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7 Creative Agency Project Management Tools

Scoro

Looking for the ideal project management tool for your marketing, advertising, or design agency? Agency project management tools help you plan projects, assign tasks, and keep your team on track. But with so many solutions, choosing the right one to suit your needs can be tricky. In this guide, we’ll walk you through the best agency project management software, including pricing and main features.

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Recommendations To Handle Complex Projects Like A Pro

The IIL Blog

By Monika Muddamshetty Today, organizations must strive for more than just successful project completion and customer satisfaction. Delivering projects based on what was agreed with customers in terms of requirements, time, cost, and quality is no longer enough. In today’s ever-changing market where customer needs evolve, projects need to deliver value and outcomes, and anything less is not useful enough.

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Artificial Intelligence: Tool, Friend, or Enemy? By Dr. Leon Herszon and Dr. Harold Kerzner

International Institute for Learning

Artificial Intelligence: Tool, Friend, or Enemy? By Dr. Leon Herszon and Dr. Harold Kerzner Abstract As AI becomes more integrated into various aspects of society, the question arises: is AI a tool, a friend, or an enemy? Or is it a mix of them depending on the situation and application? This white paper explores the multifaceted nature of AI, examining its potential as a tool for progress, a friend enhancing human capabilities, and a potential adversary if not carefully managed.

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Are we there yet? Agile "done"

Musings on Project Management

Now we're getting somewhere! No less an Agile/Scrum eminence than Mike Cohn -- author of some really good books and articles -- has come out with a newsletter on -- are you ready for this? -- what's the meaning of DONE in Agile. His acronym, a bit a poor choice to my mind, is "DoD". Definition of Done. But, there you have it.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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Focusing on the Right Risk – Risk Magic

The IIL Blog

By Jeffrey S. Nielsen, PMP, PgMP, PMI-ACP, CSM I have visited many companies over my 20 plus years of project and program management training and consulting. Time and time again, I see organizations are not dealing with risk appropriately. Sure, they have a list of five to ten risks on their projects, but they are not managing their risk and are falling into risk management pitfalls.

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IT Project Management: Nailing know-how, but are we wondering why?

Project Accelerator News

A project management team’s new hire asked her onboarding supervisor a brilliant question – Why? “Why?” is always a great question, this one was particularly illuminating. The trainer was explaining the team’s fairly unique binary approach to scrum sprints, which effectively boils down to them having two duration categories – A) one week long and B) three weeks long.

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Sustainability and Green Project Management: Tool for a Greener Future

Celoxis

In an era where environmental consciousness is paramount, the concept of sustainability has permeated various sectors, including project management. Integrating sustainable practices in project management is no longer a choice but a necessity. This article delves into how project management software plays a pivotal role in fostering sustainable practices.

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What Is Resource Leveling in Project Management?

Teamweek

Knowing how to monitor and manage project resources can make or break that project. One common technique that helps project managers handle resources efficiently is resource leveling. In this article, you will learn: What resource leveling is When to use resource leveling The key benefits of resource leveling Real-world examples of resource leveling The risks of resource leveling Key resource leveling strategies And more!

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Top 10 Tips for How to Thrive in a VUCA Project Environment

Online PM Courses

Arguably, Project Management is basically a response to a VUCA environment: volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity. The post Top 10 Tips for How to Thrive in a VUCA Project Environment appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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

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 expendi

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How to Manage Project Cash Flow

ProjectManager.com

Projects cost money. Those funds have a life cycle of their own and project managers must understand how those costs come in and out of the project and organization. That process is called project cash flow. We’ll look at project cash flow, what it is and how to calculate and manage it. To further help understand project cash flow, we’ll also offer an example that illustrates it, and then link to a few free templates that can help you manage project cash flow.

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Is Your Organization Truly Agile or Just Pretending?

Scrum.org

Reflecting on my journey through the realms of agility and organizational dynamics, I've come to realize that agility is often misunderstood. It's not merely about adopting a set of practices or frameworks. Instead, it's a mindset, a way of being that empowers organizations to respond swiftly and effectively to market changes. The true essence of agility lies in its ability to transform not just processes but mindsets.

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Navigating the Challenges of Cloud Transformation

Leading Agile

Cloud transformation is not simply a technological shift but a comprehensive, multi-dimensional journey that requires strategic planning, execution, and management. It’s not merely about replacing old technologies with new ones – the crux lies in focusing on the latest technologies, which will drive the business strategy and then appropriately reshape organizational patterns, restructure processes, and redefine business models.

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11 Productivity Tracker Apps You Should Start Using Now

Teamweek

Managers and team leads often struggle to track employee productivity, identify productivity gaps, and help the team be more productive. The good news is that the right employee productivity tracker solves all these pain points. We’ve analyzed lots of tools and came up with the ten best employee productivity tracking software that you can choose from.

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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.

