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13 Tips to get taken seriously at work (tried-and-tested!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

When you're the youngest person in the room, or in the minority in some way, or just new to your role and trying to make the best impression possible, sometimes it feels like you aren't being taken seriously at work. I often hear from people who worry about not being considered a serious player in the office. Young women seem to suffer the most – at least, I’m most aware of it affecting that group – but it seems to hit everyone at some point.

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Hidden Pitfalls: The Major Challenge Plaguing Project Management Tools

NimbleWork

Have you ever wondered why some teams consistently deliver results while others struggle to meet deadlines? The answer often lies in their approach to project management. Whether you’re part of a Fortune 500 company or a nimble startup, the value of structured project management is frequently overlooked. Yet, as organizations expand and tasks grow more intricate, the absence of effective project coordination becomes glaringly apparent.

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Don't Confuse Velocity with Success

Scrum.org

Velocity is a popular tool that many Scrum teams use to size and forecast work. But so many organizations equate "velocity" to team "performance", and that is not what it's for. First - what is velocity? Velocity is a metric that measures the amount of work a team completes during a single Sprint. Here's how. Scrum teams who are using velocity to plan their work will assign a point value to higher-ordered items in the Product Backlog.

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Change Impact Assessment & Analysis (Example & Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

“Nothing is constant except change” might be a cliche, but it’s true. Businesses would do well to have the saying tacked up to every wall in their offices. Knowing that change is always on the horizon means organizations can prepare for it with a change impact assessment. To quickly adjust to change and lessen its negative effects requires understanding what change impact assessment is and then knowing how to conduct a change impact analysis.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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Best-and-Final-Offer Strategices

Musings on Project Management

You're in a competitive bidding situation for a new project contract.The buyer-customer calls for BAFO submission (Best and Final Offer)What's you game plan and BAFO strategy to be?

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The Psychological Aspects of Estimation

Scrum.org

Estimation is often viewed through the lens of techniques and tools. However, an often overlooked dimension is the psychological aspect. Understanding the human psychology behind estimation can lead to better team dynamics and, ultimately, more successful projects. This article delves into the psychological factors influencing Estimation and how to leverage them for better outcomes.

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Maximizing ROI with the Right Project Management Software

Celoxis

Maximize ROI with the right project management software. Learn how the project portfolio tool can boost success, optimize resources, and align projects with strategic goals.

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Project management models: A quick guide

Rebel’s Guide to PM

A model in project management is a way of looking at the world. It’s a simplified version of how things work, used to give you a general overview and a direction to follow for your own work. Project management models in the PMBOK® Guide The PMBOK® Guide Seventh Edition (Chapter 4, 'Models, Methods and Artifacts') talks about models as a way of helping project managers understand what is already out there that they can use in their own work.

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RaaS. It's about results

Musings on Project Management

It's been around a few years, but RaaS. Results as a Service. is getting more play in projects. RaaS is a play on the more familiar and older SaaS, Software as a Service. So the difference is, among other things, that RaaS is end-item focused; tools and processes are in the black box; and the customer is buying a result they can use.Wait!

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Acumatica for Manufacturing: Key Features and Integrations

ProjectManager.com

Many industries use Acumatica. It’s a tool that assists in daily business operations but focuses on finance. Manufacturers are likely using Acumatica but can find it frustrating as it doesn’t pull in the data related to its production. Acumatica and manufacturing can be united, however, with integrations. How can Acumatica for manufacturing be a game changer?

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Agile Myths That Decrease Agile Performance

Scrum.org

In our work helping organisations to deliver successful Agile programmes we have encountered several Agile myths that prevent firms from reaping the rewards that Agile frameworks can offer. Expertly deployed Agile frameworks enable firms to thrive through achieving customer delight. Amongst failing Agile programmes, these are some of the most common myths we hear, falling into 3 interconnected categories of Leadership, Product Ownership and Delivery.

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Understanding Activities

MPUG

Project management is a complex undertaking that requires careful planning, execution, and monitoring. One of the key components of successful project management is breaking the project down into smaller, manageable activities. This not only helps in tracking progress and identifying potential issues, but also ensures that the project is completed on time, within scope, and to the desired quality standards.

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Do More with Less: How Generative AI is Revolutionizing HR Practices

TrustRadius Project Management

The HR profession has always been key in driving organizational success through effective people management. Yet, the demand for efficiency in HR is rising, requiring smarter time and resource management. Enter Generative AI (Gen AI), a technology reshaping how HR professionals (and many other types of professionals) operate. By leveraging Gen AI, HR teams can streamline workflows, enhance productivity, and ultimately do more with less.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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PMO as a Service (PMaaS): Benefits, Disadvantages & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

A project management office (PMO) as a service (PMOaaS) is a way for companies to execute their enterprise strategy. PMO as a service or project management as a service seeks to do many things from increasing project managers’ capacity to streamlining processes through automation. To understand how it does this, first, we must understand PMO as a service (PMaaS) and explain when an organization needs to hire a PMO as a service.

