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Big challenge: Getting your project team to work as a team!

The Lazy Project Manager

A guest post by my friends at Genius Project. A project team is a group of people who work together on a project with a common goal. They have different skills and specializations but their work all culminates in the delivery of the project. Numerous studies have shown that a project progresses effectively when the team is working on activities that are clearly defined and planned.

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Project Management Training To Help You Achieve Certification in 2017

Girl's Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. I’ll only share with you products that I know to be awesome! APM Salary and Market Survey 2016 says that 23% of people last studied for a project management related qualification within the last six months. If your goal this year is to put yourself in that bracket and get studying for a certification, then I’m here to help!

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Do You Make These Quality Management Mistakes?

Project Risk Coach

Last week, I talked about How to Develop a Quality Management Plan. Today, I’d like to share common quality management mistakes. Being aware of these failure points can help you and your project teams to identify and manage quality risks. Quality Management Mistakes. Failure to Define Quality. Quality means different things to different people. One person may say that they own a high-quality diamond ring. A builder describes his quality homes.

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Project Managers – Are You Worrying About the Wrong Things?

Arras People

We regularly carry out project management careers clinics – it’s a service for project practitioners who want to talk through a particular career challenge they have, often having a third party helps them get some perspective – and sometimes we like to share some insights from some of the sessions.

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Focus on individual impacts when communicating risks!

Kiron Bondale

A recent article by Uzma Khan and Daniella Kupor in Harvard Business Review adds support to the argument for keeping things simple when it comes to communicating risks. Through a series of experiments focused on positive and negative risks, the authors determined that there is a greater likelihood of individuals making an objective, logical decision when a single significant impact is presented as opposed to when that same impact is presented along with a number of other lower impact outcomes.

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More Trending

Dilbert on the challenges of project planning

The Digital Project Manager

The realities of any complex digital project – imperfect planning and clients that don’t get it. The post Dilbert on the challenges of project planning appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General The PM life

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Taking a Career Break from Project Management

Arras People

We see people all the time who are looking to return to project management having taken some time out. Often the conversations focus on how to get back in after taking an extended break. That’s another post for another day because the actions or approach you take will largely depend on what it is you’ve been doing in that career break.

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Strategic Thinking For A Successful Business Growth

Project-Management.pm

A strategic plan is basically nothing if it doesn’t rely on strategic thinking. With the right person for such tasks, strategic planning will be easier to plan and implement. First, why the need for strategic plans? Usually, the reasons are: to generate sales, to help organization improve, create an edge against competitors. The list goes on. But it’s all about the organization’s stance and status in the business industry.

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Why Don’t 50% of People Do Stakeholder Engagement?

Girl's Guide to PM

I recently ran a survey about stakeholder management (thanks, by the way, if you were one of the people who filled it out) and the results surprised me. While I haven’t got the full results yet, I have done a bit of analysis on them and I wanted to share what I know so far with you. The biggest reason we do stakeholder engagement activities on projects is because they help us get the resources we need for the project.

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Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

Is risk management really that effective?

Ron Rosenhead

I was looking for a blog posting put out a few years ago. Sadly, I did not find it but I did find something else…. Yes, I found a blog posting called where’s my whistle? I explored the need for a systematic risk process for projects. I reflected that while this has got better, it is not that much better. …. In the last 6 month I have seen an interesting array of clients. I discussed the need for a systematic approach to risk management and I am assured this happens.

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More on technical debt

Musings on Project Management

I'm not shy about recommending the other guy's stuff. Here's two postings worth the read on things you can do to deal with technical debt: Phillipe Krutchen Concrete things you can do about your technical debt Scott Adler 11 Strategies for Dealing With Technical Debt Read in the library at Square Peg Consulting about these books I've written Buy them at any online book retailer! Read agile

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Leadership Styles and Their Corresponding Definitions You Need to Know

Project-Management.pm

There are many ways on how the manager and higher-ups implement leadership in their team or subordinates. These leadership styles have been around for a long time and become one of the major foundations of team dynamics. Martin Luther King Jr. Steve Jobs , and John F. Kennedy —all these people possess distinct types of leadership and stirred various reactions from their followers. Hence, there is no single leader. Every person can fit in any type of mold of what type of leader they want to be.

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What Does a Project Management Tool of the Future Look Like?

LiquidPlanner

We’ve been reading and writing about the Fourth Industrial Revolution —or Industry 4.0. Radical technological advancements combined with manufacturing are taking us into an exciting future: robotics, automation, 3-D printers. As a result, productivity is predicted to be on an upswing, even though manual resources aren’t keeping up. This translates, for some teams, into doing more with less. Whatever your current situation, productivity is the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

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The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

How to manage tasks at work

Binfire

Everyday all of us work on tasks. From mundane chores at home to tasks at work, most of our days are spent planning, working, monitoring and completing tasks. The ability to create and Manage tasks at work is fundamental to the success of us as individuals and the businesses we work for. In this tutorial we cover all you need to know to organize your projects by creating tasks, managing them and making sure they are completed on time and on the budget.

