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Eat That Frog – A Good Time Management Strategy or a Façade


There’s a famous Mark Twain saying that goes something like this: “Eat a live frog first thing in the morning and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day.”. This is an incredible quote that tells you the importance of performing your most important duties at the very start of your day.

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6 Practical Ways to Actually Improve Your Cost Management

Project Risk Coach

Think about it for a minute – what have you done in the last six months to improve your cost management? How many of your projects came in over budget? Let's look at some practical ways to actually improve your cost management.

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Bad Meetings Can Kill A Good Project: A Survivor’s Guide

The Digital Project Manager

The post Bad Meetings Can Kill A Good Project: A Survivor’s Guide appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Insights Leadership & Team Management Topics

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Making a Construction Estimate: 5 Tips for Better Outcomes

Budgets are a foundational pillar of any successful construction project. You need money to buy materials, create blue prints, secure permits, rent equipment, pay for your crew and more. Your construction budget allows you to achieve your objectives.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics

As the analytics landscape continues to evolve, application teams who need to embed dashboards, reports, and other analytics capabilities in their applications can choose from dozens of solutions. How do you differentiate one solution from the next?

Chronic Complainer or Cursed Cassandra?

Kiron Bondale

Having the courage to speak up within a team without fear of social repercussion is a symptom of a higher level of psychological safety. Depending on the context of the complaint it might, in fact, be evidence of Challenger Safety which is the top level of Dr. Timothy R.

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What Is Overview & Tour Of Features

The Digital Project Manager

The post What Is Overview & Tour Of Features appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Best Tools Reviews Sponsored

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7 Tips For Better Cost Control & Expense Control

In order to understand cost control, you must first understand why it is used: monitoring expenses and identifying risks in order to increase profits. Not to be confused with cost management, cost control has its own set of objectives that can save businesses money.

Enterprise Risk Management (ERM) and Risk Governance


Let’s consider the following scenario based true events which occurred within an organization I worked closely with recently. This company had a long-running project with a number of uncertainties. Risks were identified, then qualified, and risk responses planned.

Beyond Agility: Gymnastic Enterprises Dominate the 2021 PMI Pulse of the Profession

Online PM Courses

In its 2021 Pulse of the Profession report, Beyond Agility, PMI describes 'Gymnastic Enterprises'. They can change most successfully. The post Beyond Agility: Gymnastic Enterprises Dominate the 2021 PMI Pulse of the Profession appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this whitepaper to learn what contextual analytics is, how BI platforms like Yellowfin revolutionize the way users discover insights from their data with native contextual analytics, and how it adds value to your software solution by elevating the user experience.

The 27 Most Annoying Business Buzzwords of 2021

TrustRadius Project Management

It’s safe to say that 2020 was a terrible year for most people. While there are more serious lessons to learn from last year, we can all agree on one thing that needs to stay in the past—the annoying business jargon!

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How to Create a Milestone Chart: Gantt Chart Milestones Explained

Projects, whether they’re large or small, are journeys. They begin with planning and initiation and ideally end with the achievement of deliverables. But, this doesn’t necessarily mean the starting point and finish line are the only points that matter.

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How To Plan Your Week & Get Tasks Done Productively


Do Monday mornings feel overwhelming with zero passion for starting work? Planning can help you beat the motivation blues. In this article, learn how to plan your week and get work done. .

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Favro Hybrid Project Management Software: The Game Has Changed | Video

Online PM Courses

The game has changed with Project Management software. Tools like Favro are excellent for project collaboration & hybrid project management. The post Favro Hybrid Project Management Software: The Game Has Changed | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management Software favro vide

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How to Measure DevSecOps Progress and Ensure Success

Speaker: Shannon Lietz, Director of DevSecOps Team, Intuit

The new DevSecOps team is up and running, and you feel ready to take on rising security threats while delivering quality software updates. But that leaves just one question: how do you monitor your new program as effectively and efficiently as possible? Join Shannon Lietz, Director of DevsecOps at Intuit, and award-winning innovator, to learn the answers to these questions so you can lead your DevSecOps team to the top!

Delivering Perfect Document to Your Project Customer

Brad Egeland

In the grand scheme of things while running a project, delivering a perfectly formatted, error-free, and absolutely grammatically correct Risk Management Plan is not probably at the top of your list, is it? I can understand that.

