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Avoiding Road Rage: Ensuring a Smooth Project Ride

PM Times

One recent unseasonably warm Saturday afternoon, I was running errands alongside two-thirds of the American populace. Having finished the current errand, I reached for the seat belt, confirmed I heard the familiar “click”, and was off to complete my final run for the day. Truthfully, I was tired and moderately cranky, due to the fact […] The post Avoiding Road Rage: Ensuring a Smooth Project Ride appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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What makes a good manager? 9 essential qualities and skills


Managers who build trust, provide mentorship, and inspire those around them drive a 70% increase in their team’s productivity and engagement. But unfortunately, it’s an upside many managers miss out on. In reality: Nearly half of all employees say they simply don’t trust their manager to have their back. Despite a busy workload and multiple responsibilities, the best managers find a way to blend their hard and soft skills to deliver on their goals while providing support, direction, and guidance


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Project Management Basics are Key: What Should You Focus on?

Online PM Courses

Project Management basics are critical. They're the start of a learning journey and a compass bearing for even the most experienced of us. The post Project Management Basics are Key: What Should You Focus on? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Capacity Management in Business Operations

Businesses need to thrive, grow more profitably and stay competitive in a marketplace that is constantly changing. That means increasing their output to the greatest extent possible. The process of achieving that goal is called capacity management. To understand capacity management, we’ll first fully define the term, list the different types and explain why it’s so important in operations management.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, unveiling how deliverables translate into measurable outputs.

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Managing Money on Projects: Training (June 2024)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you want to better understand your project finances under control, even if you don’t have much experience managing money on projects? You might have studied project budgeting as part of a training course. You might have read a lot about how to manage the finances, but now you feel more confused than ever, trying to piece it all together on your own!

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The Art of Project Management: Essential Upskilling Strategies for Success

The IIL Blog

By Steven Briggs May 8, 2024 Learning and development are crucial for professionals seeking to advance their careers, as it equips them with the necessary tools and skills needed to facilitate professional growth and reach their goals. Project managers keen on levelling up in this field are well aware of the future benefits this industry offers. At present, project management is a high-income field, with many employment opportunities in various industries such as Information Technology (IT), fin

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Top Ten Reasons To Go For ManagementYogi’s CHAMP Certification

Management Yogi

Professionals around the world have taken the Certified Hybrid-Agile Master Professional (CHAMP) course offered by ManagementYogi and some of them are already CHAMP certified. You can read some of the CHAMP Success Stories.But as an aspiring professional wants to know about CHAMP, they are uncertain due to Other “well-recognized” bodies also provide Hybrid-Agile certification.

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How to Discover Your Best Time of the Day to Work


Learn what role energy plays in productivity and how to find the ideal time of day to work to get into your most productive zone.

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What is an Agile Release Train? (ART)

Online PM Courses

In this video, I answer the question, what is an Agile Release Train (ART) in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)? The post What is an Agile Release Train? (ART) appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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Demand Management: Process, Importance and Tools

The relationship between supply and demand is Economics 101. Whether a business is manufacturing or managing a warehouse, understanding demand management goes a long way to ensure that stock levels are always balanced with customer needs. This requires first an understanding of demand management and how it benefits business. Next, we’ll outline the demand management process to learn how to implement this planning methodology and how software can facilitate that process.

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Don't Let Your Agile Spark Fizzle Out! 5 ways to Reignite Your Team's Fire with These Pro Tips

Ever felt like your agile game is more of a sluggish shuffle? You’re not alone. Imagine you’ve just rolled out what should be a game-changing agile transformation. Yet, things are somehow just as slow—if not slower—than before. Frustrating, right? It’s like prepping a gourmet meal and having everyone just pick at their food. Here’s the truth: keeping the agile flame alive can be a real headache.

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Geocaching for Project Managers

The IIL Blog

By Ko Ito May 8, 2024 Tired of the same old project management routine? Feeling like your skills could use a hidden boost? Look no further than the real-world thrill of geocaching! This isn’t your average hobby; Geocaching is a global treasure hunt game using GPS that started in 2000. There are 3 million active caches and 6 million players worldwide.

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How to Manage Several Projects at Once


Managing multiple projects simultaneously is a common challenge for most project managers. Balancing competing priorities, aligning different project teams, and maintaining productivity can seem daunting. Drawing insights from Elizabeth Harrin’s expertise as shared in the podcast episode from “Manage This,” along with additional strategies and tools, this blog explores effective ways to juggle multiple projects […] The post How to Manage Several Projects at Once appeared first on PMP Certi

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Tracking Budget Variance in Project Management

Projects are planned, but those plans are rarely executed with changes. Those disruptions can play havoc on a project’s budget. Therefore, project managers are always tracking budget variance to deliver projects without breaking the bank. We’ll define project variance below as well as what a budget variance analysis is. There’s a section explaining the importance of tracking budget variance in project management and different project aspects to consider when tracking budget variance.

