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The Dark side of Project Managers no one talks about

Celoxis

Project management is a crucial aspect of any organization that aims to achieve its goals and objectives. A project manager is responsible for planning, executing, monitoring, controlling, and closing projects within the allocated time and budget. However, the role of a project manager is not without its challenges, and there are some dark sides that are not commonly talked about.

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10 Reasons Why Teamwork Matters in Project Management

Rebel’s Guide to PM

We know instinctively that it’s worth working together to get projects done. But when you have to convince others of the benefits of working together… well, it’s not always easy. Here are some clear and compelling reasons why it’s important to collaborate on projects. Teamwork makes the dream work isn’t just a corny saying!

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Transform Your Project Planning with ChatGPT: A How-To with Examples

MPUG

Introduction I’m sure by now you have heard the buzz, there is a new AI in town! A new chatbot has exploded on the scene, and the hype is like no other. But for die-hard followers of MPUG, you’ve read about project chatbots years ago here on MPUG: Rise of the Project Bots. In that article, I explored what a project bot would look like, and the implications of such a tool for Microsoft Project planners and all planners alike.

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What Does Being a Cross-Functional Team in Scrum Mean?

Scrum.org

A central feature of the Scrum framework is the concept of a cross-functional team. But what exactly is cross-functionality, and how is it beneficial? Let's explore this topic in an agile software development context. Traditional project management approaches often organize teams based on specialized roles and responsibilities. You have developers who write code, testers who ensure quality, designers who create user interfaces, etc.

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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A creativity explosion?

Musings on Project Management

There are endless headlines and debates about the downside of the A.I. revolution that is (likely) coming, some of which is upon us. Since most project people are knowledge workers or skilled trades workers, the seeming threat of A.I. job replacement is always just hanging a bit off stage-left.

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Milestone-Kanban: A Hybrid Project Scheduling Technique

The IIL Blog

By Alan Zucker The Milestone-Kanban Schedule (MKS) is a hybrid project scheduling and management technique that combines traditional and agile best practices. The technique is well-suited for simple and complicated projects where the required deliverables are clear, but the time and effort needed to create them are not. It embraces iterative planning, uses milestones to establish a project roadmap, a Kanban board to manage the work, and stand-up meetings to track progress.

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How to Write a Health & Safety Plan for Your Project | Video

Online PM Courses

Health & Safety is another responsibility for a Project Manager. If you need one, how do you write a Health & Safety Plan for Your Project? The post How to Write a Health & Safety Plan for Your Project | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Beyond Traditional Metrics: Why Adaptive KPIs are the Future of Project Management

PM Times

In a recent engagement with a government client, I came across an intriguing yet common conundrum regarding the enforcement of KPIs. Individual projects within their diverse portfolio were flagged ‘red’, signalling they were off course, yet the overall portfolio surprisingly reflected a ‘green’ status, implying smooth operations.

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Is the IBM IT Project Manager Certificate worth it?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Note: The IBM IT Project Manager Professional Certificate opens for enrolment on 30 June 2023. I have pre-registered to take the course, so I’ll update this article later with my experiences. Are you considering the IBM IT Project Manager Professional Certificate ? I’ve done a lot of project management training in my 20+ years as a project manager, and those courses helped me understand the skills, tools and techniques required to succeed leading projects.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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Monday.com Gantt Chart: How to Make a Gantt Chart With Monday.com

ProjectManager.com

If you’re working in project management, then you know about Monday.com. You’re probably getting a ton of online ads. The company has invested a ton of money in its marketing to people working on projects. But is there a Monday Gantt chart? Let’s take a look at this popular project management software and see if it delivers on one of the most essential project management tools.

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How Poor Facilitation Of The Scrum Events Can Cause Zombie Scrum

Scrum.org

In the past years, Johannes Schartau, Christiaan Verwijs, and I wrote many articles on Zombie Scrum. Heck, we even wrote a complete Zombie Scrum Survival Guide ! I’d like to believe that since our book, Zombie Scrum completely disappeared. That it’s something we can now all laugh about and has become this silly way of working we only know from the dark old days.

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Emergent methods

Musings on Project Management

The influence of A.I. on project methodologies and process steps is yet to be defined, practised widely, and understood in the context of what most of think of when we think of project methods and processes, skills, risks, and predictable and planned outcomes.And so, we are told to brace for emergent outcomes, not entirely predictable at the outset.

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Project management degrees: Do you need one and what you can do with it

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you wondering whether it’s worth getting a degree in project management? Or what you can do with a project management degree for a job once you finish your bachelor’s or master’s studies? This article is for you! You’ll learn: What job titles to look for once you graduate What industries you can work in What you can expect to earn How to transition from another industry via a degree Lots more!

