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Lessons from Chandrayaan-3: When Project Management Meets Space Exploration

Celoxis

On August 23, 2023, as the clock struck 18:04 hours, a new chapter in space exploration was written. India’s Chandrayaan-3 successfully performed a soft landing on the moon’s south pole, marking a significant milestone not just for the Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) but for the entire world of space science.

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Top 10 Reasons for Project Failure

ProjectManager.com

There are no guarantees that starting a project will ensure that it’s delivered successfully. There are many ways a project can fail. To avoid failure, it’s important to understand failure and know the signs that your project is in danger. What Is Project Failure? Project failure can be delivering a project after its deadline, over its budget or not meeting its quality expectations.

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The Top Four Ways I Thrive as a Project Manager (And You Can, Too!)

The IIL Blog

By Veronica Thraen August 23, 2023 The two questions I am asked most frequently as a project manager (PM) are: “How did you get into project management?”, and “What do you like about it?” The answer to the first question is straightforward. I had no idea what a project manager did, but a hiring manager recognized that I had the appropriate “ power skills ” (also referred to as soft skills) to succeed in project management.

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Technical Review: A Trusted Look Under the Hood

TechEmpower - Project Management

Many CEOs of software-enabled businesses call us with a similar concern: Are we getting the right results from our software team? Most innovators don’t have a technical background, so it’s hard to evaluate the truth of the situation. We hear them explain that their current software development is expensive, deliveries are rarely on time, and random bugs appear.

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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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Balancing Expectations: Sponsor and PM

Musings on Project Management

If you follow this blog you've read several references to the project balance sheet. So, is this about accounting? Yes, and no: Yes, it's about a double entry tool to keep track of "mine" and "yours", but no, it's not the accountant's tool used in your father's accounting office. Take a look at this figure: What have we got here?

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Five questions to answer before seeking a project management mentor

Kiron Bondale

Whether it is in one of LinkedIn’s project management discussion groups or in PMI’s Projectmanagement.com community, one of the more frequent requests made by members is for mentoring. Sometimes the mentee has done a good job of articulating their needs which will increase their odds of finding a suitable mentor but this is the exception, not the rule.

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How to Build a Risk Culture in Your Team

ProjectManager.com

What Is Risk Culture? Risk culture is simply an organization’s employee’s awareness, attitudes and behaviors towards risk and how they’ll manage it. An organization that has a risk culture simply means they’re prepared for identifying, managing and mitigating risks as issues arise in their work. Having a risk management plan won’t reduce risk, but can reduce its negative impact on an organization.

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Best of PMTimes: Does People Behavior Impact Projects? How? And What Do We Do About It?

PM Times

We all know that projects are considered successful only when they are completed within the boundaries of scope, time, cost and quality. Bad project management is detrimental and can be very difficult to deal with – for especially large projects that involve a lot of money. A small percentage of several projects undertaken across the […] The post Best of PMTimes: Does People Behavior Impact Projects?

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Dating Profiles of Popular PPM Software: Swipe Right on Your Perfect Project Management Match

Celoxis

In today’s digital age, the quest for the right project management tool can often mirror the challenges of modern dating. With a plethora of options available, each boasting its unique features and strengths, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Just as in the world of dating apps, where first impressions and compatibility play a crucial role, the world of PPM software is no different.

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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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What If Your Team Overrates Its Skills, Capabilities, And Performances?

Scrum.org

With the Scrum Team Survey , teams can diagnose themselves with a scientifically validated approach, inspect the results together, and improve with evidence-based feedback. Every team member can complete the survey anonymously. The aggregated results are shown in one team report. This post isn’t intended as a promotion, our survey is one example of a diagnosis tool.

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Top 10 Project Management Qualifications

ProjectManager.com

What qualifications do you need to land a project management job? It depends on what’s required by your potential employer. What Are Project Management Qualifications? Being qualified for a position as a project manager means you have the skills, experience and temperament for the job. Therefore, qualifications in this context can have a variety of meanings, depending on the organization and the position they’re looking to fill.

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What Topics Will Be Covered at This Year’s IPM Day 2023?

The IIL Blog

By Cynthia Snyder Dionisio August 23, 2023 Blended Remote/In-Person Teams More than ever, project managers are leading blended remote and in-person teams. According to WFH Research, of the overall workforce, 13% of employees work from home full-time, and another 28% work from home part-time. By 2025, the percentage of people working from home full-time is expected to climb to 22%.

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The tale of the tails

Musings on Project Management

Your data analyst comes to you with tales of the tails:Yikes! Our tails are fat!Wow! Our tails are thin.What's that about?If you're into big words, it's about the "kurtosis" of the data, a measure of the distribution of data around the mean or average of a bell-like distribution of probabilities.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.

