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Eleven IT project lessons to be learned at … Tatton Garden Show

Project Accelerator News

Blog by Nicol Cutts, Head of Projects, Professional Services at Stoneseed. In recent weeks, I’ve shared IT Project Management learning that can be gleaned from Crufts dog show and Chatsworth International Horse Trials. It seems there’s an IT Project Management lesson everywhere you look! When a colleague heard that I was heading to the RHS Tatton Garden Show in July, she said that even I couldn’t find project management teachings in the topsoil.

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Lessons in failure as a project manager

Project Accelerator News

Whilst it is widely accepted that project failure does happen, it isn’t the easiest of subjects to talk about. However, the more we face up to it as an issue, the better prepared we will be to deal with it in the future, learn lessons in failure and succeed next time. Failure should always be seen as a learning opportunity. It provides an opportunity to see what went well, what went badly and what it might be possible to improve on in the future.

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16 Personalities: The Secret to Better Hires and Career Success?

Teamweek

Ever contemplated why some relationships flourish while others flounder, or why some people attain career success seamlessly while others stagnate? You can crack open the enigma with the 16 personalities theory! Hot-wired into our psyche, these unique personality types offer vital clues for getting ahead in personal relationships and professional progression.

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How to get the biggest benefits from project management

Planio

Whether you’re a smaller team, early-stage startup, or even an established enterprise, the success of your business depends on making constant changes to adapt to your customer’s needs. But making these changes without a proper project management approach inevitably wastes time, effort, and money. Project managers bring order to chaos, help align cross-team projects, wrangle budgets and schedules, and so much more.

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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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Five Steps in Evaluating Project Management Technologies

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you struggling to keep your complex projects on track, within budget, and up to the desired quality standards? Managing projects effectively can be daunting, especially with multiple project tasks, tight deadlines, and the need for constant collaboration. Imagine having powerful tools that can streamline your processes, enhance team communication, and provide real-time insights into project performance.

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From Utopia to Reality: Project Management’s Origins in Literature to Our Mandate

Green Project Management

As a student of project management, it’s fascinating to explore the earliest discussions of projects and their societal impacts. Understanding the origins of project management provides some insights into how early thinkers conceptualized organized tasks for the benefit of society. This post shares the foundational ideas that have influenced modern practices, showcasing the evolution of […] The post From Utopia to Reality: Project Management’s Origins in Literature to Our Mandate app

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Effective Project Communications Management to Avoid Misunderstandings and Delays

Project Pulse Journal

By: Meredith G. Malinawan, PMP They say a project manager spends 90% of their time on project communication. Thus, an effective project communication plan is the cornerstone of success. Yet, project managers struggle with keeping all stakeholders on the same page, leading to miscommunication that delays even the most meticulously planned projects. Everyone dreams of working on a project where every team member is in harmony, there are fewer misunderstandings, and progress is communicated clearly

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The Impact of Conflict on Team Efficiency and Effectiveness: A Project Manager’s Guide

MPUG

As a project manager, one of your primary responsibilities is to ensure that your team operates efficiently and effectively. However, conflicts within the team can pose significant challenges to achieving this goal. In fact, studies have shown that approximately 20% of revenue can be lost due to inefficiencies caused by unresolved conflicts in the workplace.

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What’s the Difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager

Online PM Courses

How does a Scrum Master differ from a Project Manager? Let’s look at why they may seem similar and how the roles are very different. The post What’s the Difference between a Scrum Master and a Project Manager appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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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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Production Reporting: What to Include in a Production Report

ProjectManager.com

Scheduling production, planning a budget and allocating resources only sets up manufacturing for success. Monitoring and controlling that process ensures that deadlines are met and costs aren’t exceeded. One way to keep track of the manufacturing process is with a production report. To take advantage of this useful manufacturing tool means first understanding what production reporting and a production report are.

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Winning Estimation Tactics for Agile Teams: From Calibration to Confidence

Scrum.org

Estimates are notoriously bad. In the world of agile development, inaccurate estimates can lead to missed deadlines, blown budgets, and frustrated teams. But why is estimation so challenging? Estimates are predictions, and predictions are inherently uncertain. Human biases, lack of historical data, and the complex nature of software development add layers of difficulty.

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Cost: Let's review

Musings on Project Management

How many ways are there to say "Cost"?Certainly, more than one!When "they" ask: 'How do YOU manage cost?", your answer is: 'It's complicated' because there are so many varieties of 'cost'.

