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Comparing agile project management frameworks

Moira Alexander

In my article " How to choose the right project management methodology ," I covered the key considerations and some of the assessment criteria when choosing a methodology. Now let's take a closer look at three popular agile frameworks and how they compare to make it easier to choose which to use for your next project. SCRUM LEAN KANBAN. Definition A predefined and recurring set of rules, roles and processes used to expedite the release of higher quality products.

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Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

The ever-evolving project management methodology list of agile, scrum, kanban, lean, xp, waterfall PRINCE2 and PMBOK can be confusing. In this complete guide to project management. The post Project Management Methodologies Made Simple: The Complete Methodology Guide for Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

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37 Practical Ways to Improve Your Project Communication

Project Risk Coach

Are you looking for ways to improve your project communication? You’re not alone. Most project managers know that 90% of their time is spent in communicating – hearing, speaking, and seeking to understand. Project managers constantly communicate — coaching, summarizing action items, influencing stakeholders, educating team members, listening, facilitating decisions, creating a contract with a third party, escalating an issue, and meeting with a project sponsor, to name a few.

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Girl's Guide to PM

We’re part way through Quarter 1 and you’re thinking what a great year it’s been so far at work. Your thoughts turn to what you should be doing for your professional development… and there’s a lot of choice. I don’t have the time (or the requirement) to take a certification course, but I’m always prepared to develop the competencies I need to succeed. If you feel the same, what should you be focusing on? The Competencies You Need As A Project Manager Today.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

How to Get Fired at the C-Level

The Lazy Project Manager

I am delighted to announce the release of my new book – How to Get Fired at the C-Level: Why Mismanaging Change is the Biggest Risk of All. Getting fired at the C-level is easy – and this book will tell you exactly how to go about it with ruthless efficiency. But perhaps not getting fired is your preferred outcome and, if that is the case, then you might have a challenge or two in the arena of strategy execution since the number one reason CEOs get fired is mismanaging change!

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More Trending

Team overload -- burning out

Musings on Project Management

Are you on one of those death march projects about to burn out. Want some time off? Perhaps it's in the plan Formula solution Google among others -- Microsoft, etc -- are well known for the "time off, do. what you want toward self improvement and personnel innovation" model; formulas like that lend objectivity to the process (not playing. favorites, etc). Note: more on this in the "6x2x1". planning Project Management Teamwork

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Shine [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

“The best way to differentiate yourself from others is through excellence.” ” That’s something I can definitely agree with. Shine , by Gerry Lewis, is about how to become a fabulous communicator, standing out for being excellent and memorable at getting your message across. Where to Shine. Lewis wants you to focus on shining during what he calls the communications proof points: presentations, meetings, and networking situations.

2017 177

10 Myths about Project Management Tools

Binfire

You are promoted to manage your first project, congratulations! Since you are a serious manager you have decided to improve the team’s productivity by purchasing one of the project management tools available in the market. That is awesome! you are on the right track to becoming a great project manager.

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The 3 ways to use coaching to improve project delivery

Susanne Madsen

​Coaching is one of the most powerful tools that can help project managers develop into great leaders. There are many different ways in which coaching can be used in a project management context. Let’s look at three of them. Make use of professional coaches One of the easiest ways to use coaching to drive better project delivery is to allow each project manager to work with a dedicated coach.

2017 73

Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

Using Kanban in Marketing

Digite

Last September, as a new member of the Digité Marketing team, I was trying hard to understand Digité products and space which we are in. I was learning several new concepts including Lean, Agile, Application Lifecycle Management (ALM), Project Program Management, etc. where we have a bunch of powerful tools! That is when I heard the name of “Kanban”. I was already aware of Lean principles and their techniques because I got Lean certified in my previous company.

2017 70

How Market Research Firm PortMA Stays Organized with LiquidPlanner

LiquidPlanner

At LiquidPlanner, we love hearing how teams are benefiting from our project management solution. Recently, we came across an article written by Chris Clegg, President of PortMA, about how his team of remote workers stays organized when there are a ton of complex projects running at the same time. PortMA, or Portland Marketing Analytics, is a market research firm that specializes in the measurement and analysis of event marketing return-on-investment and advertising communication.

2017 67

Project Planning- A complete tutorial

Binfire

Meticulous project planning is something that anybody who wants to succeed in managing projects should strive for, but few really achieve it. A lot of people think they are good planners but in reality sadly they are not! If you make a list and in it you write 10 items that you plan to do in a day or a week, it is a good start but it is not good planning yet. In a good plan you need to add when, how long and how often things will get done.

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The AeroFS Fave Five Productivity Tools

Redbooth

Of course, we use Amium for team collaboration—during product development, company-wide launches, and almost everything that requires at least two of us working together on something. But there are also those personal productivity tools that simplify a particular task, save time, or help us remember important things. We got curious about people’s favorite collaboration and productivity tools—what is everyone using here at AeroFS? What’s most helpful? So we asked.

2017 69

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

What Can An Organization Get From Strategic Alignment ?

