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How to Recognize and Reward Your Project Teams

Project Risk Coach

People grow tired of working for unappreciative organizations. If it goes on long enough, the top performers get frustrated and leave. Therefore, it’s important to develop a culture of appreciation. But rewards and recognition can be tricky. People are motivated in different ways. John may be thrilled by his challenging project work and the opportunity to learn something new. On the other hand, Susan is supercharged by gestures of appreciation—public recognition or a simple thank-you card.

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Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible?

The Digital Project Manager

Managing agile projects in an agency setting can be challenging, but with the following processes, it can be done. As a Project Manager, you have. The post Agile In The Agency. Is It Possible? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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A Project Team’s Guide to Data Conversion: Book Review & Interview with Dave Gordon

Project Bliss

For full disclosure, this article contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure page. However, I have purchased this book myself and can honestly highly recommend it. . When thinking of software projects, many things come to mind: requirements, writing or configuring code, testing, getting that new system implemented and perhaps getting off that old legacy system that’s outdated and no longer serves your needs. But what about all that data in the old system?

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What Is Strategy?

Arras People

Most CEOs are aware of the importance of formulating a strategic plan within their business. But what exactly is strategy? Wikipedia defines strategy as a “high level plan to achieve one or more goals under conditions of uncertainty” Yet strategy is different from vision, mission, goals, priorities, and plans. However, strategy is commonly misunderstood and often confused. Sometimes it is used to denote importance or criticality, for example, a “strategic program.”.

Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

How to Facilitate a Successful Project Launch

Project Risk Coach

What does it take to facilitate a successful project launch? Let’s look at two scenarios, one that results in potential failure and one destined for success. The Wonder Wheels Company assigned Tom Dooley to manage a high-profile project, a project critical to the achievement of the company’s annual goals. Jane Johnson, a senior leader and the project sponsor, called Tom to her office, handed him a few memos and described the project deliverables.

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Project Management Communication Tools [Book Review]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

When Bill Dow asked if I wanted to review his book on project management communication tools, I jumped at the opportunity. Now I need to apologise that it’s taken so long. Why has it taken me so long? Because it’s a giant book that I can’t carry on the train with me. Coming in at around 700 pages and sitting on my desk nearly two inches thick this one is definitely a desk reference.

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Agile transformations should lead with changing mindset and behavior rather than practices

Kiron Bondale

Like most North American kids growing up in an urban environment, my son learned to drive cars with an automatic transmission. Now that he’s been driving for a year, I’m starting to teach him to handle a manual transmission. While the most visible aspect of this is shifting, the exquisite art (to quote the Bride) lies in the proper use of the clutch.

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The Magic 7 Project Portfolio Management Process Steps

Countless business articles have provided you viable information regarding project portfolio management , accompanied by its objective, the roles of the portfolio manager, and the benefits of the project portfolio management as a whole. But how does one exactly execute project portfolio management? There are the basic ways to steer it to the right direction, but is there a definitive step to it? The answer is yes.

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Agile and stage gates

Musings on Project Management

One of my Agile Project Management students asked me about stage gates and agile. My first response was this: Agile is not a gated methodology, primarily because scope is viewed as emergent, and thus the idea of pre-determined gate criteria is inconsistent with progressive elaboration and emergence. Agile does embrace structured releases; you could put a criteria around a release and use. agile

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Karen Chovan

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Karen Chovan, MASc, PEng, PMP, who has dedicated her career to helping others deliver clean, lean and green approaches to project and programme management. Karen started out in heavy industry – mining – and is now Principal at Enviro Integration Strategies , a firm that helps companies get tangible value from doing the right thing for the planet. She’s inspired a ton of businesses to shake up how they manage their projects. Will she inspire you too? Let’s get started!

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Waterfall project management- A tutorial


Waterfall project management method was published by Winston W. Royce, a software scientist working for the software division of Lockheed Corporation’ in 1970. Waterfall is sometimes also referred to as traditional project management method, but in this paper we will use Waterfall exclusively. The concept of waterfall project management method is very simple; each step in planning, design and development is worked on and finished before the next step could start.

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Portfolio Management Best Practices : Doing the Right Way

Imagine this scenario: you are a president of a particular project management division under a certain company. You do your own routine every day once you step inside your office. Employees are doing their jobs, but for some reason, they are not completed on time, changes have to be made every second, and the plan is a flop. The obvious is right under your nose. What are the causes of project failure? Why do projects still fail despite careful planning?

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Integrated product teams

Musings on Project Management

The US DoD has had the concept of the Integrated Product Team (IPT) for a couple of decades. If you search "Crosstalk, the journal of defense software engineering", you'll find zillions of articles that reference the IPT. And, if you search, you'll also find a wealth of material. As the agile folks go about with multi-functional and persistent teams, they'll find that's an idea. dod Project Management

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How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

Collaborating with iWorkers, eWorkers, and all the other a-zWorkers


iWorkers, eWorkers and Collaboration. Are you an eWorker? Maybe an iWorker? To be honest, we don’t know the difference either. Last we heard, the majority of people were knowledge workers. That would make them kWorkers. We do know that kWorkers collaborate a lot. In fact, knowledge and information are not very useful if no one shares them or needs them. But since we don’t know what an eWorker or iWorker is, we can’t really comment on their collaboration habits. So we went investigating.

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Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example.

