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30 Quick Risk Evaluation Tips

Project Risk Coach

Winston Churchill said, "True genius resides in the capacity for evaluation of uncertain, hazardous, and conflicting information." In this article, I share 30 risk evaluation tips to help you tap into your genius. Use some of these tips to help you and your project teams determine which risks matter most. Enjoy! One of the top reasons for evaluating risks is to determine which risks are most significant.

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The 9 Biggest Project Management Trends in 2022


Content. Remote work & leadership. Bigger focus on soft skills. Professionalization of project management & increasing demand for project managers. Agile is here to stay. Value and principle-based perspective. AI, machine learning & automation. Cloud as the standard. Lifelong learning & knowledge management. Sustainability & social responsibility. 1.

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9 Essential Excel Spreadsheets for Tracking Tasks, Costs and Time

Your work isn’t going according to plan. Nobody has enough time or money to do their tasks. The best you can hope for is to finish them quickly, saving as much time and costs as possible. If you’re in this spot, then you may seek out some task, cost and time tracking templates for Excel. We’ve collected ProjectManager’s 9 best Excel spreadsheets for tracking that you can download and use for free.

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7 Best PRINCE2 Books for 2022 (Including PRINCE2 Agile Books)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article first appeared at Rebel's Guide to Project Management. The PRINCE2® certification exam is tricky to pass because of the style of objective testing and the number of questions you have to answer. But PRINCE2 itself is not a difficult method to learn – and the official manual is actually pretty easy to follow and understand. When I did my Foundation and Practitioner exams, I only used the two official PRINCE2 handbooks: Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. and the partner b

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Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid Teams

The leadership style that the leaders adopt during engagement is critical in gaining team member support for building a positive thinking team. The challenge is in deciding whether to adopt an engagement focused leadership style that emphasizes human behavior characteristics such as personalities, or to a task-oriented leadership style that focuses on the work needed to be performed and the tools to be used.

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We are entering the Deployment Phase of the Digital Age

As of today the top 10 most valuable companies in the world as defined by market capitalization are Apple, Microsoft, Saudi Oil Company, Amazon, Alphabet, Facebook, Tencent Holdings, Tesla, Alibaba, and Berkshire Hathaway. Of course, this list changes with the markets, but if you compare that to 2011, the list is 60% different. Compare to 2001 there is only one company that is on the list, Microsoft.


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How to Create a Project Execution Plan (PEP) – Free Template Included

Coming up with a great idea is only the beginning: t o realize it, you need a project execution plan (PEP). A project execution plan is a document for executing projects that helps you strategize, come up with project management processes and put the whole thing into action. Creating a project execution plan is part of the planning phase and allows you to realize your idea.

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How to Become a Project Manager in 2022: 3 Ways to Get A Job (with examples)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article first appeared at Rebel's Guide to Project Management. The projects that you read about in the media are often high profile, with budgets in the multimillions or even billions. They all seem to be led by highly experienced project managers who have the confidence and skills to deal with the complex sociopolitical environments of their projects, international and virtual teams and other factors that make their work particularly challenging.

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Don’t confuse Scrum with “An Implementation of Scrum”

Scrum was introduced in 1995. Since then, as more people, teams, and organizations have started using Scrum, the framework has grown into the most used method for agile product delivery. And as the popularity of Scrum started to grow, many misinterpretations of the framework grew with it. Interestingly, the strength of Scrum is also its “weakness”. The power of Scrum.

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January 2022 - PMI-ACP Supported Self-Study Group

Leading Answers

The next 7-week PMI-ACP Supported Study Group with Mike Griffiths is starting soon. Register by January 15 th for Earlybird pricing of just $99 (regular $199). This live 7-week online book-club / self-study program works as follows: Read one chapter of my PMI-ACP Exam Prep book each week. Join me for a one-hour Zoom call to review topics and ask any questions you may have.

