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10 Steps for Successful Project Completion (Templates Included)

Project planning, execution, monitoring and controlling are often the focus of project management. Even project initiation gets attention, but project completion is usually mentioned as an afterthought. That’s a mistake. Every phase of a project is important. Project completion is more than delivering on time, within budget and meeting quality expectations.

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Delphi Technique in Project Management


Project managers are often required to make decisions, plan, and share their understandings with stakeholders. Sometimes, these tasks may seem impossible when they all need to reach a consensus during a meeting. However, there is a technique you could use for this problem: the Delphi Technique. This technique can help you anticipate setbacks and address them before they happen.


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Can a Project Manager be a Scrum Master?

When companies dip their toe in Agile waters, they often start by simply trying out an Agile framework such as Scrum to deliver something relatively small, such as a project. And that's a great way to start. However, with this comes the question: Can a Project Manager be a Scrum Master? The answer is yes - but with caution. While the transition may require some adjustment and a shift in mindset, Project Managers possess a wealth of experience and skills that can - for many - actually be benefici

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Change Management in Transformation Projects : A Look Back at Some of the Essentials

The IIL Blog

By Olivia LE JEUNE and Jean-Roch HOULLIER Change management can be defined as all the operations carried out within an organization to enable it to adapt to change and environmental evolution. It is particularly human-centered, with cultural, behavioral, and social components for the individuals and teams affected. Here’s an insight based on our experience of change management within our projects.

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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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How to Estimate Your Project Schedule

Online PM Courses

Arriving at a robust project schedule is hard. But, in this video, I will break it down into a simple process with three phases and 10 steps The post How to Estimate Your Project Schedule appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Interim Investing and ESG: The Evolution of Investment Strategies in Projects

Green Project Management

In recent years, Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) criteria have rapidly moved from the fringes to the forefront of global investment strategies, profoundly influencing how projects are evaluated, financed, and implemented. This seismic shift reflects a broader acknowledgment within the investment community of the significant impact that sustainable practices have on long-term profitability and risk […] The post Interim Investing and ESG: The Evolution of Investment Strategies in

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16 Agency Metrics & Data to Track For a Profitable Business


As an agency, profitability depends greatly on accurately tracking and understanding your company’s key metrics and data. This includes not just financial metrics, but also operational, sales, and project management data. In this guide, we’ll walk you through 16 key agency metrics and data to know and track to improve your agency’s profitability.

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Mastering Time Zones: Strategies for Leading Global Teams to Success

PM Times

In today’s interconnected world, project managers often find themselves leading project teams spread across different time zones. While this presents unique challenges, it also offers exciting opportunities for collaboration and diversity. In this article, we will explore strategies to effectively manage global teams, foster communication, and promote team bonding to optimize performance, which will in […] The post Mastering Time Zones: Strategies for Leading Global Teams to Success appear

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Transform your Excellent Ideas to Achievable Actions


In the dynamic world of project management, the ability to generate, refine, and implement ideas effectively can mean the difference between success and failure. Project managers and teams constantly seek ways to streamline processes, foster creativity, and maximize productivity to achieve project goals efficiently. Enter MindGenius – a powerful tool designed to unleash the full […] The post Transform your Excellent Ideas to Achievable Actions first appeared on MindGenius.

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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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RAG Status in Project Management: Importance & Benefits

Key performance indicators (KPIs) provide projects with a lot of data. But to know whether those KPIs are on target requires more than just a gut feeling. You need a way to quickly and expertly evaluate whether project goals are being met. That’s what a RAG status does. RAG status begins with understanding the acronym and how RAG status is used in project management.

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Top 5 Pitfalls of New Product Owners and How to Avoid Them

Stepping into the Product Owner's shoes can be both exhilarating and daunting. In any Scrum team, Product Owners are crucial in driving the product to success. However, transitioning into this pivotal position often comes with a learning curve, and mistakes are part of the journey. Recognizing them early can set the stage for success. Here are some of the most common pitfalls that new Product Owners encounter and practical advice on how to avoid them. 1.

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Ganttic Update: Duplicating Accounts


As we get to the midpoint of 2024, we’ve been hard at work developing new features that make your Ganttic planning even better. Our latest update includes an easy way to duplicate your account settings. Perfect for managers in charge of multiple accounts, or those looking for a clean planner for sandbox style planning and API testing. Read on to find out about the Create New Account function in Ganttic.

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The Role of Infrastructure in Cloud Financial Optimization

Leading Agile

After extensive evaluation and comparison of multiple vendors’ proposals, your team selected a cloud vendor and began migrating workloads to the cloud. You expected to have a bump in costs during the transition, but now you’re in what is supposed to be the “to be” state of your cloud migration , and the benefits in your benefits case aren’t materializing.

