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What Is Stakeholder Management?

Project Smart

Simply put, a stakeholder is anyone who has an interest in your project or who will be affected by its deliverables or output.

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Hybrid is the norm, not the exception

Kiron Bondale

I frequently see questions asked in project management discussion groups about hybrid projects. As I wrote in last week’s article, projects themselves can’t be waterfall, agile, traditional or hybrid but how we approach them can be. But what does “hybrid” really mean?

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Why Performance Goals Are So Important (And How to Set Your Own)


Ah—performance review season. Around the world, at this very minute, employees are working on their self-reviews and performance goals, all while preparing for that anxiety-inducing meeting with The Boss. Productivity

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How to Manage Ad-Hoc Projects and Ad-Hoc Requests

Projects rarely go as planned. There is always the potential to get new data, project or product updates, reviews or any number of last-minute requests. How do you deal with these ad-hoc requests? Ad-hoc means that it’s specific—something that will not be repeated.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

How HR Teams Benefit From Project Management Systems


Source: [link] In this post, we are going to discuss how the HR teams benefit from the project management systems. The HR software is usually designed for the HR personnel to carry out HR-related tasks efficiently and achieve more productivity at work.

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Review Project Management Maturity Model Fourth Edition

Henny Portman

Project Management Maturity Model Fourth Edition, written by J. Kent Crawford, is a comprehensive but complete guide to understand and use the maturity model PMMM. The PMMM is based on the knowledge areas of the 6 th edition of the PMBoK guide and the five levels of maturity from CMMI.

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What Is Alternative Analysis in Project Management?

There’s more than one way to skin a cat. That is to say—you can reach the same outcome through different means. To discover those means, you can use an alternative analysis. An alternative analysis is how project managers choose how they’re going to approach a project.

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The Job of a Resource Manager: Role and Responsibilities

Epicflow Blog

Are you thinking of hiring a resource manager but would like to learn more about the ways they could contribute to your projects? Or maybe you’re thinking of becoming a resource manager but not sure if it’s the right choice for you? .

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10 Best Free Workflow Software For Small Teams

The Digital Project Manager

This free workflow software review covers 10 tools and all the info you need: pros and cons, pricing, features, integrations, and screenshots to help you choose something that fits your needs. The post 10 Best Free Workflow Software For Small Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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6 Best Practices for Operational Reporting

Meeting requirements alone is no longer enough. Today’s users need insightful reporting built on accurate, real-time data. In our eBook, you’ll learn the do’s and don’ts to embedding operational reports, and how to avoid common reporting mistakes.

My Top 6 Stakeholder Analysis Tools | Video

Online PM Courses

I wrote an article with 20 Stakeholder Analysis techniques, but here, I want to share with you my favorite 6 Stakeholder Analysis Tools. The post My Top 6 Stakeholder Analysis Tools | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Stakeholder Engagement Stakeholder Analysis video

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The Roles and Responsibilities of a SAFe Agilist You Never Knew


Large organizations face challenges to respond to change with speed and relative ease. Be it monitoring and control, collaboration, stakeholders onboarding, change management, and governance methods, the problems only keep increasing.

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A Getting Started Guide to Product Backlog vs Sprint Backlog


As a part of Agile project management , terms like product backlog vs sprint backlog are very common to hear. However, as a project manager sometimes it becomes hard to wrap your head around so many complex terminologies and concepts.

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Best of 2021: Here Are Your Favorite Blog Posts This Year


In 2020 the top positions were dominated by posts on working from home and knowledge management. As the pandemic is far from over, this year's list includes our personal lessons learned from a year of (mostly) working from home.

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Agile vs Waterfall: May the 4th Be With You in the Great Debate

Speaker: Joe Pusz, President, The PMO Squad

In this discussion, PMO Joe will challenge your thinking and perhaps bring you to the conclusion that the debate doesn’t exist. He will discuss the pros and cons of each approach and examine if one is superior to the other.

Best Project Management Timeline Tools: How to Choose Between Them

GanttPRO Project Management

Nothing can be achieved at work without rigorous planning. No matter how small or big your goals are. Completing tasks in time requires planning them individually as well as from […]. The post Best Project Management Timeline Tools: How to Choose Between Them first appeared on GanttPRO.

