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10 Efficient Workload Management Tools to Pave the Way From Chaos to Control

GanttPRO Project Management

One of the key factors that help optimize work processes, organize resources, and boost team collaboration is efficient workload management. Project teams have a chance to make this process better […] The post 10 Efficient Workload Management Tools to Pave the Way From Chaos to Control first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Tailoring Your Project Management Approach: A Beginner’s Guide

Project Pulse Journal

by Meredith Malinawan, PMP In the fast-evolving landscape of project management, one cannot merely rely on a one-size-fits-all approach. Even as an experienced project manager looking to improve your methodology, it can be challenging to tailor your approach to meet the unique needs of every project. But what if, despite being a novice in the field, there was a way to navigate this complexity confidently?

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AI Hype vs. Reality: Project Management Reimagined

The IIL Blog

By Cyndi Snyder Dionisio March 20, 2024 We’ve all heard predictions about what the advent of AI means for our society, our lives, and our careers. Let’s face it, there are some pretty extreme scenarios out there, including some by well-known people and highly respected companies. Think about this prediction regarding going to a restaurant or shopping at a mall “Within ten years, humans will not be allowed to drive cars.

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Creating a Request for Quote (RFQ) for Procurement

ProjectManager.com

Projects need resources, often consistently. Suppliers and contractors deliver those products and services that help fulfill the project. Managers want to stay on budget and resources cost money, which is why they use a request for quote (RFQ) to get pricing from suppliers and contractors. A request for quotation differs from a request for proposal or request for information.

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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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What Is My Scrum Master Doing All Day?

Scrum.org

This article was first published in the AskScrum.com newsletter. Subscribe to AskScrum.com to be the first to receive articles like this. A daily effort would include coaching, mentoring, collaborating, maximising the team's potential and continuous improvement, helping the team mature, and facilitating the removal of impediments. The presence of a Scrum Master goes beyond facilitating Scrum Events and meetings and resolving impediments.

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What’s the Difference between PERT and CPM?

Online PM Courses

PERT and CPM are two forms of Network Chart that are represented differently, and take different approaches to calculating schedules. The post What’s the Difference between PERT and CPM? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Project Workforce Planning By Dr. Harold Kerzner

International Institute for Learning

Project Workforce Planning By Dr. Harold Kerzner Abstract Workforce estimating is expected to increase in importance and challenge even the best companies performing project management efforts. But even with the workforce issues discussed in this white paper, the growth in technology and applications to project management practices should make the challenge easier as time progresses.

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What Should You Include in Your Preconstruction Meeting Agenda?

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects are structured with schedules, budgets and resource allocation. Many people work on them, from general contractors overseeing subcontractors to architects and, of course, the project owner. A preconstruction meeting ensures that all those parts are working together on a common goal. Get the most out of a preconstruction meeting by knowing who must attend and the items to cover in your preconstruction agenda.

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Episode 197 – Thriving Project Teams: Retention vs. Turnover

Velociteach

The podcast by project managers for project managers. Have you ever wondered why project team members decide to quit? Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind team turnover with HR expert Cindi Filer. Discover the pitfalls project managers should avoid to retain their team members, foster a thriving workplace environment, and optimize your most valuable resource: your people.

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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

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The Power of Words: Transitioning from 'Project' to 'Product'

Scrum.org

“Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic.” – a line not only for the fantastical worlds but also for the realms of our daily professional lives. Today, let’s delve into one such magical transformation: transitioning from a ‘Project’ to a ‘Product’ mindset. The vocabulary we choose communicates our thoughts and shapes our perspectives, actions, and outcomes.

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Leadership Futures from the Next Generation: Adapting, Empowering, Thriving

The IIL Blog

By Dr. Elissa Farrow March 20, 2024 Leadership futures are where change is not a challenge but an opportunity. I am seeing a new generation of leaders emerging and am getting excited by the possibilities. These leaders recognise that their words wield the power to shape narratives, and they actively seek out dynamic, empowering approaches that transcend traditional transactional models.

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How to Make a Contractor Payment Schedule in Construction (Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Construction projects are often long and complicated endeavors. They’re also expensive. Payment is determined in the contract process, which includes the contractor payment schedule. What’s included in the contractor payment schedule and the different types are a critical part of the professional relationship between the project owner and the general contractor.

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Adopting Agile Isn’t About Adopting Agile

Leading Agile

Nobody sets out to adopt agile just to adopt agile. Companies invest in agile because they think it will help them solve a business problem. They hope Agile will help the delivery teams work more efficiently, decrease defects, or provide a more collaborative working environment. But many times, when the rubber meets the road, agile gets relegated to another thing the teams do.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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Charting Complexity: Scrum's Compass for Navigating Uncertain Waters (From PM to PSM 11)

Scrum.org

The project management principle "Navigating Complexity" finds a natural ally in the Scrum framework. Scrum is fundamentally designed to address complexity through its adaptive, iterative approach. For Project Managers transitioning to Scrum Masters, understanding how Scrum excels in navigating complexity is crucial. Scrum's lightweight yet robust framework is geared towards generating value by providing adaptive solutions to complex problems.

