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10 Important Things to Look for in a Project Management Tool

Function Point

I’ve met many creative agency project managers in my day, and no two have been quite alike. They have been formally trained, and landed in the role through a series of circumstances. They have wanted to know what their team is up to at all times, and been almost completely hands off — until a due date is on the horizon. What they did share though, was a need for the project management software they use to actually help, and not hinder their day-to-day work.

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Best of PMTimes: How to Avoid Project Management Failure – Top Tactics

PM Times

Whenever you take on a project, you are taking on some level of risk — a chance that the project might fail. No one is perfect, not even highly trained project managers; but you do have a responsibility to do all you can to ensure your project doesn’t fail. After all, your business is […] The post Best of PMTimes: How to Avoid Project Management Failure – Top Tactics appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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What Is a Budget Report? Purpose, Components & Benefits

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re running a company or a project, you’re going to have to deal with a budget. A budget is the spending plan that you forecast using estimates of income and expenses. To ensure you’re keeping to that ever-important operating budget, you’ll be making a regular budget report as well as referencing financial statements. A budget report is a necessary tool to manage your finances and keep your business or project viable.

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Exploring the differences: Projects vs operations examples

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Projects and operations are both necessary for businesses to succeed, but they require different approaches. When it comes to managing them effectively, understanding the differences between projects and operations is key. From examples of project activities in a business versus operational activities to strategies for balancing projects and operations simultaneously — this article will help you understand the differences and consider the similarities.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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The Sudden Rise of AI Will Single-Handedly Change the Way We Work in Agile

International Institute for Learning

By Dawn Nicole McIlwain When agile was first introduced, it was all about remaining true to its discipline and being somewhat of an agile purist. This was necessary since the agile methodology was still essentially in its early-adoption phase, and it was important that people followed the antidote to reach the intended outcome. However, in 2023, you don’t get points for going by the book, you get points for producing outcomes that matter, thinking critically through complex decisions and r

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Self-Management: Essential Success Factor or Nice-to-Have?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Self-Management Is self-management an essential building block on an organization’s path to business agility or a nice-to-have cultural twist to, for example, keep teams happy and attract new talent? While many people, particularly at the management level, are skeptical about the concept, I am convinced that organizations need to descale and regroup around aligned, autonomous, self-managing teams in a complex environment.

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Regaining Customer Trust: Two Strategies for Authenticity in the Era of Generative AI and Programmatic Content

International Institute for Learning

How doubling down on generating ‘Earned Media’ and measuring ‘Earned Growth’ as a separate marketing channel can boost authenticity in a programmatic world. By Gerard McNamara The first clickable banner ad appeared in 1994. The browser cookie followed a year later, and with that, the biggest expenditure item in marketing budgets – advertising – transitioned to a programmatic approach.

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8 Examples of Using ChatGPT in Recruitment Process

Teamweek

Suddenly, the evolutionary AI tool is everywhere. Including recruitment! And while businesses are now using ChatGPT across various sectors and continually discovering new use cases, an equal amount of exaggeration and misunderstanding always accompanies the next Big Thing in tech. In this article, we look at the real potential of this AI innovation for talent acquisition by analysing what it is and diving into 8 ChatGPT in recruitment examples.

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What does a project manager do?

Planio

At their core, every great company runs on organized chaos. Creative features, successful product ideas, wild marketing stunts, full rebrands, or massive IT projects — none of them work without the project managers that tirelessly make sure everyone’s on the same page and making progress towards a shared goal. But there’s a problem. In 2021, the Project Management Institute estimated that by 2030 the global economy would need 25 million more project managers to keep up with the demand for change

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Strategic Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Impact

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions.This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expendi

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How to Secure Resources for Your Projects

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Resource management is planning, getting and using the resources that you need to do your project efficiently. Often, organizations use ‘resources’ as an unfriendly shorthand for ‘people’. The term can also mean equipment, services, software, hardware, supplies, raw materials and anything else you need in order to make the project go forward efficiently.

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Types of Construction Specifications: Key Things to Consider

ProjectManager.com

Construction companies have to do some heavy lifting, and that’s not just the steel and concrete they use to erect buildings, bridges and other structures. There are many different types of materials and labor that go into their work that requires their contracts to have construction specifications. There are many types of specifications in construction.

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?? Cynefin, Scrum e Agile

Scrum.org

In questo articolo, Cynefin, Scrum e Agile, condivido parte della trascrizione di una conferenza di Dave Snowden del 2017. Mi ha permesso di capire che cos’è un sistema complesso e perché Scrum e Agile sono, al momento, gli approcci più efficaci per risolvere problemi complessi. Consultare l’ultima versione di Cynefin. Importante: l’articolo è la traduzione in italiano, pura e semplice, di parti del video qui sopra.

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Unlocking Business Success with KPI Measurement Tools: A Comprehensive Guide

nTask

In today's rapidly changing business landscape, success is not just about setting goals but measuring progress towards them. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are crucial tools for any business that wants to achieve success.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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Ghostwriting for Project Communications

Musings on Project Management

So, you work in project communications, perhaps directly for the PM. Great job, and it can be a lot of fun being creative.In the 'old days', that probably meant long-form press releases and updates to the project web page or communications dashboard.

