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Scrum values can help your team become psychologically safe

Kiron Bondale

While teaching a class earlier this week, a learner asked how will team members start to feel psychologically safe, especially if they are working in a company whose culture isn’t fully supportive of this critical ingredient to a high performing team.


How to Successfully Execute a Plan

Planning is the backbone that holds up any project. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to take that plan and execute it right. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – How to Successfully Execute a Plan. Execute is a verb.

The (not so) Hidden Art of Productive Internal Meetings


Internal meetings account for more than 60% of all the meetings held by the. Business

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10 Knowledge Areas of Project Management (PMBOK 6) With PPT & PDF

Girl's Guide to PM

This article reviews and explains the 10 project management Knowledge Areas from the PMBOK® Guide – Sixth Edition. You can view a PowerPoint of the Knowledge Areas and grab a PDF download below. Knowledge Areas: Definition. What exactly are ‘Knowledge Areas’?

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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?

3 Ways Your Team Makes Your Project More Risky

Project Risk Coach

This is a guest article by Elizabeth Harrin from Much of the time, risk management at the beginning of a project looks like getting the team in a room to review the whole project and work out what might be coming that could affect how the project proceeds.

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Tool Review: Leantime – Project Management System

The Digital Project Manager

Do you remember being a kid and playing Super Mario Brothers? You know, you’d get. The post Tool Review: Leantime – Project Management System appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Reviews Tools Tools Agile Sponsored

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From Technical to Exceptional Book Giveaway

Girl's Guide to PM

Recently I reviewed Andrew Zeitoun’s training course, From Technical to Exceptional. It is about transitioning from a technical expert to a team leader or project manager. I found his course very grounded in reality and I recommend you check out my review. Andrew Zeitoun.

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Project Management Q&A: I’m Getting Nowhere with My Job Applications. What am I Doing Wrong?

Arras People

I’ve applied for over 50 positions in the last few months and I’m getting nowhere – no feedback, no interviews. What am I doing wrong? This will be my first project management role since gaining my CAPM and graduating from college. First up, are the jobs you’re applying for at the right level for your current experience level?

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Seven Priorities for Project Managers in 2019

Anyone who tells you, with 100% certainty, what 2019 will look like at the start of the year is bonkers. The best we can do is to recognize that the seed of each new year was planted in the previous year.

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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.

How to Excel at Project Integration Management


Project integration management can make running complex projects easier. Read on to learn how this strategy can transform the way you run projects. Being a project manager isn’t easy. There are countless tasks to worry about, and in most cases, just as many people to work with.

Ask a PM: How to Motivate the Team When It Thinks It Should Stop


Dear Elizabeth: My project team and the exec leadership team are not on the same page. How do you motivate the team when it thinks it should stop but the senior stakeholders direct us to keep going? This situation has a major disconnect in it.

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Project Management Q&A: Do I Need Scrum Master to Work on More Exciting Projects?

Arras People

I want to work on more exciting projects, something more innovative and digitally driven, do I need to become a Scrum Master to do that? Organisations are not getting rid of Project Managers and replacing them with Scrum Masters to deliver innovative projects which may require a more Agile approach.


17 Scrum Master Interview Questions to Find the Right Hire

The scrum master is a key member of the scrum team, but also a somewhat misunderstood one, which can make the hiring process problematic. Put simply, the scrum master is the person responsible for promoting and supporting scrum. But what does that mean?


Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

No points in projects!

Musings on Project Management

There should be no points in projects That is, there should be no single-point estimates -- old news to be sure, but timeless But also there should be no single points of simultaneity, like events finishing "at the same time". But what about "now", as in "right now on the clock"? Is "now" not often a point in the PMO schedule? Not exactly. A somewhat startling observation is that scientists. estimate Project Management schedule

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What is Risk Tolerance? | Video

Online PM Courses

No one would tolerate a project that is too risky! So, what is risk tolerance? 5-minute Video. The post What is Risk Tolerance? Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management in Under 5 Project Risk Management

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How to Be Productive When You’re Overwhelmed


Has this ever happened to you? You’re having a perfectly good morning. A warm cup of coffee is in your hand, and you think you’ve got your workload under control when suddenly it hits you—. You actually have a small avalanche of prioritized work to get through within the next two weeks, and it doesn’t help that your to-do list is lengthening by the minute. Having a lot to do and having too much to do are very different things.

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How to Know When It’s Time to Quit Your Job

If you’re asking yourself, “Should I quit my job?” then it sounds like you’re ready for a change. But how do you know for sure? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to decide when it’s time to quit your job and move on to better opportunities.

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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.

Burn-down chart: an analogy

Musings on Project Management

It seems that there is always confusion the first time someone rolls up on an agile methods burn down chart: What are we burning? How much is there to burn? How long does it take? What is the starting point? When does it end? An analogy Think of a burn down chart in the same way you regard the fuel gauge in your car: You fill up the tank You drive around, consuming fuel Eventually, it agile

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Is DevOps Possible Without Agile?

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

A few months ago, I was having a coffee with a fellow Agile Coach talking about DevOps when he suddenly says “what is DevOps anyway?”. To which I replied, “You’re right!”. Sounds like a joke? It’s not! In IT projects DevOps is nothing more than pure Agile implemented properly.

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Mike Cottmeyer, Live, at TriAgile 2019

Leading Agile

Whitepaper Lead a Structured and Disciplined Agile Transformation Download Now. In order to achieve business Agility, Agile has to be applied in a certain context.

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What to Do When You’re Bored at Work

Everyone gets bored sometimes. But at work there is always something to keep you busy. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, helps you get over boredom at work. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – What to Do When You’re Bored at Work.

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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.

What is a Workflow? How to Create a Winning Workflow for Your Process


There's a quote most commonly attributed to Einstein that says "insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." " If that's true, then most of us should be put in a straightjacket.

Putting Continuous Planning Types to Work


Welcome to the finale of our four-part series that reviews the types of planning organizations have at their fingertips to convert strategy into results. At the beginning of this series, we discussed the importance of developing plans that are dynamic and continuous in order to adapt to change.

Traditional vs Cloud Security

Brad Egeland

Today, businesses are increasingly relying on data for their day to day operations. Therefore, it is crucial for organizations to have systems built on infrastructure that is not only secure but also cost-effective and scalable.

7 Easy Ways to Stay Focused on Your Goals

How can you stay focused on your goals when there are always dozens of distractions pulling you in myriad directions? Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how! Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference. In Review – 7 Easy Ways to Stay Focused on Your Goals.

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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.

How Does Sprint Planning Work?A SoundNotes Tutorial

Leading Agile

In this week’s SoundNotes we’re focusing on one of the fundamental elements in Scrum: The Sprint Planning Meeting.


Best Tools For Managing A Virtual Team


7 Effective Tools For Managing A Virtual Team The era of digital entrepreneurs is on the rise and with that comes the need of having virtual teams. Now, finding remote employees and getting them on board with a project is easy.

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Road Trippin’ Organizational Change: The Beginning

Project Management Essentials

Most organizational change efforts do not succeed. They fail to achieve the desired results. They are disruptive and sometimes leave the company worse-off. An oft-cited statistic is that 70% of organizational change efforts fail.

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