. William W. Davis, MSPM, PMP and Project Management Superhero. I caught up with William W.

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.

What Is Project Accounting? Principles, Methods & More


To stick to your project budget, you have to track costs. Project accounting, as with general accounting, is a method by which project managers can manage project finances.

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How To Use A Project Management Portfolio To Nab A New Job

The Digital Project Manager

A project management portfolio is a useful tool to expand on your resume and demonstrate your mad skills as a project manager. But, once you’ve created your portfolio, how do you use it to get the gig—whether that’s your next job, your next project, or that long overdue raise?

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Mixed methodologies: Agile and.

Musings on Project Management

There comes a point where more planning can not remove the remaining uncertainty, instead execution must be used to provide data and remove uncertainty. This quote comes from a nicely argued case -- from the agile blog 'leading answers' -- for mixing agile methods in rather traditional businesses, like the oil and gas exploration/production business If ever there was a business that. agile Teamwork Virtual teams

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Who makes the rules for your team?

Kiron Bondale

Playing a board game without all participants having a consistent understanding of the rules is a frustrating, time-wasting experience. The same is true when a team starts to work together for the first time.

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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.

On Demand PM Webinars from OnePlan

Brad Egeland

On-Demand WebinarsON-DEMAND Agile Portfolio Lean Portfolio Management with Azure DevOps and OnePlan If you are planning and tracking work in a complex domain, like software and product development, best practices dictate using an empirical process and leveraging shorter feedback cycles.

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Make an impact as a T-Shaped project manager

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Have you ever heard of a T-shaped developer? It’s a common phrase used in software development where the developer has broad experience in their role but is also profoundly skilled in one specific area. The horizontal bar of the “T” represents their broader skill set.

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Change Control Board: Roles, Responsibilities & Processes


It’s a given that there will be changes to the project plan during the project execution phase. It’s impossible to factor in everything — from weather to supply chains to change requests — something is going to conspire against your schedule and budget.

What Is Mind Mapping? (+ How To Do It & Best Software)

The Digital Project Manager

Have you ever had one of those moments when your mind is racing over a project and won’t let you sleep? Mind mapping is a visual tool that will not only help you stop that racing mind, but help you both express your ideas to your project team and gather ideas from them! In this […].

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Unlocking Your Supply Chains True Potential in The Midst of Disruptions

Speaker: David Food - Head Of Supply Chain at Board International

In this webinar, Supply Chain Futurologist David Food will discuss how to manage risks and build customer loyalty in the midst of disruption. Don't miss out!

From Servant Leadership to Shared Leadership

Mike Griffiths

This is part one in a series on leading agile teams from the Beyond Agile book. We will examine what leadership entails and how it applies to agile teams. Then discuss the transition from servant leadership to shared leadership.   EQ as a Foundation for Leadership.

What is a Residual Risk & What is Secondary Risk? | Video

Online PM Courses

In this video, I answer the questions what is Residual Risk and what is a Secondary Risk? And also the term Inherent Risk, too. The post What is a Residual Risk & What is Secondary Risk? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management: What is.

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Chaos to Calm with LiquidPlanner

Brad Egeland

LiquidPlanner , founded in 2007, established a methodology I have written about before. Just this month, they released the next generation of their product.

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How to organize a notebook for work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Whether you are hybrid, home-based, or completely in the office, notebooks are a part of many people’s working life. But how do you organize notes in a notebook? A lot of it is personal preferences but there are also plenty of good practices for managing daily tasks in your work environment.

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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.

Understanding the Exception Report in Project Management


It’s a cliché to say that projects rarely deliver as planned, but it’s only a cliché because it’s true. As project issues arise, it’s important to take action. But how do you know what action to take?

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3 Ways Project Management Software Helps With Resource Planning


Resource planning is a discipline within project management software that ensures the most effective use of an organization’s team members and resources across the portfolio.

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The Shape of Projects


Introduction. In this article, I’m referring to IT projects with the ‘shape’ of them being their visible form. Projects, IT projects in particular, come in many different shapes (i.e., plans).

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