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5 Common Scheduling Mistakes (And What To Do Instead)

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m glad to be partnering with Resource Guru to bring you this article. When I was researching Shortcuts to Success: Project Management in the Real World I came across a multitude of studies on how projects run late. The headline figures are often impressive, but it’s harder to find research into why scheduling doesn’t go to plan. In my experience, there are some very common reasons for project schedules turning out to be unreliable. Here are 5. Mistake #1: Not Having Enough Milestones.

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Tool Review: Active Collab Review

The Digital Project Manager

How is Active Collab different from any other project management tool out there? Is it worth it? Almost every project manager knows that being agile. The post Tool Review: Active Collab Review appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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Wonderful Things Happen When Your Team is Unified

Project Risk Coach

Discover Practical Ways to Build Trust in Your Teams Team values drive the team’s behavior and actions. If the team values efficiency, individuals will look for ways to get greater results with less effort. Project managers who value communication seek to improve understanding between stakeholders. Many individuals assume that all the team members have similar values. While everyone may agree on project goals, they may not agree on the same path to success.

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Arras People Head to Project Challenge

Arras People

Talk about last-minute! Arras People will be at Project Challenge next week. It takes place next Wednesday and Thursday at London’s Olympia in Kensington. If you’ve not already seen it – or registered, head over to and see what’s happening. It’s a free event which is designed to get project practitioners away from their desks for a bit and see what’s going on in the wider profession.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I’m interviewing Amy Hamilton. Amy’s spoken at a TEDTalk, served in the US Army, and is writing a book. Truly a woman of many talents! I asked her how she got started. Amy, how did you get started in project management? I have been in the IT field since I graduated from Eastern Michigan University and was commissioned in the US Army. Much of what an Army Signal Officer is expected to do is really project management.

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Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion [Book Review]

Project Bliss

As project managers, we have to influence others – usually without formal authority. We lead project teams made up of people who likely report to a different functional manager. And yet we depend on these team members to complete project work, meet milestone due dates, and prioritize our project work among their other tasks. We need to encourage software end users to embrace and adopt new solutions.

Sortd – Project management tool for Slack

The Digital Project Manager

Sortd is a project management tool akin to Asana or Trello, right inside Slack. It gives you full function collaboration boards in each of your. The post Sortd – Project management tool for Slack appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Tools

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How to Persuade in Every Project Management Situation?

One of the key elements of an effective and successful project management is someone’s ability to master persuasion. It’s hard work since you don’t want to appear too pushy when you want certain members of the group to do what you asked them to do. Project management persuasion is different than your usual persuasion techniques that you see when someone sells a car or who leads a country for a change.

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Unravelling PI Planning


Img Src: There is a quote introducing PI Planning content on the Scaled Agile Framework website. The quote reads “There is no magic in SAFe except maybe for PI Planning” In this blog, I aim to take a closer look at the PI Planning ceremony and in the process maybe gain more clarity on why it is held in such high regard. Most organizations that implement SAFe do not implement it in its entirety.

Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]


LiquidPlanner CEO Liz Pearce was recently featured on TechChats, a web series by the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA). The series offers a look into some of the most successful executives in the industry and what they’re doing to grow and innovate within their companies.

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Are you just following up or are you micromanaging?

Kiron Bondale

Today’s Dilbert comic strip provides us with a good reminder of the fine line which exists between reasonable oversight of activities and micromanagement. Dilbert has allowed sufficient time to pass before seeking an update on a colleague’s assigned task only to find that it has been neglected due to a lack of following up. When Dilbert attempts to get commitment on a revised completion date, he’s accused of micromanaging the activity.

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How to Develop a Strong Governance Process with These 6 Tips ?

Projects involved a lot of planning , implementation , and not to mention tracking or detecting issues and problems within the team or the project, and surpassing the following process. It also means successfully identified the stakeholders and risks and the project are already in the plan, ready for implementation. But don’t forget the essential factors of them all—controlling and monitoring.

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Are your project management success rates improving?

Ron Rosenhead

The latest PMI Pulse of the Profession Report said: “We are encouraged to see in this year’s Pulse of the Profession® that organizations are making progress—significant progress—as they are experiencing more success with implementing strategic initiatives. For the first time in the last five years of this research, we see that more projects are meeting original goals and being completed within budget.”. How about your company? Are your success rates improving?

