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Three things I learned from playing board games

Kiron Bondale

The holiday season usually involves family get togethers, and one of our traditions for such events is to play one or two new board games. While playing the games is a lot of fun it is also a source of some useful lessons in project management. Have the right number of players. Most board games will provide details on the minimum number of players required and some will also indicate the maximum.

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What is Float Project Management?

nTask

Float project management is likely something you’ve encountered if you’ve been involved in project management at any time. Float project management can be a fantastic way to supercharge your projects and significantly boost your productivity. Suppose you have a decent method for managing the activities that comprise a project but struggle with resource management or […].

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5 Tips And Tricks For Managing Multiple Projects At Once

Taskque

Managing multiple projects at once can be a daunting task. It requires a high level of organization and prioritization skills to ensure that all projects are completed on time and with high quality. Often, most project managers and team members need help with the clutter and end up finishing the wrong task or missing their deadlines. If you’re working on multiple projects and tasks at once, it’s crucial that you keep track of everything so that nothing falls through the cracks and th

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Build, Excite, Equip: How to Simplify Change Adoption in Your Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Build, Excite, Equip: How to Simplify Change Adoption in Your Projects, by Nicola Graham, is a handbook for business change management aimed at project managers. Given that project teams have to incorporate the business change elements to make sure projects land as expected – but often without the support of a dedicated change manager – this is a useful and much-needed book.

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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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What Is Project Design in Project Management?

Agilemania

Project design is the initial stage of a project in which the essential features, structure, success criteria, and significant targets are prepared. The purpose is to create one or more designs that can be used to meet the project’s objectives. Stakeholders may then select the optimal design for project execution. Sketches, flowcharts, site trees, HTML screen designs, prototypes, picture impressions, and other outputs may result from the project design processes.

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Teamwork: managing the whitespace

Musings on Project Management

One of the big differences between a team and a group is cohesiveness around the goal: There's no success individually unless there is success collectively. Don't let idle ruin cohesivenessInevitably, keeping the team together to promote cohesiveness raises the question: How to keep everyone busy all the time -- other than 'painting rocks' (which is the way the Army used to do it)?

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10 Best Consultant Project Management Software (2023)

Teamweek

Consultant project management software helps consultancies deliver projects profitably by: Helping them quote the right estimates. Tracking projects and adjusting plans quickly when needed. Billing clients accurately. And ensuring that all consultants on the team are optimally utilized. At the same time, you need a project management tool that fits your specific needs and empowers your consultancy team to do outstanding work—without bogging them down with admin tasks.

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Design Brief: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

If you’re working on a design project, wait. Before you start you need to have a design brief. It’s similar to a project brief, only focused on design. After all, you wouldn’t start driving if you didn’t first know your destination. Projects can’t be idle and exploratory endeavors. Design projects are no different, which is why a design brief is so important.

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Resource Forecasting in Project Management – What Is It and How to Do It?

nTask

Resources are the backbone of any project. Even as we write this article, plenty of resources are engaged in planning, creation, and publication. And when we say resources, we aren’t just talking about the materials and tools but human resources too. Not considering resources when planning a project is simply out of the question, much […].

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

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 expendi

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[VLOG] How to start agile in 2023.

Scrum.org

G'day everyone. Throughout 2022, one of the questions that is frequently asked to me is how to start agile in the company. The truth is, there is single fixed way to start agile in the company. From my experience every company have a different starting point. For those of you who has a plan to start the journey towards agility at your company next year, in this vlog, I share with you a guideline as a map that you can use to create strategy for starting agility at your company.

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The innovators' lament.

Musings on Project Management

Recently heard: this lament from IT innovation workers:[We] encounter ironclad corporate hierarchies and resistance to change, a paradox in [our] industry that thrives on innovation and risk-taking."They" want things in a particular order; they want case studies and past experience. IT doesn't work like that. There is no past experience. We have to reinvent ourselves every day.As reported by.

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PERT and CPM: Their Differences and How to Use Them Together

ProjectManager.com

Project Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) and Critical Path Method (CPM) are both useful tools when planning and controlling a project. PERT and CPM are complementary and both are important analytical techniques in project management when managing tasks. There are differences between PERT and CPM, of course, which is why they work so well together when calculating the time it’ll take to complete tasks in your project.

