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How to Manage Project Scope

Project Risk Coach

How many times have you experienced scope creep ? You know the drill—you elicit and document the requirements. You receive sign off. You continue to see changes to the requirements. Many projects experience 10, 20, 25-percent change in requirements over the life of the project.

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Write A Project Charter: How-To Guide, Examples & Template

The Digital Project Manager

There’s tremendous value in a well-crafted project charter. Start with the project charter definition, see how it differs from a SoW, and learn what to include in a project charter (and why). The post Write A Project Charter: How-To Guide, Examples & Template appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides Scope Management

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7 awesome methods to drive employee engagement through recognition


How to Engage Employees Through Recognition When it comes to recognizing talent at work, some do it really well and some don’t do it at all. Employers those who do it well get good results, happier workforce, and more profits.

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3 Free Tools for Making Network Diagrams

What project management is good at is making the complex simple, or at least manageable. There are, of course, lots of different ways to achieve that goal, many of which are employed during the life cycle of a project.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

What’s the right sprint length for your team?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide calls sprints the “heart of Scrum” and also indicates that they should be one month or less.

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More Trending

Hub and spoke project architecture

Musings on Project Management

On the HBR Blog Network, Andrew Shipilov has a eye-catching post on "hub and spoke" project networks, or alliances between project partners, as he describes them. Say "network" to me and I always jump first to a mind's-eye image of a "mesh", but actually that's one of several general ways to think of networks, and in most situations not a good general model for governance.) Shipilov posits.

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Technical Debt: What Is It & How Do I Avoid It?

Planning for a project is essentially choosing one path forward to achieve your goals and objectives. There are many ways to proceed, but through research, experience and good judgement, the best route is picked when creating a project plan. But things don’t always work out as planned.

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How to Improve Focus When You Work From Home


Working from home is one of the most popular desires among corporate and small business workers. Some of the most recent numbers show that nearly 5 million people in the United States now work from home at least part-time. And that number is growing dramatically each year.

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How Serenity, Courage, and Wisdom Can Help You through Workplace Struggles


God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, Courage to change the things I can, . And wisdom to know the difference. The Serenity Prayer is familiar to anyone who’s been through a 12-step program like Alcoholics Anonymous.

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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?

Value stream mapping

Musings on Project Management

Value stream mapping seems to be a new label on old wine. But nevertheless, the wine ages well. In the old days, we simply called it process mapping. Value stream mapping derives from the Lean community, where of course the focus is on leaning out non-value add. So, in value stream mapping, each activity, to include the workflow of authorization and other governance, and ancillary activities, process

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Project Management Basics That Marketers Need to Know

What is project management, and how can it help marketers? While project management is an industry unto itself, it’s also a way of life. That is, project management can be applied to anything that has a beginning, middle and an end that produces a product or service.

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7 Best Practices for Successful Project Management Software Adoption


Implementing new project management software can be challenging, especially in a fast-growing company. Team members are accustomed to tracking projects using their own methods or by using simpler tools that no longer fulfill the company’s needs, and may be resistant to change.

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What is Project Integration? | Video

Online PM Courses

Projects have a lot of processes, tools, and methods. One thing allows a project manager to hold them all together. So, what is Project Integration? The post What is Project Integration? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Why You Need Empathy Maps

Leading Agile

When we develop products, we’re responsible for maximizing the value we deliver to the customer. In order to do this, we have to understand who we’re actually building the products for.

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Why Knowledge Management is Crucial to Your Team’s Success


I’m not as addicted to affirmations as some people are. You won’t find the words of dead poets and living celebrities on mugs or in framed prints in my house. There is, however, one quote I like: “Knowledge is power.”.

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Resource Under Allocation & Over Allocation: Why it Matters And How to Prevent it


Managing projects can sometimes feel like you’re walking a tightrope. Read on to learn how you can avoid under- and over-allocating resources. Project Management

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Ethics: What’s the Code of Conduct for Project Managers?

Online PM Courses

Ethics may seem like a dry subject from an ancient branch of philosophy. But a code of conduct is absolutely vital to your life as a Project Manager. The post Ethics: What’s the Code of Conduct for Project Managers? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Advice for Project Managers Project Governance Project Leadership Project Management Career code of conduct ethics Governance moral code

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Planning a System of Transformation w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

When it comes to Agile Transformation, every organization has to deal with things in the system that are blocking them from developing an Agile System of Delivery. Impediments to Transformation exist at many levels: organizations, architectural, cultural, etc.

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How Employee Experience & Training Affects Customer Experience


Customer experience has become a goal that SMBs share on a global scale. In fact, it has become so important that almost 70% of executives believe that organizations will switch focus from products to customer experience.

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Lisa Bodell on Simplification and Innovation

The IIL Blog

Lisa Bodell is the CEO of futurethink and the bestselling author of Why Simple Wins.

Risk Management Resources

Herding Cats

Risk Management is essential for development and production programs. Information about key project cost, (technical) performance, and schedule attributes is often uncertain or unknown until late in the program.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"

Do Start-Ups Need Project Management?


Do Start-Ups Need Project Management? Ashley Marron – 10 May 2019. Start-ups are definitely an exciting somewhat trailblazing type of organisation to be involved in or with. But they are definitely not for everyone and not those with a nervous disposition. It may just be me, but I like working with and running start-ups and get particularly invigorated being involved in the first steps of a product launch or a new business venture.

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Timeline Export


To create a masterpiece. To study it. To fight for it. To keep it safe. OK, wait. We’re not The Monuments Men [[link] Thankfully. But we do need the exports. And that’s why we created them. PAINTING A MASTERPIECE As with other feature requests, we dig through all the feedback we got from you.

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Efosa Ojomo on Market-Creating Innovation

The IIL Blog

Efosa Ojomo is Senior Research Fellow and Lead of Global Prosperity Research at the Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation.

Software Estimating Resources

Herding Cats

This blog page is dedicated to the resources used to estimate software-intensive systems using traditional and agile development methods. This papers and other resources were retrieved from public sites.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Episode 120: Building a Remote or Distributed Project Team

PM for the Masses

Cesar Abeid and Karen Arnold of Automattic talk about the benefits of building a distributed/remote team and how to get started. Cesar Abeid and Karen Arnold of Automattic talk about the benefits of building a distributed/remote team and how to get started. Books Interviews Podcast Soft Skills

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United They Stand: UPQODE's Digital Success and Passion


_WRITTEN BY MARIIA SHVETS, PROJECT MANAGER AT UPQODE_ HOW ARE YOU MAKING AN IMPACT ON THE WORLD? UPQODE [[link] is a place that feels like home to every stakeholder. How are we accomplishing this? There is no secret, only an attitude. Our mission is to help companies become more successful in the digital world. Having assisted more than 20 industries, we dive deep in each sphere trying to understand our client’s needs and preferences.

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Stephen Denning on Business Agility

The IIL Blog

Stephen Denning is a former director of the World Bank, renowned speaker and author (his most recent book, The Age of Agile , has 4.5 stars on Amazon).

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