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Agilemania 2.0: How We Became the Scaled Agile Gold Partner?


Scaling the Mt. Everest is certainly not for the faint-hearted. How much preparation does it take to achieve this feat? Does it take days? Months? Not a chance. A year? Probably. Years? The odds are higher. The long hours of hard work pay off.

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Understanding Velocity in Agile Approaches with MS Project Agile

Management Yogi

There are certain questions that usually surface in almost every project regardless of the type, domain considered, technology used, complexities associated, or strategic significance. These questions are:When will the project be completed?What

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Ace Your Events With the Best Event Planning Software in Town For 2022


No matter what task you are undertaking, you need a solid plan to back up all the steps in the process. Having a firm and reliable plan means you have laid out a blueprint of the whole process and are fully armed to counter any situation that poses a threat to the successful progression of your task.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Automatically Back Up Project Files in Microsoft Project


Background Information. A recent post in Microsoft’s Project Group user forum prompted me to write the below article. A user posted a question, stating that he has been working with a Microsoft Project file, and then recently could no longer open the MPP file.

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Building an Effective Agile Transformation Consultant Team

Leading Agile

An Agile Transformation Consultant who wants to lead a successful Transformation is going to need more than a deep understanding of Agile. Simply knowing the methodologies and teaching them to other people is insufficient.

Stories about Stories in Agile for Product Managers

Management Yogi

“The most powerful person in the world is the story teller.”– Attributed to Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc.Nearly three decades ago, I remember my father taking me to a tailor’s shop for a pair of shorts to be worn as a high-school uniform.

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A 2021 Guide to the Importance of Sales Automation for Any Business


Sales are everything. They are the true indication that a company is flourishing. Of course, project development processes and team efforts are all well and good, but when it comes to truly recognize the success of a company, everyone looks towards its sales. But not everyone can do that.

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The PM Revolution: Key Trends Propelling the Project Management Profession Into the Future

Speaker: Jesse Fewell, Principal Coach, Fewell Innovation

Join this high-energy webinar with Jesse Fewell, author, coach, and project management trainer, to get practical answers and insights into what is propelling the profession into the future.

LiquidPlanner Named a Top Solution for Portfolio Management

LiquidPlanner , a leading independent review website for small business online tools, products, and services, recognized LiquidPlanner as one of the best project portfolio management software options of 2021.

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A Simple Prioritization Matrix for Strategy and Projects

The Strategic Project Manager

This post lays out a simple way to identify the highest priority – or highest value – solutions to problems. It then extends that simple model from prioritizing solutions to prioritizing strategies and projects.

7 Common Misconceptions about MS Project that People Get Wrong – Transcription


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Tim Runcie’s open panel discussion on MS Project misconceptions, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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How to Sabotage A Scrum Master — 44 Anti-Patterns from the Trenches

TL; DR: How to Sabotage A Scrum Master — 44 Anti-Patterns from the Trenches to Avoid. One of my favorite exercises from my Professional Scrum Master classes is how to best sabotage a Scrum Master as a member of the middle management.

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The #1 Reason Why Sales Coaching is Critical to Your 2022 Sales Success

Speaker: Tim Hughes, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Leadership Associates

Join Tim Hughes, Author of Social Selling – Influencing Buyers and Changemakers and Co-Founder/CEO of Digital Leadership Associates, as he details how investing in sales coaching will teach your team how to navigate social media and therefore create greater sales success.

Best Project Management Timeline Tools: How to Choose Between Them

GanttPRO Project Management

Nothing can be achieved at work without rigorous planning. No matter how small or big your goals are. Completing tasks in time requires planning them individually as well as from […]. The post Best Project Management Timeline Tools: How to Choose Between Them first appeared on GanttPRO.

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The BCG Growth Share Matrix Diagram

The Strategic Project Manager

The BCG Growth Share Matrix is a simple but powerful conceptual framework for businesses, large and small. It is still very much applicable today, and well worth mastering for strategic portfolio managers, project portfolio managers, program managers, and project managers.

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Misconception #5: MS Project Doesn’t Have Reporting


This last misconception is a very interesting one. Microsoft has struggled with the concept of creating powerful reporting engines within their applications. The engineering team seems to have concluded that to build a reporting engine for each tool separately (PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Project, etc.)

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