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How to Use the Risk Assessment Matrix in Project Management


In today’s age of ever-fluctuating market trends, risks are inevitable. Whether you’re running a start-up or are a part of a giant corporate culture, eventually you’ll be faced with risks that need your utmost dedication for timely mitigation.

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6 Tips to Boost Team Motivation for Your Agile Team


Being an Agile team is all about adopting the Agile frameworks to the core – both in project management and team collaboration.


Agile Self-Organization: Band-Aid for a Broken Leg

Pawel Brodzinski

One of the concepts that has been widely popularized by Agile movement is self-organization of teams. It lands very nicely in any Agile context, no matter the discussed method or even a general approach one might have to Agile implementations.

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Why You Should Schedule Around People, Not Tasks

Girl's Guide to PM

. Tzvi Zucker, Marketing Manager at Proggio. I’m pleased to be working with Proggio to bring you this thought-provoking article from Tzvi Zucker, Marketing Manager. The nature of the modern business environment is constantly evolving. Project management has wrought much change.

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Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

10 Ways to Generate Blog Ideas

Trying to come up with new blog post ideas is rough. You want to write about something that you find interesting. But you also want write something that other people find interesting too, since you want people to read your post. Satisfying both is no easy task.

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The 3 Biggest Lies in Project Management

The Digital Project Manager

There’s loads of misconceptions about what to expect from a project manager. Here’s 3 huge assumptions people make about PM and advice for setting the record straight. The post The 3 Biggest Lies in Project Management appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. PM Skills & Best Practices

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The Best Project Management Blogs for 2019

Online PM Courses

When we did our roundup of the 50 best Project Management Blogs in 2017 it quickly became one of our most popular posts. You folks do like reading about project management! And that’s great. But shift happens. Things change.

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9 Ways to Be a Lucky Project Manager

Have you noticed how some people seem to be lucky in life? Or lucky at work? Have you ever wondered how that happens, why some people have good fortune? My dictionary defines luck as, “Events beyond our control that seem to be subject to chance.”

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The Four Keys to Successful Portfolio, Programme and Project Management (P3M) Performance

Arras People

Organisations that consistently deliver their portfolios of programmes and projects on an ongoing basis, do so by deliberately developing four crucial key areas. Process.

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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?

Will all improvement ideas from a retrospective consume capacity?

Kiron Bondale

The Scrum Guide indicates “ The Scrum Retrospective is an opportunity for the Scrum Team to inspect itself and create a plan for improvements to be enacted during the next Sprint.

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Five Ways to Thank Your Team without Breaking the Bank


With Thanksgiving in a couple of days and the December holidays approaching, I’m reminded of the importance of taking the time to recognize the team. As managers, we should recognize teams frequently, but the end of the year usually provides us with the formal opportunity.

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How to Write an Executive Summary: A Quick Guide

Here’s the good news: an executive summary is short. It’s part of a larger document and, as the name implies, summarizes the longer report. Here’s the bad news: it’s a critical document that can be challenging to write.

2018 Budget Adds New IR35 Twist

Arras People

The biggest news for many project management practitioners in the 2018 Budget delivered by Philip Hammond, was his decision to delay any implementation of the new IR35 regime in the Private Sector until April 2020.

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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.

Great project management

Musings on Project Management

Give pause to this insight: "The mark of a great ship handler is never getting into a situation requiring great ship handling" Admiral Ernest J. King The paraphrase is obvious: The mark of a great project manager is never getting into a situation requiring great great project management Buy them at any online book retailer! Project Management Quotations

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How to Resist the FOMO as a Digital Nomad


FOMO is a real thing. Although its effects vary from person to person, it’s especially strong with me. Why is that, you might ask? Well, for the past year I’ve been making the most of working remotely by living in different places around the world.

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What Is SIPOC? How to Use a SIPOC Diagram

What is SIPOC, and how does one use a SIPOC diagram? It’s a method to improve process, and Jennifer Bridges, PMP, shows how it can be used as yet another tool to help you manage your project. Here’s a screenshot of the whiteboard for your reference! In Review – What Is SIPOC?

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Looking for PMP Exam Prep? Hear Why This Person Chose Cheetah Learning

Brad Egeland

The Cheetah difference. Cheetah Learning students learn accelerated learning techniques to create a whole-body, whole-mind, whole-person learning experience in which they can quickly assimilate a large amount of content in a way that speeds instant recall. Here's a 5-star review from Ms. Tiffany Jackson - a recent student of Cheetah's - on her experience with the Cheetah fast way. This course was imperative to my success for obtaining my PMP. I have real test anxiety that is almost paralyzing.

