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5 Fab Online Resources for Project Management Certification Prep

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you want to land a good project manager role, one of the things to consider is certification. When I did my first project management training, it was all classroom based. Fortunately, that isn’t the case any longer and if you can’t take a week off work or travel to a training center, there are plenty of online resources that will help you get ahead in your certification journey.

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Making Realistic Financial Projections for Your Small Business

The IIL Blog

By V. Lee Henson Guest Contributor: Jennifer Scott August 16, 2023 Financial projections are important. In fact, they are crucial to your survival. According to data from the IFAC , only one in three small businesses makes it to the 10-year mark. Low financial literacy, lack of financial discipline, and an inability to identify key metrics contribute to this failure.

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Contractor Management: A Key to Successful Projects

Construction projects must be well orchestrated. There are many contractors working on various aspects of the overall project. Contractor management is a process to manage the contractors and make sure they’re doing what they need to do, when they need to do it and meeting quality standards. What Is a Contractor? In the most general sense of the word, a contractor is someone who has signed a contract that legally binds them to specific work, including labor and materials.

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Marketing project management: Everything you need to know


As much as product and marketing teams don’t always see eye-to-eye, the two departments ultimately have a symbiotic relationship. Without a good product, even the best marketing campaigns will fall flat. And without good marketing, even great products will eventually disappear into obscurity. But there’s a problem. According to a 2022 study , 40–60% of marketing budgets were wasted due to inefficiency, poor communication, and misaligned productivity tools.

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Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid Teams

The leadership style that the leaders adopt during engagement is critical in gaining team member support for building a positive thinking team. The challenge is in deciding whether to adopt an engagement focused leadership style that emphasizes human behavior characteristics such as personalities, or to a task-oriented leadership style that focuses on the work needed to be performed and the tools to be used.

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Project Management Principles: Ultimate Guide to the Top 5 FAQs

Online PM Courses

When PMI articulated 12 Project Management Principles in PMBOK 7, it was a new idea for PMI. But the idea itself was not a new one. The post Project Management Principles: Ultimate Guide to the Top 5 FAQs appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing Project Management: Best Practices, Benefits, and Helpful Templates

GanttPRO Project Management

Digital marketing projects play a significant role in the strategies of many businesses since they help tell product stories and attract new clients. Effective digital marketing project management ensures alignment […] The post Ultimate Guide to Digital Marketing Project Management: Best Practices, Benefits, and Helpful Templates first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Breaking down the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management: Training and Qualification

Green Project Management

Training and qualification are crucial for ongoing development and project success. At GPM, Training and Qualification is an element under the “Labor Practices and Decent Work” category in the P5 Standard, and it is an important one. According to the P5 Standard, practices for Training and qualification that project team members have the necessary skills […] The post Breaking down the P5 Standard for Sustainability in Project Management: Training and Qualification appeared fir

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15 Project Management Challenges & How to Overcome Them

Project management is all about solving problems before they happen. That’s why you make a plan, schedule tasks and monitor the work to make sure you’re staying on track. But even the best planning isn’t going to avoid challenges throughout the project. Let’s look at 15 project management challenges and how to deal with them. 15 Project Management Challenges You Should Prepare for Here are the most common challenges project managers face in their day-to-day lives.

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Extreme Project Management XPM


> "Extreme project management is the art and science of facilitating > and managing the flow of thoughts, emotions, and interactions in a > way that produces valued outcomes under turbulent and complex > conditions: those that feature high speed, high change, high > uncertainty, and high stress." - Doug DeCarlo, author of eXtreme > Project Management > [[link] From the development of new technologies and shift in customer needs to economic conditions or some new groundbreaking ideas, several pro

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Where to Start with Scrum? Is Value Stream Mapping Your Answer?

In our training and coaching sessions, we're frequently asked, " Where do we start? " Whether teams are new to Scrum or refining their methods, this remains a challenge. In this blog series, drawing from our vast experience, we'll guide you through it. Welcome to the first post. Consider this analogy: Amazon Prime is celebrated for its speedy next-day deliveries, while Alibaba might take weeks or even months for international orders.

