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10 Knowledge Areas of project management (PPT & PDF included!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Knowledge areas are no longer covered in the PMBOK ® Guide - Seventh Edition. PMBOK 7 talks about the 8 project performance domains. Material on the Knowledge Areas can still be found in the PMI web guidance which members have access to, called Standards Plus. This article reviews and explains the 10 project management Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK® Guide -- Sixth Edition.

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"Transformative Trinity" -- Military Projects

Musings on Project Management

Are you working in military projects? U.S., NATO, or the so-called 'Five Eyes'?You may run across this concept in military systems design:"Transformative Trinity"And so what is that?

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Is Kanban the Right Approach for Your Organisation?

Scrum.org

Reflecting on my own experiences and those shared by others, it becomes clear that transitioning to an agile framework, specifically through Kanban, can seem like a daunting task for organisations entrenched in traditional project management practices. Yet, the journey towards agility need not be a leap into the unknown. Rather, it can be a measured, observant step forward, where the philosophy of improvement and adaptability guides us, rather than a rigid set of practices or methodologies.

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IT Project Management Capability Assessment and other project spring cleaning tips

Project Accelerator News

“Thanks for your email. I’ve disconnected for two days for our annual spring clean of processes and capabilities …” I love this out of office reply from Collette, an IT Project leader who takes herself out of the project portfolio the first Friday and Monday of every March just to have a proper delve into how they do things, assess how aligned their resources and ambitions are, and imagine how they could operate better.

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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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Is the triple constraint in project management still relevant? (Spoiler: No!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Projects always have certain constraints – there may be an urgency to complete a project because of external market factors, for example; or there may have to be tightly controlled costs because of a fixed or limited budget. The project will also be expected to deliver on certain expectations including quality levels. What is the Triple Constraint? The most commonly used planning constraint method in project management was historically the “triple constraint” – time, cost and scope –

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Order Fulfillment: Process, Models & Documentation

ProjectManager.com

Products go through many processes before they reach a customer. Once a product has been manufactured, how does it reach the customer? That’s called order fulfillment. What is order fulfillment and how does it differ from order processing and order management? We’ll explain that, the order fulfillment process and list the different types of order fulfillment models.

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What is Project Management

MPUG

Project Management is a systematic and organized approach to planning, coordinating, and overseeing the work of a team to achieve a specific goal. It involves defining the project scope and objectives, creating a detailed plan, and identifying the resources and schedule required to complete the project. The project manager is responsible for coordinating the work of the team, monitoring progress, and making any necessary adjustments to ensure that the project is completed on time and within budg

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How to Select the Right Project Management Course for Your Needs?

PM Times

Many of us do not know how to grow in our chosen careers. After all, career growth seems like a complex puzzle. Making a career switch in today’s job market can be challenging. If you too are plagued by thoughts of how to make your mark in the world of today, then obtaining a project […] The post How to Select the Right Project Management Course for Your Needs?

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Understanding the Scrum Framework for Project Managers

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you looking to elevate your leadership style to foster a more dynamic, collaborative, and high-performing team? One of the secrets to unlocking your team's full potential lies in embracing the core values of the Scrum Framework. Imagine leading a team that thrives on commitment, radiates courage, maintains focus, values openness, and respects each other profoundly.

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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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Trello Kanban Board: Key Features, Pros, Cons & Alternatives

ProjectManager.com

Choosing the best kanban software for your team might be overwhelming, especially if you’re not sure of what features to look for. That’s why we’ve reviewed Trello’s kanban board and identified its key features, pros and cons to help you better understand how it compares to other kanban software. Does Trello Have a Kanban Board? Yes, Trello is software by Atlassian that offers five project management tools: kanban boards, project timelines, calendars, dashboards and tables.

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Productivity: creative versus reactive leadership

Scrum.org

I previously wrote about 5 ways productivity culture kills business agility. And that may cause one to wonder if I think that focusing on productivity is a bad thing. I believe we can be in right relationship with productivity and use it as a tool for good. However, the reality I observe and sense around me is that most of us are not in right relationship with it.

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Budget wisdom

Musings on Project Management

"Priorities aren't redal unless budgets reflect them"CIA Director BurnsOf course, Director Burn's assertion is spot-on and another version of "show me the money", or perhaps sticking with the intelligence domain: "follow the money".

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Planning Your Agile Transformation Journey

Leading Agile

Not every agile transformation looks the same. To ensure that your transformation is heading in the right direction, you must first understand the value system of your business and the demands of the markets you serve. This understanding will enable your organization to tailor the methodology to meet your specific business needs and ensure that you deliver valuable increments of working-tested products into the market.

