Sat.Dec 14, 2019 - Fri.Dec 20, 2019

7 Steps to Deal With Scope Creep (What is Scope Creep and How Can You Avoid It?)


“You know what would be cool?”. Every project manager has heard these words and felt a chill run down their spine. With just a few words, a simple, easy-to-execute project plan can be suddenly transformed into the project management equivalent of an M.C. Escher painting.

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How to Lead a Project Post Mortem Like a Pro


When you hear the word ‘post-mortem,’ you probably envision a scene that involves a dead body. I’m a little morbid, so my imagination conjures a Victorian-era morgue with sickly gaslight flickering over a sheet-covered body. What does this Gothic image have to do with a twenty-first century project?

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What are Project Constraints and How to Manage Them

ProProfs Project Management

Working on a project is enough of a stress on its own – a whole bunch of tasks and ideas flying all over the place. Things can get especially tiresome and stressful in projects involving larger groups of people.

The Difference Between a Project and a Program

Many people might consider a program to be just one really large project. A project is a singular effort of defined duration, whereas a program is comprised of a collection of projects. Problem solved, right? Actually, it’s a bit more complex than that.

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Building Healthy Innovation Ecosystems for Your Projects

Speaker: Nick Noreña, Innovation Coach and Advisor, Kromatic

In this webinar, Nick Noreña will walk through an Innovation Ecosystem Model that he and his team at Kromatic have developed to help investors, heads of product, teachers, and executives understand how they can best support innovation in their own ecosystem. He'll also go over metrics we can use to measure the health of our ecosystems as we build more resources for innovators.

Project Management Lessons from Santa Claus

Bridge the Gap Consulting

I have one kiddo that still believes in the magic of Santa Claus. His little friends and our neighbors are also young enough to believe jolly ol’ St. Nick will be dashing through the snow and the skies on his annual trip around the globe next week.

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What are the Project Meeting Roles?

Project Risk Coach

Project meetings can be maddening. Some people come unprepared. Others get off track. And how about those that constantly check email. Let's improve your meetings through project meeting roles. Team members leave meetings with no decisions, lacking direction, and not knowing what to expect next.

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Agile and R/D

Musings on Project Management

I was recently asked if Agile and 'R/D' go together. Good question! I'm glad you asked. The issue at hand: how do you reconcile agile's call for product delivery to users every few weeks with the unknowns and false starts in a real R/D project? Let's start with OPM. Other people's money. And the first question: What have you committed to do with the money? There are two possible. agile

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How to Make your Project Successful

Virtual Project Consulting

One outcome every project manager strive for, is for their project to be successful. There are many common causes for failure, but also remedies. Find out how to make your project successful.

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To PMP, or Not To PMP

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Almost daily, there are questions posted in various project management groups asking for information about the Project Management Professional (PMP) certification. How do I obtain it? Is it worth it? Will it make me a better project manager? Will my job pay me more once I get certified?

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?

What Is a Project Management Communication Plan?

Communication is strange. It should be so easy. You say something, someone listens and understands. But it doesn’t always work out that way, does it? So, what do we do to make sure our words are heard and the message we’re trying to convey is comprehended and acted on correctly? That’s a tall order.

Four Project Meeting Problems – Which Ones Do You Want to Overcome?

Project Risk Coach

Friends, have you experienced wasteful project meetings lately? Although meetings are a fundamental communication tool, many meetings fail to achieve real results. Let’s look at four common project meeting problems: unclear purpose, topic hopping, indecision, and unclear direction.

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Might earned VALUE be an oxymoron for projects following a predictive life cycle?

Kiron Bondale

(As is often the case, one of the learners in a course I taught this week provided the inspiration for this article, so thanks Maca!). The PMBOK® Guide, Sixth Edition defines Earned Value as “ The measure of work performed expressed in terms of the budget authorized for that work.

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35 Conversation-Starter Questions for Social and Networking Events

Project Bliss

Meeting people and socializing during the holidays at work parties and social events can be stressful. These great conversation-starter questions can make meeting new people much easier. When you’re meeting someone new, it can be hard to think of what to say.

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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 Write a Business Case

A business case is the way you prove to your client, customer or stakeholder that the product you’re pitching is a sound investment. Below, we illustrate the steps to writing one that will sway them.

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7 Critical Project Management Skills That Will Help You Thrive In 2020


Project management is evolving with every passing day and so should project managers. We are moving in an age where project managers will have to wear multiple hats to cope up with emerging project management challenges. To do that efficiently, they will need to hone their project management skills.

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Dr. Harold Kerzner’s Project Management Predictions for 2020

International Institute of Learning

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. Senior Executive Director, International Institute for Learning (IIL). The landscape for project management changes almost every year. Some changes are relatively small or incremental, whereas other changes can be significant.

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One Work Breakdown Structure Example That Will Make it Clear

PM Basics

What’s the main problem with a Work Breakdown Structure example? They are all theory in a vacuum. Therefore, below you’ll find a real-life example. I just changed the names and titles under NDA.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

IT Governance: Definitions, Frameworks and Planning

Information technology is prevalent in nearly every industry and organization across the globe. It’s a diverse and challenging discipline with a lot of moving parts and critical scenarios. On top of it all, information technology is constantly evolving.

4 Things the Project Manager Should Expect of Senior Management

Brad Egeland

Project managers are used to working fairly solo. If you have a PMO of, say, 15 project managers who are each running, on average, 5 projects then that’s 75 projects that may be going on at any given time in the organization.

Career Development in Overdrive

Leading Answers

In his best-selling book  Drive: The Surprising Truth of What Motivates Us , Dan Pink explains three attributes (Autonomy, Mastery, and Purpose) that people want to feel satisfied and motivated at work. It is a great book, but we can do more. Drive only gets us started.

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How To Implement a Hybrid DevOps In Project Management?


In the early days of project management, there were a handful of principles and project management methodologies. The waterfall model used to be a preferred choice, but as time went on and project complexity increased, the waterfall model became obsolete.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

Status Report Template

Use this Excel template to streamline your status reports, improve communication with stakeholders, and deliver your presentations with greater impact.

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Project Management Simplified: The Power of Checklists and Templates

Online PM Courses

Project Management is a complex professional discipline. So, we'd all like to see Project Management simplified as much as possible - but not more so. The post Project Management Simplified: The Power of Checklists and Templates appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Retention Strategies for Millennials (& How to Keep Them Happy)


Millennials are not only the future of employment in the services industry, they have slowly become a major force within businesses everywhere.

What is Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) in Project Management? Type & Guidelines

ProProfs Project Management

WBS (work breakdown structure) is a method to make complex projects more manageable. It means breaking down a project into tasks and subtasks so that there is no room for confusion in the future.

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.

Operational Planning: How to Make an Operation Plan

Project success, specifically on a team level, happens after you put a solid operational plan in place. Without an operational plan, team members can lose sight of their tasks, budgets can skyrocket and pandemonium can ensue.

How project management trends will change in 2020


Top Trends in Project Management to Follow in 2020 We’ve seen many project management trends come to life this year. 2019 is the year when technology has started to revolutionize project management with innovative software.

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Ask A PM: I Have a New Hire – How Do I Make Our Relationship Work?


“Dear Elizabeth: I have a new hire starting on the team, a junior project manager. How can I make our new relationship work? I want to give her meaningful tasks, but I’m personally drowning in work, and I need someone to take some of the burden.” ” First: Congratulations! It sounds as if you’ve had a conversation with management and got the support you desperately needed.

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