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Do You Really Care About Your People?

Project Risk Coach

Do you really care about your people? I mean really. I have to admit there have been times in my project management career when I cared more about the project than the people. After all, I was under a lot of pressure to deliver the project come hell or high water. And my reputation and career were on the line. When I think back, I’m not proud of how I handled some situations. I said and did some things caused others harm. Nothing unethical; just ungracious, unkind, and uncaring. Can you relate?

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PPM and Agile transformations are two birds of a feather…

Kiron Bondale

At first glance you might think that there couldn’t be two organization transformations with greater difference than the adoption of project portfolio management (PPM) and the transition to agile delivery. After all, when problems occur, the former is often perceived as bureaucracy gone mad whereas the latter is negatively stereotyped as just do it chaos. Both transformations have a lot more in common than you might think.

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How to use data analytics to improve project outcomes

Moira Alexander

Ted Friedman, vice president and analyst at Gartner , predicts the following three trends will drive fundamental changes in the use of data and analytics: Instead of just reflecting business performance, data analytics will become the driver of operations. Data and analytics will become infused in an organization's architecture from end to end, creating a holistic approach -- and this will include strategic project management in EPMOs (enterprise program management offices).

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Tool Review: Resource Guru – A Resource Scheduling & Management Tool

The Digital Project Manager

Resource Guru is a resource scheduling tool that takes the pain out of scheduling teams, giving managers more time to focus on the other important tasks. The post Tool Review: Resource Guru – A Resource Scheduling & Management Tool appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Reviews Tools

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The Big Payoff of Application Analytics

Outdated or absent analytics won’t cut it in today's data-driven applications. And they won’t cut it for your end users, your development team, or your business. Learn how 5 companies used embedded analytics to achieve huge returns and greater value than anticipated.

Project Management Apprenticeships: A Game Changer for Business

Girl's Guide to PM

In this guest post, Michelle Symonds explains what the new UK Higher PM Apprenticeship scheme means for aspiring project managers and employers. We’re delighted that APM has been granted a Royal Charter and that the project management profession can now be recognised on the same level as, say, a chartered accountant or a chartered engineer, with all the discipline and rigour such accreditation entails.

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How to Come Up With a Flexible Project Management ?

Projects are not easy to incorporate and maintain because anyone working in the project management field can tell every project is bound to fail and there will be an excessive use of budget and resources. Regardless of the size and complexity of the project, this is mostly the case. With that being said, the overall management is usually not guided properly and this results to project not being finished within schedule.

2017 82

Advice for Project Managers: Soft Skills Needed for Success


Are you grappling with a stubborn project management work issue? Ask Elizabeth! Email your question to: Anonymity included. . Dear Elizabeth: I’m currently a technical project contributor, but I would like to be a project manager. In my experience, technical leads don’t always have the people skills necessary to manage teams and processes. What soft skills do I need to develop in order to be successful as a project manager? Climbing the Career Ladder.

2017 84

Big Collaboration Capabilities for Even the Smallest Businesses


Is Your Business Big Enough for a Collaboration Platform? Successful freelancers wear all of the hats in their businesses. From marketing, account management, and customer acquisition and satisfaction; to estimating, billing, collections, and accounting; choosing, purchasing, and maintaining all of your own IT equipment and connectivity; and finally….oh oh yeah, actually doing the work that you’re being paid to do. After all, the client comes first.

2017 69

Project Portfolio Management from Binfire


Today many organizations recognize that effective project management is a strategic priority which impacts greatly the product life cycle, speed to market and competitive advantage. Ultimately, the company’s bottom line is impacted by how well a company can utilize its resources to achieve the highest level of output for delivering products to the market.

2017 91

Alternatives to PPM Tools for Today's Anywhere Workforce

To survive in the future of work, PMOs need to evolve beyond what most basic PPM tools offer. The best project portfolio management tools enables teams to plan and execute in one place, giving PMOs the visibility they need to ensure project success.

