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Agile Project Management Challenges and How to Tackle Them

GanttPRO Project Management

In fact, the core principle of the Agile manifesto is to find motivated individuals, provide them with the environment and support they need and trust them to do their job. […]. News GanttPRO Agile Project Management Tips

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PERT Guide For Project Managers and Productivity Gurus

nTask

Since we preach so much about project management and productivity, there aren’t a lot of case studies going on. The weird thing is that this phenonmemon is common all over at different productivity blogs. However, we decided to dedictate this weak to Project Evaluation and Review Technique. The following write-up is not a detailed analysis, but it is more than enough to give you a gist of what PERT is.

Cost Estimation for Projects: How to Estimate Accurately

ProjectManager.com

Good cost estimation is essential for keeping a project under budget. Many costs can appear over the life cycle of a project, and an accurate estimation method can be the difference between a successful plan and a failed one. Estimation, however, is easier said than done.

Project Integration Management: Everything You Need to Know

Taskque

What is the first thing you do when you are asked to complete a complex task? You break it down into smaller, manageable bits, right? The same holds for project managers as well. They create a work breakdown structure and divide a large project into smaller activities.

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?

10 Questions to Ask Yourself When Looking for Project Management Software

TrustRadius Project Management

If anyone were to look at my desk, they would see a maze of sticky notes with near-illegible chicken scratch I use to manage my short-term project goals.

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Change Request Form

ProjectManager.com

It would be nice if a project moved forward as planned. But anyone who works in IT, or any project for that matter, knows it rarely happens that way. Change is a constant and must be managed like any other aspect of the project. A change request form controls the process of dealing with change.

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Benefits Management Template [Free Download]

Girl's Guide to PM

Over in our Facebook group I asked what templates people would like me to create and Denise said a simple benefits management plan. Benefits management can be really confusing. Is it the job of the project manager? Does it fall to the business owner?

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What Everybody Ought To Know About Project Risk Owners

Project Risk Coach

So, what are project risk owners and how should project managers identify and assign them? Let's talk. Imagine that you are the project manager of a two-year, multi-million dollar project. During the execution of your project, you take a beach vacation.

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Is Project Management Really an Ageing Profession?

Arras People

Over recent years Project Management has gained a reputation for having an ageing population. This was one of the statistics that caught my eye recently when I was looking over the 2019 PMBR. As you can see by the figure below the percentage of 50 to 59 is 36%.

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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.

Team Collaboration Software: 3 Must-Have Features for Productivity

ProjectManager.com

The promise of technology doesn’t always coincide with reality, but this is not the case with team collaboration software. Social media might be working out the kinks, but in business, team collaboration software has brought people together.

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Our stories aren’t getting done!

Kiron Bondale

It is common to see teams new to those agile frameworks which use time boxes struggling to define product backlog items small enough to get completed within a sprint and still represent value.

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How to Create an Easy Pareto Chart to Highlight Your Biggest Opportunities

Project Bliss

A Pareto chart is a bar especially designed to show information in descending order. Read on to learn when to use it and how to easily create one. . If you’re not analytically inclined, don’t let the idea of creating a Pareto Chart put you off.

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Top 20 Project Management Methodologies & their Scions: Which One You Should Choose & Why?

Taskque

Project management has evolved quickly from a set of principles to a comprehensive domain of knowledge. The sheer number of project management methodologies can boggle your mind, especially if you are unaware of the pros and cons of project management methodologies.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

IT Risk Assessment Template

ProjectManager.com

Every project is inherently risky. This is especially true in the fast-paced uncertainty of an IT project. Create a risk assessment document in order to prepare for the inevitable. An IT risk assessment template gives you the tools to see what might be waiting around the corner. Download Now. Great!

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How do you Track Value in an Agile Transformation?

Leading Agile

There are a lot of vanity metrics floating around in Agile. The fact of the matter is it doesn’t matter how many ScrumMasters you run through a CSM class, it doesn’t matter how many people you train, and how many daily standups you run.

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All About…Project Manager Nomads

MPUG

The Day I Knew I Was One…. Ironically, it was while managing a program to provide upgraded yurts to nomadic people in Southwest China.

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Ask a PM: How to Juggle Everything without Overloading Your Brain

LiquidPlanner

Dear Elizabeth: I manage multiple projects, and the team juggles a lot. I’m worried about keeping so many pieces in my mind at once so that nothing slips through.

