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15 Clever ways to save time at work

Rebel’s Guide to PM

There are no shortcuts in project work really, but wouldn’t it be nice if we had a few ways to speed things up? I’m delighted to be partnering with BrightWork today to bring you 15 of my favorite time-saving tips for work and productivity hints (and there are some free templates for you to grab – scroll down). Hone your time management skills with these tried-and-tested techniques to make the most of your time (and energy levels). 1.

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The Origin of the Project Sustainability Management Plan

Green Project Management

Every hero has a great origin story, defining their journey and the impact they make on the world. Superman, an alien from the planet Krypton, was sent to Earth as a baby and grew up to become a symbol of hope and justice. Batman witnessed the tragic murder of his parents, which drove him to […] The post The Origin of the Project Sustainability Management Plan appeared first on Insights into Sustainability and Project Management.


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Political Acumen: How to Win the Game of Project Politics

Online PM Courses

Any seasoned Project Manager will quickly learn that there's no escaping project politics. So, you need political acumen in your toolkit. The post Political Acumen: How to Win the Game of Project Politics appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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"Against the Gods". a risk perspective

Musings on Project Management

If you are in the project management (read: risk management) business, one of the best books that describes the philosophy and foundation for modern risk management is Peter L. Bernstein's "Against the Gods: the remarkable story of risk".Against the Gods is historical, somewhat philosophical, and void of math!

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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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10 Steps of Annual Planning in Project Management


In project management, the significance of annual planning cannot be overstated. It serves as the compass that guides teams toward their goals, providing a structured roadmap for success. Yearly planning is not merely a routine exercise but a strategic endeavor to align objectives, resources, and timelines to ensure efficient execution and optimal outcomes.

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What is Project Management Software?


Project management software is an enterprise software tool used for project planning, scheduling, organizing, resource allocation, and change management.

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How to make a SIPOC diagram in all the tools (with PowerPoint template)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Process mapping creates value as it helps people understand the business context of the work they are doing. One tool to do this is the SIPOC diagram, which I use and I learned about on my Black Belt training. Get a free PowerPoint SIPOC diagram template. Join the Project Management Resource Library to get the template and lots of other free project management templates, checklists, and guides.

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Agile is Not. Agile is.

In today's fast-paced and ever-changing business environment, organizations continuously seek ways to enhance their productivity, flexibility, and ability to deliver value. Agile ways of working have emerged as a popular approach to address these challenges, but there are still many misconceptions about what Agile truly represents. This article aims to clarify these misconceptions by exploring what Agile is not and what Agile is, providing a clearer understanding of its principles and practices.

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Strategic planning: How to set and meet your long-term goals


Strategic planning is an ongoing process that defines your business goals and creates a roadmap for achieving them. Done well, strategic planning will help you focus on your long-term business development, instead of just reacting to changes and challenges in the market. Strategic planning is important for: Creating a framework to track your progress Defining the KPIs to measure your performance effectively Identifying and eliminating mistakes in your planning Proactively identifying new opportu

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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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Canva Gantt Chart: A How-to Guide With Pros, Cons & Alternatives

Gantt charts are one of the most versatile project management tools there are as they can help plan, schedule and track projects. However, not all Gantt chart software has the features needed. That’s why we’ve reviewed some of the best Gantt chart software alternatives to help make a more informed decision. In this blog, we’ll go over the key features and pros and cons of a Canva Gantt chart, as well as some alternatives that can be used instead.

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The secret weapon to precise project planning: Parametric estimating (with examples!)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

What is parametric estimation? Parametric estimating is a form of project estimation that works for time, resource and cost estimates. It uses parameters (characteristics) to create estimates based on what you already know, so in that respect it’s useful for a project manager because it’s reliable. You get accurate data because they are data-based and thought-through – it’s a quantitative approach.

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Questions from Supply and Procurement in Agile Webinar

I was delighted to share some insights on the Scrum.Org webinar , with Mirko Kleiner and Eric Naiburg. The topic of the webcast was "Procurement and Supply Chain in Agile Transformations: Emerging Trends 2024". During the webcast there was the opportunity to ask questions. Due to the time limit we did not have the opportunity to answer all the questions.

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The Maturing Project Sponsorship

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Al Zeitoun and Dr.Harold Kerzner In “ The Connected Future Business Culture: The Maturing Project Sponsorship ”, a paper published by Dr. Harold Kerzner and Dr. Al Zeitoun in the PM World Journal , Vol. XI, Issue I, January, we dive into the importance of this critical role that enables strategic excellence, namely the champion and/or sponsor for strategic transformation initiatives.

