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4 Categories of Project Management Methods

Rebel’s Guide to PM

(This post contains affiliate links. Read my full disclosure.). What is a method in project management? A method is how you do something. It’s the way you achieve a result; the steps you take to get the output or the deliverable. Think back to when you did science experiments at school.

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Negative feedback: good or evil?

Musings on Project Management

The question is posed: Is negative feedback good or evil?Answer: Answer: Good!Really? Really? Yes, 'negative' is good.Ooops: did I mention what feedback is? Generally it is a sample or portion of an outcome, or something quite similar but directly related to an outcome.Here's the thing: 'Positive' feedback is reinforcing, agreed, but that may not be a good thing. The primary purposes of 'feedback' are to: Project Management system engineering

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What Is Organizational Planning in Project Management?

If you’re looking to start or grow a business (or just keep a business profitable), you need a business plan. But not all plans are the same. If you need to define your business and its objectives, you need to use organizational planning. That planning provides a clear path forward.

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Six signs that you might be inheriting a sick schedule

Kiron Bondale

We’d all like to lead projects from start to finish, but the reality is that often times the project manager who kicked it off won’t be the one who turns the lights off at the end.

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A Practical Guide to Business Intelligence Governance

Speaker: Marius Moscovici, CEO Metric Insights & Mike Smitheman, VP Metric Insights

This presentation will provide a practical step-by-step guide for implementing effective BI governance and a toolkit for addressing the three critical aspects of any program.

A Comprehensive Guide on Software Project Management in 2021


When we talk about software project management in a conversation related to the organizational paradigm, it usually comprises of all of the things from software development, documenting the whole process, testing every single element, and delivering the finished product on time.

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Identifying and Overcoming Resource Constraints in Project Management

Resources are what you need to execute your project plan—people, equipment and materials. Managing those resources is part of how you deliver a successful project. Each task in your project plan will have project resources like people, time and a budget attached.

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Project Management Camp: A 10-week intensive development experience

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project Management Camp 2021 starts on 20 September 2021 and is now accepting applications. Learn more and apply here. How would you feel if you had an impartial, independent, skilled friend to turn to when you need a second opinion about a tricky work problem?

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Top 6 WorkFlowy Alternatives to Use in 2021


WorkFlowy is an incredible organizational tool that you can use to create interactive lists and outlines to help you in your personal and professional life.

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SAFe Simply Explained (Part 2): Basic Idea and Most Important Terms


The SAFe method is based on the Lean philosophy and offers a fixed framework in which Scrum and other agile management methods can be scaled to the entire company.

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The Innovative PM: Cultivating Creativity in the Evolving Hybrid Workspace

Speaker: Rachel Rai Henry, Founder of the Creative Flow School

In this one-of-a-kind webinar, speaker, creativity expert, and educator Rachel Rai Henry will walk you through the evolution of hybrid work management through the lens of creative flow.

What is a Statement of Work? Definition & Examples

No matter what industry you’re in, the one constant throughout the project life cycle of a project is paperwork. There is always plenty of paperwork to create, have approved, file and finally archive.

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Sketching out the architecture

Musings on Project Management

I was recently directed toward an interesting site (blog, presentations, etc) by Simon Brown, and his download presentation about "sketching the architecture" that more or less reinforces my idea that: "If you can't draw it, you can't build it." Box modelFrom this idea flows my "box model" approach to setting down high level narrative (business story with context), major functions (boxes) and. agile architecture system engineering

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6 Amazing Tips to Boost Team Morale in 2021


Whenever we think about successful companies and businesses in the organizational paradigm, we always think that they are just well-oiled machines that are run on increased productivity and generating a ridiculous amount of revenue. But in reality, there is so much more to it than that.

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SAFe Easy Explained (Part2): Basic Idea and Most Important Terms


The SAFe method is based on the Lean philosophy and offers a fixed framework in which Scrum and other agile management methods can be scaled to the entire company.

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How to Build Data Experiences for End Users

Organizational data literacy is often addressed, but it’s uncommon to consider users’ data literacy levels when building products. Product managers need to recognize their end users' data literacy when building an application with analytic features.

How to Create a Flawless Implementation Schedule for a Project

Projects require an implementation plan, and that plan requires an implementation schedule. A schedule defines when project phases will start and end. Those dates might change depending on risk and constraints, but without an implementation schedule, things quickly go off track.

