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What Is a Virtual Team? Definition & Examples

“Virtual team” is an odd phrase. It sounds like something that only exists in a digital alternate reality. But virtual teams are very much a reality, and they’re becoming more prevalent with each passing day. A virtual team is no longer an outlier.

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What is Stakeholder-led Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

“I am convinced that stakeholders must always impact upon the way we manage our projects,” writes Louise M. Worsley in Stakeholder-led Project Management: Changing the Way We Manage Projects. “I I hope I can convince you.”. I’m probably the ideal audience for this book: I don’t need convincing.

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Salary vs. Hourly: Everything You Need to Know


It’s important to understand the differences between salary vs. hourly pay, whether you’re an employer or employee. Knowing the pros and cons will help you decide which option suits you or your business best. Salary vs. hourly pay: What’s the difference? In the U.S.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know

Online PM Courses

Scoping is the hardest part of Project Management. A Scope Management Plan will help you navigate the scoping process, and take advantage of your hard work. The post Scope Management Plan: Everything You Need to Know appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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5 Tools for Team Conflict Resolution

Leading Answers

Is infighting damaging your team morale and retention? Do you know what types of conflict are healthy and which are not? When you do intervene, do you have a strategy, or just ”wing it” and hope for the best? People have different ideas; this diversity helps us overcome any individual shortcomings.

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The Importance of ICT for Project Management


Information and communications technology (ICT) plays a profound role in any business growth. It improves employee communication, automates many business operations, and enhances the transparency of your projects.

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How to Improve Customer Experience Through the Five C’s - Part 2


This is part 2 of a two-part blog about how your business can improve client experience (CX). Read part 1 on communication and consistency here. Collaboration. Nowadays more than ever in this new period of remote work for all, collaboration is vitally important.

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Parabol: Improve your retrospectives

Girl's Guide to PM

Are you looking for a tool to run retrospective meetings? In this Parabol review, I’ll share the pros and cons of the popular tool – it could be the right product for your agile team. Summary. Product: Parabol. Cost and plans: Free plan for up to 2 teams. Hosting model: Cloud and on-premise.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

Customer Q&A - Office Depot


In a recent virtual event, Ruth Bedingfield, PMO Manager at Office Depot was asked questions from attendees about her experience using KeyedIn and specifically in their ability to apply agile principles at the portfolio level. Check out her responses below!

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Changing the culture

Musings on Project Management

To change culture. you have to have continuous training, systems of accountability, and consequences. Scott Thomson It's hard to argue with the formula; in fact, no argument taken However, perhaps Mr Thomson assumed the obvious: you have to have a vision of the future state of culture in order to orient and align training to that vision. And, there are always errors of alignment. human factors

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Waterfall vs. Agile Project Management: Pros & Cons


Most project managers naturally lean toward either waterfall or agile project management philosophies.

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Embracing Uncertainty – Day 1 Recap


Today was the first day of our virtual summit on Embracing Uncertainty: How enterprises can thrive on continuous change.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Project Delivery is the Easy Part of Managing Projects | Video

Online PM Courses

Project Delivery is the easy part. Once you have defined and planned your project, the delivery stage is where you can sit back and relax. The post Project Delivery is the Easy Part of Managing Projects | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management Tips video

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Show Your Resources Some Love! Project Managers & Resource Managers – Come together, right now.


During these crazy times, we wanted to take a minute to appreciate resources that help drive projects and move projects forward and even more so resource managers that make it all happen. Afterall, what would projects be without those that complete the projects?

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis – By Barbecana


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of John Owen’s showcase session, Making Light Work of Schedule Risk Analysis, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

The 23 Best Project Management Books For Upgrading Your Career in 2020


The number one thing every project manager needs to level up their skills is experience. And number two? A good project management book. There’s nothing “new” about running a project. Sure, the goals and specific issues will be different in each case.

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Collaborate Better with Your Customer-Facing Teams

Speaker: Hope Gurion, Product Leader Coach, Fearless Product LLC

Customer discovery is the lifeblood of product teams to identify the most important customer needs to solve next. Often it's the Product and UX members of the trio who take lead on facilitating this discovery. But what about other customer-facing teams in an organization? How do product teams best partner with these teams to understand customers’ unmet needs and decide which needs to address next?

10 Task Management Software Tools To Keep Your Team On Track (Free & Paid)


Managing a project is about identifying the tasks that need to be done. But, that’s just the first step. To deliver a project, you’ll need to get tasks done. A task management software simplifies this by helping you and your team identify, organize, and get tasks done.

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The ROI of PMO


Understanding the essential value of investing in your PMO. Today’s PMO is a chaos wrangler, a master of governance, a resource manager and the linchpin of operational excellence. With all this in mind, is your PMO getting the recognition it deserves as a valuable partner in your organization?

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11 Crucial Tools for Remote Teams During the COVID-19 Epidemic

ProProfs Project Management

What was once a dream for many working people is now a reality, albeit not in the best of circumstances. In my history of working with people, I have personally encountered not an insignificant number of people who preferred to work from home, rather than go to an office building.

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Top Motivation Hacks for Project Teams and Staff

Brad Egeland

The motivated team is the more productive team. That's a fairly well established fact. As the project manager or PMO director how do you get there? How do you make sure your project teams are as motivated and engaged as possible every time out on every project?

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Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

Top 20 Time Management Books


Time is money. This aphorism dates back to Benjamin Franklin writing in the 1700s, but it remains true today. If anything, it’s even harder to control the way we spend time, with so many distractions around us. Fortunately, there are many books with advice on this very issue.

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Exploring the Virtues of Inactivating Tasks


The Benefits of Documenting Nice-to-work Tasks. Microsoft Project (MSP) comes in two editions, Professional and Standard. The Professional version costs almost twice as much as the Standard, but it comes with more features and communication tools.

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The Value Of Automation For A Construction Project Manager


How Can Construction Project Managers Benefit With Technology Learn how you can work less to accomplish more Construction projects are the most vast, the most complicated, the most intricate, the most elaborate, and frankly too much for just one person to be managing.

4 Key Concerns for Healthcare IT

Brad Egeland

You’re an IT director or CIO and you are responsible for your healthcare organization’s IT infrastructure. This includes responsibility for the safety and well-being of millions of records of healthcare information for individuals nationwide…possibly worldwide.

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

6 common project management mistakes — and how to avoid them

Moira Alexander

Few projects complete seamlessly, as there are many issues that can arise along a project’s journey from ideation to sign-off.

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Congratulations, MVPs!


MPUG wishes to congratulate a few of our own contributors on being presented (yet again, for many) with the 2020-2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award.

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How to Say No with Greater Confidence


You can never be productive if you take on too many responsibilities. You will end up spreading yourself too thin and will not get anything done, at least not well or on time.

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