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Stability! It's a good thing

Musings on Project Management

Stability!It counts for a lot.It implies -- for behaviors and management decisions -- predictability, reliability, under-control (but not risk-free, of course), coherent narrative, steady-state goals, and a strategy that is understandable to those who have the job of implementing it.

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Project Portfolio Manager Job Description

While there are similarities between a project manager and a project portfolio manager, they’re different positions with different responsibilities. Let’s take a look at what a project portfolio manager is, what skills and education the position requires and end with a sample job description to help you fill that position. What Is a Project Portfolio Manager?

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Review Beyond agile auditing

Henny Portman

In Beyond agile auditing – Three Core Components to Revolutionize Your Internal Audit Practices , Clarissa Lucas explains what it means to audit with agility. It focuses on a value-driven, integrated, adaptable approach to the internal audit. The book is divided into three parts. The first part is focusing on the past, present, and future of internal audit.

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The Essential Guide to Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports and analytics in your application presents unique opportunities and poses unique challenges. We interviewed 16 experts across business intelligence, UI/UX, security and more to find out what it takes to build an application with analytics at its core. No matter where you are in your analytics journey, you will learn about emerging trends and gather best practices from product experts.

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Navigating the Future with a Fine-Tuned Product Backlog

As a seasoned Agile consultant, I find myself amidst conversations about the mechanics of a successful Agile project. Today, I focus on an essential yet often underappreciated aspect - the Product Backlog. A well-ordered Product Backlog that is comprehensible to all stakeholders is a critical beacon that illuminates the path to a transparent future.

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Impact of AI: 10 Key Industries Experiencing Dynamic Shifts


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been the most discussed in the technological world since its arrival. Companies worldwide use AI-based technologies to automate their operations to improve efficiency. There is a surge in demand for AI technology as it is advantageous to key industries in streamlining their operations. A statistical report by Grand View Research suggests that the worldwide market size of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is predicted to reach $ 1,811.8 billion.

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Meeting Planning Steps: How to Plan a Meeting

It’s understandable why people often moan at the prospect of a meeting. They can be long and not very effective uses of one’s time. But meetings are important. They are a great way to communicate to a group and get that group working better together. To remove the stigma attached to meetings, learn meeting planning. What Is Meeting Planning? Meeting planning sets the agenda for the meeting.

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The Road to Responsible Collaboration: Align with the Business

The IIL Blog

By Robin Hornby August 16, 2023 Collaborative working has become something of a buzzword. Every project would claim it is their intention. But more than good intentions are needed. In this fourth article, Robin investigates the illusive issue of business alignment, an essential step towards a collaborative goal. He determines the need for techniques to align project and business objectives and explores a structure to ensure proper business communication and control.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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The Power of Adaptability: Why Defining Requirements Up Front Doesn't Align with Scrum

In the realm of agile methodologies, Scrum stands as a guiding beacon, promoting flexibility, collaboration, and incremental progress. Central to Scrum is the delivery of value in small, usable increments. The purpose of every Sprint is to deliver a done increment that meets the Sprint goal. For this reason, defining requirements up front is not compatible with Scrum, because Scrum teams don’t deliver value in one “big bang”.

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Making the Impossible Possible – Expectations, Loss, and Loss Leaders

PM Times

“It always seems impossible until it’s done.” Nelson Mandela Projects burdened by impossible objectives tend to fail, disappoint, and burnout performers. They are a sign that the decision-making process is broken. To avoid failure, make sure there is a solid understanding of the difference between possible and impossible goals and objectives and a well-thought-out […] The post Making the Impossible Possible – Expectations, Loss, and Loss Leaders appeared first on Pr

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How to Give Employee Feedback: Examples & Best Practices

Getting the best out of an employee requires more than giving that person orders. They need direction, of course, but employee feedback creates a conversation that educates both the employee and the employer. It’s a mutually beneficial relationship based on trust, communication and career advancement. What Is Employee Feedback? Employee feedback is the exchange of information between an employee and an employer.

