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Project Management Bloopers: When Projects Take a Comedic Turn


Have you ever had one of those days where you wish the ground would just swallow you up? Or perhaps you’ve thought, “If I had a time machine, I’d go back five minutes and stop myself from doing that!” Welcome to the world of project management bloopers, where even the best-laid plans can sometimes end up looking like a scene from a slapstick comedy.

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A Guide to Mastering One-On-One Meetings


One-on-one meetings are consistently rated as the most impactful way to learn about your team, exchange feedback, and keep projects on track. Unfortunately, many managers get their one-on-ones wrong, with sessions feeling rushed, unorganized, and at times, combative. Whether you’re a manager or employee, a proper structure for one-on-one meetings helps deliver value, make the most of your time, and achieve your shared goals.

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The Role of Intuition in Decision Making: Can a Project Manager Trust Their Gut Feeling Over Data?

Green Project Management

Lately, there are lots of headlines screaming about the takeover of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in the projects, I want to set the record straight: AI isn’t about to replace the Project Manager. Yes, we live in a time where data analytics and algorithmic predictions are at the forefront, shaping how we execute projects. Beneath the […] The post The Role of Intuition in Decision Making: Can a Project Manager Trust Their Gut Feeling Over Data?

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What does agile mean in project management?


"Agile" in project management refers to a methodology and mindset that prioritizes adaptability, collaboration, customer feedback, and the delivery of small, incremental improvements to products or services. Unlike traditional project management, which often emphasizes a linear, phased approach with predetermined requirements, Agile embraces change and iterative progress.

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Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid Teams

The leadership style that the leaders adopt during engagement is critical in gaining team member support for building a positive thinking team. The challenge is in deciding whether to adopt an engagement focused leadership style that emphasizes human behavior characteristics such as personalities, or to a task-oriented leadership style that focuses on the work needed to be performed and the tools to be used.

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100+ Project Management Terms: PM Terminology Explained

Everything you need to know about project management terms is here in one list! Plus we’ve added handy links to help you dive deeper into different topics with videos, articles and even our round-up of all resources so you can put these important terms into practice with your projects. Check back often, as this list of project management terminology is ever-evolving, just like project management itself!


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SAFe® — Despised, Yet Successful?

TL; DR: SAFe® — Despised, Yet Successful? Many in the Agile community consider the Scaled Agile Framework designed by Dean Leffingwell and Drew Jemilo as unagile, violating the Agile Manifesto and the Scrum Guide. “True agilists” would never employ SAFe® to help transition corporations to agility. SAFe® is an abomination of all essential principles of “agility.

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Creating an organisational structure that supports your projects

Project Accelerator News

There are a number of different ways that an organisation can be structured. First of all, there is the classic hierarchy which is a functional one where every member of a team reports to just one project manager. Another organisational structure is the more matrix structure where team members report to both project managers and also functional managers.

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The Impact That Artificial Intelligence Might Have on Project Management Practices

The IIL Blog

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. and Elissa Farrow, Ph.D. August 30, 2023 Background For decades, companies have recognized the need for legal representation on projects. Legal representation appeared in procurement management and became one of the knowledge areas that is needed in most companies for successful project delivery. Both customers and contractors have traditionally identified on their project organizational charts the position of a project officer (PO) for legal and procurement matters.

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11 Online Marketing Best Practices Every Business Owner Should Know


Spearheading a business venture requires a long-term commitment. Aside from taking care of all the necessary paperwork, you also need to ensure that you have enough funding to sustain your operations. Fortunately, you can take out loans to build your capital, ensuring that your venture actually gets off the ground and stays afloat. Other crucial business matters include product research and development, staff training, equipment procurement, customer service, as well as brand building.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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5 Common Project Management Styles: Pros & Cons

There are many ways to approach a project. Over the years, people have developed different project management styles or methodologies. They all work towards controlling the constraints of time, cost, scope and quality only coming at it from different perspectives. Common Project Management Styles We’ve whittled down the many different project management styles and settled on what are the most common.

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IBM Project Manager Certificate: My Student Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Let me guess. You’re here because you’re interested in finding out whether the IBM Project Manager Professional Certificate is right for you? You’re in the right place. Summary review The IBM Project Manager Professional Certificate is a good CAPM® alternative or course to use towards your CAPM prep. It’s great for beginners but still has some formatting errors in the content as it’s still new at the time of writing.

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Has Agile Stalled?

Sitting at lunch during Agile 2023, I felt deja vu. I have attended many Agile conferences. My first was in Chicago in 2009. I have only missed two during those fourteen years. I have witnessed the growth of Scrum, the rise of DevOps, the impact of XP, the expansion of SAFe, and the growing connection to professional coaching. I have seen tool vendors come and go.

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Top Reasons Entrepreneurs Should Invest In A Franchise Business


Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking to make a mark in business? Do you want to own a successful business that will yield a high return on investment? If you answer yes, you should consider investing in a franchise business. Whether you’re looking into a fast food chain or owning a coworking space that’s trademarked you’ll be surprised at the benefits these types of enterprises could offer you.

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The Essential Guide to Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports and analytics in your application presents unique opportunities and poses unique challenges. We interviewed 16 experts across business intelligence, UI/UX, security and more to find out what it takes to build an application with analytics at its core. No matter where you are in your analytics journey, you will learn about emerging trends and gather best practices from product experts.

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Continuous Improvement: A Quick Guide

Businesses are always looking for ways to improve their practices. But is it possible to structure a process of continuous improvement at your company so that it aligns with your preferred management tools, team morale and overall objectives? In other words, can that process of continuous improvement prove productive and worthwhile? Yes. There are many methods that have been developed to successfully seek out and act on opportunities to help improve your business and quash the competition.