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Tips for New Project Managers

Brad Egeland

Project Management. All Project Managers have to start somewhere from some beginning. So moving ahead, it’s what you do with that leadership role that makes you a good or great project manager. At some point in time, all of us are new to project management.

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16 Creative Reward Ideas To Recognize Your Best Employees


Source: [link] According to an O.C. Tanner Learning Group white paper , 79% of people who quit their jobs say they did so due to “lack of appreciation.”

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Top 5 SaaS Applications to Help Business Growth in 2021


Software as a Service or SaaS Applications is fast becoming the new normal when we talk about increasing the value of a company in the organizational paradigm.

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Projects Deliver Products, Products Deliver Strategy

Speaker: Peter Monkhouse, Founder, NewGenP

This webinar will introduce a strategy implementation circle, which will demonstrate the role that projects and products play in assisting an organization with strategy implementation. The webinar will emphasize the importance of using an iterative approach to product development and project execution.

Strategic Adaptability in the Face of Change

PM Times

In late 2019/early 2020, the Division of Environmental Health Science and Practice (DEHSP) developed a comprehensive strategic plan that outlined the key focus areas, objectives, and milestones the division planned to accomplish by 2024.

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The Importance of Timeliness

Brad Egeland

As project managers, it seems that everything we do is measured by time or timeframes. We live and die by them. Our projects fail or succeed by them. Our raises and pay incentives are usually based on them. Our whole careers are one big master project schedule. It almost seems like we should run our lives using a project management software tool.

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5 Ways To Deal With An Unproductive Team And Turn Things Around Quickly


When you own a business, it’s important to keep your employees and colleagues on track so you can hit your goals. Of course, this is sometimes easier said than done, but there are some steps you can take to turn sluggish employees into a productive workforce.

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9 Workflow Automation SaaS Software to Boost Your Productivity


The market growth of workflow management systems has seen steady growth for many years now. This is because more and more professionals are realizing that their work will be better organized and executed if their whole workflow is properly thought out and managed first.

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The Definitive Guide to Embedded Analytics

Transform how you build value for your products with this definitive guide to embedded analytics.

Agile Asanas: Scrum Inputs and Outputs 2021 (Sprint I/O) - Part 1

Management Yogi

The Scrum Guide has changed and it has come with a number of new concepts such as Product Goal, Lean Thinking, Commitment based Artifacts among others. With the new Scrum Guide, you can also see changes to the various events of Scrum. This post is part of the Agile Asanas series.

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The Principles of Being a Good Steward – PMBOK 3.1

Bridge the Gap Consulting

“Stewards act responsibly to carry out activities with integrity, care, and trustworthiness while maintaining compliance with internal and external guidelines. They demonstrate a broad commitment to financial, social, and environmental impacts of the projects they support.”

Two Real-World Stories: Cultivating a Single Source of Truth

Planview Blog

How does a large enterprise cultivate a single source of truth across teams, departments, continents, and solutions? Planview enlisted not one, but two global Fortune 500 customers to tell their transformation stories during a “ Fireside Chat: Power of Having One Single Source of Truth.”

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Defining Your Productivity Style and Using It for Smarter Working


How many times have you felt that nothing works for you? Nothing can set you on track? Or working with timetables/schedules is not your thing? Don’t worry, you are not the only one who has faced this monster of unproductivity. Things that work for others might not work for you.

A PM’s Master Class on Building and Maintaining Stakeholder Relationships

Speaker: Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance

In this discussion, Americo Pinto, Founder and Chair at PMO Global Alliance, will walk you through best practices for communicating with stakeholders.

A Work Order: What it Is and Why It Matters


A work order is a document that outlines the specifics of an assignment. For example, work orders typically include details about what materials will be needed, the estimated time to complete the task, and often who needs to sign off on the work order before it can be achieved.

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How Do We Organize around Business Capabilities in Large Scale Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

Most large organizations we work with don’t have their organizational structures and systems aligned around their customers and markets. The trouble is, if this is the case, your processes aren’t going to matter.

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My virtual world tour in search for the best PMO

Henny Portman

Today I finished my tasks as judge in the 2021 World PMO of the Year Award competition organized by the PMO Global Alliance. This was the third time in a row and every time I am amazed how many excellent high performing PMOs there are. It’s not only a judging process.

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