May, 2021

3 Ways to Improve Cost Estimates with Your Teams

Project Risk Coach

Do you ever feel like the Lone Ranger when working on cost estimates? Actually, you're not alone; you have a team. Let's explore how to engage your team members and subject matter experts to improve your cost estimates.

How Work Automation is Changing Project Management

Clarizen

The classic definition of project management provided by the Project Management Institute is “the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project requirements.”

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Product Backlog vs. Sprint Backlog: What are the Differences?

Inloox

In recent years, “agile” has become an increasingly important topic in the corporate world. Driven by the need for better performance, efficiency and results, companies are using various agile management methods. Scrum is probably one of the best-known methods.

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Benefits Management for Projects: How to Make a Benefits Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

A project is a vehicle to deliver benefits to their stakeholders. These benefits include improved quality, reduced cost of production, better customer service, increased customer retention and so on. Identifying, describing and measuring these benefits is called benefits management.

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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!

Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently I spoke with Lela Machaidze on Clubhouse about future trends in project management. Here are the notes from that discussion. Lela: For the last decade, there have been a lot of changes in the PM profession. The trend that is here to stay is remote work and digital teams.

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How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips

Project Risk Coach

Many project managers feel overwhelmed with emails, phone calls, and meetings. They often work overtime, but few feel as though they are making progress. Although we are all given the same amount of time each day, some project managers are able to produce greater value for their organizations.

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How To Adapt Agile And Kanban For Remote Teams

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Adapt Agile And Kanban For Remote Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Remote PM

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Modernizing PPM: A Practical Four-Step Roadmap to Accelerate Agility

The Lazy Project Manager

Special Live Webinar with Peter Taylor – The Lazy Project Manager – and Planview. Modernizing PPM: A Practical Four-Step Roadmap to Accelerate Agility.

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What is Subcontractor Management in Construction?

ProjectManager.com

Projects aren’t a one-man show. They require professionals with an array of skills, and the more complex a project is, the more skills they require. Because of this, owners hire contractors to manage the project, and contractors use subcontractor management to fulfill niche roles.

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.

Industrial Psychology for Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Professor Tirado is a native New Yorker, and when he started out in this field he was one of 5 people in the world who married together managing initiatives through projects and industrial psychology.

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Psychological safety provides the foundation for a team culture of kindness

Kiron Bondale

A recent HBR article showed how kindness could serve as a lever to generate productivity improvements. The authors explain that while receiving kindness can enable us do better work, the act of giving compliments is equally powerful at making us feel better.

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How to Actually Close a Project

Project Risk Coach

If you are like most project managers, you are managing several projects. And when you finish one, you are anxious to start your next assignment. However, I encourage you to actually close each project before moving to the next one. There are many benefits.

Most Googled Methodologies: The Surge In Agile During COVID

The Digital Project Manager

The post Most Googled Methodologies: The Surge In Agile During COVID appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile Insights PM Methodologies Topics

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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.

Project Management Q&A: How to Find a Graduate Level Project Role

Arras People

I have recently graduated and looking for a project related role in an organisation but finding it difficult and demotivating, how can I improve my chances?

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What Is Scope Creep and How Can I Avoid It?

ProjectManager.com

Before we can explain how to avoid scope creep in your projects, we need to understand what project scope and scope creep are. What Is the Scope of a Project? In simple terms, the project scope refers to all the work that is required to complete a project.

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Project Management Career Tips

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I recently spoke with Anna of Women in PM Network on Clubhouse about project management career tips. These are the notes from that conversation. What do you think of the Google certification? Wendy @woshifodunrin asked about the Google certification. Anna recommends it.

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Could nudges help to increase psychological safety?

Kiron Bondale

In one of my earlier articles , I had proposed the use of behavioral nudges to help improve project governance.

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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."

Your Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis in Project Management

nTask

Project management involves making a lot of decisions and these decisions cannot always be easy. This is especially true when those decisions could potentially be critical to the success of your project overall. These decisions, therefore, are not taken lightly.

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Project Dependencies Are Eating Us Alive: A Zombie Handbook

The Digital Project Manager

The post Project Dependencies Are Eating Us Alive: A Zombie Handbook appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Insights Risk Management Topics

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Project Management Guidelines (Part 1) - What We Can Learn From Project Failures

Inloox

Projects are becoming increasingly complex. This may be due to the project itself, which is becoming more complex because of the multitude of parameters it contains. Another reason can be the influence of the project environment or a high number of stakeholders.

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Time and Materials Contract: When to Use One & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

There are two ways owners can pay for work done on a project. One is by a fixed price, where a contract defines what will be done and sets a specific and final price for that work.

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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.

Master’s in Project Management vs MBA: 10 Expert Tips to Help You Decide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Here’s the TL;DR: The MBA will give you more flexibility later in your career and should probably be the route you choose. While everyone has individual goals and it’s impossible for someone on the internet who doesn’t know your personal situation to advise you, an MBA is worth serious consideration.

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Does your board need a business agility committee?

Kiron Bondale

An HBR article piqued my interest: “Your Board Needs a People Committee” In it, the authors provide services which a talent-focus on the part of a subset of the board could bring to helping the leadership teams they support in attracting, retaining and developing their #1 asset.

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Top 6 Tools To Use For Internal Communication In 2021

nTask

Working at an office and remote employment, both require effective means of communication for efficient collaboration between teams and team members. Internal communication tools are a must to have unadulterated and smooth communication, without any hiccups.

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The Ultimate Guide To Project Resource Management Plans

The Digital Project Manager

The post The Ultimate Guide To Project Resource Management Plans appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Leadership & Team Management PM Methodologies Topics

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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.

How to have bigger impact by deepening your project communication

Susanne Madsen

We often say that one of the most important roles of a project manager and leader is to be able to communicate effectively.

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What Is Contract Administration? Key Practices and Processes

ProjectManager.com

If you’ve ever worked on a large-scale project—especially a construction project—you’re familiar with the concept of contract administration. An employer hires a contractor to do work. The two parties come to an agreement on what the work will be, how long it will take and how much it is worth.

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How to Build Successful Relationships at Work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Michael Tanner of Credible Leaders joined me in the Project Management Club on Clubhouse to discuss how to build successful relationships at work. These notes from the conversation share the key takeaways. Michael shared five points on how to build influential relationships: 1) Be decisive.

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