Sat.Jun 13, 2020 - Fri.Jun 19, 2020

A Quick Guide to Kanban Cards

Kanban, or billboard in Japanese, is a visual tool for scheduling. It was first introduced on the floor of the Toyota factory as a just-in-time manufacturing method that delivered just the materials needed at the time they were needed.

2020 56

ROWE: The Results-Based Culture that Supercharges Team Accountability

Girl's Guide to PM

When I regularly traveled into London, I’d be at my desk by 7.45am. I was often one of the first people in, and I know others noticed. In reality, I did it because I left work at 4.30pm, and that meant I could do my commute there and back and always get a seat on the train.

2020 246

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15 Virtual Team Building Activities for Passionate and Loyal Teams

Project Bliss

These virtual team building activities can help your team build stronger bonds and work better together. Even if they’re not in the same room or even the same city. Team building exercises are an intentional way of strengthening bonds across the team.

2020 156

Leadership in Project Management: The Complete Guide

PM Basics

This is complete guide on leadership in project management. The cool thing about it? It’s full of practical tips. It fully comes from my practical experience in managing software development projects for nine years. Here you’ll learn: What is leadership in project management in practice?

Bridging the Gap: Implementing CIO Leadership in Project Management

Speaker: Clint Padgett, President & CEO, Project Success Inc.

You may have a visionary CIO and very capable project managers. You may have the best tech, the latest software, and stellar talent. But if you can’t establish a dynamic, collaborative team with a clear mission, then your project will slip through the cracks. It’s time for CIOs to unlock their "people potential" and learn the leadership skills that will lead to satisfied project managers and more than satisfactory project results. Join Clint Padgett, CEO and President of Project Success Inc., and bridge the gap between CIOs and Project Managers to create a passionate and successful team.

Don’t ignore appetite when it comes to risk response!

Kiron Bondale

I’ll admit to being hyperbolic with the title of this article, but a question posed today in one of the project management LinkedIn discussion groups managed to sidetrack what I was intending to write about this week. The author asked what needs to be considered when planning risk responses.

2020 181

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The 12 Agile Principles. Part One.

Growing Agile

Much is said and written about the Agile Manifesto that if I were to write about it, I’m sure it wouldn’t be anything that hasn’t been said before.

2020 114

Value system as a business doctrine

Musings on Project Management

Consider, if you will, this value system arranged as a Belief and an Operating Principle, adapted from "Maximizing Project Value" Chapter 1 (one of my books): Quality is free: We value doing the right job (value adding) in the right way (training and skill development) the first time (correct systemic errors). There is no substitute for ethical, honest, and transparent transactions: As. Project Value

2020 163

Microsoft Project Do’s and Don’ts: Identifying Early and Future Task Tracking


As project managers, I suspect we’ve all considered starting or completing work in the future. When you think about it, although jumping ahead to tracking future work could seem handy, this ability has the potential to cause some problems, too. Would your cost and work reports be skewed?

2020 76

Expert Roundup: How to Work From Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak

ProProfs Project Management

The whole world is suffering from the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. Countries like the USA, Italy, etc. used to be hailed for their unprecedented medical facility are facing their worst due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 77

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?

A Project Manager’s Takeaways from the State of Resource Management 2020


The Resource Management Institute (RMI) just released its 6 th Annual State of Resource Management Report for 2020 and the new insights it provides will prove extremely valuable to project managers (PMs) who want to achieve improvements in their organizations.

2020 85

“Projects” Are the New Career Ladder. Here’s How You Can Benefit


Illustration: Virginia Gabrielli. If you could base your career path on your interests and skills, why wouldn’t you? Decades ago, the workforce was fairly stable. Employers could count on their employees staying for the long haul and employees could count on a job with benefits and a pension.

2020 77



Saving Time with Tips, Keyboard Shortcuts, and Macros. Project has many data manipulation tools and ways to set up easy access to different commands. Implementing these shortcuts will allow you to work faster and with less mistakes.

2020 72

These Limiting Beliefs Are Preventing You From Being Successful


Many of us are constantly striving to grow professionally and personally in our lives. Every new year we set aside some time to establish brand new objectives and things we want to achieve.