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Scrum Master Interview 2024: How to Prepare Yourself to Stand Out as a Candidate

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Master Interview 2024 In today’s tight job market, standing out as a genuine Scrum Master is crucial amidst a sea of imposters. Shining during the Scrum Master interview is an essential first step: Elevate your candidacy by detailing how you successfully applied Scrum in challenging environments, showcasing advanced practices and techniques, and sharing your engagement with the agile community.

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A Day In The Life Of An IT Project Business Analyst

Project Accelerator News

“Among the big pluses of being a Business Analyst (BA) is the fact that every day is different!” That was the feedback I got when I ran the idea of a “day in the life of a BA” blog post by Stoneseed’s team of Business Analysts. A Stoneseed BA’s day will vary depending on the client’s requirements and project type. Whether it’s an Agile, Waterfall or Hybrid environment and whether its product, Infrastructure, software or digital transformation project for example.

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Minimum Viable Certainty and Optimal Performance

PM Times

Optimal performance is operating as best as possible. It is achieved when we are in Flow, a state in which the sense of time blurs, we have a sense of effortless effort, and we get out of our own way. This is true of individuals and teams as well. To perform optimally we need to […] The post Minimum Viable Certainty and Optimal Performance appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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The PMI-ACP Certification: What It Is and How to Achieve It

Velociteach

The ability to adapt and respond swiftly to change is more critical than ever. As organizations worldwide embrace agile methodologies to stay competitive and innovative, the demand for skilled agile practitioners with a firm foundation in agile principles continues to rise. Enter the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification, a prestigious credential that sets project managers […] The post The PMI-ACP Certification: What It Is and How to Achieve It appeared first on PMP Certific

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Ultimative Anleitung: Wie du als Product Owner in 6 Schritten Nein sagst – ohne Konflikte zu verursachen und das Vertrauen deiner Stakeholder zu verspielen

Scrum.org

Wie häufig meinen wir Nein, aber wie häufig sagen wir es wirklich? Am Ende meines Trainings für fortgeschrittene Product Owner müssen die Teilnehmer auf eine Anfrage des Geschäftsführers antworten. Du wärst erstaunt, wie viele Teilnehmer zwar Nein meinen, aber das Wort „Nein“ nicht über die Lippen bringen. Nein meinen und Nein sagen sind also zwei unterschiedliche Dinge.

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AI Driven PM: ChatGPT is Your New Tutor for Excel and Google Sheets

PM That Works

In the fast-paced world of project management, efficiency is key. Managing multiple tasks, deadlines, and resources requires not only organizational skills but also a strong command of tools like Excel and Google Sheets. Whether you’re tracking metrics, forecasting budgets, or analyzing data, these spreadsheet tools remain go-to solutions. However, mastering their complex formulas and functions can be daunting.

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Agile – Autonomy & Self-Organization

PM Times

In one of our coaching workshops, we were discussing what makes an Agile coach successful. We had a good discussion on this topic, and we came up with two concepts: autonomy and self-organization, which seem slightly similar, but they are mostly used interchangeably. So first, let’s see what these terms talk about. [Note: These are […] The post Agile – Autonomy & Self-Organization appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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The ideal number of workers

Musings on Project Management

Wow! Is this true? The ideal number of human workers in any business is zero. The purpose of companies is to make as much money as possible with the lowest possible expenses. So AI and other types of automation are not disruptions to a human-based Capitalism—instead, they’re revealing that today’s Capitalism is not fundamentally human in the first place.

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Riding the Waves of Change: 4 Surf Lessons for Business Agility

Scrum.org

In the ever-changing tides of business, agility is not just an advantage—it’s a necessity. As a business agility enablement specialist, I’ve discovered that lessons in adaptability can come from the most unexpected places. Today, I want to share a personal story that perfectly illustrates the principles of continuous improvement and agility, straight from the unpredictable waves of the ocean.

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The One Minute Manager Applies the Principles to Project Management

Online PM Courses

The One Minute Manager is a well-deserved best-seller. How does it work for Project Management? Could you be a One Minute Project Manager? The post The One Minute Manager Applies the Principles to Project Management appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Addressing the Hidden Cost of Outdated IT Systems

Leading Agile

What is Modernization A modern IT system is one that uses minimal and predictable effort to maintain and operate. Whenever something is acquired or created, it is normal for maintenance activities to be required to keep it operating in the same capacity as the day it became an asset. Ideally, minimal effort is spent on this routine maintenance. Figure 1 illustrates the maintenance activities required to maintain an IT asset.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.