How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 2 }

In the previous article, we talked about the first three questions in our strategic plan that will help you organized the information needed for your strategy outline. This is the second part of our strategic planning series where we analyze the next set of questions. Our sole focus right now is the planning model and reach of the plan. What is The Plan’s Reach or Scope? Long-term doesn’t always guarantee that you are locked in and not vulnerable to the risks and threats.

2017 79

SwiftKanban Product Update- February & March 2017


Last couple of month updates of SwiftKanban focused on some of the key features like Cycle Time Threshold, revamped ESP Analytics and Enhanced To-Do Board and there are several enhancements done with this update. 1) Cycle Time Threshold. The Cycle Time Threshold feature enables a Kanban team to better manage their Cycle Time (or System Lead Time) performance.

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5 Things to Look for in Your Next Project Management Tool | TeamGantt Blog


The right project management tool meets your project management needs. Not the other way around. Here are five things your next PM tool should have to ensure you and your team are in sync and productive

2017 83

Resource Planning Tools for Creative Teams


Although there are many different teams that use Ganttic, a number of the plans made in Ganttic are for something creative since they often need a flexible tool for project portfolio management. Whether it’s a mobile solution, web page, an event, an animation or a commercial - Ganttic is happy to be a part of the process that helps those creative minds come together. Isn't that the point of resource planning tools?

2017 69

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Embedded Analytics – 4 Mission-Critical Steps to Take on Your Analytics Journey

The right analytics capabilities will turn data into valuable insights for your end users. This research-based guide, derived from insights of industry professionals, will allow you to create an optimal strategy for acquiring those capabilities.

How to Gain Trust with Anyone In The Organization ?

Trust has become a huge factor in our life and for the people around us. It also happens to any existing organization and it’s an important factor in building relationships with your team and the company as a whole. It is fragile because once a trust is broken, it will be too difficult to regain it. That is why trust should be taken care of. Studies show that organizational trust in the business industry has declined over time, especially in terms of teams and leaders.

2017 79

What to do When a Team Member Needs to Rant


When a team member needs to rant, give him or her a safe space. With a few 'ranting' ground rules you can help them release some negativity. In fact you can turn a negative rant into a positive plan for action. The post What to do When a Team Member Needs to Rant appeared first on PMStudent. Becoming a PM Best Practices Communication dumping negativity rant ranting team member negativity

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Estimating Accuracy Mathematics

Herding Cats

In the estimating business, like many things in project management, there is confusion about principles, practices, and processes. And sometimes even outright misinformation. . Here's an example used by the #NoEstimates advocates. Starting in 1986, there is a sentence that says more or less what the slide says below. A good estimation approach should provide estimates that are within 25% of the actual results, 75% of the time. The book this statement comes from is Conte, S. Dunsmore and V.Y.

Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1

The Digital Project Manager

When I first started thinking about freelancing as a digital project manager, I searched online for every freelancing guide I could find. I learned the. The post Best Practical Guide to Freelance Project Management Pt.1 appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. Features General

2017 160

From Planning to Results, How to Choose a Tool to Manage Marketing Projects

With increased channels, tools, and pressure to achieve goals, your work management platform must be able to: Manage complex projects within tight time frames, Harness data from all channels to make decisions in real time, Prove ROI to the broader business. Download the eBook today!

How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 3 }

We are now in the third part of our plan within a planning stage where we now cover a new set of questions; this time focusing on the timeframe plan and how to utilize it for a successful strategic planning implementation. What’s Your Timeframe Plan? Meetings or sessions are arranged to be able for everyone to come up with unique ideas for the mission, vision, and objective.

2017 60

Best Time Tracking Apps That Will Boost Your Efficiency!


Hello! Let’s begin this new week with a brand new post about BEST TIME TRACKING APPS that you can find on the market. As there are hundreds of them out there, we had a rough time picking just a few, and our choice is completely subjective. Still, we believe that you will find them interesting! […]. Project Management Time Management Time Management Tools best time tracking app best time tracking apps freckle harvest paymo time management time tracking time tracking app TimeCamp togg

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Where is the Adult Supervision on this Program?

