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Inspiring Women in Project Management: Amy Hamilton

Rebel’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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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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.”.

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6 Steps to Achieving Realistic Deadlines for Your Manufacturing Projects

LiquidPlanner

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.

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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.

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How to Persuade in Every Project Management Situation?

Project-Management.pm

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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Sustainable Development Goal #12 of 17 and Project Management, Responsible Consumption and Production.

Green Project Management

In this installment of our series on the SDGs, we look at #12 of 17, Ensure Responsible Consumption and Production Patterns. This goal encompasses eight targets for sustainable development. For this post, we are going to focus on numbers 4, 5, 6, and 7. Sustainable consumption and production in this context, means to do more and better […]. The post Sustainable Development Goal #12 of 17 and Project Management, Responsible Consumption and Production. appeared first on Delivering a better w

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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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CEO Liz Pearce Shares Insights on SIAA TechChats [Video]

LiquidPlanner

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. In the interview, Pearce chats with Rhianna Collier, VP for the software division at SIIA, about top project management challenges, the benefits of a data-driven approach to project management, and how an A

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Unravelling PI Planning

Digite

Img Src: Youtube.com/VanceLowe. 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.

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

Project-Management.pm

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 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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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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Our Five Fave Blogs for Content Marketing & Collaboration

Redbooth

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

Digite

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?

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50+ Terrific Tools for Driving Business Growth in 2017!

TimeCamp

As an entrepreneur, you often struggle to find the balance between the workload and the constant lack of human resources. It can feel scary and separating, particularly in the first place. Be that as it may, because of the web, you don’t need to go only it. There are an enormous amount of free online […].

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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.

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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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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. We plan to release an official Resource Guru – Slack integration in the future, but in the meantime I wanted to show you how you can combine Resource Guru’s leave management functionality with our new Zapier integration to send sick leave booking notifications

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

TeamGantt

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

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What Kind of Software is Best for the Marketing Agency?

TimeCamp

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 […].

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Operations, Finance, and Accounting for the Development of Software

Herding Cats

It's common to hear, projects are overhead, we just need to get the value to the customer as fast as possible. This seems to be a lament from agile developers. Anything getting in the way of them coding is seen as an impediment. . Here's a little story. Long ago (1978) in a land far away (Redondo Beach) I too wrote code and continued to write code for a decade or so after that.

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Tips for Preventing Project Manager Burnout

Celoxis

INFOGRAPHIC: 7 Tips for Preventing Project Manager Burnout.

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Active Collab Now Integrates With Over 750 Apps (via Zapier)

ActiveCollab

The biggest time waster in every company is moving data between apps and updating records manually. But there’s an easy solution: automate the boring stuff with Zapier, a service that lets your apps talk to each other. Active Collab is now integrated with Zapier, which means you can integrate Active Collab with other apps you use and automate work. You no longer have to wait for the official integration or use your developers’ time - now you can do it yourself.

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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.

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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. To make decisions on how the handle the risk created by this uncertainty, we need to estimate both the drives of this risk and the consequences of the risk.

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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.

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25 mistakes project managers make

Binfire

Everybody makes mistakes. The secret to success as a project manager or any other profession is to learn from our mistakes and not repeat common mistakes project managers make; even the experienced ones. Project manager’s role is complicated. Depending on organization’s structure, project management method used by the organization and the team’s experience the role of project manager varies widely from project to project.