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Why Projects Fail and How You Can Reduce Project Failure


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Crisis Management 101: How to Lead during a Project Crisis


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10 Surprising Ways Conflict Is Good for Your Team

Project Bliss

Conflict is usually considered a bad thing, and many people work to avoid it. But productive conflict can be a valuable tool for teams to embrace to make them better. Productive Conflict isn’t Hostile or Negative. When you hear the word “conflict” you may instinctively think of negative interactions in which one or more people are frustrated, angry, or even aggressive. Many people hear the term “conflict” and assume the worst.

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Time Estimation for Project Managers: Tips & Techniques

“If only there was more time,” goes the lament. Project managers sing this sad song, but don’t expect the chorus to join in. Keeping to the project’s schedule is one of the three prongs of the triple constraint. Time rules all projects. It’s of paramount importance to everyone involved, from stakeholders to team members. The clock is always ticking. The best a project manager can do is develop an accurate time estimate for how long it will take to satisfactorily complete the project.

Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

The importance of radical candor for delivery teams

Kiron Bondale

Kim Scott’s bestseller is normally read as a guide for managers but it provides equal value to the members of self-organized teams. While she details a number of useful models within the book, her main model which positions a culture of radical candor relative to others can provide a good basis for team improvement. The culture of the organization in which a team is formed will often dictate the default starting quadrant for interpersonal behavior.

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How to Write a Proposal That Clients Can’t Say “No” To

The Digital Project Manager

The post How to Write a Proposal That Clients Can’t Say “No” To appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Initiation Topics

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10 Habits of Highly Effective Project Managers

Project Risk Coach

Just because you've been a project manager since the days of "Gilligan's Island" is no guarantee that you are an effective project manager. As a matter of fact, you may be still trying to get off your island. Even the Skipper and the Professor can't seem to help.encouraging.huh? So, what can we become more successful in producing an intended or desired result in our projects? Here are 10 suggestions.

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Critical Project Management Skillsets for the Future

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

In 2019, Strategy Execution conducted a global survey among project execution professionals across the world to better understand the skill and capability gaps preventing organisations from executing successfully on their most critical strategic priorities. In addition, we also worked with our partners at Duke Corporate Education to analyse the state of project management and the project-based economy.

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Project Management Tools and Techniques That Really Work


Project management tools and techniques that really work; that’s the problem statement. We live in a world where we are bombarded with different scenarios and projects in our daily work life. Eventually, these variables affect us to the extent where productivity suffers at multiple levels. We simply can’t wrap our heads around such complexities, even if we have a proper strategy or a leader with an effective mindset that can help us get through that ordeal.

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

Proof of Concept: Definition & Best Practices

You wouldn’t build a bridge if it couldn’t hold any weight. Projects can’t move forward without evidence to support that resources expended will function properly and drive a return. How you prove a project has legs to stand on is what’s called Proof Of Concept (POC). It sounds like a simple idea—an investment will not be funded unless it can offer a return—but it is very important. If you can’t prove a project can work then there isn’t one to begin with.

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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Workflow Management


Workflow management is a crucial part of organizing and optimizing projects. Learn everything you wanted to know about workflows in this guide. What do project managers love even more than on-time and under-budget delivery? Workflows. Workflows bring much needed order and predictability to the project management process. If you can map it out as a workflow, you can most likely scale and optimize it. Workflow management is an entire discipline in project management.

A Roadmap to Success

Brad Egeland

Every once in awhile we find that product or process or program that can help us out immensely in the project management and project portfolio management world. I think I've just found it in a latest connection with some great individuals standing behind a stellar product. The product is ONEPOINT Projects. ONEPOINT Projects is a modern, flexible, standards-based PPM web application that is available both on cloud and on premise and is trusted by hundreds of customers across industries.

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The 32 Best To-do List Apps of 2019 for Personal Task Management


Each new day, a list of tasks awaits us. Some of them are more interesting than others. Nevertheless, the importance of completing these tasks is undisputed, especially if they build upon a daily basis. Normally what happens is that we are either able to complete a preset number of tasks on time or we fail miserably. Although the success rate depends on many factors, there is one common thing that is mostly seen in several use cases. That would be the use of to do list apps.

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

4 Things Every Task Management Tool Needs

Projects are a process with a start and end that deliver a product or service, but that leaves out the essential building block of every project—tasks. Completing large projects requires knocking out small tasks along the way. But there are so many tasks. Often across multiple projects for which several distinct teams are responsible. The idea of managing all those tasks and unpredictable variables can feel hopeless. Don’t give up! Salvation comes in the form of a task management tool.

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Comment on Project management training – 30% off our great courses…. by Carol Wood

Ron Rosenhead

Project management training online is a difficult subject to navigate, and if you do an online search, you’ll find hundreds of options out there. I am just thankful that you have started to run a course, a workshop. Wish you a great luck

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Be the Eye of the Hurricane – Navigating a Project Storm


Sometimes managing a project can feel like you’re in the midst of a hurricane, where chaos dominates and screaming is your only hope of communication. It’s a commonly held belief that the center of a hurricane—the eye—is perfectly calm. So while your project might suddenly become a raging storm of epic proportions, your best course of action is to stay calm and centered.