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LiquidPlanner debuts at Atlassian Team ’23

LiquidPlanner

This past week we traveled to Las Vegas for Team ’23, Atlassian’s annual conference celebrating teamwork and collaboration. This year’s theme, “Impossible Alone. Possible Together,” resonates with us now more than ever. LiquidPlanner was recently acquired by Tempo ; while we remain a stand-alone product, the relationship expands opportunities to progress further in our roadmap, build sought after integrations, and explore future innovation.

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How the Sprint itself supports Inspection (16)

Scrum.org

During each of the Scrum Events, and throughout the Sprint itself, the Scrum Team and the stakeholders inspect based on a common understanding. Without this transparency, one cannot perform a valuable inspection. Inspection is about detecting undesirable variances in progressing towards agreed goals. So far we have covered Sprint Planning, the Daily Scrum, Sprint Review and Sprint Retrospective.

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Ranking the 6 Best Task Tracking Tools of 2023

nTask

A task tracking tool is essential for any project, no matter how big or small. It helps you stay organized and on top of your tasks so that you can get things done more efficiently. With the right task tracking tool, you can easily track progress, allocate resources, manage risks, and collaborate with teammates.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Measuring stuff

Musings on Project Management

There's a lot of stuff to measure if you're running a PMO.

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Job of Agile Release Train Engineer and Status Reporting

The Strategic Project Manager

This post examines the overall responsibilities of the Release Training Engineer (RTE) within the SAFe methodology. It then dives deeper into one of those responsibilities – progress reporting. It then looks at the intersection of RTE responsibilities with the strategy and project management functions – and shows how broad of a role RTE can be.

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Wie Dave Snowden das Cynefin™-Rahmenwerk erklärt und welche Erkenntnis ich daraus gezogen habe

Scrum.org

Wie Dave Snowden das Cynefin™-Rahmenwerk erklärt und welche Erkenntnis ich daraus gezogen habe In den meisten Scrum Trainings erkläre ich das Einsatzgebiet von Scrum mit dem Cynefin™-Rahmenwerk wie folgt: Ich präsentiere eine Folie, auf der fünf Bereiche mit folgenden Beschriftungen abgebildet sind: klar , kompliziert , komplex , chaotisch und bewusst, aber verwirrt.

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9 Tips to Create a Winning Financial Strategy for Businesses 

Productivity Land

Entrepreneurs of every scale understand how capital plays a huge aspect in scaling their businesses to new heights. While money plays a substantial role in growth, creating a blueprint to spend and invest this amount is imperative. Every business, regardless of its size, requires a sound financial strategy to succeed. A fiscal strategy is a roadmap that outlines how businesses plan to manage their finances to achieve their short and long-term goals.

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.

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4 Project Scheduling Techniques for Project Managers

WorkOtter

4 Project Scheduling Techniques for Project Managers Managing a project can be an exciting endeavor. However, it’s also challenging for even the most experienced managers. Poor management processes led to a loss of 11.4% of resources across all organizations. Projects involve a lot of moving parts and tough decisions. Because of this, time management in project management is one of the biggest challenges.

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Episode 176 – Strength and Warmth – Balancing Your Leadership Style

Velociteach

The podcast by project manager for project managers. A great leader strikes a balance between warmth and strength. If it’s time for you to conduct an honest assessment of your leadership style to connect better with your teams and understand your stakeholders more effectively, take a listen to hear how to connect, then lead. Table of Contents 02:47 … Meet Matt 04:44 … Social Power and Personal Power 06:38 … Knowing your Likeability 09:17 … Strength and Warmth 12:12 … Strength and Warmth Matrix 1

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Selbstmanagement: Essentiell oder Nettigkeit? ??

Scrum.org

In Kürze: Selbstmanagement Ist Selbstmanagement ein wesentlicher Bestandteil auf dem Weg einer Organisation zu geschäftlicher Agilität oder ein kulturelles Extra, um zum Beispiel Teams bei Laune zu halten und neue Talente anzuziehen? Während viele Menschen, vor allem auf der Managementebene, dem Konzept skeptisch gegenüberstehen, bin ich davon überzeugt, dass Unternehmen sich in einem komplexen Umfeld um aufeinander abgestimmte, autonome, selbstverwaltende Teams herum neu gruppieren müssen.

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What Makes Great Fleet Managers and Fleet Management Systems?

Productivity Land

Fleet management is an essential component of a modern company. Many sectors rely on fleet vehicles to provide goods and services to clients, and such fleets must be maintained appropriately and effectively. To be a top fleet company, one should have a great fleet manager and fleet management system. Being a fleet manager is a tough and diversified position that necessitates wearing many different hats and doing them all effectively.

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From Concepts to Actionable Insights: Powering Digital Transformation Success

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

70% of most digital transformation projects fail. Learn how you can quickly improve that success rate. To be successful, digital transformation involves the strategic application of digitalization to improve a business’ entire system of production, procurement, sales, operations, human resources, and financial management. In short, to basically transform the way a company makes money and delivers value to customers.