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DevOps and Agile are two sides of the same Coin!

From my early days as a developer, encountering the challenges that paved the way for DevOps at Merrill Lynch, to the eventual understanding and implementation of DevOps philosophies, my journey has been both enlightening and transformative. This evolution wasn't just about adopting new tools or practices; it was about a fundamental shift in how we approach software development and operations.

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Bridging the Skills Gap: Attracting, Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Talent in ITSM

The IIL Blog

By Georgina Otubela May 8, 2024 In April 2024, I had the pleasure of leading a panel discussion at the Service Desk and IT Support Show (SITS) at the ExCeL Centre in London, where I was able to shine a light on a topic, I feel passionate about–the sourcing and retention of diverse talent in the Service Management sector. In this article we will explore: The skills gap in technology Challenges and tactics for attracting and sourcing talent.

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Revolutionizing Project Management: The AI-Driven PMO and Its Transformative Potential


Introduction Welcome to the transformative world of project management, where artificial intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword, but a game-changer in the way Project Management Offices (PMOs) function. Hi there, my name is Rich Weller. I have been in the Project Management profession for nearly 30 years. Throughout my career, according to experts tracking the stats, I have witnessed incremental improvements in project success rates.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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8 lessons IT Project Teams can learn from Chatsworth International Horse Trials

Project Accelerator News

Blog by Nicol Cutts, Head of Projects, Professional Services at Stoneseed. As I sat, musing about what to write for this very highbrow and important Stoneseed IT Project Management blog, my eyes caught sight of my tickets to Chatsworth International Horse Trials. I allowed the tickets to distract me, I remembered past events and the beautiful relationship between rider and horse, the multi-skills that lead competitors to succeed at the different disciplines and the resilience needed to complete

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Agile Contracts

A contract is a legally binding agreement between two or more parties that outlines the terms and conditions of a particular transaction or relationship. Working with external suppliers to develop a product to set expectations is essential. The Agile Manifesto contains a warning about contracts: “Customer collaboration over contract negotiation” - The Agile Manifesto For Agile Software Development When developing products, contracts can limit change in a way that reduces the product’s value.

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The Benefits of Doing the Inner Work

Susanne Madsen

I’ve just released my third book, How to Do the Inner Work – A Guide to Self-Discovery, Empowerment and Emotional Healing. But what does it mean to do the inner work and what are the benefits? In essence, doing the inner work means that if you’re stuck and want something to change, your first point of call is to work with your internal world of thoughts, beliefs, emotions, body and breath, before seeking to change something external to you.

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Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Agile Project Management By Dr. Leon Herszon, Ph.D.

International Institute for Learning

Integrating Artificial Intelligence into Agile Project Management By Dr. Leon Herszon, Ph.D. Abstract This White Paper provides an overview into how Artificial Intelligence is reshaping agile project management. As AI technologies mature, they offer tools for enhancing decision-making processes, automating routine tasks, and personalizing stakeholder interactions.

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions. This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expend

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Change Management Strategy in Projects

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you struggling to keep your projects on track amidst constant change? You're not alone. Change is inevitable in businesses and organizations and requires a strategic approach. Change management strategies in projects are now an expectation and a relevant skill for the project and non-project professionals alike. It's the art of steering teams and organizations through new processes and systems.

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Evidence-Based Management Guide, 2024 - What’s New?

by: Patricia Kong and Kurt Bittner Since the last version of the Evidence-Based Management (EBM) Guide was published in 2020 and while writing our book about EBM, we had many conversations about how we could help people to better understand and apply EBM to their work and even to their personal lives. We used these insights to write the book , and also realized that we needed to update the EBM Guide based on what we’ve learned.

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Effective Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools: 5 Strategies for Effective Implementation (Part 2)


But Wait! There’s More! In Part 1 of Effective Use of Artificial Intelligence Tools , we explained AI and its uses for predictive analysis in Project Management. But there are more than just those 8 uses for AI from our last article. In part 2, we will go a little deeper into AI with 3 more ways that AI is revolutionizing project management. Then we will explore 5 ways to ensure seamless integration for your organization. 1.

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Beyond Fines: The Strategic Advantages of Marketing Compliance


Compelling marketing campaigns are the lifeblood of any successful brand. They capture attention, spark interest, and ultimately drive sales. But behind the scenes, there's another crucial element at play: marketing compliance. It might not be the most glamorous topic, but neglecting compliance can land your brand in serious trouble – both financially and in the court of public opinion.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.