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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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Jira Kanban Board: Pros, Cons & Alternatives

ProjectManager.com

Jira is project management software designed for agile software development teams. It has tools that allow you to plan sprints, track the completion of tasks, balance your team member’s workload and create product roadmaps. Does Jira Have a Kanban Board? Yes, Jira’s kanban view is one of its most popular features and software developers commonly use it for sprint planning.

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Resilience: Scrum's Blueprint for Adaptive Teams (From PM to PSM 13)

Scrum.org

The professional project management principle to embrace adaptability and resiliency aligns seamlessly with the core tenets of Scrum. Scrum, with its empirical approach and emphasis on cross-functional, self-managing teams, inherently cultivates adaptability and resiliency. For Project Managers transitioning to Scrum Masters, leveraging these aspects of Scrum is crucial for navigating change and overcoming challenges effectively.

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Improving Productivity in the Workplace 

Productivity Land

Running a small business in this era of competitiveness means being conscious of everything – competitors, the economy, internal affairs, and so much more. So you must be on top of everything to make your efforts successful. Luck plays a bigger role in external factors, but you have full control over internal matters. Managing these within your company reduces its vulnerability to outside influences and increases its productivity.

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Businesses and the Path to Carbon Neutrality: Leading Beyond Regulation

Green Project Management

The urgency of environmental regeneration cannot be overstated, and the role of businesses in achieving carbon neutrality has never been more critical. The journey toward sustainability and reduced carbon footprints is not just a regulatory requirement but a global imperative. This article delves into why businesses should proactively lead in sustainability, outlines key actions they […] The post Businesses and the Path to Carbon Neutrality: Leading Beyond Regulation appeared first on Insi

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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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How to Make a Maintenance Schedule (Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Maintenance is an essential part of industries from construction to manufacturing. It keeps equipment in optimal working condition, which leads to more efficiency and quality and keeps work on time and within budget. A maintenance schedule ensures those tasks are done regularly. Learn how to create a maintenance schedule and download a free maintenance schedule template to get started.

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How Can We Tell if the Product Owner Is Doing a Great Job?

Scrum.org

This article was first published in the AskScrum.com newsletter. Subscribe to AskScrum.com to be the first to receive articles like this. A product development effort can significantly benefit from defining the 'why' and 'what' and involving developers in understanding and defining business outcomes. The lack of collaborative spirit can significantly impede the success of a product development effort.

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AI Driven PM: Fulfilling the Promise of Lessons Learned

PM That Works

In the realm of project management, the perennial challenge has been not just to navigate the present but to learn from the past in a way that illuminates the path forward. Chapter 12 of my book "Project Management That Works" presents a narrative on risk assessment, a process traditionally encumbered by subjective judgments and cumbersome methodologies.

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Microsoft Copilot Explained: Generative AI Chatbots for Business

MPUG

Copilot Studio, formerly known as Power Virtual Agents, is Microsoft’s solution for easily creating AI-powered chatbots and virtual assistants. It’s a powerful tool that allows you to infuse your chatbots with generative AI capabilities, making them more intelligent and capable of understanding and responding to a wide range of queries. Microsoft’s vision for generative AI revolves around creating AI copilots that can assist humans in various tasks and scenarios.

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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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How to Precisely Track Time Spent on Tasks with GanttPRO: Timer in the Mobile App

GanttPRO Project Management

From now on, you will be able to track time spent on tasks on the go with a timer that is available on all GanttPRO plans. Time tracking in real […] The post How to Precisely Track Time Spent on Tasks with GanttPRO: Timer in the Mobile App first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Überzeugen statt bloßstellen: Warum es bei der Kommunikation von Fakten immer auch auf die Geschichte ankommt

Scrum.org

Seit dem letzten Herbst wird jedem agilen Coach bei Colenet eine detaillierte Auflistung von Daten automatisch zur Verfügung gestellt. Sie umfasst die Anzahl der Stunden, die den Kunden in Rechnung gestellt werden, den Tagessatz und viele weitere Informationen. Als ich davon hörte, war ich überzeugt, dass dies eine gute Idee ist. Die Zahlen ermöglichen jedem Coach, eigenständige Entscheidungen zu treffen.

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Product Development: Using Systems Thinking to Achieve Better Business Outcomes

Leading Agile

We’re back with an all-new episode of SoundNotes where we discuss the nature of products. What are they? How are they different from services and experiences? And does it really even matter? Watch this week’s spirited conversation to see how we’re thinking about and defining products, and discover how your organization might be spinning its wheels by even having the debate.

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Reducing Risks & Boosting Quality with External Evaluations

MPUG

Finding flaws in one’s own work is not easy: Image trying to write a critique of a paper you just have written. Doing this is a risky proposition because finding flaws in one’s own work is usually counter to the human mind. Likewise, the testing of a new software and/or hardware project shouldn’t be entirely done by the project team. PMs know that testing new software and/or hardware products before they’re released is an important part of risk management, but determining precisely what the proj

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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.