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How to Make an Ideal Kanban Workflow for Your Team

ProjectManager.com

A kanban board is simple to use, but it can be a powerful tool for teams. A kanban board creates a visual workflow that illustrates how a team works together and how work is produced. Such workflows help teams improve productivity by providing a glimpse into efficiency at each project stage. Historically, kanban was used in manufacturing and development teams, but managers across all industries have joined in the fun after seeing just how helpful the tool can be.

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The 10 Best Online Project Management Software For 2020

The Digital Project Manager

The post The 10 Best Online Project Management Software For 2020 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Tools

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How to Use a Project Decision Log

Girl's Guide to PM

What is a decision log? A decision log template in project management is the document you use to fill in all the decisions made relating to your project. Decisions are taken in all kinds of settings: meetings, on email, when you bump into someone in the corridor… From experience I know that it’s a) hard to remember what decision you took, and b) difficult to find information hidden in meeting minutes to remind yourself of why that decision was taken.

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Infographics About Work That Are Simply True [Comic]

Teamweek

The truth may be hard to swallow, but charts and plots can make it easier. There’s something about a colorful pie chart or data points mapped out neatly on a line graph that makes things seem that much more plausible. It’s easier to digest numbers in pie chart form—incidentally (or perhaps not so incidentally) the Toggl time tracker has a Reports feature where you can see your hours worked visualized as a multicolored donut chart. .

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Are Your Embedded Analytics DevOps-Friendly?

Does your analytics solution work with your current tech stack and DevOps practices? If not, any update to the analytics could increase deployment complexity and become difficult to maintain. Learn the 5 elements of a DevOps-friendly embedded analytics solution.

It’s the end of your project, but has the moment been prepared for?

Kiron Bondale

I’m sure some of you have led projects where everything appeared to be going swimmingly right up to the finish line only to find that you had somehow stepped into the project equivalent of the Hotel California. Everyone has a desire to wrap things up and move on to whatever is next but transition seems like it will never end.

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How To Close A Project In PRINCE2

Girl's Guide to PM

If you aren’t using PRINCE, or if you want some general guidance as well about project closure documents and so on, read this next: How to close a project. A project has a start, a middle and an end, so closing a project is an important part of the project management lifecycle. Closing a project successfully means a good, clean transition for the project team.

Back to Basics (Part 12): What You Need to Create a Meaningful Project Status Report

Inloox

As a project manager you are probably familiar with this situation: Your boss asks you to present the status of your current project in the form of a project status report by Monday. Keep calm now! Because yes, most people tend to be afraid of the word project status report, because creating meaningful reports usually requires a lot of time, communication and data.

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5 Methods to Gain Project Schedule Buy-In

LiquidPlanner

“Dear Elizabeth: I am working with a group of very knowledgeable subject matter experts. They have 15-20+ years of experience in the field, many of those years in our company. We cannot deliver our technology project without them. They are experts in the field, but they are really bad at forecasting time, work effort, and even identifying the tasks that need to be completed.

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What flavor is your scope creep?

Musings on Project Management

Can there be scope creep in Agile? Doesn't agile define creep away in a stroke: "Scope is whatever is prioritized in the backlog that fits within the budget (OPM, other people's money) and the time." "The The backlog changes all the time, but that's not creep, it's just backlog management." What I just wrote is a "best value" definition of scope. But, sometimes it just doesn't sell. agile

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How Embedding AI-Powered Analytics Can Give You a Competitive Advantage

Embedding dashboards and reports aren’t enough. Futureproof your application by offering instant, actionable insights that will give you and your customers a competitive advantage.

The 12 Agile Principles. Part Two.

Growing Agile

This is the second part of the blog series were we discuss the 12 Agile Principles. In this post we will focus on principles 4-6. “Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project. “ I recently attended a workshop with Woody Zuill around Mob Programming and it really opened my eyes up to just how powerful it can be for a whole team to be working on the same computer at the same time in the same place. The whole team!

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Can We Still be Agile?

Leading Answers

How does work from home impact our use of agile approaches? If co-location is no longer possible, can we still be agile? Yes, of course we can, and in many ways, now we need to be more agile than ever as we try new approaches, learn and adapt how we work. However, let's address the co-location question and look at agile practices in remote work situations. The Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles do not mention co-location. They do not say teams have to work together to be agile or effective.

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Managing Project Delays in the COVID-19 Age

LiquidPlanner

Projects can get delayed for many reasons from third party suppliers failing to deliver on time, to poor communication between project stakeholders sometimes the deliverables are simply not realistic within the project constraints. Then there are the unpredictable and devastating external factors like COVID-19 that disrupt on an unprecedented scale. Countless projects have been delayed or temporarily suspended as a result of the pandemic, labor shortages, and disruption to supply chains.

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Agile Portfolio Management in an Adaptive World – Q&A with the Experts

Keyedin

Agile Portfolio Management is a hot topic for many PMO leaders today trying to forge forward in a world where things are requiring a high degree of adaptability. In a virtual event this week, the KeyedIn team joined up with a couple of PMO leaders to hear about their stories and how they are navigating these times. Here are some of the questions that came up. Can you share any insight on changes or uptake of Agile due to virtual working? Jason.

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6 Steps to Improving Your Application’s Analytics Experience

No one designs bad dashboards and reports on purpose. So why do so many applications have terrible analytics experiences? Download this ebook for secrets to creating dashboards and reports your users will love.

Do You Know How to Craft the Perfect Project Name?

