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7 scarily good features PMs can’t live without

Resource Guru

Every freakishly efficient project manager has a few special tricks up their sleeves. Naturally, we’re talking about the tools that will prevent even the doomed projects from seeing an early grave. So if you don’t want to be haunted by ghastly things (such as scope creep ) across the project life cycle , keep reading or face every PMs greatest fear–a failed project. 1.

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The Underrated Heartbeat of Project Management: Humanity Over Algorithms

Green Project Management

In the frenzied quest for technological advancement, we are often dazzled by the latest tools and AI solutions that promise to revolutionize industries. The profession of project management is no exception. Every blog, webinar, and workshop focuses on the new era of automation and AI-driven decision-making. But have we forgotten the heartbeat of every project?

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How Critical Path Method Drives Project Management Success

GanttPRO Project Management

Effective business outcomes depend on a healthy project lifecycle. Project managers should know what to do at each stage, including the critical path method identification. This project management technique involves […] The post How Critical Path Method Drives Project Management Success first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Implications of Artificial Intelligence on Project Management

The IIL Blog

By Eugene Bounds and Steve Ackert Recently, the buzzword artificial intelligence (AI) has been on everyone’s minds, not just in the tech world but across many industries, including project management. AI is a branch of computer science that focuses on providing computer hardware and software with the ability to execute intelligent tasks with Generative AI (GenAI) learning and improving with each query.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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Project Proposal - Detailed Proposal Outlining

ActiveCollab

A project proposal is a crucial component in the world of project management. Outlining the project's objectives, strategies, schedule, and budget provides a clear roadmap for the team, ensuring everyone is on the same page. Furthermore, a well-written project proposal helps address potential issues, streamlining project execution. This article will focus on a project proposal and explain its role in project management.

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11 Best Project Management Software Of 2023

Celoxis

Project management software makes it easy to plan projects, allocate tasks and keep teams organized so that deadlines and goals are met. With so many project management systems on the market today, however, choosing the right option for your needs can be difficult.

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Saying No as a Product Owner or Product Manager

Scrum.org

TL, DR: Saying No Without Burning Bridges Are you navigating the delicate art of saying No as a Product Owner or product manager? Actually, it’s more of a strategic ‘yes’ to higher priorities, turning down lower-level requests without shutting down communication. This article will dive into various approaches, from reframing conversations and fostering stakeholder collaboration to being transparent to data-informed rationale and empathetic engagement.

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UNDERSTANDING PROJECT MANAGEMENT COMPLEXITY

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Harold Kerzner What is meant by project management complexity or project complexity? Why is it important to know now? How will knowing this make my life (as a project professional) easier? Organizational projects are by nature far-reaching and complex. Understanding how corporate projects start and take shape, and recognizing different types of complexity can help you determine the appropriate methodology for the project.

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The Power of Employee Recognition: Boosting Morale and Productivity 

Productivity Land

Recognizing and appreciating employees are elements for the success and growth of any organization. It goes beyond acknowledging their efforts; it uplifts spirits, improves efficiency, and cultivates a positive work environment. In this article, we will delve into facets of employee recognition and its influence on both individuals and the organization as a whole.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How to Write a Test Case (Example & Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Creating software is a complex, layered endeavor. It involves many steps and usually has plenty of features. All that means there are many points in the project’s life cycle in which something can go wrong. A test case is an essential part of software development to make sure a product or a feature is working properly. Let’s explain what a test case is and then we’ll show you how to write one, step by step.

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The Foundations of Scrum: Beyond the Mechanics

Scrum.org

When working with a brand-new Scrum team, whether it's a new member joining or a Scrum Master guiding the team, the challenges often stem from preconceived notions. It's not about the tools or techniques they think they know; it's about the foundational understanding of Scrum's essence. In my experience, when teams or individuals claim they've mastered Scrum, it's often a sign that there's a lot they might be missing.

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Artificial Intelligence and Project Management: The First Step

The IIL Blog

By Luigi Morsa and Richard Maltzman AI – It’s Not New, but it’s Improved! In November 2022, when ChatGPT was made available to the public, it put Artificial Intelligence (AI) into the spotlight for all people – not just ‘techies’ and those who have followed AI for a long time. Indeed, Artificial Intelligence is not really new. The groundwork for AI started in the 1900s [1].

