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Action! Four Ways to Build a Customer-Obsessed PMO


Get rolling on a new maturity plotline for your PMO, with four competencies that script a strategic change. Fall movie season is upon us and like your favorite new flick, your PMO might be undergoing a plot-twist as the year wraps up. As you start your budgeting and plan out goals for the year ahead, you might want to take a step back and look at your trajectory from a 1,000 ft. view and assess your strategic portfolio maturity.

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Project Integration Management: Your Guide to the PM Glue

Online PM Courses

Project Integration Management is the glue that holds the parts of your project together. It's a discipline common to all project management methodologies. The post Project Integration Management: Your Guide to the PM Glue appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Lessons Learned: A Simple Framework for Project Managers


“Not again!”. I could hear Dan, one of the other project managers, from across the hall. Excusing myself to my co-worker, I hurried over. What’s happened?”. He gestured to his computer screen, which looked like it had a new Easter egg screensaver.

Going Agile

Project Management Essentials

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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?

Coaching and Mentoring for Improved Performance in Projects

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

When businesses need to improve all-round performance, it is common for them to turn to high-quality business skills training programmes.

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7 Proven Planning Techniques for Better Projects

A project without a plan is like a car without a driver. The project plan is the guide that gets a project manager from concept through execution, and a finished product at its destination. There’s an argument that a project plan supersedes everything else in a project.

8 Things All Bad Project Managers Have in Common

Project Risk Coach

Bad project managers create project cultures filled with stress, confusion, and little progress. Unfortunately, many of these individuals are not aware of their behaviors. Photo courtesy of Adobe Stock Let's run through a list of eight behaviors that all bad project managers have in common.

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Agile Illustrated – Sample #1

Leading Answers

Over the next few weeks, I will be featuring samples from my new Kindle book “ Agile Illustrated: A Visual Learner’s Guide to Agility ”. The book is a graphical introduction to the agile mindset and the best servant leadership behaviors for supporting agile teams.

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Personal development action planning starts with the “What?” and “Why?” before the “How?”

Kiron Bondale

How many times have you been on a project where your customer or some other key stakeholder has prematurely tried to jump to a solution without having fully articulated their needs and wants?

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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.

Agile Project Management vs. Managing Agile Projects


Serious business or herding cats? There’s a lot of buzz about Agile transformation right now, particularly in the realm of project and portfolio management. Publications like Forbes and CIO have been writing about its application across the enterprise for years, while firms like Forrester and Gartner have generated multiple reports on its impact on operations.

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The Relationship Between Project Risk Management and Project Management

Project Risk Coach

Project management is "the application of knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques to project activities to meet the project objectives" (PMBOK—6th Edition). So, how does project risk management fit into the world of project management?

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Project Organization 101: How to Structure Your Project

The day to get organized is now, not later. Without having some organization for your project, you run the risk of sending an extensive and time-consuming project spiraling into abject failure.

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Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience [Giveaway]

Girl's Guide to PM

I recently sat down and interviewed Carole Osterweil and now I am happy to announce that I have two copies of her book, Project Delivery, Uncertainty and Neuroscience: A Leader’s Guide to Walking in Fog, to giveaway! What is the book about?

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Video: What is agile project management? 

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: What is agile project management? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Topics Videocasts Videos

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Become a PM Pro With These Project Management Courses


The right PM course can change your career. This article shares a list of project management courses to help you learn faster than ever. Are great project managers born or made? The honest answer: a little bit of both. Some of the skills you need to be a project manager are innate.

Percent complete -- Boo!

Musings on Project Management

Perhaps I've said this before. I certainly intended to. But, percent complete is a worthless metric Not a value measurement: Percent complete is a ratio. The ratio is dimensionless, whereas value has a dimension; it can be measured. Percent complete is not only not a measure of value completed; it’s really not even a measure of completeness, even if some things are "completed" at less. agile Project Management Project Value

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10 Tips for Presenting at Work

Girl's Guide to PM

So you have to do a presentation at work? Presenting in meetings or to your boss is always a bit nerve-wracking. Here are 10 tips for giving a fantastic work presentation. Know your audience. First, know your audience. Who are you presenting to? And where are they in the organisational hierarchy?

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

PPM without Getting Fired? Step 5: Clear Your Calendar


In the 16 years we have been working with customers (big and small) on their project portfolio management implementations we have seen every mistake in the book.

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ONEPOINT Projects - the Most Easy to Use PPM Available - Try it

Brad Egeland

ONEPOINT Projects is the most easy-to-use real project & portfolio management solution for innovative project teams including a bidirectional Jira integration.

Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .

The Future of Resource Management: Are You Prepared?


Three ways resource management moves toward continuous delivery success. Resource managers don’t have to be philosophy majors, but they do have to have a philosophy that encapsulates the culture of their company. If they have an entire PMO to manage, this skill might very well hold the key to that PMO’s future—as a trusted business partner or as a department that produces very little business value and may very well be on its way out.

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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.

How Continuous Delivery Enables High-Performing Technology Organizations


CTOs and other technology leaders face a difficult challenge: How do we get board members and fellow executives to understand how well an R&D team is performing? The short answer is by demonstrating value, which lies in working software. The faster we deliver software, the more value we show.

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60 Second Project Manager Facebook Group is Starting this Week - Join In

Brad Egeland

My 60 Second Project Manager closed FB group is almost ready. I will be available for daily interaction and Q&A on Project Management best practices and real world project management experiences and advice. Very small fee - interested? Join now and get October and November 2019 combined. Get October and November 2019 Membership now I will be making it accessible this week. I plan on posting several short videos each week and frequent live sessions. Thanks!

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Project Management Glossary: 200+ Terms PMs Frequently Use

Epicflow Blog

If you’re engaged in project management or your occupation is somehow related to it, you should have an eye for project management terms. On the other hand, it’s quite difficult to retain all the definitions in memory and a good PM dictionary would be a lifesaver. .

Ask the Expert: Andy Jordan - Agile Portfolio Management Edition


On a recent KeyedIn webinar, Agile Portfolio Management - The Secret Sauce to Sustainable Business Growth , featuring guest presenter and industry expert, Andy Jordan , we received some burning questions from attendees regarding the topic of agile portfolio management. The webinar discussed the transformation of project management offices from tactical or task driven portfolios to more strategic approaches with defined business goals.

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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.

A Guide to Network Analysis


Introduction. The core technique available to Project Managers for planning and controlling their projects is Network Analysis. This short guide will provide a basic understanding of networking principles before applying them.

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SAFe 5.0 brief preview

Henny Portman

In the beginning of 2020, a new version of SAFe will be available. It’s, as usual, fully backward compatible with SAfe 4.6, allowing a smooth migration. There are now seven core competencies that enable business agility.

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Fall 2019: Easy Projects New Features


Today we’re excited to announce four big new updates that will make Easy Projects even more flexible and configurable, helping teams deliver even more value: The Activity Center Calendar View. The new and improved My Vacations Calendar. A preview of the new Easy Projects User Interface (UI).

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