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Professional Recognition in Project Management Matters

Arras People

It’s been interesting seeing project management develop over the years – so many more people want to get into a project management role yet how to do that has led to mixed and confusing messages.

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7 Reasons Why Multitasking Is Not the Answer

Girl's Guide to PM

This is a guest article by Kristy Dickerson from STARTplanner. Multitasking has been praised by many as the secret sauce to reaching success at record speeds. But over the years, that’s been dispelled. Studies aimed at disproving the claimed advantages of multitasking have popped up, urging the public to actually turn the process of multitasking inside out to see if it’s an ally or an enemy.

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Tips for taking over an active project

Kiron Bondale

I’ve written previously about the need for a project manager to proactively plan for a smooth transition if someone else will be assuming the role on one of their projects. Should you be fortunate enough to find yourself taking over from a project manager who has followed some of those suggestions, it will make your life easier. But often we don’t have that luxury.

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Perceptions on risk -- a perfect storm of problems.

Musings on Project Management

The messenger: “Unfortunately, my King … here I am, unwilling and unwanted … because I know that no one ever welcomes a bearer of bad news.” Antigone by Sophocles, circa 442 BC The surprise: “It is pardonable to be defeated, but never to be surprised.” Frederick, the Great Pedro C. Ribeiro, writing in ASK magazine for NASA, has a nice posting on risk perception. He reports on a study Risk Management

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Kick Start Your Project Management Career with APM’s PFQ

Arras People

Carrying on with an Association for Project Management (APM) theme this week – did you know that they have recently changed the names of the two main accreditation ? Previously there was the Foundation Certificate – that’s now called Project Fundamentals Qualification (PFQ) and the other one which was the next level up – the APMP – is now called Project Management Qualification (PMQ).

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11 ways company politics can thwart your projects

Moira Alexander

Workplace politics are ultimately types of behaviors or actions injected into business situations that can complicate, impede, or derail progress altogether. Politics and its impact are often underestimated until it's too late. However you can mitigate the risk and the first step is to identify the type and level of political behaviors that might curtail the efforts of a project, program, portfolio, or even an entire organization.

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Project Management: DOs and DON’Ts of Managing a Project Team


Project management isn't solely about managing projects, it's also about managing a project team. And being a good project manager isn't only about delivering successful projects. It's also about being a good manager to your team. Or maybe it's still about acing the projects you take on because it's really the people in your team that make all the acing possible. To keep you on top of your game, look through these DOs and DON'Ts. Are you doing all the DOs? Are you doing some of the DON'Ts?

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Getting It Together for Team Collaboration


You’d think with all of the technology we have at our fingertips, teams and projects would run as efficiently as the trains in Switzerland. Meetings would deliver fast, synchronized results. And we’d have time to just think. After all, we’re knowledge workers, right? Too many productivity tools can leave you feeling overwhelmed. That’s why we made Amium. Reality might suggest we’re crazy to hope for that, but we don’t think so.

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Definitive Guide to Collaborative Project Management


Collaborative Project Management or CPM is the application of tools and processes to help employees working on projects to collaborate more effectively. It is not a separate or standalone Project Management methodology. It applies equally well to all project management methodologies like Agile, Lean, Waterfall and Hybrid. Collaborative project management is based on best practices for using tools and processes to tap into the collective knowledge of all employees.

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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

What Does the Fourth Industrial Revolution Look Like?


The future is no longer on its way. It’s here. Take these recent news items, for example: Las Vegas just launched the first electric autonomous shuttle on American roads. Airbus announced that they’ll test the first autonomous flying taxi by the end of 2017. These are some of the cooler signs of the Fourth Industrial Revolution—powered by the radical technological advancements of AI, IoT, robotics, automation, quantum computing, biotechnology and more.

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Managing millennials: A project manager’s guide

The Digital Project Manager

What you’ve been told about managing millennials is wrong. Unless you’ve had your head stuck in the sand, you’re probably seen ‘that’ video from Simon. The post Managing millennials: A project manager’s guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides Promoted

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Navigating a Sales and Marketing Pivot


Sales & Marketing Management, a leading media source for reaching sales and marketing decision-makers, recently published an article written by our own Jeff Harrell, vice president of marketing. The article, Deconstructing Sales for Go-to-Market Success , tells the inside story of how AeroFS pivoted its sales strategy when Amium was introduced.

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SwiftKanban Feature Update – Jan 2017


Usually, the New Year comes with lots of new wishes and resolutions! The January edition of SwiftKanban brings joy and happiness by fulfilling some of your long pending wishes. Read on! To-Do Board. When you work on a bigger task, you can break it down by using child cards or to-do items (tasks within a card) in SwiftKanban. These help to break large work-items into smaller, manageable chunks of work, and then prioritize and deliver them on a regular basis.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

Advice for Project Managers: The Productivity Roller Coaster and Starting Projects too Soon


Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: Anonymity included. Dear Elizabeth: I run a product team that responds to seasonal demands, and our output fluctuates. We have times when we’re very busy and then a couple of weeks where it’s slow. There’s always work to be done, but when demand ebbs, people’s productivity and engagement does as well.

