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.

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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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Industrial Psychology for Project Management

Girl'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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Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

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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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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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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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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Future Trends in Project Management: The Debate

Girl'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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Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

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.

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.

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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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

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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Project Management Career Tips

Girl'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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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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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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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

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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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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PMI-ACP and My New Book “Beyond Agile: Achieving Success with Situational Knowledge and Skills”

Leading Answers

It has been 10 years since the PMI-ACP exam was created, and I published my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book. I recall the Steering Committee meetings where we discussed what we believed was necessary for agile practitioners and team leaders to have experience in and an understanding of.

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

Girl'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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Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

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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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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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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A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

Top Frustration #2: End to End Risk Management

MPUG

Imagine you are managing a large project, which is strategically important and complex. At the outset, you realize there will be a number of risks, which if not managed well, could paralyze the outcome and have negative impacts on the project objectives.

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How to Build Successful Relationships at Work

Girl'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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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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