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5 Ways to Advocate the Scrum Values for Project Managers

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you ready to transform the way you manage projects and lead your team? Dive into the world of Scrum, the Agile framework that is revolutionizing project management across industries. With its core values of commitment, courage, focus, openness, and respect, Scrum is not just a methodology— it is a pathway to creating highly effective, adaptive, and cohesive teams.

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Creative Problem-Solving in Project Management

Velociteach

The world of project management thrives on structure and planning. However, even the most meticulously crafted project plan will encounter unforeseen roadblocks. This is where creative problem-solving becomes an essential skill for project managers and their teams. By fostering a culture of innovation and embracing unconventional approaches, project managers can navigate challenges, overcome obstacles, and […] The post Creative Problem-Solving in Project Management appeared first on PMP Ce

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When and How to Use Hybrid Agile Project Management?

NimbleWork

Hybrid agile is a flexible approach that works in many situations and is best when there are elements of both iterative and predictive projects involved. But when is it the right time to start using a different project management approach? And how do you get started? In this article, we’ll start with a quick recap of what we mean when we talk about hybrid agile , and then share some tips on what we’ve learned about when it works and how to use it.

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Google Sheets Kanban Board Template: Manage Workflows Online

ProjectManager.com

A kanban board is a project management tool that manages workflows and processes using two key elements: kanban cards, which represent tasks, and kanban columns which divide the kanban board vertically to represent steps or stages of completion for them. When first invented in 1940, kanban boards were analog tools that could be made with pen and paper.

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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, unveiling how deliverables translate into measurable outputs.

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Why you should schedule around people, not tasks

Rebel’s Guide to PM

The nature of the modern business environment is constantly evolving. Project management has wrought much change. From plotting Gantt charts by hand to the modern day explosion of project management software solutions, everything is different – including the nature of work itself. To illustrate, Roger L. Martin, former dean at Rotman School of Management at the University of Toronto, gives an example of how work is a series of projects in an article in the Harvard Business Review: Think of a fre

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Wanted: AI Tokens

Musings on Project Management

12 trillionThe estimated number of tokens used to train OpenAI’s GPT-4, according to Pablo Villalobos, who studies AI for research institute Epoch. He thinks a newer model like GPT-5 would need up to 100 trillion tokens for training if researchers follow the current growth trajectory. OpenAI doesn’t disclose details of the training material for GPT-4.

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The Order Management Process Explained (Free Templates Included)

ProjectManager.com

Placing an order and receiving it seems straightforward. But the only reason it feels effortless is because of order management. We’ll explain what order management is and explore how an order management process is conducted. There are, of course, people behind the order management process. We’ll define those roles and link to some free templates to download, which will help users facilitate the order management process.

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How to facilitate a project meeting

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project managers need to be good at facilitation because we run a lot of meetings and take part in a lot of discussions. A lot of facilitation happens during project initiation. But you also want to be able to draw on your facilitation skills throughout the life of your project. I’ve run literally hundreds of project meetings during my career, probably thousands.

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Scrum as a Change Catalyst: Steering Teams Toward a Visionary Future (From PM to PSM 14)

Scrum.org

The project management principle to enable change to achieve the envisioned future state is inherently supported by the Scrum framework. Scrum's approach, characterized by close stakeholder involvement and iterative development, naturally facilitates the adoption of new behaviors and processes. For Project Managers transitioning to Scrum Masters, understanding how to leverage Scrum to guide stakeholders and teams through change is crucial.

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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.

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Risky Analysis: Pitfalls and Good Practices in Estimating Likelihood

Online PM Courses

Basic risk analysis is easy to understand. But there's one pitfall that too many Project Managers fail to avoid: estimating likelihood. The post Risky Analysis: Pitfalls and Good Practices in Estimating Likelihood appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Warehouse Management: How to Run Efficient Warehouse Operations

ProjectManager.com

Products can be manufactured, but they don’t end up in a customer’s hands until they’ve been stored in a warehouse. It acts as a waystation, a part of the larger manufacturing and fulfillment processes. The better the warehouse management, the greater the company’s success. After defining warehouse management and its importance, we’ll focus on its key areas and what the operation life cycle looks like.

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3 Things that stop you making the right decision

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project managers want to make the best decisions for themselves, the project, and the project team. In order to do so, project managers must be aware of biases. Based on experiences, people can come to different conclusions when presented with the same scenario and that’s where biases come into play. Project managers make decisions all the time, by the hour, minute, or even second.

