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GPM China Advances in Line With National Environmental Goals

Green Project Management

Train the Trainer Sessions at Beijing (Peking) University Take Off! GPM China successfully delivered the second of the three agreed train the trainer sessions in January. With this series, GPM China expects the promotion of GPM® and PRISM® across China to experience a growth period due to the strength of the institutions who have made […]. The post GPM China Advances in Line With National Environmental Goals appeared first on Delivering a better world, one project at a time.

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Are You An Intentional Project Manager?

Project Risk Coach

10 Things Successful Project Managers Never Tolerate This is a great time for you to be an intentional project manager. There have never been more opportunities for you to achieve your project goals and make an impact on your world. If you are like most project managers today, you are overwhelmed with several projects and you have too little time to get it all done.

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Online Training: RapidStart PMO Review

Rebel’s Guide to PM

This article contains affiliate links. Having looked at Philip’s training in-depth I’m happy to recommend it to you. RapidStart PMO: Online Project Management Training Review. Name: RapidStartPMO. Courses: There are two courses available. The first one is free and is an overview of the paid course. The second one includes over 14 hours of training. It is priced at $199.

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7 project management tools any business can afford

Moira Alexander

The time has never been better for startups to access well-tested, feature-rich, affordable project management product previously offered only to larger companies. Here are just some of web-based options that a startup can license to manage its activities right out of the gate. If your startup is considering making the leap to a project management tools, these affordable options can make light work of collaboration and manual tracking of project tasks, time and budgets.

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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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Kanban models

Musings on Project Management

Looking for a Kanban model for your WIP -- work in process? How about the simplest? DO -- DOING -- DONE? Normal 0. false false false. EN-US X-NONE X-NONE.

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What I’m Reading [February 2017]

Rebel’s Guide to PM

I’ve read quite a lot recently – I’m pretty proud of myself! They have been short books though. Shine , by Gerry Lewis, is a book on how to be a stand-out communicator. He explains that ‘ums’ happen in speech when your brain can’t recall information fast enough to get it out of your mouth. The more presentations and webinars I do, the more I try to control the ‘ums’ and I think it’s getting better!

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Ron Rosenhead - Untitled Article

Ron Rosenhead

I have often been asked whether Project Agency has any online courses. We do now thanks to a partnership with Mike Clayton who runs Online PM Courses. Mike has produced a series of online video tutorials which will enable you to develop your project management skills and abilities still further. The videos are crisp, informative and really practical.

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50 PM blogs

Musings on Project Management

I was honored to find this blog among a list of the "50 Great PM Blogs for 2017" Among these are a number of blogs that I follow, so I say the list is a good list of stuff to read. But one not listed that I'll add for your list is Critical Uncertainties, authored by Matthew Squair. From down under in Australia, Squair writes eloquently about safety, risk, and failure management in.

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How to Improve Project Requirements and Quality

Project Risk Coach

Is there a way to improve both project requirements and quality at the same time? Allow me to begin this discussion with an illustration. I recently needed a television mounted on the wall of my office. A fairly simple requirement, right? I told the handyman that I wanted the television to be head high. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the room and saw that the television had been installed a foot higher than I expected.

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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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Best project management software

Binfire

What is the best project management software for your team and your project? Is there a project management app that fits everybody’s requirements? The short answer is no, depending on industry, team size, project complexity, team’s experience and team size the requirements for project management software change. What a small company needs is different than the needs of big corporations.

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Advice for Project Managers: How to Save Your Job, and Process vs Tool

LiquidPlanner

Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: marketingteam@liquidplanner.com. Anonymity included. . Dear Elizabeth : Process or tool—which comes first? Our executive team disagrees about this every time we evaluate our project and work processes and start to consider software tools—current and new ones.

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Cycle Time goes Visual

Digite

Cycle time (or System Lead Time as some call it) is one of the most common metrics used to measure the effectiveness of a Kanban system. Cycle time is the time taken by a Kanban card to move from start to end on the board (or some part thereof). As you start using a Kanban system and implementing its principles, ideally the cycle time of the system should reduce.