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What Makes Fixed Indexed Annuities Stand Out in Investment Choices?

Productivity Land

Indexed Annuities operate on a simple yet innovative premise. They blend fixed and variable annuities characteristics to offer a distinctive investment avenue that has garnered attention even in allianz indexed annuities reviews. These annuities are linked to an underlying market index, enabling investors to reap rewards based on the index’s performance.

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Emotional Intelligence and The Project Manager

The field of project management has witnessed numerous advancements and continuous improvement efforts across various leadership applications and management domains. As organizations increasingly integrate Artificial Intelligence and automation into their models, the interpersonal aspect of project management will gain greater significance. Cultivating Emotional Intelligence requires time, self-reflection, courage, and the willingness to let go of unhelpful beliefs and behaviors.

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The Peril of Adhering to Legacy Systems, Processes, and Practices

TL; DR: Adherence to Legacy Systems, Processes, and Practices Administrative overreach and micromanagement in Scrum mainly arise from clinging to legacy systems and traditional (management) practices, leading to rigidity and misapplication of Agile principles. The excessive control by stakeholders and the management level stifles creativity and adaptability, disrupting planning and hindering a Scrum team’s growth.

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The 3 Things You Need to Do Agile Right

Leading Agile

Teams, backlogs, and working tested product. Without these 3 Things, you’re not really doing Agile. The problem is that you can’t wave a magic wand and have these 3 Things overnight. It’s going to take some work. It’s going to require a planful approach. Because when the ideas behind Agile meet the reality of what’s going on inside large organizations, it’s going to run into some roadblocks.

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How to Run Team Meetings: Tips & Best Practices

What Is a Team Meeting? A team meeting is a scheduled event in which people involved in a project will get together and have a conversation about topics related to that work. Meetings come in many forms, but the more effective ones have an agenda created by the team leader that outlines what is to be discussed. A secretary captures the meeting minutes, which are a summary of the discussion.

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Harnessing the Power of Acknowledgment to Prevent Burnout: A Conversation with Judith W. Umlas

The IIL Blog

By Carole Jean Whittington August 16, 2023 As we navigate the complexities of the modern workplace, one thing remains clear—the need for a supportive and appreciative environment. That’s why I am thrilled to share an episode of Beyond Autistic Burnout that delves into a topic of utmost importance: “Harnessing the Power of Acknowledgment to Prevent Burnout” Joining me as a special guest for this enlightening conversation is Judith Umlas, Senior Vice President at International In

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Uncovering the Essentials of Skilled Facilitation for Agile Teams

Adaptation of Kaner’s diamond model of participation (source Carrie Kappel 2019) Techniques and Training for Top Scrum Facilitation Skills Scrum is a framework that thrives on communication and collaboration. Its efficacy rests heavily on well-executed facilitation to steer teams toward their goals. Professional Scrum facilitation skills are crucial tools for effective Agile team facilitation, and these skills empower Scrum Masters and team members alike to direct conversations and decision-maki

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Unveiling the Efficiency and Simplicity of Firebase GUI

Productivity Land

The Firebase GUI emerges as a crucial tool for developers seeking enhanced efficiency in managing backend operations nowadays, when innovations constantly influence our digital connections. The complexity of Firebase is explored in this article, along with its special features, functionalities, and rising reputation in the tech world. Understanding Firebase GUI Fundamentally, Firebase GUI, short for “ Graphical User Interface “, provides a user-friendly environment that makes it easi

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10 Strategies to Motivate Your Team

Teams are assembled to execute projects based on their skills and experience. But there is another factor that is often overlooked and that is the ability of the team leader to motivate the team. Motivation is more than shouting orders. It’s a soft skill that we’ll show is as important as any of the hard skills a team must have. What Is Team Motivation?