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What Is Project Scope: Ultimate Guide & Step-By-Step Process

The Digital Project Manager

Project scope is the single most defining aspect of your project. Not your goals, deliverables, or stakeholders. Together these pieces complete the puzzle that is finishing a project on time, within budget, and without overstressing your team. Defining what project scope is early on in the project life cycle and evaluating it throughout your project […].

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10 Project Meetings to Guide Your Project Management Team

ProjectManager.com

Project meetings often feel as if they’re in the way of your work. If you’re not working from an agenda or you don’t manage those meetings, that can be true. But meetings are critical for project planning and team collaboration. That’s why there are so many project meetings and each has its own focus and importance. Let’s take a look at 10 different types of project management meetings and define them, and we’ll start with the definition of what a project meeting is.

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Top Business Trends to Watch for in 2023

PM Times

This past year has been a bit of a respite from the chaos of the last couple of years as many people have settled into working from home, in the office, or some combination. We seem to have arrived at a new normal, at least as it relates to where we’re physically working. Fortunately, much […]. The post Top Business Trends to Watch for in 2023 appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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Agile and the sailor's analogy

Musings on Project Management

The presentation -- in the link below -- that I gave to PMI some years ago that makes an analogy between sailing a boat and Agile methods is still relevant, and probably will remain so.Why?Because a sailing "project" is has much in common with an Agile project:Tactics overlay a strategic goal, though there are broadly stated limitations and rulesSmall teams have to work together, or else someone.

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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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What Are Project Assumptions In Agile Work Environment?

nTask

In the process of designing a project, it is common practice to define an element as “actual” or “certain” while using the term “project assumption. Moreover, these project assumptions often don’t have concrete evidence to support the ‘assertion.’ To move on with the planning of your project, you need to operate under the assumption that […].

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7 tips for setting more effective goals

Scrum.org

Goal setting is an essential tool supporting agility in complex environments. Various A-B-C formulas lead us to believe it’s a straightforward process, but setting and using goals effectively is challenging. Common pitfalls include not going deep enough with what we aim to achieve and bringing a success-or-failure perspective to the process rather than an empirical mindset.

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Specialist vs Generalist: What makes a better hire?

Teamweek

Your team or company is growing, and you have a critical hiring decision to make — choosing a specialist vs generalist employee. Whether your organization is a startup or a larger corporation, making the right choice can create the synergy your business needs to save costs, work more efficiently, and improve resilience. So… a swiss-knife or a bread knife?

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Rethinking Agile Principles for the Modern Business World

Leading Agile

There were 12 Agile principles included in the Agile Manifesto when it was first written. Some still hold up today, but some were written in a context that doesn’t apply to business today. In this video, Mike explores which Agile principles still apply today. He connects which ones succeed in large complex organizations typically undergoing a Transformation.

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An Introduction to Construction Management

ProjectManager.com

Have you ever looked at a bridge, building or structure of any kind and wondered, “how did they do that?” They did it with construction management. Construction is, of course, a project, one that tends to be long, complex and involves many different parties to deliver. In order to control all those moving parts, construction professionals use construction management for all project delivery methods.

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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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Story Points are not the Problem, Velocity is

Scrum.org

Story points are fine for collaboration and revealing assumptions. Story pointing and planning poker together will encourage even more conversations around product backlog items (PBIs). The problem with story points happens when they are used for predicting (estimating) schedules, as in velocity. Driving conversations around assumptions and estimating work are fundamentally different tasks. .

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Everything You Need to know about Change Management Plans

nTask

If you’re planning on making any changes to your company, it’s important to have a change management plan in place. This document outlines the steps that will be taken in order to minimize the impact of change on employees, customers, and third-party partners. It also outlines the roles and responsibilities of everyone involved, so that […].

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The Big Event and it’s Ripple Effects

LiquidPlanner

The airline travel debacle that unfolded through late December affected millions of travelers, and recovering from it will materially impact at least one airline’s financial health. The unexpected but anticipatable weather events that impacted flight schedules triggered staffing challenges and ultimately caused thousands of cancellations. This was a classic example of an exaggerated ripple effect plaguing planners and project managers across all industries.

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Agile won’t fix organization dysfunctions

Kiron Bondale

This week, I participated in an interesting discussion on Mastodon in which the initiator asked for input on ways to frame agility based on the core problems which a team might be trying to solve. This is useful as it can help to answer the “why” behind an approach change. However, when I indicated that there were problems which a shift to an adaptive approach wouldn’t solve, the initiator wanted clarification about my feedback.

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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.

