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.

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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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

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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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?

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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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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

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 Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

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

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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

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.

6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

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.

2020 112

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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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.

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?

2020 68

How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

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.

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UCD and Enterprise Business Agility

Leading Agile

Earlier this week, working with clients in a large global organization, I received a question from some folks responsible for design in another area of the organization. They are experts in design but had not yet been exposed to Agile practices at an enterprise level.

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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.”

2020 97

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

4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

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?

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Creating the Right Conditions for Stable Teams

Leading Agile

Anytime something must be managed outside of the team, we’re creating a dependency. And dependencies kill Agility. But sometimes we need expertise on multiple teams and only one or a few people with that expertise. How do we keep them from becoming a bottleneck, or destabilizing our teams?

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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.

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.

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?

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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Webinar Recap: Two-Pass Technique with MS Project


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Satya Narayan Dash’s session, Two-Pass Technique with MS Project, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Introducing the Plan and Track Integration!


Toggl Plan is thrilled to launch our native integration with Toggl Track. The new integration provides an easy way to start and stop timing your tasks from within Toggl Plan, and automatically pass the data through to your Toggl Track workspace.