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Organizational Process Assets: What does that even mean?

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Project managers are often faced with the challenge of managing complex projects and ensuring that they stay on track. One key tool to success is understanding how to use organizational process assets effectively. But what is an organizational process asset (OPA)? I’ll confess: when I started out as a project manager, this was a piece of jargon that honestly didn’t mean much at all?

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How to Track Resource Availability In Project Management

Projects are planned and scheduled, but that’s just the preamble to the real work. Executing projects to meet deadlines without overspending the budget requires a project manager to understand resource availability. It’s part of the larger process of resource management. Resources are anything used to deliver project tasks including materials, equipment, labor and more.


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Five Reasons Why AI is Not a Replacement for Project Managers [It is a tool].

Green Project Management

AI is one of the most talked about advancements, and everyone has an opinion on the future. Today, I want to dive in on what has been on my mind regarding the role of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in project management. There’s been heaps of buzz around AI taking over jobs across various industries, and project […] The post Five Reasons Why AI is Not a Replacement for Project Managers [It is a tool]. appeared first on Driving Sustainable Change.

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Applying the heuristics of “How Big Things Get Done” to adaptive delivery

Kiron Bondale

I read a number of project leadership books each year but usually I find only one or two which really make an impact. Professor Bent Flyvbjerg and Dan Gardner ‘s book “ How Big Things Get Done ” is one of the latter. I have never had the opportunity to lead a megaproject (the term is typically used for those with a budget in excess of $1 billion), but over the last fifteen years I have read a number of the articles published by Prof.

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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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Arithmetic with randomness? Doable?

Musings on Project Management

When your office analyst is working with randomness or uncertainty, getting a numerical answer to a question is tricky business.

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Project Management: Principles, Practices & Context


Einstein spent the last 30 years of his life searching in vain for a unifying theory of physics. The project management profession has had a similar quest—defining a methodology, set of practices, or principles that could successfully guide any project. Like physics and nature, project management is ubiquitous. Projects address simple, complicated, and complex problems.

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Managing Strategic Projects and the Goldilocks Rule

The Strategic Project Manager

The Goldilocks Rule codifies an interesting phenomenon – and how we can leverage it. This post explores what it is, and how it applies in so many areas of endeavor. The focus is on how it applies to us personally, how it applies to strategy, and how it applies to project management. What Is the Goldilocks Rule? The Goldilocks Rule is derived from the story in American literature of “ Goldilocks and the Three Bears “ In the story, Goldilocks tested the porridge, chairs, and the

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PMO Case Study Roundup: Improve Efficiency, Reduce Costs


In anticipation of International PMO Day, we began curating the stories for this PMO case study roundup several weeks ago. Today’s global day of acknowledgment for PMOs — held each year on the second Tuesday of May — is for “recognising, highlighting, promoting, appreciating, and celebrating PMOs,” says the organization’s website. And for good reason.

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IT project management explained: How to run great IT projects


If you’re used to shipping features and new products, IT project management (ITPM) probably isn’t on your radar. But this is a mistake. The best companies rely on a solid foundation of IT infrastructure to grow, adapt to market changes, and keep their users happy. In fact, the digital transformation market was estimated at a whopping $731.1 billion in 2022 — with no signs of slowing down.

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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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How to Thrive in the Multi-Project Workplace

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Around a third of the gross domestic product (GDP) in the average Western economy is a result of project activity so it is unsurprising that organizations do so many projects. They are the way strategy gets delivered, and in what PMI calls the ‘ project economy ’, it’s likely that organizations will continue to deliver work through the structure of projects.

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8 Types of Architectural Drawings

Construction projects are unique in that they require architectural drawings. These construction drawings are used for new construction, remodeling and nearly every type of construction project you can imagine. Building drawings aren’t a monolith, though. There are many types of architectural drawings. Let’s take a look at the different types of construction drawings, what purpose they serve in construction project management and how project management software helps turn these building construc

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Agile Negotiations — Life Is a Negotiation; Why Would Scrum Be Different?

TL; DR: Life Is a Negotiation; Why Would Scrum Be Different? Life is a negotiation; why would Scrum be different, particularly given its egalitarian nature? As you may recall, no one on a Scrum team can tell anyone else what to do, how to do it, or when to do it. Instead, solving your customers’ problems in a complex environment requires communication skills, empathy, patience, diplomacy, and professionalism.

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How To Communicate Risk To Stakeholders: Process & Strategies


Sometimes it can be difficult to be the bearer of bad news, but it is a necessary thing to do when it comes to communicating certain risks to stakeholders. They have a right to be informed about uncertainties and problems that your business is facing. In some situations, it’s even a legal right that they are informed. Most CEOs would agree that communicating information about potential risks is essential for the long-term success of an investment or project.

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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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5 Ways to level up your Jira roadmaps

Rebel’s Guide to PM

Are you struggling to get your Jira roadmap in a state where you’d be prepared to share it with other people? Or perhaps it’s just taking too long to duplicate the effort and get the data in a format that people can actually see? And by the time they see it, the data is already out of date… You’re not alone. The Jira roadmapping functionality built into the tool is great but it doesn’t always give you the results you need.

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ProofHub is Named As Top Project Management Software by Software Advice


We’re thrilled to announce that ProofHub , all-in-one project management, and team collaboration software, has been named a top-rated project management software solution in the recently released Software Advice’s FrontRunners Report for Top Project Management Software of 2023. ProofHub has earned an incredible overall rating of 4.5 (out of 5). Big thanks to all our family of users who love us so much!

