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Maximizing Efficiency: 5 Best Project Management Tools for 2024

The IIL Blog

By Jodie Hurst Introduction Project management is the soul of a successful organization. Regardless of your business size or role, embracing project management practices to propel your success to new heights. But with so many options in today’s market, how can you choose which project management tools will work the best for your organization? With the right tools at your disposal, you could create a seamless process to finish all your projects before their deadlines, streamline workflow, increas

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Power of Stakeholder Engagement in Project Management

ActiveCollab

Stakeholder engagement is a crucial component in the success of any project. It actively involves those vested in the project—through influence, impact, or both—in its planning and execution. This process ensures that the project aligns with the stakeholders' expectations and leverages their expertise and insights to navigate potential challenges effectively.

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Does Virtual Scrum Training Work?

Scrum.org

Is virtual Scrum training effective? In this Responsive Advisors Scrum Lightning Round, Professional Scrum Trainers Robb Pieper, Greg Crown, and Jason Malmstadt share their experiences and perspectives on virtual versus in-person Scrum training. With insights drawn from their own transitions to online teaching, they offer a comprehensive look at the evolving landscape of Scrum education.

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The Rise of the AI-Powered PMO: Skills and Strategies for Thriving in an AI-Augmented Project Landscape

The IIL Blog

By Ruchi Gupta, PMP ® , PgMP ® , PMI-ACP ® , PMI-RMP ® , SAFe, DASSM, SIP, Jira CBAP ® The accelerating rise of Generative AI tools like ChatGPT, Gemini, Copilot, and others is rapidly reshaping the way project management operates. The Project Management Office (PMO) is no exception. As organizations strive for efficiency, productivity, and innovation, project managers must adapt to this new reality.

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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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Mastering the PMI-RMP Exam: Effective Study Strategies

Project Risk Coach

Individuals often register for the PMI-RMP exam with the intention of advancing their careers, but some fail to complete their studies or pass the exam. Let's look at three effective study strategies to help you complete your preparation and pass your exam on the first try.1. Develop a Personalized Study PlanSome individual's study plan is […] The post Mastering the PMI-RMP Exam: Effective Study Strategies appeared first on Project Risk Coach.

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Adapting Agile Principles for Successful Maintenance Hand-Overs

PM Times

Over the 20+ years since the Agile Manifesto was created, more and more organizations see agility as key to success, especially for software development. Agile methodologies have revolutionized the way teams approach software development, emphasizing flexibility, collaboration, and continuous improvement. Ideally, there are Product Teams that handle development and maintenance throughout the product’s lifecycle.

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The PDCA Cycle: a Cornerstone of Effective Project Management

Inloox

What is the PDCA cycle? Definition of the PDCA cycle The initial letters PDCA stand for the four steps in a continuous improvement process (CIP, Kaizen): Plan-Do-Check-Act (Plan-Do-Check-Act). The PDCA cycle, also known as the PDCA method, PDSA cycle (Plan-Do-Study-Act cycle), Deming cycle, Deming wheel or Shewhart cycle, is a four-step framework designed to improve processes through iterative testing, learning and refinement.

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Product Management Considerations for Project Managers

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you looking to bridge the gap between your projects and the ever-evolving market demands? If so, aligning your project outputs with strategic business goals and customer expectations is a necessity. The collaboration between product and project management can seem complex, but finding this balance unlocks your potential to manage essential aspects of the organization.

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What Does a Building Inspection Cover? (Checklist Included)

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects must adhere to many codes and regulations. While some regulations are federal, many change depending on the municipality where the project is being done. Before a construction project can be completed, it must pass a building inspection. Building inspections vary, but they’re part of the construction process for commercial, residential and industrial projects.

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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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Planning a Budget for a Proposal in 5 Easy Steps (+ Example)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Do you need to write a budget proposal report? I’ll show you how. We start with the 5 easy steps to plan and write your budget proposal. Then I’ll show you a worked example (from a fictional proposal but you will be able to see how to apply this to your project). A proposal budget is similar to a project budget, but with a very different goal.

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Risk Optimization in Scrum: Empirical Approach to Managing Uncertainty (From PM to PSM 12)

Scrum.org

Optimizing Risk Responses in professional project management resonates profoundly with the empirical foundation of Scrum. Scrum's framework inherently addresses risk by embracing uncertainty and change, making it an ideal approach for managing both opportunities and threats in complex environments. For Project Managers transitioning to Scrum Masters, understanding how Scrum’s empiricism and iterative process effectively manage risks is key to successful initiative outcomes.

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How to do customer acquisition the right way in 2024

Planio

You can build the best product in the world, but without a solid customer acquisition strategy (and the right team to pull it off), no one will ever use it. But customer acquisition isn’t just about getting users for your product — it can be life or death for your company as a whole. In the last five years, the average cost of acquiring a new customer has increased by a staggering 60%.

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Notion Gantt Chart: Key Features, Pros and Cons

ProjectManager.com

Notion is work management software that helps teams from across industries such as product development, engineering or marketing to facilitate team communication, manage tasks and create simple project timelines. While Notion has project management features, is there a Notion Gantt chart? We’ll get to that in a moment. Gantt charts are essential project planning and scheduling tools that can manage and track resources and costs.

