Sat.Aug 28, 2021 - Fri.Sep 03, 2021

A Different Kind of Project

Project Risk Coach

Life is filled with new adventures and experiences. Remember the first time you rode a bike, climbed a tree, or took a job. New adventures are exciting, but they can be filled with great uncertainty. Projects are unique, some more than others. Let's look at how to manage a different kind of project.

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The worst error in scheduling

Musings on Project Management

The worst error in scheduling is to have a milestone depend upon two or more tasks scheduled (planned) to finish at the same time.Here's a footnote to that witticism: It's assumed the two tasks are independent, meaning:They don't share resourcesThey don't have the same vulnerabilities to a common riskThe progress, or not, in one does not affect progress in the otherSo, what's the big error here? schedule

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Is your team “pretending” to be agile?

Scrum.org

According to the 15th annual State of Agile report, there has been a tremendous increase in the adoption of agile frameworks over the last year. Within software teams, agile adoption grew from 37% in 2020 to 86% in 2021. . Agile beneath the Ice. .

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Secrets to Effective Supply Chain Planning

ProjectManager.com

Businesses are always looking to balance supply with demand to remain competitive and profitable. But charting the flow of supply and demand sometimes feels impossible. You can’t predict the future, but you can make accurate forecasts about supply and demand by researching and analyzing the data.

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Bridging the Online and Offline: How to Apply Product Thinking to Expanding Your eCommerce Business

Speaker: John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude

In a post-COVID world, online retailers are forced to reevaluate their position and address the challenge of adopting new customer experiences. Even brick and mortar businesses are integrating more digital approaches to CX -- testing out loyalty programs and subscription-based models. Join John Cutler, Product Evangelist and Coach at Amplitude, for this enlightening discussion on the current state of the ecommerce landscape.

14 Common Project Risks (+ more)

Girl's Guide to PM

Risks matter. Stuff happens on projects, and if the worst happens, it’s better to know about it in advance. That’s the point of risk management: thinking about what might go wrong before it does, so you can put a plan together to deal with it if it does.

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Five factors required for teams to self-organize

Kiron Bondale

Self-organization doesn’t mean anything goes. Even in a very small company, there are going to be some restrictions on what a team can do, even if those purely relate to meeting cost constraints requested by those who hold the purse strings.

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What Is a Cost Baseline in Project Management? A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Most projects have stakeholders that expect a return on their investment. For that to happen, the project must meet its deadline and stay within budget. To create a project budget, you first need to create a cost baseline so you can compare planned spend to actual spend.

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PMI Kickoff: Free Project Management Training (Review)

Girl's Guide to PM

Summary: Kickoff is a free project management training course from PMI. It will take you 45 minutes to complete and includes useful templates. It comes in two flavors: Agile and Waterfall and you can earn a badge for both. Are you looking for free project management training ?

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5 Signs You’re Losing Control of Your Project

Brad Egeland

You know the feeling when life is flying by you and you’re not aware of where things stand? Maybe you are so busy that you aren’t budgeting your money well.

Post-Pandemic eCommerce Growth: Leverage Product Data, Market Research & Shopping Trends

Speaker: Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence

This session will dive into how organizations can still leverage historical customer and product data but need to also think about how to augment development of strategies with marketing research and other shopper signals to efficient drive e-Commerce growth. Join Phil Irvine, VP & Director of Audience Intelligence, for this in-depth discussion of the current e-commerce landscape. Whether concerned about data privacy and data management, or curious about how businesses can rethink approaches to designing shopping experiences, the answers are here.

An Epic Employee Handbook: How to, Must-Haves, & Tips

nTask

There are a lot of things people don’t always read all the way through : the terms and conditions for a new app, the manual for their microwave, PTA newsletters to name a few. So it’s only reasonable to worry that your employee handbook won’t be read in full.

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Construction Quality Control: Essential Tips for Managing Quality

ProjectManager.com

Managing construction projects is complex and stressful. But if your project doesn’t meet quality acceptance criteria, then you’re not just going to upset your stakeholders; you might face down lawsuits.

Project Contingency: The Ultimate Guide

Girl's Guide to PM

Your new project was approved for funding. That in itself is a huge step. You wouldn’t believe the number of project managers I speak to on mentoring calls who struggle to get their budget approved. You can’t do much on a project without some funding behind you.

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The Requisite Law of Variety

Musings on Project Management

Now, this could be a bit stuffy, but it's actually quite readable: "The Requisite Law of Variety" Reduced for a quick understanding, 'the Law' is an interesting concept to consider, to wit: Essential Elements (E): these are outcomes, results, or other artifacts that you want to have some control over; or they are controls and mechanisms that you have to influence outcomes and results and. Project Management risk value

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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.

