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Top 10 Books on Change Management (2020 edition)

Girl's Guide to PM

Change management is so important for making sure that the change you deliver is embedded in the organisation. In other words, if you want people to use what you create — or to shift their ways of working to the new standards and processes you implement — then you have to help them through the transition. Here’s my list of top change management books for leaders. See this list (and some extras) on Amazon. Leading Change by John P. Kotter. Professor John P.

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The Best Collaboration Software of 2020 for Remote & In-House Teams

Collaboration is more important than ever as more people are working from home and teams are distributed across the globe. Getting people to work together in a room is hard enough, but when they’re miles or even a time zone away it can feel close to impossible. Collaboration software is the grease that turns the collaboration wheel. It helps teams work better together.

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How To Write A Project Scope Statement That’ll Save Your Bacon

The Digital Project Manager

The post How To Write A Project Scope Statement That’ll Save Your Bacon appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides How-to Project Planning Scope Management Topics

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Building virtual teams starts with effective kick-off meetings

Kiron Bondale

Remote teaming is not a new concept but physical distancing restrictions have forced many project managers who had never previously worked with teams of dispersed team members to quickly adapt. While this transition might create a few hiccups with a well established team it will much more challenging when we are working with teams whose members have never worked together.

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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?

Daily Standup for Remote Workers: The Most Important 15 Minutes of the Day


Due to the current situation, many project teams have to work from home. In order to enable a structured workflow and to keep track of who has to do what and which tasks still have to be done, there is a simple method: the Daily Standup. The short meeting originally comes from the agile projectmanagement method Scrum. In agile, the Daily Scrum is a central event where the team meets every day to agree on upcoming tasks.

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Picking the Perfect Project Manager to Oversee a System Selection


Choosing a software system for an organization is something that businesses need to pay special attention to. Such systems do not pick themselves, and when it comes to finding one that is right for your specific company needs, you might encounter conflicting opinions on the matter. Ultimately, you need a capable project manager to evaluate various views and requirements and then identify the right system for your organization.

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What is Design Thinking? Human-centered Problem-solving | Video

Online PM Courses

With the continuing rise of Agile Project Management, a term Project Managers are hearing more often is Design Thinking. So, What is Design Thinking? The post What is Design Thinking? Human-centered Problem-solving | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Agile Project Management Important ideas Project Management in Under 5 video

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“A Few Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know”

Gunther Verheyen

My new book “97 Things Every Scrum Practitioner Should Know” is now available. In a Zoom Webinar I have read following Things from the book: article 4. Ken Schwaber – Scrum is simple. Just use it as is. article 28. James O. Coplien – Specialization is for insects. article 30. Bas Vodde – Digital tools considered harmful: Jira. article 33. James W. Grenning – Agile is more than sprinting. article 58. Marcus Raitner – The court jester at the touchline. article 69.


What is Project Time Management?

ProProfs Project Management

Project time management refers to skills, tools, and techniques, which businesses use to manage time while working on project activities. Time’ and ‘Deliverables’ are the two major factors that you need to take care of during the project life cycle. It is so because clients evaluate success or failure by considering the timeframe in which you have rendered project deliverables. Managing time during the project development process is nothing but the holy grail for businesses.

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Effective Retrospectives in the Age of Coronavirus

Growing Agile

Agile Alliance and Retrium are holding a series of webinars titled Suddenly Distributed. This was the first one I joined, and I highly recommend watching it. A recap and recording of this webinar can be found here: [link].

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Available For Remote Work

Leading Answers

Do you need relevant, high-quality articles for your corporate website? Are you looking for an expert in leadership, agile, or project management? Maybe you require some training materials, exam preparation support, or remote coaching? I am available for remote work. If you like the ideas on this site or in my books, please get in touch, I would love to discuss opportunities to work together. Details.

