Sat.Oct 28, 2023 - Fri.Nov 03, 2023

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The Spooky Side of Project Management

MPUG

Ghostly Situations You might be wondering what Halloween has to do with project management. You would be surprised to learn they have quite a few similarities and some are comical. Like Halloween, Project Managers (PMs) also encounter ghosts or skeletons from their past projects. The fear of failure or the same mistakes is a monster that destroys a project’s progress because they did not learn from their mistakes or lessons learned if taken.

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The PMP: Worth It Or Not?

Bridge the Gap Consulting

I had to reread the question twice. Was this a legit question or were they messing with us? I scrolled down and looked at the responses of others and re-responses from question asker. Yep, they’re serious. “I recently passed my PMP exam and now my company wants me to lead a project. I’ve never lead one before. Where should I start?

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8 Steps to Project Success, Even If You’re Not a Project Manager

The IIL Blog

By: Veronica Thraen Do you have a new project but don’t know where to begin? Are you an organizing whiz but prioritizing tasks doesn’t come as easily? Have you been assigned to manage a large project with multiple teams, but you’ve never been a project manager? Whether you’re already a project manager — or wearing the project manager hat by sheer necessity — you’ll want to deliver a successful project.

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The bane of big projects

Musings on Project Management

In the beginning, "people" are told: "It's too soon to know where we are in this project"After the beginning, "people" are told: "It's too late to stop the project; there's too much sunk; we have to keep going"Sampling the dataAnd so the bane of big projects comes down to poor sampling technique: Either the early details are not predictive because the early "efficiencies" of cost per unit of

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Demystifying DAPs: A Practical Guide to Digital Adoption Success

Speaker: Pulkit Agrawal

Digital Adoption Platforms (DAPs) are revolutionizing the way organizations interact with and optimize their software applications. As digital transformation continues to accelerate, DAPs have become essential tools for enhancing user engagement and software efficiency. This session is your guide into the robust world of DAPs, exploring their origins, evolution, and the current trends shaping their development.

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Risk Management Plan Example From Real Project (+Template)

PM Basics

Have you ever wondered how to approach project risk management but struggled to know where to start? This article will provide you with the necessary knowledge, resources, and templates. Read now.

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Master Project Discovery: How to Unlock Your Project’s Potential

Online PM Courses

To me, Project Discovery is the most fun part of Project Management. So what is it, and how can you master it? The post Master Project Discovery: How to Unlock Your Project’s Potential appeared first on OnlinePMCourses.

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System Integrator (SI) Owner's Rep

Musings on Project Management

In the government domain, the government often contracts for an SI -- system integrator -- whose scope of work is to be an independent evaluator of program plans and progress, an expert adviser to the program executive for risk management and value engineering, and a voice in the project office not beholden to the prime contractor(s), system architect(s), or other implementers.

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Scrum Team Failure — Scrum Anti-Patterns Taxonomy (3)

Scrum.org

TL; DR: Scrum Team Failure This post on Scrum team failure addresses three categories from the Scrum anti-patterns taxonomy that are closely aligned: Planning and process breakdown, conflict avoidance and miscommunication, and inattention to quality and commitment, often resulting in a Scrum team performing significantly below its potential. Learn how these Scrum anti-patterns categories manifest themselves and how they affect value creation for customers and the organization’s long-term sustain

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Making Ethical Decisions in Challenging Project Situations

The IIL Blog

By Ray W. Frohnhoefer Ethical dilemmas frequently arise in project management, demanding conscientious decision-making. Ethical dilemmas involve making difficult choices when each choice violates a moral principle. These scenarios, often marked by conflicts of interest, competing stakeholder needs, tight budgets, communication challenges, and complex legal and regulatory landscapes, highlight the critical role of ethics in project success.

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Provide Real Value in Your Applications with Data and Analytics

The complexity of financial data, the need for real-time insight, and the demand for user-friendly visualizations can seem daunting when it comes to analytics - but there is an easier way. With Logi Symphony, we aim to turn these challenges into opportunities. Our platform empowers you to seamlessly integrate advanced data analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting into your applications, transforming raw data into actionable insights.