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Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

Initiative and independent action

Musings on Project Management

From Viscount Nelson, victorious British commander in chief at the naval battle of Trafalgar, we get this insight for initiative and independent action, as described by Admiral James Stavridis in his book "Sea Power": Nelson knew he would not have clear and instantaneous communication. making] precise command and control impossible. As [Nelson] said in his [planning] memorandum: " leadership

What is Planning Poker? | Video

Online PM Courses

Estimating project work package times and the times it will take to build products or deliverables is one of the most difficult parts of Project Management. One great tool is Planning Poker. It comes from the world of Agile Project management, and Scrum, but is far more widely applicable.

10 Most Revealing Behavioral Interview Questions for Employers

The interview process offers a chance to dig deeper than a resume’s bullet points, and with the right interview questions, you can really experience the personality of a candidate.

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Cheers to Another Wonderful Thanksgiving Thanks to Project Management


Project #1: Thanksgiving Dinner Scope The key to good project management is a clearly defined scope. Decide beforehand how big your Thanksgiving dinner is going to be, how many dishes you want to offer and so on. Be aware of the so called ‘scope creep’: going overboard with fancy ingredients and elaborate decorations will significantly increase your budget. Task Plan and Schedule A comprehensive task plan will help you prioritize your tasks and keep an overview of what you have to do.

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Encouraging Innovation in an Established Product Culture

Speaker: Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies

Innovation is both a process and an outcome. The best way to begin innovating your products is by innovating your internal process. We'll explore the challenges, solutions, and hands-on techniques for becoming a successful "agent of change" within a well-established product culture. We'll examine the importance of UX and user-centric feature analysis, the adaptation of Agile Methodologies to the creative process, as well as a way to drive successful culture change for setting expectations and winning approvals with cross-functional stakeholders. Innovation and Leadership go hand in hand. Join Richard Cardran, Chief Creative Officer and VP Strategy, HIA Technologies, as we assess some case studies to see how to lead with a clear strategy well-defined tactics, and an unbiased understanding of the fundamental question: "why are you innovating?"


Musings on Project Management

So, I'm just catching up with the buzz about blitz-scaling, the business model that says: Get to scale fast! Actually, get to even larger scale even faster. Blitz your way there! Only the fastest to scale wins; there's hardly a spot for number two One might ask: What's the debt and debris accumulated in blitzing scale? Reid Hoffman has an answer in his book, titled no less than: " process

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The Best Tips & Tricks to Encourage Your Employees to Learn


Written by: Tom Jager Without a doubt, employee learning and professional development are a critical part of a business strategy.

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15 of the Best Productivity Tools for Marketers That You Haven’t Heard Of

As digital marketers, we live for a good tool or tip that can make our lives easier. Great tools are so valuable because when you find something that just works , it can have a serious impact on your workflow and productivity.

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How to Save Time with a Work Plan Template


You know what they say, time is money. Any moment you spend not being productive is a moment wasted. As a project manager, you should always be looking for ways to save time. Believe it or not, one of the best ways you can tackle this time crisis is by creating a work plan template.

The Magic of Intent: Start Knowing The Goals of Your Users

Speaker: Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, Zalando, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher, Zalando

It's important to know your users - what are their preferences, pain points, ultimate goals? With user research and usage data, you can get a great idea of your users act. The tricky part is, very few users reliably act the same way every time they use your product. Join Terhi Hanninen, Senior Product Manager, and Dr. Franziska Roth, Senior User Researcher at Zalando, as they explain how they were able to reach a new level of user understanding - by taking their user research and segmenting their users by point-in-time intent. You'll leave with a strategy to change how your product team, and organization at large, understands your users.

Testimonials are Coming In Proving that Cheetah Learning is the PMP Exam Prep Course that Gets You Certified

Brad Egeland

The Cheetah difference. Cheetah Learning students learn accelerated learning techniques to create a whole-body, whole-mind, whole-person learning experience in which they can quickly assimilate a large amount of content in a way that speeds instant recall. Here's a 5-star review from Ms. Tiffany Jackson - a recent student of Cheetah's - on her experience with the Cheetah fast way. This course was imperative to my success for obtaining my PMP. I have real test anxiety that is almost paralyzing.

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5 Questions to Ask Your Employees Every Month | TeamGantt


Asking your team the right questions can make you a more effective leader. These 5 questions can improve your team’s morale, productivity, and quality of work

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A Secret Hack to Get Cheap Facebook Video Views

If you look at your Facebook feed right now, how many posts are videos? Probably most of them, am I correct? Facebook has been pushing video because it keeps people on their platform longer, and this won’t stop any time soon.

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