Sat.Mar 18, 2023 - Fri.Mar 24, 2023

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5 Tips to Improve Project Execution

MPUG

The day-to-day execution of a project is a new adventure every day, with new challenges, new surprises, and yesterday’s follow-ups. To improve project execution, it is critical to have certain documents in place and steps taken in the early stages of the project. This record will provide a base for recollection and improvement. Measurements along the way are also required to determine if our actions are bringing about the desired results toward our objective.

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What are Functional Requirements? A Comprehensive Guide with Examples

nTask

Functional Requirements provide the fundamental architecture of a project. This document describes how a solution will meet the customer's needs and business objectives by outlining specific functionality that must be delivered both in terms of user interaction as well as system operation.

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Production Management: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

Production management has to control a variety of functions to deliver projects on time without overspending. There’s the workforce responsible for the production itself, but also the equipment used, any raw materials needed, workflows and much more. Managing all aspects of production requires good management. Production management is the process of optimizing the production of goods.

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Google Project Management: Professional Certificate Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you ready to dive into my Google Project Management: Professional Certificate review? I’ve done a lot of project management training in my 20+ years as a project manager, and those courses helped me understand the skills, tools and techniques required to succeed leading projects. Luckily, many of those training programs have been paid for by my company over the years, or provided as internal courses.

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Acclaim Projects Helps Deliver Innovation Projects on Time and on Budget

This large intercity transportation company for people and freight employs 100+ IT employees and contractors across North America and Europe and spends $10MM annually for approximately 50 inflight projects. The company needed the right financial tools to budget for innovation initiatives and real-time information on spending and forecasting. This transportation company turned to Acclaim Projects by Sopheon to help deliver projects on time and within budget.

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The Fourth And Final Thing You Do To Prevent Value Delivery

Scrum.org

This is the final article of this series, and I'm posting it now on Scrum.org because. I forgot to do it earlier. Anyway, here's the Fourth and Final thing you do to prevent value delivery. I'm assuming you've read and (hopefully already corrected) the First , Second and Third Things. I found these things during my years of working in the (attempted) change industry.

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17 Best PMS Tools of 2023

nTask

Are you looking for the best PMS tools to help you manage your projects better? Look no further! We’ve rounded up the top 17 PMS tools of 2023 for you to choose from. Keep reading to find out which ones made our list! What Are PMS Tools?

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Are you safe with SAFe?

PM Times

Agility has proven to be a highly effective tool for global businesses. It has helped organizations adapt to changing business environments and develop capabilities that have helped them overcome several economic challenges. With the recession and inflation fears becoming more relevant, businesses are using Agility as a shield to protect themselves and deliver products faster. […] The post Are you safe with SAFe?

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Cost of Production: Types of Production Costs

ProjectManager.com

The best things in life are free, but manufacturing goods cost money. The cost of production of those products isn’t as straightforward as it might seem. The sum total investment that it takes for a business to create a good or service can be surprising. Let’s take a closer look at the cost of production, what types there are and how to measure the cost of production.

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Raising Climate Awareness in Scrum Teams - a Scrum Master’s Journey

Scrum.org

One of the most exciting outcomes of Scrum being adopted by a team is innovation. Empowered teams focus on Product and Sprint Goals, but their ownership of the outcomes and the resulting affinity with the problem and stakeholders leads to surprising results. Broadly that is described as innovation. Innovation around the team's working practices. Innovation in the product and in the case of the following interview, innovation in the broader context of climate change.

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Strategic Finance Essentials: A Project Manager’s Guide to Financial Impact

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

Empower yourself as a project manager with insights that directly influence the financial landscape and strategic direction of your organization! Join us for a deep dive into the world of financial strategy, as we dissect key metrics that drive CFOs and business leaders’ investment decisions.This session will equip you with the necessary tools to craft compelling business cases as well as a comprehensive understanding of the crucial distinction between capital expenditure and operational expendi

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Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management: UVA Darden Course Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Recently I audited the Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management course from University of Virginia Darden Business School. It’s one of the most popular project management courses on Coursera. I’ve put together this Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management course review to answer all your questions so you can save time deciding whether it is right for you.

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What is Sprint Planning?

GoSkills

Learn the key benefits of Sprint Planning in Agile Project Management and how it can help teams prioritize tasks, allocate resources, and achieve project goals. This comprehensive guide will give you a better understanding of the importance of Sprint Planning.

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Product Update: Redesigned, More Powerful ProjectManager Mobile App

ProjectManager.com

ProjectManager is excited to announce the release of its updated mobile app, fully redesigned with added functionality. Work more efficiently in the office, in the field or at home. Use our app to stay connected with your project team no matter when or where they work. Update your tasks whether you’re at your desk or on the job site. Alerts keep you updated and make sure you never miss any important project information.

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ChatGPT 4: A Bargain for Scrum Practitioners?

Scrum.org

TL; DR: ChatGPT 4: A Bargain for Scrum Practitioners? When OpenAI released its new LLM model GPT-4 last week, I could not resist and signed up for $20 monthly. I wanted to determine whether ChatGPT 4 is superior to its predecessor, which left a good impression in recent months; see my previous articles on Scrum, Agile, and ChatGPT. I decided to run three comparisons, using the identical prompt to trigger answers from the new GPT-4 and previous GPT-3.5 models.

