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Five Resume Tips for New Project Managers to Get Noticed

The IIL Blog

By Veronica Thraen As a new project manager (PM), getting noticed in the hiring process is not always easy. Many entry-level positions require a college degree and 1–3 years of working experience in a particular industry. But how are you supposed to meet these expectations if no one will hire you due to lack of experience? According to the latest talent gap analysis by the Project Management Institute (PMI), there are a wider range of project management roles and more job openings than ever befo

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Project Rough Order of Magnitude: A Key to Unlocking Effective Risk Management

Project Risk Coach

Imagine you're at the helm of a crucial project, navigating through the fog of uncertainty. What if you had a compass that not only pointed you in the right direction but also prepared you for the storms ahead? This is where the Rough Order of Magnitude (ROM) comes into play, a tool that every project […] The post Project Rough Order of Magnitude: A Key to Unlocking Effective Risk Management appeared first on Project Risk Coach.


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Top Enterprise Project Management Software Of 2024


Explore 2024's Best Enterprise Project Management Tools. Get insights into the leading Enterprise PPM software for strategic project portfolio management optimization.

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How to Manage Your Project Pipeline With Software

Projects have a beginning, middle and end. That’s called the project life cycle. When you’re a project management office (PMO) or program or portfolio manager, you’re going to have to deal with multiple projects in various stages of the project pipeline. What is a project pipeline? We’ll get to that in a moment as well as define project pipeline management.

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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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Basic Psychology Principles: Impacts For The Strategic PM

The Strategic Project Manager

Strategy and Project Management demand a wide base of skills. It’s not just about strategy frameworks and PM approaches. This post examines basic psychology principles. It surveys key formal principles, and more from seasoned “feet on the ground” in the business world. Finally, it looks at where these principles apply directly in practicing strategy and project management Basic Psychology Principles Shape Where We Go and How We Get There The Strategic PM blog looks at many diff

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Growing Your Project Management Career in 2024: Strategies for Success

The IIL Blog

By Ray W. Frohnhoefer In the ever-evolving landscape of project management, staying ahead of the curve is not just beneficial—it’s imperative. As we step into 2024, the dynamics of project management continue to shift, demanding professionals to be agile, skilled, and strategically focused. This is a guide to exploring key strategies for growing your project management career throughout the year.

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What Do You Do with Underperforming Team Members?

Leading Agile

Carrying work over from one sprint to the next is a thorn in the side of many scrum teams. And often, it’s due to one or two team members who aren’t quite carrying their fair share of the weight. We recently covered this topic in a previous podcast but got some other cool ideas from our listeners that we wanted to discuss. So, in this quick podcast, we explore even more possible solutions for scrum teams dealing with an underperforming team member.

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Project Charter Example and a Full Guide (+Template)

PM Basics

In this article, you'll find project charter examples for a real-life project. Then, we'll discuss how to use it in the real world. In addition, you can get a simple project charter template I developed and used throughout 12 years as an IT project manager. The post Project Charter Example and a Full Guide (+Template) first appeared on IT PM School.

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Best of PMTimes: Keeping on Track – 14 Project Management Tips

PM Times

Project management always involves significant challenges on the way to success. Keeping the project on track, managing resources, maintaining a positive atmosphere among team members, and adhering to the budget are the main struggles every project manager faces. Success is a cumulative notion: in other words, a supervisor has to keep monitoring and directing […] The post Best of PMTimes: Keeping on Track – 14 Project Management Tips appeared first on Project Management Articles, Web

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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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Free Timesheet Template for Google Sheets: Track Labor Costs Online

If you’re managing a project or organization, you’ll need resources such as people, materials and equipment for executing tasks and completing your goals. These resources generate different types of costs, such as labor costs, which refer to the cost of paying employees for their work. Tracking labor costs in projects or business operations progress is important to ensure you’re not overspending.

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I took the Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce course (Review)

Rebel’s Guide to PM

If you’ve arrived here, you’re probably ready to get into my Google Digital Marketing & E-commerce: Professional Certificate review! Digital marketing is a core skill for many people in lots of roles today, not just marketing jobs. I took the course, passed the tests and earned the certificate, just so you know that I know what I’m talking about!

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5 kinds of Agile bandits. Planning Bandits

Unveiling the Agile Burndown Trap: A Fresh Perspective on Sprint Planning Agile teams often rely on burndown charts to monitor progress throughout a sprint. Initially, this approach seems logical, a straightforward way to track how tasks diminish over time. However, after years of working with various teams, I've come to realize that this method is not as effective as it appears.

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What Does a Business Relationship Manager Do?