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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General Conditions in Construction: Definitions & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

The general contractor is responsible for all the construction contracting activities that occur on a construction site. These professional services range from supervising the site and the work being done to ensuring that work is carried out safely. These general conditions in construction are varied and costly. If you’re a general contractor working in construction project management, you’ll need to know about general conditions.

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Scrum: The Goldilocks Agile Framework

Scrum.org

In the agile world, Scrum stands out as a Goldilocks framework. Scrum strikes a delicate balance, providing enough structure to guide teams without stifling their creativity and adaptability. Unlike traditional project management methodologies with rigid processes and exhaustive documentation, Scrum empowers teams to find what works best in their unique environments.

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Radical Simplification: Letting go to Let-in

The IIL Blog

By Deepak Bansal <This article is inspired from David Whtye’s life and his reflections called, “ Beginning. “> “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” — Confucius. Simplification starts with a deeper wish for a new beginning. Whether it’s a journey of personal change, or organizational transformation, we want to let go of old because it has expired its time and not serving us anymore.

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10 Simple Tips for Better Meeting Minutes

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Meeting minutes help with communication at work — they ensure people have a common understanding of what the meeting was about and what they should be doing next. In this article we’ll look at why minutes are worth doing and then dive into the 10 simple tips for taking effective meeting minutes. Why bother with minutes? Minutes are particularly helpful for formal meetings like Project Boards as they serve as a permanent record of the discussion and the decisions that were taken.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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Don’t Risk Being Left Behind: Understand the July 2023 Changes to the CAPM Exam Now!

Online PM Courses

The CAPM is PMI’s entry-level certification for Project Managers. So, PMI's big 2023 revision to the exam syllabus is an important event. The post Don’t Risk Being Left Behind: Understand the July 2023 Changes to the CAPM Exam Now! appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Scrum: An Evidence-Based Management Approach

Scrum.org

How to Problem Solve with a Professional Scrum Master In today's rapidly changing and complex business environment, the need for an evidence-based, flexible strategy is paramount. At Agile-ity , we offer guidance through this complex landscape with Scrum's evidence-based management approach — a strategy built on empirical observation, experience, and continuous adaptation.

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Ultimate Guide to Setting Up a PMO in Your Business

WorkOtter

Think about the growth trajectory of a successful business. In the beginning, you can do everything yourself. As you grow, things get hectic. You need other people to work on projects to free up your time. Then you grow and things get even more hectic. All of a sudden, you need project managers to manage the projects that other people are working on.

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Everyday Agile Practices

Project Management Essentials

Agile seems like a mystery to many. It has an unfamiliar vocabulary and practices. To outsiders, it feels like an exclusive club. However, when we step back and inspect agile, we see that it follows common, recognizable patterns from our daily lives. Imagine it is Thursday evening. Your family is planning the upcoming weekend. There is a fixed amount of time and many things to do.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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12 Ways In Which Agency Recruiters Can Boost Their Productivity and Ensure Business Growth

Productivity Land

Being an agency recruiter is not easy. With tight deadlines, demanding clients, and the pressure to find the perfect candidate, finding ways to boost productivity and ensure business growth is essential. In this article, we will explore 12 innovative strategies that can help agency recruiters enhance their efficiency, streamline their processes, and achieve outstanding results.

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Forecasting in a VUCA world

Scrum.org

Answering the question, “when will it be done?” in the VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex, ambiguous) environments that agile was designed for has always been problematic. Afterall, the future is unknown. And yet, we are still expected to provide an answer. Many techniques and fads have emerged from the agile community to try and help teams provide some sort of answer, despite all of the uncertainty and unpredictability.

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The Courage to Try Something Old – Use Cases

PM Times

There are many articles about project management trends for 2023. Among the common threads are a focus on AI and more automated PM tools. There are also contradictory trends like workers returning to the office or continuing to work from home. What I find most interesting, though, is that many of the trends have been […] The post The Courage to Try Something Old – Use Cases appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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Enabling Change with Data Modeling & Forecasting

Leading Agile

Our guest, Troy Magennis, has been described as a national resource in the Agile community. He’s a published author and frequent speaker on forecasting and modeling Agile projects. Today, Troy joins us to discuss how many of the metrics the Agile industry uses actually prevent companies from achieving the change they so desperately desire. Together, we’ll explore some ways the industry gets metrics and forecasting right and where it tends to go wrong.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.