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Sustainable Project Management and the Three Horizons Concept: Looking at projects from different perspectives.

Green Project Management

In the rapidly changing business ecosystem, organizations, now more than ever, are integrating sustainability into their strategic visions for long-term success. Among the tools helping businesses forecast and shape their futures is the “Three Horizons” concept. This model, coupled with GPM Global’s P5 Standard, offers a potent framework for selecting projects and aligning them with […] The post Sustainable Project Management and the Three Horizons Concept: Looking at pro

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Managing Project Assumptions & Risks


We make hundreds of assumptions and take small risks daily. Without them, we would spend innumerable hours worrying about everything. We assume our car will start. Our air conditioner will work. The weather forecast is accurate. These daily assumptions are banal. Recovering from these risks may be inconvenient but not horribly impactful. Project assumptions and risks are not as casual.


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The language of "Cost"

Musings on Project Management

How many ways are there to say "Cost"?Certainly, more than one!When "they" ask: 'How do YOU manage cost?", your answer is: 'It's complicated' because there are so many varieties of 'cost'.

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Project deliverables 101: What every PM needs to know


Great deliverables sit at the core of every successful project. Whether it’s the meetings you run, the plans you build, or the outputs you create, project deliverables help set stakeholder expectations, guide your team’s work, and monitor your progress. But, despite the criticality of project deliverables, many project managers still only have a surface-level (or misguided) understanding of what deliverables really are and the value they bring.

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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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Building A Practical Portfolio Roadmap with Microsoft Project


Project creates, program guides, portfolio decides. – Quote from the book, “I Want To Be A PfMP – The Plain and Simple Way To Be a PfMP” Project is all about deliverables and it creates a unique product, service, or result. Program is all about getting benefits by coordinating the components within its scope. Portfolio, on the other hand, is about meeting the strategic business objectives of an organization with a collection of the right portfolio components.

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7 Key Steps in Lessons Learned in Project Management


In the fast-paced and ever-evolving business world, project management has emerged as a vital discipline, bridging the gap between ideas and execution. It is a realm where plans are forged, teams are led, and challenges are conquered. Every project brings a unique set of lessons to be learned, shaping how we approach future challenges. Whether you're an experienced project manager or just starting, embracing these lessons can be transformative, enabling you to navigate the complexities of projec

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Managing Project Assumptions and Risks

The IIL Blog

By Alan Zucker We make hundreds of assumptions and take small risks daily. Without them, we would spend innumerable hours worrying about everything. We assume our car will start. Our air conditioner will work. The weather forecast is accurate. These daily assumptions are banal. Recovering from these risks may be inconvenient but not horribly impactful.

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Ultimate Guide to Marketing Resource Management: Benefits, Challenges, & Best Practices

GanttPRO Project Management

Marketing teams work with a diverse array of resources needed to complete their projects and campaigns. They have to make prompt decisions, change focus when necessary, and organize marketing assets […] The post Ultimate Guide to Marketing Resource Management: Benefits, Challenges, & Best Practices first appeared on GanttPRO Project Management Blog.

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Can developers be on more than one Scrum team?

One question that often arises in the context of Scrum is whether individuals can be part of more than one Scrum team. While there is no explicit rule against this in Scrum, it's essential to explore the implications of such arrangements on productivity and adherence to Scrum values. Scrum as a Framework Scrum is not a set of rigid rules but a framework within which people work together to deliver value in complex environments.

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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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Business Project Management Basics

Businesses aren’t projects but they share many commonalities. While businesses run projects, they also have strategies and objectives that must be met. All of these things and more make them a perfect candidate for business project management. Let’s first explore the definition of business project management. Then, we’ll look at the role of a business project manager and the types of projects that a business will manage.

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The Advantages of Earning a PMP® Certification for Your Career

The IIL Blog

By Ray W. Frohnhoefer In today’s competitive job market, professional certifications hold substantial value, particularly in specialized fields like project management. The Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification stands out as the gold standard, recognized, and respected worldwide. Obtaining a PMP certification provides career advantages and can propel your project management career forward.

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PMI-RMP: All you Need to Know about PMI’s Risk Management Certification

Online PM Courses

One Project Management certification that is growing in popularity is the PMI-RMP. This is PMI’s Risk Management certification. The post PMI-RMP: All you Need to Know about PMI’s Risk Management Certification appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Wie du das Daily Scrum verbesserst: Eine 5-Fragen-Checkliste

Nach dem „16th State of Agile Report“ verwenden 88 % der Befragten ein Daily Stand-up. Es wundert mich nicht, dass ich in jedem Scrum-Training, Workshop, Coaching oder häufig auf LinkedIn gefragt werde, wie sich das Daily Scrum verbessern lässt. Bevor ich den Fragenden einen Tipp gebe, versuche ich, ihre Situation besser zu verstehen. Dazu stelle ich jedem die gleichen fünf Fragen.

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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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Process Manufacturing: Definition, Benefits and Examples

Certain manufacturers use a recipe to combine materials to deliver products. This is called process manufacturing and is a production method that’s common when producing in bulk. To better understand process manufacturing, let’s first define the term and explore the different types of process manufacturing. We’ll then outline the top benefits and provide a few examples across industries to make process manufacturing clear.

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Portfolio Management: Top 10 Things to Know About A Portfolio Roadmap (Part - 1)

Management Yogi

A portfolio roadmap is visual in nature. Because it’s visual, you can understand quickly and it can be used as an effective communication tool with your portfolio stakeholders.In this article, I’ll outline the top ten things to know about a portfolio roadmap.