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5 Free Project Report Templates (Weekly Status Report Included)

Throughout the life of a project, you must report on a wide variety of information. This information will be compiled into different reports and passed along to managers, investors, clients and other stakeholders. From there, reports can be used to make project decisions and adjustments.

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Guide to Building a Career as a Scrum Master

Are you interested in becoming a Scrum Master, but you are yet to have any experience? People frequently ask me – if I don’t secure a job, how will I gain experience? In the last seven years, I have assisted several interested and enthusiastic professionals to become Scrum Masters.

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Top 17 Workflow Management Softwares To Boost Efficiency

ProProfs Project Management

Spent way too much time on some tasks you thought would be quick to do? You are not alone and this happens to most of us. It is mainly because of the lack of a structured approach.

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2021 State of Analytics: Why Users Demand Better

As organizations become more data driven, their analytics requirements grow. Find out how knowledge workers use analytics and explore their needs and preferences.

4 steps to right sizing the project team

Brad Egeland

Right sizing. I love that fun, ugly term that originated in the late 80's that executives started using instead of firing people. “We aren't firing, we are right sizing.”

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Agile Finance: How Do You Make a Business Case for Transformation?

Leading Agile

Back in the Summer of 2018, I spoke at the Agile2018 Conference under the topic of “Addressing Your CFO’s Concerns to an Enterprise-Wide Agile Transformation.”

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5 Strategies for Product Backlog refinement

Scrum Teams do it all the time. It happens in Sprint Review, after Daily Scrum, in Sprint Planning, and as part of development. They discuss the upcoming work to gain a shared understanding. This discussion includes: clarifying the deliverables resulting from the work .

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Deliver Faster with Less Effort: How Smart Project Management Prevents Employees from Overload

Epicflow Blog

Imagine that you ask your team members to slow down instead of work faster. Sounds strange, doesn’t it? In the dynamic multi-project environment, it seems that the more productive you are and the faster you deliver, the better.

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Business Monitoring Systems: Using ML to Analyze Metrics

This whitepaper discusses how automated business monitoring solutions like Yellowfin Signals revolutionize the way users discover critical and relevant insights from their data.

Start Your PM Day Off Right

Brad Egeland

​Think “Monday morning chaos.” ” Think starting the day wondering who has emailed issues to you since you last checked your messages. Think arriving at your desk with voice mails from two of your project customers already waiting for you. Headaches, right? Frustrations?

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How to Boost Your Content Marketing Team's Productivity with Resource Planning


It’s one thing to improve your own productivity. You can discipline yourself to wake up earlier in the morning, stay off of social media sites during the workday, use productivity apps, or implement any number of other tips to work more efficiently.

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Webinar Recap: Tips, Clicks, and Tricks to Boost the Effectiveness of your MS Teams Meetings


Please find below a transcription of the audio portion of Dharmesh Patel’s session, Tips, Clicks, and Tricks to Boosting the Effectiveness of your MS Teams Meetings, being provided by MPUG for the convenience of our members.

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Hackerrank vs LeetCode vs Toggl Hire: What is the Best Technical Skills Test for Hiring Developers?


Hiring developers can be tricky. Developing code is a skill that can’t be reflected in resumes or interviews alone. That’s why many organizations use technical skills tests to evaluate candidates’ abilities.

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Report by Dresner Advisory Services: Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study

According to the 2020 Dresner Embedded Business Intelligence Market Study, embedded business intelligence is crucial for application success. This report explores the current state of BI and why application teams are increasingly choosing an embedded solution.

13 Best Gantt Chart Tools to Grow Your Business

ProProfs Project Management

Planning, organizing, and delivering projects is a tedious task. If not done right, it can severely impact your organization’s growth and bottom-line.

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Data-Informed Retrospectives

TL; DR: Data-Informed Retrospectives. In their book Agile Retrospectives , Esther Derby and Diana Larsen popularized the idea that a Sprint Retrospect comprises five stages. The second stage refers to gathering data so that the Scrum Team can have data-informed Retrospectives.

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Project242: A Career is Like an Ultra Endurance Event

Bridge the Gap Consulting

Project242 (P242) is my journey to bike 242 miles in 24 hours, across the state of Minnesota on gravel roads, in August, 2021 (the Day Across MN, or the DAMN). I’ve found many lessons experienced riding a bike can be applied to our careers. In these posts, I will share the correlations.

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