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Team coaching with Org Topologies.

I was asked by a Product Owner to come and have a look at one of his teams. I served him getting Scrum going about 1,5 years ago and he wanted to know how they were doing now. When I asked him what he wanted me to do exactly, he smiled and said he wanted me to "shake things up a bit". (This article builds upon a basic understanding of Org Topologies ).

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Descaling Your Organization for Faster, Smarter Results with Agile

Leading Agile

The Agile industry seems insistent that practices, methodologies, and frameworks will be how large organizations achieve Business Agility. But, the clients and companies we talk to seem to have a different opinion. Many of them are saying, “yeah, we tried Agile. It didn’t work.” And they’re looking for something else. Is the Agile industry in a rut?

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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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Episode 177 – Work Better Together – Managing Thinking Preferences


The podcast by project managers for project managers. When it comes to problem solving or innovation, the goal is to generate ideas, make those ideas better, and then implement them to work better together. Dr. Teresa Lawrence talks about understanding cognitive diversity, managing our thinking preferences to the stages of the creative problem-solving process, and how our preferences influence project team interactions.

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The Future of USB Hubs: Advancements and Potential Applications

Productivity Land

In the age of technology, USB hubs have become an essential tool for device connectivity. They have allowed us to connect multiple devices to our computers, laptops, and other devices, allowing us to work and play more efficiently. USB hubs come in various shapes and sizes and have become an indispensable part of our lives. In recent years, we have witnessed significant advancements in technology that are transforming the way we use USB hubs.

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Exploring the controversy around SAFe's approach to Product Ownership

Exploring SAFe’s Approach to Product Ownership What is SAFe’s perspective on the Product Owner role? How does it differ from the Scrum Guide? Why is Product Ownership split to Product Owner and Product Manager in SAFe? SAFe’s approach to Product Ownership draws quite a bit of criticism. As a Professional Scrum Trainer who’s also a SAFe Fellow/SPCT, here’s my perspective… Product Ownership is a crucial element in improving Outcomes SAFe and Scrum both consider product ownership crucial to maxim

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Why Earned Value Management is Important


Earned value management is an approach for performance management on projects. It combines time, cost, and scope to create an integrated view of planned progress, as it compares to what was actually achieved. In this article, we will define earned value, and discuss why earned value management is important to project success. Defining Earned Value ‘Value’ is represented as a financial figure, and it is ‘earned’ by working through the items on the schedule and delivering chunks of scope.

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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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Top 4 Challenges for a Project Management Office (PMO) and Ways to Address Them

Epicflow Blog

According to a recent report by Wellingltone, 82% of business organizations have a project management office. And that’s no wonder – an effectively working PMO can streamline a company’s project management processes, improve their outcomes, optimize costs, and facilitate achieving an organization’s business objectives. However, despite their increasing popularity and significance, PMOs face a number of difficulties.

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How an ETF Database Can Help You Build a Winning Investment Strategy?

Productivity Land

Are you looking to build an ideal investment strategy to skyrocket your income? As an investor, it’s possible to have difficulty building a winning strategy since finding the right investment opportunity is quite challenging. Building a winning strategy requires a lot of research and analysis, and ETF databases are indispensable in investment research and building a winning strategy.

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6 typische Probleme, bei denen die Verwendung von Scrum deinem Team nicht den erhofften Mehrwert liefert, und mögliche Lösungen dafür

„Scrum funktioniert bei uns nicht!“ So lautet häufig die Reaktion auf meine Arbeit als Scrum Master. Ich höre diesen Satz bestimmt bei jedem agilen Coaching, Training oder Workshop mindestens einmal. Bei genauerer Nachfrage höre ich immer wieder die gleichen Probleme. Meine Top 6 der „Scrum funktioniert bei uns nicht!“-Playlist lauten: Problem 1: Keine Stakeholder beim Sprint Review Wie sieht der erhoffte Mehrwert von Scrum aus?

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Agency resource planning and management guide

Resource Guru

Agency resource planning and management processes help you align the right people with available project work. Doing it well leads to happy, productive agency teams committed to delivering high-quality client outcomes. Project success and satisfied clients will naturally follow. That means a greater chance of repeat business and referrals for your agency.

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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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8 Factors that Predict Job Performance


Imagine you need to go for a car race and you have a choice of two cars. A huge family-sized SUV and a sharp-looking two-seater sports car. Which would you choose to win a race? Naturally, the sports car, because the way it looks is a decent predictor of how it performs. If you’re hiring and you have dozens of candidates to choose from, predicting who’ll perform best on the job seems nearly impossible.

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Striving for inclusivity – Agile can help

International Institute for Learning

By Priya Patra It’s a new world, with new difficulties and solutions. Our Projects’ nature has altered, as have our teams. We have overcome the geographical divide to Anyone, Anytime, Anywhere – the Work of the Future. According to the PMI report “ A Case for Diversity ,” the ability to draw from a diverse range of backgrounds and experiences promotes innovation, unleashing views that might otherwise go unconsidered.

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Top 7 Crypto Advertising Networks One Should Be Aware Of

Productivity Land

While cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology continue to gain traction, innovative advertising networks emerge to cater to this blossoming market. Getting acquainted with these pioneering networks can offer significant advantages if you’re involved in the crypto sphere or running a blockchain-related business. Crypto advertising networks are platforms that connect advertisers seeking exposure for their crypto and blockchain projects with publishers who have relevant audiences intereste