Green Project Management

We just posted a media release to announce a partnership with Village Green Global, who will sponsor a series of initiatives in the Russel Island, Solomon Islands. I had the opportunity to visit the Russell Islands alongside GPM Asia-Pacific Deputy Director Alan Tupicof at the end of last year and it was a humbling and […]. The post Managing Sustainable Development Projects Sustainably, an Example. appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

Encountering PMO Failures and How to Combat Them

Accomplishing tasks are one of the important goals of a project that are usually time-sensitive and otherwise somehow complicated. Large organizations have their own Project Management Office ( PMO ) that covers this area; organizing the best practices and methodologies of doing tasks and achieving them. These PMO practices and processes are sold to CIO for executive support in order to ensure that such practices are amended. This arrangement is wrong altogether. Why so?

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Time Tracking Woes? Blame Your Tool, Not Your Team


As a project manager, you clearly see the benefits of time tracking. It allows you to monitor the cost of projects, accurately bill customers, and forecast future project timelines. But getting your team to feel the same appreciation for timesheets? Well, that can be a challenge. If you’ve sang the praises of time tracking but your team isn’t listening, it may be time to dig deeper to get to the bottom of the issue.

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Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Speaker: Peter Monkhouse, Founder, NewGenP

This webinar will introduce a strategy implementation circle, which will demonstrate the role that projects and products play in assisting an organization with strategy implementation. The webinar will emphasize the importance of using an iterative approach to product development and project execution.

What is the difference between project management and project portfolio management?


Intro to PM and PPM: No matter how capable your team, an enterprise lives or dies on the quality of its organization. A team of top-notch coders works no better than a group of neophytes if none of the team members are on the same page. Of course, once a company makes its first successful splash, the next step is to figure out how to expand into other projects and markets.

#NoEstimates Book - Chapter 1 Summation

Herding Cats

I posted some comments on the #NoEstimates book awhile back. I have a break this week and would like to sum up Chapter 1. Chapter 1 Introduction. Why estimates don't work - Carmen is assigned a project that will make or break the company. Carmen has never managed a project this size. This is a classic example used in the book of making seriously bad management decisions. . Why would the manager assign Carmen that project?

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6 Reasons You’re Not Improving From Project Failure

They say that you can learn a lesson from mistakes or failures. But some people never learn and thus end up making the same blunder over and over again. Project failures are not just about the failure of projects or failure to conserve resources. It also means not learning or the unwillingness of learning from mistakes, current and past ones. Thus, your performance and the project itself become a failure as well. The factors for project failure are deeper than you think.

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The Project Manager’s Guide To Managing Subject Matter Experts


It can feel like the ultimate catch-22 for a project manager; you need a subject matter expert (SME) to make up for your own lack of expertise on a topic, but this same deficiency of knowledge on your end can cause quite the division. In addition to that, SMEs can be quite rigid in their approach and opinions to their topic of expertise, which can be difficult for project managers in mitigating deadlines.

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

Transform how you build value for your products with this definitive guide to embedded analytics.

Lessons Learned - Risk Management

Project Insight

Risk Management should be a day to day process for every project. Even during the proposal process, Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

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Flawless Communication With Your Clients and Team – Best Collaboration Software!


It is commonly known that the key to success is cooperation. The same can be applied equally to the life in general as well as a life of a company. But how to initiate the process? A perfect solution is collaboration software. Using the right tools to work together helps teams to make improvements in […]. Project Management Asana catchapp collaboration collaboration software communication igloo moxtra Podio redbooth slack team communication TimeCamp timecamp integrations

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Do You Actually Need a Project Management Certification?


You’ve probably heard about all sorts of project management certifications and wonder whether it’s worth having one. It depends: If you want to advance your career, you should get certified. If some organization uses some project management framework, you need to get certified. If you want to manage projects better, certification won’t help you much. The most popular project management certifications. A certification is different from a degree.

A Team Built for Collaboration [Guest Post]


Over 25 years ago, I was approached by a loyal client who wanted my team to build a complex application whose goal was an ideal end state (or maybe a dream state to be more accurate) for their business model but how to achieve it (its solution) was mostly undefined. The continued success of their business was threatened by technology and new competition and depended on the success of this very high risk project.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

System Engineering FAQ

Musings on Project Management

A lot of PMs know they need systems engineering, or think they might, but aren't sure who these folks are or what they do. Here's my FAQ I used when I was a Director for systems engineering for an aerospace and communications firm (And, I tried to make this not to stuffy!) What is this thing called system engineering? What is system engineering? Here's the way NASA defines it: " system engineering

Best Hourly Billing Software – Control Your Time and Money!


For a business to be thriving, certain measures have to be taken − so that the risk of its failure could be mitigated. Therefore, working on a project demands dealing with every single of its aspects since the idea in its core, which has to be polished and implemented, is not the only issue one […]. Project Management Uncategorized billing hours hourly billing hourly billing software intacct project management quickbooks retain international time tracking software TimeCamp xero

Project managers, do you agree? Your job is boring?

Ron Rosenhead

According to an article in the Independent newspaper ‘the world’s most boring jobs’ have been revealed. Emolument, an employment specialist has surveyed 1,300 professionals in 14 different sectors and project management did not do well! It was the second most boring job! Now I could give you my ideas as to whether project management is boring however what do you think – the practising project manager, or team member or sponsor do you agree?

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