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Is release planning done in scrum? Managing Stakeholder expectations & forecasting

Scrum.org

First of all, what is meant by release planning? ( An old-fashioned term, but we’re still stuck with it). What is “release planning”? What people mean by “release planning” is trying to forecast when we will deliver certain things when certain releases might happen, and we might not know for sure what’s on those releases. In Scrum, the product owner will decide when the releases are but might not know for sure what will be on those releases.

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What Is Positive Risk on Projects?

ProjectManager.com

Do you know what can be scary? Project risk. Just the word risk can evoke the same kind of primal, fight-or-flight fear in project managers. But risk shouldn’t be feared, it’s just another part of the project to manage. All projects have some element of risk while other projects are inherently high-risk. (We’re talking about the former here.

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Digital Wellbeing in Leadership: Nurturing the Balance of Tech and Humanity

The IIL Blog

By Brandon Fargis August 23, 2023 In today’s rapidly advancing digital world, the boundary delineating technology from our personal and professional lives seems increasingly porous. Yet, there’s a lingering question: Are the tools designed to simplify tasks and amplify our productivity subtly eroding our mental tranquility and creativity?

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What Is a Project Baseline And Why Is It Important?

Teamweek

All projects are governed by basic constraints like scope, deadlines, and budget, which are part of a project baseline. Without a baseline, you don’t have a project. Instead, you end up with an endless odyssey that no one will enjoy – least of all you. To help you avoid this, we’ve created this guide with tips and best practices for how you can create a solid project baseline that sets your project up for success.

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Navigating the Future: Generative AI, Application Analytics, and Data

Generative AI is upending the way product developers & end-users alike are interacting with data. Despite the potential of AI, many are left with questions about the future of product development: How will AI impact my business and contribute to its success? What can product managers and developers expect in the future with the widespread adoption of AI?

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The Importance of Measuring Employee Satisfaction During Retrospectives

Scrum.org

At the heart of Scrum lies the Retrospective, a crucial event where teams reflect on their work and identify areas for improvement. One often overlooked opportunity at the Retrospective is measuring employee satisfaction. This article highlights the significance of incorporating employee satisfaction measurement into Retrospectives and how it can contribute to team success. 1.

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Project Management Triangle: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

When managing a project, there will inevitably be changes or other issues that impact the project. To prevent going off schedule or overspending, project managers are always balancing the project management triangle, which is made up of the three main project constraints. If you’re unaware of what a project management triangle is or even if you do know, we’ll define it and explain its importance in project management.

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Preparing for the Future: AI Trends Small Businesses Should Watch

Binfire

As the tapestry of modern business continues to evolve, we find ourselves at the intersection of traditional practices and transformative technological innovations. One such groundbreaking force that stands at this juncture is Artificial Intelligence (AI). Its implications are far-reaching and touch upon every conceivable sector and industry, from healthcare and finance to marketing and supply chains.

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How to Use Kanban for Productivity

Ganttic

Whether you’re working in a small to medium business or hustling in a large enterprise, we’re all just trying to make the most of our limited time and resources. But even if we know what we should do to stay productive, it’s often difficult to keep up. Especially when the work continues to pile up. When to-do lists become impractical and spreadsheets inefficient, it may be time to seek out a better option.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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Minimum Viable Library (2) — Product Owner Edition

Scrum.org

TL; DR: The Minimum Viable Library Product Owner Edition The Minimum Viable Library Product Owner edition is available! Explore a series of carefully curated collections of essential books, newsletters, podcasts, and tools to elevate your agile expertise. Read on and learn how the recommendations for Product Owners cover a wide range of topics, including product management, product discovery, escaping the feature factory, and aligning with critical stakeholders. ?

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How to Start a Project Management Career

ProjectManager.com

Project management is a growing industry and one that offers great opportunities for people of all skills and experience. It is a discipline that is used across industries as varied as construction, manufacturing and IT to healthcare, professional services and government. Here’s what you can do to get a foothold in this exciting industry. How to Start a Project Management Career There are many entry points for those who are interested in a career in project management.

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The Importance of Change Transition within Business Management By Dr. Mark Reeson

International Institute for Learning

The Importance of Change Transition within Business Management By Dr. Mark Reeson Abstract Change is a constant in business, and how a business manages change can have a big impact on its success. Proper transition planning and management can help a business navigate changes smoothly and minimize disruption. Effective change management is crucial for businesses: To adapt to new circumstances To improve efficiency To drive innovation To retain employees adapting to new circumstances About the Aut

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Ten Surprising Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a 'learning endeavor'. So, here are ten of the most valuable Project Management lessons I have learned over the years. The post Ten Surprising Project Management Lessons I’ve Learned over the Years appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Strategic Project Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Metrics

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 expend