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This Agile Contract Could Save Your Next Project

The Digital Project Manager

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Project Management Career Pathways: Contract or Permanent

Arras People

At Arras People we are always recruiting for a number of roles across a variety of industries. However, despite all the different variations of roles, there are two main types of employment: Permanent and Contract. Both offer different things and are likely to suit one person better than the other.

2018 293

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Work Breakdown Structure Tutorial and WBS Example

Techno-PM

What is a work breakdown structure?

2018 109

5 Steps to Making Your Project Meetings Effective

LiquidPlanner

“As a leader, you must consistently drive effective communication. Meetings must be deliberate and intentional—your organizational rhythm should value purpose over habit and effectiveness over efficiency.”- ”- Chris Fussell. —. Meetings.

2018 561

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.

How to Make a Change Management Plan

ProjectManager.com

A change management plan can be the difference between project success and failure. Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows you how to create the right change management plan for your project. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – How to Make a Change Management Plan.

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How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement [SIPOC Template Download]

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. And you don’t need to have six sigma training to use this simple tool.

2018 182

Top 5 Project Management Certifications To Become A Great Project Manager!

The Lazy Project Manager

Are you working as a project manager? You may want to improve your prospect. There are many certification courses for project manager you should do. We here bring the great options in project management certification.

How Data Visualization Tools Can Improve Your Project Management

ProjectManager.com

People process information differently, and there are many types of intelligences. According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, there are nine types of intelligences , which explain how individuals learn. One type of intelligence that Gardner coined is spatial, which means picture smart.

2018 396

Are regulatory projects a better fit for adaptive or deterministic delivery approaches?

Kiron Bondale

During a presentation at a local agile meetup this past week I asked the audience to think about what sorts of projects, products or organizations wouldn’t be a good fit for the use of agile or adaptive approaches and one of the attendees felt that regulatory projects weren’t suitable.

2018 156

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?

How to Create a SIPOC Model for Process Creation or Improvement

Project Bliss

If you have a project that involves any type of process improvement, a SIPOC Model is a great tool to get your team started. And you don’t need to have six sigma training to use this simple tool.

2018 170

Plausible or probable?

Musings on Project Management

Ponder this for a moment: Adding detail to the description of an uncertainty may make it seem less probable (the more you know, the less you think it will happen than a more abstract version), though it may make it more plausible Now move forward to that first tool of choice among risk managers, the risk register. The logic is this: As detail abounds and abstraction abates, plausibility Risk Management Statistics

2018 190

Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Agile project management can be a great help in a wide variety of projects, but if it is not fully understood, there will be problems. In Agile, there are unique terms and ways of working that can be bewildering for those new to the methodology.

2018 410

Project Manager or Project Leader? What’s the Difference?

Online PM Courses

Are you a Project Manager or a Project Leader? And how would you be able to tell the difference? This is an important question that can easily get bogged down in academic niceties and philosophic distinctions. But the fact is that we all kind of recognize the difference when we experience it.

2018 106

Managing The Project Budget - Developing Your Project Management Skills

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

Lean Thinking and the Parable of the Underbrush

Leading Agile

Years ago we lived in Ohio. In our front yard there was a circular bed with a small tree in the center, surrounded by thick shrubbery. The shrubs throve, but the tree looked as if it was barely alive.

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What flavor is your scope creep?

Musings on Project Management

Can there be scope creep in Agile? Doesn't agile define it away in a stroke: "Scope is whatever is prioritized in the backlog that fits within the budget (OPM, other people's money) and the time. The backlog changes all the time, but that's not creep, it's just backlog management." What I just wrote is a "best value" definition of scope. But, sometimes it doesn't sell. I credit my agile. agile Project Management schedule

2018 188

A Case For The Vital, But Often Avoided, Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Trello

I want to talk to you about sprint retrospectives, but first I have to tell you a story about self-assessment. Productivity

2018 400

Professions in Project Management (#2) – The Project Engineer

Inloox

In project management, terms such as project manager and project engineer are often used synonymously and people get confused. This is why we want to introduce the project engineer in more detail in this second part of the ‘Professions in project management’ series. Tasks of a project engineer Project engineers organize and monitor the execution of technical projects and take over project management during the implementation phase.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

The 9 Best Leadership Games for Skill Development

ProjectManager.com

Leadership is not an academic pursuit. Leaders aren’t working in the abstract, but rather in the here and now. They are thrown into situations and must act. Their success is not based on clever interpretations of famous quotes or methodologies, but on unifying a group to achieve a common goal.

10 Key Skills Every Construction Project Manager Should Master

Teamweek

Within the construction world, project managers are more commonly referred to as general contractors. From managing the construction of both residential and commercial buildings to paving roads and raising bridges, they are required to have a vast amount of knowledge in the industry.

Sometimes Less is More

Leading Agile

When it comes to software development tools, bigger is better. Apparently. Feature Bloat. Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) keep growing. Some of them have so many features I don’t even know all the things they can do. The world in my window.

2018 83

Next Practices: 5 New Future Ways of Working in Project Management

Inloox

Our ways of working in project management have continuously changed over time and keep on changing. We know exactly how we work today, but how will we work in the future? What will be important? How can we keep on delivering the best results? The key will basically be to be able not only to keep up with disruptive trends but to anticipate them and see them as an opportunity for innovation.

2018 126

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.

Top 24 Office 365 Add-Ins that will Transform Your Productivity

Appfluence

Are you looking for a list of the best Microsoft Office integrations for Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint that will ensure that you leave whatever task you are completing feeling super productive?

2018 56

What Is Involved In Operations Management?

Teamweek

Operations management is defined as the area of management concerned with designing and controlling the production process and redesigning business operations in the production of goods and services.

2018 68

Portfolios and Scenarios in Meisterplan – What’s the Difference?

Meisterplan

A topic that seems to cause a certain amount of confusion among Meisterplan users is the difference between portfolios and scenarios. The purpose of this article is to explain these two areas of functionality so that you understand what each of them does and what they are best used for.

2018 60

Persian version of the Scrum Values

Gunther Verheyen

While developing my book “ Scrum – A Pocket Guide ” (2013) I described how there is value in the Scrum Values. In 2016 the Scrum Values were added to the Scrum Guide. In 2018 some global Scrum enthusiasts translated my description into several languages.

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Beyond the Findings: The Case for UX Research in Digital Transformation

Speaker: Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research, AXA Insurance

People often think of UX research as a tactical approach to improve the usability or visual appeal of a digital product. While good research will certainly validate an existing design, using it for validation alone would be like using your iPhone solely to tell time! Join Marina Foglietta-Tereo, Head of UX Research at AXA Insurance, as she explores the unrecognized organizational, cultural, and strategic benefits of an in-house, central and mature UXR team.

On Managing Work – Not People

Agile Advice

Most leaders I work with have a common frustration they express to me: an inability to achieve significant gains in how quick and predictable they are in delivering work to their customers. In my work as a consultant, coach, and trainer, there is one strategy that I help them discover that results in dramatic change to their thinking and how they view work and workers within their organization. So what is the strategy? Flow Efficiency.

2018 52

MS Project: Pros and Cons of Microsoft’s Popular Project Management Software

Teamweek

As one of the most used project management software options out there, MS Project certainly has its reputation. While there are many positive reasons to use MS Project, there are also many drawbacks. Is MS Project right for you?

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

Mystery and Ignorance are always coexistent. Learn the truth and mystery will disappear.