The IIL Blog

By Helen Platt January 17, 2024 What is Business Relationship Management? To answer what a Business Relationship Manager does, we first need to discuss what Business Relationship Management (BRM) is. BRM is not just a capability or role, it is a philosophy that integrates a business with its clients, stakeholders, and functional partners. BRM is about developing deep, impactful partnerships that deliver value; it is not just about transactional relationships where goods or services are exchanged

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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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Introducing Ganttic’s Help Hub: Your Gateway to Real-time Support


We are thrilled to announce the launch of our new Support and Help Hub page – a dedicated space designed to enhance your experience with Ganttic. Here you’ll have easier access to our online knowledge base and personalized support. Find out more! What is Ganttic’s Help Hub? Ganttic’s Support and Help Hub caters to every aspect of your user experience.

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Video Content Creation: Secrets to Producing High-Quality Videos


Introduction Video content has become an integral part of our digital landscape, capturing the attention and engagement of audiences like never before. Whether you are a content creator, marketer, or business owner, producing high-quality videos is essential for standing out in a crowded online world. In this article, we will explore Video content’s secrets to producing compelling and professional videos that captivate viewers.

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5 kinds of Agile bandits. Story Points & Velocity Bandits

The Misstep of Focusing on Story Points and Velocity in Agile Teams As someone working in the realm of Agile, I've observed a common yet troubling trend among many teams: an overemphasis on story points and velocity. It's a path that, unfortunately, leads many astray, detracting from what truly matters in Agile practices – delivering value to the customer.

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Textile Sector’s ESG Challenges in India “Mind the Gap”

Green Project Management

India’s textile sector is undergoing a sea change in its evolution as it strives to abide by Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) laws. Due to the stringent ESG standards and the EU’s CBAM, small businesses that are essential to the nation’s economy face particular difficulties. Social Problem The textile sector, a pillar of the Indian […] The post Textile Sector’s ESG Challenges in India “Mind the Gap” appeared first on Insights into Sustainabili

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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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A Systems Approach to Organizational Change

Leading Agile

Large organizations that want to stick around and maintain their competitive edge have to stop treating everything in their business like a distinct set of processes. How your technology is architected, your organization is designed, and your teaming strategies, resource management, governance, OKRs, and KPIs are all part of the same system. And you need to start treating them that way.

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Construction Equipment Management Software: Paving the Way for Operational Excellence in Construction

Productivity Land

In the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry, the imperative of efficiency stands as an unwavering beacon. The advent of construction equipment management software has undeniably emerged as a transformative force, seamlessly marrying technology and management to elevate operational prowess. Navigating the Construction Software Terrain Within the construction lexicon, the resonance of “ construction equipment management software ” reverberates with profound significance

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5 kinds of Agile bandits: Say/Do Metrics Bandits

The Illusion of Precision: Debunking Agile Banditry in Say-Do Metrics Starting from the basics, let's understand what say-do metrics really entail. They are a comparison between what team members say they will do and what they actually achieve. While this sounds straightforward and effective, the reality is far more complex. Say-do metrics can be a double-edged sword.

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Review Mastering Project Uncertainty

Henny Portman

Mastering Project Uncertainty – A Systems Thinking Approach by Paul Cuypers offers a theoretical framework and practical models, tools, techniques, and guidelines to systematically minimize uncertainty, thereby increasing the chances of project success. The book is divided in two parts. The first part offers the theoretical foundation and the second part the strategies.

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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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What Is A Skills Matrix & How Do You Create One? (FREE TEMPLATE)


If you set out to bake a cake, the first thing you’d probably do is check if you have all the right ingredients at home. A similar principle works for hiring and upskilling employees — you need to know what’s available internally before making any changes. To do this, you can use a skills matrix. In this context, you can think of a skills matrix as the ingredient list for hiring managers looking to bake a recipe for business success.

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20 NEW PMI-RMP Multi-Response Free Questions and Answers (Part - 2)

Management Yogi

This is in continuation of the earlier series of questions for the mutlti-response or multi-answer questions for the PMI-RMP® examination. I'd strongly suggest that you take both the parts together when you try to attempt the questions. That way you will get a feel of questions and how to answer them.

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Die verborgene Psychologie hinter Planning Poker: So vermeidest du 3 typische Fallstricke und steigerst die Schätzgenauigkeit!

User Stories nicht zu schätzen, ist häufig keine Option! Wir alle kennen die Argumente, warum wir User Stories nicht schätzen sollten. Das Schätzen kostet viel Zeit. Story Points oder T-Shirt-Größen können Stakeholder verwirren. Zudem ist das Schätzen ungenau. Es genügt oft, die Anzahl der Einträge pro Sprint zu zählen. Wer meinen Newsletter bereits seit einiger Zeit verfolgt, weiß das sicherlich.

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To Document or Not to Document: That is the Question.


Introduction I saw some things posted on LinkedIn regarding documentation, and it got me thinking. The adoption of Agile approaches has encouraged the elimination of documentation. To be sure, there are times when documentation is perhaps heavy-handed. However, that does not necessarily mean abandoning project documentation is a good idea. Swinging into either extreme direction will not be helpful.

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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.