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Project Scheduling Tips

Project scheduling is an incredibly important process that transforms your project plan into an actionable schedule with prioritized tasks.

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9 Project Communications You Should Have Sent This Year

Girl's Guide to PM

I remember that a few weeks after I started back at work after maternity leave, one of my long-time stakeholders sent a message to someone pretty high up in the business saying ‘project communication was so much better when Elizabeth was around’.

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5 Ways To Welcome New Hires When Your Company Is Distributed


Rise and shine—it’s your new hire's first day! Coffee in hand, you imagine them taking a seat at their desk and turning on their computer. They're probably thinking “Who will I meet today? Will I make a good first impression? Is this role right for me?”. Productivity

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Project Management Training – Shifting from Classroom to Computer

Arras People

Training has always been an important part of working as a project professional. Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all project professionals. If we follow the 70-20-10 rule we know that 10% of our development should come in the form of formal training.

2020 272

4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

What is Risk Attitude?

Project Risk Coach

In today's article, I'll test your understanding of risk attitude. We'll also explore different risk attitudes and how they can affect risk evaluations. Project managers should seek to understand the risk attitudes of key stakeholders because: A.

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How To Become A Project Manager: The Ultimate Guide

Project Bliss

Have you wondered if project management was a good career path for you, and if so, just how to become a project manager ? Do you find yourself naturally organizing, planning, and keeping track of plans of goals?

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Learning Styles for Project Managers

Arras People

Gone are the days where the learning theories of Visual, Auditory and Kinesthetic (VAK) dominated – that some of us learn better when there are lots of visuals to see, or we prefer to hear others talking or lecturing or have to immerse ourselves in an experience to touch or move.

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Don’t blame corporate culture for not cultivating psychological safety within your teams!

Kiron Bondale

While speaking on the topic of psychological safety yesterday I was asked whether it is possible to create safety within a team if the prevailing culture of the department or overall organization is toxic.

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Project Scheduling Templates

Scheduling can be hard, but software can make it more manageable. If you’re not quite ready to make the leap to an online project scheduling software, though, then schedule templates for Excel can be a decent substitute to get started.

2020 252

What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

7 Top Project Management Issues You Can Solve With the Right Tools


Successfully completed projects can have a great impact on the whole company. But the coin has two sides: if a project fails, the company can suffer too.

2020 111

Agile Communications Plans

Leading Answers

Dolphins are easier to track than submarines. They surface more often and are usually within view of where you last saw them. Subs, on the other hand, can disappear for months or years at a time, and it is difficult to tell where they have gone. What does this have to do with project communications?

The Hottest Black Friday SaaS Deals of 2020


Black Friday and Thanksgiving deals are the best time to grab the exact solution for your business that you have been eyeing for a while! However, being aware of the Thanksgiving deals and Black Friday deals are the key to not missing any exciting offers. We curated this list of the best deals that you just need to grab. Let’s get to it! When is Black Friday in 2020? Every year as November comes to a close, arguably the biggest sale of the year starts.

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CPP and Technical debt -- history

Musings on Project Management

debt (n): that which is owedtechnical debt (n): unmet scope items owed for project completion The term "debt" as applied to projects has been promoted as part of Agile methods since at least the late 1990s, certainly more than a generation ago. As a matter of process, debt is added to backlog, and scheduled, according to priority, in sprints or iterations like all other scope is processed.But, Project Management

2020 163

How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Project Management For Beginners: How To Manage A Project From Start To Finish


You don’t have to be a project manager to be “doing” project management. Whether you’re a freelancer, an in-house manager, or someone who’s just stepped into a manager’s role, learning about the basics of project management will help you manage your work better.

Risk Management Plan Example (Comprehensive Guide+Tempalte)

PM Basics

In this article, you’ll find the real-life project risk management plan example. It comes from my practical experience working on software development projects.

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The Close Sibling of Communications and Stakeholder Management: Resource Management


In one of my earlier articles, The Twins–Communications and Stakeholder Management , I outlined how deeply and closely these two knowledge areas of the PMBOK® guide interact with each other. We saw a good number of overlaps.

Why Projects Fail

Brad Egeland

If we had a magic ball that could tell us why projects fail we could make millions. Big projects fail every day. I've personally had projects as big as $1.3 million fail miserably and shutdown completely. It's painful. Entire organizations can be lost because of it.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

Consider These 5 Effective Tips for Managing Creative Teams

ProProfs Project Management

Managing creative teams has always been a tricky job because you need to give your team freedom to try new ideas and take risks, while at the same time, pushing them is also important to get the job done on time and within scope. In short, it’s a constant balancing act.

Back to Basics (Part 13): How to plan your projects backwards


There are projects that need to be completed until a specific date. An obvious example is the planning of an event. The project goal is clearly defined and must be achieved at a pre-defined time or date. A delay or postponement in planning would risk the overall success of the project. Also projects whose finalization has an impact on further processes are often under increased time pressure.

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Webinar Recap: Project Management, Critical Event Management and COVID-19: Reflections


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Jigs Gaton’s session, Project Management, Critical Event Management, and COVID-19: Reflections, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

20 Questions from New Scrum Master to the Development Team

TL; DR: 20 Questions from New Scrum Master to the Development Team. From Scrum Master to Development Team members, this set of questions addresses the foundations of a Scrum Team capability to build valuable products: technical excellence and what it takes to achieve this proficiency level.

2020 71

Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

The Ultimate Guide to Estimating Projects: How to use time tracking (and experience) to set better estimates


Everyone’s experienced a “quick” task turning into a day-long endeavor. Despite our best intentions, human beings are terrible at estimating how long a project or task will take to complete.

Introduction to Time Blocking With Toggl Track


What is time blocking? Time blocking is when you use your calendar app to schedule everything you plan to do in your workday ahead of time. Instead of using it just for meetings, which is often time demanded by others, you intentionally set your own priorities. Why use time blocking?

2020 69

Do COVID-19 restrictions generate new ways to conduct your business?

Brad Egeland

Due to the restrictions that have come about in 2020 to help curb exposure to COVID-19, thousands of businesses and workers have seen a need to change their business models, especially if their products or services involved the gathering of thousands of potential customers at an event.

2020 105

The What, Why and How of Agile Governance

Virtual Project Consulting

Find a break-down of the what, the why and the how of governance on Agile projects, especially in an enterprise organization. Including good principles, practices and strategies to follow. The post The What, Why and How of Agile Governance first appeared on Virtual Project Management Consulting.

Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

7 Essential Books on Agile Project Management Worth Reading in 2021

GanttPRO Project Management

Agile development has moved far from the traditional view of management and planning. This is a relatively new method that has become a salvation for a huge number of projects […]. News GanttPRO Books Project Management Tips

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Behaviour-Driven Development (BDD) helps in optimizing the value of work done by Scrum Team

Behavior-Driven Development (BDD) is a well-known practice for collaboration and teams use it to bridge the gap between product management and the software development team. It is also very popular among quality engineers to develop test automation frameworks.

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Real PM 101: Project Scheduling and Controls

Brad Egeland

A big part of project success is having the right people and tools in place – and ensuring you have set aside enough time for project planning before jumping into the hands on work of developing a solution. And a big part of that planning is making sure you kick off the project with a good – and reasonable – project schedule and that you have the proper project controls in place. Do You Have the Proper Project Controls in Place?