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Agile Project Management for Distributed Teams


Agile project management is an iterative approach to delivering requirements throughout the project life cycle. Likewise, we live in a world where the whole organizational approach to remote teams is finally changing. As a result, a great number of companies are encouraging remote workforces to a lenient extent. The distributed team concept is getting so endorsed that 50% of all of the US Workforce will be completely remote by the year 2020.

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

11 Must-Have Project Management Excel Templates (Updated Sept. 2019)

Before you can plan for your project you have to have the right tools to collect the data you need in order to formulate a strategy—and project management Excel templates are a great place to start. You know there are a lot of balls to keep in the air, regardless of whether the project is big or small, so think of these tools as safety nets that make sure you don’t lose track of anything essential.

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MPUG Agile Series Presented by Tim Runcie Continues


As Tim Runcie’s recent excellent article on the topic pointing out, Agile methodology helps to create processes, procedures, and ultimately results. Infused with a time-phased, metrics-driven engine that delivers visibility to assignments, deliverables, work and cost estimates, and the ability to do enterprise wide resource capacity and forecasting/strategic planning, there is no question that Agile is a game changer to large and small organizations alike.

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Why is Your PM Software the Best?

Brad Egeland

Project management software vendors - why is your PM, PPM or PMO tool or service better than the rest? Tell me about. Tell me why everyone should try it. Be ready to give me 5 reasons why and I'll feature that for everyone to read. Be ready with screenshots and product description and I can feature that, too. I need input from you people! I know you're out there and want to get the word out. Contact me or email me

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The 25 Best Productivity Books to Unleash Your Absolute Best


We are in a constant race against time – with so much we have to do, and so much we aspire to do. But we all get the same time – those 24 hours in the day – to work hard, to achieve and then to rest ourselves so we can continue the same cycle the next day. People who get things done acquire the ability to understand the mechanics of time and master it. Successful people can get more done at the same time and achieve more.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

5 Ways You Can Have More Meaningful Conversations At Work


There’s no denying that technology has made communication a lot more convenient—especially in the workplace. Thanks to digital communication tools (like email, texting, and Slack), it’s never been easier (or faster!) to get in touch with your colleagues, whether they’re on the other side of the office or the other side of the world. Productivity

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"Agile Illustrated" - Update

Leading Answers

Thanks to everyone who downloaded my new eBook “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner's Guide to Agility ” you made it #1 Amazon Hot New Releases for “Technical Project Management”, along with #1 Amazon Best Seller in “Computers and Technology Short Reads”, and even #1 Amazon Best Seller in “PMP Exam” - which is odd because it is not even about the PMP exam. A couple of people have reported “not available in this region” messages and I am working with Amazon to fix these.

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Review: A Guide to Assurance of Agile Delivery

Henny Portman

This guide (2017) is a result of the working group of the Association for Project Management’s Assurance Special Interest group (APM’s Assurance SIG). The guide addresses assurance in relation to the areas that are considered the fundamental aspects (and key differences form traditional waterfall approach) of agile project management and assurance.

New "What Every CEO Should Know." Series Coming

Brad Egeland

I'm starting a new series of articles this week on "What Every CEO Should Know." I'm not necessarily an expert in these areas, but I do know a thing or two and I can read. and I'm opinionated. Plus, I work with CEOs every day of the week. Areas to be covered (just a start). Artificial Intelligence Cybersecurity Project Management PPM Machine Learning PMP Certification PMOs Agile Customer Satisfaction Productive Meetings Decision Making Effective Communication Other suggestions?

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

The Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values are now also available in Tamil

Gunther Verheyen

Thanks to the hard work of Mohammad Umar Farooq and Balachandhiran Sankaran , the international versions of the Scrum Glossary and the Scrum Values have been expanded with Tamil. Download your PDF of the Scrum Glossary , your PDF of the Scrum Values and your poster of the international Scrum Values. Share and use them as you see fit. The descriptions are now available in more than 20 different languages, thanks to all volunteers that worked hard to create these gifts. Arabic: Rasheed Raya.


Announcing "Agile Illustrated" Book

Leading Answers

I am excited to announce a new eBook “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learners Guide to Agility ”. It is a short, graphical overview of agile and agile team leadership published as an Amazon Kindle eBook.   Using mind-maps, cartoons, and short summaries it covered the agile manifesto, the declaration of interdependence for agile project management, and each of the 7 Domains and 60 Tasks covered in the PMI-ACP exam.

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Agile Performance Management: Measure what matters retrospective

Henny Portman

Friday September 13, I was one of the 40 participants of the second Agile NXT Future Friday conference organized by Xebia in Hilversum, the Netherlands. It was, similar as the first AGILE NXT Future Friday, perfectly organized, interesting topics, great food, and enough time to network. Four 1.5-hour lively sessions with 20 participants each to facilitate discussion and the final keynote speaker.