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Agile terms to boost your project management game | Trello

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The Agile methodology for project management is a powerful and highly effective framework. Teams implementing Agile methods like Scrum can see as much as a 250% increase in performance across certain metrics— that’s a number that should be taken seriously. However, the world of Agile is also full of jargon, and Agile terms can be confusing for those new to the methods.

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Best of PMTimes: Managing Fear and Anger in Projects

PM Times

Published on: Mar 19, 2020 Fear, including anxiety, and anger are realities. They are normal. They appear in all situations, including projects. There is a challenge – to not suppress or ignore these emotions AND to not to act out in emotionally driven behavior. Finding the place between suppression and acting out takes wisdom and skillful […].

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Improve Your Chances for a Successful Project

International Institute for Learning

By Harold Kerzner, Ph.D. The Contemporary Issue: Managing Potential Failure. One of the comments I make to senior managers during executive briefing sessions is as follows: “If all of your projects are completed successfully, you are probably not taking enough risk and not working on enough projects.” Walking the straight and narrow conservative path and working on projects that have a very high probability of success may result in missing valuable business opportunities that would c

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“What certification should I get after the PMP?”

Kiron Bondale

The reason the title of this post is in quotes is that this is a frequently asked question in both the projectmanagement.com discussion groups and PMI’s LinkedIn Project, Program, and Portfolio Management group. I, along with a number of other contributors, have seen and responded to it sufficient times that I felt it would be worth sharing my thoughts with my readership.

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Understand Digital Debt, Form a Team, Set Goals, and Plan Roadmap for Transformation

Understanding digital debt is crucial before digital transformation. Assemble a team to assess internal operations, market pressures, and digital debt's impact. Define future digital vision with measurable goals. Refine hypotheses and conduct market analysis. Develop a roadmap for transformation with defined projects, cost estimates, and governance.

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What Should a PPM Tool Do For You?

LiquidPlanner

Project portfolio management (PPM) is much more complex than project management. Why? Well, a project manager may be responsible for one project in the company. Whereas a project portfolio manager needs to keep an eye on all projects across the organization’s portfolio. This makes a project manager’s job much more complex as various priorities and teams across the enterprise compete for the same resources.

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How to Create a Project Organization from the Wider Organizational Structure | Video

Online PM Courses

Let's look at the different ways the Project Organization of the Project Manager and their team can be drawn from the wider organization. The post How to Create a Project Organization from the Wider Organizational Structure | Video appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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Working for an enterprise with Agile

Musings on Project Management

Applying agile methodology in your software project? Good! Working for an organization large enough to be called an 'enterprise'? Probably that's good.Why so?Access to resources is the main reason. You may have heard that agile is all about small self-directing teams -- yes, that's part of the doctrine. But how many teams are needed for your project?

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Patterns in the Agile Principles

Scrum.org

Learning and remembering the Agile Values is not too difficult. I think the relationships between the values helps lock them in. I found that sharing them often with folks and writing them (or drawing them) on a whiteboard helps too. See if you can recognize and remember them using these drawings: . The 12 Agile Principles seemed to be a much more difficult list of things to remember.

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Program Managers: The Next Gen Business Strategists

International Institute for Learning

By Dr. Al Zeitoun. A program is generally defined as a grouping of projects that can be managed consecutively or concurrently; or a combination of both. Most programs, because of their strategic nature and impact on the success of the organization, are much longer in duration and are susceptible to more challenges, risks, and a possible negative impact on the business.

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

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 expend

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Operational Efficiency: A Quick Guide

ProjectManager.com

The bottom line is often emphasized when talking about how to keep a business solvent. But focusing only on money disregards the processes that contribute to profits. Operational efficiency is another way to look at work when you’re delivering a service or product, particularly popular in manufacturing. What is operational efficiency and how can you measure it to take advantage of its benefits?

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Why is API an Important Project Management Software Feature

LiquidPlanner

If you’re someone with a non-technical background, the acronym API might not mean much. Here, we’ll dive into the question, “What is an API?” Perhaps you know the essence of what an API can do for your organization. But for project managers who don’t know basic programming or coding, you’re in the right place. APIs are very technical, but when used to connect disconnected platforms within an organization, they offer tremendous synergies to any organization.

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Agile Leadership Myths and how to move past them

Scrum.org

The best Scrum teams that I have worked with were supported by management leaders focused on removing impediments, providing resources, and promoting an agile mindset and culture that supports the Scrum values. It’s not an easy job. Making it more challenging are the agile leadership myths out there that can get in the way of being effective. From my experience, a lot of these myths come out of a misunderstanding of what team “self-management” means in relation to the manager’s role in an organi

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What is Backlog Grooming & How to optimize Team Performance with Backlog Management?

nTask

Product development teams, whether using Scrum or Kanban, require a range of tools to be productive. That is the goal of backlog grooming: to maintain product development systematized and seamless. Below, we dig deep into the strategy's benefits and best practices, including how to execute successful backlog refinement meetings to guarantee a strong product team. […].

