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The perils of myopic metrics and insular improvements

Kiron Bondale

This Dilbert cartoon from December 23, 2019 illustrates a couple of anti-patterns which I’ve sometimes witnessed in companies who are going through an agile transformation.

2019 156

10 Simple Ways to Improve Your Project Meetings

Project Risk Coach

I often hear people say, “Our company has too many meetings. The meetings last too long and they are woefully mismanaged.” And yet, meetings can be an indispensable tool for accomplishing work. Let’s look at 10 ways to improve project meetings and achieve greater results.

2019 232

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AI In Project Management: 7 Ways in Which AI Will Transform Project Management


Artificial Intelligence is disrupting every industry you can think of and project management is no exception to this rule. According to AI Innovators: Cracking the Code on Project Performance report by PMI, 81% of project managers admitted that their organization has already been impacted by AI. .

Two doors for risk managers

Musings on Project Management

A narrative* Imagine two doors to the same room: One labeled risk manager; the other labeled decision maker. Though the risk manager's door, entry is for the inductive thinker: facts looking for a generality or integrating narrative Through the decision maker's door, entry is for the deductive thinker: visionary with a need to connect specifics to the vision And, consider this: Pessimists. Risk Management

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Project Management Conferences to attend in 2020

Virtual Project Consulting

Find out about the best Project Management Conferences to attend in 2020 so that you can plan and register early on. Project Management "project management skills" 2020 conferences Agile PMI project management conference

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Distributed Teams Are the Future- Here’s How to Make Them Work


When Yahoo appointed former Google executive Marissa Mayer as its president and CEO in July 2012, she gave every indication of being progressive. Mayer brought in free food and issued sleek new iPhones, which suggested that she valued and was investing in her teams.

2020 52

What to Look for in Easy-to-Use Project Management Software


When most companies are looking to implement new project management software , their first question is “what project management software is the easiest to use?”

2020 85

The ultimate guide to professional goal setting


How To Set Good Professional Goals For Work (Tips And Examples Included) Wondering why your professional goals keep falling flat? Well, it’s simple. You’ve been doing it all wrong. There is no surprise that setting goals is one of the key practices in a workplace environment.

2020 78

Implementation Plan: How to Create and Execute One

From the beginning of a triathlon to the first notes of an opening night play—the way you start things off can set the tone for the rest of the event. The same goes for an implementation plan.

Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

Presentation Skills Training 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

Peter Taylor is the author of two best-selling books on ‘Productive Laziness’ – ‘The Lazy Winner’ and ‘The Lazy Project Manager’. In the last 10 years he has focused on writing and lecturing with over 350 presentations around the world in over 25 countries.

2020 206

Enterprise Agility in Financial Services: Learnings from the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference


We facilitated a roundtable discussion of our customers at the 2019 Planview Horizons Customer Conference where enterprise agility in financial services organizations was discussed.

2020 93

Big Announcements from Ignite 2019


Microsoft’s Ignite is the place to learn from the experts, connect with your community, and explore the latest technology. The platform connects over 25,000 individuals focused on software development, security, architecture, and IT.

2019 83

Requirements Management: A Quick Guide

Say your organization is building a new distribution center. This new distribution center is reportedly going to bring hundreds of new jobs, and it will include forklifts, certified personnel, a new HR staff and hundreds of thousands of dollars in new equipment.

2019 303

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

This eBook describes the process of managing the project budget and its associated costs.

New Presentations for 2020

The Lazy Project Manager

It has been 10 years since The Lazy Project Manager was published and I have had the pleasure of presenting on this topic in 25 countries so far, but now, at the start of a new year, 2020 no less, I have decided that this will be the last year that I deliver ‘The Lazy Project Manager’ keynote. So you only have 12 months to book me if you haven’t heard this one before, or you want to hear it again. You can see below the presentation outline.

2020 159

What You Should Know About Remote Work Trends in 2020

GanttPRO Project Management

GanttPRO is a Gantt chart based project planning tool that allows remote teams to collaborate online on projects. It has a very intuitive interface and a short learning curve. Try […]. News GanttPRO Project Management Remote work

2020 80

Ready to Prioritize What's Best for Your Projects? Check out ITM Platform

Brad Egeland

Are you ready to prioritize what’s best for your business, control project financials, and use real-time information to report how projects are performing? I just discovered ITM Platform and I think it's worth the time and effort to try it out - for free, of course.

2019 99

The Best Gantt Chart Software of 2020

Technology might change at the speed of light, but there are a few classic designs that even time can’t touch. Gantt charts are one of them.

2020 304

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

These FREE most popular templates will help you perform your role more efficiently.

Earning Leadership PDUs for PMIs Certification


Leadership PDUs are a valuable asset to embrace your leadership skills. These PDUs raise your ability to motivate, guide, and lead the team to achieve a goal. Once you earn these leadership PDUs, you can apply them to PMP® certification or any other PMIs certification renewal.

Brightline Transformation Compass

Henny Portman

I just finished the draft version for the second print of my book Scaling agile in organizaties (in Dutch) and I counted 65 frameworks and approaches (25 more than the first print). I thought I covered all, but I found a few new ones.

2019 56

Determining Project Success

Brad Egeland

Success and failure on projects can sometimes mean different things to different organizations. There is no exact measuring stick standard in the project management world.

2019 111

How to Prioritize with the MoSCoW Method

Do you need help prioritizing tasks when managing a project? There’s an acronym for that! It’s called the MoSCow method and it is a great technique to help with prioritization. How to Prioritize with the MoSCoW Method: Managing a project is often about managing what you will – and won’t!

2019 324

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

The ultimate guide to professional goal setting


How To Set Good Professional Goals For Work (Tips And Examples Included) Wondering why your professional goals keep falling flat? Well, it’s simple. You’ve been doing it all wrong. There is no surprise that setting goals is one of the key practices in a workplace environment.

2020 85

FLEX, Flow for Enterprise Transformation

Henny Portman

The first post in 2020 is again a post about an agile framework. The forest is still growing and this will not be the last one. The next one is already under review too.

2020 56

Executing High End Performance Testing

Brad Egeland

Executing Solid Performance TestingWhat exactly is meant by performance testing? Generally, the concept of performance testing is considered to be a type of testing intended to determine the responsiveness, throughput, reliability, and/or scalability of a system under a given workload.

2020 99

Best Construction Project Management Software of 2020

All projects can be improved with the right tool. Smaller construction projects need construction project management software, and bigger ones definitely require the kind of control that only a PM tool can provide.

2020 212

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Webinar Recap: How to get and see Project Information in Power BI


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Collin Quiring’s How to get and see Project Information in Power BI webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

2020 52

Review CHAOS Report 2018

Henny Portman

Every two years the Standish Group publish a new CHAOS Report. These reports include classic CHAOS data in different forms with many charts. Most of the charts come from the CHAOS database of over 50,000 in-depth project profiles of the previous 5 years.

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The Right Way to Do Lessons Learned on Your Projects

Brad Egeland

Lessons learned sessions are critical to the ongoing success of your project managers, your project management practice, and your future success at winning and retaining project clients. That being said, do we conduct lessons learned sessions? Umm…not often enough.

2020 105