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Uncovering What a Product Owner Does: A Comprehensive Guide

Scrum.org

Product Owners are a critical role in the Agile methodology, but what does a Product Owner do? This blog post will discuss the day-to-day activities of this position and explore how these responsibilities help create successful projects. We’ll also look at some of the benefits and challenges that come with being a Product Owner. By understanding more about what it takes to be an effective Product Owner, IT Professionals, Quant Professionals, Financial IT professionals and those working in Wealth

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How To Really Organize & Automate Your Email Tasks In Gmail

The Digital Project Manager

If you recall from the previous email management article, we covered Microsoft Outlook. While most email applications offer similar tools to manage the inbox, often they are named or presented differently. In this article I want to go over the Gmail interface and how it differs from Outlook. A primary difference from the Outlook version […]. The post How To Really Organize & Automate Your Email Tasks In Gmail appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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Tuesday Tip #1: How Does the Scheduling Engine Work?

LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner’s predictive scheduling engine answers some of the toughest Project Management questions teams face: When will my project finish? Can I meet the deadlines in front of me? When can my team take on more work? Can we accept new projects with our existing priorities? The scheduling engine is the core driver of LiquidPlanner’s Planning Intelligence , which answers these questions, and more.

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Project Time Keeping: 7 Tools That Can Make It Easier

nTask

Keeping track of project times comes with the territory of project management. It’s one of the most important aspects of any project – whether it’s a small business initiative or a large-scale construction project. But let’s face it: Time management can be tedious and time-consuming. Fortunately, there are now tools available that can make this […].

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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YDS: Why Was Estimation Replaced by Sizing in Scrum Guide 2020?

Scrum.org

Scrum Guide 2020 replaced the word "estimation" with "sizing" to include different practices teams use to plan their work. Estimation can mean different things, such as story points or time-based estimates, which can limit and create the illusion that story points are an essential part of Scrum. Sizing, on the other hand, refers to the size of a product backlog item and allows for more flexibility in terms of practices, such as counting cards or using flow-based metrics.

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7 Factors to Help You Choose the Right Cloud Service Provider

Binfire

Introduction to choosing a cloud service provider. Cloud computing has revolutionized our ideas about storing, processing, and managing data and applications. Instead of relying on local servers or personal computers, we can access these resources remotely through a cloud service provider. But with so many options, how do you choose the right one for your organization?

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What Is Project Forecasting in Project Management?

WorkOtter

In project management , it is important to ensure that the efforts of you and your team will not be in vain. Various techniques are used to determine a project’s progress and success through a process known as project forecasting. An Overview of Project Forecasting. Forecasting in project management is a procedure used by project managers to predict various factors of an ongoing project.

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Situational Leadership & Goals Alignment in Project Management (*Updated 2023 Guide)

nTask

A leader might employ a variety of leadership approaches to be more productive at work. You may have met a leader or manager who explains things to you, helps you, and progresses you during your PM profession. This management style might well have improved your productivity and professional advancement when you lacked experience. Different skill […].

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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The Surprising Benefits of Pair Programming for Software Teams

Scrum.org

. Several years ago, I was the Scrum Master for a team working on a technology product. Two of the team’s Developers told me they would like to try pair programming. . At the time, I had no idea what pair programming was. The Developers explained that pair programming is a software development technique where two programmers work together at one workstation.

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Agile Mastery Institute in Africa

Growing Agile

As a coach and Scrum Master one thing that always bothered me was the ‘need’ to be certified to show that you are capable of doing the job. This especially irked me because the Scrum Master Certification is so simple to get and having a certification didn’t prove you were actually capable of doing the job well at all. The whole certification model needed a shake up, and I’m glad that the Agile Mastery Institute is aiming to do just that!

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What Are The 4 Stages of Risk Management?

WorkOtter

In every project management , there is always the chance that something unexpected will happen. An unexpected event is always a risk; its impact can be negative or positive. Risk managers are responsible for enacting the processes that help manage these project risks. Stages of Risk Management. The established processes for managing risks are broken down into stages.

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The Ultimate Guide to Sprint Backlog Creation, Maintenance & More

nTask

The work involved in tackling a large project might seem daunting. Consequently, it can impact teamwork or performance. If you are in this situation, you might wonder whether sprint is the right choice. Sprints are brief iterations that divide large projects into smaller parts. Working in sprints can help teams stay organized and effective, but […].

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From Concepts to Actionable Insights: Powering Digital Transformation Success

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

70% of most digital transformation projects fail. Learn how you can quickly improve that success rate. To be successful, digital transformation involves the strategic application of digitalization to improve a business’ entire system of production, procurement, sales, operations, human resources, and financial management. In short, to basically transform the way a company makes money and delivers value to customers.