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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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10 Essential Excel Report Templates

ProjectManager.com

Planning a project only gets you so far. You also have to monitor your progress and performance to track if you’re on schedule and within budget. Then there are your stakeholders whose expectations must be managed. That’s where Excel report templates come in. Project reports are tools that project managers use to extract valuable project data. Excel report templates are a great tool to determine how you’re doing and keep your stakeholders updated.

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What is Lean Portfolio Management? Primary Focus | Objectives

Agilemania

LPM also known as Lean Portfolio management, refers to how senior leadership uses lean principles and systems thinking approaches to align strategy with execution. Portfolio management teams apply these principles and approaches to strategy and investment funding, Agile portfolio operations, and governance. The primary goal of Lean portfolio management (LPM) , is to align agile development with business strategy and the primary focus of the company is to deliver value through products and soluti

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Produkt-Backlog Refinement — ein kritischer Erfolgsfaktor für Scrum Teams

Scrum.org

In Kürze: Produkt-Backlog Refinement. Die Verfeinerung des Produkt-Backlogs ist ein kontinuierlicher Prozess zur Entwicklung von praktikablen und wertschöpfenden Produkt-Backlogs, die es einem Scrum Team ermöglichen, eine Sprintplanung im Prinzip jederzeit durchzuführen. Bei dem Produkt-Backlog Refinement geht es darum, dass sich alle Teammitglieder über das Warum, das Was, das Wie und wahrscheinlich sogar das Wer in Bezug auf die anstehende Arbeit für das aktuelle Produktziel des Scrum-Teams ab

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How HR Can Use Employee Data to Drive Success

Binfire

Drive Positive Change Within Your Organization With Employee Data . Though it’s often neglected until it’s time for the annual performance reports, employee data is one of the most critical business assets. It’s a goldmine of information that can help you improve processes, boost productivity, and outperform your competitors. The key, however, is perfecting your data collection processes and learning how to put your insights to good use.

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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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How to Hire a Program Director (Job Description Included)

ProjectManager.com

A program director is an essential position that oversees projects. They can be found in nearly every type of industry but are most common in business and healthcare. But how do you go about hiring a program director that will do what you want and fit into your organization? What you need is a program director job description, detailed and tailored to seamlessly integrate with what you do and how you do it.

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Best Tips for Effective Facilitation of Sprint Planning

Agilemania

In the scrum framework, sprint planning sets the pillar for the successful execution of the agile project. Therefore, when our team organizes the sprint planning ideally helps to establish a real sprint goal. However, sprint planning can sometimes be confusing for the entire scrum team. This leads them to a lot of hassle during sprint planning. As a result, we waste time on unnecessary tasks that won’t give us the expected result during product delivery.

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Improve Your Scrum Events with a Facilitator Guide

Scrum.org

Great facilitation makes it easier for everyone to participate, collaborate, and find shared understanding to reach their desired objective. To enable effective facilitation there's one technique I often pull out of my toolkit to start with when asked to facilitate: a well-thought-out facilitator guide. I've used a facilitator guide to prepare for Sprint Retrospectives, Sprint Reviews, story mapping sessions, refinement, teaching Scrum, Scrum Master Communities of Practice, Vision statement crea

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Agile Project Managers’ Guide to Successful Project Completion

nTask

When it comes down to managing your workforce, there are multiple theories about project management to choose from. However, as you begin your research into which theory fits right for you and your business, you will probably see one particular word that shows up every now and then – Agile. Many companies are now talking […].

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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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Disruptive Change | Leadership Insights and Tips

International Institute for Learning

Presented by: International Institute for Learning, Inc. Intelligence. Integrity. Innovation. Thought Leadership News Insight and Expertise for Individuals, Teams, and Organizations. Disruptive Change | Leadership Insights and Tips Exclusive Zoom Q&A with Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez Antonio Nieto-Rodriguez talks with us about disruptive change and shares leadership insights and tips as he answers these 4 questions: 1.

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What Does SPCT Mean and How Do I Become An SPCT?

Agilemania

Despite the growing popularity of the Scaled Agile Framework ® , demand for Scaled Agile Program Consultants (SPCs) remains high, the professionals who help companies govern their Agile workforce using tried and proven tools. As a result, there is a greater need for SPC Trainers (SPCTs), who train the SPCs. However, there are currently fewer than a hundred working in the world.

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Wie du entscheidest, ob eine Aussage Teil der Definition of Done oder ein Akzeptanzkriterium ist

Scrum.org

Wenn du ein Auto kaufst, in einem Restaurant Essen bestellst oder beim Bäcker um die Ecke deine Brötchen holst, hast du eine bestimmte Erwartung an das Endprodukt. . Stimmt deine Erwartung nicht mit der Qualität des Produkts überein, bist du im besten Fall etwas unzufrieden und im schlimmsten Fall so frustriert, dass du diesem Unternehmen den Rücken kehrst.

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Why Is Project Prioritization Matrix Important To Agile Teams?

nTask

Project management is a tricky business. Even with abundant resources and a good team, executing a project without a sound and relevant workflow design is the perfect recipe for failure. In contrast, good and practical project management almost always pays off. It is a curious case as to what exactly makes a good and practical […].

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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.