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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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Importance of Scenario Planning and Analysis in Business

Businesses are always straining to look around the corner and see what the future has in store for them. Being able to prepare for the changes in the market can set up a business to take advantage of these opportunities and grow larger and more profitable. This is called scenario planning. To better position a business to be prepared to respond to the unknown, learn what scenario planning is and what the different types of scenario planning are.

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Scrum does not work!

Scrum is often misunderstood. Many see it as a series of endless meetings with little actual progress. This couldn't be further from the truth. Scrum events, often mistaken for unproductive ceremonies, are designed to facilitate continuous inspection and adaptation. Each event serves a purpose, driving the team towards achieving the Sprint Goal and delivering value.

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Boosting Law Firm Productivity: Top Tech Tools and Practices

Productivity Land

In the ever-evolving legal services landscape, law firms continually seek ways to enhance efficiency and streamline operations. Leveraging technology is no longer an option but is necessary to stay competitive and deliver exceptional client service. Among these technologies, specific tools have proven especially effective in boosting productivity for legal professionals.

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How to Calculate Billable Hours the Right Way [Step-by-Step]


Billable hours is the time professionals spend on client work they can charge for. Tracking billable hours throughout a project ensures a client is charged correctly when it’s time to invoice and prevents under or overbilling. Honesty and transparency around billable hours can also help build client trust. In this article, you’ll learn five steps to calculate billable hours accurately: Agree on billable tasks and rates Set up the project, tasks, budgets, and billable rates Track billable and non

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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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The Rise of the Adaptive Project Leader: Mastering Agile Methodologies


The rise and adoption of agile methodologies like Scrum , and Kanban has brought about a major shift in how projects are managed across industries. Traditional command-and-control project management approaches have given way to iterative, flexible, and collaborative ways of working. Agile projects and teams have also seen new roles such as the Scrum Master and Product Owner become established.

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Karrierepfade für Scrum Master: 4 Wege, um mit Scrum Geld zu verdienen und wirksam zu sein

Was bedeutet es, als Scrum Master erfolgreich zu sein? Über diese Frage denke ich schon seit Jahren nach. Besonders intensiv war dies auf dem Höhepunkt meiner Frustration mit der Arbeit als Agile Coach. Mehrere Jahre der Reisetätigkeit hatten mich krank gemacht. Deshalb bewarb ich mich auf eine Stelle als Agile Coach in meiner Stadt. Die Gehaltsverhandlungen waren frustrierend.

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The Project Phases

Alan Parker Blog

Introduction to the Project Lifecycle In this section, we'll get a sense of each of the main phases of a typical project. We've already summarised them, but let's refresh our memories. Typically, they are; Initiation : Defining the project and establishing its feasibility and options for delivery so that it can be rubber-stamped to start in earnest.

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The Importance of Digital Accessibility in Virtual Interviews


Over a billion individuals worldwide navigate the challenges of living with disabilities , particularly when it comes to finding employment. Yet, the rise of remote work and the adoption of virtual interviews have offered unexpected opportunities. What’s so revolutionary about virtual interviews and remote work options? They bring to light the critical need for digital accessibility in both hiring and day-to-day work environments while also making it easier to ensure that online resources,

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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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Simplifying Procurement in Project Management

Project Pulse Journal

By: Meredith G. Malinawan, PMP Are you struggling to navigate the complexities of procurement in your projects, feeling overwhelmed by the daunting task of managing numerous suppliers and contracts? Imagine a streamlined approach that simplifies the procurement process and aligns perfectly with your project's strategic objectives. With effective procurement strategies, you can transform a traditionally complicated process into a clear and manageable pathway that directly supports your project's

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The Multifaceted World of Scrum Values!

Embracing Scrum's core values not only enhances teamwork but also empowers everyone within the Scrum framework to contribute effectively. This week, we're excited to offer you a unique perspective on Scrum Values, viewed through the lenses of the Scrum Master, Product Owner, Developers, and Stakeholders. Dive into our featured articles to see how everyone embodies and benefits from these foundational principles.

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They broke the cookie cutter!

Brett Harned

Hrishikesh Karekar wrote Is the party over for Scrum Masters and Agile Coaches? " on Medium, and I've been nodding "yes" for about 5 minutes now. As an experienced PM and consultant in the tech space, I've been cringing at "Agile transformation" and the adoption of expensive, cookie-cutter solutions for years because they never work full-bore.

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How do Lawyers Track Billable Hours? Ways, Benefits & More


Many lawyers and law firms lose valuable billable hours when tracking their time. These lawyers typically use the following outdated and clunky time tracking techniques: Calendar time tracking Email time tracking Phone call time tracking Spreadsheet time tracking Billable hours charts Such time tracking methods can’t keep up with the fast pace of law work environments and ever-changing schedules.

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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.