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6 Current Trends in Project Management [2024]: What to Prepare for?

Epicflow Blog

As we’ve stepped into 2024, it’s high time to learn what trends in project management are expected to shape the domain in the near future. In the era of constant transformation, project managers and business leaders should stay informed of the tendencies that will impact the way they work on projects. So, let’s take a closer look at how project management trends are expected to evolve in 2024.

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7 Health tips for remote workers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Hybrid employees go into the office 2-3 days a week on average, according to research by Owllabs. That makes most of us remote for at least some of the time. Yes, there is a drive to get more people back in the office: the great power shift is seeing the presence of more and more employees being requested back in the office, but spending at least some of your week in the spare room or at the kitchen table is here to stay.

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Review The AI Revolution in Project Management

Henny Portman

The AI Revolution in Project Management by Vijay Kanabar and Jason Wong provide prompts to assist you in the following project manager related tasks: stakeholder management, building and managing teams, choosing a development approach, planning for predictive project, adaptive projects, monitoring project work performance, risk management, and finalizing projects.

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Metrics: some rules

Musings on Project Management

"Management 3.0" has a blurb they call "12 Rules for Metrics"There are a few of these I find unique and interesting, repeated here, more or less:"Measure for a purpose": Without using those words exactly, I have written on this topic many times.

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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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The Illusion of Control: Data-Driven Project Management

Epicflow Blog

Welcome to register for the webinar with project management experts Jan Willem Tromp and Mario Vanhoucke and participate in a discussion of Prof. Vanhouke’s recent book “The Illusion of Control. Project Data, Computer Algorithms, and Human Intuition for Project Management and Control”, shedding light on the phenomenon of data-driven project management and its role in complex multi-project environments.

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Capabilities-Based Planning: A Full Primer for Better Project Definition

Online PM Courses

Instead of defining your project with functional requirements, try a new approach: Capabilities-Based Planning (CBP). The post Capabilities-Based Planning: A Full Primer for Better Project Definition appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Why Earn a Project Management Professional (PMP)® Certification?

The IIL Blog

By Ed Lively, PMP, PRINCE2 Practitioner, MCITP | IIL Senior Consultant and Trainer About the PMP® Certification The Project Management Professional ( PMP ) ® certification is the most recognized and important industry certification for project managers. It doesn’t matter what organization you are currently employed with, PMPs can be found to be leading projects in virtually every industry and every country worldwide.

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5 Best Practices for Creating Effective Project Risk Response Plans

Project Risk Coach

In the dynamic world of project management, risks are inevitable. They can stem from various sources, including technological challenges, resource constraints, and external factors such as regulatory changes. An effective project risk response plan is crucial for navigating these uncertainties and ensuring project success. Here are five best practices to guide you in creating robust […] The post 5 Best Practices for Creating Effective Project Risk Response Plans appeared first on Project R

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SEO Optimization Tips for Project Management Tools

Productivity Land

As businesses navigate through the complexities of online visibility, integrating search engine optimization (SEO) with project management is a necessary component for success. This synergy enhances the efficiency of such tools, ensuring that they stand out in the highly competitive digital space. But with digital marketing strategies constantly evolving, how do you ensure that your project management tools are continually optimized for SEO?

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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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What Is a Balanced Scorecard? (Example & Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Coming up with long-term goals for a business or organization is just the beginning of a five-year project. Making sure your daily operations are working towards achieving those strategic goals and that they’re clearly communicated throughout the business or organization greatly improves by using a balanced scorecard. If you’re not familiar with a balanced scorecard, we’ll define the term and show the four perspectives it tracks as well as explain what should be included in a balanced scorecard.

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10 Simple Ways to Prepare a Handover at work (with email templates)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Once upon a time I used to try to plan my projects around dates when I knew I was going to be in the office. My colleagues joked that I planned the birth date of my first child around a major transformation project go live date (I didn’t). It turned out that we had to move that go live by three months, so I was on maternity leave with a new born when they eventually went live.

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Debunking 10 Common Objections to Incremental Delivery for Software Teams

Scrum.org

Incremental delivery sounds a little intimidating. After all, that is four syllables in one word! What does it mean? Incremental delivery means that work is delivered in small packets of end-to-end functionality. It means that every Sprint, the Scrum team should deliver a Done, fully tested increment of valuable product. When developers first hear about this concept, they might be a little hesitant about it.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by New or Inexperienced Project Managers By Dr. Harold Kerzner

International Institute for Learning

20 Common Mistakes Made by New or Inexperienced Project Managers By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D Abstract Even experienced project managers can make mistakes. Most project management training courses, even those focusing on the PMBOK ® Guide, stress “generally accepted best practices.” What is not taught are discussions on what not to do as a project manager.

