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That One Project You Aren’t Sure You’ll Survive…

PM Times

We all had that one project—the one that made us question our career choices, doubt our sanity, and consider a swift exit from the world of project management. It took me a moment to recall mine. The late nights, the endless meetings, and the creeping feeling that I was steering a ship into a storm […] The post That One Project You Aren’t Sure You’ll Survive… appeared first on Project Management Articles, Webinars, Templates and Jobs.

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The Myth of Complete Foresight

Scrum.org

Agile frameworks are used in complex environments where requirements and technology are ever-changing. It seems pretty unrealistic to think that we could envision all of the customer’s requirements upfront. And yet, that’s what many of those using a Waterfall approach to value delivery are trying to do. The Waterfall approach is both a structured and sequential process.

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I asked ChatGPT to make 10 pictures of project managers… and the results are surprising

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I asked ChatGPT to make me some pictures of project managers for an article I was working on and the results were surprising. Or rather, as a female project manager, the results were not surprising at all. There's lots of chat in the world of project management at the moment about the value of AI, but what are the biases that sit behind that AI? Anyway, before I rant, let me show you what happened when I ran my ChatGPT 4o experiment.

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Mastering Scope Management: Validation and Control Strategies

MPUG

Introduction Scope or requirements creep is the uncontrolled and often unmanageable growth of a project’s original requirements. According to a study done by the Project Management Institute , about 50% of projects experience scope creep, and only about 60% finish within budget while about 50% are finished on-schedule. In addition, scope creep is notorious for stressing out team members and taking time away from the original deliverables.

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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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Project Toys

Musings on Project Management

I generally do not endorse products on this blog, and this posting is not an endorsement per se, but more of a "heads up" because in the PMO there are always a lot of documents and things to write, many to a multi-lingual project team. Here is a tool that might be of use.

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Calculating Project Profitability: Beginner’s Guide

Scoro

The lifeblood of any project is its profitability. And calculating project profitability doesn’t have to be complicated. Here’s how to easily calculate profitability in five steps: 1. Determine the project’s total revenue This part is usually the easiest. Your project revenue is simply the amount your client will pay you. So, if your company charges them $20,000 for an ad campaign, that’s your project revenue.

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Stay Ahead of the Curve: Top 15 Project Management Podcasts

Online PM Courses

For a Project Manager who wants to learn more about your discipline, here's our best-ever guide to my top 15 Project Management podcasts. The post Stay Ahead of the Curve: Top 15 Project Management Podcasts appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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A Real Project Manager’s Guide to RAID

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Ever wondered what RAID is all about in project management? You'll hear project managers talking about their RAID logs as part of how to manage a project , or updating the RAID, but what does it all mean? I've been working with RAID logs for over 20 years, so I have plenty of practical tips to share! My RAID log is THE most useful tool I use to keep my projects on track, and it will do the same for you.

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How Effective Project Management Can Enhance Your SEO Strategy

The IIL Blog

By Amit Raj May 29, 2024 Introduction In today’s digital landscape, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the backbone of a successfully thriving online business. Whether you want to enhance the visibility of your business in the digital world, or generate high quality leads, a well-crafted SEO strategy is essential. It builds trust, credibility, and drives traffic to your website.

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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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10 Best Buildertrend Alternatives of 2024 (Free + Paid)

ProjectManager.com

Buildertrend is construction project management software used by residential builders, from custom builders to specialty contractors and remodelers. This cloud-based solution helps to manage projects, reduce errors and increase customer satisfaction. However, there are many Buildertrend alternatives that offer construction project managers and their teams better tools to manage their work.

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The Move to Product Thinking is Gaining Momentum

Scrum.org

At Scrum.org, we have a website that draws in millions of visitors, all thanks to our small but efficient team and robust cloud infrastructure. This setup allows our team to make instant changes to the website, introduce new products, or publish a blog with the potential to reach thousands of people. The power of LLMs and Generative AI amplifies this reach, offering innovative ways to access information, generate content, and structure it according to the customer's needs.

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10 Data Protection Questions to Ask Before Starting a New Project

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Does your project include processing of personal data? Or any other kind of data? Or sharing data between organizations? Chances are, you're going to have a workstream of activity related to data management and data protection. I've worked on a lot of projects with a data migration element, and many of my projects require DPIAs (more on those later).

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Release | Pay Rates

LiquidPlanner

Latest Release | May 29, 2024 We are excited to announce the launch of Pay Rates. This feature is designed to help teams use a person’s estimated and tracked hours to forecast and monitor labor costs associated with project work. This release includes new API endpoints to support Billing and Pay Rates. As we introduce Pay Rates to the product, we are making the following changes: The existing Rate Sheet has been renamed to Billing Rate Sheet.

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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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10 Best Buildertrend Alternatives of 2024 (Free + Paid)

ProjectManager.com

Buildertrend is construction project management software used by residential builders, from custom builders to specialty contractors and remodelers. This cloud-based solution helps to manage projects, reduce errors and increase customer satisfaction. However, there are many Buildertrend alternatives that offer construction project managers and their teams better tools to manage their work.

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Facilitating Diversity and Inclusion in Scrum Teams

Scrum.org

As a Scrum Master, I’ve witnessed firsthand the transformative power of diversity and inclusion within Scrum Teams. Scrum is inherently collaborative and adaptive, making it the perfect environment for fostering diverse perspectives and inclusive practices. But how do we, as Scrum Masters, ensure that our facilitation actively promotes these values?