Online PM Courses

Does your Project Name matter? The name we hear can color our perception of a project. But naming projects is tricky, so how can you get it right? The post Do You Know How to Craft the Perfect Project Name? appeared first on OnlinePMCourses. Project Management Basics Project Management Tips Project Management Tools and Techniques

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How to Build Trust and Effectively Lead Virtual Teams

MPUG

Working virtually certainly has its perks. There’s no commute! Your lunch is just the short walk to the refrigerator away! You don’t have to wear pants! That said, working remotely can have its pitfalls when it comes to keeping your project on track and your team members working together as a cohesive unit. There are fewer social cues, a higher risk for role and responsibility ambiguity, an increased chance of conflict, and more challenges in the area of trust building.

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Using Earned Value with Agile w/ Justin Polk

Leading Agile

Listen to the SoundNotes Podcast on the go! Find and subscribe to SoundNotes on: Apple Podcasts. Google Play. Spotify. Soundcloud. This week is all about Earned Value and Justin Polk is back, spending time with Dave to discuss how Earned Value tools can be applied in an Agile Transformation.

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Decoding Project Management Tools: How to Choose the Right PM, PPM or Collaboration Solution for Your Business

Keyedin

When it comes to project management, there are a lot of solutions available in the marketplace. The challenge is not finding a product, it’s finding the right product to meet the exact needs of your organization. There has been confusion in the marketplace between the various classes of tools and products available and we wrote this article to help clarify the similarities and differences.

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How to Choose the Best Embedded Analytics Solution to Modernize Your Application

If you are looking to modernize your application to improve competitiveness, then one of the quickest wins you can have is to embed sophisticated analytics that will wow your existing and prospective customers.

The Joys and Challenges of Vanemapuhkus, the Estonian “Parental Vacation”

Teamweek

They call it a vacation. The Estonian term vanemapuhkus literally translates, word for word, into “parental vacation”. Any parent who’s been on this so-called vacation knows that it’s almost always anything but. I’d describe it as a parental bootcamp. Vanemapuhkus is a test of resilience: it tests your ability to cope with routine while at the same time remaining prepared for any unexpected developments thrown at you.

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Three Features to Love about Project for the Web

MPUG

Project for the Web was released at the end of 2019. Since that time, Microsoft has added new features to the application on a regular basis. In this article, I’d like to share two NEW features and one additional feature that is sure to make every Project Server/Project Online project manager want to switch to using Project for the Web today! Read Only Access for All Office 365 Users. At the time of the writing of this article, this feature is being implemented for all tenants worldwide.

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Recruitment Realities in a Covid-19 World

Arras People

Last week (1st July) John Thorpe was invited to speak on PMO Flashmob’s weekly virtual networking session PMO Working From Home. The theme of the week was recruitment, and Johns presentation: Recruitment Realities in a Covid-19 World focusses on looking back at the 2008 recession and lessons we can learn from it, assessing the current situation we are in now, as well as making some predictions for the future as we hopefully continue to come out of lockdown.

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The Critical Importance of PPM Tools in Challenging Times

Keyedin

Even when the overall business climate is favorable, securing funding for project portfolio management (PPM) tools can be a Herculean task for portfolio management leadership. A recent Gartner report by analyst and PPM expert Mbula Schoen noted that they often face resistance from both financial decision-makers and the individuals performing day-to-day project work.

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4 Approaches to Data Analytics for Your Application

Selecting the right solution for your embedded analytics is crucial to the success of your application. But with so many solutions and vendors, how do you make this critical selection? Learn about the different approaches to analytics and the pros and cons for each.

Business Project Manager Responsibilities: You Need To Know About

Proofhub

Business Project Manager Responsibilities: A Brief Overview Find out the key business project manager responsibilities that an experienced pro must fulfill to ensure a successful project execution and delivery. “As As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own.”?—?Amy

The Ultimate Redmine Guide: How to set up and supercharge the best open source project management tool

Planio

There’s a reason startups are obsessed with “community” and influencers tell you to find your “tribe”. Pretty much everything is made better when you bring together a group of the right people. Even software. Redmine is the most popular open source project management tool and issue tracker out there, thanks in large part to it’s dedicated community of users and contributors.

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16 Free & Paid Project Scheduling Software Tools For All Budgets

Teamweek

The success of a project depends on how well you plan it. It can get confusing when it comes to picking a project scheduling software considering the number of applications available in the market. This comprehensive resource on project scheduling tools will guide you in choosing a solution that fits your requirements.

The wrong kind of Project Manager!

Arras People

The latest monthly UK Report on Jobs from KPMG and REC ** published today indicates that whilst the job market remains significantly impacted by the effects of Coronavirus; there has been a bounce back from the depths seen in the immediate aftermath of the lockdown during June. As can be seen in the figure below, activity levels across the UK recruitment sector for both Permanent and Temporary have been significantly hit for the last four months from their pre-COVID 19 levels.

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Task Management For Project Managers

How can project planning that stretches over months or years remain relevant and account for new ad-hoc activities that arrive every day?

You're only as successful as your last customer thinks you are.

Brad Egeland

What does your organization look for in a consulting professional? A 'yes' man? Do you want someone who will listen to you and do exactly what you ask them to do? Hopefully not. My clients are intelligent and experienced, but they don't always know exactly what they need. They often don't even know for sure exactly what they want - though they may think that they do. That might be the case for you as well.

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Enterprise Agile Coach Masterclass with Two ICAgile Certifications (ICP-ENT & ICP-CAT)

Agilemania

ICAgile is the world’s leading certification body for agile which offers the practitioner with a clear and broad learning roadmap made up of separate tracks. Each of these modules contains at least two high standard knowledge-based certifications and each of these modules ends with a competency-based Certifications called ICAgile Expert.

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Toggl Hire’s Smart Test: A Revolution in Hiring

Teamweek

Hiring needs a revolution. Recruiting with resumes is a time-consuming, expensive , and unfair process for both employers and candidates. 60% of applicants don’t finish their applications because they’re too complex or long, and that is despite their willingness to spend almost 2 hours on each job application.

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