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Project Management Bloopers: When Projects Take a Comedic Turn

Celoxis

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

Planio

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?

Techno-PM

"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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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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100+ Project Management Terms: PM Terminology Explained

ProjectManager.com

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?

Scrum.org

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

Binfire

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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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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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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Continuous Improvement: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

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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Has Agile Stalled?

Scrum.org

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

Binfire

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 Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Getting Capacity Planning Right: Aligning Resources to Meet Demand

Planview

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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Discrete Manufacturing: Definition, Benefits and Examples

ProjectManager.com

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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From Theory to Impact: Immersion Training for Practical Growth

Scrum.org

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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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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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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How to Build Your Project Backlog In 5 Steps

ProjectManager.com

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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Prioritization techniques for the Product Owner

Scrum.org

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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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Exploring The Benefits Of Investing In A Coworking Franchise

Binfire

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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New Updates | Release 41 Summary

LiquidPlanner

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

Scrum.org

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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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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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.