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10 PMO Problems and How to Manage Them

Project Risk Coach

One of my popular blog posts is 40 Reasons PMOs Fail. In this article, we go a step further. I highlight 10 of the 40 PMO problems and provide ways to manage them. 10 PMO Problems and Solutions 1. No project sponsor or project charter for the implementation of the PMO.

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How I learned to manage multiple projects and still leave the office on time

Girl's Guide to PM

I’m running a webinar on the skills you need to manage multiple projects on 4 February. Register here. There’s another project I’m just waiting to hear about,” said my sponsor. I silently groaned.

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7 Things We've Learned After a Year of Online Meetings


For almost a year now, the Corona pandemic has determined our daily lives. The consequences also turned our working lives upside down. Last year, many employers around the world had to change their work culture from working in the office to working from home.

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7 Best To-Do List Apps for Work in 2021

Productivity begins with a to-do list. It’s the first step towards organizing your work and getting it done. To-do lists are essentially a repository of tasks, but they can be much more than that. To-do lists can describe the work, prioritize it and more.

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What is Contextual Analytics? The Next Evolution of Embedded Analytics

Download this white paper 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.

Ask an Expert

The Lazy Project Manager

I have noticed on Linkedin, over the last few weeks, a number of posts by ‘experts’ in the area of PMOs.

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9 Best SharePoint Alternatives to Use in 2021


One thing that we have learned in the project management paradigm and the overall organizational world, is that there is no guarantee of something being extraordinary if it has been a part of the market for a long time.

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Request for Information (RFI) Template

Throughout the execution of a project there are points in which procurements require some clarity. To get the answers questions and capture the back and forth with the supplier in a paper trail, a request for information (RFI) is required.

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Maximize Your Learning With Online Scrum Master Certification Training


Professional Scrum Master training is highly interactive training for 14 hours, and students learn by doing it in class. We use multiple tools and techniques to facilitate online training to make it practical for you.

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The Grit Factor [Book Review]

Girl's Guide to PM

I’ve just finished reading The Grit Factor: Courage, Resilience and Leadership in the Most Male-Dominated Organization in the World by Shannon Huffman Polson. It’s the story of what makes someone succeed, and the importance grit plays in career success.

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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!

Digital Project Management: Everything You Need to Know


According to the Pew Research Center , around 90% of Americans use the internet and 77% of Americans own a smartphone. These figures suggest how prevalent the digital age really is. And with the world has moved online, it is no wonder of the rise in digital project management.

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Creating a Risk-Adjusted Backlog

Leading Answers

This article explains what a risk-adjusted backlog is, why they are useful, how to create one and how teams work with them. What is a Risk-Adjusted Backlog?

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Gantt charts are not project plans

ProProject Manager

Sample Gantt chart. A critical component of the project is the project management plan. We’ve talked about developing a project management plan and schedule: Project planning – problems, scope, and deliverables , and Scheduling tips and techniques.

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Use PPM Software to Deliver Flexible Capacity and Resource Planning


“Our people make the difference,” is now a somewhat cliché statement that’s been used by thousands of companies over the years to convey the importance of their employees in delivering stellar products or services.

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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.

Task Automation in 2021


If you want to free up 30% of the time you spend working on daily tasks, task automation is probably the way to go. And if you want to learn how to automate tasks you have come to the right place.

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The Risk Management Life Cycle in the Context of Projects, Programs, and Portfolios


“Project Creates. Program Guides. Portfolio Decides.” – from the book, I Want To be A RMP.

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Top 8 Challenges All Project Managers Face at Work

PM Basics

In the previous email, I shared the truth about being a project manager. Lots of other readers were able to relate to it. What about you? In short: . Your manager expects you to know everything about project management right from the beginning.

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 Executive’s Guide To Large-Scale Agile Transformation & Sustaining An Adaptive Enterprise w/ Mike Cottmeyer

Leading Agile

Mike Cottmeyer explores the key attributes in each of the three systems necessary for making a success out of the otherwise complex tax of large scale Agile Transformation. The three systems include a System of Delivery, a System of Transformation, and a System of Sustainability.

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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.

The Ultimate Guide to Process Management in 2021


The organizational paradigm is made up of many small cogs that have to be oiled up in order to make the whole machinery function properly, and if you fail to do that, you are going to have a business that doesn’t have the ability to evolve into something better or even function properly as is.

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Product Owner. Not the Agile name for project manager or other outdated functions.

Gunther Verheyen

The Product Owner in Scrum is accountable for the value delivered. Besides the fact that value is a very different driver than volume is (think outcome versus output), that accountability can hardly be demonstrated without a clearly identified ‘product’. Product is the vehicle to deliver value.

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Xebrio Demystifies Project Management - Try it Today

Brad Egeland

I stumbled on Xebrio from a comment left online from one of their very satisfied users in response to one of my project management articles.

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Being curious about you

Growing Agile

2020 has been a tough year for many, myself included. This pandemic has shifted our lives completely. I haven’t seen my friends in a year. I haven’t met any of the people I’ve worked with in the past year. And the only people I’ve spent time with are those living in my house.

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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.

10 Best Shared Calendar Apps To Manage Your Team’s Schedule (2021)


With work-from-home becoming a norm, it’s more critical than ever to manage team availability and workloads. Shared calendar apps can help you stay on top of your team’s schedule. . Remote team members often work across time zones and on flexible schedules.

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5 Ways to Avoid Cutting Your Workforce


The year 2020 was a challenging time for businesses around the world in nearly every industry. The COVID-19 pandemic brought sudden changes to daily work life and reduced revenue in ways that have left organizations scrambling for solutions.

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How to Build a Successful PMO

Brad Egeland

​The Project Management Office. It just sounds official, doesn’t it? An impressive title. Not all organizations have a project management office, or PMO. And not all should. But it’s definitely a good idea for larger organizations that are running many projects.

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The FLEKS model

Henny Portman

FLEKS is a Hybrid Project Management Model, which aims at providing a way to manage projects, develop products and deliver the highest possible value within the context of a project and its stakeholders. Businesses and projects are embedded in a complex and ever-changing environment.

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How to Select an Embedded Analytics Product: 12 Criteria to Consider

This report is designed to help readers select an embedded analytics product. It provides 12 criteria to consider when evaluating embedded capabilities. It also comes with a companion spreadsheet that enables users to score and compare products along these 12 dimensions and others they may add.

7 Crucial Characteristics of Customer Service


We spoke to our superstar customer service team at Toggl Track to understand the 7 crucial characteristics of customer service representatives. Here’s what we learned: Hard skills. Deep knowledge of your product or service.

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Top 6 Tips For Handling Your Ecommerce Business Projects


Online selling is an enormous and profitable type of business that many hope to get their foot into. Not just offline retailers but also online retailers want to create new eCommerce business projects and earn more profit.

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Man Accidentally Threw Out Harddrive with Access to His $273M in Bitcoin

Brad Egeland

A British man who accidentally threw a hard drive loaded with bitcoin into the trash has offered the local authority where he lives more than $70 million if it allows him to excavate a landfill site.

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