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Project Team Engagement in the Context of Human/AI Hybrid TeamsBy Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. and Elissa Farrow, Ph.D.

International Institute for Learning

Free Newsletter | Learner Login Search Search Close this search box. Courses Browse Courses Live Virtual Learning On-Demand In-Person Professional Certifications Learning Categories Project, Program and Portfolio Management Agile and Scrum Leadership and Interpersonal Skills Business Analysis Business Relationship Management Cybersecurity Information Technology Management Lean Six Sigma Microsoft Project Online Conferences Leadership and Innovation Agile and Scrum International Project Managemen

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Resistance to Agile Transformations

TL; DR: Resistance to Agile Transformations Stakeholders often revert to resistance to agile transformations due to fears about job security, perceived loss of control, comfort with established practices, and misconceptions about Agile. However, we can help: Agile practitioners can ease the change process by employing techniques such as empathetic listening, co-creating the change process, introducing incremental changes, offering targeted education, and showcasing internal success stories.

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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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Manufacturing Operations Management Explained

Manufacturers have to do more than produce a product, they also have to manage their operations. If they can’t do that, then they won’t have a successful business. That’s why manufacturing operations management is so important—it keeps the lights on. Of course, there’s more to manufacturing operations management than that. Before getting into the benefits of manufacturing operations management, let’s define what the term means and the areas that are under manufacturing operations managemen

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The Road to Responsible Collaboration: Overcoming Barriers

The IIL Blog

By Robin Hornby Collaborative working has become something of a buzzword. Every project would claim it is their intention. But more than good intentions are needed. In this fifth article, Robin itemizes the obstacles to collaboration that seem to arise naturally in too many corporate structures and how our existing project management solutions are frequently inadequate.

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Transforming Learning with Educational Software Solutions: Empowering Education for the Future

Productivity Land

Education is a valuable part within our lives, as well as the current education method is one that has been created with the technology it uses. Educational software packages are altering how students learn around the globe. This may be seen in how students are employing educational software to know in your house, additionally to how teachers are employing educational software to have interaction with their students in classrooms.

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Deciphering the Sprint Backlog: A Deep Dive into Scrum's Core Component

In my journey through the world of Scrum, I've often been asked, "What exactly is a Sprint backlog?" It's a question that deserves a thorough answer, given the pivotal role the Sprint backlog plays in Scrum's framework. Enjoy this video? Like and subscribe to our channel: [link] ! According to the Scrum guide, a Sprint backlog is a triad of elements: the Sprint goal, the selected backlog items, and a plan to see them to completion.

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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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Setting Objectives: How to Define Success in an Online Giveaway Campaign


In the ever-evolving digital marketing landscape, hosting an online giveaway campaign has quickly become a powerful strategy to captivate audiences, foster engagement, and amplify brand visibility. These campaigns offer a dynamic way to connect with your target audience and create a buzz around your brand. The allure of an online giveaway lies in its ability to deliver various benefits for brands and businesses.

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Introduction to Jira


Jira is not just a tool, but a medium that helps organizations refine their workflow, maintain productivity, and, more importantly, connect teams seamlessly. This article aims to provide an in-depth understanding of Jira and how adopting agile project management can significantly enhance team collaboration and performance. From Military Manufacturing to the World of Jira My introduction to Jira wasn’t conventional.

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How to Maximize ROI on Your Trade Show Exhibit

Productivity Land

Trade shows are opportunities for businesses to network with industry peers, showcase their products or services, and forge new partnerships. However, the success of your exhibit is not solely measured by the number of attendees who stop by your booth. It’s all about return on investment (ROI). According to Forbes, ROI helps you determine the profitability of an investment.

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Deciding When to Pivot or Stay the Course

Making decisions in the realm of product development is no small feat. It's akin to navigating the rugged Scottish Highlands; the path might start simple, but as you delve deeper, the terrain becomes more complex, demanding a keen sense of direction and adaptability. In the early stages of a project, gathering as much information as possible is essential.

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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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Varying Scope in a Fixed Time, Fixed Cost Environment

Leading Agile

Today, we’re talking about the triple constraints; time, cost, and scope. In Agile, we fix time, we fix cost and vary scope. But that requires a high-trust environment where the product development teams and the business are working together toward a common goal. Watch this video to learn more about the triple constraints in Agile and what you need to do to make sure that your teams can successfully vary scope in a fixed-time, fixed-cost environment.

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Changing our minds – the evolution of IT project strategic thinking and decision making

Project Accelerator News

Interesting perspective from a Chief Experience Officer, Sandy, on how her organisation is making decisions – “we’re like a car that’s forgotten it has a steering wheel and more than one gear”. I love this metaphor. I can see the car missing turn offs and short cuts and the noise and smoke from driving along in first gear! What she means is that when the project team faces a challenge, or has a strategic decision to make, instead of weighing up what the problem really is and what would be best,

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Decoding Jira: A Comprehensive Guide to Structure, Workflow, and Best Practices


Jira is more than just a project management tool. It’s a language spoken widely among tech professionals, a platform where stories are told, and goals are achieved. Understanding Jira’s intricate structure is vital in streamlining processes and connecting teams. This article aims to provide an understanding of Jira’s architecture and share some best practices in using it effectively.