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How to Keep Your Projects Financially Fit

Project Risk Coach

I received a Fitbit as a gift. Fitbit tracks every part of your day — including activity, exercise, food, weight, and sleep — to help you find your fit, stay motivated, and see how small steps make a big impact.”. Keep Your Projects Financially Fit. After using the Fitbit for about three weeks, I’ve discovered it works. First, I see my performance — the number of steps, activity levels, and sleep — throughout the day.

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12 Project Management & Resource Scheduling Tools

The Digital Project Manager

You’re probably asking – do we really need project management tools or resourcing and scheduling tools? The answer is probably no, and yes. No, you. The post 12 Project Management & Resource Scheduling Tools appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General Tools resourcing scheduling software

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7 Best Productivity Apps For Project Managers

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I’m pleased to be working with Devart, the company behind TMetric, to bring you this sponsored article. All opinions are my own. There are simply not enough hours in the day to get everything done that I want to. I can’t add more hours, so I’m always on the lookout for productivity shortcuts and tools that will help. My basic three-step productivity approach is: Prioritise. Delegate. But once I’ve got through that I still need some tech to help me stay organised.

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Managing Failure in Project Management

Arras People

In this post from Genius Project, part of Arras People’s project management software directory, we take a look at project failure – take time to have a look at how project management tools are part of the solution to help project practitioners tackle project failure rates. What if failure could make us stronger? Back in November of 2016, the PM Summit in Munich concluded with a round table discussion amongst project management professionals, PPM specialists and a mountaineer.

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Cyber Security, Change Management and Enterprise Risk Management: Scaling Operations for Growth

Speaker: William Hord, Vice President of Risk Management and Compliance

Join us as we discuss the various tangents of data and the change management process that will help you make better risk-based business decisions to save time and money for your organization.

Farewell to Black Sabbath

The Lazy Project Manager

On the 4th February 2017 I will attend, with my daughter, the very last ever (well they promise it will be the last ever, ever, ever) Black Sabbath gig, nearly 50 years after it all started. For those who are not of my era or who aren’t aficionados of heavy metal, here is the short history: Black Sabbath are a heavy metal band from Birmingham, England, consisting originally of frontman Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and Bill Ward on drums.

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Fewer choices beats full freedom when introducing self-organization!

Kiron Bondale

A recent Harvard Business Review article provides support for what I’ve witnessed with organizations which are attempting to move their work management model from a highly prescriptive approach to a self-organized one where teams determine the best approach to conduct their work and then refine their practices over time.

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

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This is a guest article by author Edoardo Binda Zane. We start with 5 steps for how to put a proposal budget together and then Edoardo shares a worked (fictional) example to show you what the budget would look like once it is completed. A proposal budget is similar to a project budget, but with a very different goal.

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Do you know, really know….?

Ron Rosenhead

The project manager had no view at all of his performance and no development needs were discussed. How do I know? He told me that he had not had the usual performance management review nor sat with anyone to produce a personal development plan. He was unsure about his future…. I suggested he needs to put himself into the driving seat. I sat with him and we worked our way through various options. How much do you receive and how much do you give?

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How to Pick the Best Team Communications App in 2017


The State of Team Communication Apps. Back in the day, the only way for teams to communicate was with phone, email and fax. Now, there is an app for everything. Teams know this and expectations for convenience and efficiency are high. You may hear water cooler talk like, “The new team communications app that IT just rolled out worked great until I tried to use it to fax a shared file. App fail!”

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.

Are you addicted to the Productivity Race?

Susanne Madsen

​Most of us love the feeling of having had a productive day and getting everything done that we need to. We also love it when team members and stakeholders turn around tasks quickly so that the project can stay on track. No one likes to procrastinate It’s very satisfying to know that we aren’t wasting our time and that our work is progressing smoothly. All humans are wired to grow, progress and to move forward.

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Five Advantages of Applying Design Thinking in Project Management


Project management and design thinking have been evolving rapidly in the recent years. Being both a science and an art, design thinking is an important part of project management that cannot be ignored anymore. Design thinking first emerged as a methodology for driving innovation; it is now the go-to mindset for most managers, including progressive project managers.

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Are we all on the same page?

Ron Rosenhead

On project management courses I use the 5 principles of project management so ably developed by Glen Alleman*. He has written extensively about them and for those who have not seen his writing he suggests that there are some principles, processes and practices to increase the probability of project management success. These are: Increasing the probability of success – the 5 key principles. I speak about these principles on project management courses explaining the ideas behind them.

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How to Succeed in the Fourth Industrial Revolution


Many organizations and their teams aren’t prepared for the future. We’re talking about a future that’s being heralded as the Fourth Industrial Revolution : an exciting time where technology-meets-manufacturing to change the way we work and live. Every industrial revolution throws the incumbent modes of productivity into turmoil. Take the First Industrial Revolution for example.

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How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

?Good Meetings are Hard to Find

Brad Egeland

Does anyone really like meetings? To me, they are necessary evils. Unless it’s my meeting, then it’s just plain necessary. You know what I mean, right? It’s like a phone call. One person is making the call and wants to make the call. The other person being called might be in the middle of a task and is probably being interrupted. ​ Truly good, worthwhile project meetings don’t come easy. They don’t happen by accident.