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How to Stay Competitive in the Evolving State of Martech

Marketing technology is essential for B2B marketers to stay competitive in a rapidly changing digital landscape — and with 53% of marketers experiencing legacy technology issues and limitations, they’re researching innovations to expand and refine their technology stacks. To help practitioners keep up with the rapidly evolving martech landscape, this special report will discuss: How practitioners are integrating technologies and systems to encourage information-sharing between departments and pr

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Predictive Project Management is not Dead: it’s in Rude Health

Online PM Courses

The way some folk talk about Agile, it'd be easy to think Predictive Project Management is dead. But this couldn't be further from the truth. The post Predictive Project Management is not Dead: it’s in Rude Health appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Project Management Conferences and Events 2022

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article first appeared at Rebel's Guide to Project Management. Project management conferences are a fantastic way to meet new people and improve your skills. I always come away feeling energised about where I am in my career and relieved having met people with similar problems to me. With the global pandemic, all of these live events have looked very different over the past couple years.

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Six Insider tips to be a good Scrum Master

1) Stronghold over Scrum and other Agile Frameworks Knowledge. A stronghold over your training gives you the advantage to set the tone right for your peers. For example, scrum comes with guidelines and values that a true leader needs to comprehend to help people understand the importance of continuous inspection and adaptation. 2) Organizational skills.

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5 Best Critical Path Analysis Software In 2022


As much as critical path analysis is important to a project, calculating CPs can be a real pain in the neck. Manually charting the minutest details of tasks, keeping an eye on start and end dates, and tracking everything is simply asking too much from a project manager. Fortunately, you have the sweet embrace of critical path analysis software that can make the process a walk in the park for you.

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The Essential Guide to Analytic Applications

Embedding dashboards, reports and analytics in your application presents unique opportunities and poses unique challenges. We interviewed 16 experts across business intelligence, UI/UX, security and more to find out what it takes to build an application with analytics at its core. No matter where you are in your analytics journey, you will learn about emerging trends and gather best practices from product experts.

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A 3-Step Framework for Writing Better Project Objectives


Nothing ensures the failure of a project faster than misunderstanding the problem you’re trying to solve. Yet too often, product leaders jump from broad goals to specific project objectives without really knowing what they’re trying to achieve. It’s the project management equivalent of putting the cart before the horse. According to CB Insights, the number one reason most companies fail is a lack of market need.

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What is Integrated Project Management?  Plus Proven Tips for Success


This post was originally published on February 26, 2016, and was updated with new information on January 3, 2022. There are multiple project management methods that can be used to ensure a project’s specific objectives are delivered on time and on budget. To select the most effective project management strategy for your business, you need to know what each methodology involves and how they differ from one another.

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Scrum 2022: Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner

TL; DR: Scrum 2022 — Getting You Started as Scrum Master or Product Owner. Probably, you are considering how to further your Scrum Master career or Product Owner career in 2022. Maybe, I can support you in that regard with a set of articles, documents, and LinkedIn polls I authored that proved to be the most popular in 2021. They range from Product Owner and Scrum Master interview questions to a variety of Scrum anti-patterns to the most engaging polls on seemingly simple questions on “agile” in

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10 Best Process Management Software Reviews 2022


In today’s business world, the need to have a good process management tools is pivotal. In this blog, we have gathered the 10 best process management software reviews for you to choose the best pick for your company. However, let’s first see what process management is and the need to have process management software. What is Process Management? Process Management or Business Process Management (BPM) is a systematic approach that analyzes, defines, optimizes, monitors and controls all the busines

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From Complexity to Clarity: Strategies for Effective Compliance and Security Measures

Speaker: Erika R. Bales, Esq.

When we talk about “compliance and security," most companies want to ensure that steps are being taken to protect what they value most – people, data, real or personal property, intellectual property, digital assets, or any other number of other things - and it’s more important than ever that safeguards are in place. Let’s step back and focus on the idea that no matter how complicated the compliance and security regime, it should be able to be distilled down to a checklist.

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HR Revolution

Leading Agile

2020 was a year of tremendous change around everything in our lives. It seems that nothing is the same as it was before. The way we shop, order food, and even see our loved ones has shifted permanently. One of the most dramatic shifts in our society happened in the world of business, more specifically within HR divisions. The status quo around professional America has shifted, and a new way of working has taken over.

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Rescheduling Incomplete Work As Part of a Project’s 4-Step Tracking Cycle


In the first two articles of this series, a four-step tracking cycle was defined. It includes setting the status date , entering actuals , rescheduling incomplete work, and resource leveling the remaining schedule. This article addresses the third step in the cycle: rescheduling incomplete work. Do Not Rewrite Project History. The status date defines the time through which project progress has been recorded.