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App Modernization: How to Manage Risk and Generate ROI as You Go

Leading Agile

You moved a critical application to the cloud, expecting infrastructure and operational expenses to decrease. It didn’t play out like you thought. You are paying much more than you planned, making you reconsider why you moved it to the cloud in the first place. But there was a reason you moved to the cloud, and running an application on your infrastructure just puts you right back where you started. 3 Major Components Driving Cloud Costs The major components of your cloud cost are compute, st

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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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Batch Production: Examples, Advantages and Disadvantages

ProjectManager.com

Manufacturers have a handful of processes they use to make their products. There are five types of manufacturing processes: repetitive, discrete, job shop, continuous process and batch process manufacturing. Let’s take a closer look at the last one, batch production. First, we’ll define batch production and list examples of industries that use it to manufacture their products.

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Great Developers go beyond coding

Scrum.org

Most of us have the same image of a good Developer in our minds: someone who puts their head down and diligently types away, checking tasks off a list: ticket in, ticket out. They are reliable, productive, and usually keep themselves out of the way. This is all well and good, but we want to challenge this notion by showing how a great Developer can be something more.

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The role of Leadership in IT Service Management

The IIL Blog

By Lucy Grimwade IT Service Management (ITSM) and leadership plays a pivotal role in steering organisations towards success. All businesses, no matter their size or industry, rely on technology for their day-to-day operations. So, the significance of effective leadership within ITSM cannot be overlooked. Leadership in this context not only guides strategic direction and technogical adoption but also supports the teams responsible for implementing and managing IT services.

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How Digital Twin Software Supports Digital Transformation

Productivity Land

Businesses across industries are increasingly recognizing the importance of transformation. This involves utilizing technology to enhance operations, elevate customer experience, and foster innovation. A key tool in this transformation is software, which aids businesses in making informed decisions, streamlining processes, and achieving their objectives.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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How to Improve Production Efficiency in Manufacturing

ProjectManager.com

Manufacturers, as in all businesses, are constantly seeking efficiencies that reduce costs while maintaining the production of quality goods. This is, of course, easier said than done. However, manufacturers have methods, such as production efficiency, to help achieve these goals. What is production efficiency and how does an organization calculate it?

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Incremental Delivery controls risk

Scrum.org

I really can’t let this incremental delivery topic go. According to the 2020 Scrum Guide , “Scrum employs an iterative, incremental approach to optimize predictability and to control risk.” This means that Scrum teams deliver a done, usable increment of working product frequently. Here's an analogy to explain incremental delivery in a simple way. Imagine if you needed to deliver a giant hexagon.

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Key Insights to Expect at AgileCon2024!

The IIL Blog

By Lori Milhaven & Ashley Jorgensen AgileCon2024 is a premier online conference for professionals interested in Agile methodologies or simply looking to support more adaptable ways of working across their teams and organizations. Join us as our incredible lineup of Agile thought leaders and practitioners take the virtual stage to share their expertise learned from years of practical experience working in Agile environments and organizations.

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Boosting Value Performance Per Day (VPD) with AI

PM That Works

In project management, timely and effective decisions are critical to success. However, the traditional approach is filled with time-consuming tasks that prevent project managers from focusing on what truly matters—creating value. This is where the concept of Value Performance per Day (VPD) comes into play. VPD measures the amount of value a project manager can deliver in a day, directly impacting the project's success.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

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

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Strategic PM’s, Master the Three C’s For Career Advancement

The Strategic Project Manager

This post looks at the three C’s – Competence, Compatibility, and Commitment. The three C’s are critical elements of the employee-employer relationship. We explore what they are, how they relate to one another, and what they mean for employees and employers alike. Finally, we think about the strategic and project management implications of the three C’s.

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Die Verantwortung des Entwicklers in Scrum: 5 Irrtümer, welche die Rollenklärung behindern

Scrum.org

Du möchtest Scrum in deinem Team wiederbeleben, wo es etwas aus dem Blick geraten ist? In dieser Situation befindet sich einer meiner Kunden und hat mich um Hilfe gebeten. Ich war vor Ort und wir haben eine Schulung in Scrum für Entwickler, Produktmanager und Manager durchgeführt. In mehreren Sprints haben Teilnehmer ein Produkt entwickelt. Gleichzeit haben wir so schrittweise die Theorie, Regeln und Empfehlungen hinter Scrum erarbeitet.

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Taking the ‘IT’ out of ITSM

The IIL Blog

By David Barrow, CITP FBCS In today’s digital era, the importance of IT Service Management (ITSM) extends far beyond the confines of traditional IT tasks. Service Management is pivotal in designing and delivering the digital experiences that customers expect and ensuring the seamless operation of the digital services that support every facet of a modern business. anagement professional and frequent speaker, the idea of removing “IT” from ITSM intrigues me.

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Mastering ITIL Practices: A Comprehensive Guide to Streamlining IT Services

Alan Parker Blog

Streamlining IT services requires a solid grasp of ITIL practices within the IT Service Management framework. Struggling with service disruptions, slow response times, and user dissatisfaction? You're not alone. The inability to efficiently manage IT services can spell disaster for your career and your organisation. The key to overcoming these challenges lies in mastering ITIL practices.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.