12 Best Tools To Improve Cross-Office Collaboration

Proofhub

Source: [link] Teams with distributed workflows might have a hard time coordinating between offices. To keep employees working in different locations in the loop about each others’ activities, managers need to invest in infrastructure.

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Top 8 Manufacturing Workflow Software Tools In 2021

nTask

Increasing competitiveness in the business world and businesses’ obsession with optimal performance and high profits has pushed us into a tedious grind. Working harder and smarter is the norm if you want to keep up with the ever-changing trends.

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6 Reasons You Should Invest in a Project Management Software

Brad Egeland

You might think that you don’t need project management software — that’s what the project manager is for! However, project management software can make a big difference in your organization, for both the project managers and other team members as well.

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One-Way Interview Do’s and Don’ts for First Time Remote Candidates

Teamweek

If you’re looking to enter the world of remote working, the good news is you’ll be adopting a remote mindset before even starting your job. That’s because more and more companies are ditching traditional interview techniques in favour of a remote one-way interview. .

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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!

5 powerful tips to improve enterprise project management

Proofhub

5 Powerful tips to improve enterprise project management Source: [link] All successful enterprises share one common thing?—?having having a strong project management foundation. The more complex an organization is, the bigger impact it will have to the entire operation.

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8 Best CRM for Private Equity Firms In 2021

nTask

CRM tools are your gateway to success especially in the case of private equity. These tools can help you streamline your work and save more time of your day. The efficiency of these tools in managing a business is unparalleled.

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8 Tips on Reducing Project Costs

Epicflow Blog

Reduction of project costs and at least avoiding significant cost overrun is one of the high priority tasks for a project manager. However, it usually becomes challenging due to a great number of factors: underestimation of project costs, uncontrolled changes, poor resource allocation, etc.

How to Manage Multiple Projects with Success

Brad Egeland

Do you have the luxury of managing just one project at a time? Some project managers do – most don’t. I’m not sure I ever have and I’m thinking I might just get bored managing one initiative at a time. Variety is the spice of life… they say.

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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.

Digital.com Adds ProofHub To The List Of Best Online Proofing Software 2021

Proofhub

If you want to make better judgments and increase your team’s performance, the most important thing you can do is give or receive feedback. Effective feedback benefits both the provider and the receiver, as well as the company as a whole.

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5 Reasons Why HR Ticketing System Is a Must Have In 2021

nTask

You can’t deny that any company in the organizational paradigm can’t function properly if it doesn’t have an effective HR department.

2021 78

Work Plan Templates: Stay Organized and On Task With Your Goals

Techno-PM

You know that feeling when you're sitting at your desk, and you think, "I have no idea what to do next." It's unsettling. For some people, this happens all the time. They don't know where to start or how to get anything done. Luckily, there is a way out of this dilemma: work plan templates!

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Starter Guide to Project Planning: 4 Steps From Zero to Hero

Teamweek

Planning ? improvisation. Yet, way too often, I feel that projects are thought and led without a proper structure. For instance, I’ve been involved in and led many projects over the years, and, truth be told, when looking back, I can only say that I’ve made So. Mistakes.

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A New Age of Hybrid Leadership

Speaker: Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone, Wrike Team

There are many myths surrounding the idea of remote work: it will cause laziness, procrastination, ineffective communication, lack of motivation, and employee burnout. As pervasive as these myths were, 2020 swiftly kicked them all out the door. Companies can no longer deny the fact that employees can in fact be productive, motivated, and proactive, all while working remotely. On the other side of the coin, some teams still crave the social, in-person dynamic of work. Enter the new model of work, the hybrid schedule. It's time for project managers to gain a new understanding of what good leadership looks like in the future of work. We were all baptized by fire this past year, so now it's time to look back, learn the big lessons, and gain the insights needed to pivot forward. Join us for our panel with Renee Thomas and Alexis Barone of the Wrike Team, in this discussion about the future of work--hybrid, remote, and everything in between.

Service Science: The Missing Ingredient in Your Services Firm’s Strategy

MavenLink

The global services industry is in the midst of massive growth and evolution, with companies expanding their services and radically changing the way they do business. However, many organizations and the software solutions they depend on have failed to evolve to support their changing needs.

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Free Jira Plugins to Use In 2021 (Updated Guide)

nTask

JIRA is a popular software created by the Australian company Atlassian, which was created in 2002. There are many reasons why JIRA is a popular task management and issue tracking software. This post will highlight the best free Jira plugins available.

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7 Tips on Reducing Project Costs

Epicflow Blog

Reduction of project costs and at least avoiding significant cost overrun is one of the high priority tasks for a project manager. However, it usually becomes challenging due to a great number of factors: underestimation of project costs, uncontrolled changes, poor resource allocation, etc.