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How to Hire a Freelancer in 6 Steps


There are plenty of guides online on how to become a freelancer, but not as many on how to hire a freelancer. The internet is a vast place and finding the right person to do a job for you can be quite challenging. Here are some of my top tips on how to hire a freelancer, coming from someone who has both worked as a freelancer and hired freelancers before. Step 1: Determine the scope of work. Before going any further, the first thing you need to do is determine exactly what needs to be done.

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Importing Data from Excel to MS Project


MS Excel is a generic tool that can be used in many situations. In terms of project management, it is an average tool for preparing project schedules, at best. It is generally believed that MS Project is a much better solution than Excel could ever be for project scheduling. This is because Excel has some inherent disadvantages for creating and maintaining project schedules.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

12 Best Internal Communication Tools For Remote Teams To Get Work Done


A list of communication tools in the workplace that you can use to bring remote teams together and solve the major challenges faced while working remotely. Internal Communication is one of the most important, yet highly ignored aspects of modern workplaces. In one of the surveys published by Queens University , it was concluded that 3 in 4 employers rate collaboration as very important.

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How Savvy PMOs Actualize Project Visibility


Does your PMO provide the project visibility and insights required to help the organization deliver on strategy? For some PMOs, project visibility is limited to just project status. This two-part blog series outlines how to design our own set of reports, analytics, dashboards, and KPIs to elevate visibility and provide the strategic insights your multiple stakeholders need to make critical decisions. The Savvy PMO extends visibility and reporting to six key areas: Project Status and Health.

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Outcome-Based Planning w/ Greg DePasquale

Leading Agile

Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. In this episode of SoundNotes, LeadingAgile Managing Consultant, Greg DePasquale explains what Outcome-Based Planning is, how it works, why it’s so critical for enabling successful delivery, and how it works at different levels of the organization. In outcome-based planning, we focus on “a results-driven plan rather than plan-driven results.”

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How to clear PSM and PSPO Assessment Without Attending a Training


With many an organization now preferring Professional Scrum Master (PSM) and Professional Product Owner (PSPO) from over other similar certifications, there has been a surge in enquiries around these certifications. Unlike most of the other certification bodies taking training from is not mandatory to get yourself certified.

Leading Under Uncertainty

Speaker: Greg Coticchia, CEO & Founder of ENTRA

Organizations of all types and sizes are facing common challenges of how to deal with the uncertainty in our current professional and personal lives. How can you plan when you are uncertain of what's next? On a product level, how can you be sure of delivering the ‘right’ messaging, products, solutions, and services to customers? How do you survive to fight the fight another day? In this session, we will discuss important tips for you as a Product Manager dealing with uncertainty. At the same time, we will discuss another important aspect of dealing with uncertainty, and that is building trust, especially while many of us are working remotely or in new or different settings.

2020 Challenges and Trends in Construction

Epicflow Blog

Construction is one of the industries that don’t follow emerging innovative trends too quickly and enthusiastically but anyway it doesn’t ignore many of them to improve its state. At the same time, this field is sensitive to all global changes taking place in the world, which forces it to adopt many of the trends. So, let’s take a look at the challenges and trends construction is facing this year, and check out if it’s ready for them. Innovative Technologies in Building: AR, VR, and 3D Printing

What Your C-Level Can Learn from Project Managers

Brad Egeland

​I have nothing against the C-level executives in any organization. They have an incredibly hard job to do and many people working around them and with them who are hopefully like-minded and providing them with the corporate info and reports they need and the support they require on a daily basis to do their jobs well. But with all that they have going on, project management is never going to be at the forefront of their thought processes.

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Industries That Benefit Most From Project Management Software


Teamwork and proper management are crucial for any business. The truth is that collaboration becomes significantly harder the larger a business gets. For businesses, this is a huge challenge as their capacity to grow will depend on the size and number of projects they are able to accomplish. Modern problems require modern solutions which is why it’s good that there are digital solutions when it comes to project management as well.

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How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master


Being a consultant, one of the activities I often indulge in is helping the organization hire a Scrum Master if needed. I know that sounds kind of counter-intuitive after having hired me as a consultant but unfortunately that does happen. So when working with a client recently, who was on a burning platform so to say, we reached a decision… The post How to Get Hired as a Scrum Master appeared first on Agilemania.