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects


As a consultant, I frequently work with companies that lack a unified business process and struggle to deliver their projects on time. Even though I hear the same story time and again, I’m surprised by how so many organizations function in a state of constant chaos. It doesn’t have to be this way! With just 6 steps, you can go from missed deadlines and isolated teams to a shared process and on-time delivery.

Our Five Fave Blogs for Content Marketing & Collaboration


As with any startup, the members of our small marketing team each wear multiple hats and often share them with each other. Between re-branding exercises, new product launches , and a shift in our sales and marketing strategy , it sometimes feels like we’re picking random hats out of an old costume trunk and wearing what just feels right for the day.

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Turbo charge your Personal Kanban with GTD


Personal productivity and time management tools/methods have always been a subject of interest. Numerous methods and tools have been developed over the years. However, few seem to stick over time. Given that any tool or method needs a certain level of discipline at an individual level, is there a method that can really help you manage better, visualize what you need to do and most importantly, stick? In this blog, I am going to share my own experience of tackling this challenge.

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Misunderstanding Making Decisions in the Presence of Uncertainty

Herding Cats

There was a Tweet two days ago from one of the founders of eXtreme Programming, that said. What happens if you shift focus from "accurate estimation" to "reliably shipping by a date"? . This quote demonstrates a lack of understanding of making decisions in the presence of uncertainty and the processes and events that create uncertainty. First, let's establish a principle. All project work has uncertainty.

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

Management Tips: 7 Steps To Mastering The Art Of A Productive Meeting


You have dragged and dropped yet another meeting to your schedule. You already know you'll see a bunch of annoyed faces around the meeting table. It's not you. It's the way meetings are being held. 41.9% of the meetings are evaluated to have poor quality. But you can do better. You can actually plan a meeting that is both useful and enjoyed by your team. You can feel happy after you have scheduled a meeting using your resource planning tool. And it's something you are going to have to master.

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How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck

The Digital Project Manager

With so many note taking strategies out there, how do you choose the right one for you? Some people call effective note taking an art. The post How to Take Notes That Don’t Suck appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

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Send sick leave notifications to Slack using Zapier

Resource Guru

As a remote team, Slack , the messaging app, is a key part of our daily life here at Resource Guru. As our central communications hub we use Slack to discuss work, share photos, and keep track of notifications from tools like Trello.

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Using Estimated Earned Value in Project Insight

Project Insight

Earned value management (EVM) helps you analyse the cost performance, schedule performance, cost variance and schedule variance in your project. Experienced PM’s utilize EVM to assess a project’s progress and to allow the project team to se. Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

What Kind of Software is Best for the Marketing Agency?


In a marketing agency, many factors can determine our success. Thus, it is vital that we keep an eye on every client, task, project, but also on our employees. It is not easy, and we may easily miss an important chance, just because there is too much on our minds. A great way to improve is […]. Project Management Basecamp kanban tool marketing agency marketing agency software Podio producteev project management project management software teamwork pm TimeCamp zoho projects

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Fix my Project Chaos

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3 Questions You Need to Ask Before Switching Project Management Tools | TeamGantt Blog


Thinking of switching project management tools? Ask yourself these three important questions before you do

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

If you don’t pay appropriate attention to what has your attention, it will take more of your attention than it deserves. - David Allen, Consultant. Since all project work is uncertain, both reducible and irreducible randomness, we need to pay attention to the root causes and outcomes that impact the probability of our project's success.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate: Slack Team Members [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. This video is part of the 10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate online course. Click here to enjoy the entire course. The post 10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate: Slack Team Members [Video] appeared first on

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Track Percentage Complete for Project Tasks


Gain a better understanding of Task progress by using our new Percentage Complete feature! You can also view reports to estimate how long it will take to complete a piece of work. Using Percentage Complete on Tasks. Figure: Enter Percentage Complete on Task Edit Popup. Not Started” tasks are marked 0% complete, but once a task status is changed to “In Progress”, the percent completion percentage field automatically changes to 10%.

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7 Irish Sayings to Make You a Better Project Manager


On March 17th, communities around the world gather together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, Ireland’s most famous holiday. As a nation, the Irish are well-known for having ‘the gift of the gab’, a natural ability to speak in an entertaining and persuasive way. With that in mind, I have put together a list of seven Irish sayings to inspire you and your project team. Happy Saint Patrick’s Day!