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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.

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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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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?

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.

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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 83

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.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

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 195

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 88

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

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 294

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

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.

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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

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.

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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 233

Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

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.

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

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

Best Project Management Software of 2020

Two of the keys to success in the modern workplace are organization and communication. Therefore, it makes sense why successful companies rely on project management software to keep them on track.

2020 196

Driving Discovery and Experimentation in your Organization

Speaker: Teresa Torres, Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk, David Bland, Founder and CEO, Precoil, and Hope Gurion, Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product LLC

If you want to build what matters, you can't move forward blindly. But to make progress, you can't let things slow to a crawl while you focus resources on gathering data. This is where continuous discovery and experimentation come in. Join Teresa Torres (Product Discovery Coach, Product Talk), David Bland (Founder, Precoil), and Hope Gurion (Product Coach and Advisor, Fearless Product) in a panel discussion as they cover how - and why - to build a culture of discovery and experimentation in your organization.

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

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

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

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 196

Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

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 […

2020 52

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

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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