Using Continuous Customer Testing for Pandemic-Proof Product Success

Speaker: Luke Freiler, CEO and co-founder of Centercode

After weathering recessions with a wide range of iconic customers, CEO and Product Manager Luke Freiler has seen first hand the impact the Voice of the Customer has had in making or breaking tech companies during hard times. He's going to walk you through an agile process for continuous customer testing that saves you time and gives you full confidence in your products — no matter how many you're sending out the door this year.

Webinar Recap: Beyond Macros Revisited: Automating Microsoft Project for Non-Techies Part 2


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Ira Brown’s Beyond Macros Revisited: Automating Microsoft Project for Non-Techies Part 2 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members. You may wish to use this transcript for the purposes of self-paced learning, searching for specific information, and/or performing a quick review of webinar content. There may be exclusions, such as those steps included in product demonstrations.

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My PSM class of May 2020 will be online.

Gunther Verheyen

A virtual and integral learning experience. In April 2020, I facilitated my first PSM course (‘Professional Scrum Master’) in an online mode. Looking at the feedback received, I needlessly worried over the ability to have some great conversations and interactions: I was pleasantly surprised with the online setup. It did really work and definitely with the size of our group. It was a job well done!

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Top Sectors That Benefit Most From Project Management Software


Teamwork and proper management are crucial for any business. The truth is that collaboration becomes significantly harder the larger a business gets. For businesses, this is a huge challenge as their capacity to grow will depend on the size and number of projects they are able to accomplish. Modern problems require modern solutions which is why it’s good that there are digital solutions when it comes to project management as well.

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New to Remote Work? 10 Tips and Tools to Fast-Track Your Company to the New Normal


It’s a crazy time to be alive! Nations are getting hit badly economically and major industrial cities are under total lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19. Data even shows a universal decline in responses to sales teams outreach due to the pandemic. Source But it isn’t all gloom and doom as most businesses have tried to keep their brand afloat by embracing remote work. While it’s great to see remote work as a privilege during the pandemic and post-COVID, transitioning can be challenging.

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Use Discovery and Delivery to Experiment Our Way to a New Normal

Speaker: Johanna Rothman, Management Consultant, Rothman Consulting Group

Many of us are accustomed to planning for either discovery or delivery. We know how to plan for where we want to be for a product (delivery). And, we know how to plan to discover a market (discovery). Right now in 2020, those plans might not be worth anything. The world is still in upheaval—and no one has a crystal ball to know when we should plan more in-depth. Instead of planning for either discovery or delivery, we can use experiments—for all our work. When we focus on experimentation, small bets, and short feedback loops, we can create the kinds of products our customers will love.

Ramblings of a Volunteer Project & Program Manager

Bridge the Gap Consulting

“Holy s**t, what have I gotten myself into?!?!” ” I had literally joined my local Project Management Institute (PMI) chapter 72 hours ago and already I was on my second conference call talking about a registration system for PMI events. The person at the volunteer desk at the event I attended told me there wouldn’t be a huge time commitment. So, I signed up for the team I felt best suited for, expecting a meeting here and there.

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Working from Home at Appfluence, Part two


Working from Home at Appfluence, Part Two. TL;DR: Many Appfluence staff members work from home for most of the year. Over time, we have developed a playbook to make this a successful experience. If your organization is starting to work from home on a regular basis, this guide might be useful. In this first part of a three-part series, we discuss the processes that make remote work successful at our company.

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Starting Your Project Management Week off Better by Brad Egeland


Monday morning project chaos. That’s what likely awaits you as a project manager. It is a way of life for us. Think starting the day wondering who has emailed issues to you since you last checked your messages. Think arriving at your desk with voice mails from two of your project customers already waiting for you. Headaches, right? Frustrations? Commonplace occurrences? Want to get a better start next week and every week?

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