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5 Ways to work smarter, not harder

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Did you know that in the US an employee individual typically works overtime in a year equating to not being paid until 14 February ? That’s 233 hours of ‘free’ work we give our employers because overtime is unpaid. For me, working from home for a portion of the week has given me back a balance that I didn’t have when I was in the office everyday.

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Project Constraints - Types and Management

ActiveCollab

Success in project management is more than just having a detailed plan and a talented team. It's about being able to tackle the various challenges and constraints that inevitably arise along the way. These constraints can come in the form of tight deadlines, limited budgets, changing requirements, or unexpected obstacles. Understanding and effectively managing these constraints is critical to achieving project success.

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Boosting Team Performance: Recognition and Feedback on Project Management Teams

The IIL Blog

By Jordan Lewis Nurturing a high-performing team is the cornerstone of success, specifically on project management teams. A well-supported team not only delivers results, but they also thrive on collaboration and continuous improvement. In this article, we’ll dive into the art of supporting team performance within the framework of project management, and we will explore strategies for recognizing hard work, fostering growth, and providing effective feedback.

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The Meta City, Remote Work, & the Strategic Project Manager

The Strategic Project Manager

This post provides an overview of the “Meta City” phenomenon – a fascinating evolution of society and geography. It then provides examples of three large organizations and how they are moving in new directions strategically and operationally, in line with Meta Cities. Finally, the post discusses several impacts to consider in the practices of strategy and project management.

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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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Strategies for Balancing Deadlines and Team Management in Q4

The IIL Blog

By Jodie Hurst It’s common knowledge that the 4th quarter, known as “Q4,” is the make-or-break period for any organization. As we approach the last months of a fiscal year, leaders and project managers are aware of whether their yearly goals are complete, and if they aren’t, last-moment chaos is inevitable. To avoid such mishaps, it’s a no-brainer that you must plan, and by planning, you need to do much more than just task allocation.

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10 Best Project Management Software With Time Tracking [2023]

Teamweek

1. Toggl Track Price: Starts at $10/month Toggl Track is a simple yet powerful time-tracking tool that you can use to track time, manage projects, and organize tasks. Toggl Track also helps you measure profitability and productivity in a user-friendly way that needs no training. What we like Toggl Insights feature lets you easily see how profitable projects and employees are.

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What is self management? How to take control of your personal productivity

Planio

In the era of hybrid work, managing your productivity and mental well-being has never been more important. But while many people believe they get more work done away from the office, a recent study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found workers could actually be up to 18% less productive when working from home. Now, this isn’t another of the many calls to return to the office.

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Product Manager and Project Manager: What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

Project Manager and Product Manager roles are different. Yet they are also similar. So, many people are keen to understand the comparison. The post Product Manager and Project Manager: What’s the Difference? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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How to ask for part-time hours

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I have negotiated going part-time twice in my career: once successfully and once not successfully. In this article I’ll share some tips on how to request part-time hours based on my experience of changing from full-time to part-time work. Looking for advice on how to ask to work remotely? I’ve got you covered. Read my guide to asking your boss to let you work from home.

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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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Project Budget Template for Google Sheets

ProjectManager.com

Excel project budget templates are one of the most popular tools to create a project budget. However, Excel isn’t the best tool for project budgeting as it doesn’t allow project team members to collaborate online, sharing files among team members it’s a time-consuming process, among other productivity drawbacks. Because of the hurdles of using Excel for project budgeting, many project teams are now using Google Sheets to create their project budgets and collaborate online.

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Ein Leitfaden zum Verfehlen von Sprint-Zielen ??

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Das Verfehlen von Sprint-Zielen Sind Sie ein Experte in der Kunst, unerreichbare, aufgezwungene oder schlichtweg nicht existierende Sprint-Ziele zu setzen? Mit anderen Worten, sind Sie gut darin, das Verfehlen von Sprint-Ziele zur Regel zu machen? Wenn nicht, machen Sie sich keine Sorgen; Hilfe ist auf dem Weg! In diesem Artikel gehen wir der Frage nach, wie Sie regelmäßig dieses Ziel verfehlen können.

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Layoffs? I've got a project to run

Musings on Project Management

Well, talk about cratering a schedule and resource plan!Layoffs in the middle of a project will do it for you.But wait!There may be a silver lining here:Communication complexity in and among project participants decreases as the square of participants. That could be a winnerYou may be able to select the departees.

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How to juggle work and study for your PMP certification

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Helena Liu Earning a project management certification is the top career goal for project managers — over 1 in 5 PMs want to get a certification. Once you leave education and enter the workforce, trying to learn new things can be a challenge. Although you have good intentions, life often gets in the way since you have many more items competing for your attention.

