Sat.Nov 07, 2020 - Fri.Nov 13, 2020

How to Get Your Project Back on Track Fast

Brad Egeland

Got a project on shaky ground? We've all been there. We've all had those situations where we had one too many projects and one of them seems to be slipping into troubled waters. Or the customer is nowhere to be found and you need sign off on user acceptance testing (UAT).

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11 Ways Taking Notes Can Boost Productivity at Work


While you won’t be fired for not jotting down everything that happens at your daily meetings, it will boost your productivity. That’s right, taking notes isn’t just for school anymore! You’ll probably be surprised by just how much note-taking can affect your workday (in a positive way, of course).

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Project Management vs. Program Management


If you are frustrated with trying to clearly understand the differences between project management vs. program management, then be assured you are not alone. There are a couple of reasons for this ongoing confusion.

Manage Risks While Compressing Project Schedules

Project Risk Coach

Project managers are pressured to deliver projects quickly. Sponsors think their project managers are magicians. And in a way, we are. Let us explore ways to compress project schedules and manage the associated risks.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

What’s a Schedule Baseline & How Do I Make One?

Before you start a project, you have to think about time. It’s the most important variable that can impact your plan. How can you get what you need done in the time you have to do it? To accomplish this, one must create a schedule.

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What is Visual Project Management?

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Mark Woeppel, author of Visual Project Management. But what is visual project management? I caught up with Mark so that he could explain that interesting title and talk more about the book. Mark, what is visual project management?

2020 276

What Is JotForm Tables & How Does It Manage Project Data?

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is JotForm Tables & How Does It Manage Project Data? appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Reviews Tools

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6 Useful Strategies to Plan Your Day


Planning your day is something that most of us don’t give much thought to. Yes, we have a rough idea about what we want to do during the day, but most of us don’t have anything properly planned on paper, or in an app.

It is harder to sell when times get tough!

Kiron Bondale

While there are many cases where we might have to use our powers of influence and persuasion to sell stakeholders on supporting what we feel is the right thing, I thought I’d share three specific examples which might be a much harder sell than usual. While Fred Brooks wrote that “ Adding manpower to a late software project makes it later ” in his book, The Mythical Man-Month, in most cases this applies to any industry or domain. Does it always hold true?

2020 139

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

The Project Management Coaching Workbook (Book review)

Girl's Guide to PM

The Project Management Coaching Workbook by Susanne Madsen is a book about how to operate with a coaching leadership style in a project environment.

2020 284

Value flow

Musings on Project Management

About value (*)In many posts in this blog, I have established these propositions:That there is a distinction between project value and business value, and That the interests of the customer/user, sponsor/stakeholder, and project manager are to be balanced among these parties, even as they all compete for attention as value is developed. We recognize that:Each has their own needs and wants, Each. business analysis Project Value Strategic Plan

2020 163

11 Best Tools for Managers to Control Office Work


Project managers have to deal with challenges frequently. However, there is a smidge level difference between a smart manager and someone who is encumbered with the workload.

Portfolio Planning ; Why project scoring doesn't have to be as tough as it is


Ah, fall. Leaves are changing, the sun is setting earlier and the smell of pumpkin spice in the air. But for portfolio leaders this time of year often reminds them of another looming obligation – portfolio planning.

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

A New Litmus Test for Agile in 2020

Leading Answers

When should we be using an agile approach for our project? The agile convert might claim “Always,” just as the predictive enthusiast could scream “Never!” For the rest of us, more objective tests and selection criteria are useful. Agile suitability tools are nothing new.

2020 78

Real PM 101: Are Good Requirements Necessary?

Brad Egeland

I’ve said this time and time again. Requirements are the lifeblood of the project. Bad requirements = an extremely risk situation wrought with conflicts, change orders, disputes, customer dissatisfaction, budget overruns and missed deadlines.

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7 Amazing Ways to Up Your Schedule Management Game in 2020


Schedule management is one of the most important qualities that define a project manager’s brilliance.

2020 78

Why Project Scope is So Important


Part of being a successful project manager means understanding exactly what is needed to achieve the objectives in a project and mapping out how to get there.

2020 83

2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

Why Resistance is a Good Thing | Video

Online PM Courses

Nobody likes dealing with resistance, right? Well, despite this, it's actually a good thing. Let me explain. The post Why Resistance is a Good Thing | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Change Management Project Management Tips Change management Resistance video

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Industry, Product, and Technical Knowledge: What Makes a Project Manager an Expert?

Epicflow Blog

Regardless of your skills, background, and experience, you probably have asked yourself a question at least once: what kind of knowledge do I need to be a competitive expert in project management? What what’s more important for my career?

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How to Rock Your First Week With nTask?


You searched the market to find the best project management tool out there, and it led to giving nTask a shot. Let us just say, great choice (by the way)! However, now that you have created your profile, how do you get the most out of nTask ? To be honest, it’s not that difficult.

2020 78

Project Management Checklist | A Key to Success

ProProfs Project Management

Making projects successful is the key to success for all business owners. And it is imperative to complete projects according to SLAs to build strong brand value in the market.

Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Top 9 Microsoft Project Alternatives For Everyone (Freemium, Open Source & Mac Apps)


With over 10,000 organizations using it, Microsoft Project is a popular desktop project management tool. However, an estimated 25 – 30% workforce is expected to work from home by the end of 2021. That’s why businesses and managers are looking at Microsoft Project alternatives.

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How to Navigate Internal Politics as a Project Manager


Office politics. Those two words make some of us want to hide under our desks. Whether we like it or not, every project and organization has its politics.

2020 79

How to Make Your Project Meetings Work for You

Brad Egeland

Most of us don't like meetings very much. We see them as getting in the way of “real work.”

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Review Agile transformation

Henny Portman

In the book Agile transformation – Structures, processes and mindsets for the digital age , the author Neil Perkin shows how to transform an organization to a new type of business for a new age and to become fit for purpose for both the present and the future.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

Top 7 Resource Management Best Practices for Professional Services Organizations


The most valuable asset in running a successful professional services organization are your resources. Effective resource management is critical to utilize your resources to their full potential, so your team can deliver the best possible results. Resource Management Defined.

How to Run An Effective Sprint Retrospective (Plus 7 Examples and Templates)


Have you ever had one of those bad dreams where you keep making the same mistake over and over again? Like showing up to the final exam without studying or standing up at a meeting only to discover you’re not wearing any pants? Now, what if that dream became your team’s reality?

2020 78

27 Gift Ideas for Remote Employees (That Will Not Blow Your Budget)


At work, there are certain crucial rules of business etiquette. Gifts for employees are not crucial, but they can be a nice way of showing your staff some appreciation. Regardless of what holidays your colleagues celebrate, the end of the year can be a chance to improve team morale.