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Podcast 110 – Agile PMOs

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about Agile PMOs Learn about Agile PMOs in this podcast with Melanie Franklin. Melanie is an expert from Agile Change Management who helps organisations transform to become more agile. In this podcast, she speaks to Elise Stevens about how PMOs can make an organisation more agile. With more than 20 years of experience, […]. The post Podcast 110 – Agile PMOs appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

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The Basics of Leadership

The Digital Project Manager

When you first step out in front of a team it’s natural to feel apprehensive. Nervous even. And it’s with good cause. Truth is, in. The post The Basics of Leadership appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

The Real Story Behind Why Your Organization Wants You to Track Time


For organizations that track time, there’s always going to be some resistance—or at least questions about it. Even if nobody says it out loud, I’ll bet your employees are at least wondering: “Why on earth is my company making me track time?”. It’s easy to feel like tracking time is a way for leadership to keep an eye on the rank and file. But that’s far from the truth—leaders are busy people. And remember, if you’re tracking your time, your managers probably are too.

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Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Speaker: Peter Monkhouse, Founder, NewGenP

This webinar will introduce a strategy implementation circle, which will demonstrate the role that projects and products play in assisting an organization with strategy implementation. The webinar will emphasize the importance of using an iterative approach to product development and project execution.

Presenting: The Map of Time Trackers!


In the era when one time tracking software appears right after another, it is a good idea to keep track of their origins! TimeCamp has done some research, and now we can present to you the world map on which we marked places where the ideas to create some of the most popular time tracking apps […]. Time Management Tools map map of time trackers time trackers time tracking time tracking app time tracking software TimeCamp world map

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Podcast 110 – Agile PMOs

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about Agile PMOs Learn about Agile PMOs in this podcast with Melanie Franklin. Melanie is an expert from Agile Change Management who helps organisations transform to become more agile. In this podcast, she speaks to Elise Stevens about how PMOs can make an organisation more agile. With more than 20 years of experience, […]. The post Podcast 110 – Agile PMOs appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos. Podcasts

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Take Your Questions From Good To Great: 15 Examples

Project Management Hacks

What questions do you use most often in your work? You may be focused on squeezing out incremental gains – how can we process 2% more transactions per day through this system? In some cases, that type of question is just right. If you’re working on a banking system that manages two million daily transactions, then incremental gains are valuable. What if your project objective is to create a brand new product? In that case, you need different questions to become more productive.

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A clever tool to help you problem solve

Lynne Cazaly

While plenty of tasks, projects and initiatives are about minimising problems, fixing things and reducing issues, there's a time when it helps to make a problem bigger. A favourite 'think outside the box' book I enjoy flinging open at random places is John Kuprenas' (with Matthew Frederick) book 101 things I learned in Engineering School. It's a chunky hardcover edition and you really know you're holding it despite its A5-ish size.

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

Transform how you build value for your products with this definitive guide to embedded analytics.

Active Collab Solved Our Communication Problems


I currently run a small team in a digital design, development, and consulting agency called Suljam , based in UK in Peterborough’s FutureBusinessCenter. We build web and mobile applications while also doing user experience design and analytics. We help our clients get their ideas off the ground so they’re up and running successfully, with minimum stress. We use Active Collab as a base for all of our projects, communication, and invoicing. It helps us keep everything in order.

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Leverage Change Management for Better Projects


If you’re in an organization and you want to do something new, strategic, exciting, challenging or difficult – it’s a project. A project is a way to transform an organization or a group. The essence of project management is change, something individuals will resist for many reasons. They prefer the status quo; they are fearful about job security; they may think they will be unable to learn something new.

2017 28

Preparing to Take On a Business Process Management Software


Business process management (BPM) isn’t new. It’s been around in one form or another from the industrial age, when ideas about the division and specialization of labor were introduced by writers like Adam Smith and Frederick Winslow Taylor. Ever since 1913 when Henry Ford implemented the first moving assembly line and optimized the mass production of his automobiles from 12+ hours to only 2.5 hours, there’s been a process-centric and customer-centric approach to improving business results.

A story will help you make sense

Lynne Cazaly

When the world feels all upside down and its challenging to understand what's happening or why, it's often in hindsight that we're able to see what went on. This is sense making at work. It's how we connect the dots and draw some conclusions from what was uncertain or complex. With Sensemaking rated as a vital capability for the future of work as work keeps getting re-worked, we've got to look at human, helpful and effective ways to make sense - that don't involve drowning in fathoms of data.

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A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

Shared values or power relationships?

Musings on Project Management

John Traphagan has a different idea on organizational culture. "A A common set of shared values" has always been my working definition, though I admit that, like multiple "identities" at home and work, there is a culture at work and there is a culture at home, and they may not be the same, and thus the "sharing thing" may have -- likely has -- borders. But Traphagan goes further. He asserts that culture human factors

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CAPM Requirements - Do You Meet Them?

Brad Egeland

The CAPM or Certified Associate in Project Management offered by the Project Management Institute (PMI) is an ideal certification for beginning project managers because it allows them to highlight their ability to perform as a project manager without a great deal of experience. The following information explains what the CAPM certification is, why you might want it, and how to get it. Read the full article

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Virtual Office is here to stay


Today more and more companies are allowing their employees to work from home, either on full time or part time bases. The Virtual Office is now permanent fixture in American and European companies. With advances with internet and mobile communication, an employees have everything they need to work right at home. This article explains the benefits of the Virtual Office and why it is here to stay.

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