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Getting Capacity Planning Right: Aligning Resources to Meet Demand


Today, organizations are constantly asked to “do more with less.” But most organizations lack basic resourcing capacity, and plans are often approved before resource capacity is evaluated, resulting in missed objectives and employee burnout due to overutilization. Organizations require an effective capacity planning strategy. In this blog, we highlight some best practices from our recent webinar, Getting Capacity Planning Right , with Planview’s David Blumhorst and AJ Shavell, as they demonstrat

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From Theory to Impact: Immersion Training for Practical Growth

Alexandros Giannakakis - Unsplash When it comes to education and training, the conventional approach often centers on theoretical knowledge and understanding. This approach, rooted in Bloom's taxonomy , defines various levels of proficiency but tends to primarily focus on comprehension within the confines of a classroom setting (virtually or in-person).

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How Restaurant Tech Helps Small Eateries Expand

Productivity Land

Amid culinary competition, small eateries struggle to expand. Here, restaurant technology has emerged as the transformative remedy, promoting growth opportunities. According to Allied Market Research, the global restaurant management software market had a valuation of $4.2 billion in 2021. It is projected to reach $17.1 billion by 2031. A growth rate of 15.3% from 2022 to 2031 is estimated.

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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Discrete Manufacturing: Definition, Benefits and Examples

People have been manufacturing goods for a very long time. From working with hands to using machinery, the advances in manufacturing aren’t isolated to tools but also methods. There is process manufacturing, which mixes ingredients, and the other major method is called discrete manufacturing. What is discrete manufacturing and how does it differ from process and other manufacturing methods?

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What is the Agile Manifesto? | Video

Online PM Courses

In this video, I want to answer the question, What is the Agile Manifesto? We'll also look at the 12 Agile Principles. The post What is the Agile Manifesto? | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Prioritization techniques for the Product Owner

As a product owner , one of your most critical responsibilities is deciding how to order Product Backlog items in the Product Backlog. With limited resources and ever-evolving customer demands, mastering the art of feature prioritization is essential to creating a successful and user-centric product. In this article, we will explore some complimentary practices which the Product Owner might use to as an input when deciding how to order the Product Backlog.

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Reclaiming Client Trust: Transforming Document Management Practices in Accounting Firms

Productivity Land

In today’s digital age, clients expect their accounting firms to have efficient and secure document management practices. A well-managed document system can help firms to improve efficiency, reduce costs, and protect client data. It can also help to reclaim client trust, which is essential in an increasingly competitive industry. In this article, we’ll talk about why document management matters for accounting firms.

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Emotional Intelligence and The Project Manager

The field of project management has witnessed numerous advancements and continuous improvement efforts across various leadership applications and management domains. As organizations increasingly integrate Artificial Intelligence and automation into their models, the interpersonal aspect of project management will gain greater significance. Cultivating Emotional Intelligence requires time, self-reflection, courage, and the willingness to let go of unhelpful beliefs and behaviors.

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How to Build Your Project Backlog In 5 Steps

Getting a project done requires prioritizing tasks. Learn how a project backlog can help. We’ll show you have to create one to better manage your project. What Is a Project Backlog? A project backlog is a list of project tasks that are prioritized for a specific period of time in the project. It shows what must be completed over that time period and the order in which it should be completed.

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Exploring The Benefits Of Investing In A Coworking Franchise


Are you an enthusiastic, driven entrepreneur looking to take charge of your financial future and reach your business goals? Then this is the perfect article for you. Owning a coworking space franchise has become increasingly popular in today’s world. It makes sense, considering that more and more business owners and freelancers are seeking flexible, affordable spaces to work in that will promote creativity and productivity.

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In 5 Schritten zu einer Entscheidung, die Bestand hat — die ultimative Anleitung für Scrum Master

Was sind Ideen-Sessions im Refinement, Sprint Reviews, Stakeholder-Meetings, Sprint Plannings und Sprint Retrospektiven wirklich? Es sind Entscheidungen. Eine Gruppe von Menschen trifft sich, um eine Antwort auf eine Frage zu finden. Jeder bringt seine Ideen oder Vorschläge ein. Die Gruppe wertet aus, fasst zusammen und priorisiert die Vorschläge. Dann wird entschieden, welcher Vorschlag umgesetzt wird und der Termin ist zu Ende.

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New Updates | Release 41 Summary


Release 41| August 23, 2023 It’s a blockbuster release delivering two highly anticipated features for collaborating with team members and stakeholders. New Feature: Discussions The new Discussions feature enables workspace members to communicate with each other via posts on plan items. NEW: Discussions tab on the edit panel for Tasks, Sub-Folders, Projects and Packages.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Teachers Who Made a Profound Difference…. And Didn’t Know It!

The IIL Blog

A 3-Part Series By Judith W. Umlas August 30, 2023 If I ask any one of you who your all-time favorite teacher throughout your life and career was, there isn’t a bit of doubt in my mind that you will come up with someone – and it may be anyone, from your 3rd grade teacher to your favorite college professor. Well, as schools start reopening all over the world, we are starting this series of articles on Teachers who Made a Difference.

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PfMP Exam Prep: Fundamentals of Portfolio Risk Management

Management Yogi

Portfolio Risk Management differs significantly from project and/or program risk management. While there are similarities among the processes, procedures, actions in risk management, risk management in portfolio differs in many areas. In this article we will learn the foundational aspects of portfolio risk management.

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How the Scrum Values direct your behavior during Sprint Planning (34)

We started this Scrum foundation series explaining we see four underlying concepts of the Scrum framework. In the past series of mails we covered the three pillars of Empiricism. You might have felt that implementing an empirical approach is not easy. And one of the main reasons, if not the main reason, is trust. Without trust, people will not be transparent enough, leading to blurred results during inspection, and resulting in adaptations that are not the most valuable.