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Measuring the Project Management Maturity of Your Organization

ProjectManager.com

When you’re a PMP, program manager or portfolio manager, you need to deliver all those multiple projects on time and within budget. This requires an organization with a well-developed project management process. It’s essential to keep projects successful for any organization to thrive. This is done by using a project management maturity model.

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Is Building with a Test First Philosophy the Key to Agile Success? ?

Scrum.org

Have you ever wondered why some Agile teams seem to effortlessly deliver quality software, while others struggle with constant issues and setbacks? ? Let's delve into the core philosophy of Test First and how it can transform your Agile journey. The essence lies in assuring that what we build aligns with customer expectations and doesn't inadvertently break existing functionality. ?

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Embracing Regeneration: A Decade-Long Vision Finally Takes Center Stage

Green Project Management

In the wake of the 2024 Davos meeting, it’s clear that the business world is finally catching up with a concept that organizations like ours and so many others have been advocating for over a decade: regeneration. This shift from mere resilience to proactive, positive environmental impact represents a pivotal moment in corporate responsibility and […] The post Embracing Regeneration: A Decade-Long Vision Finally Takes Center Stage appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and P

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5 Ways to Avoid Quiet Quitting Amongst Remote Employees in 2024

Proofhub

Employees are quitting their jobs rapidly — not just those in conventional workplaces, but remote workers as well. A study by Gallop discovered that almost 50% of U.S. workers are quietly quitting, doing only the bare minimum — no more, no less. While it may appear that they’re just doing what they were hired for, the problem might be deeper than that.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Asana vs. Microsoft Project: In-Depth Comparison

ProjectManager.com

Asana is a popular work management software that helps teams collaborate on tasks and projects. Microsoft Project is a popular project management software that has the tools that project managers need to manage teams and projects. If you’re looking at Asana vs. Microsoft Project and trying to decide which is the right tool for you, we have the stats to help you make that decision.

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Karrierepfad für Scrum Master: So erstellen Führungskräfte eine 5-stufige Karriereleiter

Scrum.org

„Wie sehen Karrierestufen für Scrum Master aus?“ Diese Frage wird mir wiederholt von verschiedenen Personen gestellt: Sie wird mir von Scrum Mastern gestellt, die ein Rollenprofil oder Karrieremodell in ihren Unternehmen schaffen wollen. Sie wird mir von Vorgesetzten gestellt, die eine Arbeitsplatzbeschreibung erstellen müssen. Sie wird mir von Personalverantwortlichen gestellt, die eine Stelle ausschreiben wollen.

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4 Truths You Need to Know to Make Agile Work

Leading Agile

A couple years ago, Mike Cottmeyer did a webinar series on the fundamental building blocks of agility. These days, we’re calling these building blocks the physics of agile. Today, Mike and Dave get together to discuss the four laws that make up the physics of agile and why these laws must be true for agile to work inside large organizations. Want to Listen Instead?

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Market Research Offers Useful Insights into Financial Trends and Strategies 

Productivity Land

Market analysis has become an essential tool for businesses of all sizes and industries that want to assess the external factors that impact their performance, strategy, and valuation. The financial services industry, which streamlines the management of money and includes banks, credit/lending companies, and insurance companies, not to mention the companies providing the technology to support them, must seriously review its old market research reports and keep up to date with the latest consumer

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.

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Free Schedule Template for Google Sheets: Manage Schedules Online

ProjectManager.com

You’ll need to create a work schedule if you’re managing a project or business. In its most basic sense, a schedule allows you to allocate work to your employees and let them know when they’re needed. But schedules can be used for other purposes, such as measuring the total hours your employees work each week for payroll processing or as a workload analysis tool.

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Measuring the Wrong Thing is Worse Than Measuring Nothing

Scrum.org

Agile frameworks have revolutionized the product development landscape, improving collaboration and adaptability and fostering a focus on benefits provided to the customer. But this new way of working takes some getting used to. It can be challenging for organizations to let go of old working methods. As organizations strive to quantify the productivity and effectiveness of their agile teams, the adage "you get what you measure" becomes increasingly pertinent.

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100 Soft Skills Assessment and Interview Questions

Teamweek

Are you struggling to find the right candidates with the essential soft skills for your team? While it’s true that there’s a growing skills gap that’s making it increasingly difficult to source and hire top talent, the issue might also lie in your interview process — specifically, the interview questions you’re asking related to soft skills.

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Navigating the Challenges of Cloud Transformation

Leading Agile

Cloud transformation is not simply a technological shift but a comprehensive, multi-dimensional journey that requires strategic planning, execution, and management. It’s not merely about replacing old technologies with new ones – the crux lies in focusing on the set of new technologies that will drive the business strategy and then appropriately reshaping organizational patterns, restructuring processes, and redefining business models to enable them.

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From Concepts to Actionable Insights: Powering Digital Transformation Success

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

70% of most digital transformation projects fail. Learn how you can quickly improve that success rate. To be successful, digital transformation involves the strategic application of digitalization to improve a business’ entire system of production, procurement, sales, operations, human resources, and financial management. In short, to basically transform the way a company makes money and delivers value to customers.