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Put Chat Apps to Work in your Office

Redbooth

Give the Workers What They Want: Chat Apps for Android and iPhone. There are as many ways to communicate in the workplace as there are types of workers. But, increasingly, the workplace is made up of millennials (aged 18 – 35). In 2015, millennials, 53.5 million strong, became the largest group in the U.S. workforce. By 2025, millennials will make up 75% of the global workforce. Clearly, shifting demographics are shaping the way people work.

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Paymo Resource Scheduling

Paymo App

After months of hard work we’re back with a mega-update that will make 2017 your best planned year. We’re excited to bring Resource Scheduling to Paymo. Now you can visually manage your work, people and time bookings in a beautiful timeline. The Paymo resource scheduling tool will allow you to: click & drag to schedule bookings and assign tasks directly on the timeline. check what employees will be working on and how their time is booked.

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February Product Update: Boost Your Business Intelligence with API Support for Analytics

LiquidPlanner

Getting the project data you need to understand the health of your business is now faster and easier than ever before. Our February update makes it possible to pull powerful Analytics reports from LiquidPlanner using the API — fellow data geeks rejoice! Make the most out of your project data. The LiquidPlanner API lets you sync data, automate actions, and integrate with other systems to connect LiquidPlanner to all parts of your business.

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From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

How to: Be a more consistent project manager

The Digital Project Manager

I’ve talked a lot about the importance of being flexible, but that doesn’t mean we can overlook the importance of being consistent as well. The post How to: Be a more consistent project manager appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General How-to Guides

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What's a Milestone? Why You Need Milestones in Project Plans

TeamGantt

Learn how to define milestones for your projects, as well as why and how you can use them in your schedules with TeamGantt’s simple step-by-step guide

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5 Ways To Create Self-sufficient Teams

Celoxis

There is no doubt that a self-sufficient team is the pillar of a successful project. Moreover, for it to flourish, the workplace should be driven by trust and mutual respect. In such optimized environment, both the project manager and team members can work together hand-in-hand to deliver the best possible output. However, often, a workplace is less than ideal, where obstacles emerge, and problems occur.

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?How to Use Emotional Intelligence for Enhanced Team Collaboration

Brad Egeland

If you needed to improve your team’s overall productivity, what would you do? I imagine you may develop project templates; invest in some time-management training; create a collaborative project site; delegate work; help your team prioritize and communicate more efficiently, and so on. Each activity is certainly useful and worth undertaking. But what if these endeavours don’t pay off? Developing an emotionally intelligent team could provide the solution. Read the full article

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2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

Project Portfolio Management: Creating a Project Communication Plan That Works

Ganttic

In the midst of planning the resources, planning the budget, planning the timeframe, and the dependencies, planning communication might get forgotten. It just seems so natural, doesn’t it? Well, actually, it isn’t. Good communication is one of the key elements in a successful project and a good communication plan is the backbone of good communication. In our experience, project communication plan works best and is the easiest to follow as a spreadsheet.

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The How and Why of Using Milestones in Your Project Plan

TeamGantt

Project plans are maps that chart the course of your projects. As you build a plan, you’ll begin to map out the tasks, dependencies, task owners, and more. While you’re doing that, you won’t want to forget a very important component of any project plan: milestones. A milestone is a marker in a project that […]. The post The How and Why of Using Milestones in Your Project Plan appeared first on TeamGantt. Project Management

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Ensuring Enterprise Adoption of the Project Management Tool

Paymo App

Nobody really desires to read long, boring directions or take several days of classes to learn something new that is being pushed on them in the workplace. They may do it because they must do it for their job, but that doesn’t mean that adoption of the new project management tool or process will be good, efficient or even result in wide use and acceptance. If people don’t want to do something, they will often try to find away around doing it or at least doing it thoroughly and well.

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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

The real world is nothing but risk. Conventional approaches to forecasting with empirical data - the supposed No Estimated approach to estimating, hides this fact. Because in forecasting there is no place for uncertainty, which is why No Estimates advocates assert Forecasting is not estimating. When we try to plan, knowing we cannot predict the future precisely, the mismatch between the planning and the real world , creates confusion.

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

Time Tracking for Asana – Great Project Management Tool

TimeCamp

As a company that creates software that facilitates your work, we also appreciate other types of software that we find. Let us briefly introduce you to the application that does great things when it comes to managing your tasks and projects. Let us introduce – ASANA. Asana is a great software for managing both your […]. Integrations Asana integrations time tracking time tracking asana time tracking timecamp TimeCamp

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What Are the Advantages of Waterfall Project Management?

Wrike

When leaders organize processes for software development and other teams, the waterfall project management model and the Ag ile method are among the most common approaches. But before choosing between these two models, leaders need a strong understanding of how each provides certain advantages.

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How to Use Emotional Intelligence for Enhanced Team Collaboration

Brightwork

If you needed to improve your team’s overall productivity, what would you do? I imagine you may develop project templates; invest in some time-management training; create a collaborative project site; delegate work; help your team prioritize and communicate more efficiently, and so on. Each activity is certainly useful and worth undertaking. But what if these endeavors don’t pay off? Developing an emotionally intelligent team could provide the solution.

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