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Cone of Uncertainty - Part Cinq

Herding Cats

The notion of the Cone of Uncertainty has been around for awhile. Barry Boehm's work in “Software Engineering Economics”. Prentice-Hall, 1981. The poster below is from Steve McConnell's site and makes several things clear. The Cone is a project management framework describing the uncertainty aspects of estimates (cost and schedule) and other project attributes (cost, schedule, and technical performance parameters).

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Announcing the launch of the Resource Guru – Zapier integration

Resource Guru

We’re excited to announce the launch of our official integration with Zapier! It’s now possible to connect Resource Guru to hundreds of your favourite apps, including Gmail, Slack, Office 365, Basecamp, Asana, and Salesforce, giving you the chance to automate some of your most repetitive and time-consuming tasks. About Zapier / How it works.

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When you have to take on someone else’s project half way through

The Digital Project Manager

Taking over someone else’s project half way through – is it ever not like a big, fat punch in the noggin? The post When you have to take on someone else’s project half way through appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General The PM life

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

4 Science-Backed Reasons Your Team Is Dysfunctional | TeamGantt Blog


Is your team dysfunctional? We cover four common causes of team dysfunction and how to overcome them

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?A Practical Guide to Prioritizing Project Tasks

Brad Egeland

E ver feel like there just isn’t enough time in the day to get everything done? In an increasingly connected and demanding business environment, we all feel this way from time to time. Conflicting priorities, unexpected issues, a constant stream of new requests, and a lack of vital resources often means we waste time on irrelevant or unimportant work instead of tackling high-value, meaningful tasks. Learn more about prioritization techniques for tasks, team activities, and stakeholders.

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5 Amazing Tive Travel Movies


The weekend is closing in and while some of you will probably hit the city, go to a pub or club, meet with friends. However, many of you will decide to stay at home, relax, spend time with your family, perhaps watch a movie? As promised, we are dedicating one entry per week to entertainment. […]. Uncategorized 12 monkeys back to the future cinema donnie darko groundhog day hollywood movie terminator time tracking time travel time travel movie

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Use Your Real Time Business Chat Program to Buckle Down AND Crack Up


A Comprehensive Chat Program Should Let You Be You. Luckily, real time chat programs are now part of our daily work lives. With chat, if something urgent comes up we can grab someone’s attention without disrupting a meeting. Business chat programs give remote teams the ability to huddle and make a game plan with real-time conversations.

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.


The Tao of Project Management

One thing I have observed over the years is that a wise project manager does not spend all his time talking about problems and issues. He gets on and does something about them and only speaks when it is necessary. He demonstrates what needs to be done by his behaviour rather than by what he does. The poor project manager tries to impress his team and project stakeholders by talking about what he is doing, but it carries little weight.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

It is the first responsibility of every citizen to question authority. Benjamin Franklin. Think of this when you hear someone say protesting is a waste of time, just be quite and aspect the situation you are in. Quotes

2017 30

How To Make First Steps Towards Remote Work?


The world is constantly changing. We used to wake up in the morning and after a quick breakfast with coffee get into the car or catch a bus and go to work. Of course, we could also take a walk there or ride a bike, which we really recommend – green Earth is better Earth […]. Productivity Time Management freelancers freelancing home office home work remote work remote working time trackers time tracking work at home

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Using SharePoint for Project Management – An Overview


Microsoft SharePoint is an amazing collaborative platform that can be easily configured to provide a more coordinated environment to track and manage a project with your team. One of the biggest benefits of using SharePoint for project management is that each project site can be set up to match and expose your project management processes. We’ll see what this looks like and how you might get started in this blog.

2017 28

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Why is creativity good for you?

Stepping Into Project Management

Experts argue that getting into a state of flow can produce substantial happiness, the kind that lasts longer than the pleasure we get from eating a good cookie. According to Matthew Swan, MA, Registered Art Therapist, “Through creativity, we often find answers to our problems.” He says when we’re stuck, it helps if we can step outside the box and find another way of doing something.

2017 30

New PMP Exam & PMBOK Guide 6th Edition – Get PMP Certified in 2017

PM by PM

3 Reasons To Do PMP Before New PMP Exam & PMBOK Guide 6th Edition Did you take a New Year resolution to become PMP certified in 2017? If your answer is ‘No’ then you should add PMP certification to your list of priorities before the new PMP exam comes into effect. If your answer is […]. The post New PMP Exam & PMBOK Guide 6th Edition – Get PMP Certified in 2017 appeared first on PM-by-PM. Study & Tips

10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles, 21/01/2017


Another week comes with the most popular from our roundups. Make yourself comfortable and read these 10 Most Inspiring Productivity Articles from this week, chosen by our team! Our blog is a place where we provide all the productivity and time management knowledge. We try to do that by writing and posting worth reading articles […]. Productivity

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