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What Is a Project Deliverable? Definition, Examples & More

Projects create deliverables, which are simply the results of the project or the processes in the project. That means a deliverable can be something as big as the objective of the project itself or the reporting that is part of the larger project.

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How to Write Results-Oriented Goals

Project Risk Coach

I see a common problem when reviewing project charters. The goals are activity-oriented, rather than results-oriented. And this can lead to misunderstandings about what the project team needs to achieve. Let's look at how to write results-oriented goals.

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10 Best Web-Based Project Management Tools Of 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Web-Based Project Management Tools Of 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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Project Management Q&A: Taking Online Exams for the First Time

Arras People

I’m thinking about sitting my PMI-ACP exam online with the proctored system but it’s completely new to me, how does it work, what do I need? Throughout the pandemic, project practitioners have continued their learning with virtual courses , self-study, and eLearning.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

How to Make an IT Disaster Recovery Plan

Data is more fragile than we think. It can be corrupted, hacked, stolen or accidentally deleted; it can be destroyed by power outages, water damage or earthquakes. There’s so much that might go wrong that, if you don’t have an IT disaster recovery plan in place, the damage could be irreparable.

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10 Best Remote Project Management Tools Of 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Remote Project Management Tools Of 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Remote PM Tools

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How are you planning for psychological safety within your team?

Kiron Bondale

I’ve delivered a number of presentations this year on the importance of building psychological safety within project teams and the role which project managers play. During these presentations I’m frequently asked the question “ How do I go about creating it?

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How to Create a Project Proposal

A project proposal outlines your project’s core value proposition. It sells value to both internal and external stakeholders. The intent of the proposal is to grab stakeholder and project sponsor attention.

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The Economics of Strategy

Musings on Project Management

A good blog read on this topic -- the Economics of Strategy -- is found at herdingcatswritten by Glen Alleman. In his posting, Alleman makes a couple of important points:There are many tactical actions that can be taken within a project -- like attention to risk management -- that ultimately have strategic outcomes for the business: enhanced profit on the income statement, sustainable free cash. customer Project Management Project Value

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

10 Best Free Gantt Chart Software Of 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Free Gantt Chart Software Of 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools Planning

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5 Common Fail Points for Most PPMs

Brad Egeland

The need for a project portfolio management tool is often dependent on the organization's size, client base, types of projects they undertake and sizes of projects they are engaging on over the course of time.

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Encapsulation vs Orchestration: Dependencies in Agile

Leading Agile

Dependencies will stop Agility dead in its tracks. In the presence of dependencies, you’re never going to achieve the level of Agility you desire—unless you do something about them. So you only have two choices when it comes to this.

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Scrum or Classic Project Management: Which is Better?


Project management methodologies are as plentiful as there are problems to solve, but that doesn’t mean that they’re all applicable to each project. As technologies continue to develop and diversify, new methods must be developed to accommodate the immediate need for change.


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.

What Is A Project Proposal, And What Does It Look Like?

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is A Project Proposal, And What Does It Look Like? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Project Planning PM Best Practices

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12 Best Salesforce Alternatives to Consider for 2021


Whenever it comes to adopting a customer relationship management (CRM) platform, Salesforce is most likely on top of the list for many. This is because it helps companies to study their customers’ behavior and optimize their outreach to fit those behavioral patterns.

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The Six Human Needs and how they impact the choices you make

Susanne Madsen

The most fundamental aspect of leading others is to first understand the factors that impact your own behavior. By appreciating and learning about the basic human needs that govern the choices you make, not only will you better understand yourself, you will also better understand the people you lead.

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11 Common Body Language Mistakes (And How to Bust Them)


The way you say something is just as important as the words you use, so you need to be extra careful in making sure that confused body language doesn’t muddle your message. What about the 55-38-7 rule ?

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Projecting Project Success


Success or Failure of a Project is a People Thing. Although technology and software development tools are essential for most projects, it’s the leadership of a project that makes the difference between a project’s success or failure.

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Is it Time for Holacracy?

Zen Project Management

I was doing some research last weekend on Holacracy for a course I’m developing for University of California - Irvine Extension. I have been teaching for them for about 8 years now and I’m helping update their agile class offering.

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Stakeholder Engagement for Your Project Success

Epicflow Blog

The success of any project is dependent on a number of factors such as clear goals, realistic project schedule, budget, resource, risk, and uncertainty management. But the favorable outcome of a project is based not only on processes but also on people. They’re called stakeholders. .

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Meet the all new nTask Projects: Project Collaboration for Smart Teams


Followed by last year’s nTask 2.0 release, which was, of course, one of the biggest core updates to date, our customer support and development team have kept improving on the valuable feedback from our loyal users.

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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.

Project Management Tools, Books, and Resources

PM Basics

People often ask what project management books and tools I can recommend. So, rather than listing all possible solutions, I picked only one best item in each category. Some links below are affiliate links. It means that if you click them I may get a small commission to support this site.

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5 Simple Ways to Improve Team Communications

Brad Egeland

Communication is key when it comes to maintaining a successful and productive workplace. With the recent global pandemic and the rise of remote work , clear and constant communication with coworkers has become even more important in achieving your goals.

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Top 5 Threats to the Growth of Managed IT Service Providers


Are you losing sleep over how to manage your IT Services projects for better growth? If yes, you are not alone. How MSPs (managed service providers) can grow their revenue in 2020 is one of the hottest topics right now.

Transform Your PMO into a Value Center


All organizations are looking to provide value. It seems simple that everything you do will ideally create value for the business. So then why do project management offices (PMOs) and PMO leaders constantly find themselves justifying their moves and validating their existence?

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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

Trello vs Meistertask: Which Is A Better Task Management Tool?


If you’re looking for a task management tool, Trello and Meistertask are both great options. But which one’s right for you? In this article, we compare Trello vs Meistertask and look at their features and pricing.

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A Good Business Analyst Can Make You a Great Project Manager

Brad Egeland

You can be the most talented and organized project manager there ever was, but never underestimate how much a talented business analyst brings to the table on your technical projects. They are essential for success, in my opinion.

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Webinar Recap: Tips, Tricks, and Clicks on Effective Project Management Using MS Teams


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dharmesh Patel’s session, Tips, Tricks and Clicks on Effective Project Management Using MS Teams, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.