2020 76

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

4 Key Indicators your PMO Maturity is Lagging


PMO maturity has become a prominent focus for organizations that want to transform the way they approach project management (PM), manage operational processes and enhance overall business growth and development.

2020 78

Agile Planning: A Beginner’s Guide To Planning & Executing Iterative Projects


With more customers looking at reducing project risks and realizing value faster, more teams are adopting agile methods. According to a PMI survey , over 70 percent of businesses report using some form of agile to plan and execute projects.

2020 52

Software Silos: How A Centralized Agency Management System Can Help

Function Point

Working within cross-functional teams can quickly turn into a frustrating game of Telephone if different functions aren’t on the same page. An increased dependence on multiple people and systems can often lead to misinformation, double-entry, or sometimes no information at all.

2020 62

Selecting and Running Agile Pilots w/ Justin Polk

Leading Agile

Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud.

2020 71

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

What is the State of Agile adoption today?

Virtual Project Consulting

Discover key findings in the 14th annual State of Agile report about Agile methods and practices, Agile benefits, scaling Agile, Agile Project Management tools, metrics, Devops and Value Stream Management.

2020 60

I Tried a Four-Day Workweek. Here’s What Changed


Illustration: Annelise Capossela. There are many things my freelance life makes possible, from collaboration with great clients to midday workout classes. The common factor is flexibility. I have the freedom to take on more projects if I find interesting work I’m excited to do.

2020 65

Learning Project Management Lessons from: The Last Dance

Arras People

Netflix’s latest sports documentary: The Last Dance , is amassing millions of views and also stellar ratings from its wide-ranging audience. So, if you have an interest in sports, both individual and team, I would definitely recommend giving it a watch.

2020 259

Registration Now Open for MPUG’s Vendor Showcase 2020


We are again bringing you the latest products and services for enhancing Microsoft Project in a no pressure, stress-free environment this July. These sessions will demo the latest and greatest offerings.

2020 67

Business Agile: A Roadmap for Transforming Your Management & Adapting to the VUCA Environment

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker/Author, The Lazy Project Manager

Businesses everywhere are trying to “get business agile”—but it’s not easy to adapt to becoming this adaptive. How can conventional organizations succeed in this transformation? In this webinar, Peter Taylor will walk through the change process step by step, and look at a tried and tested transformation roadmap: benefits are outlined, solutions to common challenges offered, and tried and tested methods and tools provided. It will be a guide towards a decentralized and management style that offers more successful decision making through collaboration.

Lessons Learned Agenda Template

Girl's Guide to PM

This month’s freebie is a template for a lessons learned meeting agenda. What’s This Template For? A lessons learned meeting is where you review what went well and what didn’t go well on a project.

2020 246

10 Habits of Successful Project Managers


Looking for ways to be more productive every single day as a project manager? Studies show that developing habits designed to overcome procrastination, get to the final product, and focus on daily accomplishments have the greatest impact on productivity.

Virtual teams: the comprehensive guide to leading with technology


The way that people have worked has changed drastically in the past hundred years. From the invention of the 8 hour workday, to Henry Ford’s creation of the weekends , to debates on whether we should cut the working day and week down even more.

2020 78

Tips for Working From Home When the House is Packed


Nobody could have anticipated 2020’s huge shift to working from home. The emergence of COVID-19 has seen millions forced to stay indoors. Furthermore, many houses are packed with people, due to shuttered schools and businesses.

2020 78

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.

Hub Planner release Booking Category Groups to the suite of Resource Management features.

Hub Planner

Reading Time: 6 minutes Booking Category Groups – Hub Planner’s new feature release for the Resource Management Tool. One of the core functions of Hub Planner is to quickly identify ‘Who is working on what right now?’

2020 42

High Volume Hiring: Top 3 Challenges and How to Overcome Them


Hiring is tough. And when you have a job opening with hundreds and even thousands of applicants, it becomes even tougher. High volume hiring refers to a situation where you have to fill a large number of positions in a fairly short time period.

2020 52

5 Things You Should Know About Project Cybersecurity by Brad Egeland


Cybersecurity is an interesting topic – no doubt about it. But it becomes a scary topic if your organization falls victim to a vicious cyber attack that leaves your company’s, your clients’, or your projects’ sensitive data affected or vulnerable.

2020 42