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10 Key Project Scheduling Techniques to Know in 2024

Teamweek

Project managers have a lot of different plates to juggle when scheduling projects—and there isn’t much room for error. They must schedule tasks to meet tight timelines, manage different resources, and keep clients happy. The reality is, 29% of project managers say an inadequate goal setting is the main reason for project failures. And then there’s burnout—not just for team members but managers themselves.

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The Value of a Project Charter

PM Times

If you’re familiar with the Project Management Book of Knowledge, or PMBOK for short, you know all about the Project Charter and its criticality to the success of a project. The PMBOK says that the project cannot start until the Project Sponsor formally signs off on the Charter. Having worked at midsize companies for […] The post The Value of a Project Charter appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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Positive Project Culture: What is it? A Roadmap for Success

Online PM Courses

Project culture is a subtle idea. But Project Culture has everything to do with delivery and getting the job done. The post Positive Project Culture: What is it? A Roadmap for Success appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Agile "DONE" defined

Musings on Project Management

Now we're getting somewhere! No less an Agile/Scrum eminence than Mike Cohn -- author of some really good books and articles -- has come out with a newsletter on -- are you ready for this? -- what's the meaning of DONE in Agile. His acronym, a bit a poor choice to my mind, is "DoD". Definition of Done. But, there you have it.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Project ROI (And What To Track Instead)

Scoro

Ever take on high-revenue projects and get surprised by low (or even negative) profits at the end? Talk about frustrating. In this guide, we’ll explain project return on investment (ROI), and you’ll discover a more accurate way to measure project profitability than simple ROI calculations. What is project ROI? Project ROI measures a project’s true profitability by comparing its revenue to its cost to deliver.

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How to Reduce Project Costs: 7 Actionable Tips

Teamweek

Keeping projects within budget is one common challenge that most project managers face at least once in their careers. Scope creep is one of the main reasons why projects exceed their budgets. It happens when a project’s scope keeps expanding without proper control, resulting in higher project costs. This article aims to help project managers who are burdened with monitoring project scope and reducing project costs.

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The importance of a thorough project health check

Project Accelerator News

When it comes to project management, Agile methods have revolutionised how we work. However, even the most flexible of approaches can benefit from a regular project health check. A fixed period review can serve a purpose but they can be too rigid which means that critical developments can be missed between milestones. This is why project health checks are important whatever the type of project you are running.

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Hybrid Project Management: Part 2, What Changes?

Project Management Essentials

We should view project management approaches as a palette of options. Predictive, Agile, and Lean/Kanban form the boundaries. Hybrid is the vast interior space. The first article in this series described the boundaries and color-mix of approaches: This article discusses how these approaches may be reflected in central project management domains.

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The 5 different types of project management you need to know

Planio

Project management is the process of planning, organizing, and coordinating changes. But because no two changes are the same, there’s no single right way to deliver a project. Instead, there are various methodologies, tools, and techniques to choose from — each with their own benefits and potential downsides. Whether you’re a construction company building a new skyscraper or a software team planning a new product launch, the key to success is aligning your industry, people, and product to the ri

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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How to Make a Control Plan in Manufacturing

ProjectManager.com

As with any project, manufacturers are working with the triple constraint of time, cost and scope. One constraint that’s often overlooked is quality. Products have to be safe and meet customer requirements, including quality. Having a control plan helps production achieve these goals. To do this, manufacturers must understand what a control plan is, the different types of control plans and the steps to make a control plan for manufacturing.

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¿Qué harías para empezar tu carrera en Agile hoy mismo?

Scrum.org

Empezar una carrera en Agile puede ser una excelente decisión en el entorno actual, donde la flexibilidad y la adaptabilidad son claves para el éxito de cualquier iniciativa, servicio o producto. Agile no es solo una metodología, sino una mentalidad que puede transformar la manera en que trabajas y colaboras con tu equipo, tu organización y sobretodo con las personas.

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Why Does Software Get More Complex Over Time?

Leading Agile

Understanding why software grows complex is crucial for addressing it. Let’s discuss some common causes. Fear of Change: Avoiding changes leads to duplicated and complex code. Dependencies: More dependencies make the code harder to manage. Unplanned Technical Debt: Shortcuts taken during development add unforeseen debt. Schedule Pressures: Continuous feature addition without removing obsolete ones.

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What is Rolling Wave Planning?

Online PM Courses

In this video I answer the question, what is Rolling Wave Planning? And I also look at the rolling wave planning process. The post What is Rolling Wave Planning? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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What Is Microsoft Lists? Uses, Features and Pricing

ProjectManager.com

The popularity of applications to help teams organize their tasks, resources and more has reached a point where every major software company has a list-making product. So it’s no surprise that there’s a Microsoft Lists, but is MS Lists the best list-making app on the market? To find out, let’s define what Microsoft Lists is, look at its features and explore how to use MS Lists.

