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How Project Managers May Help Address Construction’s $30-$40B Productivity Problem

PM Times

Productivity has been in steady decline—CNBC reported a few months ago, for example, that the U.S. had experienced five consecutive quarters of year-over-year declines in worker productivity. Last year, worker productivity was falling at the fastest rate in four decades. Productivity in construction is an even harsher reality, the industry faced with skilled labor shortages […] The post How Project Managers May Help Address Construction’s $30-$40B Productivity Problem appeared first on Pro

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9 Best Project Management Certifications in 2024

The IIL Blog

By: Dr. Michael Shick, MSPM, PMP, CSM Are you looking to change careers or grab hold of the ever-evolving world of project management? As 2024 unfolds, certifications beckon with more promise and potential. With –many paths, selecting the proper project management certification can be your game-changer–the difference between searching for a job and landing that dream position!

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How to manage team conflict (& 5 strategies for conflict resolution)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Projects can be a hotbed of conflict. From the difficult stakeholder who wants to undermine the project’s success to a disagreement about a feature of a deliverable, project work lends itself to workplace conflict situations. And project managers contribute hugely to that because we go out and look for it. We challenge leaders, we talk about risk and what might go wrong and we call people out on poor performance through project monitoring and control.

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Beyond Management: Orchestrating Project Success with (Project) Leadership

NimbleWork

In the fast-paced and ever-evolving landscape of modern business, the key to achieving organizational goals lie in the mastery of effective project management. Projects, whether they involve launching new products, enhancing efficiency, upgrading technology, improving customer satisfaction, or boosting employee morale, serve as the driving force behind transformative change.

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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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Organizational Process Assets: Definitions, Examples & Templates

ProjectManager.com

There are many things that are needed when managing a project. Front of mind are resources and intangible things like leadership, experience and general know-how. But there are also tangible items that are just as important. Some of these are called organizational process assets. These organizational process assets are critical to a project’s success and its operations.

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Project Health Checks

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Introduction to Project Health Checks Projects seem to progress quickly until they are about 60-70% complete. During that time, everyone applauds that work is progressing as planned. Then, perhaps without any warning, the truth comes out and we discover that the project is in trouble. This occurs because of: Our disbelief in the value of using the traditional project metrics of time, cost, and scope only Selecting other metrics which may not be applicable or correct Our

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Beyond Algorithms: The Human Factor in AI-Driven Sustainability

Green Project Management

In an era where generative AI is revolutionizing industries, the promise of leveraging such technology for sustainability is tantalizing. The IBM Institute for Business Value’s guide, “The CEO’s guide to generative AI Sustainability,” underscores the potential of AI to scale sustainability efforts, offering CEOs a beacon of hope in the daunting quest for responsible growth. […] The post Beyond Algorithms: The Human Factor in AI-Driven Sustainability appeared first on Driv

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Deadlines for Project Management: by Hub Planner

Hub Planner

Deadlines: The need for precision Project Management As project complexity continues to rise, project managers find themselves facing the challenge of juggling multiple tasks, deadlines, and team members. Maintaining a high level of organization and staying on top of project timelines can be a daunting task. Enter Hub Planner’s Deadlines for project management extension, designed to address these challenges head-on by offering a comprehensive solution for managing project timelines with pr

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Shifting baseline syndrome

Musings on Project Management

It's a rare project of any significant scale that does not rebaseline sometime in the life of the project.Why rebaseline?The PM rebaselines when the "old" baseline is no longer relevant as a guide to management. Either cost, schedule, or scope have gotten so far off the original baseline that the baseline is no longer valid for future management decisions.

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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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What Is an IT Budget? IT Budgeting Basics (Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Information technology (IT) runs most businesses. It’s hard to imagine a company without an IT department. But those devices don’t run for free. Managing information costs and managing information security for those costs are part of making an IT budget. First, we need to understand what an IT budget is, how often they’re made and what is the best size for one.

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Smart glasses: The future of work productivity?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

After decades of novelty releases that never quite hit the mainstream, wearable tech is finally having a real moment in the sun. The market has been primed thanks to years of good offerings from the smartwatch department, and with the proliferation of augmented reality (AR), smart glasses are poised to be next to take the world by storm. If you don’t personally have a smartwatch, I bet you know someone who wears one to work.

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Framing Transformation Strategy from a Learning Perspective: A Shift from Assertion

Scrum.org

The mantra “adapt or perish” has never been truer than in today’s breakneck business environment. Yet, how we adapt, specifically the framework and mindset we employ in driving transformation, can significantly dictate our success. Traditional transformation strategies often hinge on assertiveness and top-down directives. But what if there's a more dynamic, resilient way?