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10 Best Cost Management Software in 2024 [Detailed Overview]

Teamweek

Project cost management software helps businesses efficiently plan, estimate, and manage project costs with features like: Cost estimation and forecasting Budget management Profitability insights Expense tracking To help you choose the right software from the multitude of options available, we analyzed and selected the ten best cost management tools.

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Unleashing success! What IT Project Management can learn from Crufts

Project Accelerator News

Blog by Nicol Cutts, Head of Projects, Professional Services at Stoneseed. Crufts, the world’s most prestigious dog show, just happened in Birmingham (as I write) – and I was there. Now, it may feel like an unlikely source of inspiration for IT Project Management, but as both our worlds are all about “best in class” I thought it might be fun to explore the parallels between Crufts and IT Project Management!

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Start Learning in Minutes with IIL!

The IIL Blog

By E. LaVerne Johnson Founder, President, and CEO International Institute for Learning, Inc. At no time in history has our world changed in the way we are changing today: Artificial Intelligence has and will transform the way we work; and how we work today may look very different tomorrow. But one thing will always be a constant: the human desire to learn.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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How Can We Simplify Starting with Kanban in Our Organisation?

Scrum.org

Embarking on the journey of integrating Kanban into our organisational fabric seems daunting at first glance. Yet, as I've discovered through my own experience, the process is imbued with an inherent simplicity that belies the profound impact it can have on our workflow and productivity. This exploration is not so much a dive into a new methodology but a philosophical shift towards greater efficiency and clarity in our daily tasks.

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Brewing Success: Managing Your eLearning Project One Cup at a Time

PM Times

Coffee is a staple of my morning routine. With little deviation, I make my coffee as soon as I sleepily saunter into the kitchen. I don’t think much about it, the process is nearly hard-coded at this point: choice of favorite mug, mug placed, coffee prepped, brew cycle on- then I await the pop-pop-popping of […] The post Brewing Success: Managing Your eLearning Project One Cup at a Time appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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Understanding the 8 Functions Associated with Project Management

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you struggling to effectively manage your projects amidst evolving requirements and stakeholder expectations? Project management involves various critical functions, from ensuring seamless coordination to task deadlines, articulating clear objectives, and managing resources. However, navigating these functions can pose significant challenges for project managers, impacting progress and success.

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Top 7 Work Management Software in 2024

NimbleWork

In the modern workplace, where teams are distributed across various locations and time zones, the demand for seamless collaboration and efficient workflow management has reached unprecedented levels. As businesses strive to stay competitive in a rapidly evolving landscape, the ability to coordinate tasks, communicate seamlessly, and track project progress becomes paramount.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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7 Steps - A Product Owner’s Guide to Strategic Scrum

Scrum.org

Diving into the world of product development is like embarking on an epic adventure. It’s about discovery, facing challenges, and, most importantly, understanding the people we’re designing for. This journey is exhilarating, filled with opportunities for innovation and moments of genuine connection. As we navigate this path, let’s talk about blending the strategic wisdom of Professional Scrum with the creative spirit that fuels our work.

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Epicflow Updates: Managing Teams and Dividing Project Work into Phases

Epicflow Blog

The Epicflow team continues implementing the most powerful functionality to provide our clients with a variety of tools to juggle projects and resources most efficiently. This time, we’ve prepared updates that will prove useful for those who work in an Agile environment, use Jira + Epicflow integration as well as those dealing with manufacturing, machine building, and other complex phased projects.

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Understanding the Organizational Governance System as Project Managers

Project Pulse Journal

By: Hajime Estanislao, PMP, CSM Are you a Project Manager struggling to align your project objectives efforts with your organizational objectives? Is it challenging to navigate the complex landscape of project governance frameworks? Many organizations face similar challenges in ensuring projects deliver tangible value while staying aligned with strategic priorities.

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5 Steps for an Effective Employee Onboarding Process

NimbleWork

Creating an effective onboarding process is crucial for introducing new team members to your organization and ensuring a smooth transition into their roles. Effective new hire onboarding is vital for setting the stage for a successful and productive team member tenure. Here are five steps to take for an effective onboarding process: 1. Preparation and Welcome Prior to a new team member joining the organization, it’s important to do some preparation work to ensure readiness.

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From Concepts to Actionable Insights: Powering Digital Transformation Success

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

70% of most digital transformation projects fail. Learn how you can quickly improve that success rate. To be successful, digital transformation involves the strategic application of digitalization to improve a business’ entire system of production, procurement, sales, operations, human resources, and financial management. In short, to basically transform the way a company makes money and delivers value to customers.