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Top Tips for Avoiding Project Overload


As a project manager , you’ve likely found yourself managing multiple projects simultaneously. You think you’ve got it handled and then one of them starts to run into problems, drawing more and more of your time and energy.

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Schedule Variance: What Is It & How Do I Calculate It?

Project managers are responsible for tasks across every part of a business. They have to schedule work, manage people, manage budgets and wrangle technology—just to name a few.

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Business Leadership for IT Projects

Girl's Guide to PM

Before I’d got far reading Gary Lloyd’s Business Leadership for IT Projects I realized he was offering a critical assessment on the Standish report on project failure – thankfully. I knew then that we were going to get along just fine.

7 Tips to Successfully Lead a Remote Team During Challenging Times

Project Bliss

Photo by Chris Montgomery on Unsplash. This is a guest post Annie-Mei Forster. Many team leaders and managers have been leading their teams remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic and it hasn’t come without its challenges.

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10 Best Project Tracking Software in 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post 10 Best Project Tracking Software in 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools

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Are you an unbeliever?

Kiron Bondale

I was asked a very unique question by one of the learners in a project management course I taught this week: “ How do I motivate my team members when even I don’t believe in the project? “ While I’d been posed this question for the first time, it is not an uncommon challenge.

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part Three.

Growing Agile

This is the third part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. In this post we will focus on principles 7-9. “Working software is the primary measure of progress.

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3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies

The Digital Project Manager

Project managers are always working on finding the best ways to create their products or. The post 3 Key Similarities Between Lean And Agile Methodologies appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Agile PM Methodologies Topics

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PM in Practice: Improving the Project Management Plan


Do you use a project management plan? The project management plan documents all the project management processes used to manage the project. Remember, the project management plan is not the project schedule. New project managers often confuse the project management plan with the project schedule.

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10 Tips to Get the Most out of Attending Conferences

Girl's Guide to PM

It’s conference season (isn’t it always? — there’s always something happening) so time to dust off your networking skills and get prepared for your industry conference. Get conference ready.

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Why is the Project Lifecycle Important?


The project lifecycle is a way of viewing the entirety of a project that establishes the steps to complete a project, helps maintain focus and momentum, and creates better defined high-level stages of completion.

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The Key Deliverable of Your Project Plan | Video

Online PM Courses

In this video, I'm focusing on Project Planning. And asking what is the key deliverable in your project plan? The answer's not what you expect. The post The Key Deliverable of Your Project Plan | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Five Ways Resource Management Brings Business Value


The discipline of resource management (RM) for IT services is still in its nascent stages when compared to project management which has been a formalized discipline for decades.

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Work Breakdown Structure 101

Brad Egeland

The Work Breakdown Structure, usually shortened to WBS, is a tool project managers use to break projects down into manageable pieces. It is the start of the planning process and is often called the 'foundation' of project planning.

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With Hindsight: Toggl Plan’s Quarter 2, 2020


The 2nd quarter of 2020 has flown by quickly, but at the same time it also feels like a lifetime. Remember all the changes from the beginning of the year? Boards, comments, multi-assign… It feels like they’ve been here forever.

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How to Choose the Right SaaS Product: Project Management Tool Selection Guide (Part 1)

Epicflow Blog

Software as a service is a tool usually maintained by a third party. It’s not installed on your PC but stored in a cloud. You apply its services by means of an internet browser. .

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Vendor Showcase Recap: Using WBS Schedule Pro – By Critical Tools


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jim Spiller’s showcase session, Using WBS Schedule Pro, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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5 Reasons to Stop Using Excel for Virtual Team Project Management


Excel is a ubiquitous office tool. And with good reason! Beloved for its versatility, it can be used in just about any industry - from design to engineering to managing lab equipment. However there are a few things that those spreadsheets, mind the pun, just do not excel at.

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A Stress-Free Guide to Creating a Professional Development Plan


Overall, you feel pretty happy at work. You have a good handle on your responsibilities and crank through your tasks with a high degree of confidence. You enjoy the people you work with. You understand how your work fits into the bigger picture.

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How to Choose the Right SaaS Product: Multi-Project Management Tool Selection Guide (Part 2)

Epicflow Blog

As has been suggested in Part 1 of the SaaS product selection guide, when choosing a software solution one has to focus on 5 basic criteria and follow all steps in the tool selection journey to make the best choice.

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Visualizing Project Flow Using Cumulative Flow Diagrams


In my recent article, Sequencing Product Backlog , I used the shortest weighted processing time (SWPT) strategy to sequence a product backlog in order to minimize flow time and work in progress [1].

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How to manage tasks effectively?—?tips that really work


How To Manage Tasks Effectively?—?Surefire Surefire Ways To Succeed As A Manager Being someone who has been part of the task management industry for as long as I can remember, I have come across this question quite often.

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Review True lean

Henny Portman

With the book True lean – Your guide to the fundamentals connecting purpose, process and people written by Rudy Gort you get a concise but complete and clear overview of and insight into lean. What is it, what can you do with it and how did it come about? The book is divided into three parts.

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4 Solutions to Common Professional Services PM Pain Points


Here’s a common scenario for professional services team leaders: Another work week has begun and you received a calendar invite for a Wednesday executive update meeting.

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How to Use Your Calendar to Master Time Management – Best Tips & Tools


Time management wouldn’t be possible without calendars. They help to plan work, meetings, and important. Productivity calendar calendar apps calendar systems for time management google calendar

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Flow for Project Managers: A Podcast Interview with Andrew Kallman


Last week, I must have missed the start of at least three scheduled meetings. In each case, I saw on my calendar that the meetings would start in an hour or less, which meant that I could probably start and finish another task before I had to be at those meetings.

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How Team Collaboration Can Improve Customer Experience


“Appointing a team is frequently the only way to assemble the knowledge and breadth required to pull off many of the complex tasks businesses face today.” - Harvard Business Review Behind every great leader is a supportive team.

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4 Solutions to Common Professional Services PM Pain Points


Here’s a common scenario for professional services team leaders: Another work week has begun and you received a calendar invite for a Wednesday executive update meeting.

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Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Technical Program Manager?

The Digital Project Manager

The job of a technical program manager (TPM) is one of the expanding roles in. The post Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Technical Program Manager? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Career Development Topics

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40+ Best Outlook Calendar Integrations for Workflow Improvement!


According to the research conducted by Email Client Market Share, Apple iPhone and Gmail are dominating the email client market. In the fourth place, right behind the Apple iPad app, Outlook settles itself with 9% of usage (among the 946 million opens).

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New Feature – Repeat Bookings ?? ?? ?? ??

Resource Guru

We’ve just released one of our most hotly-requested features – Repeat Bookings ! It’s now easier than ever to add those Monday morning catchups or monthly team meetings. Everything you’d expect … and a little more. You’ve always been able to add daily repeats to Resource Guru.

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Business Requirements Document Template | BRD vs FRD


Business Requirements Document There are many use-cases for a business requirements document. A business requirements document, or BRD, details a high-level overview of a business-project. The BRD acts as a tool in planning and executing business plans.

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Video: How To Manage Sloppy Teams

The Digital Project Manager

The post Video: How To Manage Sloppy Teams appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Videocasts

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5 Ways to be an Excellent Project Manager During COVID-19 by Brad Egeland


There’s no question that the way we did things last year cannot be the status quo way we do things this year. Or maybe even next year. Who knows how long this will go on and what long lasting effects the COVID-19 pandemic will have on our behaviors and business practices for the long term.

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