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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.

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The Essential Project Management Competencies: A 2017 Perspective

Rebel’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.

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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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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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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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Ravetree – an agile, agency-powering, integrated work platform

The Digital Project Manager

Ravetree is a complete agile agency-powering integrated solution with scrum or kanban projects + tasks, workflows, capacity + resource planning, time + expenses tracking, and. The post Ravetree – an agile, agency-powering, integrated work platform appeared first on The Digital Project Manager.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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. 1. 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.

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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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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”.

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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. But your team is giving you a hard time and is pushing back by telling you that there is no need to purchase Project Management software because it is too complex, expensive, takes a long ti

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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.

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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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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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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?

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What Can An Organization Get From Strategic Alignment ?

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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”.

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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?

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An Introduction to Operations Management

Wrike

When it comes to understanding the key aspects of business operations, yo—z;soidfj of;z8srfguhnzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Oh! Sorry, I just fell asleep on my keyboard. The topic of operations management doesn’t exactly get your adrenaline pumping. After all, who wants to spend their days thinking about production lines and systematic efficiency? . But it turns out this seemingly-dull profession is not only more dynamic than it seems, it’s also the key to a successful business—and having more time

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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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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.

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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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Software Development for the 21st Century

Herding Cats

Alistair Cockburn's talk on 21st Century Software development. . Pay attention the hoax of #Noestimates and most major misunderstandings of the Agile Manifesto and the 12 Principle.

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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 […].

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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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How Companies Grow and Die (Adizes Corporate Lifecycle)

ActiveCollab

What do giants like McDonald’s, Apple, Starbucks, and Walmart have in common, besides having more than 100,000 employees? They all started small with no more than a few people, and then grew. Can you imagine the road Walmart had to journey from a humble Five and Dime store in Arkansas to a global empire consisting of 11,000+ worldwide stores and 2.3 million employees?

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Why We Love Project Dashboards (And You Should Too!)

Brightwork

As a project manager, I am sure you have spent countless hours sifting through project data to prepare various reports for senior executives and stakeholders. You may even have felt like Dilbert from time to time: Project reports are only useful if they provide easy access to actionable information. Project dashboards – a high-level summary of a project – can really help managers, teams, and executives review, monitor and manage a project on an ongoing basis, reducing the need for constant manua

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Feb- Quick Reads

Stepping Into Project Management

Grab a coffee and get reading :) Here are some random reads for Feb: How to get a better paying job in IT industry Looking into productivity patterns P roject management online courses Rapidstart PMO review Building an Agile Enterprise Change plan Visually Changing role of product management Day in the life of a product manager Moving from project management to product management Just in case you want to read more, try the 20 books for project managers.

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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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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.