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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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Navigating the Human Element in Agile: A Deep Dive into Team Dynamics and Collaboration

NimbleWork

The Agile project management methodology encourages organizations to empower teams with clear responsibility and authority, so they can work together to autonomously develop ingenious and innovative solutions. From the workforce perspective, this requires trust between team members, cross-functional teams, business executives and stakeholders. It also requires a structured mechanism for collaboration and information sharing, a guiding framework that maps interdependencies between individuals and

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Scrum-Master-Haltungen: So beseitigst du die Hindernisse deines Scrum Teams und beweist deinen Wert

Scrum.org

Was macht ein Scrum Master eigentlich den ganzen Tag? Diese Frage erreicht mich fast täglich. Einerseits liegt es wohl daran, dass die Besetzung einer Stelle mit einem Scrum Master für viele Unternehmen noch Neuland ist. Deshalb sind die Verantwortung und Tätigkeit oft sehr unkonkret beschrieben. In manchen Fällen gleichen die Anforderungen denen eines Projektleiters.

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Work Breakdown Structure: How to Build One Effortlessly with a Mind Map

Online PM Courses

A Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) is a hugely valuable Project Management tool. Make it easy for yourself. Create your WBS with a Mind Map. The post Work Breakdown Structure: How to Build One Effortlessly with a Mind Map appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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How Businesses Transform Data Into Actionable Intelligence With Visualization

Productivity Land

In the era of big data, businesses are inundated with vast amounts of information. Yet, simply having data isn’t enough. It’s the ability to extract meaningful insights and turn them into actionable intelligence that sets successful enterprises apart. This is where data visualization plays a pivotal role. By presenting complex data in visual formats like charts, graphs, and maps, businesses can uncover patterns, trends, and relationships that might otherwise remain hidden.

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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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Webinar: Deep Dive into Hybrid Agile

NimbleWork

Prepare for an informative and exciting discussion on Hybrid Agile , where our CMO, Mahesh Singh, will discuss the topic with the esteemed Project Management expert and thought leader, Elizabeth Harrin, APM Fellow, and author of Managing Multiple Projects. Dive deep into this dynamic approach that seamlessly blends Agile and Waterfall methodologies, propelling your projects to new heights of success.

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Can Kanban Revolutionise Your Scrum Practice?

Scrum.org

Reflecting upon my journey with agile philosophies, it's become increasingly clear that the path to mastering agility isn't found in rigid adherence to methodologies, but rather in embracing a philosophy that prioritises continuous improvement and adaptability. My exploration into integrating Kanban with Scrum environments serves as a testament to this belief.

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How to Align Your Product-Driven Organization to the Customer Experience

Leading Agile

A big part of becoming a truly product-driven organization is getting better at understanding the needs of your customers, and improving your products to meet their needs. In this video, Mary, Dave, and Lance take on the topic of customer journey mapping and show you how this tool can help you align around the needs of your customer. They’ll explain how this technique can identify the customer experience and put specific actions in place to court correct and wee out any of the negative experienc

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CHAMP Success Story: A Niche Certification – Never Seen Anything Like This Before

Management Yogi

By Ravi O’Reilly, CHAMPIntroductionBefore getting into CHAMP certification, I had a face-to-face, virtual meet-up with Satya, where I asked what I should pursue first. As per his suggestion, I started my journey by first completing the MS Project Agile course.

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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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Turbocharge Your Scrum Team: 11 Effective Ways to Skyrocket Team Velocity

NimbleWork

When an agile team is not performing and meeting its goals, it can have an impact on productivity and morale. One area that could be looked at for improving the performance of an agile team is it’s velocity and seeing if there is room for improvement. Improving a team’s velocity in Agile, particularly in the Scrum framework, involves several key strategies aimed at enhancing productivity, efficiency, and effectiveness.

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Die Kraft der Flexibilität: Scrum's strategische Unvollständigkeit für Agile Erfolge

Scrum.org

Scrum umschifft bewusst detaillierte Vorgaben, um den Spielraum für Anpassungen und stetige Verbesserungen zu maximieren. Diese Herangehensweise ermutigt Teams dazu, ihre eigenen Prozesse zu formen und sie den spezifischen Anforderungen jedes Projekts anzupassen. Die strategische Unvollständigkeit von Scrum legt den Grundstein für eine Kultur kontinuierlicher Verbesserung.

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Using Value Stream Maps to Identify Improvement Opportunities

Leading Agile

In this third installment of our value stream mapping series, Mary shows Lance and Dave how to apply the technique of value stream mapping to your business architecture and capabilities so that you can make more informed, intentional, data-driven decisions to improve your business. Want to Listen Instead? LeadingAgile · Using Value Stream Maps to Identify Improvement Opportunities Contacting Mary Lloyd If you’d like to contact Mary, you can reach her at: LeadingAgile: www.leadingagile.com/guides

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AI-squared. a testing paradigm

Musings on Project Management

AI-squared. What's that?Is this something Project Managers need to know about?Actually, yes, PMs need to know that there are entirely new test protocols coming that more or less challenge some system test paradigms that are at the heart of PM best practice.AI-squaredThat's using an AI device (program, app, etc.) to validate another AI device, sometimes a version difference of itself!

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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.