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Successfully Pivoting Your Sales Strategy

Redbooth

Our co-founder and CEO, Yuri Sagalov, recently authored an article in Selling Power magazine titled Successfully Navigating a Sales Pivot. Selling Power provides an online magazine, a blog, events, a TV channel and other resources to help sales teams lead their sales forces to deliver higher revenues. In the article, Yuri shares some valuable lessons that we learned when we redefined our go-to-market sales strategy when we launched Amium.

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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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Top Tips for First-Time Managers to Thrive at Work – Guest Post by Alicia Honeycutt

Celoxis

Did you get promoted? Congratulations! All your hard work and great work ethic have paid off. This promotion is more than just about yourself now. Being a manager is about handling not just the work, but also people. An excellent people manager gets the best out of their team members. You need to prioritize, delegate and coordinate tasks within your team.

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How to Solve the Biggest Project Problems With The One Thing

Project Management Hacks

An Interview With Jay Papasan The One Thing. Jay Papasan is a bestselling author that serves as vice president and executive editor at Keller Williams Realty International, the worlds largest real estate company. He is also vice president of KellerINK , co-owner of Keller Capital , and co-owner, alongside his wife Wendy, of Papasan Properties Group with Keller Williams Realty in Austin, Texas.

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Podcast 113 – How PMOs can become more agile

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how PMOs can become more agile In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Syed Ali – a project manager with more than ten years experience – about how PMOs can become more agile. The word agile gets thrown around a lot in project management. But what does it truly mean to be […]. The post Podcast 113 – How PMOs can become more agile appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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Dunning-Kruger and Modern Software Project Management

Herding Cats

In " Unskilled and Unaware of It: How Difficulties in Recognizing One's Own Incompetence Lead to Inflated Self-Assessments ," David Dunning and Justin Kruger state that the less skilled or competent you are, the more confident you are that you're actually very good at what you do. Their central finding is not only do such people reach the erroneous conclusion and make unfortunate choices, but their incompetence robs them of the ability to realize it.

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team’s Skills

Celoxis

INFOGRAPHIC: 4 Ways Project Managers Can Boost Their Team's Skills.

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How to Become a Better Project Manager [Video]

Project Risk Coach

If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Read the full article — 10 Ways to Become a Better Project Manager. The post How to Become a Better Project Manager [Video] appeared first on.

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Podcast 113 – How PMOs can become more agile

Fix my Project Chaos

Let’s talk about how PMOs can become more agile In this podcast, Elise Stevens speaks to Syed Ali – a project manager with more than ten years experience – about how PMOs can become more agile. The word agile gets thrown around a lot in project management. But what does it truly mean to be […]. The post Podcast 113 – How PMOs can become more agile appeared first on Fix My Project Chaos.

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In support of strategic colocation

Kiron Bondale

A recent Harvard Business Review article provided the analysis on a research study conducted by Jason Corsello and Dylan Minor into potential benefits of strategic colocation. Managers usually collocate staff by role, by job level or by project team but rarely is individual capability factored into this decision making. The authors’ research showed that pairing a fast worker with a slower one appeared to speed up the productivity of slow worker rather than slowing down the faster one.

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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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Quote of the Day

Herding Cats

“I am not much given to regret, so I puzzled over this one a while. Should have taken much more statistics in college, I think.” — Max Levchin, Paypal Co-founder, Slide Founder. Perhaps anyone conjecturing that decisions can be made in the presence of uncertainty may want to call their High School Probability and Statistics teacher and find out what they missed.

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3 Important Lessons We Can Learn From The World's Best Work Teams | TeamGantt Blog

TeamGantt

There's no “holy grail” to create a perfect work team. However, there is a vital mix of principles that are at work in nearly every high-performance team.

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How to Avoid Messaging Platform “Gotchas”

Redbooth

Messaging Platform “Gotchas” We’ve all been there. Or at least we’ve heard a nightmare story about a messaging application “fail” at the office. Maybe you’ve mistakenly sent a private message intended for your spouse to your boss instead. Or forgot to turn off your iMessage notifications before a meeting and got an influx of personal text messages while sharing your screen.

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10 Apps That Will Boost Your Productivity!

TimeCamp

These days, a productivity is probably one of the most important attributes that a person can have. The world’s gotten so fast, that it is hard to keep up with all the work, as well as daily life. We are always busy. But if we are productive, then it gets easier – we are always […].

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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.