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A Guide to Creating and Implementing a Corrective Action Plan with PM Software

nTask

It’s always important to be proactive in your business dealings – that way, you’re able to prevent any potential problems from arising and deal with them as soon as possible. That’s where corrective action plans come in – a plan of action that you can use to address issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. […].

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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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Showing up: Why your Scrum Master mindset is everything

Scrum.org

What is one of the most important aspects of holding the Scrum Master accountability? If you immediately thought about something like removing impediments and helping the team get to Done, I want you to think of the bigger picture. How you show up as a leader has the biggest impact. Not sure what that means? Read on to see why your mindset and what you bring of yourself to your Scrum practice are critical to success.

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What is Cynefin? What is the Cynefin Framework? | Video

Online PM Courses

The Cynefin Framework helps understand different types of problems and therefore what approach to take to problem-solving and decision-making. The post What is Cynefin? What is the Cynefin Framework? | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Management Yogi's CHAMP Certification: 20 Free Questions and Answers (Part - 1)

Management Yogi

The Certified Hybrid-Agile Master Professional (CHAMP) exam has been updated. Now it's based on the latest Hybrid-Agile management practices, latest of release MS Project software (MS Project Online Desktop Client), along with inputs, feedback and suggestions from CHAMP certified professionals. These questions are taken from the course:Certified Hybrid-Agile Master ProfessionalAs noted in the.

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7 Must-have Virtual Tools for Effective Workload Management

nTask

As business owners, we know that we need to be able to manage our workload effectively in order to stay on top of our responsibilities. But with the constant influx of new projects and tasks, it can be difficult to keep track of everything. That’s where virtual tools come in – they allow us to […].

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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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Best of: How to Write a Proper Project Management Plan?

PM Times

You have a big project and you know that the basis of successfully executing lies in the project management plan. The pressure is rising. But there is no need for you to get overwhelmed because all you need is some guidance on how to write the project management plan. Writing a project management plan […]. The post Best of: How to Write a Proper Project Management Plan?

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PI Planning Guide

Agilemania

What is PI Planning? Since there are so many geographically and functionally dispersed teams whose work is interconnected, every successful company starts small and grows to size. It is crucial to comprehend and plan for these interdependencies in order to make sure that the efforts of each team are directed toward a single, project-specific objective.

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Management Yogi's CHAMP Certification: 20 Free Questions and Answers (Part - 2)

Management Yogi

This is in continuation of the earlier series of questions for Management Yogi's Certified Hybrid-Agile Master Professional (CHAMP) certification exam. I definitely suggest that you take both the parts together, when you try to attempt the questions. This way you will have continuation in your learning and get a better understanding on what kind of questions may come in your exam.

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The Best Workzone Alternatives to Use in 2023

nTask

As project management software becomes increasingly popular, there are a number of options available to project managers. However, not all of these software are created equal – and some can be much more difficult to use than others. Workzone is one such project management tool. While it is a quality product, there are a number […].

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.

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Best of: Top 10 Ideal Management Strategies for Project Manager

PM Times

Organizations around the world carry out projects that are purposeful to their causes and ultimately provide them a means to accomplish their objectives. However, one of the biggest challenges considered to carry out successful projects is to make sure that they are completed on schedule, remain within the predefined budgets, and show little to no disparity […].

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Coordinating Agency Chaos with Less Stress is Possible: Tips for Agency Project Managers, aka Chaos Coordinators

Function Point

The formal definition of a project manager is usually something like, ‘an individual responsible for planning, organizing, managing and executing agency projects from beginning to end. They manage deadlines, client objectives, resource management and budgets. ’. But I’ve never felt that this description fully encompasses the many hats a successful project manager is expected to wear.

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The STaRS Transition Model for Organization and Career

The Strategic Project Manager

The STaRS transition model is a strategic and implementation framework that can provide great guidance for you when you are starting in a new role. It applies to a transitioning business manager, program manager, or project manager. This post looks at how change plays a role in any transitional situation. It provides a lens through which you can gain new perspective on what is needed and how to approach the situation logically – and not necessarily based on your experience or natural tende

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The Best Online Tools for Creating and Sharing Work Schedules

nTask

Creating and sharing work schedules can be a tedious task. It often requires multiple people and departments to coordinate with each other in order to ensure that all employees are correctly scheduled and given the necessary time off. This is the reason why migraines and set work schedules often go hand in hand. To make […].

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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.