Herding Cats

Most programs I work are in trouble in some form - other wise they would not have hired us to help. . One quote we use to describe these situations is. What's the difference between this program and the Boy Scouts? The Boy Scouts have adult supervision. But today I sat through an out brief from a government auditing agency on a $10B program and one of my colleagues made this statement. This program is like a house with 4 teenage boys, where the parents went on vacation and never returned.

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GIVEAWAY: FREE 2 Ground Control DPM Conference Tickets!

The Digital Project Manager

We have teamed up with Ground Control 2017, an exciting new DPM conference in London, to raffle two free tickets! Sign up to our email. The post GIVEAWAY: FREE 2 Ground Control DPM Conference Tickets! appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

2021 Dresner Advisory Services Business Intelligence Market Study

Every year Dresner reviews the state of the BI market as it stands today. This 12th annual report breaks down customer perceptions of BI and how well each vendor performs. See for yourself how all the major BI vendors stack up.

How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 4 }

We are now on part four of our five-part series of strategy planning , plan within a plan. If you want to gather more information on how to start your own strategic planning , you can check the preceding articles that cover different questions under different areas of the strategy. The main subjects of this article are the strategy resources needed in order to implement strategy planning and its processes and tasks.

2017 60

3 Work Dinosaurs: Prehistoric Tools That Should Be Extinct


There’s a reason why dinosaurs are extinct. And while the exact theory pinpointing their demise is still being debated by scientists (crashed comets? climate change? mammals eating dino eggs?). The fact remains that they didn’t survive with the times and simply died out. Your workplace has similar dinosaurs. Those are the dated work tools or work processes that used to be able to handle the job but are no longer viable in this day and age of increased connection and collaboration.

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6 Ideas to Improve Your Project Resource Management


Resource Management is all about getting the right people, equipment, and materials in the right place at the right time. This is a top challenge for project managers everywhere! Lack of proper resource planning can lead to resource shortages during project execution, which can quickly derail or halt a project. The following resources will help you to identify, allocate, track, and optimize resources on your project. What is Resource Management?

Interview with CCSU – The Trials and Tribulations of Today’s Project Managers

The Digital Project Manager

Yours truly interviews with CCSU on the trials and tribulations of today’s project managers. The post Interview with CCSU – The Trials and Tribulations of Today’s Project Managers appeared first on The Digital Project Manager. General

2017 139

Insiders' Guide to Self-Service Analytics

Self-service analytics are vital for how your users interact and engage with your application. As you explore analytics solutions for your application, see why self-service analytics can prove critical to the adoption and stickiness of your application.

How to Make a Strategic Plan ? – { Part 1 }

Do you know that strategic planning undergoes a stage? A process needs to implement and even you have a definite goal in mind, there are goals that need to achieve first before reaching the core objective. This article is divided into five parts and the first article will tackle the following questions to ask yourself if strategic planning is right for you, the right committee, and the reasons of strategic planning implementation.

2017 69

Giveaway: Bedtime Stories for Project Managers

Girl's Guide to PM

Today I have a fantastic giveaway for you: a copy of Bedtime Stories for Project Managers and Others with Trouble Sleeping by Marisa Silva. This is a Kindle version of Marisa’s book, so you can read it on your commute or at the gym, or wherever. It’s got such a cute cover too, if it’s ever possible to describe a Gantt chart as cute.

2017 163

Setting an Example

The Tao of Project Management

The Project I've just had the go ahead from the publisher to start work on "Earned Value Management in easy steps" and I've given myself a three month deadline, so here we go again! Apologies to everyone I told I had retired, but I couldn't resist it. I've mapped out the chapters and topics and started on the text but there is going to be a lot of work to get the charts and other illustrations right.

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