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Zombie Estimation

Scrum.org

Zombie Estimation is where a team mechanically assigns story points to tasks without a true understanding or engagement in the purpose and method of estimation. This process becomes a ritual devoid of meaningful discussion, insight, or reflection on the complexity, effort, and risks involved in completing a task. The team goes through the motions of estimation, but the numbers lack consistency, insight, and fail to facilitate effective planning or reflection.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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Generative AI for Business: Top 7 Productivity Boosts

NimbleWork

Artificial intelligence (AI) has been all the rage these days. Bet you have heard of or tried using ChatGPT, allowing you to generate pieces of content. This tool is a perfect example of generative AI used for various businesses across different industries. Generative AI has recently become a game-changer in business. This technology has the power to boost your business and scale your operations.

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How to use time blocking to boost your productivity

Planio

Time is one of the resources no one seems to ever have enough of — which is why it’s so surprising that a recent study found that only 18% of people use a time management technique to stay on track. Even worse, the same study found that 25% of people openly admit to abandoning their daily schedule the second an urgent task comes across their desks. Whether you’re a manager, developer, or team leader, one of the best ways to reduce the amount of chaos and reactiveness in your day is to practice t

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Case Study: Q agency – Resource Allocation for Development Teams

Ganttic

Croatian-based Q agency knows a thing or two about software development. For more than 10 years, they have been helping companies around the world bridge the gap between great ideas and exciting products. Whether it’s a digital travel platform for the largest British publishing house in the UK, building psychological testing platforms for a leading employment agency, or partnering with ground-breaking medical researchers to develop a contactless measurement system and 3D body scanning app, they

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Good Scrum Master; Bad Scrum Master

Scrum.org

As many scrum masters set out on their journey, they are often as new to their role as their manager. How do they know what the expectations of their role are if there is no one experienced to tell them? This post (inspired by Ben Horowitz author of “The hard things about hard things”) is for scrum masters, and people who work with scrum masters, and explores what good and bad looks like.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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Understanding the Work of an Agile Transformation

Leading Agile

Agile is really about designing a System of Delivery that can produce the business results that matter to your executives and key stakeholders. But, in most large organizations, there are a ton of underlying issues that end up getting in the way. And a cultural shift in mindset or an even more dogmatic approach to Agile practices aren’t going to fix the organizational impediments that prevent organizations from adopting Agile and establishing a high-performing System of Delivery.

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7 Business Management Career Paths to Consider In 2024

The IIL Blog

By Steven Briggs April 10, 2024 Introduction As the world of business management continues to evolve, the opportunities and interest in the field has grown exponentially. As the field continues to grow and offer varied opportunities to skilled and knowledgeable candidates with a business management acumen, more people are taking up courses and degrees to upskill themselves in the relevant niches of business management.

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What is Expected Monetary Value? (EMV)

Online PM Courses

In this video, I answer the question, what is Expected Monetary Value, EMV? And we look at its use in risk management and decision theory. The post What is Expected Monetary Value? (EMV) appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Build your Kanban board with Azure DevOps

Scrum.org

The realm of Agile development is ever-evolving, with new tools and philosophies emerging to streamline and enhance the workflow. As someone deeply entrenched in this world, I've found that embracing these changes can dramatically improve how we manage projects. Azure DevOps has become a cornerstone of my Kanban philosophy, offering unparalleled flexibility and visibility into our workflows.

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions. This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expend

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Walking The Reporting Tightrope in PMOs

PM Times

Within project management, reporting stands out as one of the most critical services provided by Project Management Offices (PMOs). It serves as a crucial communication tool for fostering stakeholder engagement and is frequently highlighted as a major contributor to P3M (Portfolio, Programme, and Project Management) maturity. It’s also the area most stakeholders express a desire […] The post Walking The Reporting Tightrope in PMOs appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webina

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Project Data Visualization

Velociteach

A picture is worth a thousand words. Projects can generate a lot of data. Large, mature organizations generally have the tools to capture, store, and analyze this information effectively. However, small and less mature organizations and those leading non-traditional efforts often lack the tools, practices, and experience. I teach project fundamentals classes to non-traditional project […] The post Project Data Visualization appeared first on PMP Certification Exam Prep & Training - Vel

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The Future of Project Management is Flexible: PMI’s 15th Annual Report Reveals Key Trends

MPUG

The way we work is constantly evolving, and project management is no exception. The Project Management Institute’s (PMI) 15th annual Pulse of the Profession report dives into the latest trends shaping the field, highlighting a clear shift towards adaptability, flexibility, and empowering project teams. Key Takeaways: Hybrid is the New Standard : Organizations are shifting toward more flexible, fit-for-purpose hybrid project management approaches that combine elements of traditional and Agi

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Is Your Workflow Truly Optimised?

Scrum.org

Throughout my professional journey, I've often pondered on the philosophy that guides our approaches to workflow management. It's a contemplation that leads me back to the principles of Kanban - not as a methodology but as a philosophy underpining our daily operations. The active management of work within a workflow transcends the mere allocation of tasks.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.