Sat.Sep 28, 2019 - Fri.Oct 04, 2019

Requirements Analysis & Ensuring Stakeholder Satisfaction

A project isn’t a success when it finishes on time and budget: the real test of its success or failure is stakeholder satisfaction. If the quality is not up to their standards, then no matter how efficiently the project was managed, it failed.

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Project Communications – Up, Down and Sideways

Strategy Execution | PMO Perspectives

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Kickoff Meeting: The Ultimate Guide to Starting Your Projects Right


New and ongoing projects are the backbone of a business’s entire operation and a kickoff meeting constitutes a crucial element of such projects. They are the necessary progressions that cement the significance of a company in the market. So, when the stakes are this high, then you have to be vigilant when starting new projects and build a proper foundation. You need to be vigilant because you can’t rummage through your old files and emails in the middle of the actual development phase.

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The Hybrid Project Portfolio Management Approach

Brad Egeland

What exactly is hybrid PPM? First let's consider what PPM is and should do and then let's explore what happens with a hybrid PPM tool.

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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.

How to Improve Problem Solving with Lessons Learned

Girl's Guide to PM

So you’ve got a problem. It’s on the issue log. You’ve pulled together the key subject matter experts who can help get the project over this hurdle. But how do you come up with the answer? Sometimes, the answer to a problem is staring you in the face.

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I, for one, welcome our new PM AI overlords

Kiron Bondale

A frequently asked question in the main community discussion group is about the perceived impacts of machine learning on project delivery.

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The Best Risk Management Tools & Techniques for PM Pros

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The Best Project Management Tools To Transform Your Work In 2020

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve summed up my top 10 favorite PM tools that I consider to be the. The post The Best Project Management Tools To Transform Your Work In 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Tools Tools PM

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Excel is watching you!

Musings on Project Management

If you've ever managed a project with a really large data set, say the payroll for a bunch of 1099 developers, or the sales records that you're trying to translate and import to a spreadsheet, you may need to watch a couple of important cells to let you know what's really going on: Summary totals; error codes; record totals, etc.

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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?

The growing need for project leadership

Susanne Madsen

You are probably as familiar with the statistics of failing projects as I am. According to the PMI only 52 per cent of projects are delivered on time and 69 per cent meet their goals and business intent. The numbers vary by industry and region.

3 Best Project Management Charts for Project Planning

Communication is fundamental for most everything we do, and that goes doubly so for projects. Without a clear way to disseminate information and have it understood, missteps follow.

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Team Building Activities to Enhance Your Company Culture


Team building activities can be an enjoyable part of workplace culture. They can also build meaningful bonds that help teams excel even more in their collaborative projects. Here are some ideas that can help you grow your company culture with group activities. Mixing Fun and Purpose.

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4 Ways to Supercharge Your PMO

Brad Egeland

I was reading a survey indicating that almost 90% of organizations now have some form of project management office (PMO). That was an increase of 40 percentage points from a similar survey in 2000. Yes, most organizations now have PMOs. But are they effective?

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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.

When to Use Waterfall vs. Agile


When you start a project, the one of the most important discovery is to select a life cycle approach. In this selection, you need answers to following questions –. Which one is better – Waterfall or Agile? When to use Agile and when to use waterfall?

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How To Use Trello To Manage And Inspire Your Team


If you’re a manager, “busy” may be your unofficial middle name. There’s a lot to do and time is always scarce. You are running your team—jumping from meeting to meeting, making strategic decisions, organizing priorities, and planning projects are some of your top priorities. Productivity Workflows

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The 40 Best Organizational Tools to Enhance Your Work


The organizational culture is complete mayhem right now and without quality organizational tools, you’ll be lost in a black hole. It will consume all of your energy if you let it without ever thanking you for it. This is because of the fast pace of business activities; our world is used to right now. Thankfully we live in a world where there are tons of different applications and organizational tools for everything that we do nowadays.

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Develop a Strategy to Embrace Change

Leading Agile

Strategic planning often falls short because it’s not as fluid as it needs to be. One thing we must consider is that there are—typically— a lot of assumptions being made about markets as well as the organization’s capacity to execute.

Top 5 Project Management Report Templates

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

FTE calculation in PPM


What does the demand for resources look like in my organization?

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Software Development Process: How to Pick The Process That’s Right For You


There are lots of things in life that are better with a little spontaneity—relationships, weekend plans, tattoos. But software development isn’t one of them. Instead, as Benjamin Franklin so famously put it: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” – Benjamin Franklin.

Using Project & Risk Management to Build Your Startup

Brad Egeland

The healthcare industry is laden with risks. While businesses regularly announce forecasts and projections, managers understand that the ability to manage existing and potential risks can mean the difference between success or failure. To survive in today’s volatile economy, your medical-based startup should have a risk management plan. Typically, a team of stakeholders will identify potential risks that your business is likely to face and provide strategies for dealing with them.

ElevateAgile with Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

On October 7th, 2019 LeadingAgile will hold its first-ever conference—Elevate Agile. In this episode of SoundNotes, LeadingAgile CEO and Founder, Mike Cottmeyer explains why Elevate Agile exists and how we hope it will shape the conversation around business and organizational Agility moving forward.

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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."

Project Planning Process – How to Build Effective Project Plans | Video

Online PM Courses

The project planning process can be as complex or as simple as you want. And you need only use the steps that are right for your project. The post Project Planning Process – How to Build Effective Project Plans | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. PMI Talent Triangle: Technical Project Management Project Planning project planning video

5 reasons why Binfire is the best Asana alternative


In the past twelve months, we have been hard at work to create a new online project management software , one we are aiming to be the best Asana Alternative! If you are not familiar with Binfire we have been in business since 2010 (longer than Asana).

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Project Management Q&A: Getting the Best Day Rate

Arras People

As a Project Management Contractor, what steps can I take to help me maximise my day rate? As a professional you should always have an idea of what you are worth in the current market if you are going to be effective in tracking down and securing the right kind of opportunities.

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15 Fascinating Time Management Articles To Read Right Now (Link Roundup 2019)


Best Time Management Articles That Are Loved: Reviewed And Ranked Managing time is of utmost importance to be able to conduct projects effectively. We all have the same hours every day, the reason why others achieve more is not only because they work harder but they also manage their time better.

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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.

4 Ways an IT Service Desk Can Help Your Business

Brad Egeland

As businesses grow, so does the level of complexity between departments. When issues arise in one department or project, the effects are likely to cause cascading issues throughout the company, meaning that swift solutions are required to address the problem. Technology is often a key factor and a cause in such issues – but it can also be a remedy to many problems.

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The Complete Guide to Work Management Software


As a business owner or team manager, do you ever find yourself wishing you had four arms to streamline your daily efforts? Whether you’re running a business on your own or you have a group of employees to assist you, there always seems to be something that has to be done.

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Webinar Recap: Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Leonardo Nogueira and Larry Mead’s Best of Microsoft Inspire 2019 webinar being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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