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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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Overcoming Resistance to Change: Causes & Solutions

Companies specializing in professional services are often employed to shepherd organizational change. That doesn’t mean there isn’t resistance to change. Resistance to change is almost always hand-in-hand with change as it’s human nature. How can professional services or anyone combat resistance to change? First, one must understand it and the various types of ways that it expresses itself.

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How to write a handover email to a client

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you leaving a role, and thinking about how to manage transferring your client work to a colleague? Here’s how to do a smooth handover process, and there’s an email template below you can use to tell clients that you are moving on. Why are you writing the email? First, let’s get clear on why you want to write the handover mail. Normally, when I’ve had to let clients (or vendors) know that I’m going to be out for a while it’s because either: I am leaving the job and want to reassure them that

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Facilitating Effective Sprint Reviews

This blog has been produced in collaboration between Patricia Kong , Glaudia Califano and David Spinks. In Scrum, the Sprint Review event is when the Scrum Team collaborates with stakeholders by inspecting the work that was completed during the Sprint and discussing how to move forward in a valuable way. However, in our experience, it is rare that teams get the full value that they should from their Sprint Reviews.

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Inside Stories Episode 2: Al Zeitoun’s insights on Organizational Strategy and Innovation

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Leon Herszon Join Dr. Leon Herszon as he interviews Dr. Al Zeitoun, Global Leader and author in Strategy Execution, Operational Excellence, Organizational Development, Sustainable Transformations, and Program Management. Explore insights on organizational strategy, innovation, Artificial Intelligence, and effective program management in one of the largest global multi-industry companies.

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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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Acumatica Construction Edition: Key Features and Integrations

Acumatica has many modules for construction. However, Acumatica Construction Edition isn’t a fully functioning construction project management software. While construction general contractors can use Acumatica’s enterprise resource planning (ERP) software to manage operations, they’ll need integrations to share construction project data. Let’s look at how integrations for the Acumatica Construction Edition can give general contractors and their teams the best of both worlds.

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Case Study: Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki


Ever wonder what kind of impact our vehicles have on the environment? Everything from the energy they consume, to the pollutants they leave behind… The Laboratory of Applied Thermodynamics (LAT) at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTh) wonders about that too. As part of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, LAT focuses on the environmental impacts of transport, pollutant emissions from engines, vehicles and vessels, and new technologies in electrified powertrains as well as in alternat

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Rethinking Planning in Scrum: From Project Management to Agile Mastery (From PM to PSM 18)

The Planning Performance Domain in traditional project management provides a framework for organized and coordinated project progression. However, in transitioning to a Scrum Master role, the approach to planning undergoes a significant shift. Scrum embraces a more adaptive, iterative planning process, acknowledging the fallacy of small numbers - the idea that increased detail in long-term planning often leads to larger margins of error.

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Project Management: 10-Year Retrospective


I authored my first project management article 10 years ago. A mentor recommended I start writing to launch my transition from managing project organizations to teaching. Writing those early articles was challenging. Reducing complex ideas into writing is a skill requiring practice and discipline. I did not anticipate having so much to say. However, project […] The post Project Management: 10-Year Retrospective appeared first on PMP Certification Exam Prep & Training - Velociteach.

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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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How to Conduct a Change Readiness Assessment (Template Included)

The adage says nothing is constant but change. It might be a cliche, but those who ignore it are doomed to learn a lesson the hard way. When managing projects, change management helps to avoid its negative effects, and a change readiness assessment is one of the ways how it does this. Being prepared for change helps to mitigate the risks associated with those changes.

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Still using Spreadsheet and Stickies? The Risk of “Fragmented Work”


Too many teams in too many organizations use spreadsheets , notepads and email to plan and track the work they do. This results in lost time tracking the latest versions of work plans, documents and deliverables, lost knowledge and learning when people leave, and high cost of project governance. Using a project/ work management platform helps harness two critical organizational assets – especially for Knowledge organizations – knowledge and people.

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Scrum is Not. Scrum Is.

In the ever-evolving landscape of project management, Scrum has emerged as one of the most popular frameworks for Agile development. Despite its widespread adoption, many misconceptions exist about what Scrum truly entails. Understanding the essence of Scrum is crucial for teams and organizations to harness its full potential and achieve their goals efficiently.

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What is Business Relationship Management and How Can it Help Your Organization?

The IIL Blog

By Maureen Jesuthasan Business Relationship Management is a business framework that strategically nurtures positive relationships to achieve three capabilities: driving value, evolving culture and building partnerships. Many organizations don’t have a centralized approach to achieving business value, causing divisions in culture, workplace silos and waste.

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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.