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It’s actually OK to be a Scrum Purist, and this is why!

“You’re a Scrum purist”. When I hear people say this, it’s often associated with something negative. As if you’re a dogmatic, one-trick pony disguised as a Scrum police. Inflexible with an attitude of it’s the Scrum way or the high way! And if I’m being honest, I have missed out on some freelance opportunities based on this thinking in organisations.

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KPI Tracking For PMs & The Best Practices To Adopt In 2022


How do you identify whether you are accomplishing your targeted goals or not? Against what parameters do you measure your performance? How do you know you are ready for the next step to expand your reach? Simple, KPI tracking! KPI tracking can answer all the questions for you. Through this post, we aim to make it easier for you to understand the concept of KPI tracking and the best practices for the same.

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Emotional Intelligence and The Project Manager

The field of project management has witnessed numerous advancements and continuous improvement efforts across various leadership applications and management domains. As organizations increasingly integrate Artificial Intelligence and automation into their models, the interpersonal aspect of project management will gain greater significance. Cultivating Emotional Intelligence requires time, self-reflection, courage, and the willingness to let go of unhelpful beliefs and behaviors.

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A Deeper Look: Top Changes in the New 2020 Scrum Guide for Agile Practitioners

Management Yogi

A new version of Scrum guide was released in November, 2020. There are quite a few changes in the guide, as well as new additions. While the outline and structure of the guide have remained almost the same, as you go through the guide, you will immediately notice three high-level changes:The new guide is a much lighter and smaller version.It’s less prescriptive and seems to be intended for a.

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Change Management Best Practices: Overcoming Pitfalls of Change Implementation

Epicflow Blog

According to McKinsey , more than 70% of change initiatives fail. Disappointing, isn’t it? However, change is a must for every organization that wants to succeed, especially in the post-pandemic world, so it’s essential to embrace it right there and then. Managing change is closely related to people, which makes it rather difficult to implement.

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5  misconceptions about Scrum's Sprint Event

Many well-meaning Scrum practitioners have misconceptions about Scrum, which sometimes leads to creating “rules” that do not exist in the framework. Scrum is deliberately incomplete because the framework is used in complex environments where simple best practices won’t fit all situations. So, there are no directions about HOW to run your Scrum team.

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A Comprehensive Guide to Kanban Ceremonies: What Are They & How To Run Them?


Time is one of the most important assets that you can have in your arsenal as a project manager or a product owner. No matter how important the task is if it is not executed according to the time allocated to it at the start of the project. In project management , time is tracked and managed by the team members of the development team, and if they are not capable of handling it, then your whole operation is doomed.

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ABM Evolution: How Top Marketers Are Using Account-Based Strategies

In times of economic uncertainty, account-based strategies are essential. According to several business analysts and practitioners, ABM is a necessity for creating more predictable revenue. Research shows that nearly three-quarters of marketers (74%) already have the resources needed to build successful ABM programs.

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Consultancy Firms to Ramp Up Automation in 2022


Organizations in all sectors are becoming ‘digital-first’ in response to recent economic and cultural challenges. In fact, according to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report , 50% of all businesses are planning to increase the automation of repetitive tasks. As part of this, automation is set to become a key internal focus for consultancy businesses in 2022, so they need to start considering the types of solutions available.

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5 Step Guide to Avoid Digital Transformation Failure in 2022


Do you know what’s common between Nokia, Kodak, Blockbuster, Yahoo? They all failed to adapt to change. With the fast-paced world, technologies have become obsolete, and those who fail to adapt today become ghosts. With this, we’re moving to today’s topic -Digital Transformation. But, before we get to unveil our, 5 Step Guide to Avoid Digital Transformation Failure in 2022. you need to know what Digital Transformation is and why you need it. .

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How the Developers support Adaptation - Back to the foundations of the Scrum framework (32)

Remember that Scrum is founded on empirical process control, and that adaptation is the third pillar, following transparency and inspection. Each of the Scrum accountabilities participates in one or more adaptations. If you feel that something needs to be adapted to any aspect of your initiative, check who could best start taking action. . ?? Adaptation is making adjustments in order to minimise any deviations to acceptable limits related to agreed goals. .