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LeadingAgile’s Top 10 Field Notes 2023

Leading Agile

As 2023 draws to an end, like most of you, we’ve been busy taking inventory of how it went. We had some wins, some losses, and a TON of opportunities to learn and grow. Now, we turn our attention to 2024. In preparation, we’ve been pouring over this year’s data and we were curious to know what 2023’s top performing Field Notes were.

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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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IT Financial Management (ITFM) Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

Information technology (IT) has found its way into almost every aspect of our lives, both professionally and personally. What we might take for granted actually involves a great deal of work and investment. IT financial management (ITFM) covers the costs of keeping our network, servers and devices running. IT financial management is a bit more complicated than that and we’ll explain by more thoroughly defining the term.

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9 Best Project Management Certifications in 2024

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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Die Scrum-Falle der Anwendung veralteter Ideen aus vergangenen Zeiten ??

Scrum.org

In Kürze: Die Scrum-Falle Scrum ist ein absichtlich unvollständiges Konzept. Es muss daher durch Werkzeuge und Praktiken ergänzt werden, um seine theoretische Grundlage auf die geschäftliche Realität einer Organisation anzuwenden: Welche Probleme sollen für wen in welchem Markt gelöst werden? Außerdem muss die Kultur eines Unternehmens berücksichtigt werden.

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Push SMS Solutions: Transforming Healthcare Communications

Productivity Land

Source The future of healthcare communication is being redefined. Traditional methods are giving way to more interactive, patient-focused solutions. One such innovation is push SMS solutions. Push SMS solutions help patients keep track of appointments, health data, and medicine reminders. They work to make healthcare easier for the patient, building trust along the way.

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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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Track Your Inventory: Free Google Sheets Inventory Template

ProjectManager.com

Inventories are a very important tool for business management as they allow companies to track physical assets such as raw materials, supplies and products that are available for sale. This Google Sheets inventory template works for any of those cases, especially for teams that need to collaborate online. Why Should You Use This Google Sheets Inventory Template?

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NimbleWork November 2023 Newsletter

NimbleWork

In the dynamic landscape of modern business, achieving organizational goals hinges on effective project management. Whether launching new products, improving efficiency, upgrading technology, enhancing customer satisfaction, or boosting employee morale, projects are the driving force of change. Leading vs Managing, understanding this distinction is pivotal.

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The Scrum Trap: How Unfit Practices Will Harm Return on Investment

Scrum.org

TL, DR: The Scrum Trap Scrum is a purposefully incomplete framework. Consequently, it needs to be augmented with tools and practices to apply its theoretical foundation to an organization’s business reality: what problems shall be solved for whom in which market? Moreover, there is an organization’s culture to take into account. However, the intentional “gap” is not a free-for-all to accept whatever comes to mind or is convenient.

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LeadingAgile’s Top 10 Field Notes 2023

Leading Agile

As 2023 draws to an end, like most of you, we’ve been busy taking inventory of how it went. We had some wins, some losses, and a TON of opportunities to learn and grow. Now, we turn our attention to 2024. In preparation, we’ve been pouring over this year’s data and we were curious to know what 2023’s top performing Field Notes were.

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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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What is Resource Smoothing in Project Management? [Guide]

Teamweek

Project managers employ many strategies to help them allocate resources more effectively, such as resource smoothing. Resource smoothing helps you manage your time and people better, but it can be an overwhelming process. In this article, you’ll learn how resource smoothing can be done simply, using techniques and tools that simplify your job and drive results.

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Lessons from the PMI Summit 2023

NimbleWork

This year, we participated in the Project Management Institute’s annual PMI Summit, held in Atlanta. Over the course of two and a half days, we met with a wide range of people from different companies and different countries. While many of them did not have a lot of time to spare, we still managed to connect with at least over a hundred people with whom we had some great conversations.

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VLOG: How to use Actionable Agile to track Flow Metrics: A deep dive

Scrum.org

Flow Metrics are far superior to Story Points and Velocity when it comes to understanding a teams ability to get value to market. Many tools like JIRA capture all the data required to track Flow Metrics, but do a poor job of surfacing this information. Actionable Agile ([link] is a tool that works with JIRA and Azure Devops, and it does a fantastic job of presenting Flow Metrics in a way that is easy to understand and can lead to some actionable insights.

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How to Create Clarity and Unlock the Flow of Value in Large Organizations

Leading Agile

Business Agility is all about creating strategic alignment between different parts of your organization. One of the ways that we help our clients create strategic alignment is by implementing a four-tiered governance model that has a dedicated strategy team, or investment team on top. This team is responsible for setting the strategy, applying context for all the other teams, and making sure that they are holding the system of delivery accountable.

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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.