Project-Management.pm

Strategic planning is not a one-track approach. It involves several tasks and procedures, all the while evaluating components that affect the organization. Not to mention the objectives should be kept on track for the strategy to take its full effect. And that is the role of strategic alignment. Strategic Alignment: What Is It? The dictionary defines alignment as “the proper positioning or state of adjustment of parts in relation to each other”.

2017 67

How to Scale Methodology for Your IT Project

LiquidPlanner

If you’ve worked for an organization of any size delivering software projects, you’ll eventually be asked to follow a methodology. In small organizations, it could be a common set of steps that are “light and nimble.” As the organization grows, more steps are added, additional teams are consulted and before long—you’re got a full-fledged methodology to manage. Methodology is a tool, not a torture device designed to inhibit project teams.

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4 Ways Mindfulness Can Boost Organizational Productivity

Celoxis

Output / Input = Productivity. That’s the most commonly used formula by organizations, for calculating productivity. Mathematically it makes perfect sense. However, when it comes to improving productivity, it is not as simple as increasing the output or optimizing the input. Let’s remember we are dealing with humans, not robots! Productivity more about managing the state of the mind than process management.

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33 Voices Interview: Managing the Startup Growth Process with Yuri Sagalov

Redbooth

The team at 33 Voices interviews influential thinkers and brings new ideas forward to help entrepreneurs and business creators build great businesses. They recently interviewed our CEO Yuri Sagalov to discuss the common traps that early-stage startups fall into and how to avoid or overcome them. During the 45-minute Managing the Startup Growth Process interview, Yuri covered a wide range of topics and offered tips on how to improve a company’s odds of early success.

2017 60

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

?Resolving Team Conflict

Brad Egeland

​ We hope and pray that things will always go smoothly on our creative projects. Big egos often prevail, especially on creative projects because of their nature. The project manager overseeing the team is often less of a resource manager and more of a “facilitator of forward progress".

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What it Means to be a Digital Project Manager

Wrike

. . The world has already moved online; has your job moved with it? Gone are the days of managing work using pen and paper, whiteboards and dry erase markers, sticky notes and the walls of your cubicle. And saving Microsoft Word documents and spreadsheets in a folder on your computer has become a thing of the past. Today’s most effective project managers are the ones who have moved their teams and processes online.

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Project Success Means Knowing.

Herding Cats

To increase the Probability of Project success means we have to know something about the attributes and measures of the Five Immutable Principles that enbale this project success, when managing in the presence of uncertainty. All engineering projects, including software projects, are a constrained optimization problems. How do we take the resources we have and deliver the best outcomes requested by those paying? The answer is to apply the microeconomics of decision-making to the problem.

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How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture

The Digital Project Manager

Managing teams as a project manager can be tough. Check out our 5 simple team building tips, to show your team some love & develop a positive team culture. The post How to: Use team building to deliver project results and develop a positive team culture appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. How-to Guides

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

?Make Collaborative Project Management Easier with the Right Tool

Brad Egeland

Project teams can only collaborate efficiently by making time to do so. Managers and team members often need to stop, take a step back to figure out what is happening with the project, and listen to each other before moving forward. Sounds easy? There is a catch; many organizations don’t have a central project management tool to make this happen. Read the full article

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Project Management Careers Q&A – Video Interviewing

Arras People

Video interviewing takes two forms – live or pre-recorded. For both types, the best remedy for giving it your best shot is to practice, practice, and practice. The interview preparation you carry out for normal, in person interviews still applies – the advice there is think about and make notes on prominent experiences that you know bring out the best in you. Find out more from previous articles on interviews in project management.

2017 164

10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate: Poor Communication [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. This video is part of the Intentional Project Manager online course to help project managers improve their interpersonal skills. Click here to enjoy the entire course. The post 10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate: Poor Communication [Video] appeared first on

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Top 10 Project Management Software With Time Tracking!

TimeCamp

Project management software can be found in pretty much every bigger corporation, but also at plenty of small businesses, and at homes of thousands of freelancers. Having a tool that helps us gain better control over the development process of our project can be a key factor to the success of the whole company. That’s one […].

2017 41

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

How To Avoid Project Conflicts By Managing Resources Better

The Digital Project Manager

Conflict is inevitable in project management. More so – it’s an inevitability of being human! Spending your days resolving conflict after conflict is tedious, but. The post How To Avoid Project Conflicts By Managing Resources Better appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General Sponsored

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Efficient project governance should not be an oxymoron!

Kiron Bondale

Look up governance in Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and you’ll find this definition “ The way that a city, company, etc., is controlled by the people who run it “ This is certainly an appropriate meaning of the phrase when applied to corporate governance, but is not the most empowering vision for how projects need to be governed. Most staff would view governance as a necessary evil.

Agile in the SDLC: Inception, Requirements Definition, Design and Implementation

Project Insight

By George Pitagorsky | Follow on Twitter! Connect, Collaborate, Perform - PM Best Practices

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