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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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Asana vs. Monday: In-Depth Software Comparison

ProjectManager.com

Asana vs. Monday is a matchup made for project management professionals. Which one to choose? That’s why Monday vs. Asana is such an important battle. You can’t have both, so you want what’s best. We’ll help you pick between Asana vs. Monday. It’s difficult. Asana vs. Monday are both similar project management tools. They have features, such as project tracking, workflow automation and other standard project management software features.

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12 Ways to Manage Project Quality Without Drama

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Everyone wants their projects to be “quality” but I often get asked about how to manage project quality in real life. What does it mean to “do” project quality? You probably already know that you need a quality management plan , and that management, assurance and control are the pillars of doing it right. But in practice, to me that looks like a lot of project documentation, and not a lot of actual doing, so let’s talk about 12 simple ways that you can manage project quality , without it being l

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2024 Agile Trends

Scrum.org

In this episode, Mike, Jeff and Pat predict 2024 trends in the Agile world. Gain valuable insights into the shift towards skills-based training and the role it plays in business success in today's fast-paced and ever-changing landscape. Hear why achieving business outcomes takes priority over following any specific Agile framework. Most importantly, understand how to Take Care of Business… ?

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Ethical Leadership is Core for Sustainable Business

Green Project Management

Ethical leadership as it relates to sustainability is not just a trend but a fundamental shift in how organizations are directed and managed. It demands a leadership style that is not only grounded in traditional business acumen but is also deeply rooted in integrity, honesty, and a commitment to ethical practices. This approach involves making […] The post Ethical Leadership is Core for Sustainable Business appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and Project Management.

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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. ClickUp: In-Depth Comparison

ProjectManager.com

If you’re researching which project management software to use, you’ve probably already compared Asana vs. ClickUp. They are two of the most popular apps on the market, but that doesn’t mean they’re the best. Certainly, Asana is simple to use and pleasing to the eyes, while ClickUp is similar to Asana, but with software development tools. However, as project management tools, they both fall short.

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How to take over an existing project [Free checklist]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Consider this. You’ve recently been asked to take over an existing project. Your handover hasn’t been that great. The previous project manager might have moved on to do something else and you’ve got the project as part of an internal reshuffle of resources. Or they might have left the company. Either way, you’ve got a team waiting on your direction.

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Is Your Scrum Team Truly Motivated? Understanding the Role of a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

As a Scrum Master and Agile Coach, I've often pondered the question: is it my job to motivate the team? It's a query that seems simple at first but unravels layers of complexity as you delve deeper. I believe that part of my role is fostering an environment where motivation can thrive. Accountability is key in this journey. The effectiveness of a Scrum team is not just about ticking off tasks and meeting deadlines; it's about the team's connection to the work they do.

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A Guide to PMP® Timelines: 6 Weeks to 6 Months

Velociteach

If you’re a professional in project management or a related field, the allure of PMI® (Project Management Institute) certifications is likely not lost on you. Certifications like the PMP® (Project Management Professional) or PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) can significantly enhance your career prospects. However, the journey to project management certification has its challenges, and it’s important to understand the timelines involved.

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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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You Can Make a Difference at Work: 7 Steps for The Climate

The IIL Blog

By Lisa Whited A recent exchange with Molly, an IT manager at a global financial services firm, is typical of many I have in workplaces. “I am concerned about rising sea levels and climate change. But I am one person. What can I do to make a meaningful difference?” Reading the headlines about flooding, experiencing hotter summers, and witnessing extreme weather events can cause us alarm or, the opposite – make us want to bury our heads in the sand.

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Maximizing Productivity: The Benefits of Excel On-Site Training for Your Team

Productivity Land

In today’s business world, Microsoft Excel is a crucial tool. Its features range from basic data handling to complex financial analysis, showing how Excel boosts operational efficiency. By 2023, an estimated 1.1 to 1.5 billion individuals worldwide were using Excel across various industries. This highlights the global reliance on Excel and emphasizes the importance of Excel proficiency in navigating the business landscape.

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Can Scrum Leadership Thrive Without Authority?

Scrum.org

I'd like to share some reflections on the essence of Scrum leadership. It's a topic I find both fascinating and vital for anyone involved in the Scrum framework. The conventional view of leadership often revolves around authority and power. But in Scrum, I've come to appreciate a different approach, one that's more about influence and less about traditional authority.

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Maximize Your Career with a PMP® Certification

Velociteach

Embarking on the path to becoming a certified project manager and receiving your PMP Certification is an exhilarating venture, offering professional growth and a dynamic expansion to your project management career path. In today’s fast-paced corporate environment, completing projects efficiently is crucial. Achieving a Project Management Professional (PMP®) Certification is akin to acquiring a master key.

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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.