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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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Episode 190 – Meta-Leadership: Integrating Thinking, Emotion, and Behavior

Velociteach

The podcast by project managers for project managers. Constance Dierickx lays out a new paradigm for leadership that offers a way to synthesize thinking, emotion, and behavior. Meta-leadership goes beyond conventional leadership attributes, emphasizing not only the possession of knowledge and skills but also a keen sense of observation and discernment.

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Propelling Digital Transformation Beyond Vision with Evidence-Based Management

Scrum.org

Let's face it: Any successful digital transformation journey begins with a clear vision. But what moves it forward? The answer lies in evidence. The Evidence-Based Management (EBM) method ensures your journey doesn't stall at the vision stage but progresses forward, fueled by hard data and tangible insights. What Is Digital Transformation? Digital transformation refers to integrating digital technologies into all business areas, resulting in fundamental changes to operations and delivering value

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Unveiling the Power of Guided Selling Software in Business

Binfire

In an era replete with technological advancements, businesses are constantly seeking ways to streamline their operations and boost productivity. One such avenue is the adoption of guided selling software. This tool has shown immense promise in transforming and simplifying sales processes, driving increased revenue and customer satisfaction. In this article, we delve deeper into the world of guided selling software and explore its advantages.

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The Human Experience in the Digital AgeBy Stephen Plante

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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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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Skills Mismatch | What Is It & How to Bridge the Gap

Teamweek

According to the 2023 ManpowerGroup Talent Shortage survey , 77% of employers report difficulties in filling roles — a 17-year high that’s over twice what it was a decade ago. The issue? The skills shortage is partly to blame, with McKinsey reporting that 87% of organizations “know they have a skills gap or will have one within the next few years.” However, even when businesses are able to find highly skilled employees, they don’t always hire for the right skills.

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“Agile Is Just for Software” and other Scrum Myths

Scrum.org

Scrum is the most popular Agile framework. According to the latest State of Agile survey from Digital.ai, 90% of teams who are using an Agile framework are using Scrum. I like to think that this is because Scrum is a goldilocks framework … with just enough - but not too much - structure. Scrum is a framework, which means it’s not a rulebook. It is deliberately incomplete.

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From Location to Engagement: Using Interactive Maps in Marketing

Productivity Land

Source: Pexels In the constantly evolving landscape of digital marketing, there is a persistent quest for innovative tools that attract audiences and enhance user engagement. Among these emerging technologies, interactive content appeared as a powerful medium, offering a unique blend of visual appeal and functionality. In fact, an impressive 88% of marketers who have incorporated interactive content into their marketing strategies report that it has effectively set their brand apart from their c

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Most Effective B2B Social Media Strategies For Every Business

UPQODE

Social media marketing often takes a backseat for B2B companies, as many rely on referrals and in-depth online research for customer acquisition. The nature of several B2B sectors, often perceived as ‘dry’ or serious, doesn’t always align seamlessly with image-centric platforms. However, implementing a social media marketing plan can significantly enhance your profit margins.

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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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THE GREAT POWER SHIFT

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Scroll across the map below to see how much unpaid overtime employees in each state worked throughout 2023.

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Enhancing Stakeholder Engagement in Scrum Sprint Reviews

Scrum.org

When it comes to Scrum Sprint reviews, one fundamental question often emerges: What do my stakeholders care about? Understanding this is the cornerstone of effective stakeholder engagement. In my experience as a Scrum practitioner, I've observed that a Sprint review's success hinges on how well the Scrum team – comprising the product owner, developers, and Scrum master – aligns its objectives with the stakeholders' interests.

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6 Ways AI Can Bring Productivity to the Next Level

Productivity Land

With so many advanced technologies today, businesses have many opportunities to thrive. However, it takes some time to understand how one technology’s potential can be of value to your organization. Today, AI does incredible things to the way businesses operate. Numerous companies explore applications of artificial intelligence in business and try to incorporate this technology into their business routine.

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Deliver Minimum Viable Value (MVV) from your Kanban System

NimbleWork

Over the years, many Kanban systems have struggled to reach higher maturity levels. Explore how implementing a few simple practices can make a substantial difference. By adopting/adapting these ideas, you can potentially achieve remarkable results, although the extent may vary from team to team and across different environments. Discover practical tips to optimize your Kanban system’s maturity in our upcoming webinar by Sudipta Lahiri, an Accredited Kanban Trainer and Kanban Coaching Profe

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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.