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Walk a Mile in Your Customer's Shoes

Speaker: Steven Haines, Founder and CEO, Sequent Learning Networks

Product professionals use phrases like "voice of the customer," and "user experience" so often that it can be easy to lose sight of their actual meanings. How can we, as product professionals, learn to keep customers and users at the heart of our work? Join Steven Haines, globally recognized thought leader and author, as he guides us through a memorable journey demonstrating how you can walk a mile in their customer's shoes. He'll explore how, by developing true empathy for your users, you can ensure you're creating the features and products they actually want.

Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) Template

ProjectManager.com

Projects can overwhelm us with their size and scope. That’s why project leaders use a work breakdown structure (WBS) to literally break down the larger phases of the project into smaller and smaller tasks, which can then be scheduled and assigned.

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Project narrative

Musings on Project Management

Agile leans heavily on the idea of "the narrative" or "epoch"; other. methodologies speak of strategic outcomes and value statements. In any form there is the. inference of "the" narrative, as though there is only one arching aiming point for the project. Not so fast! Not all might agree; alas, there might be (are you ready for this?) disagreements regarding the value statement, narrative, or Project Management

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5 Best Icebreakers for Meetings & Training Seminars

nTask

Icebreakers were initially part of the dating game. It made sense; two people meeting for the first time and the whole situation rife with nervousness. However, the term “icebreaker” became so popular at one point that it eventually transitioned into the professional world. Today, we see different companies looking to learn different icebreakers for meetings & training seminars. Icebreaker techniques are popular for a variety of reasons.

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Get to Know InLoox: Ortwin - Software Developer at InLoox Headquarters in Munich

Inloox

Ortwin is C# /.Net Net developer at our headquarters in Munich. As a software developer, he primarily takes care of all issues concerning our web application InLoox Web App. In addition to web development, he is particularly enthusiastic about inline skating and Munich open-air pianos.

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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.

Requirements Gathering Template

ProjectManager.com

What is the purpose of your project? What is required? These are some of the first questions you must ask, and they’re collected in a requirements gathering or requirements elicitation. It leads to the design and development of a successful project.

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Getting it done

Musings on Project Management

"Others may have plans; I have deadlines" Amy Klobuchar Senator This sentiment has been expressed in other forms, most famously by many: Plans don't survive first touch with reality Plans are nothing; planning is everything The big idea: Plans are the process; outcomes are the value. Manage with milestones Detail planning is good -- it brings out the interdependencies and. planning Quotations

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The PMP® Exam is Changing: Here’s What You Need to Know

International Institute of Learning

LeRoy Ward | Executive Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, IIL . In June 2019, the Project Management Institute (PMI) ® announced that significant changes are coming to the Project Management Professional (PMP) ® Exam.

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Don’t Turn your Critical Path into a Slippery Path

MPUG

In my last article, I covered four misconceptions about critical path. Now, I’ll be going through some of the mechanics of finding the critical path in a project, so that you have a better understanding how it evolves. Keep in mind that Microsoft Project’s software performs similar calculations.

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Plan for Product Launch Success with Data and Analytics

Speaker: Piyanka Jain, President and CEO, Aryng

When you launch new feature (or an entirely new product), there are many questions that you'll need to answer. Is the feature being adopted? Do your customers like it, or does it need to be improved? Was the launch successful? Well, that all depends on how you define success. Join Piyanka Jain, President and CEO of Aryng, as she explains why - and how - you should use data and analytics to define and track a successful launch.

Change Log Template

ProjectManager.com

There’s one thing constant across every project: change. Change management is how projects stay on track. A change log template is the tool that makes it all possible.

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Project Managing For A PCI Audit

Brad Egeland

​ PCI DSS compliance is critical for any business that handles credit card processing. Whether you fall under Level I or Level IV of compliance, you’ll need to establish a comprehensive, structured, and repeatable approach that will help you meet the over 200 controls required by this compliance framework. Every business has a unique approach to becoming compliant. Some use advanced technologies, while others rely on QSAs to ensure yearly validation.

Review Official PRINCE2 Foundation App

Henny Portman

A companion learning tool to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation exam. It’s based on a simple 3-step approach: study, practise and mock exams. You can do a quick test by topic or a full mock exam. You can review answers provided with explanations and results will be tracked by topic.