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The Change Hypothesis: A Simple Template for Leaders

Scrum.org

Change. It's a word that can evoke excitement or trepidation. As a leader, navigating change requires a delicate balance. Whether you’re a Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developer, or manager, you need to be passionate about the improvements you seek, but also adaptable to new information and perspectives. The Change Hypothesis can be your secret weapon!

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Extended EMPWR.AI Free Trial is Now Available for MPUG Members  

MPUG

For the past few months a number of MPUG members have been working with Envorso on a new AI tool for project managers called Empwr.ai. They recently started inviting project managers to use the tool for an extended free trial while they are in beta testing. We want to extend the offer to you because the Empwr.ai founders are looking for feedback from project managers like you.

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How to Evaluate and Measure Project Success? Essential Metrics and Strategies

NimbleWork

Evaluating and measuring the success of a project is a cornerstone of effective project management. In today’s dynamic business environment, organizations across industries are constantly striving to achieve their strategic objectives and deliver value to stakeholders through successful project outcomes. However, determining whether a project has achieved its intended goals and objectives requires a structured approach and robust evaluation methods.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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Hybrid Project Management: Part 2, What Changes?

Velociteach

We should view project management approaches as a palette of options. Predictive, Agile, and Lean/Kanban form the boundaries. Hybrid is the vast interior space. The first article in this series described the boundaries and color-mix of approaches: This article discusses how these approaches may be reflected in central project management domains. Project Phases The project […] The post Hybrid Project Management: Part 2, What Changes?

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El Scrum Master brinda coach ágil para la entrega de valor

Scrum.org

El Scrum Master es un agile coach de la entrega de valor Los Scrum Masters son efectivos cuando logran ayudar para maximizar la entrega de valor a través del uso de Scrum. Algunos criterios útiles para lograrlo son: Ayudar a mejorar las capacidades de entrega continua de producto. Uno de los aspectos más importantes es ayudar a mejorar los criterios de terminado para lograr una buena calidad.

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Optimizing Your Team’s Efficiency: Integrating Compliance Tools Into Project Management Software

Proofhub

Managing a team’s efficiency while adhering to industry standards can be challenging. However, integrating compliance and inspection tools into project management software offers a robust solution. This integration streamlines processes and ensures that projects meet legal and quality standards, enhancing productivity and reducing risk. As a result, projects are completed on time, within budget, and fully compliant with regulations.

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Restoring Application Agility: Building Applications That Get More Agile Over Time

Leading Agile

What if, instead of getting larger and more brittle over time, making changes more risky, your software could get more modular and simpler, increasing the safety of the developers working on the code? The key to soft software is focusing on creating that safety first. And the key to that is going from the traditional approach of testing last to testing first.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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Achieving Organizational Sustainability Goals Through Strategic Alignment in Project Portfolio Management

Green Project Management

We were working with a client recently and discussed the issues of prioritisation and alignment of projects to the organisation’s sustainability goals. Whilst they have published and publicly committed to a number of sustainability goals, there was no clear link between those goals and what was actually happening in the organisation. When I asked them […] The post Achieving Organizational Sustainability Goals Through Strategic Alignment in Project Portfolio Management appeared first on Ins

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Redefining Agility: Evolving Your Operating Model as a Scrum Master

Scrum.org

Redefining Agility: Evolving Our Operating Model as a Scrum Master In our relentless pursuit of excellence and efficiency, Scrum Masters play an important role in guiding organizations through the adoption of agile frameworks. However, it's time to pause and rethink our approach. Instead of over-focusing on frameworks and predefined rules, we should evolve our operating model to align with our context and empower our teams.

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Stakeholder Engagement: Building a Plan for Good Stakeholder Communication

MPUG

Your stakeholders will make or break your project. So, how you treat them is critical. This means you have to plan your stakeholder communication with care. In this article, we’ll look at the three elements of a solid stakeholder communication plan. That is: Stakeholder communication strategy Communication plan Preparation for reactive communication Stakeholder Communication Strategy For each stakeholder or stakeholder group, the place to start is your strategic intent.

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What is Slack Time in Project Management & How to Calculate It

Teamweek

Imagine you’ve been working hard on a major project which is due next week. Everything is planned and working well until an unexpected delay happens. Panic sets in. Missing this deadline could mean losing a key client. But what if you had a secret weapon with extra time to handle these surprises? That’s where slack time comes in. It’s the extra time you have to complete a task without delaying the overall project schedule.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.