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20 Common Mistakes Made by Inexperienced Project Managers

You’ve read the PMBOK® Guide several times, taken the certification exam for project managers, passed, and you are now a PMP®. So why do you keep making rookie mistakes? This whitepaper shows 20 of the most common mistakes that young or inexperienced project managers make, issues that can cost significant time and money. It's a good starting point for understanding how and why many PMs get themsleves into trouble, and provides guidance on the types of issues that PMs need to understand.

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Project team roles and responsibilities (with examples)

Resource Guru

Your project outcome is only going to be as good as the team behind it. There are no two ways about it—your project’s success depends on the skills, expertise, and experience of the project team you assemble. That starts with an understanding of project team roles and responsibilities. And that’s exactly what we’re here to do today. We’ll cover: What is a project team?

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Resource Management: What It is and Why Is It Important?

WorkOtter

Did you know there are over 32 million small businesses in the United States? As you might assume, not all of these will become successful. One of the most important aspects of a thriving company is proper resource management. Not every entrepreneur understands this topic, though. Let’s take a closer look at this concept and why it matters. What Is Resource Management?

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Creating a Positive Workplace: Strategies for Building Trust & Respect

Proofhub

Positive Workplace Have you ever worked for a company where you didn’t feel valued or respected? It can be demoralizing and even impact your performance at work. That’s why building trust and respect in the workplace is crucial for creating a positive work environment. If you’re an employer, manager, or another leadership figure for employees in your organization, it’s important to take active steps toward creating a culture of respect and appreciation.

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Unlocking Agile Success: Aligning Your Organizational Design with Strategic Focus

Scrum.org

Agile organizational characteristics are crucial, but they alone won’t determine all of your design decisions. You’ll still need to tackle typical questions like: How should you structure your organization for value delivery and divide up the work? What roles are needed, and how should you distribute authority and responsibility among units and roles?

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today’s data-driven applications – not for your end users, your development team, or your business. That’s what drove the five companies in this e-book to change their approach to analytics. Download this e-book to learn about the unique problems each company faced and how they achieved huge returns beyond expectation by embedding analytics into applications.

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Elements of a Feasibility Study for Strategic PMs

The Strategic Project Manager

A Feasibility Study tells you whether it’s even possible to achieve the objective of a potential project, and can also point to the solution with the best chance of success. This post explores when you need a Feasibility Study, the process for doing one, and strategic and project management impacts. It also asks what IA (ChatGPT) thinks about the topic.

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The 37 Best Free Asana Alternatives of 2023

nTask

With the number of project management tools overflowing the Internet and ruling the project management arena, Asana has made its mark as one of the must-have project management software for teams across the globe. With robust features, a great interface, and a roaring list of clientele – Asana seems to have its game on point.

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The Power Of Delegation: How to Simplify Your Work Process [TIPS FOR MANAGERS]

Proofhub

How to Simplify Your Work Process The world is moving toward automation at a fast pace. Workplaces are gearing up to include automation to increase productivity. As an increasing number of organizations make moves to outsource and delegate tasks to new-age virtual assistants and operations managers, there is a race among others to emulate the same in their routines.

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Scrum Song

Scrum.org

Connect with me at the following places: Agile Training Agile Songs YouTube Agile Songs Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn #AgileSongs #ScrumSongs

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3 ‘Must-Dos’ for Addressing Digital Transformation Challenges

Digital transformation projects are crucial, with global spending projected to hit $3.4 trillion by 2026. However, they often fail at a rate of about 70%. To enhance success: Employee Buy-in: Acknowledge concerns and establish a change management team to communicate benefits transparently. Identify Processes and Tools: Form a digital transformation office to establish metrics, workstream lifecycles, data capture, and tool selection.

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Successful DevOps Starts With Organizational Alignment

Leading Agile

When implementing DevOps, many companies take a practices-first or culture-first approach. The thought is that if you can install practices, tools, or a culture that will support DevOps initiatives, the rest will follow. Unfortunately, this is the reason DevOps isn’t working for many organizations. Without the underlying organizational design, systems, teams, workflow processes, and alignment on a business goal, DevOps is destined to fail.

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7 Top Quire Alternatives for 2023

nTask

Quire has long been the go-to project management tool for teams of all sizes, but the competition is getting tougher in the industry. With more companies offering similar features and better value for money, it’s important to consider your options before choosing a PM tool.

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How To Start A Career In Data Science In The USA?

Productivity Land

As technology advances, the demand for skilled data scientists is growing exponentially. Companies in the United States and worldwide are hungry for professionals who can interpret vast quantities of data, perform complex analytical operations, and make meaningful insights from it that can help inform business decisions. With data science becoming a field of choice for an increasing number of professionals, it is no wonder that many of them are looking to make a career in it.

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Nothing Compares 2 Scrum

Scrum.org

Connect with me at the following places: Agile Training Agile Songs YouTube Agile Songs Twitter LinkedIn LinkedIn #AgileSongs #ScrumSongs

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From Concepts to Actionable Insights: Powering Digital Transformation Success

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar - Sopheon’s Director of Product Management

70% of most digital transformation projects fail. Learn how you can quickly improve that success rate. To be successful, digital transformation involves the strategic application of digitalization to improve a business’ entire system of production, procurement, sales, operations, human resources, and financial management. In short, to basically transform the way a company makes money and delivers value to customers.