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How to Make a Gantt Chart in PowerPoint (Template Included)

ProjectManager.com

Gantt charts are one of the most important project management tools there are. That’s why project managers use them to manage projects of all sizes across industries such as construction, manufacturing, marketing and many more. Since they’re so important, people use a variety of tools to create them. In this guide, we explain how to make a Gantt chart in PowerPoint.

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AI-Powered Customer Experiences: Transforming the eCommerce Landscape

Binfire

Artificial intelligence (AI) has had an astounding effect on the eCommerce landscape, greatly changing customer experiences in online retailing. From personalized product recommendations and 24/7 chatbots to predictive analytics and visual search capabilities, this emerging field is changing how customers shop and interact with businesses. Discover the advantages, challenges, and future potential of AI in eCommerce , as we examine how it’s revolutionizing the way we shop in digital marketp

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How to Use Flow Metrics to Optimize Product Delivery

Scrum.org

Timeliness & Customer Satisfaction are Key Product Measures Mastering Product Delivery Optimization with Flow Metrics Because timeliness and customer satisfaction can make or break a product, strategically using Flow Metrics in your Kanban system is a game-changer for product delivery. This exploration begins by understanding the critical role that Flow Metrics play in this optimization journey.

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Authenticity: How Authentic Leadership Reshapes Organizational Culture in Project Management

The IIL Blog

By: Dr. Michael Shick, MSPM, PMP, CSM Think back to the various project leaders and managers you have worked with professionally. As you reflect, have you experienced a leader who truly knows themselves, stands firm on their morals, and genuinely understands their team? The era of robotic, detached leadership is fading, and in its place, a more genuine approach is emerging — poised to reshape organizational cultures.

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Your Guide To Transitioning Into Product Management: Essentials For New PMs

Speaker: Leslie Grandy, Product Executive & Drew Weaver, Senior Program Manager

Are you considering a shift to product management or just starting your journey as a Product Manager? Join Leslie Grandy and Drew Weaver for an insightful webinar designed to help you seamlessly transition into this dynamic role. Whether you're looking to pivot your career or enhance your existing skills, this session will equip you with the knowledge and tools to succeed!

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Calculating the Production Budget (Formula & Example Included)

ProjectManager.com

Manufacturers can’t just produce as many widgets as they want. There are financial constraints, of course, but there is also demand to think about. Making more than the market will support is going to lead to extra costs in production and warehouse that can bust the bank. That’s why a production budget is essential. But what is a production budget and what should be included in one?

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Navigating the Tangled Web of Marketing Project Management: A Comprehensive Guide to Challenges and Solutions

Admation

Picture this: you're an intrepid explorer, standing on the edge of a vast abyss known as Marketing Project Management. You're equipped with tools, a team, and the promise of treasure—successful campaigns and satisfied stakeholders. But the abyss is fraught with pitfalls like black holes that can suck in your projects, leaving them lost in a void of inefficiencies.

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Navigating the Scrum Events - Sprint Planning

Scrum.org

What is the ‘Navigating the Scrum Events’ Series? If you or your team are new to Scrum, you can use this as a starting point to answer, “What should we be doing and why?” for each Scrum Event. If your team is more experienced but you feel like you’re drifting away from healthy behaviors and patterns and you’re not sure how to course correct - you can use this series as a baseline to reset and start re-aligning your team.

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Cutting Through the Noise: What is Sustainable Project Management

Green Project Management

There Is a Lot of Noise Out There. Let’s Clear the Air. In an age where information spreads at the speed of light and sustainable project management is rapidly gaining popularity, clarity becomes our most valued ally. With this burgeoning interest comes the responsibility to articulate its principles clearly and accurately, lest we fall into […] The post Cutting Through the Noise: What is Sustainable Project Management appeared first on Driving Sustainable Change.

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Don’t Get Left Behind: Leveraging Modern Product Management Across the Organization

Speaker: Kat Conner

The challenge of delivering the right product at the right time while aligning with strategic objectives is more pressing than ever. Product management is evolving and gaining greater recognition as the means to creating this connection. Join our upcoming webinar and learn how to streamline your product development processes, infuse product thinking across the organization, and bridge the gap between vision and delivery.