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How to Plan to Quit Your Job

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Have you ever thought about how to prepare to leave your job professionally (and gracefully)? What should you do before quitting your job? Having been in your shoes -- not wanting to hand in my resignation until I'm fully prepared to go -- I've got all the answers for you! In my case, no one walked me off the premises, but I was prepared to leave that exact day just in case I was put on gardening leave.

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Release | Pay Rate

LiquidPlanner

Latest Release | May 29, 2024 We are excited to announce the launch of Pay Rates. This feature is designed to help teams use a person’s estimated and tracked hours to forecast and monitor labor costs associated with project work. This release includes new API endpoints to support Billing and Pay Rates. As we introduce Pay Rates to the product, we are making the following changes: The existing Rate Sheet has been renamed to Billing Rate Sheet.

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Leading the Development of Profitable and Sustainable Products

Speaker: Jason Tanner

While growth of software-enabled solutions generates momentum, growth alone is not enough to ensure sustainability. The probability of success dramatically improves with early planning for profitability. A sustainable business model contains a system of interrelated choices made not once but over time. Join this webinar for an iterative approach to ensuring solution, economic and relationship sustainability.

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L’Intelligence Artificielle : Outil, Ami ou Ennemi ?

The IIL Blog

Résumé Alors que l’IA s’intègre de plus en plus dans divers aspects de la société, une question se pose : l’IA est-elle un outil, un ami ou un ennemi ? Ou s’agit-il d’un mélange des trois, en fonction de la situation et de l’application ? Ce livre blanc explore les multiples facettes de l’IA, en examinant son potentiel en tant qu’outil de progrès, ami renforçant les capacités humaines, et adversaire potentiel si elle n’est pas gérée avec soin

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Karriere als Scrum Master: Eine Alternative zum Agile Coach

Scrum.org

Was ich dir heute über die Karriere von Scrum Mastern erzähle, widerspricht der gängigen Meinung. Wann immer mir jemand sagt, dass er als Scrum Master Karriere machen möchte, hat er oft eine Annahme. Seine erste Annahme ist, dass er dazu eine Stelle als Agile Coach annehmen muss. Dabei denkt er an den typischen Karrierepfad für Scrum Master: Erst Entwickler, dann Scrum Master, irgendwann agiler Coach.

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Integrating Dual Materiality in Project-Intensive Organizations to Meet ISSB Disclosure Requirements

Green Project Management

GPM is active as part of the IFRS Consultant Content Program and constantly monitors changes in reporting requirements to ensure what we are sharing is both correct and up to date. Today, I want to talk about something that is very important as organizations start working on 2024 disclosures. The ISSB (International Sustainability Standards Board) […] The post Integrating Dual Materiality in Project-Intensive Organizations to Meet ISSB Disclosure Requirements appeared first on Insights int

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Ganttic Update: Multi-Select Data Fields

Ganttic

This past month we released a long-awaited update to our custom data fields : Multi-select. Allowing more than one value to be selected from a user-defined list. This data field is ideal for managing employee skill sets, narrowing down large resource pools, and more. Discover some tips and use cases for the multi-select data field type in Ganttic. Using the Multi-Select Data Field The multi-select data field is available for resources , tasks , and projects.

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How To Manage Multiple Product Teams For Successful Development & Delivery

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

Effective management of multiple product teams necessitates a skillful coordination and guidance with the objective of aligning efforts towards shared goals. This entails constant communication, efficient task management, and ensuring that each team aligns with the broader organizational objectives. We can think about this like conducting an orchestra, where diverse efforts are harmonized toward a unified outcome. 🎯 Proficiency in these skills empowers product managers to navigate comple

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La culture du projet d’avenir : Un leadership inspirant

The IIL Blog

Par Harold Kerzner, PhD. et Al Zeitoun, PhD. Résumé Dans ce livre blanc, nous aborderons quelques éléments pour entamer le dialogue sur ce que pourrait signifier un “leadership inspirant” et pourquoi il est essentiel de conduire et de motiver les générations futures, y compris les plus jeunes personnes d’aujourd’hui, la génération Alpha.

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Why Kanban Might Not Be a Good Fit for Your Scrum Team (Yet)

Scrum.org

Kanban and Scrum are two powerful methods/frameworks in the Agile world, each offering distinct benefits for managing work and delivering value. However, integrating Kanban into a Scrum environment is not always straightforward, and it may not be the right move for every team, especially if the team is struggling with fundamental Scrum practices. Before diving into Kanban, ensuring that your Scrum foundation is solid is crucial.

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Achieving Organizational Agility: The Power of Lean and Agile

NimbleWork

In today’s fast-paced business environment, organizations are locked in a relentless pursuit of operational excellence and customer satisfaction. Rapid technological advancements, evolving market dynamics, and heightened customer expectations have disrupted traditional business models, necessitating a shift towards agility, collaboration, and continuous improvement.

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A Comprehensive Guide to PMO Software Tool for Project Success

Celoxis

Guide to PMO software tool like Celoxis for project success. Explore resource management, collaboration, and strategic planning in the software industry.

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Toward a Unified Project Management Understanding

The objective of this research is to dispel misunderstandings about crucial project management terms and their definitions. It aims to accurately place these terms and facilitate a comprehensive global understanding of their meanings.