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How to Be a Productive Project Manager: 7 Tips

Project Risk Coach

Many project managers feel overwhelmed with emails, phone calls, and meetings. They often work overtime, but few feel as though they are making progress. Although we are all given the same amount of time each day, some project managers are able to produce greater value for their organizations.

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The Best Guide To One-On-One Meetings


One-on-one meetings form a core part of a company’s administration and management. These simple and quick sessions can be an excellent way of communication within the organization. One-on-one meetings give teams an insight into the problems plaguing their projects’ process.

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How Did We Pull Off that Project Win?

Brad Egeland

As much as we’d like to say what we do is world conquering, end all, cutting edge, state of the art project management… end the end it is, well, project management. And as far as project reporting goes, it is project reporting.

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What Is Scope Creep and How Can I Avoid It?

Before we can explain how to avoid scope creep in your projects, we need to understand what project scope and scope creep are. What Is the Scope of a Project? In simple terms, the project scope refers to all the work that is required to complete a project.

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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.

Modernizing PPM: A Practical Four-Step Roadmap to Accelerate Agility

The Lazy Project Manager

Special Live Webinar with Peter Taylor – The Lazy Project Manager – and Planview. Modernizing PPM: A Practical Four-Step Roadmap to Accelerate Agility.

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Psychological safety provides the foundation for a team culture of kindness

Kiron Bondale

A recent HBR article showed how kindness could serve as a lever to generate productivity improvements. The authors explain that while receiving kindness can enable us do better work, the act of giving compliments is equally powerful at making us feel better.

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Cost-Plus Contract: How to Use One

Contracts specify the terms of the agreement between an employer and a contractor. Because these agreements are so diverse, there are many different types of contracts, each with their own benefits. One of these is called a cost-plus contract.

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Project Management Guidelines (Part 1) - What We Can Learn From Project Failures


Projects are becoming increasingly complex. This may be due to the project itself, which is becoming more complex because of the multitude of parameters it contains. Another reason can be the influence of the project environment or a high number of stakeholders.

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What you Need to Know About Creating a Project Brief?


There are many elements involved in planning a project. They include creating a variety of documentation for both the team and all the stakeholders involved. One such document that is one of the first to be created and used throughout the project lifecycle is the project brief.

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How to Accelerate Product Sales Virtually

Everyone sells online these days, but outselling the (virtual) competition requires following a few key principles. Yellowfin CEO Glen Rabie shares his insights on resonating with buyers in this short video.

How to have bigger impact by deepening your project communication

Susanne Madsen

We often say that one of the most important roles of a project manager and leader is to be able to communicate effectively.

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Cost Reimbursement Contract: A Quick Guide

There are many ways to contract work. But when the agreement is signed, it’s legally binding. Both parties must adhere to its terms and conditions. That’s why contracts vary from fixed-price contracts, in which the quoted price is final, to others with more flexibility.

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How to Keep a Multi-Generational Team Collaborative, Effective, and Productive


There is an ongoing debate whether teams perform better if they are homogeneous or heterogeneous. And while most experts today agree that diverse teams will perform better than less diverse ones, the fact remains that they come with their unique set of challenges.

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9 Effective Marketing Project Management Tips That Actually Work


People often mistakenly believe that creating marketing ad campaigns, developing an effective sales pitch to lure customers, and attending day-to-day meetings with investors are the only tasks performed by marketing managers. The reality, however, is a bit different.

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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!

Announcing My New Book “Beyond Agile”

Leading Answers

I am excited to announce my new book “ Beyond Agile: Achieving success with situational knowledge and skills “ is launching. It is available now from RMC in paperback or electronic form here. This post explains the name and motivation for the book. Future posts will profile the content.

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Understanding Project Management Success Criteria

Without knowing what your project success criteria are, can you truly say your project is successful? Everyone wants their project to be successful, but few take the time to define what that means. Let’s say you’ve delivered a product or service on time and within budget—is that success?

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How to Keep a Multi-Generational Team Collaborative, Effective, and Productive


There is an ongoing debate whether teams perform better if they are homogeneous or heterogeneous. And while most experts today agree that diverse teams will perform better than less diverse ones, the fact remains that they come with their unique set of challenges.

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Top 6 Best Clockify Alternatives In 2021


If you are looking for a Clockify alternative that offers advanced features and is more efficient then, worry no more. We have got your back! We have curated a list of the top 6 Clockify alternatives that offer better time tracking features at a reasonable price (some of these are even free!).

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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?

Get to Know Us Better: Frequently Asked Questions about Epicflow

Epicflow Blog

pe’ve gathered the questions that our users most frequently ask about Epicflow. Read further to find out how the system works, learn more about Epicflow’s features, find answers to the questions coming from the experience of working with Epicflow, and other important information about our product.

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How to Sequence Activities in a Project

Everybody subconsciously creates sequence activities in their day-to-day lives. We plan weekly trips to the store, clean and tidy our homes, we run errands — the list goes on. In this way, we are all familiar with basic project management skills.

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How I Championed Working Remotely With Kids Around


“ You can be a good mom and a working mom. You are allowed to be both.- Anonymous ” Source: “Working from home with kids is not impossible, but it’s very, very tough.

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How To Perfect Your Productivity Skills With Regular Journaling?


At least once in our lifetimes, we have come across a person who babbles non-stop about the pros of journaling and how effective it is.

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Analytics Best Practices: 5 Key Dashboard Design Principles

Explore 5 key principles that exist to ensure you create a relevant dashboard that guides and simplifies the user experience, makes it as easy as possible to interpret what is presented no matter its complexity, and increases the adoption of BI.

What is Effective PPM?

Brad Egeland

PPM, otherwise known as Project Portfolio Management generally refers to the overall management of a somewhat related group of projects within the organization. Organizations differ – from company to company – on how they define project categories and group projects together, but when practicing PPM, projects are usually managed within a portfolio based on similar project characteristics. Similar characteristics can mean many things.

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Editor’s Choice Awards

Henny Portman

Delighted to hear the news that two of my papers received an Editor’s Choice Award.

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The Talent Gap: What it is and How to Bridge it with Toggl Hire


If you asked 100 organizations whether they had the skills they needed in their workforce, you’d be surprised at the answer. With the rapid growth of technology and the impacts from events like the pandemic, many organizations are suffering from a talent gap.

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15 Best Tips To Save Time In 2021


We often ramble about the lack of time or how we cannot get anything done in the inadequate amount of time we have. Well, guess what? We are here with the 15 best time saving tips that will help you add more hours to your day.

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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.

Project Insight: Because Real Projects Need Real Expertise

Brad Egeland

Consulting. Training. Adopting. Real projects need real expertise. Let us help you identify, organize, define, and train your people on your processes. Whether building a PMO (project management office), organizing your portfolio, or generating data insights, Project Insight is your trusted advisor for all things work management

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Limiting Class Size to Maximize Value

Leading Agile

When the pandemic started, we had to move our CSM and CSPO training to an online format. For the certification courses, the Scrum Alliance recommends not more than 30, but for LeadingAgile’s CSM and CSPO classes, we set a target class size at 15 with a max at 18.

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The Rabbit Hole PPM Directors Fall Into in 2021 and How to Avoid It


While Project Portfolio Managing (PPM) Directors are guaranteed to be working on multiple projects in parallel to one another, so are its challenges and the pitfalls that ensue. What are those challenges? Perhaps you can already name a few off the top of your head without a second thought.

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