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10 Key Construction Job Titles: Overview & Salary

ProjectManager.com

Whether you’re interested in a career in construction or looking to fill an open position in your construction management company, there are a lot of entry points. Of course, your education and experience will impact many construction job titles you’d be eligible for, which is why we’ve listed the most common construction job titles. Below, you’ll find the top 10 construction job titles.

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With Hindsight: Toggl Plan’s Quarter 3, 2023

Teamweek

As we reach the end of Q3 in 2023, here’s a recap of last quarter’s Toggl Plan updates. Availability overview Google Calendar integration Task sync with Toggl Plan + Track integration Shared logins with Toggl Track And more Let’s look at each new feature in detail. Frictionless resource planning with Availability overview As an agency manager, you want to balance your team’s workload without compromising quality or overwhelming your team.

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The False Sense of Security of Release Plans

Scrum.org

I have spent a lot of my and the team's time creating release plans. Release plans that: Show dates around when features will be done Show dates we plan on iteratively releasing through the course of the next month, quarter, and/or year. That I used to ‘manage up’ so that bosses knew my team and I were busy fulfilling our ‘commitments’. I felt it motivated employees.

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What Do You Do When One Dev is Slowing You Down?

Leading Agile

Most developers aren’t waking up in the morning and wondering how they’re going to mess up the sprint today. There’s usually a reason why they can’t get their work done on time. Still, if one developer isn’t meeting their commitment, then the whole team isn’t meeting their commitment. So, something’s got to give. In this episode of SoundNotes, Vic Bonacci and Dave Prior draw on their vast experience as CSTs and dish out some tips on what you can do when you have one developer slowing you down.

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The Project Clinic: Assessing Project Health, Planning, and Execution

Speaker: Ketan Jahagirdar

Picture your projects as patients, each with its own unique rhythm and pulse, thriving under your care 🥼 🩺 Step into the role of an innovative project doctor in our upcoming webinar! This session is your guide to evaluating the health of your projects through Waterfall and Agile practices like Scrum and Kanban. We’ll explore the vital signs of project success through the lens of the “iron triangle” metrics, using deliverables as tracers.

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Bug Report: Example, Template & Best Practices

ProjectManager.com

Developing software, like any project, is complicated and littered with roadblocks. One of those roadblocks is a bug. A bug is a problem with a feature or the functionality of the software, which needs to be fixed before it can be shipped to customers. A bug relies on a bug report to get that process started. Before we dive into how to make a bug report, let’s go deeper into the definition of a bug report and why it’s so important to software development.

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Top-Down Estimating: A Comprehensive Guide

Teamweek

Top-down estimating is a form of estimation where existing knowledge of similar projects is used in the estimation process to produce a ballpark figure for the total cost. Like other methods to estimate a new project’s cost , top-down estimation has advantages and disadvantages. We’ll discuss all of them in this article, plus: Examples of the top-down estimating technique Key steps for doing top-down estimating right Tips for making your estimates more accurate Shall we start?

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The Journey from Competent to Exceptional: The Agile Developer's Path

Scrum.org

In the vast expanse of software development, I've observed a clear distinction between developers who merely go through the motions and those who truly excel in their roles. The difference isn't always rooted in technical prowess or experience but often boils down to mindset, dedication, and a relentless commitment to continuous learning. It all started with a blog post I once read.

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How to Deal with Being Ignored: Strategies for Navigating the Silence

Productivity Land

Have you ever experienced the overwhelming feeling of being ignored? It’s a universal human experience that can leave you feeling hurt, frustrated, and even isolated. Whether it’s in your personal relationships, at work, or on social media, the sensation of being sidelined can be difficult to cope with. In this article, we’ll explore the intricate dynamics of being ignored and provide you with effective strategies on how to deal with being ignored.

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Deliver Mission Critical Insights in Real Time with Data & Analytics

In the fast-moving manufacturing sector, delivering mission-critical data insights to empower your end users or customers can be a challenge. Traditional BI tools can be cumbersome and difficult to integrate - but it doesn't have to be this way. Logi Symphony offers a powerful and user-friendly solution, allowing you to seamlessly embed self-service analytics, generative AI, data visualization, and pixel-perfect reporting directly into your applications.