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Resource allocation 101: How to manage your team’s resources

Planio

Ask a hundred project managers what one of their biggest sources of frustration is and at least half will tell you some variation of the same theme: resource allocation. Whether it’s people, raw materials, or cold hard cash, projects can’t function without resources. And often, there aren’t enough to go around. To bridge the gap, you need to find a way to make your resources go further.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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IT Service Management (ITSM): Frameworks, Processes & Phases

ProjectManager.com

Information technology (IT) involves the use of computers, digital storage, networking and other physical devices, infrastructure and processes to create, process, store, secure and exchange electronic data. IT service management (ITSM) is the process of how those services meet the needs of the end users who employ them. Before we get into framework processes and phases, let’s more fully define the meaning of ITSM and why it’s important.

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Conviértete en un experto boicoteador de transformación ágil

Scrum.org

La transformación Agile es un proceso complejo que requiere un cambio cultural significativo. En este contexto, es importante estar atento a los posibles boicoteadores que pueden intentar sabotear la implementación de Agile. Lista de formas de boicotear una transformación a Agile de una organización Propagar resistencia al cambio. Una transformación Agile requiere un cambio cultural significativo, y algunas personas pueden resistirse a este cambio.

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A Critical Path on ? Gantt Chart: What is it and How to Find it?

GanttPRO Project Management

The world of project planning comprises many concepts and tools. A critical path and a Gantt chart serve as reliable assistants; and experienced project managers know how to combine these […] The post A Critical Path on а Gantt Chart: What is it and How to Find it? first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Options Trading For Startup Founders: A Strategic Approach

Productivity Land

Options trading is a sophisticated financial product that may accomplish many investing objectives. Options trading may be a helpful tool for company founders for hedging against market volatility, obtaining funding, creating income, and limiting risk. However, it is vital to highlight that options trading is dangerous, and company owners must grasp the dangers before participating in this activity.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Securing the Road Ahead: The Transformative Impact of Cybersecurity and Software Updates on the Product Lifecycle in the Automotive Industry

PM Times

Abstract A final project end with the “start of production”? No more today. In the automotive industry, Cybersecurity and Software Updates have become critical factors that impact the entire product lifecycle. Cybersecurity and Software Updates have become a serious concern in the automotive industry with the increasing use of technology and networks in modern vehicles, […] The post Securing the Road Ahead: The Transformative Impact of Cybersecurity and Software Updates on the

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Breaking Chains, Racing Forward: Sara's Quest for Organizational Agility

Scrum.org

Determined to find a way to meet her goals, Sara knows that her organization needs to step up and embrace new capabilities. With the way things are currently set up, there are too many dependencies between teams, conflicting goals, and coordination issues that are holding them back. It’s like trying to run a race with one foot tied to a rock – they’re not getting very far.

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Agile Wars – And How to Avoid Them By Barbara Roberts

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 Role of Marketing in Higher Education

Productivity Land

The sphere of higher education, traditionally seen as a sanctum of knowledge and learning, has undergone significant transformations over the past few decades. In this era, where globalization has brought forth an abundance of choices, educational establishments are not merely institutions but strong brands that require intelligent positioning in a competitive marketplace.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Doing What You Can to Change the Unacceptable

PM Times

Don’t underestimate your power to make positive change. Angela Davis, a passionate activist, is quoted as saying: “I have given up on accepting the things I cannot change. I aim to change the things I can’t accept.” As project managers we are often faced with unacceptable realities that get in the way of project […] The post Doing What You Can to Change the Unacceptable appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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How can Scrum Masters help support organizational change?

Scrum.org

Whether it’s questioning assumptions, coaching in agility, or helping to resolve impediments, effective Scrum Masters drive change. But far too often, Scrum Masters are so focused on change at the team level, that the broader changes required at the organization level go unsupported. How can a Scrum Master help drive the necessary changes across the organization to increase the level of agility and deliver more value?

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IT Project decision making: How the best choice between two options can often be the third!

Project Accelerator News

“May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears.”– Nelson Mandela I heard something on a podcast this week that was both an epiphany and blindingly obvious in equal measure, in fact, its genius was its simplicity. “If you find yourself deciding between only two choices, maybe you need to widen the aperture,” Roelof Botha, managing partner of Sequoia Capital, said on their “Crucible Moments” podcast.

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Balancing Data Security and Productivity: HR’s Role in Creating a Safe Work Environment

Productivity Land

Source Data collation is one of the most viable ways of monitoring and gauging employee performance metrics. Every forward-thinking organization knows that. It bolsters talent acquisition, lowers attrition rates, and maximizes workforce productivity. However, over-relying on this approach without proper safety measures can be devastating to your business.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.